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by KIRFlyer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36073

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/08/31/british-airways-new-low-cost-strategy-isaer-lingus/ Move over Union Jack. The Shamrock is coming. Aer Lingus could debut on the U.K.’s trans-Atlantic market, flying non-stop from a city like Manchester or Edinburgh to the U.S. Passengers would not ...

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by KIRFlyer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34147

Re: Irish 7/20

AmricanShamrok wrote:
Where are the aircraft needed for the BHD base coming from? Are they being redeployed from DUB/ORK or had they spares?


I was thinking the exact same thing. You beat me to the question. These new services make me raise an eyebrow about services currently cancelled out of ORK and SNN.

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by KIRFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37183

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

Letter to the Editor: Aer Lingus uses crisis to slash pay and axe 500 jobs Aer Lingus are going through some hard times. However the crisis is temporary. Aer Lingus have so far netted €7.48m from the HSE for fetching PPE from China. They have been hailed national heroes. But are they? Last week the...

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by KIRFlyer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37183

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

Hello All, Looking for some advice. Some family in the US and Ireland were booked to travel this summer. Three sets of flights, 1) SNN-BOS-SNN Departing in June, returning in July 2 BOS-SNN-BOS Departing and returning in July 3) BOS-DUB-BOS Departing and returning in July For (1), EI have emailed a...

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by KIRFlyer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37183

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

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Should be entitled to refund for 1/2. As for vouchers or cash if they are traveling in next 5 years vouchers are a good offer but depends on personal situation.


Cheers for this. I think they want the cash for now. I can see why the voucher is better in the long run. Similar desires for EI too!

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by KIRFlyer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37183

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

Hello All, Looking for some advice. Some family in the US and Ireland were booked to travel this summer. Three sets of flights, 1) SNN-BOS-SNN Departing in June, returning in July 2 BOS-SNN-BOS Departing and returning in July 3) BOS-DUB-BOS Departing and returning in July For (1), EI have emailed an...

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by KIRFlyer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37183

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

Slightly related, here is the new EI video regarding new procedures in place; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2S4ugFQ0yk FR version from last week; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-43qNLX_cCI Is it just me, or does the Aer Lingus one instill more confidence. Much more professional, and caring for ...

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by KIRFlyer
Wed May 13, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30272

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

United have canceled and further delayed the return of many of their international routes: Chicago - Dublin now canceled instead of returning Jul 1 Newark - Shannon now canceled Washington - Dublin now resuming Oct 24 With EWR cancelled from SNN. I think read on on earlier messages that JFK and PHL...

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37680

Re: Irish 3/20

Hello All,

Need some advice. Booked DUB-ACE-DUB IN May. Aer Lingus have already offered us the voucher + 10%. Should i take the voucher or wait for the flight to be cancelled. Even if it is cancelled, will EI offer is our money back, or still give us a voucher.

Cheers

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37680

Re: Irish 3/20

I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mckay-79958049_jetgreen-boeing-boeing757-activity-6641610759262531587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757....

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by KIRFlyer
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212192

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

There is currently a China Southern Airlines 777 trvelling WUH-SFO on FlightRadar24. Is this a US repatriation flight?

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by KIRFlyer
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212192

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

There is currently a China Southern Airlines 777 trvelling WUH-SFO on FlightRadar24. Is this a US repatriation flight?

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by KIRFlyer
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21786

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

Guys, was an EI JFK-DUB flight cancelled recently? Either Tuesday or Wednesday evening departure. A friend of mine was on it, and she now can’t travel back to Ireland until Friday/Saturday departure from NYC with EI. The reason she was given for the cancellation was “the aircraft got diverted”. The...

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by KIRFlyer
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21786

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

Guys, was an EI JFK-DUB flight cancelled recently? Either Tuesday or Wednesday evening departure. A friend of mine was on it, and she now can’t travel back to Ireland until Friday/Saturday departure from NYC with EI. The reason she was given for the cancellation was “the aircraft got diverted”.

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24765

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

Hopes That Rail Link Between Shannon Airport And Limerick Would Boost Passenger Numbers It’s claimed putting a direct rail link between Shannon Airport and Limerick City in place would see passenger numbers at the airport soar. The National Transport Authority has confirmed a public consultation on...

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40262

Re: Irish 8/19

JAmie2k9 wrote:

Probably wont apply in this case however you can only use one voucher per booking with EI and FR.


That is also good to know! Cheers.

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40262

Re: Irish 8/19

There are some restrictions with EI vouchers (from personal experience). One being you can't use it to redeem flights that include a partner airline even if booked on one ticket on EI.com (for example I wanted to use it for SNN-BOS-ORD connecting with B6 and couldn't). Cheers for these pointers. It...

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40262

Re: Irish 8/19

I've had an EI voucher before, which was given to me as a work prize. I had absolutely no issues whatsoever redeeming it for flights. It was purchased in Dublin and I used it for a return trip from Dublin. I'd say you'll be fine with vouchers for either company. There's no real issue, as long as th...

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40262

Re: Irish 8/19

Hi All, Family member is thinking of flying EI KIR-DUB-EDI self connecting. Can they use the connections facility in T2? The Dublin Airport website says if you are self connecting, you can’t use it. Both flights on Aer Lingus? Can your family member not do a multi-city booking on Aerlingus.com and ...

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40262

Re: Irish 8/19

Hi All, Two questions for you all. I’m thinking of getting some EI and FR vouchers for travel. Any major things to watch out for when buying em? I’ve heard horror stories in the media about them. I know the country you purchase em in, is the only country that you can start your journey. Family membe...

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by KIRFlyer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39182

Re: Irish 7/19

Hello All, I flew DUB-TLS-DUB last week with EI. Overall an uneventful flight. Few things of note: I used Gate 335, which brings you over to that newish boarding facility. I felt like it was a slightly fancier version of Ryanair's prefab "warren", which they built off Pier D back in 2007. ...

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by KIRFlyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 22576

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

DY to use A333 on SWF until 30 June. I'm assuming that this would likely mean that passengers being bussed from SNN and ORK to DUB will also continue! That is exactly what is looks like. They duped Cork and Shannon last week with their announcement that flights would resume on April10/11. Then 3 da...

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by KIRFlyer
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 22576

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

DY to use A333 on SWF until 30 June.

I'm assuming that this would likely mean that passengers being bussed from SNN and ORK to DUB will also continue!

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26324

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Any indication how long this lasts or if they plan on flying regular 800 series to PVD/SWF? If this shutdown lasts for months, I think both SWF and PVD are toast. Very interested to see what they do with ORK and SNN services which are due to recommence in 2 weeks time. I have family on the first fl...

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by KIRFlyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26324

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

PVD pax will be on the SWF flight and will be bussed to PVD Any indication how long this lasts or if they plan on flying regular 800 series to PVD/SWF? If this shutdown lasts for months, I think both SWF and PVD are toast. Very interested to see what they do with ORK and SNN services which are due ...

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 23806

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

I have photos of DUB in 1995, 2000 and 2005, but i'm struggling on how best to get them on the thread.

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35729

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

http://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0918/994480-dublin-airport-hub-upgrade/ Has anyone watched the video on this link about the opening of T1 at DUB back in 1972? Great watch. It shows shots of the current T1 arrivals hall. I have never seen it so sleek, modern, airy, clean and bright. The compl...

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by KIRFlyer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35729

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

WX113 inbound from LCY is also diverting. iT headed for LPL. It gave two attempts at landing. FR113 FROM lgw also diverted to LPL.

Latest METAR EIDW 191130Z 25025G56KT 210V280 9999 FEW018 SCT040
BKN180 14/05 Q0997 NOSIG=

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35729

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Hello All, Random question, does anyone know where i might be able to get a timetable of all flights that depart and arrive to and from DUB? Across all airlines. Cheers https://www.dublinairport.com/docs/default-source/Flight-Information-Documents/daa-summer-timetable-2018_v5.pdf?sfvrsn=4 Thank you...

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by KIRFlyer
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35729

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Hello All,

Random question, does anyone know where i might be able to get a timetable of all flights that depart and arrive to and from DUB? Across all airlines.
Cheers

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by KIRFlyer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 35729

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

M&M = Minneapolis and Montreal?

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by KIRFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35766

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin Airport Opens New Transfer Facility Dublin Airport has opened a new €16 million facility designed specifically for passengers who are transferring from one flight to another. Built adjacent to Pier 4 close to Terminal 2, the new transfer area will greatly enhance Dublin Airport’s ability to ...

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25580

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/ryanair-passengers-delayed-by-10-hours-as-no-engineer-to-change-tyre-on-plane-37011509.html A Ryanair flight from London to Cork was delayed for over 10 hours as there was no engineer available to change a tyre on the plane. Flight FR9853 was due to...

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by KIRFlyer
Wed May 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 18663

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Laudamotion, in which Ryanair has a 24.9pc stake, is to start services from Dublin Airport to Vienna from October 28. The daily service will pit it against Aer Lingus on the route, with Laudamotion flights departing Dublin at 14.05 hours and departing Austria at 16.15 hours. Ryanair has agreed an o...

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by KIRFlyer
Wed May 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 18663

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Sounds like Gate 335 and they add A-D after to determine which gate the departure will go from the new S Gates. There is 305B but that dons't require a bus. Thank you for this explanation. Those gates, which are tucked away down here, are these gates numbered 331-335? I've used them many a time rec...

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by KIRFlyer
Tue May 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 18663

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

I mean't to post this last week: https://news.sky.com/video/aer-lingus-photobombs-royal-wedding-coverage-11380801 Nice bit of promo work :) Also, does anyone have an up to date gate map of Dublin Airport? Looking on the website and struggling. I found this one: https://www.ifly.com/dublin-airport/DU...

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by KIRFlyer
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23958

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

leghorn wrote:
Did they have the outgoing passengers out in the elements in the cattle pen during the sleet as you entered the terminal in Kerry or did they show them some mercy.


No they didn’t. I think it was too bad for that.

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by KIRFlyer
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23958

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Flying FR on the palindrome flight DUB-BUD on Saturday night....curious to see how this will be handled by the gate agents. I'm non-priority, so I'm guess my cabin case will be tagged into the hold at the gate. From what I saw in Luton, anyone in the non-priority queue got their bags tagged and put...

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by KIRFlyer
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23958

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Looking at the TAF’s around Ireland this morning and its getting fairly windy! I’m flying LTN-KIR this evening and the KIR TAF has BECMG 29028G48KT between 1300 and 1500. Anyone know the wind limits of the 737-800? I’m getting a smidge twitchy. So tell us, how rough was the ride into Farranfore? Ro...

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by KIRFlyer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23958

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Looking at the TAF’s around Ireland this morning and its getting fairly windy! I’m flying LTN-KIR this evening and the KIR TAF has BECMG 29028G48KT between 1300 and 1500. Anyone know the wind limits of the 737-800? I’m getting a smidge twitchy.

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by KIRFlyer
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 34834

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/24/ryanair-delays-stricter-cabin-bag-policy Ryanair has delayed its stricter cabin bag policy in the latest turnabout by the beleagured budget airline. The company told its passengers in September that from 1 November they would have to pay £5 for priori...

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 28032

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Quick question for all. Landing in DUB in October and need to travel to Glasnevin super fast. What is the best way? I'm thinking a taxi. I have never gotten a taxi at the airport. What is the process? I think i read up above that someone was waiting half an hour for one! Should there not be a big qu...

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by KIRFlyer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 28032

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Wedding party left stranded after Ryanair cancellations via The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/wedding-party-left-stranded-after-ryanair-cancellations-1.3224148 Stories of the distruption that Ryanair have caused, and this is to continue until the end of October! Some...

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 28032

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/ryanair-is-hiring-cabin-crew-heres-how-to-apply-and-what-you-could-earn-36129020.html Ryanair are recruiting cabin staff! I am firmly in the "why would anyone even bother" camp. However, i'd love to hear from people who are cabin crew for ...

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 28032

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/ryanair-is-hiring-cabin-crew-heres-how-to-apply-and-what-you-could-earn-36129020.html Ryanair are recruiting cabin staff! I am firmly in the "why would anyone even bother" camp. However, i'd love to hear from people who are cabin crew for F...

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by KIRFlyer
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 28032

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Nice to hear about CX flying to DUB. The longest runway at DUB is under 9,000 feet, so would there be any weight limits? Otherwise, DUB seems to look like a mess. T2 cannot handle all EI flights, and not all jet bridges can be used at one time. T1 also seems to be pretty busy. Add Ryanair to the mi...

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by KIRFlyer
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row
Replies: 36
Views: 5022

Re: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row

I have to say that Luton Airport has improved markedly when I visited last week (although it still has a long way to go improvement wise). The past few summers, when they were doing all the construction/improvement works, it was a complete dump and a nightmare to use. Huge traffic queues to get into...

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by KIRFlyer
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 22509

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40520319 Aer lingus cancelling bucket and spade flights in September, ryanair and easyjet must be really driving prices down to where Aer lingus can't compete at all, not even a break even fire sale. Can't see them lasting much longer at bhd if the pass...

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by KIRFlyer
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 182184

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Hello All, Quick question. I'm landing in BOS, inbound from CDG. I'm travelling with my wife, she is Irish and I'm American. When clearing immigration, must we join separate queues? My wife is also 5 months pregnant, and I don't want her to be by herself for however long it will take to clear custom...

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by KIRFlyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 19251

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

OA260, dstc47 & ClassicLover cheers for yere thoughts. I/we shall not be making the mistake twice.

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