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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 144
Views: 14455

Re: Irish 7/19

While we're on the topic of airbridge use, I notice that EI almost always use an airbridge at SNN for the LHR flights but not for FAO and AGP. Presumably as there's a higher number of business/higher paying passengers for LHR.

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 144
Views: 14455

Re: Irish 7/19

Adding a few piers to the 100s stands that are closest to terminal 1 would definitely help. They really need to get more pier space built though, I think a cut and cover tunnel with travellators to a remote pier parrallel to the new runway would be very possible from an engineering point of view (a...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 144
Views: 14455

Re: Irish 7/19

@EI321 Do you mean to 100 gates? Lufthansa is based out of Terminal 1. FlightRadar24 showing it parked at Gate 112 (the very end of Pier 1; quite a trek from Pier 3). Could possibly not be accommodated at Pier 3 due to the wingspan of the 343. Just found out the 343 wingspan is the same as the 333 ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 144
Views: 14455

Re: Irish 7/19

EI121 wrote:
@EI321

Do you mean to 100 gates? Lufthansa is based out of Terminal 1.

FlightRadar24 showing it parked at Gate 112 (the very end of Pier 1; quite a trek from Pier 3). Could possibly not be accommodated at Pier 3 due to the wingspan of the 343.

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 144
Views: 14455

Re: Irish 7/19

Interesting. I would've thought there may be backlash from the unions about an arrangement like this (outsourcing EI ops to WX/scope clause) but all seems quiet on that front.

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 144
Views: 14455

Re: Irish 7/19

I see this evening’s EI277 (BHX-DUB) is being operated by a WX AR8. Are they no longer exclusively operating DUB-LCY?

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26858

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

Will the A321LRs be Wi-Fi equipped does anyone know?

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103289

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Could anyone verify if the below Terminal 5 gate constraints are still accurate? I know a few changes have been implemented over the past few years and I have tried to keep up but I may be missing some info. (The below list assumes that all adjacent gates are occupied by the largest possible aircraf...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26858

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

Aer Lingus Regional would need to open a base in Waterford to operate a realistic schedule, that's not something I can see either Aer Lingus or Stobart being interested in. In the Aer Arann days they used to operate Luton, Manchester, Birmingham and Lorient from Waterford but that was all axed as t...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26858

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

What’s the likelihood of one of the SNN-based A321LRs being used on the early-morning (EI380/EI381) rotation? This would free up an A320 to be used elsewhere and the afternoon/evening SNN-LHR flights could be operated on a W-pattern from DUB. The downside to this of course would probably lead to dow...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu May 30, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103289

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Separate note: Does anyone have or seen the summer timetables that have been making the rounds the past few years? Would love to see it for this year. Was that you, Chicawgo, that puts them out? Disclaimer: I compiled this data earlier in the year for a random week in July 2019. The data may have s...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon May 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25667

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Aer Lingus is back to operating Boston year round from SNN. A321LR to be used on the 135 from the 27th of October! Will they be introducing an A321 from Shannon to operate the JFK route too? It’s strange that they would have two Airbus and one Boeing aircraft based in Shannon. Good news but it seem...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri May 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 213
Views: 28001

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

January: RE3672 | SNN-EDI | A76 EC810 | EDI-LGW | 319 FR1183 | LGW-SNN | 73H March: FR1182 | SNN-LGW | 73H U28877 | LGW-AMS | 319 KL597 | AMS-CPT | 77W April: KL598 | CPT-AMS | 77E BA435 | AMS-LHR | 319 EI387 | LHR-SNN | 320 June: BA5940 | SNN-LHR | 320 | operated by Aer Lingus BA2203 | LGW-CUN | 77...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu May 23, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25667

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

One or two corrections to your post Kaitak (if I might be so bold): it was about 2007/2008 before Open Skies was agreed and EI launched three new routes - Washington, LAX and a third, which I can't recall. When the Open Skies deal was finalised, EI launched IAD, SFO and MCO in 2007. LAX was already ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed May 22, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25667

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Does anyone happen to remember a flight from Dublin to a destination in South Africa? Can't find anything online but have been told it used to exist. Slatterys Travel chartered LTU to run the flights. It was a good service to have back when DUB Longhaul was very much limited to the USA. IIRC the ow...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue May 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25667

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Donald Trump visit 'to happen on June 5 - 7' While official confirmation from the White House is awaited, it has been confirmed to the Irish Examiner that the controversial President is to fly into Shannon Airport, which is now a likely venue for a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. A considerable...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri May 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103289

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

For those of you who haven't kept up with developments in the Tokyo Haneda slot allocation thread... http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1415015 ...its likely that United will get a slot to run ORD<>HND which means flights out of O'Hare to Tokyo will be as follows: ORD-NRT (1x NH...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20801

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Air Canada have confirmed that their SNN route won’t operate at all this summer due to the MAX groundings Not good news. Between the AC and D8 suspensions this will negatively impact on overall passenger numbers at SNN this year, especially if they're re-booking them via DUB (i.e. no alternative co...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20801

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Surely the demand is there for Aer Lingus to run a JFK route from Belfast on the A321neo. Would this not require switching back to BFS from BHD due to runway length? It would indeed. Not a chance in hell EI will fly transatlantic from BFS I think BFS burnt all bridges with EI after their switch ove...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24095

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I have family on the first flight out of SNN to PVD. Any ideas or advice on what to give them? I’ve said hound Norwegian to try and get an answer out of em ASAP. It’s pretty poor form if Norwegian know they’ll be cancelling the flights and not telling passengers well enough in advance so that they ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103289

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Even with the Air Italy, AV and WW setbacks, ORD keeps moving forward! FI going daily double offsets WW, AA adding seasonal to ATH and upgauging 3 LHR to 789 (1 is seasonal), Y4 to QRO, and TP starting in June. ET going to 5x weekly. Looking forward to 2020, LY is now confirmed! It’s just a matter ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24095

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

The British CAA has banned all operations of 737 Max aircraft into, out of or through its airspace, which means that - for now - we won't be seeing Turkish Maxes in DUB (as they need to fly through UK airspace). Not necessarily...it wouldn't be a huge deviation from the great circle route to avoid ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24095

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

E190Driver wrote:
Hello All,

Any idea when EI will resume the BOS-SNN route this year?

18th April - frequency being kept at 7x weekly.

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24095

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I took this picture today right next to the airport in Cleveland, Ohio. Looks like we might be seeing an announcement from EI soon: https://mobile.twitter.com/Sgt_Barone/status/1102307910158299138 Interesting. Maybe EI is in town for meetings as part of their potential new routes evaluation and CLE...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24095

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus evaluating 15 destinations for new North American routes Irish airline recorded record operating profit of €305m in 2018 Aer Lingus is evaluating over 15 North American routes to which it could fly within the next five years as it invests in its fleet. On a call with reporters, Aer Lingu...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20260

Re: Irish 2/19

FR341 (LTN-DUB) and RE3229 (GLA-DUB) diverting to SNN now. Lots of aircraft holding around DUB but arrivals still coming in...anyone know what's going on?

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 213
Views: 28001

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

January: RE3672 | SNN-EDI | A76 EC810 | EDI-LGW | 319 FR1183 | LGW-SNN | 73H March: FR1182 | SNN-LGW | 73H U28877 | LGW-AMS | 319 KL597 | AMS-CPT | 77W April: KL598 | CPT-AMS | 77E BA435 | AMS-LHR | 319 EI387 | LHR-SNN | 320 June: BA5940 | SNN-LHR | 320 | operated by Aer Lingus BA2203 | LGW-CUN | 77...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103289

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

When 9L/27R opened, UA 767's had the numbers to land there, however, on summer days the brakes would be so hot after the long taxi-in to T5 (one even caught fire short of the gate) that UA Flight Ops instructed 763 pilots to say unable if assigned 27R. After that ATC quickly just stopped trying to ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20260

Re: Irish 2/19

Bidders line up for Flybmi's Derry to Stansted service Scottish airline Loganair has already indicated an intent to tender for the publicly financed route vacated by Flybmi after its collapse. The PSO is worth £3.8 million. Loganair already operate out of both airports so would make the most sense ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 103289

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Always surprising that more space is found for new flights at T-5... at peak times and with construction ostensibly underway by then. There's always room at the inn. :D Apparently! -tho' hard to believe. Will enjoy seeing the new utilization charted out this year. You listening, AmricanShamrok? htt...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20260

Re: Irish 2/19

New Dublin runway to 'create €2bn in economic activity' Dublin Airport claims its new second runway will create more than €2bn in economic activity over the next 24 years. The official sod-turning ceremony for the €320m project was performed today by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Transpor...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20260

Re: Irish 2/19

I note on another thread that BA will move from T7 to American Airlines’ T8 in JFK alongside QF & AY. At the same time, JetBlue will expand T5. I’d imagine we will see EI follow suit I can't see EI moving terminals at JFK or BOS until the B6 agreement is severed. However, even if they do move a...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 80
Views: 9489

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

I believe ARN (Stockholm) announced that the formal sign off had occurred so was just a matter of implementing it. Manchester are in advanced talks but has stalled slightly due to Brexit and the fact the whole U.K.-USA bilateral needed re-organising. It’s supposed to go in one of the new piers at T...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do EI planes overnight anywhere in continental Europe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6794

Re: Do EI planes overnight anywhere in continental Europe?

or crew that sometimes have to get a taxi back to Dublin Yikes, there goes €250 of margin... Similarly, EI does not have a flight deck crew base at SNN so the majority of pilots are DUB-based and would overnight in Limerick to fly the early LHR flight the following day. Not sure if they overnight f...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

EI923 (ACE-SNN) diverting to ORK now after circling west of SNN for a while. FR109 (STN-SNN) had a missed approach at SNN and circled to the northeast of the field before diverting to ORK. FR1183 (LGW-SNN) holding over Co. Tipperary and looking at diverting to DUB. Strong crosswinds are the issue wi...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

I see EI is using 757s on the EI125/EI124 DUB-ORD rotation on certain days of the week. This is the longest 757 route for EI to date. Hopefully those notorious winter headwinds on the Atlantic don’t cause issues as I imagine the route comes close to the range limitations of the 752 fully loaded.

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

Helvetic Airways is pulling its seasonal weekly ZRH-SNN route. It operated for four years (2014-2018). I suspect Swiss' ZRH-ORK route had an impact on it.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

That doesn't augur particularly well, in terms of expecting anything dramatic or exciting. I disagree with you there. Repainting the fleet is not included as they are going to do the repaints as they would usually be due, so they're clearly not booking that cost against the rebrand, which makes sen...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

A curious notion that Galway passengers use Dublin out of "habit", as if convenience, or price were not relevant factors. Maybe not always but habit definitely comes into it in some cases - I know people who live nearer to SNN than DUB and they don't even bother to research prices from SN...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

https://www.thejournal.ie/security-man- ... 019/?amp=1
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Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport

https://www.thejournal.ie/security-man- ... 019/?amp=1

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

These were the only two flights to leave Dublin Airport on Christmas Day Dublin Airport traditionally closes its doors on Christmas Day The two were cargo planes and no passengers were onboard. The first was at 5:45am, a Bluebird Nordic flight headed for Reykjavik and then an ASL Airlines Belgium p...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements
Replies: 20
Views: 5521

Re: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements

[twoid][/twoid] KWI has a direct flight on KU to JFK. Yes, but it stops at SNN everyday on the westbound sector so passengers and bags can be re-screened. That's what direct means. One stop, same plane service. He didn't say nonstop. I’m aware of that, I was not questioning that this is a direct fli...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements
Replies: 20
Views: 5521

Re: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements

Doesn't that mean you can't fly nonstop into the US? I thought that was the reason why DL couldn't start NBO and PK had to have stops in MAN/DUB, etc I'm unsure of DL's history with NBO but KQ recently started nonstop flights between NBO and JFK so any security lapses at that airport must have been...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements
Replies: 20
Views: 5521

Re: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements

Doesn't that mean you can't fly nonstop into the US? I thought that was the reason why DL couldn't start NBO and PK had to have stops in MAN/DUB, etc I'm unsure of DL's history with NBO but KQ recently started nonstop flights between NBO and JFK so any security lapses at that airport must have been...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22367

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

eicvd wrote:
ELBOB wrote:
eicvd wrote:
No, EI don’t overnight aircraft anywhere except for LHR.


Also Belfast City and Shannon.

I wouldn’t class those as overnights.

BHD and SNN are EI bases, as is ORK.

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22367

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

I also note all EI BHD flights are being re-numbered from two to three digits (from EI** to EI9**).

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to use Concourse C at MSP?
Replies: 26
Views: 2919

Re: Aer Lingus to use Concourse C at MSP?

chrisnh wrote:
I read that the four A321s for EI will be deployed thusly:
1.) MSP
2.) Hartford
3.) spare
4.) Boston (SNN) next September

Have you a source for this? I hope it's true, I'd like to see a SNN-based A321LR next year.

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22367

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

A few flights diverting from DUB to SNN right now - anyone know what's going on?

FR8995 MUC
EI403 FCO
FR7033 FAO

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 162310

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I'm bringing this conversation over from another thread because I thought it was more relevant here (with apologies to jcwr56 & stigph). Actually, it means ANY carrier could be shuffled around on a seasonal basis between terminals. There's nothing preventing UA or AA being assigned to common us...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22367

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

I heard an interesting rumour today and it has no source, it’s a rumour; JetBlue are looking at going Transatlantic (as we suspected), London is being looked at, but more interesting from an Irish perspective is that JetBlue has looked at SNN, but it has fallen down the list. In an effort to captur...

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