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by Phen
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24201

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

And Murcia. Indeed the older and originally military airport MJV was replaced by a new one further west, RMU, in January. There may have been handling or other issues arising from the switchover which could have encouraged EI just to drop the route altogether. It is a shame; loads last summer were ...

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by Phen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13022

Re: Video of BA 787-9 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

The surprising thing was how long they kept the gear down. Well after positive climb acheived. In addition to the great explanations about this already posted; I would add that go-arounds are completely normal and planned for/briefed/discussed on every approach. Go-arounds are common in the broad s...

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by Phen
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93321

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50442318_2318995951721864_2269001874965266432_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=de5de765046f785b11226aaa7ac0d4fd&oe=5CC4D915 Definitely looks better on the A320. (Image by Ändrzej Liigä of Dublin Airport Spotters)

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by Phen
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22439

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

ClassicLover wrote:
It's the end that gets me, where they say the rumour is that the famous green will be replaced by a much whiter scheme.

I've heard from different sources that this will indeed be the case - green tail and engines. Everything else white. :(

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by Phen
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22439

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

bhxdtw wrote:
Any updates on that UFO over the west coast... I heard the ATC recordings and it sounded very interesting. Was it a United and Speedbird or Aer Lingus that was stating they saw it ?

I didn’t hear anything since but it was Speedbird, Virgin and Norwegian who all said they saw it.

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by Phen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27157

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Interesting range ring for the A321XLR, currently under development by Airbus and being considered by EI: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4700nm%40DUB This would bring significantly more cities into consideration for Aer Lingus. I would take such published ranges with a large pinch of salt. When you l...

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by Phen
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27157

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

the first four (CVA-D) date back to 2000 EI-CVD is no longer in the fleet and appears to be flying with Allegiant now. Indeed EI-CVA to C are all pushing on a bit now but EI-CVB in particular badly needs a repaint. There seems to be very little if any appetite for European expansion at the moment w...

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by Phen
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27157

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I wonder if they would consider those passengers flying the whole route to stay onboard or at the gate with luggage remaining to make it easier. Interesting idea but I imagine they would be marketing CBP at DUB as a reason to book with EI in the first place; so getting off the plane would make more...

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by Phen
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93321

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Personally I wish they’d get rid of the shamrock but they’d be listening to complainers for months to come To be objective here, be it a Shamrock or whatever they choose as a logo, it would be very foolish to ditch it after decades of close association with the Aer Lingus brand. It would be akin to...

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by Phen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33307

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Do you think they will use them on training flights though? It's not -really- a new type being introduced into the fleet... I mean, an A320/A321ceo is not that huge a difference from a pilots perspective than a neo you wouldn't think. There will certainly have to be training flights and I wouldn't ...

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by Phen
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33307

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Instead of being able to extend it they have to find sonewhere else and probably create Terminal 3 - an airport the size of DUB does not require three terminals! Everything seems to be a plug and fix! Agreed - indeed its a shame that Terminal 2 was built where it is at all - it should have been bui...

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by Phen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28284

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

in my experience it’s where staff who’ve been there longer take advantage of staff who haven’t...and it’s strongly associated with poor customer experience and dysfunctional organisations . The staff are often bored, bloated and privileged and don’t look for new opportunities because of seniority ....

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by Phen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28284

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Seniority is poison...It’s toxic in US airlines where all the lazy flight attendants get to cherry pick routes Like it or not, seniority is very widespread in the entire industry and won’t go away any time soon. And you can’t compare American FA’s with Irish pilots. Seniority is very fair where I w...

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by Phen
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28284

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Goodness And with a 15 minute window I remember being beratted for suggesting Dublin Airport was less than perfect Had a 7pm flight on Friday last. Airport was busy, tables were filthy, toilets were smelly and flight departed an hour late I am amused that Aer Aer Lingus is classed as a four star ai...

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by Phen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21732

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Fórsa – Third Dublin Airport Terminal A Blow To Shannon And Regional Development It’s claimed a third terminal at Dublin airport would be blow to Shannon and regional development. Delegates to Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises Conference have heard that less than 15 percent of air traffic coming int...

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by Phen
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

...is not precisely parallel to 28, according to a layout plan he had seen. Is it supposed to be? Is it still planned to designate it 28R/10L? Yes it should be parallel to the existing runway if it is to be used for mixed mode operations (ie landings and departures on both runways at the same time)...

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by Phen
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Presumably a new livery will be brought in with the A321LR fleet .... going to be controversial whatever they do Not necessarily; I think from a management point of view, the redesign and rollout of a new uniform will bring significant costs. I can't see EI bringing in a new livery for a few years ...

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by Phen
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19
Replies: 26
Views: 4832

Re: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19

kaitak wrote:
the new EI and ultimately, the new BA livery

I completely missed when this was announced - when are EI due to get a new livery??

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by Phen
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Edit: ha you beat me to it! They have reaffirmed the importance of green so thankfully it does seem a generic IAG uniform is not going to happen! I can imagine it must be quite a logistical task getting all ground and cabin crew fitted out and stocked up. I wonder if it will be phased in or everyone...

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by Phen
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Apparently there is a new BA uniform in the pipeline as well so perhaps a joint IAG thing? I heard the same thing - that a universal navy IAG uniform is on the cards. It may have some subtle details to reflect the individual airline but I really hope they don’t ditch the green completely. I know th...

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by Phen
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Titan Airways B767 G-POWD enroute to DUB from ORD as EI124. Will then carry on back to STN.

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by Phen
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 11741

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

You are course completely correct. Global warming is bringing big changes to the British Isles and we need to rethink how we deal with it in cities like Dublin. Hopefully the government will listen and Theresa May make the necessary changes. At the risk of helping this thread to descend into anarch...

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by Phen
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 11741

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

Dublin Airport HAS been open and runways cleared during a lot of this bad weather. DUB does have a lot of snow clearing equipment, its not like they are completely unprepared. BUT a really big factor in the disruption that you're seeing is that staff cannot get to the airport to work. Airlines are t...

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by Phen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 11741

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

Yes thats what Im hearing DUB-HAM just aborted take off and returning to gate as with some others too. I guess EI dont want aircraft away from base not knowing when they will be able to return. It could be 2 days ! The DUB-HAM flight had lined up on the runway alright but did not abort the takeoff ...

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by Phen
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24874

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

I have just booked Iberia DUB-MAD-JNB in July. Cheapest fare I could find and ET/QR/EY/EK were all much more expensive to Johannesburg which I couldn’t justify. What is Madrid like for connections? Are their A332’s decent? MAD T4 is a dream to transit and a lovely building in terms of architecture....

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by Phen
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 14232

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

Erm.. 'Are you likely to get drunk and get your breasts out if dared by your colleague?' 'No' 'Great; jobs yours, welcome aboard' :rotfl: I've heard stories of misbehaviour (perhaps not to the extent above) from crew in my own airline, but it usually doesn't make the papers. I think nowadays with c...

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by Phen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24874

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

11% payrise for EI pilots - quite a bit more than what the general staff were awarded. Hopefully the airline will claw some of this back with the productivity increases that were mentioned in the article. Well in fairness to the pilots they took a 10% cut during Greenfield when the company needed t...

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by Phen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24268

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Being reportedly this morning that Aer Lingus have confirmed an extra 2 airbus a330 aircraft will join the fleet next year and be in place before the summer "Aer Lingus is to expand its fleet, with the delivery of at least eight Airbus long-range aircraft from 2019. An additional two Airbus A3...

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by Phen
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2965 Incident at GLA
Replies: 11
Views: 5232

Re: BA 2965 Incident at GLA

This incident was briefly featured on the BBC news, and when they showed Glasgow airport, there was an Excel B738 parked up.....classy reporting or what ! Reporting like this is relatively common. In Ireland, RTE (equivalent of BBC) frequently shows Dublin Airport footage containing EI 737s which h...

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by Phen
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22927

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

I notice that two ex Aeroflot A320s have joined EI. In terms of their cabin & seats are they similar to the rest of the fleet, or do they have another variation on slimline seats? EI-GAM and -GAL have been fitted out with the standard 174 seats in line with the rest of the 320 fleet. From an ai...

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by Phen
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 19118

Re: Irish 3/17

If T2 is in the wrong place, T3 would be even less well located. Remote from other airport facilities, including all existing public transport, and the proposed Metro airport link (anyone remember that past promise nowadays?) Hard to see how, or who would support it. Of course FR initially favoured...

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by Phen
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 34774

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

http://i.media-server.com/version/14782 ... _193504248

There you go :)
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Taity wrote:
Does anybody have a link to the presentation above?

http://i.media-server.com/version/14782 ... _193504248

There you go :)

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by Phen
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66891

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

what a re-occurence. It happened to AA 767 about 10 years ago while making engine test runs at LAX. Indeed the results of that incident were rather spectacular, bearing in mind this is a picture of the engine on the OTHER side of the aircraft :shock: : http://www.dauntless-soft.com/products/freebie...

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by Phen
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some A330s have gray at the bottom of the winglet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1992

Re: Why do some A330s have gray at the bottom of the winglet?

I would guess that the difference lies with who does the painting... factory paint at Airbus may result in the grey strip, while the in-house crew at the airline might go all the way to the bottom of the winglet. I suspect this is correct. Aer Lingus' 2 recent new A333s have the same issue: 4002987...

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by Phen
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37709

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

Looks like it will enter service on the 6th on DUB-JFK.

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by Phen
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Race tracks next to airports
Replies: 64
Views: 7543

Re: Race tracks next to airports

Jerez Airport (XRY) in south western Spain has a large racing track nearby. It plays host to MotoGP and has been involved with Formula 1 in the past too.

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by Phen
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD-LHR IB A340-600 why so big?
Replies: 24
Views: 6923

Re: MAD-LHR IB A340-600 why so big?

Rumours are that EI will also start to use an A330 on one of the early DUB-LHR rotations for similar reasons as mentioned above.

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by Phen
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37709

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

Nice to hear you had a positive experience. Is does seem that in general the inflight dining on EI could do with a shake up, and certainly if you pre-order the better meal you should be rewarded with decent portions. Most passengers don't have good things to say about EI IFE, I'm glad you found it g...

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by Phen
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38866

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

Makes sense! I guess they could fly in a relief crew from LHR pretty quickly to take over and fly the aircraft back to base with minimal delay.

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by Phen
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38866

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

A British Airways 747-400 G-CIVV has landed in DUB due to crew running out of hours. I'm not sure if it has already departed again. There's a pic of it parking at Pier B. Can someone explain in a nutshell how crew decide what to do/plan ahead, knowing that they are going to run out of hours? Would t...

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by Phen
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!
Replies: 193
Views: 24292

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kaitak" class="quote" target="_blank">kaitak</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>I'm curious about the fwd planning to bring ...

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by Phen
Sun May 29, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!
Replies: 193
Views: 24292

RE: Irish 8/16: Celebrating 80 Years Of Aer Lingus!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kaitak" class="quote" target="_blank">kaitak</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I would imagine <...

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by Phen
Tue May 24, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread 7/16
Replies: 195
Views: 22391

RE: Irish Aviation Thread 7/16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Eagleboy" class="quote" target="_blank">Eagleboy</a> (<a href="#171" class="quote">Reply 171</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table borde...

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by Phen
Mon May 23, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread 7/16
Replies: 195
Views: 22391

RE: Irish Aviation Thread 7/16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jamie2k9" class="quote" target="_blank">Jamie2k9</a> (<a href="#168" class="quote">Reply 168</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="British Airways">BA</a...

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by Phen
Sun May 15, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA B757 DUB-PHL: With Full Length Flight Video
Replies: 14
Views: 7965

RE: AA B757 DUB-PHL: With Full Length Flight Video

Cool video - did you know you passed a former President of Ireland (Mary McAleese, 1997-2011) and her husband on the way down to Preclearance?

Look at 6:21 in your video   

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by Phen
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hangar Queens
Replies: 18
Views: 6682

RE: Hangar Queens

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bgm" class="quote" target="_blank">bgm</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>or a very camp aircraft mechanic?  </i></font...

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by Phen
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/16: It's A New Dawn
Replies: 203
Views: 20789

RE: Irish 2/16: It's A New Dawn

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#113" class="quote">Reply 113</a>):<br/><i>The <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acr...

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by Phen
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/16: Ireland Aloft!
Replies: 227
Views: 24968

RE: Irish 1/16: Ireland Aloft!

I was wondering about the 2 new A330-302s coming to <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> later this year that were originally ordered for <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym>. All 8 current A333s in <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym>'s fleet have the smaller-type Door...

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by Phen
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 23/15: The Christmas Present
Replies: 58
Views: 9571

RE: Irish 23/15: The Christmas Present

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jamie2k9" class="quote" target="_blank">Jamie2k9</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Just general apron rehabilitation.</i></fo...

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by Phen
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 23/15: The Christmas Present
Replies: 58
Views: 9571

RE: Irish 23/15: The Christmas Present

Great photos of DUB. Wishing everyone a merry Christmas!

Does anyone know what is happening with the apron at the end of pier E? Would it be preparations for the rumoured A380-ready gate?

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