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by ClassicLover
Sun Mar 26, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

Meanwhile, anyone looking for deals... Aer Lingus Rome to New York is pricing up at around €1,250 return in business class. Paris to New York is a about €1,375 or thereabouts. To be fair, the Dublin to New York flights can be snagged for about €1,750 return in business. You could probably get to Rom...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of London Heathrow's 3rd Runway
Replies: 114
Views: 14544

Re: Status of London Heathrow's 3rd Runway

Do others make an effort to avoid LHR if not the start/terminus of their trip? I fly TATL maybe 2-3 times a year and do make an effort to avoid LHR. No, I'm a British Airways frequent flyer based outside the UK. That means I fly via London all the time as I have no choice if I wish to maintain my s...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 25, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight turbulence leaves 1 dead NTSB to investigate
Replies: 39
Views: 15583

Re: Inflight turbulence leaves 1 dead NTSB to investigate

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The plane is plenty strong, but it might not fly again.


Where does it say this anywhere?

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

What do the Cork and Shannon references in the Ryanair article mean? It suggests that they are no longer served by the airline. Saying that Berlin SXF has been dropped in favour of Berlin BER shows some lack of understanding - BER is a new terminal complex but the same runways are used as when it w...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 428
Views: 61003

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

qf789 wrote:
Yesterday also marked 5 years sinch the launch of PER-LHR flights


... and remember all the people saying it would never be popular, would be a disaster, nobody would use it, who would want to fly for that long.

:)

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 24, 2023 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

Nice big article in Air Service One today about Ryanair's Dublin capacity and routes - https://airserviceone.com/ryanair-has-130-dublin-routes-in-s23-and-only-43-have-competition-almost-50-airports-no-longer-served/ Interesting to see how many routes have no competition at all. Lots of new routes an...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

Just saw on another forum that -

"...last week EI amended the MCT for flights to/from EI services at LHR from 1hr 30m to 1hr 45m. We are working through some issues relating to that..."

That was from a BA representative.

Anyone know why?

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of London Heathrow's 3rd Runway
Replies: 114
Views: 14544

Re: BA A380’s and 3rd LHR runway.

But does BA make my money by revenue sharing or using its own aircraft?. Doesn't matter, as all USA-originating (and much other N.American-originating) traffic is split with American and Iberia, regardless of whether BA is using its own aircraft or not. And then there's its TPAC j/vs with the likes...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate bill reintroduced to raise U.S. pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 140
Views: 10300

Re: Senate bill reintroduced to raise U.S. pilot retirement age to 67

I assume all those complaining about when the age was raised from 60 to 65 and the stagnation that occurred will be retiring at 60 themselves when they reach that age, to stand by their beliefs.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 21, 2023 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 79
Views: 23093

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion - 2023

QR shared some info regarding plans for A380 fleet. 7 will be used in the schedule, with 1 spare. Two remaining frames will be used as parts spare donors. AAB says the fleet will be flown "only as long as absolutely necessary" and hope they will not be required by 2026 once 777X fleet fin...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 21, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

... they will join one world again, possibly as a one world Connect member like Fiji Airways ... It would, of course, be a lot better if they just joined the alliance again though Why would they join as a connect and not a full member? The main reason they left on 1 April 2007 is because they did n...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

What are EI's US partnerships going to look like in the future? At the moment, there are a mish-mash of deals with AA, AS, B6 and UA in the US. Are they likely to move away from UA and get closer to AA, given the TATL JV, and perhaps even (re)join oneworld again? The transatlantic JV is already wel...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 11, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Movies with airlines on them
Replies: 69
Views: 6454

Re: Movies with airlines on them

Weren't Qantas and Ansett in the ABBA movie? Yes, Qantas 747-200B and Ansett Boeing 727s. Also, nobody mentioned the Airport movies... Airport - Northwest 727 in the closing credits, and some others, including that Boeing 707 in "Trans-Global Airlines" colours Airport 1975 - has that Amer...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 11, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation video games
Replies: 23
Views: 3121

Re: Aviation video games

Going back to the 8-bit days of the Commodore 64 (which you can still play today using the CCS64 emulator on a Windows PC), the best one was probably A.C.E. A.C.E. stood for Air Combat Emulator and was from Cascade games. A really, really good fighter simulator for the C64. Also worthy of mention wa...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 08, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

Eirules wrote:
I saw them but only bookable through an OTA & still no definitive confirmation you can earn BA TPs so I didn’t pull the trigger


You definitely can't earn BA TPs at this time, so probably the correct decision.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 08, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

Saw today that Aer Lingus are selling MAN to MCO and JFK for £950 return in business class.

Travel is November to February, so if you want a cheap fare across the Atlantic, that's the one to get :)

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 06, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

Flight departed from Gate 210 flight nearly full in Business and 80% down the back which is impressive for early March to Greece. Aegean could have added a few more rotations between April to October but I guess played it safe. Hopefully they will up it for 2024 and the rumoured ORK flight might ac...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is British Commercial Aviation Prepared?
Replies: 13
Views: 3101

Re: Is British Commercial Aviation Prepared?

Hi all, So I'm thinking back to the summer when dozens of airlines in the UK cancelled thousands of flights, in part, due to a lack of staff (baggage handlers, pilots, cabin crew etc.) to man those flights. I'm now wondering if these roles have been filled, as it won't be that long until we all sta...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 428
Views: 61003

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

Has QF ever said anything about Brisbane and any Sunrise potential? QF currently only have access to 4 slot pairs at LHR so pretty unlikely given SYD,MEL, PER and SYD-SIN would use all of these. There's always Gatwick! I am sure they could pick up slots somehow. They have the money... it all depend...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight turbulence leaves 1 dead NTSB to investigate
Replies: 39
Views: 15583

Re: Inflight turbulence leaves 1 dead NTSB to investigate

This is not meant to be sensationalist, but: how can you die from turbulences? Of course, not buckled up, yes. So she/he fell so unfortunate that her/his neck was hurt? Or was it maybe a heart attack triggered by the turbulences. Very easily. If you have your seatbelt unfastened, there are any numb...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Mar 05, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

AmricanShamrok wrote:
That's disappointing and a massive jump from the €19.99 each way fare that it had been charging up to now.


Very much so, but still so much faster than the train service, probably worth the price premium.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 03, 2023 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

I do think there is something going on behind the scenes. The re-alignment of fares from the winter schedule is a hint something is afoot. On the face of it one world connect seems the ideal solution for an airline obsessed with half baked solutions. For sure, as they've been hiring roles with AJB ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

I was going to post this. It should have a health warning for now, for two reasons. 1) The QR 'Basic' Business fare class was showing reduced earning earlier in the week. This was, apparently, an error and has since been fixed. 2) Standalone ORK-ACE, for example wouldn't be part of the AJB, as I un...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 02, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

Hopefully true. While it may not change my transatlantic flying (because I try to avoid EI), earning TPs on European flights would definitely help to retain BA Gold Same here, the European flights will stop me doing so much DUB-LHR-XXX flying. Though it's not like a lot of fare classes are availabl...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 02, 2023 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

Interesting news. If you look at the British Airways Airways Avios Calculator - https://www.britishairways.com/travel/flight-calculator/public/en_gb When you put in Aer Lingus and select say DUB-LHR or DUB-JFK or whatever, it shows that you are awarded Avios... and Tier Points! This will be a gamech...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 01, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. £643m travel vouchers unclaimed.
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: UK. £643m travel vouchers unclaimed.

Not much more the airlines can do about it - if they remind people and they then don't use them, well too bad so sad in my book and the airlines should keep the revenue. Of course there is......they could, and should, then issue the refund to the passenger. That wasn't the agreement at the time tho...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 01, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/23: The March of time
Replies: 266
Views: 31206

Re: Irish 3/23: The March of time

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/dublin/girl-4-asks-to-move-house-due-to-constant-noise-from-dublin-airports-north-runway-42363089.html Emotive piece lacking on detail. I have zero sympathy, I'm afraid. The airport has been there for a long time and the land for the new runway has been there fo...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 01, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 174
Views: 51332

Re: British Airways News and Discussion - 2023

How is BA differentiating its F product/service from J (beyond the seat)? On the ground? Inflight? F passengers have exclusive use of the Concorde Room in LHR, the new Chelsea lounge in JFK and of course all the other one world alliance F lounges. That would include things like the BA and CX F loun...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 01, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 428
Views: 61003

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

Personally, I believe there might be CBR (Intl) services using the A223 as well. For example: CBR-AKL, CBR-WEL. Also, theoretically it could do a CBR-SIN, but would there be demand for that?, I'm sure there would be enough demand to fly an A223 from CBR to SIN. Anyone would prefer to fly from their...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 01, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. £643m travel vouchers unclaimed.
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: UK. £643m travel vouchers unclaimed.

Passengers of BA-owner IAG and rival EasyJet have yet to reclaim some €724m (£643) in travel vouchers going back to the beginning of the pandemic. Another reason airlines love not giving refunds, because they know not everyone will use their "credits". Not everyone will have the time/fund...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Feb 26, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011 minutiae - Pneumatics
Replies: 21
Views: 2453

Re: L1011 minutiae - Pneumatics

SteelChair wrote:
If anyone enjoys this type of thing, please let me know. I can post more minutiae. There's interesting stuff all over this airplane. If you like airplanes.


I always like knowing these kinds of thiings, so look forward to seeing more.

Thanks for that!

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by ClassicLover
Sun Feb 26, 2023 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Utilisation is low due to a lack of tech crew (especially in SYD). All 29 ordered A220s are to be operated by Qantas subsidiary National Jet Systems, assuming they can crew them (NJS tech crew will shortly become the lowest paid jet airline pilots in MEL, SYD and BNE, along with the majority of the...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Feb 20, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big expansion announced by Royal Jordanian
Replies: 53
Views: 14084

Re: Big expansion announced by Royal Jordanian

Whatever happened to Royal Jordanians fleet plans? Well the newspaper article linked said they plan to grow from 24 to 40 aircraft over the next three to five years. Interesting that Samer Majali is back, as he was the CEO of RJ when they were profitable and growing about 15 years ago. When he left...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Feb 19, 2023 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...
Replies: 205
Views: 30656

Re: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...

Hi guys, Mrs VS is going to be arriving in DUB on AA on 4/1 and is wondering whether she can utilize any of the lounges before heading off to her final destination. She’s not a business customer this would be leisure only. Bonus points if it has showers etc all help appreciated as it’s the first ti...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Feb 18, 2023 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...
Replies: 205
Views: 30656

Re: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...

Hi guys, Mrs VS is going to be arriving in DUB on AA on 4/1 and is wondering whether she can utilize any of the lounges before heading off to her final destination. She’s not a business customer this would be leisure only. Bonus points if it has showers etc all help appreciated as it’s the first ti...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Feb 17, 2023 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...
Replies: 205
Views: 30656

Re: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... 248210.amp


Good to see!

It's the only lounge I haven't been into at Dublin yet.
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OA260 wrote:
A recent review of the East Lounge at DUB.

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... 248210.amp


Good to see!

It's the only lounge I haven't been into at Dublin yet.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Feb 10, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...
Replies: 205
Views: 30656

Re: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...

On another note I got the breakfast this morning and they have added black pudding. Is that in addition to the white or just replacing it? There's also a good write up on Ireland West Airport analysing the routes and so on in Air Service One - https://airserviceone.com/knock-welcomed-722000-passeng...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...
Replies: 205
Views: 30656

Re: Irish 2/23: Cleared takeoff and rolling ...

A recent return to Dublin Airport after lockdown brought me to T1 for the first time in more than three years. How shabby it looked and those long, long unassisted walks with no travelator or just brief stretches to assist the aged. Toilets not particularly clean or functioning properly. As usual, ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Is Aer Lingus "AerSpace" business or economy? You decide! LHR-DUB on an Airbus A321neo LR
Replies: 1
Views: 3176

Is Aer Lingus "AerSpace" business or economy? You decide! LHR-DUB on an Airbus A321neo LR

For all the pictures that go with this report, please click here . AerSpace is a real mystery, isn't it? Aer Lingus don't operate business class on European flights, only on transatlantic sectors. Within Europe, some flights have an option called AerSpace, which is row one on an Airbus A320 with the...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94177

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Nothing is ever “perfectly safe”, but even 30 years old is pushing it for passenger aircraft. VA can use the (comparatively) younger age of their FIFO fleet as a commercial incentive. It's not the age of the aircraft anyway - the main aging for aircraft is down to hours and more importantly pressur...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94177

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Some of NWK’s F100s are now 30 years old. Very long in the tooth for passenger aircraft, and with all negative press Qantas have been getting having increasingly older aircraft isn’t too much of a good look. Perhaps more aircraft will be to maintain the current level of operations. It looks as if V...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fun times in First Class on Alaska Airlines from Honolulu to Seattle on the Boeing 737-900
Replies: 1
Views: 3340

Fun times in First Class on Alaska Airlines from Honolulu to Seattle on the Boeing 737-900

For all the pictures that go with this report, please click here! It's funny how you can get a great impression of an airline that never leaves you. I flew Alaska Airlines once in 2006 from Vancouver to Los Angeles and had a fantastic crew and so I always remembered how good the airline was. Of cour...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Qantas from Norfolk Island to Sydney in business class on the Boeing 737-800
Replies: 0
Views: 2634

Flying Qantas from Norfolk Island to Sydney in business class on the Boeing 737-800

For all the pictures that go with this report, please click here . If you haven't heard of it, Norfolk Island is located 1,680km from Sydney out in the Pacific Ocean. Around 2,000 people live there and Qantas operate flights to the island. For years, it was Air New Zealand running the services, so o...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: No drowning the Shamrock here! Aer Lingus Dublin to Chicago A330 Economy Class
Replies: 7
Views: 4739

Re: No drowning the Shamrock here! Aer Lingus Dublin to Chicago A330 Economy Class

I've always wondered why more places don't have US preclearance facilities. I guess agreements have to be made with the USA. Of course, then you need space in the terminals to have the facility. It's only in Dublin and Shannon in Ireland in Europe. Flying BHX-JFK next month via DUB so this is reall...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: No drowning the Shamrock here! Aer Lingus Dublin to Chicago A330 Economy Class
Replies: 7
Views: 4739

No drowning the Shamrock here! Aer Lingus Dublin to Chicago A330 Economy Class

For all the pictures that go with this report, please click here! Since I'm a British Airways frequent flyer, I usually fly BA or one of the one world alliance airlines wherever possible. That means I rarely fly Aer Lingus out of my home city, which is a little bit weird, but that's just how it is. ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94177

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

a7ala wrote:
QF and EK have applied for extension of their JV. I can only imagine hes talking it up for the regulators. Surely a return to ADL and starting CBR would be smarter moves (not saying CBR is a smart move).


I'm sure QR are going to be delighted by that, Al Baker doesn't seem to like this one bit! :)

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94177

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

EK could probably fill 2 premium heavy A380's out of SWZ everyday when it opens. There is a lot of cash circulating through western/south western Sydney. It's a real shame the people of Western Sydney don't have an airport now. How jealous they must feel of all the people in Eastern Sydney who can ...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94177

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Have you seen the comments on Reddit about him? Now that is as much an echo chamber as anywhere else, but its instant downvotes as soon as you mention support for him. One only has to look at the “blame the leprechaun” comments on news sites and social media every time there is a critical/news item...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94177

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

The Australian media love QF issue stories, because people who hate Alan Joyce are quite passionate about it and bring in the clicks and shares on social media. I wouldn't go that far - re your comment about Alan Joyce. I remember when the Ansett 747-300 landed without a nosewheel, it was massive n...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94177

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

moa999 wrote:
And of course the first Sunrise deliveries due from 2025 (albeit wouldn't be surprised to see that slip).


Why?

It's not like Airbus are having the issues Boeing has.

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