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by EIBusiness
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 186
Views: 28563

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

Edited to add: Eamon Ryan has been on Newstalk this morning to say that foreign holidays are pretty much off the agenda this summer, saying that even if we do get vaccinated (which he hopes), the disease is still rampant abroad and it's therefore unlikely that there will be a complete reopening of ...

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by EIBusiness
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/20: Testing times
Replies: 308
Views: 36192

Re: Irish 11/20: Testing times

The fact of the matter is that the mismanagement of the economic components of the COVID-19 crisis in Ireland are only starting to come home to roost and so much worse is yet to come. The reality is that the doctors who have no comprehensive understanding of the economic multiplier actions of their ...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40772

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Absolute rubbish! The actual Journal Article goes on to state that transmission on the flight from person to person cannot be guaranteed as being the source and that "more investigation and studies are needed". The reality is that when you look at the profile of the people likely coming i...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40772

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Were you tested after each trip at 14 days to account for the potential incubation period? You could’ve had the disease and been asymptomatic. Absolutely and subsequently for antibodies on five occasions. All negative. The USA was so severely maligned during the Summer months. "Blocked" b...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40772

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Flight into Dublin Airport linked to 59 Covid-19 cases Passengers on a flight to Dublin led to the spread of 59 Covid-19 cases around the country. A report into the outbreak states the laboratory-confirmed cases were linked to an international flight into Ireland in summer 2020. That 7.5 hour-long ...

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by EIBusiness
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40772

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Is there any talk of the US opening up entry for people in the EU? It’s on a specific exemption basis at the moment only. Some indicators that “Airbridges” with COVID-19 testing pre departure and on arrival between LHR and JFK could commence around Christmas but still not very clear. There are in f...

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by EIBusiness
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40772

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Of all the recent flights I have taken, load factors (not saying anything for the ticket fares) are generally close to breakeven, sometimes above that given that onboard service is now non-existent and there are lower operating costs associated with same. Not meaning to be rude, but how can you pos...

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by EIBusiness
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40772

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Normally I agree with much of what you say, but the economic numbers do not back-up what you are saying. The economy has diverged significantly, international services and financial services are doing very well, agri is holding its own, tourism and retail are decimated. Overall the hit for 2020 was...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40772

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

The way things are going they might as well just close the airports for the winter, just keeping one Dublin terminal open. I agree, because soon enough Ireland will be an economic wasteland. Some of the most draconian travel advisory policies in the world, huge suppression of inbound tourism and tr...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36891

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Not a shock to most of us but bleak news for some optimists. The Taoiseach has said that restrictions on travellers entering Ireland are likely to remain in place until the middle of next year. https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40056254.html It didn't have to be this way. The inaction by the ...

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by EIBusiness
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36891

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Blackmail is ugly! A private company holding an elected Government to ransom is a dangerous move. Even if that Government is slightly out of step! Slightly out of step? Soaring COVID-19 case numbers, a failed strategy, mired in crisis after crisis since taking office, a severe clampdown on Internat...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29910

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

It's not as if the Government didn't have prior warning from other European countries that cases would spike again. It was trendy for a while to "blame the inbound arrivals" or to go on Twitter and post about measures against passengers from "high risk" areas. Cases per capita p...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29910

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

The problem is there is no real streamlined linked up service that is cost efficient. HSE is a mess and overpaid managers and admin staff who suck the money up along with paying agency staff and consultants who are not in house employed. The money should be enough but it is literally poured down th...

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by EIBusiness
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29910

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

Ireland had one of the most restrictive policies in the world and here we are today with more than 200 cases announced in Ireland, widespread community transmission. This from the outset has been an unmitigated financial disaster. We are facing into nothing short of a Global Economic Depression. I’...

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by EIBusiness
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29910

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

Someone gets hounded for going away on holiday.. sweet Jesus. Typical Irish Independent witch hunt. But think about the mindset we are dealing with here? Hunt down those who do anything to support aviation, stake out those arriving from the USA and other locations. All the while pushing for opening...

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by EIBusiness
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29910

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

Ireland really got the worst of all worlds: an aviation industry fully on its knees (EI movements still down 90+% compared to a European industry average of about 50% at present), next to no foreign tourists this summer season, while still having COVID-19 infections rates comparable to the rest of ...

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by EIBusiness
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29910

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

Ryan orders review of Shannon Airport operator Transport minister wants troubled semi-state, which includes Shannon Airport, to contribute to post-pandemic economy Mary Considine, the chief executive at Shannon Group, last month told the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee that the airport had been “deva...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29910

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

In summary, the main issue overall which applies to both of my points is a lack of outside-the-box thinking from the government and a lack of creative, new solutions which in this environment is exactly what we need since we cannot apply many principles and solutions used previously. The virus is h...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

The Oireachtas Committee on aviation is available to watch here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jejntVzB8fE It's infuriating viewing at times, the politicians appear to be ill prepared and lack a basic understanding of the industry, in some cases they are just plain ignorant and are too concerned ...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Seems like FR are doing some creative/clever accounting with their results ... they've reduced their depreciation charge for their aircraft as they weren't being flown fully. “Depreciation is 30% lower at €134.0M, due to reduced aircraft utilisation”. This is not standard industry practice & mo...

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by EIBusiness
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

'Thousands' of aviation job losses unless travel boosted - SIPTU SIPTU has called for aviation employers to be excluded from the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) if they impose compulsory redundancies, or cuts in terms and conditions, while availing of exchequer subsidies. The call comes in the...

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by EIBusiness
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Wahey! We can go to Monaco ... but not France! And glad to see Greenland on the list, too ... clearly high on everyone's list. And what about airlines like KLM, Swiss and Lufty that have been serving Ireland right through the crisis. This is a bit of a slap in the face. I wonder if any carriers wil...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Very well put IrishTexan - but sadly we are not going to see any balance in the reporting in Ireland - because something is needed to distract from the fact that Ireland is on course to suffer one of the most significant economic contractions of any western nation arising from the policy inaction o...

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by EIBusiness
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Hotels begin to ban American tourists - USA and UK unlikely to be included in ROI's 'travel green list' - American Airlines flight from Fort Worth Airport in Dallas Texas to arrive in Dublin in next 24 hours Some hotels and restaurants in the Republic of Ireland have started banning US tourists fro...

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by EIBusiness
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Concerns raised over US troop flights into Shannon after plane arrives from army base in Tennessee Flight OY-545 arrived at Shannon Airport this morning from Fort Campbell in Tennessee CONCERNS HAVE BEEN raised about US troop flights stopping in Shannon Airport due to the prevalence of Covid-19 in ...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Flights from US should be stopped due to Covid-19 threat - Labour FLIGHTS from the United States should be stopped until mandatory Covid-19 testing is in place at airports, the Labour Party has said. Coronavirus infections continue to spiral in parts of the US but flights are still landing in Irela...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Could we not do what other countries (like Iceland) are doing and require arriving passengers from high-risk countries to pay for a rapid turnaround test? While they wait the few hours for the results, they could be brought to some hotel near the airport/port where I presume occupancy rates are wel...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Without knowing for sure perhaps OA260 lunatics comment was directed at the administration and not the general american populace. If that is the case then the comment could be seen as reasonably accurate! OA260 can never be accused of being hysterical or for that matter inaccurate. You lost me on t...

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by EIBusiness
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

Whilst OA260's comment is a generalised one, the sentiment is not inaccurate. I appreciate you have recently travelled domestically and have first hand experience (I don't) but surely you can't deny that the situation in the US has, on a national level, been handled very poorly compared to the EU. ...

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by EIBusiness
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34650

Re: Irish 7/20

In the last week AA has reduced the DFW-DUB-DFW August schedule from daily to 5x weekly, and with todays schedule update it's down to 3x weekly. Seat maps on AA show very, very light loads even on this reduced schedule. Sadly no surprise the initial reintroduction plans were somewhat optimistic at ...

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by EIBusiness
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37836

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

Just out of curiosity on reading your viewpoint, would you accept a 70% pay and hours cut so readily in your job? Absolutely I would over the short term if it meant security of the role longer term in what is a once in a century health crisis and economic collapse. Moreover - it was a 50% pay cut o...

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by EIBusiness
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37836

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

Aer Lingus warns of further cuts if plan is rejected Aer Lingus has warned staff that if they do not accept a Recovery Plan which includes work practice reforms by this evening, the company will press ahead with further pay cuts and layoffs. The warning comes as the cabin crew union Forsa said it w...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37836

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

“ As the article points out - such travel even now is not illegal and the faux quarantine is entirely unenforceable. Once again we see another day with more mixed comments from someone who is allegedly leading Ireland’s COVID-19 response but also so detached from commercial reality it is frightenin...

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by EIBusiness
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37836

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

“ When asked about some airlines sending marketing emails to customers stating that flights to places like Portugal would soon be available to book, Harris said it was inappropriate. “I take my travel advice from public health experts. Now is not the appropriate time to take non-essential trips abr...

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by EIBusiness
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37836

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth rea0wakens ...

The An-225 is now due into SNN at 1645 on Tues, leaving around 22h later, on Weds, 10th. With regard to the restart of flight operations, govt seems to be playing its cards v close to its chest. Airlines (mostly) seem to be aiming for flights to resume on 13-15 June, yet govt not even giving firm i...

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by EIBusiness
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37836

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

As expected for many weeks now - we are finally seeing industry wide pressure for Ireland to adopt measures commensurate with those across Europe. It's already too late to undo some of the economic fallout, but a phased and sensible re-opening of international travel to the nation will go some way. ...

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by EIBusiness
Fri May 15, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30584

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

Anyone that thinks they are going on holidays in July or August need their head testing. The government should come out with a proper official statement and monitor bookings and reason for travelling. If not essential the booking should be cancelled. With the greatest respect - they need their &quo...

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by EIBusiness
Tue May 05, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30584

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

A bit amused to be asked to be more imaginative by someone in the US - currently the least imaginative place on the planet run by a slightly unhinged person (being polite)! I am quite certain EI will figure it out and with luck and footfall will return to more normal times Amused? Imaginative as to...

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by EIBusiness
Tue May 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30584

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

The simple fact is, the economy can't be on lockdown forever, the govts will run out of money, so, we have to find ways of living with this virus until a vaccine is found. This is precisely on point. Being Irish based in the USA - I'm getting two contrasting perspectives on this. Here - I see a soc...

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by EIBusiness
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 38116

Re: Irish 3/20

Being Irish and ultimately trapped on the other side of the Atlantic with no realistic options in getting back is not a pleasant experience - especially not in the context of a global health crisis. I would imagine that all of the rules around fiscal balance will be discarded and enormous amounts of...

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by EIBusiness
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21991

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

Happy Christmas to all on the forum - especially the Irish members on this thread - at home or abroad. Based in the Intermountain West - I typically fly via ORD or SFO back to DUB however I flew from SEA last week and I would note that the onboard service was absolutely phenomenal (10/10 - possibly ...

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by EIBusiness
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30102

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

Noteworthy is the latest news about the outsourcing of EI's Complaints department to the United States. In truth, this will translate from already abysmal customer service complaint feedback to non-existent feedback if the standards set by the Reservations Department in Jericho are anything to go by...

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by EIBusiness
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 23/15: The Christmas Present
Replies: 58
Views: 9731

RE: Irish 23/15: The Christmas Present

Nollaig Shona to all posters and readers of the Irish threads; both at home and abroad. As others have mentioned; I think the level of activity on the Irish threads is a good proxy for the state of the Irish economy! 2014 and 2015 have been years of an incredible turnaround in the Irish economy. Yes...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 20/15: Fresh Winds Of Change
Replies: 203
Views: 25918

RE: Irish 20/15: Fresh Winds Of Change

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#82" class="quote">Reply 82</a>):<br/><i>Update on AerClub :</i></font></td></tr></tabl...

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by EIBusiness
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 20/15: Fresh Winds Of Change
Replies: 203
Views: 25918

RE: Irish 20/15: Fresh Winds Of Change

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OMP777X" class="quote" target="_blank">OMP777X</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>What exactly is an 'opt out' clause? I'm new...

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by EIBusiness
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 19/15 - Sciathain Glas
Replies: 207
Views: 24059

RE: Irish 19/15 - Sciathain Glas

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Andy33" class="quote" target="_blank">Andy33</a> (<a href="#204" class="quote">Reply 204</a>):<br/><i>But wouldn't a rabbit want an extremely la...

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by EIBusiness
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 19/15 - Sciathain Glas
Replies: 207
Views: 24059

RE: Irish 19/15 - Sciathain Glas

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#202" class="quote">Reply 202</a>):<br/><i>Ms Fagan said she was told by the captain on...

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by EIBusiness
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 19/15 - Sciathain Glas
Replies: 207
Views: 24059

RE: Irish 19/15 - Sciathain Glas

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/clydenairways" class="quote" target="_blank">clydenairways</a> (<a href="#122" class="quote">Reply 122</a>):<br/><i>Another thing which <acronym...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/15: Waiting For Sunshine!
Replies: 196
Views: 21897

RE: Irish 13/15: Waiting For Sunshine!

Possibly the last set of public results by Aer Lingus today? And in keeping with tradition; they contain considerable public relations spin. Stripping that back; some of the standout points seem to be: <b>Financial Performance:</b> - EUR 13.9 Million aircraft hire costs... No mention of any reimburs...

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by EIBusiness
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/15: Waiting For Sunshine!
Replies: 196
Views: 21897

RE: Irish 13/15: Waiting For Sunshine!

Deleted - Error. Reposted..

[Edited 2015-07-29 09:02:01]

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