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by 321neo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15207

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Turkey Crisis Deepens as Sanctions Threat Sends Lira to Low https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-06/turkey-crisis-deepens-as-sanctions-threat-sends-lira-to-new-low The Turkish Lira has hit another record low versus the US dollar and Euro. This can hardly be good for Turkish Airlines and ...

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by 321neo
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A310/A300 - takeoff without flaps being deployed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1578

Airbus A310/A300 - takeoff without flaps being deployed?

Hey guys. I noticed while playing back the below video of a FedEx Airbus A300 takeoff that the flaps do not appear to have been deployed for takeoff. Is this a regular occurance in regular commercial operations? The takeoff in the below video is also rather short so would that indicate a very light ...

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by 321neo
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Managed to capture the DY inaugural and TK A330 for y'all to enjoy!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCB7aYh-usM

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by 321neo
Sun May 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 16880

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Great to see Qatar in Dublin but their 787 is very uncomfortable in economy, real let down for such a good airline , hopefully they'll change the equipment soon They seem to be admitting this themselves by sending an A350 on the first flight on June 12th. Nevertheless they should do quite well in D...

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by 321neo
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11663

Re: Irish 2/17

I think the EI Twitter account is run by kids, they did post a pic of an A330 last year & named it 'Planey McPlaneface'. A desperate & pathetic attempt at humour & attention. Context is everything. This was after a much publicised news item in the UK where a new marine research vessel w...

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by 321neo
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11663

Re: Irish 2/17

After years of waiting it's great to see today's annoucement. Will this make DUB the first airport to see daily 737 MAX flights?

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by 321neo
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38499

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

For anybody interested, AF/KLM have some cracking fares to to the US ex-DUB at the moment. DUB-JFK return in mid February is available for as little as €303 all in!

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by 321neo
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23566

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

United have updated 2017 schedules and B772 continues during the summer on the 09.00 service. 12.55 continues to operate with B752. Chicago will also operate with B763 from 1 July until 5 September (end of season). http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270444/united-s17-long-haul-service...

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by 321neo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus issues RFP for 7 A321neo Long Range
Replies: 14
Views: 4794

Aer Lingus issues RFP for 7 A321neo Long Range

"Aer Lingus has issued a request for proposals for 7 Airbus A321neo LRs, the airline confirms...it is understood that the aircraft will be leased."

https://airfinancejournal.com/articles/3568050/aer-lingus-issues-rfp

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by 321neo
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33801

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

Travel Extra reporting Tuesday for EI announcement. Have checked with another source and it correct this time and it's a big announcement.... What's the general expectation? MIA, DFW & LAX moving to daily? Any insight as to how BDL is performing? Looking at the GDS, J is full tonight ex BDL. Fr...

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by 321neo
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rossiya to take oldest 5 Emirates 777-300ERs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6891

Rossiya to take oldest 5 Emirates 777-300ERs?

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/rossiya-to-lease-five-more-boeing-777s/

Not sure of the quality of the above source, but it's interesting news if true: the beginning of the market for second-hand EK 77Ws!

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by 321neo
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 12794

Re: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?

Why is DY starting out of EWR when they have a base at JFK? Better proximity to NYC than JFK. JFK is also pretty full up. EI returned to EWR on Sept 1st with daily flights from Dublin, operated by a mix of A332/A333. EI has an extensive codeshare and even shares terminals with JetBlue at their Term...

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by 321neo
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces 'Cash+Miles' - fare discount using miles
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Emirates introduces 'Cash+Miles' - fare discount using miles

http://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-skywards-new-cash-miles-flight-booking-option Seems like a pretty decent programme. I personally have only flown 1 return trip with EK so far (Economy Saver fare) and can already receive a discount of €70 on my next booking. Initiative overview here: http://www.emir...

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by 321neo
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A330 Inaugural Flight- Passengers Soil Cabin
Replies: 41
Views: 14540

Saudia A330 Inaugural Flight- Passengers Soil Cabin

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5a5_1473045122

The cabin is left in a pretty disgusting state, the toilets in particular. How can this happen?
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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5a5_1473045122

The cabin is left in a pretty disgusting state, the toilets in particular. How can this happen?

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by 321neo
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37058

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Unless EI have a sudden change of mind DFW will not happen for summer 2017. It will happen but not next year.


Are they still expected to annouce new routes for 2017? With 3 more A333 on order is there a chance that they'll use them solely to replace older A332s?

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by 321neo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seasonal frequency reduction for OCT and NOV
Replies: 24
Views: 4465

Re: Emirates seasonal frequency reduction for OCT and NOV

Going back to daily from double daily to SEA and BOS is pretty significant reduction, that also augur weak travelling demand. In the very same way that going back to double daily from daily to SEA and BOS will be a significant increase.. Most of these changes are for a brief six weeks. Recent chang...

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by 321neo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Groundbreaking move for an airline
Replies: 30
Views: 7184

Re: Groundbreaking move for an airline

EK having a 777 & A380 -only fleet from October 30th this year.

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by 321neo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24485

Re: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network for Winter 16/17

So they took in huge losses by operating those flights last year, and they learned their lesson. $600m was lost in the first 6 months of this year, not last. Bottom line is there are hardly any cancelled routes. Most of these are mere frequency cuts. There are no permanently cancelled routes, yet.....

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by 321neo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24485

Re: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network

Effective October 30th: Istanbul Ataturk – Boston Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly, A330-300 service Istanbul Ataturk – Houston Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly, 777-300ER service Istanbul Ataturk – Islamabad Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly, A330-200 service Istanbul Ataturk – Kermanshah – Ahwaz – Istanbul Ataturk 2 w...

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by 321neo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 10332

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

I would say this was expected, let's see if TK to get rid o some older planes/postpone new deliveries. JFK to go down to 2 daily, LAX 11 to 7 W, Atlanta 7 to 5 weekly, Taipei 7 to 5 W...... Expected ? These cuts go right across almost every route on the entire European network, affecting almost 100...

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by 321neo
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24485

Re: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network

Its not drastic to reduce 7 weekly to 5 weekly. For one route, it's minor. But for almost every route across the European network? It's certainly significant for TK, whose strategy for the past number of years has been built on higher frequencies than competitors. I also saw no flight cuts to the U...

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by 321neo
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24485

Re: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network for Winter 16/17

Yes there are problems in Turkey keeping people from traveling there but most of these are somewhat typical seasonal frequency adjustments. The reason you're seeing so many is because TK has expanded so fast into destinations that can't support that many frequencies year round. The vast majority ar...

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by 321neo
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24485

Re: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across European Network for Winter 16/17

Many European legacies carriers and non legacies carries are also cutting capacity, or even suspending routes. These cuts at TK are at a scale not comparable at another other European legacy carrier right now. Practically every TK European route is seeing a reduction in frequency, with a number of ...

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by 321neo
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24485

Re: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across European Network for Winter 16/17

Well that is a lot. I find surprising some reductions and whether some routes are not cancelled altogether. Maybe a question of prestige and keeping the route "on hold" until things improve? For instance BIO has gone from daily to 5 weekly to now 2 weekly (!). To be honest I can't underst...

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by 321neo
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38412

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

According to one of the other threads it's part of much bigger overall network cuts Yep, which will also surely reduces the possible Middle East/Asia connection possibilities ex-IST for DUB-originating passengers. With EY reducing DUB to daily, and now TK also reducing flights, it appears that EK h...

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by 321neo
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38412

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

Plot twist: TK has reduced DUB-IST from 2-daily to 10-weekly for this coming winter 2016/2017.

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by 321neo
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24485

Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268589/turkish-airlines-w16-europeshort-haul-service-changes-as-of-27aug16/ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268588/turkish-airlines-w16-inter-continental-service-changes-as-of-27aug16/ Things really must be very bad. Cuts across a hu...

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by 321neo
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38412

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

EI-FNG? Which must be in the next week or so? EI-FNG is due to arrive into DUB on Monday August 29th. On a side note, an additional ATR 72-600 for Stobart Air is to arrive tomorrow, Friday August 26th, also from Toulouse. Just on a side note: has anyone thought the number of posts in this forum has...

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by 321neo
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM starting flights to Windhoek
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: KLM starting flights to Windhoek

KLM will start flights to WDH via LAD 3x times a week from 30th Oct 2016. KL575 AMS2245 – 0720+1LAD0845+1 – 1215+1WDH 332 257 KL576 WDH1740 – 1915LAD2040 – 0520+1AMS 332 136 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -oct-2016/ Your thoughts? It's a pity that they don't have the local traffic righ...

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by 321neo
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 10332

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

Financing should not be a problem for a carrier the size of TK. You're right, financing should not be a problem for a carrier the size of TK. However, compared to surging financial performance of similarly-sized global carriers in recent times, one has to wonder how sustainable huge losses of almos...

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by 321neo
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 10332

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

that number is 656M TL, around $224M loss for the first 6months. The actual loss figure is actually almost three times that figure, $644m... Turkish Airlines posts 1H net loss of $644M Turkish Airlines recorded a net loss of 1.894 billion lira ($644 million) for the first half-year ended June 30, c...

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by 321neo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 10332

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

Just to point out, TK will be receiving only 6 new frames next year; 3 x 77Ws, 2 x 321s, 1 x 332F. Am I right in saying that the only widebody passenger aircraft TK has left on order are 3 x 77W and 1 x A333? If so has TK given any reason for their lack of planned future growth? Compared to EK/EY/Q...

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by 321neo
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the US-Ireland market
Replies: 32
Views: 4432

Re: the US-Ireland market

EI begins flights to BDL next month. In addition, EI is expected to announce 2 or possibly 3 more US cities in the coming weeks (MIA is almost certainly one of them). The airline is taking delivery of 4 brand new A330-300s between the end of this month and next Summer. It may also be of interest to ...

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by 321neo
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 9031

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2016

As reported the layoff's are not due simply traffic issues, but due to association of such employees to terrorist organization and doubt over their loyalty. The CFO, 4 SVPs were also let go today as part of the purge and cleansing of the organization. Its to be expected THY would similarly follow w...

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by 321neo
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 9031

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2016

The latest news (rumors) is that TK has decided to economise the number of cabin (flight) attendants in the ER flights. I wonder, in which ways this will affect the overall cabin service quality. However, IMHO, they should have first started with the pretty high wages and other fringe benefits of t...

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by 321neo
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Turkish Airlines
Replies: 116
Views: 21666

Re: The Future of Turkish Airlines

Had TK been encountering financial issues preceding the recent occurrences of violence in Turkey? An order for next-generation long-haul aircraft has yet to materialise, with new additions coming only from taking-up idle aircraft i.e. KQ/9W 77Ws, 9W/JJ A330s. Are they having trouble securing finance...

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by 321neo
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA defers delivery of 22 A350 for avg 26 months
Replies: 64
Views: 16266

Re: AA defers delivery of 22 A350 for avg 26 months

DFWPEK using a new aircraft, DFWPVG using a new aircraft, LAXHKG using a new aircraft, LAXAKL using a new aircraft, LAXSYD using a new aircraft... These are all connections between major hubs. As I mention above, surely AA can fly to a greater range of cities other then the main hubs.China has a po...

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by 321neo
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA defers delivery of 22 A350 for avg 26 months
Replies: 64
Views: 16266

Re: AA defers delivery of 22 A350 for avg 26 months

The A350's were deferred due to the amount of new aircraft being delivered within the next couple years. AA and US had both ordered new planes and planed expansion around the same time-frame. As a result there were too many wide-body aircraft being delivered. There was no bandwidth or expansion pla...

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by 321neo
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Bans Turkish from US Airspace
Replies: 61
Views: 21069

Re: FAA Bans Turkish from US Airspace

leftyboarder wrote:
It's back in business as of today.


Wonder how much damage this incident will cause to the brand/future bookings...

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by 321neo
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin Airport opens US Pre Clearance Lounge
Replies: 19
Views: 3567

Re: Dublin Airport opens Biz Lounge under US Jurisdiction - A World First?

usflyer msp wrote:
Not true, AUH has had a lounge in the pre-clearance area since the day it was opened several years ago...


DUB will be the only location open for use by all carriers pre-clearing to the US i.e. EI, AA, DL, UA. At AUH it's solely for EY.

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by 321neo
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin Airport opens US Pre Clearance Lounge
Replies: 19
Views: 3567

Re: Dublin Airport opens Biz Lounge under US Jurisdiction - A World First?

readytotaxi wrote:
The Advert says "coming soon", is it open yet?


It actually opens today. July 18th.

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by 321neo
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin Airport opens US Pre Clearance Lounge
Replies: 19
Views: 3567

Re: Dublin Airport opens Biz Lounge under US Jurisdiction - A World First?

GavinSharp wrote:
No different than the multiple lounges in the transborder portions of Canadian airports with US pre-clearance.


It seems Dublin will be the only location of such a lounge outside of North America

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by 321neo
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin Airport opens US Pre Clearance Lounge
Replies: 19
Views: 3567

Dublin Airport opens US Pre Clearance Lounge

Located after US Preclearance in Terminal 2 and beside the US departure gates, it is a 'world's first' as it is the closest airport lounge to an active runway. Inspired by the intersection of Ireland and America, the 51st state of America and Green for Ireland and Dublin Airport, it is a unique spac...

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by 321neo
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38412

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

The OY 762 service is a terrible solution and product. Lots of complaints out there from folks who were expecting an EI plane. But agree don't see a 330 returning to SNN anytime soon. Apparently 1 of the new A333 will allow for the retirement of an A332, with the other 3 new A333s being used to lau...

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by 321neo
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Emirates at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

It seems quite "normal" to me for EK cutting this route. Their smallest plane in the fleet is the 332 with a generous first class cabin. Their competitors (mainly TK; but also reinforced by QR & EY for nearby destinations) fly with narrow bodies with around 160 pax cabins. SAW is loca...

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by 321neo
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus orders additional A330-300s
Replies: 26
Views: 6299

Re: Aer Lingus orders additional A330-300s

Cipango wrote:
Rumour has it that EI will order A321LRs also, some to replace the current 757s and some to build the long-haul narrow body fleet.

Apparently up to 10 will be ordered.


Are these orders expected to materialise this week?

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by 321neo
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38412

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

Two more A330's to arrive next year http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-e ... ure-fleet/ Excellent news. Will the for 757s stay? If so I think we could be looking at 3 new long haul routes which given the 3 (one new & two restarts) this year would be fantastic This is great to see, but still ...

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by 321neo
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...
Replies: 205
Views: 26287

Re: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...

YYZ upgrade is penciled in YYZ is already bookable as operated by an A330-200 from March 29th 2017, but with the B757 still operating on some occasions. EI appears to have added a High Contrast setting to it's website, which makes the booking experience a little easier on the eyes! The reintroducti...

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by 321neo
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bans all US - Turkey Flights
Replies: 3
Views: 3112

FAA bans all US - Turkey Flights

The US FAA has introduced a ban of all flights between Turkey and the USA in light of the terrorist attack at IST. Since no US Airlines currently serve IST, this would appear to be an effective ban on all Turkish Airlines flights into the USA. This seems like a pretty huge move? How long would such ...

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by 321neo
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack at IST
Replies: 118
Views: 17178

Re: Terrorist attack at IST

TK787 wrote:
FAA banned all flights to and from Istanbul to the US. Since no US airlines flying currently to Istanbul, this is a ban on TK.


Any idea of how long this ban could last? This could be extremely damaging for TK.

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