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by shamrock604
Thu May 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

A very bleak prospect for aviation indeed. That is why tests are critical. We social distance because we can't be sure we don't have the disease. So test people before they fly. Holidays wouldn't be the same (for now) but it will at least make flying feasible for those that need to/want to. And if ...

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by shamrock604
Sat May 02, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

The government had launched its 5-phase roadmap for return to normality (or as close as we can get); it's not absolutely clear from it when flights will return to normal, though Phase 5 seems to be the most likely; it relates to a return to work for those employees not covered in the first four pha...

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by shamrock604
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in administration?
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: Stobart Air in administration?

Thanks for clarifying, my detail is clearly incorrect there. But the substantive point is the airline itself is not in administration and continues to operate normally.

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by shamrock604
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in administration?
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: Stobart Air in administration?

Looks like the Stobart air holding company has entered administration? What does this mean for the airline? https://www.independent.ie/business/world/stobart-air-holding-company-falls-into-administration-39055641.html Stobart Air are not in administration - it’s just the holding company Connect, wh...

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by shamrock604
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

IrishLessor wrote:
Any update on UA launching DUB SFO , will this now go ahead?


UA made several frequency reductions across its European routes from EWR, IAD, ORD and SFO - DUB and SNN were notably absent from the list, No cuts yet.

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by shamrock604
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Gosh, yes, I forgot those two ... so, yes, Dreamliner city this summer! I don't expect to see any Chinese carrier here this summer. I thought Hainan was completely out of here. Juneyao will hopefully be back next year, along with CX! With any luck, we might see some of Qatar's 787-9s! What happened...

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by shamrock604
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23389

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

I find that Star Alliance does not consider Dublin a prime route! While Helvetic is okay it is not SWISS. I wouldn’t read much into that - the second daily ZRH service is only a recent development and EI have also added capacity. Expect Swiss are still building the 2nd flight up. DUB certainly is n...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23389

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Cathay's return on March 28th confirmed, 4x per week: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/cathay-pacific-to-resume-dublin-hong-kong-flights-in-march-1.4149416 Fantastic news, hurrah I never doubted it. Having used it several times, it was always rammed. That leads to the real ...

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by shamrock604
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23389

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

According to another forum, more A333s are on the way for Aer Lingus. At least one ex-Qatar A333 (A7-AEH) should arrive in April, likely to replace EI-EWR as it comes off its five year lease. It will become EI-EIK. A second ex-Qatar A333 is also expected to arrive, again acting as a replacement for...

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by shamrock604
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 107859

Re: The WestJet Thread

Things I'd like to see from WestJet in 2020:   1. I'd almost write this in bold and caps as I believe it is paramount to their future: Grow the YYZ widebody departures. I do get what they are trying to build in YYC....almost like a poor poor man's version of AC's YYZ Global Hub. But I firmly believ...

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by shamrock604
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21538

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

DAA hunts for project manager for €2bn Dublin Airport plan The DAA is to hire a firm to oversee project management and logistics of its €2bn capital investment programme (CIP) at Dublin Airport to ensure that the works cause minimal impact at the gateway. The State-owned airport operator has notifi...

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by shamrock604
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21538

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

That’s 4 routes each from both AA (ORD, PHL, CLT, DFW) and UA (EWR, IAD, ORD, SFO) into Dublin and 3 each from DL (BOS, ATL, JFK) and AC (YYZ, YUL, YVR). Gate space in DUB going to be very tight in S20. Indeed. Shovels need to be going into the ground urgently on new piers, but it ain’t happening s...

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by shamrock604
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 700068

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

New route announced. SFO-DUB. Daily 788 beginning June 5. Good add! Should be a good combo of business (particularly tech) and leisure travel on that route. After the initial Polaris prototype, is UA planning on taking a break on 788 conversions over the summer? The currently loaded routes appear t...

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by shamrock604
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches AMS-ORK
Replies: 25
Views: 5917

Re: KLM launches AMS-ORK

Great news for Cork, which was really hurt by the recession and lost a lot of airlines. The place became an FR/EI duopoly. As pointed out upthread the AF/KL group will offer 3 daily flights this summer, covering separate connecting banks. I guess the EI/KL codeshare will end, which will limit a lot...

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by shamrock604
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches AMS-ORK
Replies: 25
Views: 5917

Re: KLM launches AMS-ORK

Folks, please. Can we stop all this UK and British Isles nonsense? Cork is in Ireland - it is part of neither one. We thought we’d made this clear about 100 years ago, but obviously sone work is still required on that..... ;) :bigthumbsup:

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by shamrock604
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24196

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

By the time S20 rolls around, will any more of the A330s get a re-paint into the new scheme? I’m talking about those in the fleet already. This is arguably the slowest rebrand I’ve ever seen. There are still traces of the old brand around DUB - from check in kiosks, to airbridges, to the interior o...

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by shamrock604
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24196

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

That is why Detroit should be the next logical add for EI. Van we agree on that ? I'm sure Detroit is on the list of potential new US destinations. I was surprised that EI entered the MSP market, I don't think there is an especially large diaspora market and the place is a DL fortress. I'm less sur...

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by shamrock604
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233036

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I love to see people using my tweets. Always available on DM for any questions :) 6x weekly on B787-8 (daily except Sunday). British Airways showing confidence in the London-New Orleans route Thanks for the update! I've tried to find out - any word on the configuration for the 787-10. Thinking abou...

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by shamrock604
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24196

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

Rumor on Shannon FB group that EI are to announce SNN-CDG&BCN next Wednesday If true I wonder why they chose BCN. Barcelona is already served to some extent with FR to REU. CDG is an obvious gap but I would've thought AMS or BRU might have been higher up the list. At any rate I hope the announc...

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by shamrock604
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44072

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Speculation online that EI will announce its summer schedule next week in Shannon, and that routes from SNN to CDG and BCN are on the cards. Would be a fantastic development for SNN and of course utilises the A320 freed up from the morning LHR rotation that will now be operated by the A321LR. Hopefu...

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by shamrock604
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27503

Re: Irish 9/19

Regarding CX and DUB, I don't recall reading about anyone posting here who actually flew the service so perhaps the route is not as viable as (some) people assumed. Clearly, CX would not be canning a profitable route and I don't know of any other destinations CX has cut since the recent Hong Kong p...

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by shamrock604
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39294

Re: Irish 8/19

Indeed DFW loads have been poor the last few weeks some days would just about fill a E195! As for AA boarding staff I thought their contracts were with the actual handling partner but they wear AA uniforms. I suspect we’ll see a timetable change next year - now that Norwegian will be vacating two g...

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by shamrock604
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 39305

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Based on preliminary schedules, Aer Lingus are going daily to SEA (A332) in Summer 2020, up from current 5 per week. Miami also gets back the 3rd weekly flight which was dropped this summer to allow SEA a fifth weekly frequency. MCO increases to 6 per week, LAX up gauges to daily A333, MSP up gauges...

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by shamrock604
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI flies DUB-ADB?
Replies: 14
Views: 2696

Re: EI flies DUB-ADB?

I don't know if this is in the right area of the forums, but can someone tell me a bit of background details of WHY Are Lingus flies from Dublin to Izmir, Turkey, 2x weekly every summer? That seems kind of random. Thanks! Because Irish weather is notoriously bad, yet Irish people love the sun....ma...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38095

Re: Irish 7/19

Who says these airlines "don't want jet bridges". Air Moldova use the 300 gates so clearly want jet bridges. The Blue Air 01:30 to Bacau also use the 300 gates as does the occasional TUI charter flight. I'm sure Croatia Airlines, TAP, BA, Iberia, Icelandair, Luxair, SAS, Air Transat and W...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38095

Re: Irish 7/19

Aerial view of constructions http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/625E99BE-2D30-424D-8CD0-85BA524DD376_zpsrsrf48gn.jpg http://www.twitter.com/dublinairport Hi all, Apologies for the dumb question, but when will the new runway be ready to use? Regards Chris. Early 2021 is the curr...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38095

Re: Irish 7/19

If it was an ATR, Avro, Q400, SB340 then it would have to lay idle. And like I said, There's extra charges for using a jetbridge, and many airlines don't want to pay. The LHR, FRA and CDG flights might, but BCY, STK and BEE can't use them, and TUI, Sunwing, Sky Travel, Blue Air, Logan, Moldova etc ...

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by shamrock604
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38095

Re: Irish 7/19

LH982 wrote:
Going back to the discussion on the 100 gates in Dublin, were they built with the option of adding air bridges later?


Yes, they were. If you look at the front elevation of the Pier, you can see where the nodes for the air bridges can be installed at each gate.

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by shamrock604
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 33693

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.startribune.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-aer-lingus-msp-airport-s-new-international-carrier/512061162/ Everything you need to know about Aer Lingus, MSP Airport's new international carrier The flag carrier of Ireland will offer direct flights between the Twin Cities and Dublin. ...

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by shamrock604
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 30680

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

tonystan wrote:
Well be seeing the 330Neo a lot sooner than some seem to speculate in my opinion!


If they’re confirming on social media that we will hear soon, I’d be pretty certain an order is imminent. EI generally careful re their language when it comes to new planes and routes, sticking to the script!

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by shamrock604
Mon May 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28038

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

I see Emirates EK164 that departed Dublin tonight was a 777LR, is that regular? No, that's quite rare - nice catch! I think they've only brought in a 77L on two or three occasions before. The 77L is back again tonight One runway in DXB is closed for resurfacing until May 30th. While it’s had little...

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by shamrock604
Sun May 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11885

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Just flew with them, and it was dreadful. Meal service is now just the “main course” dish, no appetiser, no desert, just a frankly disgusting single dish, that was no larger than before. No wonder, because they now push their BOB product heavily, and constant announcements for pay options that not a...

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by shamrock604
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30496

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Hope they dont go direct and cut DUB-EDI just yet. I flew this great 5th freedom sector in J last year and hoping to do it again before it goes. Must admit, I’ve been wanting to try it myself! On the wider point, adding Shenzhen would suggest they are reasonably happy with performance at DUB. I’ll ...

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by shamrock604
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30496

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Hainan to launch Dublin Shenzhen twice a week Monday and Friday on 25th Feb - not much notice https://fora.ie/hainan-airlines-dublin-shenzhen-4450833-Jan2019/ Has anyone an opinion other than on Aeringus. Crazy how we all went mad for the first flight to China everyone, second one comes along which...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30496

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

It's a sad day when Ryanair has a more recognisable and arguably better livery than Aer Lingus. Yes, the new EI livery is terrible, I hate the eurowhite and the "green" on the tail looks blue. Not to mention the ridiculous new shamrock that looks like it belongs on a box of Lucky Charms c...

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by shamrock604
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30496

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

The livery will take getting used to but the branding overall looks great, particularly on the digital platforms and in print. The darker green and the more vibrant shade work really well together. I’m relieved! It looks seriously better than it did in the leaked images! I take it all back. It’s a ...

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by shamrock604
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30496

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

The new livery has apparently leaked, it's appeared on other websites and social media. https://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/aerlingus%20new%20livery_zpskokyoxez.png The new shamrock and the titles are a complete mess in my opinion, it feels childish and dated at the same time. I'm ...

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by shamrock604
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8689

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Bubble should burst soon. Way too much capacity for a relatively small market. That capacity is being very easily filled. The average load factor at DUB is among the highest of the larger European airports. CX for example had an 83% load factor in its very first month of operations. When was the la...

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by shamrock604
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35075

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I wonder what the difference in flying time from YQX to SNN and YQX-DUB. Does an airline (or crew) not have any "wriggle room" in extending the duty time for what must only have been a matter of minutes, rather than put the pax through the ordeal of a second diversion and a bus transfer? ...

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by shamrock604
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35075

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Only BDL is out of the box thinking and second tier and that is only possible because of the money that was thrown out there or BDL wouldn't be on that list. There aren't any second tier markets on that list they are all markets that already have plenty of TATL service Where are the 321’s going the...

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by shamrock604
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35075

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Call me skeptical but I don't see this magical transatlantic expansion ever happening. No, not skeptical. The expansion you describe as “magical” has been happening for the past four years. Since 2014 Aer Lingus has added SFO, YYZ, LAX, IAD, BDL, EWR, PHL, MIA, SEA and most recently MSP and YUL to ...

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by shamrock604
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35075

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Call me skeptical but I don't see this magical transatlantic expansion ever happening. No, not skeptical. The expansion you describe as “magical” has been happening for the past four years. Since 2014 Aer Lingus has added SFO, YYZ, LAX, IAD, BDL, EWR, PHL, MIA, SEA and most recently MSP and YUL to ...

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by shamrock604
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35045

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

It isn’t strictly true that EI are only bucket and spade focused - this year, they’ve quietely boosted frequencies to cities like HAM, VIE, ZRH, and LYS to slowly build them up to double daily. I’d imagine that is somewhat aligned to capturing transfer traffic, as apart from ZRH, the US is not well ...

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by shamrock604
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28925

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Disappointing if correct. I've heard MIA loads haven't been as expected. From what I’m seeing in res systems, it’s not going summer seasonal, but might be pared back a bit in the lowest months of Winter (ie Jan and early Feb). It would be crazy IMHO to not give the route it’s first summer season to...

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by shamrock604
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 25400

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

A great example of what a non airline branded lounge can be run like and look like is the Upper Deck in GLA. I was pleasantly surprised by that one a few weeks back. The DAA lounges at DUB btw could have and should have been designed better. The same spaces could have been made far better and laid ...

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by shamrock604
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23586

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Hop are coming to ORK for a summer service to CDG. Big news for ORK - a daily service is more than just dipping one’s toe in the market. Be interesting to see how this develops, and if is extended to year round before the season is out. Good connections on to the Far East and African routes from CD...

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by shamrock604
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 30216

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

I'm not too sure we will see EK anytime soon tbh. Would love it but seems the ME3 are not expanding as rapidly. I could def see EI o DEN-DUB. Great connections with low fares to the Continent. AV would be a perfect fit with the UA tie up. BOG is an amazing city. I have not heard of any future rumou...

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by shamrock604
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 27
Views: 5241

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

EI did in fact give serious consideration to Halifax with the A320 as recently as 2 years ago.. but I guess they’ve decided to wait for the more capable A321neo.

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by shamrock604
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 34342

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Shamrock604 - why strange? It is after all only an opinion! And this is an aviation forum where opinions are expressed. Every airport is unique, every airport is different yet all provide essentially the same service. But it seems that on here we are not allowed to compare Dublin Airport to, well, ...

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by shamrock604
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 34342

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Jesus, where do you start? Third world? That’s nonsensical. I often get the feeling people who use that phrase a lot have not actually seen the third world. Wrong side of the city? It cant go south (terrain) and if it goes west, you’ll create a noise problem as aircraft approach right over the city,...

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