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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 62
Views: 5107

Re: Irish 7/20

Disappointing but not surprising AA schedule changes this morning. ORD-DUB is dropped, DUB-DFW down to 3 weekly and DUB-PHL return pushed back When is DUB-PHL due to return now? According to the most recent press release published by AA last week the route was due to resume for in October/November ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 62
Views: 5107

Re: Irish 7/20

Every passenger leaving Knock pays a fee! That guarantees the airport revenue. That is the local support I am talking about! Shannon on the otherhand has always had state support (who do you think built all the infrastructure you mentioned) - did they not just receive €6.5m for a baggage. system up...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 62
Views: 5107

Re: Irish 7/20

If Knock in the middle of nowhere can work then Shannin can too. It depends on the local population, which includes a city and a decent business community.! Stop moaning and if necessary put your hands in your pockets like they do at Knock! The cries of entitlement in the country are reaching fever...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 62
Views: 5107

Re: Irish 7/20

Routes due to resume during the coming week:
CFN-GLA (LM)
DUB-KIV (5F)
DUB-EWR (UA)
DUB-BCN (VY)

Further route cancellations:
SNN-BCN (EI)
SNN-CDG (EI)

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 62
Views: 5107

Re: Irish 7/20

The Government are between a rock and a hard place. No matter what the advice or even law, someone will be unhappy! I would love to get back traveling (gone from 80/90 flights a year to zero) but I accept the CMO's advice - I am high risk but am more concerned that I might spread rather than just c...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 62
Views: 5107

Re: Irish 7/20

The first scheduled passenger flight from SNN since March took off this morning; the new Lauda service to VIE, operating as flight FR3451.

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

As we wait patiently for the Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade to release its list of "green countries", the coming week will see a significant number of routes resume, notably: - ORK-CDG (AF/A5) - DUB-YYZ (AC) - DUB-BCM, DUB-OTP and DUB-CLJ (0B) - DUB-LHR (BA) - DUB-VIE (OE) - DUB-LIS (T...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

I note from looking at the DUB departures and arrivals tomorrow the remarkably short turnaround time of QR17/QR18 (DOH-DUB-DOH). 1hr, 10mins from chocks-on to chocks-off with the 359 arriving 12:25 and departing 13:35. The average turnaround for long haul ops seems to be around 2hrs.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 3444

Re: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

mke717spotter wrote:
Interesting. Due to preclearance at DUB I assumed Aer Lingus arriving passengers are directed to the domestic arrivals area at Terminal 5 and therefore don't have to put up with the long immigration lines.

I fly from SNN and as we don't have direct flights from here, I sometimes connect via LHR.

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 3444

Re: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

Very informative, thanks for posting. As a regular Ireland-Chicago flier I was especially curious to see if post-COVID-19 international arrivals at ORD would be as nightmareish in real life as they were in my mind and it doesn't seem so - in fact, far from it.

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

RE3402 (DUB-CFN) diverting back to DUB now after circling CFN for about 45 minutes. Not sure of the reason why.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2384
Views: 411531

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Back in April United announced long list of international suspensions for the year including GLA, MAN, SNN, NCE, PMO, PRG, KEF, ARN, etc. Hardly new news. These were announced as seasonal suspensions with flights bookable again in 2021. Today's news is quite different; EWR-SNN is/will be permanentl...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

LH update: the seasonal FRA-SNN route due to resume on 4th July has been scrubbed. Now due to resume 15th May 2021.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2384
Views: 411531

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

It looks like UA is leaving SNN after 22 years of service. EWR-SNN will not resume in 2021 according to some media sources here. http://www.clare.fm/news/calls-tougher-approach-airlines-united-airlines-pulls-shannon-newark-service/ At its peak, UA operated a daily year-round service on EWR-SNN, with...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/06 ... ngus-deal/
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Fliplot wrote:
Good to see that EI management and unions are on the same page. I hope it works out for all parties. Much better approach than confrontation.

But wait, there's more:

Union says no agreement reached with Aer Lingus on recovery plan
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/06 ... ngus-deal/

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2020/
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Air Transat update: planned service resumption at approx. 20% capacity from 23rd July. DUB is not on the list so the return of its seasonal YYZ-DUB route this year appears unlikely.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2020/

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Unions and management at Aer Lingus agree on Covid-19 crisis recovery plan https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/0612/1147159-aer-lingus-recovery-plan/ Good news for EI staff based at SNN in that previously announced layoffs will now be averted. Hopefully this coupled with any ease of travel restrict...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

https://twitter.com/ShannonAirport/stat ... 5658546178
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Video of the An-225 departing SNN this morning. It did a wing wave for the crowd gathered near the RWY24 threshold just after rotation which was a nice touch.

https://twitter.com/ShannonAirport/stat ... 5658546178

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Maybe taxiways E/D2/D1 are unable to handle an aircraft of that size? It had a fairly swift deceleration from watching the video so if it had landed on 24, it should have made taxiway A without having to backtrack I’d have thought. Open to correction though. The winds at time of arrival yesterday (t...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Anyone know the scheduled time of its departure to KBP tomorrow? 0900 on the 12th. Thanks. Great flight deck video here of yesterday's An-225 approach to RWY06, landing and taxi at SNN. I'd love to know what they're conversing about; they mention Aer Lingus at 10:45 when passing one of the parked A...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Not today it seems. Maybe tomorrow. If full, that's a lot of PPE on board. RTE website has a clip of the AN-225 touching down https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/0610/1146491-ppe-plane-shannon/ The title of this months thread is quite fitting for this event Some of us have the gift of foresight! (...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Unconfirmed rumours circulating online that the An-225 will be visiting SNN this Tuesday for the first time since 2013. A reminder not to visit unless you're a resident of Co. Clare or are within 20km of the airport ;) Not today it seems. Maybe tomorrow. http://www.clare.fm/headlines/arrival-worlds...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Route casualties so far (i.e. routes that won't be returning/commencing this summer as scheduled): NOC-GRO (FR) NOC-CGN (AL) Open to any corrections/amendments. Interesting list - thanks! Isn't NOC-CGN (FR) rather than (AL)? AL is the IATA code for Malta Air, a subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings, but I...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

RE update: - DUB-EDI and DUB-GLA to resume on 14th July - Most remaining DUB and ORK services to resume on 1st August - SNN-BHX to resume on 3rd September https://www.independent.ie/business/aer-lingus-regional-operator-stobart-air-to-resume-two-routes-between-ireland-and-uk-from-july-14-39272566.ht...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Question on travel into Ireland right now. I know EI are stilling operating limited flight from JFK,ORD and BOS. Also know about filling in the Covid forms and the current 14 day quarantine. However is there a restriction on US Passport holders from entering right now? Thanks for any info. Non-esse...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Route casualties so far (i.e. routes that won't be returning/commencing this summer as scheduled): DUB-YUL (AC) DUB-YVR (AC) DUB-CLT (AA) DUB-ATL (DL) DUB-CAI (MS) DUB-TLV (LY) DUB-CAX (LM) DUB-INV (LM) DUB-ORD (UA) DUB-IAD (UA) NOC-GRO (FR) NOC-CGN (AL) SNN-EDI (RE) SNN-PHL (AA) SNN-JFK (DL) SNN-E...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Route casualties so far (i.e. routes that won't be returning/commencing this summer as scheduled): DUB-YUL (AC) DUB-YVR (AC) DUB-CLT (AA) DUB-ATL (DL) DUB-CAI (MS) DUB-TLV (LY) DUB-CAX (LM) DUB-INV (LM) DUB-ORD (UA) DUB-IAD (UA) NOC-GRO (FR) NOC-CGN (AL) SNN-EDI (RE) SNN-PHL (AA) SNN-JFK (DL) SNN-EW...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

edit: double-post (mods please delete)

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Hi everyone I don't post often but I very much enjoy reading this thread and indeed this forum. I hope you don't mind me posting this here. I don't know if there's another thread for things like this. I booked BHD to HAM via AMS with KLM for late July 2020. Was gambling hoping restrictions were eas...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Cheers for all this info. It’s exactly what I/my family need. Personally, my trust in EI/all airlines is quite low at the moment. Hence not looking on their website for info. They are going to use every legal trick in the book to hold onto cash. I wanted knowledgeable people’s opinions on the matte...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

CFN update: double-daily service to/from DUB has resumed from yesterday (1st June). It had been reduced to once-daily since the beginning of the season.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Skyblue39 wrote:
Lufthansa have their first flight into DUB today (from FRA) since they cancelled all flights across their European network a number of weeks ago.

Good to see. LH is due to resume service at SNN on 4th July. :crossfingers:

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun May 31, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36171

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

An update on NOC: there appear to be two route casualties when FR resumes flights in July. The resumption of NOC-GRO is cancelled for the season and the new route to CGN, to be operated by Malta Air, will also not operate this year.

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri May 29, 2020 1:46 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 ...

Eirules wrote:
With MSP gone & MIA likely room, plus likely frequency reductions, they’ll find themselves with an oversupply of long haul aircraft

I wouldn't be too worried about the A321LRs; they could easily be deployed on the more premium-heavy short haul routes and retire some of the aging A320s.

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu May 28, 2020 5:00 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 ...

I'm getting very positive vibes and there seems to be a general feeling of things starting up again; many airlines are aiming for a 15 June start up, Stobart (as stated above) 1 July and EI looking to start t/a service to BOS/ORD/JFK within the same period. There is an expectation that our quaranti...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu May 28, 2020 9:37 am
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 ...

EI suspends SNN-LHR until September and temporarily laying off some SNN staff (from June 21?). http://www.clare.fm/news/aer-lingus-lay-off-shannon-staff/ http://clareherald.com/2020/05/aer-lingus-to-lay-off-workers-at-shannon-11011/ All EI ops at SNN suspended until then by the looks of it. "I...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed May 27, 2020 7:57 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 ...

EI suspends SNN-LHR until September and temporarily laying off some SNN staff (from June 21?). http://www.clare.fm/news/aer-lingus-lay-off-shannon-staff/ http://clareherald.com/2020/05/aer-lingus-to-lay-off-workers-at-shannon-11011/ All EI ops at SNN suspended until then by the looks of it. "I...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri May 22, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 792
Views: 104624

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Has anyone arrived on an international flight at ORD recently? I'm flying BA from LHR in a few weeks and I was wondering if there's anything noteworthy I should expect upon arrival. Based on a quick online search, I can't seem to find anything about the existence of an official quarantine policy. E...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri May 22, 2020 9:47 am
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 ...

Lauda (OE) is to close its VIE base. Not sure what implications this has for the new VIE-SNN route which was to commence this summer. Booking engine now showing all flights on the route operated by Malta Air (AL) commencing 1st July.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon May 18, 2020 12:12 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 ...

In emergency situations like this, the State can bypass the usual tender process. I work in the public sector myself and know how tedious and time-consuming this can be. I think the government did the right thing in the prevailing circumstances; we were also very lucky to source such a large amount...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon May 18, 2020 10:10 am
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 ...

In emergency situations like this, the State can bypass the usual tender process. I work in the public sector myself and know how tedious and time-consuming this can be. I think the government did the right thing in the prevailing circumstances; we were also very lucky to source such a large amount ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed May 13, 2020 9:38 am
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 ...

United have canceled and further delayed the return of many of their international routes: Chicago - Dublin now canceled instead of returning Jul 1 Newark - Shannon now canceled Washington - Dublin now resuming Oct 24 With EWR cancelled from SNN. I think read on on earlier messages that JFK and PHL...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat May 09, 2020 1:55 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 ...

Every country will introduce these mandatory quarantines. It’s the only way to stop the virus being imported again and leading to another lockdown. There are pros and cons to imposing indefinite, mandatory, 14-day quarantines on all arriving passengers. As you say, it can be effective in preventing...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri May 08, 2020 10:53 am
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 ...

Stobart could face competition to retain Aer Lingus regional contract Other carriers interested in operating regional routes from 2022, IAG chief says Stobart Air could face rivals in any bid to keep the regional services contract with Aer Lingus that is key to its survival. UK aviation and energy ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue May 05, 2020 11:32 am
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 ...

I agree with all the above comments. EI is being too polite in their statement in response to this. They are providing the only air link between Belfast and Britain and they should be reminding passengers of their own responsibilities with regard to essential travel and compliance with government gu...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun May 03, 2020 12:35 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 ...

IAD-DUB is the latest route to hit the UA chopping block. It had been due to resume on 1st July but is pushed back to the winter now. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291056/united-2q20-interim-long-haul-and-ns20-update-as-of-0215gmt-02may20/ Also if anyone's on Instagram, there are...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat May 02, 2020 12:13 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 ...

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

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:46 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 ...

Kuwait Airways A332 (9K-APC) currently inbound to DUB operating a repatriation flight I’ve no great knowledge of these things but I wouldn’t have thought there were too many Irish citizens living in Kuwait or vice versa that necessitated a direct repatriation flight I know a few Irish teachers out ...

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