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by IrishTexan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Shannon Airport 15/08/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2849

Re: Incident at Shannon Airport 15/08/2019

Some more detail of the sequence of events. "Operations at Shannon Airport were suspended this morning after a passenger jet had to be evacuated on the runway. Air traffic controllers noticed smoke coming from the jet’s left side landing gear as it taxied along the runway. It’s understood that ...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 130
Views: 17318

Re: Irish 8/19

Flew back on an award ticket with AA through Dallas. The flight from Dallas was 100% full - plenty of connections from the west coast of America. Had to wait approx. 30 mins for a gate after landing early in Dublin. Hold baggage quite slow which always seems to be the case in T2. On a side note the...

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by IrishTexan
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67045

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

BA193/192 (LHR/DFW/LHR) last operated Jul.19 and does not resume until Jul.27.
BAsource.com shows this as a cancelled service for the last few days.
I was curious why there is a whole week without (what I thought was) a daily service. Is July demand that soft or is it an equipment shortage?

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by IrishTexan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Global Aircraft Location Emergency Response Tracking
Replies: 1
Views: 1826

Re: Global Aircraft Location Emergency Response Tracking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOSf4nn ... e=youtu.be
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Aireon press conference with plenty of info on the impact for the aviation industry.
Some interesting comments about their data assisting the B737MAX accident investigations and decisions to ground the MAX fleet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOSf4nn ... e=youtu.be

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by IrishTexan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Global Aircraft Location Emergency Response Tracking
Replies: 1
Views: 1826

Global Aircraft Location Emergency Response Tracking

Aerion Aircraft Location and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service. New satellite based global tracking service launched in Ireland at Ballygireen (near SNN). All aircraft locations globally can be tracked from live to within 8 seconds. Several Irish media sources reporting on this today http:...

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by IrishTexan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27212

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

First ever AA132 DFW to DUB being operated by N839AA just pushed back at 11.15pm and was airborne 11.29pm.
Happy trails...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?
Replies: 25
Views: 4199

Re: Will after ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?

Aside from the interesting 23:05 DFW-DUB departure time, every other Europe flight aside from the last LHR flight leaves in the early-mid afternoon.[/quote] There are several LHR departures after "late afternoon". AA78 @ 19.05, AA80 @ 21.20 and BA192 @ 21.55. I usually prefer using AA80 &a...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?
Replies: 25
Views: 4199

Re: Will after ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?

2300 hours is 11 PM. 12:00 AM (midnight) is 00:00 DFW's location in the middle of the U.S. - and importantly, in the Central Time Zone - means that any departures within the U.S. at midnight would mean a 2:00 - 3:00 AM arrival time in most places on the East Coast (DTW, MIA, TPA, ATL, DCA, PHL, NYC...

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by IrishTexan
Thu May 23, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67045

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Anyone know when the AA flagship lounge in D will open? Tks

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by IrishTexan
Fri May 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25851

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

https://www.breakingnews.ie/business/ia ... 23424.html
Curious if there is any real hope for service from SNN or ORK?
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Just saw this article on IAG and EI T/A expansion.
https://www.breakingnews.ie/business/ia ... 23424.html
Curious if there is any real hope for service from SNN or ORK?

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by IrishTexan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24195

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Have been monitoring AA fares on DFW/DUB for the new nonstop flights this summer, and they seem to have been steadily increasing with a chunky premium over 1/2 stop options. Curious if the demand will be strong enough for the service period to be extended beyond the summer season. Hmm I’m flying to...

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by IrishTexan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24195

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Have been monitoring AA fares on DFW/DUB for the new nonstop flights this summer, and they seem to have been steadily increasing with a chunky premium over 1/2 stop options. Curious if the demand will be strong enough for the service period to be extended beyond the summer season.

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by IrishTexan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

Flew DFW/LHR/SNN and back last month. First time using the EI lounge at LHR. Found staff very friendly and the location great for views and gate access. Surprised that the majority of seats are so worn and/or stained. Will there be a lounge refresh with the new branding? We were impressed by the Bor...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67045

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

When will the terminal D AA flagship lounge works be complete?

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

Aer Lingus joins transatlantic joint venture https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-applies-to-join-iag-american-airlines-joint-venture-1.3770986?mode=amp Given the speed of the regulatory approval process, "applies to join" may not become "joins" f...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93314

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Imho the side profile could use shamrock logos on the wingtips and/or engines.
Also, is the aircraft reg. very far forward on the fuselage?

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by IrishTexan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37323

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ut-to.html
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New TEXrail train service between Ft.Worth and DFW terminal B, and serving 7 stops enroute, starts service on Jan.5. Scheduled to operate daily, 4am thru 1am.
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ut-to.html

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by IrishTexan
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22435

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

shamrock321 wrote:
MIA is one of those routes that busier in winter than summer, loom at BA for example, 3 daily this winter up from 2 and once daily A380.The 3rd daily frequencies stay next summer but no A380.

The third BA MIA flight replaced an AA 777 rotation (which was redeployed as an additional DFW/LHR flight).

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by IrishTexan
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22435

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

https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-oneworld-transatlantic-joint-venture/ Looks like EI has filed to join the OneWorld transatlantic venture, they're unlikely to join as a full OneWorld member, but may take the opportunity to join as a OneWorld Connect member. Interesting times ahead! He is compl...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22435

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

Question about EI lounge access at LHR. Does someone flying USA/LHR/SNN ,and flying on EI for the LHR/SNN leg, on a BA ticket with BA silver/Oneworld sapphire status get access to the EI lounge in T2 on the layover in LHR? Have received some conflicting info and wonder if anyone has knowledge. Tks.

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by IrishTexan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

http://www.clare.fm/news/norwegian-scal ... k-flights/
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SNN/SWF frequency to be reduced.
http://www.clare.fm/news/norwegian-scal ... k-flights/

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by IrishTexan
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Question for y'all relating to the new AA service from DFW to DUB. Looking at AA online booking engine the following message appears (in green!!) for flights on the new nonstop route. "Flight subject to government/regulatory approval. Service between DFW and DUB is subject to government approv...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Question for y'all relating to the new AA service from DFW to DUB. Looking at AA online booking engine the following message appears (in green!!) for flights on the new nonstop route. "Flight subject to government/regulatory approval. Service between DFW and DUB is subject to government approva...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18009

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Just to remind those who don't remember or those who don't know the Southwest policy (like most outside the US). If you can't fit in the seat with the armrests down you must buy a second seat. If you buy a second seat in advance and the aircraft is not full (meaning you could sit next to an empty s...

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by IrishTexan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Does Aer Lingus have any plans to put a Premium Economy section in the transatlantic fleet? Will this be a requirement to join Oneworld? Will they actually join Oneworld? I've used AA/BA multiple times this year to fly to Ireland from DFW via LHR and have found PE to be a significant upgrade from ec...

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by IrishTexan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93314

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Could this "branding refresh" be connected with a possible EI entry to Oneworld? Is Oneworld entry planned and hoped for 2019, but still waiting on USDOJ approval? Maybe a premium economy cabin (which seems to be quite popular with passengers and profitable with airlines as evident by AA c...

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by IrishTexan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210208

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Seems that the source linked in my previous post has now edited his predicted route info with PIT now replaced by BWI and MSP. EI to announce PIT on 9/12/18? From http://www.travelextra.ie/travel-extra-sunday-supplement-september-9-2018/ Is the cold war between Aer Lingus and Dublin airport warming ...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210208

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

EI to announce PIT on 9/12/18? From http://www.travelextra.ie/travel-extra-sunday-supplement-september-9-2018/ Is the cold war between Aer Lingus and Dublin airport warming up since the new passenger transfer facilities were opened? Apparently so. Simon McAllister, from research company EY (confusin...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33305

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Just read this with a mention of new routes to Pittsburgh and Montreal. http://www.travelextra.ie/travel-extra-sunday-supplement-september-9-2018/ TRAVEL Extra Sunday Supplement: 09SEP18 Headlines Behind the Headlines "Is the cold war between Aer Lingus and Dublin airport warming up since the n...

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by IrishTexan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33305

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Just completed DFW/LHR/SNN r/t. Best transatlantic trip for years. All 4 flts pushed back ahead of schedule and arrived early also. First transatlantic crossings in years with zero turbulence. Had not been thru LHR in 20 years and was apprehensive of our tight transit times of 1.5 hrs on arrival and...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Aer Lingus leasing Omni Air Int'l aircraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Is Aer Lingus leasing Omni Air Int'l aircraft?

EI does not fly DUB-DFW (I wish).
Believe the DFW-DUB flight was a positioning flight to operate services for EI from DUB to substitute for an airbridge damaged A330 (EI-GCF?).

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by IrishTexan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33322

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

AA/EI JV won't happen until at least until early 2019 as EI is viewed as "different" (a low cost/low fare carrier) Source https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/07/31/american-airlines-department-of-transportation-is-rethinking-approach-to-joint-ventures/ Excerpt below from the July...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33322

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Irish Times says the reported routes are PIT, YUL and Midwest (CLE, DTW or IND) major cities. Do you have a link? https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-to-add-two-new-north-american-destinations-1.3585382 "Pittsburgh in the US and Montreal in Canada are said to b...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28282

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Saw speculation about possible new EI service next year in the Denver discussion @ post #5. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1399305 From Project Atlantic on p.4 of the following https://choosuploads/2018/05/EDC-Minutes-April-19-2018.pdf "Project Transatlantic Hadwiger pre...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28282

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Hi I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. ...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20512

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

You all are overthinking the question. EI is only interested in places that offer them cash subsidy. It's not about the business, but the short-term conservative gain for management. They'd fly to VCV if the county offered enough cash. http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20180219/PRINTEDITION/3...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24269

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Irish transport minister Shane Ross comments on Government transport policy in interview with ClareFM. https://www.clare.fm/featured-2/ross-shannon-growth-matter-broader-government-policy/ "The Transport Minister insists the government is “very seriously” considering the distribution of air tra...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24269

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

UA just reached 20th anniversary of SNN-EWR service. https://www.clare.fm/news/united-airlines-speak-shannon-hopes-20-year-milestone-marked/ http://clareherald.com/2018/06/united-airlines-celebrates-20-years-at-shannon-20981/ How long have UA been flying to DUB? CO also started Newark-Dublin in 199...

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by IrishTexan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24269

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.clare.fm/news/united-airlin ... ne-marked/
http://clareherald.com/2018/06/united-a ... non-20981/
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UA just reached 20th anniversary of SNN-EWR service.
https://www.clare.fm/news/united-airlin ... ne-marked/
http://clareherald.com/2018/06/united-a ... non-20981/

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24269

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

I think you are cutting it very fine and I would avoid this if on separate tickets. I did a T3-T5 early morning transfer a few months back and between UK immigration, the bus transfer and re-clearing security it took a good 90 minutes by the time I was in the departure lounge at T5. I wasn’t hangin...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24269

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

AmricanShamrok wrote:
1.5 hours for a connection at LHR is fine. I’ve made terminal-to-terminal transfers and been through security at the other side there before in under 30 minutes.

Thank for that. That's pretty much what I recall, but that was in the 80's/90's.

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24269

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Personal info request on transfer time at LHR (not having traversed terminals there in many years). Arriving on AA to LHR T3 @ 12.15 and departing from T2 with EI to SNN at 13.45. Is that 1.5 hours sufficient? Arrival time history for my particular AA flight looks excellent. No checked luggage. LHR ...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 10741

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

http://video.foxnews.com/v/579262232900 ... show-clips
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That discussion also caught my attention.
Here's a link to the show segment for y'all.
http://video.foxnews.com/v/579262232900 ... show-clips

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20512

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

Interesting find. Video interview with WW covers several topics, but go to 4.56 in for comments specific to this forum topic. "Announcements in the coming months"! https://blueswandaily.com/aer-lingus-receives-stronger-than-anticipated-response-to-network-rfp-as-it-closes-in-on-final-a321n...

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by IrishTexan
Mon May 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20512

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

Any predictions on when the "official announcement in early May" might actually happen or have I missed something? Quote/source: Airports along with local government, business and tourism bodies are invited to submit information to assist in building the commercial and operational case to ...

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by IrishTexan
Fri May 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

Re: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come

Speculation about EI to DFW has generated occasional chatter since as least the Celtic tiger years of a decade ago. I'll believe it if and when EI officially makes an announcement. EI are expected to announce further route expansion in "early May", so I guess that could be any day now. DFW...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28229

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

https://www.clare.fm/news/report-shanno ... ompletion/
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Report On Shannon Flood Embankments Nearing Completion
How real is the flooding threat to SNN ops.?
https://www.clare.fm/news/report-shanno ... ompletion/

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