Search found 5422 matches

by shamrock350
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 48
Views: 4537

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

Ishrion wrote:
Didn’t Aer Lingus already retire its last 757?

Yes. It was retired in late April and sent to the desert in early May. The pandemic had little to no effect on those plans, it just happened to coincide with the pre-planned retirement schedule.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

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

Aer Lingus are further extending the USA cancellations until 10th August. No real surprise. Swiss resume ORK-ZRH from 5th July. 10th August seems ambitious I think this cancellations are just on a rolling basis, they seem to give themselves around 6 weeks each time. It’s definitely not an indicatio...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

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

So are we assuming these routes, if launched, would have been under the Aer Lingus Regional brand? It makes sense from an awareness point of view, it's a strong and well respected brand but it would also have been a slight shift of focus from its current mission. With Flybe gone, there was definitel...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

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

airBaltic to launch Vilnius - Dublin from 16 June 2020 https://www.airbaltic.com/lt/airbaltic-plans-to-launch-flights-from-vilnius-to-london-dublin-and-dubrovnik Great news. I know airBaltic’s expansion plans appear ambitious and risky but they’re a great airline to fly with and Vilnius is a wonder...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

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

airBaltic to launch Vilnius - Dublin from 16 June 2020 https://www.airbaltic.com/lt/airbaltic-plans-to-launch-flights-from-vilnius-to-london-dublin-and-dubrovnik Great news. I know airBaltic’s expansion plans appear ambitious and risky but they’re a great airline to fly with and Vilnius is a wonder...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

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

The Aer Lingus video is indeed much more professional and very much in keeping with their brand and reputation. A lot of it is likely thanks to the great media team they have, they pretty much always get the tone right. , but handing it to passengers with a flimsy tissue, is questionable at best. I...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

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

The Aer Lingus video is indeed much more professional and very much in keeping with their brand and reputation. A lot of it is likely thanks to the great media team they have, they pretty much always get the tone right. The Aer Lingus video features the basics, there’s nothing new or groundbreaking ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sat May 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19790

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Ryanair saw an opportunity where either outcome was a win-win situation for them. Ryanair was not immune from the intense competition experienced at VIE recently, Lauda was very likely finding it hard to make progress in such a crowded environment so the closure of the base or a drastic contract ref...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Wed May 13, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29190

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

In my opinion Michael O'Leary's comments were reckless and likely come from a place of desperation. While he's right in saying that post-arrival quarantines are largely ineffective and impossible to police (with current resources) he's completely wrong, from a public health view, to encourage people...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Tue May 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29190

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

There’s also the ‘no show’ factor to contend with. Most of April would have seen huge numbers of no shows which, coupled with official cancelled bookings, resulted in rock bottom load factors which did the social distancing work all by itself. With increased talk of lockdown measures being relaxed, ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon May 04, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29190

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

Aer Lingus getting a lot of negative attention over this tweet. https://twitter.com/KellyBonner/status/1257323982400831491 Shows a packed BHD-LHR flight this morning. The airline is being accused of not implementing social distancing. Personally, I'm not sure what people were expecting. There has be...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Fri May 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29190

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

Aer Lingus seeks to cut 900 jobs - Breaking on RTE now.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29190

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

Thanks for the new thread as always Kaitak! Not sure if it was reported in the last thread but I read elsewhere that Runway 16/34 was closed a month early to facilitate the joining of the new northern runway, the DAA taking the current quiet period as an opportunity to get the work done. Aerial phot...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair repatriation flight to Africa?
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: Ryanair repatriation flight to Africa?

I believe it’s transporting medical supplies.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are IAG’s plans for Aer Lingus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3275

Re: What are IAG’s plans for Aer Lingus?

Ignoring COVID-19 (as difficult as that is), what will Aer Lingus look like going forward? My understanding was that the combination of BREXIT and slot restrictions makes LHR a less attractive connecting hub, and once DUB has the infrastructure in place Aer Lingus would grow and take over a lot of ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are IAG’s plans for Aer Lingus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3275

Re: What are IAG’s plans for Aer Lingus?

Aer Lingus’ plans prior to COVID-19 are relatively well documented, the airline has made no secret about its transatlantic growth strategy, underpinned by its profitable and sustainable short haul network. In late 2018 the airline announced its plans to increase its transatlantic seat capacity from ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

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

Ryanair boss says airline won't fly with 'idiotic' social distancing rules Michael O’Leary says business model will be in tatters if he is forced to leave middle seats empty Ryanair planes won’t return to the skies if the airline is forced to leave the middle seat empty to comply with “idiotic” in-...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Safety Video
Replies: 18
Views: 3937

Re: New AA Safety Video

I actually really like the current one, yeah it's camp and a little over the top but it's got character and keeps things reasonably clear. I think it's far superior to the likes of Qantas which has turned safety videos into a short films with the actual safety information playing second fiddle. This...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

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

I believe Aer Lingus has, in the past, considered taking the Aer Lingus Regional operation in house as a last resort option. This wouldn't be the first time Aer Arann/Stobart has raised eyebrows at Shamrock House and a few contingency plans have been floated around. If the worst did happen, now is p...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

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

Cancellation updates from Aer Lingus http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/F2B78DF7-D634-4266-909A-E1A8748621A3_zpskaagygnq.jpg I've seen these notifications from EI and I must say that they're not very passenger friendly. Is every passenger intending to travel to Rome aware that ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

The Irish Times view on the Putin playbook: Russian bombers near Ireland The Russian aircraft did not violate Irish sovereign airspace but flying through international airspace controlled by Irish aviation authorities on unscheduled flights when the aircraft are flying with their transponders turne...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

I'm guessing BA will operate the Lima charter flight.

Also talk of Aer Lingus doing multiple flights to China to pick up medial supplies.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

There doesn't appear to be a wifi dome anywhere along the fuselage. It wasn't wifi enabled at Qatar Airways anyway, their A330 fleet is surprisingly dated. Is that not a wifi dome between the first and second doors, directly above 'Aer'? It looks smaller than the one on the other EI A330s. I'd be s...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

The soon to be EI-EIK; https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49663407131_e9a0e3bf7a_z.jpg Aer lingus A330-300 A7- AEH by Brian Lacey , on Flickr St Began There doesn't appear to be a wifi dome anywhere along the fuselage. It wasn't wifi enabled at Qatar Airways anyway, their A330 fleet is surprisingly...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Side note but does anyone know why EI-EDY has had both nacelles partially replaced with white ones, were both damaged around the same time coincidentally? I never really liked how SAS has them painted in two tone. I believe the number 2 engine had its cowling replaced a few months ago, number one i...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Ryanair: Full grounding cannot be ruled out Ryanair has cancelled 80% of its flights until May and said it had not ruled out a “full grounding of the fleet”as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Europe’s largest short-haul airline is the latest in a growing list of global carriers to have cut flight...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday. Sadly noted on FR24 earlier. One of my flights a while back. Are all the A332's leaving soon ? Covid-19 or not... Yes that *was* the plan. ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Aer Lingus' next actions, like others, will probably be about survival. The transatlantic network will likely be slashed, potentially only keeping the likes of JFK/BOS/ORD/SFO and either temporarily suspending or reducing others. This will inevitably result in groundings, layoffs and a much smaller ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 02441.html
-->

Trump extends ban to UK and Ireland.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 02441.html

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Department of Foreign Affairs has just advised the public to exercise a high degree of caution before deciding to travel to other EU States due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This should surely extend to the UK, particularly following their 'herd immunity' policy of letting the virus run rampant through ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182180

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

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/11/hom ... oclamation

Potential relief for the likes of Aer Lingus?
-->

The US Department of Homeland Security states this a Schengen Area ban. The list of countries affected does not include the UK (as already stated by Trump) but also Ireland and Cyprus.

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/11/hom ... oclamation

Potential relief for the likes of Aer Lingus?

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182180

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

While this is still a developing situation, and Trump could extend the ban further, the US Department of Homeland Security states this a Schengen Area ban. The list of countries affected does not included the UK (as already stated by Trump) but also Ireland and Cyprus. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Update: US Department of Homeland Security states this is a Schengen ban. No mention of Ireland in the list of nations affected. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/11/homeland-security-acting-secretary-chad-f-wolf-s-statement-presidential-proclamation This could change but potential relief for Ireland...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182180

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

The move to exclude the UK is clearly politically motivated, he's a big supporter of Brexit and his speech was full of anti-EU sentiment. The UK experienced its biggest daily rise in cases today, now heading towards 500+ with 8 deaths. There is no reasonable explanation to exclude it from the travel...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Why exclude the UK? They're in exactly the same situation. Strange and disturbing times (not related to the above - just generally). Loads on flights are going through the floor. It is apparently expected that the country will go on lockdown sometime over the next week or so. Bad news for aviation,...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Donald Trump has announced a 30 day EU-US travel ban, it excludes the United Kingdom. This will be devastating for Aer Lingus and indeed other European airlines.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141743

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Not sure about the racoon mask on the 737, trying to fit a curved design over very angular cockpit windows doesn't work.

I know Airbus didn't invent the cockpit window mask but this SAS version is pretty much identical, same curvature etc. At least Air Canada put their own spin on the design.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11005

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

Various airlines are offering unpaid leave, part time hours in response to the drop off in demand following the Coronavirus outbreak so this is not an automatic 'fight for survival' move but the airline is no doubt in a vulnerable position. A large chunk of its flying business is now out the window ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Aer Lingus has announced no change fees on new bookings. https://www.aerlingus.com/plan-and-book/plan/book-with-peace-of-mind/ Like many airlines, Aer Lingus is no doubt experiencing a serious decline in forward bookings and this appears a (possibly futile) attempt at boosting bookings or at least ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Aer Lingus has announced no change fees on new bookings. https://www.aerlingus.com/plan-and-book/plan/book-with-peace-of-mind/ Like many airlines, Aer Lingus is no doubt experiencing a serious decline in forward bookings and this appears a (possibly futile) attempt at boosting bookings or at least c...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

https://twitter.com/ingridmileyrte/stat ... 44224?s=21

If true, it follows similar moves from Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates.
-->

Aer Lingus offering staff unpaid leave / part time between March and June 30 - Airline didn’t give a reason but isn’t hard to guess why.

https://twitter.com/ingridmileyrte/stat ... 44224?s=21

If true, it follows similar moves from Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Looks like it was EI-LRD, its first commercial flight.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19648

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

Aer Lingus, as an example, has a note in its inflight magazine stating that passengers are welcome to take photos or video of themselves and guests travelling in their party during the flight but taking photos of crew, airline procedures and other passengers without their consent is strictly prohibi...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8455

Re: New AA uniform launches today

If you told me this was the American uniform from 1999, I’d believe you. It’s bland and dated but inoffensive.

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

So that's the full EI summer 2020 fleet in place now? Unless they manage to get some of the 4x remaining A321neoLRs delivered in the coming months. Just need to get the Qatar aircraft painted and ready. Pretty much. EI-EIK will facilitate the retirement of EI-EWR which comes off lease this year. I ...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

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

Yep, some very nasty weather with Storm Jorge, Dublin also quite badly affected. Some notable diversions; BA383 LHR-DUB diverted back to LHR after two attempts EI205 MAN-DUB diverted back MAN EI267 BHX-DUB diverting back to BHX FR338 LTN-DUB diverting to BFS FR817 EDI-DUB diverting to PIK FR1997 GNB...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12661

Re: MEA new livery

It's nice enough, not sure it's an improvement though as the current livery is pretty good as it is.

The one thing they did need to update were the titles and they've stayed the same!

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

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

I note from this morning’s IAG results that the 737 MAX order which was placed last year, initially mentioned for BA’s LGW ops, are now being marketed as having “operational flexibility throughout the group” which one assumes means they could end up at IB or EI... This was always the case, while BA...

Jump to post
by shamrock350
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

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

Anyone know why there is a Delta A330 parked beside the Aer Lingus hangar in Dublin? DL are hardly doing scheduled maintenance outside the states and I don't think they are retiring any yet. I believe it has some damage to a cockpit window, apparently due to a bird strike earlier. DL45 DUB-JFK was ...

Jump to post

Go to advanced search