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by stratocruiser
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

Can’t say I dislike it, but I still prefer the current scheme. However, if I remember correctly, I felt the same way when the current scheme was introduced but that grew on me so maybe this will too! I do fear however that Aer Lingus aircraft will no longer stand out as they do now and they will jus...

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by stratocruiser
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22367

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

In addition, the Galway runway length seems a bit borderline even for Airbus narrowbodies but I guess they might manage it lightly loaded.

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by stratocruiser
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22367

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

OA260 wrote:
Airbus proposal for Galway Airport still grounded

The failure of County and City Council officials to meet with a ‘large multinational company’ interested in leasing Galway Airport was raised again at a meeting of Galway County Council.


Why would Airbus want to take a lease on Galway Airport?

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by stratocruiser
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154630

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Wow Air A320 TF-BRO landed at Shannon a short time ago and a Wow A321 is due in there later tonight - just wondering if these are going into storage as there are no scheduled Wow Air flights to Shannon?

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by stratocruiser
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27046

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Really interesting GC map ... EI could dump the A330s over time ... and go for frequency at LAX, SFO ... multiple pushes at DUB , morning and afternoon ... A321LR really is the perfect EI aircraft I can’t see why EI would ever dump the A330s in favour of the A321LRs on any of their existing routes,...

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by stratocruiser
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27046

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

14 A321s - looks like EI plan to go big. I like how it also points out these can fly on to other European destinations after arriving in Dublin. Nice! Leaving aside the tight scheduling that adding an additional European leg to a transatlantic flight might impose, how well would an A321LR with a tr...

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by stratocruiser
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair at Luton
Replies: 26
Views: 3369

Re: Ryanair at Luton

Luton was one of Ryanair’s first destinations, introducing it using HS748s from Dublin in 1986 and I think they have had a presence there since then.

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by stratocruiser
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 10579

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

In terms of regular service, probably the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser from the late 1940s, followed almost immediately by the Constallation. These aircraft had incredible range for their time, and could in theory fly to the West Coast non-stop from London (taking around 18 hours) but often stopped en ...

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by stratocruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Customers And Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 3115

Re: Future A380 Customers And Routes

BA had been considering a top-up order a year or two ago but that seems to have gone by the wayside now.

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by stratocruiser
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93129

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Looks smart professional modern and minimises the Erin go Bragh, top of the morning gibberish ... The regular, near constant use of the "Oirish" term is very telling. I'm assuming you are actually Irish with a username like that so tell me, what would you suggest a company representing Ir...

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by stratocruiser
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 6751

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

The noisiest cabin award has got to go to the Shorts 360!

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by stratocruiser
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93129

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

https://i.imgur.com/8OCMMQjl.jpg Anything like this will suck, suck, and utterly suck. It's the Qantas, Lufthansa, Iberia, Level copy, that is similar to Air France, Fiji Airways, Alitalia and Virgin Australia too. I'm very partial to the Aer Lingus livery as it is, so I hope it's an evolution rath...

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by stratocruiser
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33183

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I wonder if the Aer Club branding has any subtle hints. Clearly some thought went into its design, they chose a unique font to the overall brand, designed an entirely new logo and it's easily the best looking of IAG carriers. The logo itself is quite interesting, it's a recreation of the main shamr...

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by stratocruiser
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220
Replies: 35
Views: 12641

Re: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220

Well at least the windscreens remained intact!

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by stratocruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I strongly suspect the JFK cancellation may be replaced by A321LR service operated by EI next summer (if they arrive). I'm not familiar with discrepancies in product offering between the 330's and 321NEO's, but would a dual operation on a single route not be a bit of a risk for EI? Even if the seat...

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by stratocruiser
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 6671

Re: SFO to Europe

The Constellations and Super Constellations did not have the range for non-stop US west coast to Europe flights but the Starliner did and allowed TWA to introduce ‘over the Pole’ airliner flights to Europe. Over the Pole? SFO-LHR does not get near the Pole under any circumstances. The Great Circle ...

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by stratocruiser
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 6671

Re: SFO to Europe

I don't know what it is with some of these recent threads that we're currently seeing on a.net it's obvious that some can't be bothered to search such information before opening Threads and asking questions that are readily available in literary seconds thanks to a quick search on either Google or ...

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by stratocruiser
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Loads being a concern on certain sectors I understand, though the two separate origin points will make statistical analysis of any UK CAA figures difficult (unless blatantly dire across the board) If common practice, what other Chinese UK/Ireland routes are seeing winter cuts such as these? Couldn'...

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by stratocruiser
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

There is no argument for domestic passenger flights to anywhere else in Ireland ... If we look at the island of Ireland as a whole, what about ORK - BFS / BHD, which is actually longer than DUB - CFN / KIR? Cheers, C. Although I don’t know if EIR ever operated the route, a number of other airlines ...

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by stratocruiser
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 48
Views: 9608

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

They will need upgrades though - the 328s are aging planes with old technology. I dont think this will happen. Don´t think this is question by anyone - technology certainly has moved further, and a lot of systems can or need to be updated. However, as the type certificate holder 328 Support Service...

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by stratocruiser
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11657

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

She had a whizz on a Wizz!

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by stratocruiser
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY ending ORK-PVD?
Replies: 29
Views: 4935

Re: DY ending ORK-PVD

Does this leave ORK without a transatlantic flight? I always thought DL should make a go of JFK-ORK. Keep in mind the runway in Cork is rather short and doesn't allow for wide bodies. It has to be a narrow body service. I'd say it's a logical step for Norwegian to pull out of this route, at least d...

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by stratocruiser
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Yes, I've recently noticed morale among crew seems to be much lower than previous times I've traveled with them, they all seem exhausted and disinterested in helping the paying customers, treating us as more of an inconvenience than anything else, a far cry from the warm welcome and care you used t...

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by stratocruiser
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?
Replies: 29
Views: 5027

Re: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?

The could just go back to using the aircraft registration as a call sign!

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by stratocruiser
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 65
Views: 9921

Re: Cargojet Airways fleet update

Whatever plane they buy, could somebody over there please hire somebody with some talent to come up with a new logo and livery. Their planes look like they were painted by a 12 year old. What are you talking about. That is one of the best liveries in the air. Agreed :checkmark: :checkmark: "li...

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by stratocruiser
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?
Replies: 29
Views: 5027

Re: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?

Virgin Atlantic, FlyBe, Aer Lingus and Ryanair, to name just a few of which I am aware, also frequently use alphanumeric callsigns.

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by stratocruiser
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24203

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/waterford-airport-given-lifeline-by-varadkar-852110.html Maybe it could support one or two services to London each day but beyond that I don't see the point of the airport as it is in a relatively sparsely populated part of Ireland with too much c...

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by stratocruiser
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24203

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Dublin airport cannot thrive at Shannon’s expense SHANNON Airport cannot be forgotten about as the go-ahead is given for a third terminal at Dublin Airport as part of Project Ireland 2040. That’s according to Munster Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who said that Shannon and Cork cannot be abandoned whi...

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by stratocruiser
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24203

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Iceland could well work for EI , damaging yield for both WOW and also Icelandair ... DUblin is perfect spot to feed from KEF into Southern Europe and the med sun resorts plus the canaries . Also would help aircraft utilisation with a late evening departure to KEF and red eye back to Dublin arriving...

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by stratocruiser
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 13646

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

Although obviously aerodynamic factors such as wing design play a role, the major factor determining an aircraft’s rate of climb is the thrust-to-weight ratio - the greater the engine power (thrust) the faster an aircraft will climb at any given weight.

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by stratocruiser
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 41
Views: 6993

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

Great news, but i'm curious to see the yields on this route. I agree. If they are relying solely on O&D traffic, this could be of borderline viability although I see that 16% of Hamilton’s half million population claim Irish ancestory which might help a little. However if by some unlikely mirac...

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by stratocruiser
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21809

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

It is possible that Lingus could perhaps have a place for a small fleet of A350-1000s in the future to compliment their A330s. Although they originally had A350-900s on order, a change in policy seems to have lead to standardisation on the A330 and the A359 orders appear to have been taken over by t...

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by stratocruiser
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land terribly when on a solo flight.
Replies: 36
Views: 4106

Re: Land terribly when on a solo flight.

My first solo landing was easily the worst landing I ever made (before or since!). It was in a Socata Rallye Club, a very forgiving aircraft with full span flaps and good STOL features, which was just as well as the runway at the airfield where I trained was only 1000ft long. We were taught to do gl...

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by stratocruiser
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17486

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Europe needs to work towards the day when they have a ‘self-contained’ aircraft industry, free from the need to use components from the USA or any other country that can hold it to ransom. The European aviation industry has already proven that it has the knowledge and the ability to produce superb a...

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by stratocruiser
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24203

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6412648/britain-sharia-muslim-airline/ Just saw this article saying that a "Sharia Compliant" airline called "Firnas Airways" will be flying a Jetstream 32 between London Ashford and Waterford. Should be interesting to see how this works out, someho...

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by stratocruiser
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7379

Re: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM

Is there no Minimum Descent Altitude stipulated for approaches to TNCM?

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by stratocruiser
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight
Replies: 24
Views: 4842

Re: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight

I often wondered the same thing particularly with the pending delivery of the fleet of A321LRs, but I’m not sure how well the daytime JFK-DUB flight performed as it has not been restored for the last couple of summer seasons. If JFK didn’t work for them then it is probably unlikely that EI would con...

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by stratocruiser
Fri May 18, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9859

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Everyone is deposing of the ERJ-190/195’s. That’s not quite true - BACF just took delivery of their 16th 190 which is on a four year lease, and Stobart have expanded their fleet (albeit as part of a ludicrously complicated relationship with Flybe) over the last year. It’s still a very capable aircr...

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by stratocruiser
Tue May 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17907

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Picked up an interesting movement at Shannon last night on Live ATC - 'SAM286' landed around 23:00, parked at stand 32 and departed at 00:50 on a flight plan to Andrews AFB. It wasn't on FR24 so I couldn't see where it originated but I did wonder if it was a flight related to the opening of the US e...

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by stratocruiser
Fri May 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7983

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Man, that sure stopped them from going to Hartford. I'd expect the Hartford area to have more than a small Irish population. Also, it's closer, which means shorter stage length and thus less airplane used. I believe that HFD gave EI incentive $ as well. Not that MKE wouldn’t do it as well but anoth...

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by stratocruiser
Thu May 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20456

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Does attendance at this thing vary by year? Disheartening to see KCI and MEM send representatives but not STL. Do you want BA and Heathrow on a 787 or do you want Quasi-LCC Aer Lingus in a mostly single class 220 seat A321LR. There's a little business traffic but MEM would for the most part be leas...

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by stratocruiser
Wed May 02, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7983

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

With MKE's new international terminal only a couple years away (Demolition of E to begin sometime this year and 1st phase beginning next year with completion slated for 2020), any guesses or rumors, etc. on who will be the 1st international long haul carrier at MKE? Air Canda isn't longhaul because...

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by stratocruiser
Wed May 02, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20456

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

DTW & RSW nice, lucky day if that comes true. They'd have SW FL all to themselves as most would choose DUB over the EW options, and well, we already know they would be beating DY to the DTW Intl middle, long overlooked. Kudos EI, bring these 2 cities home When over 90% of RSW's Europe traffic i...

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by stratocruiser
Tue May 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 11052

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

I don't understand why foreign airlines even bother flying there!

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by stratocruiser
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21689

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I think HKG could have been perhaps the only viable Asian destination for EI from DUB as it would be a good O&D destination in its own right and is a great transit point for flights to other Far Eastern destinations and Australia. However this would only have been possible if agreement could hav...

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by stratocruiser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21689

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Cork’s main runway can’t be extended due to surroundings terrain. It was built in the wrong place, pure and simple. The amount of investment required to put a 3,000m runway somewhere on that site is eye watering and would never be paid off in the minimal widebody services it would generate. I remem...

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by stratocruiser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 8040

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

Non-reclining seats should be standard for Y at least for short/medium haul routes and I personally, being over 6ft tall, would have no problem with pre-reclined Y seats for long haul routes - at least you would know the seat in front is not going to suddenly slam back into your knees!

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by stratocruiser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 15221

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

First reaction was "oh no, another Eurowhite scheme" but actually it's not bad!

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by stratocruiser
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21689

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Seems UA are going to scrap their traditional IFE system on the DUB - EWR route and offer the App based wifi system. A few friends of mine got emails. So they're using the Domestic configured 772s instead of the international ones, business is an awful 2-4-2 but this also means that economy is conf...

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by stratocruiser
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9349

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Skyblue39 wrote:
Dublin already has 2 x daily IAD-DUB with EI and UA.
Cannot see BWI happening.


I agree, particularly when you consider that traffic to IAD doesn't seem to have warranted the use of anything larger than a 757 by EI for most of the time it has operated.

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