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by IrishTexan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28683

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

AA have reduced DFW-DUB to 3 weekly for the remainder of the season, but have extended the season to October 24.

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by IrishTexan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33547

Re: Irish 7/20

EI SNN-LHR service deemed not commercially viable currently with no service resumption in the short term according to CEO Sean Doyle. In the audio clip he makes positive comment of a future return, but I wonder when and what frequency? http://www.clare.fm/news/aviation/aer-lingus-says-returning-shan...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33547

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 IrishTexan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33547

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.

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by IrishTexan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

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

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 07966.html
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FR threatens to close SNN & ORK bases if pilot pay cuts are not implemented.
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 07966.html

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34044

Re: British Airways 787-10

Ishrion wrote:

I’m guessing DFW/BNA’s 78Xs have been cancelled?


Looks like BA192/193 DFW-LHR-DFW will be operated by B788 at least until late August.
I had seats booked on this route in late August on a 78X, but BA e-mailed me with new seat assignments due to equipment change to 788.

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68840

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Not directly related, but things have been interesting this week over at IAG partner EI. Continuing reduced business had threatened imminent layoffs and further pay cuts. On Tuesday, June 9, media posted details of company proposals for pay cuts and work practice reforms. Tough company position with...

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by IrishTexan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

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

Unconfirmed rumours circulating online that the An-225 will be visiting SNN this Tuesday for the first time since 2013. A reminder not to visit unless you're a resident of Co. Clare or are within 20km of the airport ;) Not today it seems. Maybe tomorrow. http://www.clare.fm/headlines/arrival-worlds...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

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

AA loaded their new schedule last night and the DFW-DUB flight times have changed significantly from last summer. From the loaded schedule the equipment either stays at DUB for over 24 hours, or more likely operates as alternating passenger/cargo legs allowing layover for cabin crew. Is the daily D...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

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

AA loaded their new schedule last night and the DFW-DUB flight times have changed significantly from last summer. From the loaded schedule the equipment either stays at DUB for over 24 hours, or more likely operates as alternating passenger/cargo legs allowing layover for cabin crew. Is the daily DF...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

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

AA announced June 4 that DFW-DUB will restart July 7 as 3xWeekly service. I'm curious which days will have service as it's currently showing as daily service on aa.com. Anyone have any info? Tks. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/Bring-on-Summer-American-Airlines-Increases-Domestic-Flying-fo...

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by IrishTexan
Fri May 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30021

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

LHR-SNN still bookable from July 20 onwards on EI booking site. If they plan to suspend the route until September, when will they remove availability from the booking engine? I have August flights (booked with BA) that as of now still show as operating (per BA).

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by IrishTexan
Wed May 20, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30021

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

DUB made it into the top 20 airports for international passenger numbers for 2019. https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article110697.html My home airport DFW also moved up to from 15th to 10th in overall passenger numbers with some of that growth thanks to DUB. How long before those figures are repeat...

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by IrishTexan
Mon May 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30021

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

In emergency situations like this, the State can bypass the usual tender process. I work in the public sector myself and know how tedious and time-consuming this can be. I think the government did the right thing in the prevailing circumstances; we were also very lucky to source such a large amount...

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by IrishTexan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27946

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

Tough year for SNN, DL, AA, and UA all confirmed that they will not operate this year. Not just tough this year, but also going forward beyond 2020. The AA/DL/UA 757 fleets may not return to service at all. The aircraft retirement homes such as over at ROW in New Mexico now have quite a collection ...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27946

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

Spotted this on the AA fleet update discussion. DFW-DUB is one of a handful of current AA cargo only routes. PPE/medical equipment to/from Ireland? 789 or 77W? https://www.aacargo.com/downloads/World_Map_Cargo_Only_Flights_Final.pdf Local DFW news reporting that US federal govt. is establishing a na...

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by IrishTexan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37400

Re: Irish 3/20

http://thebasource.com/
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Hopefully this will get those Irish stranded in Peru started on their way back home.
British Airways B777-200ER G-YMMN Operates Lima Extra.
Mar 24, 2020
British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMN operated an additional London Heathrow – Lima extra this morning as BA9110.
From http://thebasource.com/

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by IrishTexan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37400

Re: Irish 3/20

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

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by IrishTexan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37400

Re: Irish 3/20

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EIN ... /KBGR/KMZJ
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EI-EWR with just about another hour of flying life left as it is getting close to its retirement home in sunny Arizona as flight 2115.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EIN ... /KBGR/KMZJ

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by IrishTexan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337585

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

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KMZJ/enroute

Also on that list of flights is EIN2115 which should be the last flight of A332 EI-EWR on its way to parting/scrapping.
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PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Delta widebody fleet en-route en-masse to MZJ today

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KMZJ/enroute

Also on that list of flights is EIN2115 which should be the last flight of A332 EI-EWR on its way to parting/scrapping.

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by IrishTexan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337585

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

Midnight Monday EST embargo on UK/IRL per Mike Pence VP right now at live press conference.

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by IrishTexan
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37400

Re: Irish 3/20

Glad I got back to DFW last night from SNN via LHR. Purely anecdotal, but AA79 from LHR (a B773) had more empty seats than I've seen in over 40 years of transatlantic travel on EI,AA,BA and CO/UA. Plenty of empty rows down the back for people to stretch out. PE had 12 passengers in a 40 seat cabin w...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12706

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

Checked seat map on my AA flights DFW/LHR/DFW next month and see it's changed from 772 to 77W. Guess that's another 772 now available for shorter segments. Checked loads and the 772 was not even close to full on any of the T/A flights.

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by IrishTexan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22702

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

OA260 wrote:

EI LRA repositioned DUB-SNN as EI 2111 today.


Already enroute to JFK as EI111 and due to arrive shortly. EI has resumed SNN-JFK almost a month earlier than last year.

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by IrishTexan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23555

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Flew DUB/LDY/DUB several times back in 1989/90 on EI Commuter Saab340 and can remember some flights where I was the only passenger. More relaxed times back then resulted in this av. geek being invited to the jumpseat for landing at LDY on one of those lone passenger flights. Happy times.

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by IrishTexan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86724

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

Sooner787 wrote:
Brandon757 wrote:
First scheduled 787-10 service for DFW. I like it.


So do I . Hopefully the flights operate during daylight hours :)

LHR-DFW BA193 arrives 19.40
DFW-LHR BA192 departs 21.55

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by IrishTexan
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44664

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

shamrock350 wrote:

The latest A333s, EI-EIM and EI-EIN, are also visible at the A330 area in Toulouse, both in primer with tails painted. The first is due late November.


If EI had a third A333 coming would it have been EI-EIO?
There does not seem to be an EI-EIO on the current Irish register.

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by IrishTexan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44664

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Airbus taking advantage of Lorenzo for crosswind testing the A330-800 NEO test ship today at SNN. twitter.com/ShannonAirport?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1179784176691752960&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breakingnews.ie%2Fireland%2Fstorm-watch-images-from-around-the-country-a...

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by IrishTexan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44664

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

http://clareherald.com/2019/10/damaged- ... non-14141/
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AA141 LHR-JFK diverted to SNN last night with front end glass damage.
Article linked below has photo of damaged cockpit window.
http://clareherald.com/2019/10/damaged- ... non-14141/

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by IrishTexan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2019 Loads
Replies: 20
Views: 2544

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2019 Loads

Brandon757 wrote:
BA goes back to 744 in October.

I have several upcoming LHR trips during the "BA747" season and BA seem to have changed to the super hiJ version rather than the midJ that used to previously operate the route. That reduces the seat count from 337(14F/52J/36W/235Y) to 275(14F/86J/30W/145Y).

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by IrishTexan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27963

Re: Irish 9/19

Some aspects of the EI lounge at LHR badly in need of some attention. The EI gate adjacent location, views, quiet atmosphere, adequate catering offering and friendly staff are all great, but much of the furniture and flooring has become very worn and shabby. Lots of stained seats and flooring, and i...

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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: 3027

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: 222
Views: 39852

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: 587
Views: 86724

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: 2001

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: 2001

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 21, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?
Replies: 13
Views: 2376

Re: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?

http://clareherald.com/2019/06/man-arre ... non-41212/
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Local news report with some details.
http://clareherald.com/2019/06/man-arre ... non-41212/

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by IrishTexan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2659

C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

www.clare.fm/news/aviation/us-air-force ... n-landing/
https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... wards.html
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Challenging situation well handled.
www.clare.fm/news/aviation/us-air-force ... n-landing/
https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... wards.html

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by IrishTexan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 31016

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: 4520

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: 4520

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: 587
Views: 86724

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: 28317

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
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 22402

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

http://clareherald.com/2019/04/airbus-b ... ort-33074/
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Airbus BelugaXL spending some time in SNN to sample some crosswinds.
http://clareherald.com/2019/04/airbus-b ... ort-33074/

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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: 26128

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: 26128

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: 168
Views: 21521

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: 587
Views: 86724

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

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

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