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by Irishbean
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28506

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

Today, MUC - DUB was diverted to Belfast, resulting in my DUB - MUC delayed by close to 4 hours, when onboard pilot said heavy traffic inbound to DUB, also a bird strike, and then they hadn't enough fuel to maintain a hold over the airport, so decided to divert to Belfast to re fuel. Seems odd, sure...

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by Irishbean
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33793

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Hi all, quick question, I am looking at United home from JFK to Dublin, from Newark next March in Business (its a booking with Lufthansa , DUB -FRA- SFO -PHX -EWR -DUB ) Outbound is in F, as I always wanted to try F with Lufthansa, but on return I am united in Business, is this the new Polaris seat?...

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by Irishbean
Sun May 07, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17355

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Anybody know what lounge QR will use? I assume DAA Terminal 2? However, I recently took EK flight, and the DAA lounge was totally overcrowded, no available seats before the flight. Very poor experience, especially for F EK passengers

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by Irishbean
Tue May 10, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread 7/16
Replies: 195
Views: 22506

RE: Irish Aviation Thread 7/16

Any news on the new lounge after customs in Dublin, I heard sometime in May to open? Whom will use it, all airlines?

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by Irishbean
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16
Replies: 201
Views: 25558

RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

Question on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> flight from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to Dublin over summer. Its on a 757? What is the business class like? Is it the new re fitted fully flat? Or s...

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by Irishbean
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 18/15: It Just Keeps Getting Better!
Replies: 206
Views: 19042

RE: Irish 18/15: It Just Keeps Getting Better!

LAX is now bookable on aerlingus.com; I just did a test booking for business in June 1 June, 2016 Business Departure Duration Arrival Business Business Flex 15:00 <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> 11h00m 18:00 <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX...

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by Irishbean
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 10046

RE: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016

When will this be bookable? QR have some amazing fare deals in J from Europe

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by Irishbean
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Group Branded Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3474

RE: Virgin Group Branded Airlines

I have often thought about this, as it would make great sense, <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> for ravel to/ from UK, <acronym title="ACES (Colombia)">VX</acronym> in the US, and then VA to head over to the pacific. They did launch a <acronym title="Saratov - T...

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by Irishbean
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/15: Waiting For Sunshine!
Replies: 196
Views: 21508

RE: Irish 13/15: Waiting For Sunshine!

Question on transatlantic business products currently into Ireland. I know <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> now has fully flat business class on all routes to US, (not Canada?) from Dublin. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> have new business class on some re fit...

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by Irishbean
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/15: Ag Eitilt Sa Todhchai
Replies: 192
Views: 17632

RE: Irish 7/15: Ag Eitilt Sa Todhchai

Got an email today from Dublin Airport, they mention opening a new lounge AFTER pre clearance in Dublin, anyone know any more on this Dear Customer, 2015 is a very special year at Dublin Airport, as it marks the 75th anniversary of the airport’s first commercial passenger flight. Since then, we've b...

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by Irishbean
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/15: Brave New World - Part 2
Replies: 197
Views: 23472

RE: Irish 1/15: Brave New World - Part 2

Have American Airlines upgraded or will be upgrading their Dublin flight? I am booked in Business to fly <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to Dublin Tuesday 4th Aug, seat map shows 1-2-1? Is this their new business class w...

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by Irishbean
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Drop SYD - Exit Australia
Replies: 154
Views: 35287

RE: VS Drop SYD - Exit Australia

Very sad....I am a big fan of <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>, their upper class product is miles ahead of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> club (in my opinion!) and their club house in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom...

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by Irishbean
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic: "Flying In The Face Of Ordinary"
Replies: 17
Views: 9565

RE: Virgin Atlantic: "Flying In The Face Of Ordinary"

Have flown <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> in upper class many times (VS Gold, and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Gold <acronym title="Greenlandair/Groenlandsfly (Denmark) and Miami Air (USA)">GL</acronym> member), without a doubt <acronym title=...

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by Irishbean
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/13: February Made Me Shiver ...
Replies: 220
Views: 24234

RE: Irish 2/13: February Made Me Shiver ...

Re the serviceair staff at Dublin , I have used <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 4 times over last 3 months, from Dublin connecting onto a first class ticket in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, the staff are not just completely useless, but ...

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by Irishbean
Wed May 02, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/12: Up There Where The Air Is Rarified ...
Replies: 232
Views: 26315

RE: Irish 7/12: Up There Where The Air Is Rarified ...

On the new Emirates 777 coming into Dublin, what seats have they now in Buisness and First? Fully flat in J? Suites in F, as I think on the a330 they had on this route, even F was lie flat?

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by Irishbean
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/12: ILS Established, Gear Down, Flap 30
Replies: 214
Views: 35692

RE: Irish 5/12: ILS Established, Gear Down, Flap 30

Has anyone any more details in <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> new business seats? I have heard they may change to fully flat? In fact, the current seat can be reconfigured to be fully flat? With all the US carriers soon to have full flat in Ireland, <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ir...

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by Irishbean
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk
Replies: 38
Views: 7170

RE: Coffee A Safety Risk On Air Lingus

I have seen this plenty of times and not just on <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>, in fact I assumed it was policy on all airlines? It makes sense to be honest; its difficult enough getting into you seat if your at a window without boiling hot coffee in your hand, then on take off,...

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by Irishbean
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/12: Airborne And Climbing ...
Replies: 220
Views: 25661

RE: Irish 4/12: Airborne And Climbing ...

Can anybody help me out with a question, I fly to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> now on a near monthly basis, currently via <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> on <acronym title="British Airways">B...

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by Irishbean
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin To Spend £100m On New Upper Class Cabins
Replies: 36
Views: 14908

RE: Virgin To Spend £100m On New Upper Class Cabins

I am a big fan of <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>, their upper class product is still an industry leader, even though its dated now. Their clubhouse in Heathrow is by far one of the best lounges in the world, far better then the concord room in <acronym title="...

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by Irishbean
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin To Spend £100m On New Upper Class Cabins
Replies: 36
Views: 14908

Virgin To Spend £100m On New Upper Class Cabins

Anyone more details on this? <a href="http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0206/virgin-business.html" target="_blank">http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0206/virgin-business.html</a> Richard Branson's airline, Virgin Atlantic, is to spend £100m sterling improving its first-class cabins. The changes, aimed at improv...

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by Irishbean
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR Announces Budapest New Base - Starting In 2 Wks
Replies: 20
Views: 7792

RE: FR Announces Budapest New Base - Starting In 2 Wks

Well done Ryanair, within hours as well, and they can have the routes flying in 2 weeks, Its great to see an Irish success story. With this it demonstrates they have so much muscle and ability to move quickly when opportunity knocks.

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by Irishbean
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 22/11: Samhain Sa Speir
Replies: 268
Views: 21700

RE: Irish 22/11: Samhain Sa Speir

Another question, what Airlines have a true fully flat bed in business going into Ireland? <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> have, Does Delta to Atlanta? Is that all Delta fly into? <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> from <acronym title="Chicago -...

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by Irishbean
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 22/11: Samhain Sa Speir
Replies: 268
Views: 21700

RE: Irish 22/11: Samhain Sa Speir

Thanks Eagle Boy, only issue with <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> is there first product from Dublin is awful, not even a lie flat bed, its an old cradle type seat. Does anyone know what lounge they will use in Dublin? If its the DAA lounge, then I think I will continue...

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by Irishbean
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 22/11: Samhain Sa Speir
Replies: 268
Views: 21700

RE: Irish 22/11: Samhain Sa Speir

Can some one help here, Does Ethiad have first class from Dublin anyone, I know when they launched it was available, however, I believe now its only business from Dublin, can anyone confirm ? Thanks

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by Irishbean
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 21/11: Flying With Attitude
Replies: 223
Views: 20108

RE: Irish 21/11: Flying With Attitude

Can someone help me with a quick question, I am looking at booking on the new Emirates flight from Dub to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> via Dubai. I normally fly <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym...

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by Irishbean
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas A380 LHR To SYD First Class
Replies: 12
Views: 33109

RE: Qantas A380 LHR To SYD First Class

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by Irishbean
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas A380 LHR To SYD First Class
Replies: 12
Views: 33109

Qantas A380 LHR To SYD First Class

greetings, Ok, this is my first trip report, so be nice. I fly from Dub to Syd 4 or 5 times a year for work, and have traveled virgin upper class most times, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> first twice, but decided a trip on the A380 was needed, so I booked with Qantas this time. I cho...

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by Irishbean
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair Bashing
Replies: 11
Views: 3474

Ryanair Bashing

I have read this site for a few years now and find it very interesting. One thing that is very apparent is the constant bashing of Ryanair. While this can be understood in other media, its unusual to find it coming from people whom should have a understanding and appreciation of the aviation industr...

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