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by wexfordflyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16993

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressrel ... 19-2905744
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I've seen they are cancelling all transatlantic routes from Ireland. Are there others they are also cancelling?

Press release RE Irish Routes:
https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressrel ... 19-2905744

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 134
Views: 18065

Re: Irish 8/19

Sad news, but surprising? A victim of the Max debacle or truly never going to work regardless? Norwegian Air will no longer operate transatlantic routes between Ireland and North America, after the airline announced that these routes are not commercially viable. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/201...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 134
Views: 18065

Re: Irish 8/19

Is it just me or has the AA Dallas-Dublin flight in particular been subject to a lot of long delays on arrival due to lack of available stands all Summer. I've noticed it sitting remotely for up to an hour on several occasions that I've been in the airport. Its all grand though cause the DAA CEO in...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 3820

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

So, 80% of the 72% BALPA pilots who voted, that's 57.6% of the BALPA pilots for the strike. What's the representation of BALPA among WN pilots? I guess, like usual, a minority will disrupt a whole company; good job... Given, until recently, FR refused to allow its crew union representation (which w...

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by wexfordflyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 134
Views: 18065

Re: Irish 8/19

Speaking of EI interiors , I'm just back from FAO. Had 'EDY going out and 'FNH coming back . A friend , who's quite tall, noticed a difference in seat pitch & also the movies available on IFE (much fewer on !FNH) - don't know if this is specific to the FAO flight but 'EDY on the way down had th...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31889

Re: Irish 7/19

Aer Lingus links Dublin charges rise to expansion plan completion Airline could agree to increased charges in case of ‘financial challenges’, chief says Emirates says Dublin Airport's infrastructural woes are hampering its business The Gulf airline said the issue has had a ‘steady negative impact’ ...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31889

Re: Irish 7/19

I’ve one to Baku with them at the end of Sept, again leaving Dublin on the 16.30. Again, I’ve only 80 mins of a connection so a touch concerned!! Someone else might be better able to advise than I, but I think there are slot restrictions on the DUB-IST route, so that might be impacting its consiste...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 2962

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

There's nothing bad about them. They are neat and tidy. But there's definitely nothing at all exciting about them. Nothing brave. Nothing new. It's hard to tell based on just one photo, but the fit of them doesn't look great either. The female trousers look a bad shape. And the male blazer doesn't l...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31889

Re: Irish 7/19

I was on the morning TK flight from Dublin to Istanbul earlier this month on a 737-900ER. Load factor was 91%! Nice to see TK doing so well. The afternoon flight must also be doing very well as I see it's mostly A321/neo operated rather than 737 operated. As I mentioned last month, the morning flig...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31889

Re: Irish 7/19

I was on the morning TK flight from Dublin to Istanbul earlier this month on a 737-900ER. Load factor was 91%! Nice to see TK doing so well. The afternoon flight must also be doing very well as I see it's mostly A321/neo operated rather than 737 operated. As I mentioned last month, the morning flig...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31889

Re: Irish 7/19

I notice that the fake birds of prey have been removed from the rods that they were attached to at DUB, is this related to the bird strike that happened at the weekend? Speaking of birds, I think adding an additional bin to the spotting areas and actually emptying the bins regularly might be approp...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Why is it so hard for people to understand that whenever a fluid or semi-fluid exits the human body it provokes natural disgust to other people? Sometimes you have to do it but it is considerate to minimize other people's exposure to the event. Not ok: - Picking nose (cover up or do it in the lav) ...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Why is it so hard for people to understand that whenever a fluid or semi-fluid exits the human body it provokes natural disgust to other people? Sometimes you have to do it but it is considerate to minimize other people's exposure to the event. Not ok: - Picking nose (cover up or do it in the lav) ...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Why is it so hard for people to understand that whenever a fluid or semi-fluid exits the human body it provokes natural disgust to other people? Sometimes you have to do it but it is considerate to minimize other people's exposure to the event. Not ok: - Picking nose (cover up or do it in the lav) ...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Excuse me, but that's an absurd point of view to adopt. I'm not advocating or pushing anything that isn't a 100% perfectly normal activity. You, on the other hand, seem to have moral issues and wish to curtail that activity. If your morality or modesty prevents you from feeling comfortable around a...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Most people I see breastfeeding have their babies covered, they are clothed. Not with a nonsense blanket or anything, just normal baby clothes. People don't even understand this at all. The suggestion is that the woman cover her breast with a blanket. Which would also cover the baby's face/head. Wo...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Your proposal: If there are mums who are able to cover themselves up & still breastfeed satisfactorily, then why should the others not try to do the same too? Just pointing out that there's plenty of options that does allow breastfeeding modestly. isn't exactly shining in its brilliance, either...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Some peopIe don't mind being surrounded by a crowd of alcoholics, others object. Some are quite happy to hear a stream of foul language, others are not. Some prefer not to see a woman baring (what is generally considered to be) her private parts in a public place, others don't mind. I don't think i...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Of course this involves an American woman. She is forcing her views and beliefs on the rest of the world. How uncommon... Respect goes both ways of course, but Americans are generally rather poor in putting themselves in the shoes of other cultures. I'm Dutch and I would also prefer her to be a bit...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

The outrage seems kind of unwarranted. They didn't say anything offensive unless you want to take it that way. It's most certainly disrespectful to suggest that mothers should cover up when breastfeeding. KLM was all about celebrating International Women's Day a few months back. Maybe they like tha...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7557

KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Apologies if this is a duplicate, I did a search but couldn't find anything. KLM are getting some serious criticism on twitter after telling a passenger she can breastfeed on their flights, but may be asked to cover up so as not to offend other passengers. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/j...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31889

Re: Irish 7/19

Thanks everyone. I had a vague recollection that they would be upgradeable. It might be a good idea for the DAA to upgrade at least some of the widebody stands, as the 1xx gates are now used in much the same way as the 3xx gates. Apart from West Jet 787 (300 gates not full at scheduled time) and th...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22176

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Hi all, I have a question regarding transfering through Istanbul. I'm flying from Dublin to Tashkent (Return) through Istanbul in Sept. On the way out we land at 22.55 from Dublin and leave for Tashkent at 00.30, so thats 1.35 transfer time. On the way back we land in Istanbul from Tashkent at 06.0...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22176

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

I agree. If your flights are on time, that is more than enough time to make your connections. The longest distance between your gates will be about 2km. Try to get a seat in the front fo the plane and plan that most people on your flights will be making connections :) Bon Voyage. Yeah I'll definite...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22176

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Hi all, I have a question regarding transfering through Istanbul. I'm flying from Dublin to Tashkent (Return) through Istanbul in Sept. On the way out we land at 22.55 from Dublin and leave for Tashkent at 00.30, so thats 1.35 transfer time. On the way back we land in Istanbul from Tashkent at 06.00...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27223

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

Either aviation matters to the country or it does not. It us time the Pratt who is minister for transport called the DAA, the IAA, the regulator and the two prominent airlines to his office and basically says wtf? It us all beyond pathetic! With ever increasing passenger numbers and increased retai...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10676

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

When I saw the headline I was afraid of what I would see. But I actually don't think it's too bad. Perhaps a little gaudy, but could be an awful lot worse.

However, the current AF1 is elegant, sleek and instantly recognisable. Absolutely no need to touch it!

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27223

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

Would the airilnes support the building of new corridors for arriving passengers from the UK? Probably not. Without airline support, the regulator normally doesn't approve building infrastructure. Pardon me....but WHY exactly would the airlines not support such a move? Why would they not be for som...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27223

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

Have we a alternate fact planet here? What experts ate ypu talking about? The civil service? God bless us all what a sense of humour you have! If we did have experts, or even anyone who gave a toss, then we would not have queues at the airport, CTA would be in operation and the E-gates would functi...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27223

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

........... The junior minister would do well to do his research and understand how the process works.Dublin Airport does not staff immigration, that's a job for INIS and the Dept of Justice. Comments like this annoy me, especially from political figures who should know better. I think your last po...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6730

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Not all tattoos are of burning skulls, there you go again tarring everyone with the same brush. Plenty are subtle and tasteful, yet still visible. You may well have run a multimillion dollar business. The fact that you need to boast about it is embarrassing. It also doesn't change the fact that you...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6730

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

For me: visible tattoos on people that are supposed to be 'professionals' is a no-go. Sorry. It just reflects bad judgement. A tattoo isn't something anyone in society has ever said 'Look how professional, safe and tidy'. Tattoos are counter-culture things that people get to show their individualit...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27223

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

So why not use one of the unused booths at T1 and T2 and name them CTA. The DAA could even staff them to check boarding passes Im not sure i see why there appears to be a problem? Or is that thinking too simply Too simply, I'm afraid. For a number of reasons. Firstly, in theory there are no unused ...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6730

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Alphazone wrote:
Back to the topic, I think it's a terrible idea, my opinion of tattoos is that they are repulsive and form of self-harm.


If you always judge others by your own taste, you will never get very far. I suggest you try to broaden your mind a little bit.

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6730

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

I am really shocked and disappointed by this thread here. Reading this thread I had to ask what year is it: 2019 or 1949? There's a lot of people showing some very disrespectful, judgmental, misogynistic and frankly disgraceful viewpoints. Who are you to judge what others do? So long as they are not...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27223

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

Can't see it changing at DUB anytime in the near future. The time to have done this would have been quite a while ago now. I feel like it could be relatively simple to implement. As someone who worked in the airport in the late 90s and early 00’s I remember the old system quite well, especially pie...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13920

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

LHRFlyer wrote:
I think the point is some people may have booked these flights expecting a special celebration on board, rather than a standard domestic flight.


Well I think that's the fault of the people booking rather than BA

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27223

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

Junior minister berates Dublin Airport for long passport control queues: 'These scenes reflect badly on us' A junior minister has hit out at Dublin Airport for what passengers labelled "ridiculously" long queues at passport control. According to disgruntled travellers, passengers were for...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon May 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25861

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

I had a back-to-back comparison of FR and EI over the weekend. FR from LGW to DUB and EI from DUB to LHR. It's been quite a few years since I've travelled on an EI mainline service and I wasn't that impressed. I don't think EI offer very much to justify choosing them over FR. Both airlines did a go...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11156

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

My suggestion is to focus on your ability to answer behavioural interview questions. At my airline, inflight hiring is so competitive, that they have to rely almost exclusively on the "scores" generated from the behavioural interviews for making hiring determinations, for reasons of legal...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri May 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR
Replies: 23
Views: 4090

Re: How slots are assigned at JFK or EWR

Sorry for the stupid question, but if an airport doesn't have slots, what's the process for allocating timings to flights? Just scheduled by the airport based on timetables, gate availability?

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by wexfordflyer
Fri May 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6635

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

HOly crap. What happened to German efficiency?

When did construction start?

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142337

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

From the moment that plane comes to a stop it took 95-100 sec for the first fire brigade to start to put water(?) on the fire. They were at the scene 10 sec before. We don't know when they got the alarm. Anyways 1-2 minutes from the alarm was good and well inside regulatory max 3 minutes. Then the ...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142337

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

has this video has been posted here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZWI2Dhq6r4 Its from inside the plane but different and way more scary from he one I saw before; edit: The author is the same that posted this video, flight before the crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEs9exbTDqI&t=6s We...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25861

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

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -sep-2019/


Thanks for that. Disappointing, but not overly surprising!
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EI121 wrote:


Thanks for that. Disappointing, but not overly surprising!

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25861

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

SeanM1997 wrote:
Hainan Airlines will cut its Beijing - Dublin - Edinburgh - Beijing and its Beijing - Edinburgh - Dublin - Beijing flights from 31 August 2019

Hainan Airlines will also cut its Shenzhen - Dublin flights from 26 October 2019


Hi, do you have a source for this?

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by wexfordflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12985

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

This is utterly nonsense. North Korea may be a hermit kingdom, but it's of no threat to overflying airlines. Having visited NK myself, I will say it's an unusual place and questionable in a lot of how they treat citizens, but the nonsense that gets published about the place is baffling! Firing rock...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12985

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

This is utterly nonsense. North Korea may be a hermit kingdom, but it's of no threat to overflying airlines. Having visited NK myself, I will say it's an unusual place and questionable in a lot of how they treat citizens, but the nonsense that gets published about the place is baffling!

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by wexfordflyer
Fri May 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Re: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?

It's not terrible, but it's a lot more boring now. There's no particular shine to it.

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