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by wexfordflyer
Sun May 24, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29856

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

Zurich Airport announce Terminal A new build and then demolition of the current Terminal A. Major state of the art construction with a number of apron changes. Futuristic construction envisaged. Great use of limited space. It's already a superb airport with 1m less passangers than DUB.in 2019 yet i...

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by wexfordflyer
Sat May 02, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29856

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 wexfordflyer
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27842

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

https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-boeing-737-liberia/
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Here's a very interesting one we are unlikely to see repeated. Ryanair flew Dublin to Monrovia in Liberia to repatriate ESBI staff

https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-boeing-737-liberia/

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27842

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

While I am extremely keen to see all of this pass as quickly as possible so that we can all get back to normal, one of the things I like to remind myself is of the nice things that wouldn't be happening were it not for this situation, such as not having to wear a shirt when working from home! One of...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27842

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

The Minister for Finance, as part of a general presentation on the effects of the current situation yesterday, hinted that the Metrolink project, which would serve Dublin Airport amongst other places, might be "deferred". Of course given current levels of traffic at DUB, it is not a parti...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27842

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

Yes but in order to operate the route they've got 4 pilots and 16 cabin crew and the business class cabin is totally sealed off in order to turn it into a "crew rest" area in line with EASA law for a double crew duty. I'd imagine when things get back to normal the money gained from sellin...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I'm having a déja-vu. While the rest of the world grounds its aircraft, US airlines peddle on. Yes, the MAX pre-grounding situation, with airlines pretending that it was all safe even though hindsight tells us that they had no clue what was going on. A question to the US administration. With New Yo...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Not everything can be done remote. The airlines seem to be trying to practice the measures put on others, made much easier with 10%-20% load factors. Yes, and thanks for the measured response. Seems like there are overreactions on both sides. My job happens to be one considered essential, so each d...

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37272

Re: Irish 3/20

5 daily EI flights from DUB-PEK...wow. I wonder what the schedule will look like. 5 EI A330s at PEK would be some photo op! It certainly would. Once in a lifetime shot ( hopefully ) . After all this I doubt we will see the same network we have seen up to now. Expect a shrinking of the whole network...

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by wexfordflyer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37272

Re: Irish 3/20

Galwayman wrote:
We need permanent year long direct flights to Beijing now , for strategic reasons at whatever the cost


Why is that?

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by wexfordflyer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Everyone, I keep hearing news about flight suspensions and seeing pictures of aircraft grounded. But when I open Flightradar24, I see so many aircraft in the sky, as if it were night-time operations (little less than daytime, but not that much). The skies over Europe and USA are just as crowded, IM...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

You don’t think it’s embarrassing they cut their first long haul route while it constantly had LFs in the 90s and was high yielding? Look at what's going on in the world and look at the impact it's having on the aviation industry globally. The US is restricting travel from the UK, and the EU is loo...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

What an embarrassing cut for VS. I’m going to assume DL had something to do with this. Whats embarrassing about it? In times like these its far better to retrench into areas where an airline is strong. JFK covers that very well for them. You don’t think it’s embarrassing they cut their first long h...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37272

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 wexfordflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37272

Re: Irish 3/20

I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mckay-79958049_jetgreen-boeing-boeing757-activity-6641610759262531587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757. ...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22633

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

Gosh, yes, I forgot those two ... so, yes, Dreamliner city this summer! I don't expect to see any Chinese carrier here this summer. I thought Hainan was completely out of here. Juneyao will hopefully be back next year, along with CX! With any luck, we might see some of Qatar's 787-9s! What happened...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22633

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

Gosh, yes, I forgot those two ... so, yes, Dreamliner city this summer! I don't expect to see any Chinese carrier here this summer. I thought Hainan was completely out of here. Juneyao will hopefully be back next year, along with CX! With any luck, we might see some of Qatar's 787-9s! What happened...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22633

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

Any opinions on who would be a positive new Minister for Transport, given Shane Ross has lost his seat?
Obviously a long way to go yet...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23467

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Great to hear the Egyptair announcement!

Has anyone seen any sneak peeks of the new EI uniform? Really looking forward to the reveal on Wednesday!

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air announce DUB
Replies: 12
Views: 3532

Re: Egypt Air announce DUB

A dry airline flying to Ireland ? :shock: Almost as funny as the ‘Ryanair will charge you for a life vest jokes’.... Agreed. Stereotypes are hilarious! :roll: Great to hear this announcement. Hope Egyptair can do well on the route. Another interesting addition to DUB network, along with El Al recen...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mysterious procedure
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Re: Mysterious procedure

I wouldn't say it was anything too mysterious, probably moreso just to give the crew a bit of privacy to take a break or have some food or something like that. There's no need to have the galley open and on full view for passengers, particularly on longer flights when the crew might want to grab a f...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24292

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

ACL Slot Report 2020 includes some very interesting stuff: New Routes: WestJet Toronto Juneyao Shanghai (Via Helsinki) EgyptAir Cairo LOT Warsaw EL AL Tel Aviv BA Faro & Reus Increase: Air Canada Vancouver Air France Paris Sun Express Izmir Laura Vienna Lufthansa Frankfurt Transavia Paris Orly ...

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24292

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

ACL Slot Report 2020 includes some very interesting stuff: New Routes: WestJet Toronto Juneyao Shanghai (Via Helsinki) EgyptAir Cairo LOT Warsaw EL AL Tel Aviv BA Faro & Reus Increase: Air Canada Vancouver Air France Paris Sun Express Izmir Laura Vienna Lufthansa Frankfurt Transavia Paris Orly ...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Etihad Livery just arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 7687

Re: Best Etihad Livery just arrived

I'm in no way into football - but that livery is STUNNING! I love it.

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by wexfordflyer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30059

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Issue is it does nothing to improve exclusivity. It simply is a corporate PR move to avoid being a target of the politically correct movement. Exclusivity? Or inclusion? Also, by changing three words (ladies and gentlemen) into one (everyone), I fail to see the “issue” anywhere. Do we really think ...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30059

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

It might be loss of personal touch (I'm not sure I'd agree, but be that as it may), but it's not anti social. That's a completely different thing and you haven't suggested anything remotely close to how it could be. I don't really follow your loss of language detail to be honest. You haven't given ...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30059

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Can you explain how this is anti social to ANYONE? I fail to see how. Because when you call all women "ladies" you are polite. Or men "gentlemen". That is lost. There might be functional ways to adress crowds but taking gender out of the language is taking out some personal touc...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30059

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

People getting upset by a very simple move to make a company more open and inclusive is utter nonsense. What difference will it make to you - absolutely none! The idea that changes like this can only come from complaints or people being offended is also utter nonsense. - anyone ever heard of being p...

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44202

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Apparently there have been a number of revisions as EI keep saying that it's too hard to mass produce and individual fabric choices are too expensive. Another crew member said they were on a flight with the designer (Louise Kennedy) and she seems to be at her wits end over the constant revisions. I...

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by wexfordflyer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217820

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Just listened to some entitled prat on BBC R5 who had a flight only with TC tomorrow whining at the BBC travel expert about the airline not phoning him to tell him that they hadn’t gone bust yet and how was he going to get home from his yachting trip. He’s the epitome of the problem in that we all ...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182388

Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

kyrone wrote:
https://onemileatatime.com/wow-air-purchase-price/

I don’t understand how this would work.......


That press conference is very strange!!

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27628

Re: Irish 9/19

Always interested in how the DAA do their maths. Why should those currently using the airport pay for future facilities. Surely the future facilities will lead to increased numbers using the airport, thereby increasing the DAA revenues? No doubt I have missed something!!!! That's down to the regula...

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by wexfordflyer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39460

Re: Irish 8/19

OA260 wrote:
Looks like EI DVK operating DUB-ACE took off and then had to turn back just off the coast of Kinsale. Looks like EI DES will operate the flight later today.


Smoke in the cabin apparently

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by wexfordflyer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39460

Re: Irish 8/19

OA260 wrote:
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Very cheap and tacky looking ad! Looks more like an add to entice stag parties.

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by wexfordflyer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39460

Re: Irish 8/19

El Al tend to struggle to properly market connections in Tel Aviv. Somewhat due to the high level of security regulations there, it doesn't allow for efficient connection times.

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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: 79
Views: 19317

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: 222
Views: 39460

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: 222
Views: 39460

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: 4654

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: 222
Views: 39460

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: 38299

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: 38299

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: 12
Views: 3273

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: 38299

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: 38299

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: 38299

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: 9208

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: 9208

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: 9208

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: 9208

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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