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by shamrock321
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Re: BA to guyana South America?

As the first reply says, these are oil worker charters.

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by shamrock321
Mon May 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19260

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Curious...do the B78Xs have first class? If so, they could supplement or replace the older B772s. I don’t think anything could be more perfect to replace the 772s Just wondering, would the 787-10 be able to do LHR-EZE in lieu of the 777-200ER BA has been using for several years? AFAIK it's BA´s lon...

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by shamrock321
Tue May 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29589

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

Coronavirus: Ryanair plots July return with 40% of flights and masks required Ryanair plans to restore 40% of its flight schedule from July, with all crew and passengers required to wear face masks and pass temperature checks. The budget airline said it hopes to have nearly 1,000 flights per day, w...

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by shamrock321
Mon May 04, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 311
Views: 56877

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I've seen an alleged proposal of salaries (it's doing the rounds on social media) Supervisor salary £21500 Maincrew £13500 - no bonus - and did not mention ehr. Various shortening of some trips and removal of almost all European nightstops (much like Aer Lingus) I am wondering what kind of working ...

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by shamrock321
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining
Replies: 14
Views: 6102

Re: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining

Lovely read! With the lack of flying going on, I hope we get more of these!

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by shamrock321
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27734

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

One Mile at a Time travel blog is reporting that EI have stopped selling Business Class on the JFK flights. The cabin is being used by a second full crew - thereby avoiding any layover in New York! Novel solution! Years ago EI investigated the possibility of cabin crew doing return trips to NYC wit...

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by shamrock321
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 40968

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Arion640 wrote:
Not sure if it’s been mentioned, but the 5 747’s that are heading to france have actually been retired.


Are you referring to the 5 that went to Teruel last week? Teruel is in Spain and not in France.

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by shamrock321
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27734

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Hey all! I hope your all doing well with self isolation...A lot of you will know I formally worked for Servisair and avian day and am now BA crew so really feeling th pinch at the moment along with many former and current colleagues. Fingers crossed things recover quickly, Dublin was doing incredibl...

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by shamrock321
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Perth-London, non-stop?
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: Qantas Perth-London, non-stop?

This flight has been operating for about 2 years now, it’s a normally scheduled flight.

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by shamrock321
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QFA8 Flying Nonstop LHR - Australia?
Replies: 5
Views: 3034

Re: QFA8 Flying Nonstop LHR - Australia?

Scotron12 wrote:
QF 1 and QF 2 are operating SYD-DRW-LHR due to no transit in.SIN. DRW is a stop for fuel only.


BA have gotten permission to fly passengers from SYD-LHR via SIN but they must remain onboard the aircraft the entire time...that’s a long way in an economy seat.

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by shamrock321
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37190

Re: Irish 3/20

..... As per article above : ''The front section of the plane will be sectioned off for the staff to rest. A spare pilot will be on board for all 11 hour flights. No cabin crew workers are expected to travel.'' I also heard someone from engineering will be onboard in case of any tech issues. Rather...

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by shamrock321
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA777 performs a 360 at 40,000ft
Replies: 11
Views: 7209

Re: BA777 performs a 360 at 40,000ft

Potentially running early for its oceanic clearance time? Just a guess.

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by shamrock321
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5829

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

BA currently flying 3 777s to HAV to repatriate stranded cruise passengers.

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by shamrock321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37190

Re: Irish 3/20

Only recent airlines I can think of were Jetmagic, Eirjet & Skynet. EUjet also but Manston was their main airport. I also remember flying on eirjet in summer '05 I think, from ORK-FAO on a 320. I don't believe they were around for very long either The current world of consolidation and big play...

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by shamrock321
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37190

Re: Irish 3/20

BA are cancelling 172 round trips ex LHR between 17-28th March some of which are to Dublin too.

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by shamrock321
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 55
Views: 7008

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

Eau de Boeing hasn’t been mentioned yet!

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by shamrock321
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22580

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

I bet they’re going really really cheap ,,, they’d be stupid not to take a look and kick the tires , even they were previously hoping to go all A330-300 Best decision ever by EI to stick withA330,,, so much availability everywhere It's definitely a buyers market at the moment for widebodies. Those ...

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by shamrock321
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA731 - longer than normal flight time
Replies: 17
Views: 4523

Re: AA731 - longer than normal flight time

Flightradar is estimating a flight time of 8 hours 40?

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by shamrock321
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22580

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

Correct me if I’m wrong please but if a passenger in this flight was showing symptoms of the virus is it ok to allow the crew who will have been in contact with him to operate back with a fresh set of passengers?

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by shamrock321
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23395

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Does anyone know where EI-EIM is? Delivered on November 29th to BRU, is it being stored there?

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by shamrock321
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bumming in Bali via AirAsia and SQ Business
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Re: Bumming in Bali via AirAsia and SQ Business

Great report the name made ms laugh

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by shamrock321
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15849

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

N93109 wrote:
This is devastating news to Washington where the BA 747's have been flying for nearly 50 years. Not happy about this and it is a degradation in service to boring smaller twin aircraft with no dome. Boring. Guess I will fly Lufthansa now.



Over reaction of the year right here...

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by shamrock321
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [VIDEO ONLY] Tap Portugal Airbus A321 | Economy | Vienna (VIE) - Lisbon (LIS)
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Re: [VIDEO ONLY] Tap Portugal Airbus A321 | Economy | Vienna (VIE) - Lisbon (LIS)

I really enjoyed your report, the layout of the video is fantiastic.

You’ve paid the cheapest fare, you can’t expect a 5 star service and mountains of leg room.

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by shamrock321
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24201

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

Rumors on another thread that Juneyao Airlines are interested in a Shanghai route via Helsinki twice weekly Juneyao are quite a good airline with a solid service offering for a Chinese airline. They don't have the connections that China Eastern have though I don't believe there are route authoritie...

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by shamrock321
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?
Replies: 19
Views: 6665

Re: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?

Airlines are business, if they can make money out of charging for checked baggage why wouldn’t they? Checking in baggage costs the airlines money any, screening, baggage handling staff etc.

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by shamrock321
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 unique rules
Replies: 17
Views: 7745

Re: Jet2 unique rules

Jet2 also don’t serve alcohol on pre 8am departures which makes sense given the number of issues they have had in the past.

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by shamrock321
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44073

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Where will the Lauda route be to? Palma?

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by shamrock321
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What domestic facilities do airports/Heathrow airport need to operate domestic flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: What domestic facilities do airports/Heathrow airport need to operate domestic flights?

T5 has separate gates for domestic arrivals. 1-8 I believe can handle these, with 7/8 able to handle both. Passengers take a route that directs them to a separate baggage hall which by passes immigrations and customs.

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by shamrock321
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39298

Re: Irish 8/19

I took this morning's TK1975 back to Dublin, 100% full. It was stupidly swapped last minute from a higher capacity 737-900ER to a 737-800. As a result, my family lost the seats we were assigned to. We were put in separate seats but we swapped seats with other people so we could sit together. Also, ...

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by shamrock321
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39298

Re: Irish 8/19

Disappointing to hear no pre departure drinks on the EI A321LR, BA manage this on their mid haul A321 routes.

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by shamrock321
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38103

Re: Irish 7/19

4 seem fine? You definitely dont work in the area. A flight of 7/8h envolves a minimum break of 1h30 . With 16 business class pax up the front plus flight deck to deal with, you think one crew is enough? And if a second one helps up the front (perhaps you not aware of the aer lingus business class ...

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by shamrock321
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38103

Re: Irish 7/19

With space flex galley and 178 passengers you won’t be getting any break! They are an absolute nightmare to work on as crew...

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by shamrock321
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38103

Re: Irish 7/19

iRISH251 wrote:
shamrock321 wrote:
What’s the story with the AC YUL service? I haven’t seen it on Flightradar24 at all and I can’t seem to find a schedule on the Air Canada website?


Google AC818 and you will find it.



So the service only resumes tonight?

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by shamrock321
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38103

Re: Irish 7/19

What’s the story with the AC YUL service? I haven’t seen it on Flightradar24 at all and I can’t seem to find a schedule on the Air Canada website?

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by shamrock321
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian’s Fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Norwegian’s Fleet

Norwegian Air Argentina 737-800 x 3
Norwegian Air International 737-800 x 67
Norwegian Air Shuttle 737-800 x 54
Norwegian Air Sweden 788 x 3/789 x 1
Norwegian Air UK 789 x13
Norwegian Long Haul 788 x 8/789 x 13

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by shamrock321
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 30686

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

Anybody know why TUI PH-OYI operates AMS-DUB-AMS this morning?

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by shamrock321
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 30686

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

I flew with EI/WX yesterday from DUB-LCY. An hour delayed due to last minute aircraft change but this wasn’t communicated until well after it became obvious we were not leaving on time. Boarding was so slow, one EI agent who appeared to be gate checking most wheelie bags. Aircraft was in CityJet liv...

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by shamrock321
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 25769

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Great to see TAP back but it’s not been that long since they were at DUB, they gave it a go in maybe 2008-9 but the financial brought it to a premature end.

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by shamrock321
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 25769

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

With the grounding of the 737 MAX I was wondering what AC would use for their DUB-YUK flights this summer and it seems an A330 is scheduled. Was this announced before or is it just temporary? So with YVR also switching to mainline AC it may be possible to see 3 Air Canada A330s on the ground in Dubl...

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by shamrock321
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 168
Views: 21268

Re: Irish 2/19

I’m from St. Margaret’s myself and am in a St Margaret’s residents Facebook group, it’s full of people who have nothing better to do with their time than male noise and complain about a runway. These are people I grew up with, obviously the DAA and relevant people must pay attention to them but to b...

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by shamrock321
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

Re: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?

BKK is a low yielding route that is always busy, so they are unfortunately able to get away with it! As for not investing in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus, I think this is a little unfair, the hard product in the newer cabins is as good as any other airline, appreciate Club and First may ...

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by shamrock321
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

Re: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?

Yes these 3 have an upgraded interior and Thales entertinament.

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by shamrock321
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

Re: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?

Unfortunately not, BKK will be operated by a non refurbished 3 Class 777 with a very old entertainment system. G-YMMA/B/E/T/B/U/F at least are still in this situation, my advice is to make sure you have a fully charged iPad stocked up with plenty to keep you entertained!

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by shamrock321
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30499

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

But this would mean having the aircraft sat in T.LV for 18 hours, that’s not going to happen...

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by shamrock321
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30499

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

That schedule would mean an A321 would be away from back for 26 hours, a return sector to Tel Aviv in this time frame isn’t good use of the aircraft. Most European airlines have 2 flights to TLV to counter his but I’m not sure the demand from Ireland could justify this?

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by shamrock321
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30499

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

I’ve seen an internal email from Norwegian to staff confirming the closure of their Dublin flight and cabin crew base, anyone know how many crew they had in Dublin. The email also mentioned that for the first part of summer this year they had 6 based aircraft, I had no idea it was so many?

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by shamrock321
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 23349

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

MIA is one of those routes that busier in winter than summer, loom at BA for example, 3 daily this winter up from 2 and once daily A380.The 3rd daily frequencies stay next summer but no A380.

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by shamrock321
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 23349

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

Etihad blocking the runway with hydraulic issues

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