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by shamrock350
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16978

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

Excellent news for Aer Lingus! They need to get some more A321LR's as soon as possible. Aer Lingus will be largely unfazed by this. While Norwegian’s initial arrival into the Irish transatlantic market may have seen the two airlines pitted against each other, it was clear from very early on that No...

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by shamrock350
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 127
Views: 16769

Re: Irish 8/19

No surprise about Norwegian, it was clear from very early on that they’d struggle to carve out a niche for themselves let alone challenge the likes of Aer Lingus and the US carriers.

I think it was flawed either way, the MAX grounding just accelerated the inevitable.

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by shamrock350
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 127
Views: 16769

Re: Irish 8/19

Anybody know when the next EI A321LR is due to be delivered? EI-LRB. It seems to be complete and fully painted. It’s still the summer break in Hamburg (and Toulouse) so things tend to slow down quite a bit on the production lines. The aircraft is likely in the hanger and will spend another few week...

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by shamrock350
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

Re: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow

https://youtu.be/4mvkb_O-r8E?t=16808

While the sudden wing dip does look dramatic, it recovers immediately and it's all over within a second.
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Another, much closer view; https://youtu.be/4mvkb_O-r8E?t=16808

While the sudden wing dip does look dramatic, it recovers immediately and it's all over within a second.

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by shamrock350
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 127
Views: 16769

Re: Irish 8/19

https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-a321lr-business-class-review/ The first review of EI's A321LR that I've seen, interesting to note that there are 5 crew as rumoured but no pre-departure beverages were served. Overall a very positive experience by the sounds of it. Interesting about the pre-fli...

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by shamrock350
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19221

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Am I right in thinking Aer Lingus will receive a total of four of these by year end ? Are they going to replace the 757's like for like ? In other words, has one 757 departed EI already ? The original plan was four this year but I’m not entirely sure if that’s still the case after the slight delay,...

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by shamrock350
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19221

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Youtube is blocked at my office so can you please tell me if the J class cabin on board their 32Ls are normal J class seats or flat beds? Thank you. They are similar to the B6 mint seats if I remember right. Nice product. Anyone can tell the J Class + Y Class Seat manufacturer please ? Business: Th...

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by shamrock350
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 127
Views: 16769

Re: Irish 8/19

First photo in the database of EI-LRA at Bradley;



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by shamrock350
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19221

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

I thought the whole reason for the 757 on the route was the delayed arrival of the A321s, and the route had been long planned for the A321? I am planning to take a trip to MSP sometime in the next 2-3 weeks and Aer Lingus 757s are my primary target while I'm out there, any idea when they are due to...

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by shamrock350
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19221

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Business:

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by shamrock350
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 127
Views: 16769

Re: Irish 8/19

Would it not have been a bit if a media coup to have the new uniforms available for the first A32Q flight? No, the new uniform is a big enough milestone to warrant its own event. Always a good idea to spread good news stories throughout the year, that’s just coming from a marketing perspective, it’...

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by shamrock350
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 127
Views: 16769

Re: Irish 8/19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxWIb-CCD4c

Business:

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Economy:

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A321LR promotional video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxWIb-CCD4c

Business:

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Economy:

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by shamrock350
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

https://digitalairliners.com/2019/07/30 ... 0-07-2019/

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The latest A333 has been spotted at Toulouse, fuselage in primer and tail painted, ‘IM’ is also on the tail indicating it’s future registration.

https://digitalairliners.com/2019/07/30 ... 0-07-2019/

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by shamrock350
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL5sDrZa26k

Shame the Aer Lingus liveried DC-3 wasn't around this time though, unless I missed it.

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Aer Lingus have released a video of their display with the Irish Air Corps at Bray this past weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL5sDrZa26k

Shame the Aer Lingus liveried DC-3 wasn't around this time though, unless I missed it.

Shamrock350

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by shamrock350
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

This has probably been talked about recently but I don't usually follow this thread. What is the status of the Aer Lingus A321LR deliveries? I think they had been behind for this year originally. How are they going now? The first, EI-LRA, was literally just delivered and will enter service this wee...

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by shamrock350
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

I didn’t think a 1hr 30min break sounded too extravagant. In my rather relaxed office job I’m entitled to a 30 minute break every 4hrs so on an average working day I’m getting 1hr 15min overall break time and I’m not crossing time zones or in charge of anyone’s safety! Also, the flight time might be...

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by shamrock350
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

This has probably been talked about recently but I don't usually follow this thread. What is the status of the Aer Lingus A321LR deliveries? I think they had been behind for this year originally. How are they going now? The first, EI-LRA, was literally just delivered and will enter service this wee...

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by shamrock350
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

Here's a nice shot of St Rowan on its customer acceptance flight; https://www.planespotters.net/photo/977933/d-ayav-aer-lingus-airbus-a321-253nx Worth noting for anyone flying them in the future in economy that somewhere around rows 25-27 there's a missing window, it's where the door has been plugge...

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by shamrock350
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

It’s arrived in Dublin, landed just after 9pm and there’s a good few photos up on social media already. The economy cabin looks particularly smart, new grey seats with a bright green trim and various coloured head rest covers indicating cabin area, teal for priority, light green and blue for the res...

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by shamrock350
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 35
Views: 6750

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

Awful, I didn't think you could get much worse than 'Britain's Busiest Airport' over on ITV but this definitely gave it a run for its money.

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by shamrock350
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 170
Views: 6466

Re: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

I absolutely love the way they paint that winglet, the ombre effect works perfectly with that blended design.

The 'Airbus A350' titles look really smart, it's classy and effective while breaking up some of that eurowhite.

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by shamrock350
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

Some more photos from EI-LRA's first flight; https://www.netairspace.com/photos/D-AYAV/Aer_Lingus/Airbus_A321-253NX/XFW_EDHI_Hamburg_Finkenwerder/photo_340361/ https://www.netairspace.com/photos/D-AYAV/Aer_Lingus/Airbus_A321-253NX/HAM_EDDH_Hamburg_Fuhlsbuettel_Helmut_Schmidt/photo_340603/ There's no...

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by shamrock350
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

Such a pity Aer Lingus have chosen to not paint the ski mask on the A321LR. I think it would have looked nice but I believe it's an entirely cosmetic feature with no cost or operational benefit unlike the A350 which has 'shades' for regulating the thermal conditions around the cockpit. Actually it ...

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by shamrock350
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

A321LR update: D-AYAV (EI-LRA) completed its first taxi and RTO tests yesterday. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48324324392/in/dateposted/ Also spotted was the second aircraft, EI-LRB, at the riverside storage area. https://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalairliners/48317940876/in/dateposte...

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by shamrock350
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

I posted some links on another forum that keep track of movements at Hamburg XFW, the best for photos and first flight reports is probably the spotter page but the second and third links are the most up to date. Currently there are three A321LR for Aer Lingus at various stages of assembly. https://x...

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by shamrock350
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

It looks like Ryanair has opted to rebrand its 737 MAX fleet, the latest model has appeared with '737-8200' titles under the cockpit. https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1150513859096002560 I'm guessing it's mainly for the benefit of ground crews, if the 'MAX' branding was too problematic for...

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by shamrock350
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: Euro Business Seats

When Aer Lingus had a short haul business product, Premier Europe as it was marketed, they often had to extend the curtain to well behind L2/R2 on the A321 for LHR morning services. It was relatively easy to revert the cabin back to the standard business/economy layout. EI will soon have proper biz ...

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by shamrock350
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

AmricanShamrok wrote:
I see this evening’s EI277 (BHX-DUB) is being operated by a WX AR8. Are they no longer exclusively operating DUB-LCY?


They've been doing a daily BHX rotation since the start of Summer I think. It's independent of the LCY operation.

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by shamrock350
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

So if I understand correctly EI will have 7 A321LR and 6 A321XLR in it's fleet eventually. I assume all the 757's will go. Will the 3 A321's currently in use for non T/A routes also go? I see that EI also has some A330's coming in. Does that mean the older A332's will be moved along? Ending up with...

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by shamrock350
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31831

Re: Irish 7/19

Interesting stats from Aer Lingus regarding today's inaugural to Minneapolis. "On today’s inaugural flight out of Dublin, 45% of guests had commenced their journey in the UK and Europe. London airports were the most popular starting point followed by Manchester, Edinburgh and Berlin. Equally on...

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by shamrock350
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

Interesting to note that the EI380/1 from SNN-LHR will be operated by the A321LR from 29th March. The other 2 rotations are operated by the usual A320. This could also allow an A320 to operate an AGP or FAO flight in the morning and be back in time for the 12:25 flight to LHR, instead of an ORK or ...

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by shamrock350
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

Are Lingus stated on Instagram recently that all aircraft including the 757s will be getting the new livery, I assume this was an error. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx1gvBNDSwe/?igshid=1bunnj2tqbb4k Looks like a copy and paste reply. I'm pretty sure all the 757s will be gone by this time next year....

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by shamrock350
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

Aer Lingus will operate the A321LR on SNN-JFK from 12 March 2020.

Looks like all but possibly one 757 will be gone by the start of next summer.

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by shamrock350
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

The A338 would be a match in terms of capacity if you were looking for a like for like replacement but as JAmie2k9 says, the cost advantage is minimal and on a per seat basis the A339 is actually cheaper. The main selling point of the A338 is its extended range, something Aer Lingus doesn't require....

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by shamrock350
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend to Ireland - BA and Aer lingus
Replies: 5
Views: 3282

Re: Bank Holiday weekend to Ireland - BA and Aer lingus

Nice report!

Hope you enjoyed your time in Ireland and nice to see you had a pleasant flight with Aer Lingus. Thanks for sharing the photos of Shannon, I haven't been there in a few years so it's nice to see what's changed...and what hasn't!

Shamrock350

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by shamrock350
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 4500

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

Always keep your seat belt fastened when seated, it's rare but you never know when this kind of thing will hit.


WeatherPilot wrote:
Was that a little kid standing on a parents lap right at the beginning of the video?


No it's the other flight attendant, the blue and yellow scarf around her neck is the uniform.

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by shamrock350
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

Following today’s announcements from Paris , is there any place for the A321LRxr in EI’s fleet planning or not worth the bother? I'm sure it's very likely to join Aer Lingus at some point, management from the airline and group itself have stated it's of great interest to them. One problem is that i...

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by shamrock350
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7459

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

It really is just a marketing tool, either play along or ignore it, it's up to you. Many of these bloggers are the exact same by accepting cash or free flights to promote certain airlines, it's actually painful watching some of them pretend to get excited by the shape of a salt shaker in business cl...

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by shamrock350
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9823

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

Nice but nothing particularly special, would have been nice to see something more than just a sticker for this milestone anniversary.

The KLM livery is stunning on pretty much anything though so can't fault them on that!

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by shamrock350
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

Aer Lingus should really re-think its check in procedures. 1. Why the hell does online check in close hours before the flight ? 2. Why does the check in kiosk require a passport ? And if for some reason they think that is a good idea, why do they not accept the other perfectly valid type of travel ...

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by shamrock350
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7655

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

I wouldn't be surprised if at leas they have to pass a "visibility" test of some sort. Like a fully black aircraft is a nono, to prevent incidents at night (at the airport in particular). But likely nothing to do with copyright infringement or anything commercial. Meet Alsie Express, not ...

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by shamrock350
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 47
Views: 16198

Re: SAS new livery?

Definitely looks like a new livery or at least a special, the engines are quite clearly blue and the fuselage is either dark blue, black or grey. SAS has already seen a minor rebrand of sorts back in 2016 which saw it focus more on various shades of blue and a very similar aesthetic to Finnair with ...

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by shamrock350
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

Aer Lingus Regional would need to open a base in Waterford to operate a realistic schedule, that's not something I can see either Aer Lingus or Stobart being interested in. In the Aer Arann days they used to operate Luton, Manchester, Birmingham and Lorient from Waterford but that was all axed as th...

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by shamrock350
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

Norwegian will not resume flights from Cork or Shannon this year Low-cost airline Norwegian will offer no further flights from Cork or Shannon airports this year, a spokesperson has confirmed. "Due to the continued grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX by the European aviation authorities, our flight...

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by shamrock350
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 43835

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9326980

Door 3 is plugged.
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Someone83 wrote:
I didn't know you also could het the A321neo without the door 3 exits. The ones for Asiana is only having the over wing exits, just like an A320


Aer Lingus will do the same for its A321LR fleet.

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9326980

Door 3 is plugged.

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by shamrock350
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44890

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Flying for a 4-5 hour mission with 200 single-class seats is scary. I do not like the A321neoLR. Really it scares me ... It's a bad Airbus joke? :crowded: I think 200 seats is still relatively spacious for the A321 these days, the likes of easyJet and Wizz have almost 240 on flights of up to four h...

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by shamrock350
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27208

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

WIll DUB-BDL be one of the first A321NEO routes? Airliner routes on twitter confirmed this will happen from 2nd Aug. Not sure where the A321LR will be deployed in July. (MSNs for 1st 3three aircraft are 8887, 8909, 8965) https://twitter.com/Airlineroute?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr...

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by shamrock350
Thu May 30, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3199

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh7RNm5YOF4

It's still regarded as one of Ireland's favourite adverts, particularly at Christmas when it gets a few unofficial outings on television and via social media.
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Aer Lingus - 'You're Home'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh7RNm5YOF4

It's still regarded as one of Ireland's favourite adverts, particularly at Christmas when it gets a few unofficial outings on television and via social media.

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by shamrock350
Sun May 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 43835

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

sassiciai wrote:
OMG! What happened to the EI livery


Modern Aer Lingus needed a modern new livery aka eurowhite...

The brand refresh and new livery was revealed back in January.

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by shamrock350
Sat May 25, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 43835

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

First A321LR for Aer Lingus now in full colours. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nAMAjVj0Als/XOhfpOGVa7I/AAAAAAAB9iA/2THLfvXZmt8Oi8TNLi3MAS0OrXduvfHqQCLcBGAs/s1600/47925600782_f876d92457_k.jpg St. Ruadán https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/2019/04/a321-253nxlr-aer-lingus-d-ayav-ei-lra.html

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