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by Eagleboy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 228
Views: 25224

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

aerace wrote:
Thanks for the replies! And EI is set to commence October 13 with PHL-DUB.

They were also supposed to restart Toronto in September.
Schedule confirmed up to Oct 11th at the moment.

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by Eagleboy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 88
Views: 17429

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

The door configuration suggest this is to be a low density premium heavy scenario. But without the 2LR doors the operator will have great flexibility to determine the premium seating. Not necessarily. Aer Lingus operate their LRs with a 16/168 config with the same door config. I wouldnt call that &...

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by Eagleboy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 228
Views: 25224

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

......... Last time I checked, Ireland's borders are open. As for other EU countries, the situation is not straightforward and continues to evolve, with individual governments or regions applying different rules............./ While our borders are open we have a 14 day isolation requirement. While ...

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by Eagleboy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 228
Views: 25224

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

The RTE report on EI and the 70% pay reduction is puzzling. If EI are availing of the Government support schemes and the staff are receiving 30%, then the maths seem strange! Are the DAA availing of the same schemes? Confusion reigns. There are 2 elements to this situation. EI reduced salary and ho...

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by Eagleboy
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28733

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

............. Ryanair calls for Green List to include EU countries with lower case rates than Ireland The additions would include Portugal, Poland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Cyprus, the UK, and Germany ....... Funny how the Irish Govt didn’t update the greenlist last week, because our own cases had gone o...

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by Eagleboy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28733

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

........... "Social media shaming" - what a horrific prospect. :roll: Stupid article for stupid people who rely on social media for validation. (Obviously I’m now middle aged and grumpy) Easy to fly outside the greenlist and just decide not to post pics on Facebook or instagram. Imagine t...

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by Eagleboy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28733

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

............. I agree that DUB is exceptionally competitive, the presence of FR and EI make it so. If one were to disappear then the other would run wild, as both have huge financial power to drive competition out of town. I think the point is that EI/IAG have not had the begging bowl out just yet....

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by Eagleboy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28733

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

....................... ........................ Personally, I think it is too early for supports to the airline industry. Both IAG and FR are well capitalised - for now. If the travel restrictions drag on for another 12 months, what is the point of giving economic support at this stage? Like Alita...

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by Eagleboy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33556

Re: Irish 7/20

..................There is a real issue about what should be done with people between their arrival/airport test and the results becoming available. Do they get quarantined in a hotel? Come with a negative test within 72 hours of their arrival? On Flyertalk people mentioned the process on JER. that...

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by Eagleboy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

I note from looking at the DUB departures and arrivals tomorrow the remarkably short turnaround time of QR17/QR18 (DOH-DUB-DOH). 1hr, 10mins from chocks-on to chocks-off with the 359 arriving 12:25 and departing 13:35. The average turnaround for long haul ops seems to be around 2hrs. EI were doing ...

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by Eagleboy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

I don’t wish to take away from or demean any affected group’s worries, hardships and concerns right now, I’m sure pretty much all of us in the industry are quite worried about our own situations, but trying to make a gender issue is, in my view, stupid by whatever Trade Union official attempted it....

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by Eagleboy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

This is behind paywall, ( I only have Irish Times account) https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/aer-lingus-pilots-get-a-deal-as-cabinground-crew-miss-out-39302392.html Aer Lingus pilots have been offered a generous deal by the troubled airline which protects them from redundancy and outlines an agr...

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by Eagleboy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

............ Aer Lingus pilots' wages to recover to 80% by April Aer Lingus pilots, whose pay has been halved due to the Covid-19 emergency, will see earnings gradually recover to 80% of normal by April if they accept proposals in a ballot by their union Fórsa/IALPA. However, SIPTU said it was &quo...

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by Eagleboy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

.......... Absolutely I would over the short term if it meant security of the role longer term in what is a once in a century event.......... True enough. The problem with the "document" was that it didn't specific what exactly the "short term" was, but the changes to T&Cs w...

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by Eagleboy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Unions and management at Aer Lingus agree on Covid-19 crisis recovery plan https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/0612/1147159-aer-lingus-recovery-plan/ Good news for EI staff based at SNN in that previously announced layoffs will now be averted.. Company issued the "revised" document as an...

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by Eagleboy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

dstc47 wrote:
.........Very odd change to local mobility rules in the ROI announced to allow travel
in the county - tough if you live in Kilkenny and can see Waterford City across the river, or live in Clare in the suburbs of Limerick.
Rules are "move within your county OR 20km, whichever is further."

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by Eagleboy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

............... Well Aer Lingus did do theirs second, so they would have seen the competition's one and moved accordingly. No doubt the two week period in between videos was put to good use. I would concur that you cant really compare the 2 videos. One is a short one about onbard only. The other ha...

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by Eagleboy
Sun May 31, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36813

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

June 1st, 2020: EI plans a double AMS departure this morning ........is this to avoid a repeat incidence of high load factors, as witnessed on BHD-LHR recently ?? - 07:00 Amsterdam EI602 Aer Lingus Check-in - 07:10 Amsterdam EI2602 Aer Lingus Check-in https://www.dublinairport.com/flight-informatio...

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by Eagleboy
Fri May 29, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

With MSP gone & MIA likely room, plus likely frequency reductions, they’ll find themselves with an oversupply of long haul aircraft Daily MSP means 1 less frame needed. If IAD is stopped, that’s another frame. Maybe a reduction in frequency for SEA and stopping MIA, that will be another frame. ...

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by Eagleboy
Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

I can understand a sense of “barn door” with this passenger location info. However it will be helpful in case of 2nd wave of infection. The exemption of the CTA is disappointing. I fully understand the politics around it regarding the 6 counties. But Wouldn’t it make sense for both islands to have i...

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by Eagleboy
Tue May 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

Just going back on the issue of cargo tenders; https://flyinginireland.com/2020/05/repatriation-flights-continue-as-restrictions-begin-to-lift/ Aer Lingus have recently completed their 100th rotation between Dublin and Beijing with PPE........for front line workers in the HSE. Other flights to Dubli...

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by Eagleboy
Mon May 18, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

I appreciate that most PPE is high-volume / low-density, but still 13 tonnes per flight is remarkably inefficient. I suppose that's what happens when you hand-stack cargo on passenger seats instead of hiring a pallet-loaded main-deck freighter and getting the job done properly. Nice little earner f...

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by Eagleboy
Sat May 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

daa have issued the charges publicly, they are been charged €180 per aircraft per day instead of €2,678 if full charge was applied... Well played by DAA. Regarding Aer Lingus parking. There are 3x A330 in Shannon, along with about half a dozen A320s (guessing based on pics seen) In Dublin I have se...

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by Eagleboy
Fri May 08, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

He has a point. Parking charges are normal. But the current situation is not normal.
I dont agree with his inference that it is "govt travel bans" causing the issue.

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by Eagleboy
Tue May 05, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

Maybe Im just old and bad tempered but I thought the outrage over "social distancing" from a journalist who choose to travel is a bit rich. The tweet also stated "no advice given by crew", if you need advice on self protection at this point then its a different type of help you n...

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by Eagleboy
Mon May 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

100% agree.
Ive have literally seen a passenger eating a sandwich while still wearing their gloves..... several wearing a mask so loosely that it was essentially on their chin, another 2-3 wearing gloves but taking their socks off.

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by Eagleboy
Fri May 01, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

The link above to the Newstalk site has the audio of the interview,it’s about 9 mins long.

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by Eagleboy
Fri May 01, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30028

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

That interview was a car crash. Murphy didn’t have actual facts to defend his statement. Pat Kenny even had to correct him by saying that WW had actually been a pilot after Murphy came out with “Willie Walsh doesn’t know what it’s like to be a worker in Aer Lingus” BA announce almost 25% staff cuts,...

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by Eagleboy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63812

Re: F/As on cargo-only flights?

EASA regs reguire fire fighting trained staff to monitor the cabin. Cargo holds have fire suppression equipment, there are none in the cabin. I think it was SQ who have cabin crew onboard. I know Aer Lingus trained their engineers in fire fighting so they could function in the cabin crew role on the...

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by Eagleboy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68865

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

............... Yes strongly suspect it will be aimed at the ‘heritage’ crews with the higher salaries . Difficult to see what the unions can do , no point in industrial action at the moment Odd to see you getting involved here. You previously stated that you have zero interest in cabin crew and ac...

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by Eagleboy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27948

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

Seems to me, that for most of the flight, that the person next to you is the greatest risk. If you think back to your last flight, for most of the flight, you could not even see the person in the seat in front of you. But you can certainly heard them if they are coughing and/or sneezing. There is a...

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by Eagleboy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27948

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

I don’t see it getting deferred this time. A recession when international finance is offering record low interest rates seems like the best time for a government backed infrastructure project. Gets ppl working, offers competitive tenders, allows multi decade repayments scheme and positions the nati...

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by Eagleboy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27948

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

........... Apparently FR have less admin staff available to them at the moment which is one of the reasons: "This has been compounded by government public health restrictions on non-essential work travel which means we have less staff available to us during this busy time". Funny how the...

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by Eagleboy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27948

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

.........My point in raising the situation with Emirates is that they are potentially operating 77Ws (a 10-door plane) with only 4 cabin crew, and likely never more than 6 or 8 as the planes aren't full and leaving doors unmanned, per the link I attached. As these flights are operating to Europe I ...

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by Eagleboy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27948

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

As the policy on another website states "dont feed the troll" The JFK operation is in place for the safety of employees (both cabin and flight) BOS is a shorter route and doesnt have the DUB-BOS-DUB duty in place. Thus showing that its not a cost saving practise but a crew safety practise....

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by Eagleboy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27948

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

I'm not sure if this has been reported, but EI is considering retiring some A330's due to the COVID-19 pandemic. .......... Thoughts? And to be a pedant its IAG considering retiring a "couple of " A330s. I do agree though. LAX, DAA seem like the low hanging fruit. Their days were numbered...

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by Eagleboy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27948

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

................ Speaking of A330s, I saw that Willie Walsh mentioned the possibility of some of the EI A330s being retired; probably EI-LAX and 'DAA on the chopping block first. Wonder what this means for the ex-Qatar aircraft, A7-AEH/EI-EIK? Doubt it will ever operate for EI. Taxied past it the o...

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by Eagleboy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27948

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

Can I ask the source of these cancellation charts?
Would be useful to pass to friends but can’t see that info in the website

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by Eagleboy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11170

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

Low oil prices are mixture of things at the moment. Is due to Saudi and Russian tension. But also because there’s low demand at the moment so it’s forcing the price even lower. There’s a huge dip across ALL forms transport at the moment. The price of oil was dropping before the virus spread outside...

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by Eagleboy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20366

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

It took the airline industry 2 years to come back after 2008 - this is something way worse. It will affect demand and economy much more. And future travel restriction (because of a still active thread of the virus in certain parts of the world) will last for months, at least. The current situation ...

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by Eagleboy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

Re: Irish 3/20

Only somewhat related to this thread but still relevant given it's prsence at BHD and much smaller ops to DUB, the collapse of BE a while ago will be on the minds of some people. Yes, it was in grave financial trouble prior to it's demise, but it was sniffed at when it was claimed by Connect that t...

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by Eagleboy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

Re: Irish 3/20

3 departures planned for the next 2 days, with 4 planned for Wednesday.

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by Eagleboy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

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! Unfortunately that wouldn't be possible. The schedule wildly varies from day to day and the departures are spaced out though the day. Once in Bejing the aircraft are planned t...

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by Eagleboy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

Re: Irish 3/20

not really sure why we needed such a badly written article to highlight an operation we knew was happening. But this entire “black swan” event has long term ramifications. Over the last 5-10 years we have seen the rise of China, the resurgence of Russia and the decline of the US. I feel this pandemi...

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by Eagleboy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

Re: Irish 3/20

Any clarity on Stobart? Is it an 8 week grounding?
Or is this grounding, combined with the administration of Connect looking ominous for their future?

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by Eagleboy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

Re: Irish 3/20

Aer Lingus cargo flights to/from China will commence next Saturday.
1 on 28th, 2 on 29th,ramping up quite quickly, there will be 5 departures on Wed 1st April.
DUB-PEK is the routing. Flights number are EIN9016-9023 (even going East)

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by Eagleboy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

Re: Irish 3/20

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl8834

Landed in DTW at 0728.

DTW-DUB schedule is 0210 departure and 2126 arrivl in Dublin
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EI321 wrote:
Delta A359 due into DUB around 9pm


iRISH251 wrote:
EI321 wrote:
Delta A359 due into DUB around 9pm


Landed around 0730 as far as I know.



https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl8834

Landed in DTW at 0728.

DTW-DUB schedule is 0210 departure and 2126 arrivl in Dublin

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by Eagleboy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

Re: Irish 3/20

That article about the FR crew is shocking......March 7th they arrived in.
The outbreak in a Italy made the news here around Feb 21-22nd.
Poor kids, leaving home (in Bergamo) to get quarantined in Ireland while their home is suffering a trade by.

The Delta A350 is apparently SLC-DTW-DUB

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by Eagleboy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two non sked TK 777Ws into LHR this a.m.
Replies: 11
Views: 6108

Re: Two non sked TK 777Ws into LHR this a.m.

Ireland is doing the same. EI and FR have been asked by the Irish Govt to increase capacity over the next 3 days to give the chance for the estimated 20K Irish currently in Spain to be repatriated. Makes sense that Turkish Govt would ask TK to lay on additional frequency or capacity for the same pur...

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by Eagleboy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37414

Re: Irish 3/20

Aer Lings are cancelling some TA flutes already this week. BDL, MSP, MCO & PHL are stopped. LAX, MIA, EWR, SEA, IAD to be suspended from Wed/Thursday. T/A departures from Shannon also stopping on Thursday. Routes from Dublin to BOS, JFK, ORD & SFO will continue but has reduced frequency. The...

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