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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic Fleet Turnaround Times...
Replies: 10
Views: 3899

RE: Transatlantic Fleet Turnaround Times...

Dstc47,

ah crap, was hoping for a 332 to BCN in a few weeks!

Do you know if they managed to fill the 332's on any spanish route when they were used?

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue + Aeroflot
Replies: 13
Views: 8008

RE: JetBlue + Aeroflot

Great report! You had just the right amount of humour and sarcasm in there too, which is alwasy good, and it was nice and detailed. I also remember that you have been a staunch supporter of Aeroflot on previous threads, and it was good that you could acknowledge the shortcomings of the service too (...

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic Fleet Turnaround Times...
Replies: 10
Views: 3899

RE: Transatlantic Fleet Turnaround Times...

Giles, During summer, <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> often uses it's A332's on Spanish routes. They sometimes have a few hours to spare. I think the shortest turnaround after a transatlatic is about 2 hours when a 332 arrives from <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - Internat...

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will FR's Baggage Change Be Implemented?
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

RE: When Will FR's Baggage Change Be Implemented?

Whitehatter, Yes, he's great at the free advertising malarky. I do think there will be a point where he just starts to irritate a bit too much though. He also needs to be careful to not be seen to be jeopardising said billions of shareholder value, or they'll come after him for sure, the greedy bast...

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will FR's Baggage Change Be Implemented?
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

RE: When Will FR's Baggage Change Be Implemented?

It may not be.. there was a press release saying that it is only being considered (and that word was underlined in the press release) I think <acronym title="Molda - Aro (MOL), Norway">MOL</acronym> may have gone a bit far with his remark that "people can rent or buy what they need at their destinat...

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Work For An Airline?
Replies: 21
Views: 26638

RE: Why Work For An Airline?

Ual, good for you!  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> My pay aint great at all. In an economy doing as well as Ireland's is, I could earn seriously more than I do now. I guess it also depends exactly what role you do in an Airline. I'm guessing yo...

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBE Put The Heat On BMI Baby At Birmingham...
Replies: 4
Views: 4068

RE: FlyBE Put The Heat On BMI Baby At Birmingham...

MMEPHX, Ryanair can do it because if you book for travel next day, you pay through the nose! 4OO euro return to Liverpool from Dublin (a 65 mile flight) is not exactly cheap. Those who don't have the luxury of booking a month or two in advance pay for the 99 cent fares. Ryanair are a great deal for ...

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And The BmiBaby BHX Routes Are...
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

RE: And The BmiBaby BHX Routes Are...

Knock is indeed an interesting one. BMIBaby seem to be quite attached to the place and one wonders if they want to kick every other low cost carrier out of there so they can have it all to themselves. A London Gatwick route cant be too far away, and besides, <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</ac...

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europes Worst Run Airline Award
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

RE: Europes Worst Run Airline Award

Bestwestern, Cambrian,

Yup, i'd have to go with OA. They have a golden opportunity there to create the Schiphol of that part of Europe. Sadly, OA are no KLM!

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by snnams
Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Work For An Airline?
Replies: 21
Views: 26638

RE: Why Work For An Airline?

Yeah, The pay is crap. Yes, it's filled with stress and shouting people. Yes.. sometimes it feels like your job is never secure. Perhaps you even work lousy hours, weekends, holidays etc etc. Yes, we must be crazy to do it and actually love it! But that, for most people, is exactly what it is. Love ...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM Continue To Maintain It's Own Identity?
Replies: 39
Views: 5861

RE: Will KLM Continue To Maintain It's Own Identity?

In the long run, I think the two airlines will operate under a single name, that will neither be Dutch nor French, but something more European. It is a long way off I would say though. <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> will continue to play a major role. T...

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by snnams
Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Chief Pilot Resigns!
Replies: 61
Views: 9770

RE: Ryanair Chief Pilot Resigns!

"due to their illegally short turnarounds"....

And from where did you get the idea that they were illegal? and what did an aborted take off have to do with turnround anyway?

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by snnams
Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Transatlantic Sched: Winter 2004-2005
Replies: 106
Views: 9210

RE: Continental Transatlantic Sched: Winter 2004-2005

"4. Interesting that service to Ireland will be with two seperate flights to <acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</acronym> and <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> over the winter....this is a first, I believe. Rumor has it that next summer will ...

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prince Charles In Near Miss
Replies: 18
Views: 4610

RE: Prince Charles In Near Miss

The excessive Fuss was simply because the Prince was onboard. Our Friends in Britain love to hear everything about the royals (or at least that's what the British media thinks!), hence the interest.

Anyway, glad that neither of the aircraft and souls on board was in any danger!

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Transatlantic Sched: Winter 2004-2005
Replies: 106
Views: 9210

RE: Continental Transatlantic Sched: Winter 2004-2005

From Ireland/UK, I have heard Cork, Belfast, Bristol or Cardiff and Newcastle mentioned.

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airport Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 4437

RE: Worst Airport Check In

I would definitely concur with <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> T1 and <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym>. Not that these areas dont look well, or are badly designed.. just too may people in too small an area. Quart in a pint p...

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

RE: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus

JGPH1A, I do agree with the general points you raise. I differ slightly on the specifics though. I still get practically everything from <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> on your list above except free meals on short haul and <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> programme (...

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

RE: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus

Cheers whitehatter! I dont understand why everything needs to be put in a convenient little box like so many suggest. "it must be all no frills whether short or long haul".. why? I dont see <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> plunging into bankruptcy right now, quite the opposite in f...

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Transatlantic Sched: Winter 2004-2005
Replies: 106
Views: 9210

RE: Continental Transatlantic Sched: Winter 2004-2005

Scottishladdie,

I'm sure they are just erring on the side of caution considering it's the first year of operations. I'd expect EDI to retain it's daily operation next year if loads have been that good.

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Transatlantic Sched: Winter 2004-2005
Replies: 106
Views: 9210

RE: Continental Transatlantic Sched: Winter 2004-2005

Regarding <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>/<acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</acronym>, the service will apparently operate as seperate flights except for a seven week period from Jan 3 to Mid february. <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)"...

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

RE: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus

JGPH1A, My, you're seriously bitter against <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> for some reason my friend! You have a point about economies of scale from <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> perspective that might arise from a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym...

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by snnams
Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Act Against Airbus 'unfair' Subsidies
Replies: 43
Views: 5112

RE: Boeing To Act Against Airbus 'unfair' Subsidies

AVobserver, I agree there about EL AL's fleet make up.. in any situation as exists between the US and Isreal, there has to be an element of "i'll scratch your back if you scratch mine": of course, that doesnt necessarily make it fair, but hey! thats business! I agree too that we will of course come ...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Act Against Airbus 'unfair' Subsidies
Replies: 43
Views: 5112

RE: Boeing To Act Against Airbus 'unfair' Subsidies

AVobserver, I was not dismissing any part of that general arguement, merely attempting to quieten those who seem to think that Airbus is a big evil bleed on the tax payer while simultaneously thinking that Boeing is the "white knight" of the corporate world. My own opinion is that they are both as b...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are You An Aviation Expert?
Replies: 50
Views: 5134

RE: Are You An Aviation Expert?

yup, they are everywhere allright! It must be something to do with the fact that this business is still considered as glamorous and thus people like to be seen to know about it. What I can say from personal experience is that as soon as you start working in this business, any delusions you had of be...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

RE: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus

Whitehatter, Thanks for the compliment mate! It's also interesting to note that Irish and British contributors have gotten on very well on this thread, when all the posters from outside these Islands seem to think we are still at each other's throats!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gi...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Act Against Airbus 'unfair' Subsidies
Replies: 43
Views: 5112

RE: Boeing To Act Against Airbus 'unfair' Subsidies

and obviously not many here have read the flight international article about Japenese involvement in the 7E7, where Japenese government subsidy will fund large parts of the aircraft?

Seriously, read it guys..... might change the thinkings of some of you who think that Boeing is so beyond reproach!

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by snnams
Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

RE: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus

Obviously many here have missed the contributions of the Irish posters, none of whom have alluded to anything even remotely resembling some crazed nationalistic "no way <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>/BA"... Put simply, the vast majority of us here don't give a toss who buys <acro...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

RE: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus

EIrules, strong I know, and I wish to make clear again that if the <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>/BA thing makes sense, then I have no objection. Indeed, it may well prove that EI being part of such a well respected and quality airline as BA makes sense! But it needs to be clarif...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

RE: BA Plan To Buy Aer Lingus

"EI is an inefficient govt-owned carrier for a small <acronym title="Gulfstream International Airlines (USA)">3M</acronym> population country. That Ireland still has a national carrier is arguably an anachronism anyway." um... sorry dude.. but it's a damn sight more efficient than <acronym title="Br...

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by snnams
Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin International Airport To Become Two-part
Replies: 24
Views: 4765

RE: Berlin International Airport To Become Two-part

Jorge, What is it with Der Spiegel lately? First we have the story of the A380 being 14 Tonnes overweight, (dismissed as nonsense by Airbus.. fairly predictably I suppose, but hey..14 tonnes??  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> ) and now this. I think thei...

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by snnams
Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Ryanair's Michael O'Leary Insane?
Replies: 51
Views: 9973

RE: Is Ryanair's Michael O'Leary Insane?

"Ryanair will be successful whilst ever there are a mass of stupid people in Europe who believe that Ryanair's fares are always bargain - by the time they've paid to get to some remote airport, paid to check baggage or paid to buy gear at the other end of their journey, paid to get from that other r...

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by snnams
Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's O'Leary To Bid For Aer Lingus
Replies: 4
Views: 5113

RE: Ryanair's O'Leary To Bid For Aer Lingus

I think that would mean the end of low fares in Ireland forever...  Wink/being sarcastic

I'd say the chances of the govt allowing it are between slim and none... but you are right.. O leary is nuts enough to do it!

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM London - Amsterdam; Which Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3046

RE: KLM London - Amsterdam; Which Aircraft

LY334,

Thanks buddy.. Wink/being sarcastic

Much looking forward to it... especially as it's gonna take me home!

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports
Replies: 106
Views: 7545

RE: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports

Aviancegirl, I wasnt trying to have a go at you there.. I know it can be as bad to work for a bunch of people who treat you like crap when you are making them money as it can be when your badly paid! Thankfully I seem to have escaped that...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wi...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports
Replies: 106
Views: 7545

RE: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports

Aviancegirl,

So would I be correct in saying it is mainly a case of a "not so good" atmosphere within the company and a bad attitude towards staff?

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports
Replies: 106
Views: 7545

RE: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports

"The industry was in a slump".. you may have answered your own point there my friend. Many were happy just getting a job, such was the situation. But things are improving now, and if profits are up for this company, surely it's time to look at low pay? Please don't take offence to what I say here, I...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports
Replies: 106
Views: 7545

RE: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports

777236ER, Perhaps it's because the rate of pay they started with was that low to begin with. If it is really that bad, as someone here has inferred, then sure they would be due above inflation increases. Aviance girl, how does your rate of pay compare with other handlers, if you dont mind me asking?

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia To Reintroduce MD-11s
Replies: 55
Views: 11950

RE: Alitalia To Reintroduce MD-11s

Stirling,

How silly of me.. sorry I forgot that the Swissair tragedy involved an MD-11. Would anyone think there was a basis for that guys letter to FAA though? How does it's rate compare with other aircraft?

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports
Replies: 106
Views: 7545

RE: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports

It is nice to see that some balance has come to this thread, apart from some of the insults... To the person who thinks this is straying off aviation, while I see where he/she is coming from, this is about working conditions within the industry, so my own view would be that it is very much within th...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports
Replies: 106
Views: 7545

RE: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports

Catatonic, We have had the same problems here in Ireland, but thankfully they have largely calmed down due the economic boom of the last few years. Of course I dont condone unions holding anyone to ransom, but I still think we should try not to generalise and hear what the story is at Aviance. Perha...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports
Replies: 106
Views: 7545

RE: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports

Gentlemen, If this is the case, I stand very much corrected. I am of course unaware of the labour situation in the UK. But.. unless you work at Aviance, you are very much unaware of the internal situation within the company. How do you know what their terms are? And i'm not just talking about pay he...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM London - Amsterdam; Which Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3046

RE: KLM London - Amsterdam; Which Aircraft

Jeremy,

Thanks for the info.. looks like it will be the 737-800 yet again for me!

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM London - Amsterdam; Which Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3046

KLM London - Amsterdam; Which Aircraft

Good evening all, I know KLM use 767's on their <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> services, but I would be grateful if someone in the know could tell me on which flights they are...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports
Replies: 106
Views: 7545

RE: Strike Chaos At 17 UK Airports

So none of you above would do a thing about it if your company treated you like $hit? I'm not saying Aviance are, (I dont know anyone who works there) but if they do, their staff have just as much a right as all you lot to try and change things. If management don't listen to conventional methods, th...

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by snnams
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From AMS, Where To Fly Cheap?
Replies: 7
Views: 4009

RE: From AMS, Where To Fly Cheap?

Try openjet.com. it compares fares on most loco airlines (except Ryanair) and even tells you about connection possibilities between them. I could of course always recommend Dublin for some laughs...but Scottishladdies suggestion is good too!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wi...

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by snnams
Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus To Buy BMI?
Replies: 8
Views: 4382

RE: Aer Lingus To Buy BMI?

Rutankrd, I agree <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> would be good for the asian routes, but <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> would probably be out.. it gets pretty full with just t...

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by snnams
Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus To Buy BMI?
Replies: 8
Views: 4382

RE: Aer Lingus To Buy BMI?

EIRules, Perhaps Mr Walsh is just saying the kind of things the government wants to hear now that he has lodged his proposal for a management buy out? The last thing the government wants to hear is Walsh intends to sell sell sell!to the first bigger carrier that comes along. They need to hear this f...

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by snnams
Sun Jul 04, 2004 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Axes FF Program! (TAB)
Replies: 31
Views: 2861

RE: Aer Lingus Axes FF Program! (TAB)

EIRules, I do question if <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> are really committed to Oneworld. Look at the spanish network where only two routes out of 9 are shared with <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym>. As for being kicked out though, I think many of the other <acronym t...

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by snnams
Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Axes FF Program! (TAB)
Replies: 31
Views: 2861

RE: Aer Lingus Axes FF Program! (TAB)

Stargoldlhr,

If it made sense, why not? IMHO, don't think it does though.

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by snnams
Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Axes FF Program! (TAB)
Replies: 31
Views: 2861

RE: Aer Lingus Axes FF Program! (TAB)

Bestwestern, I dont think you are thinking so out of the Box.. I think it is one of the possible scenarios. It could go either way really, and I feel both are equally possible to be honest. Recent developments in <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> would seem to favour your suggestion...

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