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by Eitilt
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40978

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

https://youtu.be/_9j_aGz26pQ
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Something to cheer us up and remind us of the good times.
If you fancy an Irish aviation Christmas present while helping St Vincent de Paul, check this out.

https://youtu.be/_9j_aGz26pQ

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by Eitilt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40978

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Ulster rugby team I believe.

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by Eitilt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 40978

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Yes it can.
Gate 221. I saw it there on Monday.

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by Eitilt
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shenzhen Airlines A333 suffers cabin pressurization problem, returns to SZX
Replies: 21
Views: 4940

Re: Shenzhen Airlines A333 'dives thousands of metres'

Just guessing,
but if the crew were operating with the APU air bleed pressuring the aircraft then they could climb back to 20000 feet as the APU is certified up to 22500 ft using one pack.
This could have been done to avoid high terrain before diverting.

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by Eitilt
Sun May 24, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7539

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Very nice, but how long before these birds end up mysteriously in Iran ?

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by Eitilt
Mon May 18, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30643

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

As the PPE equipment is usually packed in boxes for loading, it results in the aircraft ‘ bulking out ‘ ( physically full ) before it reaches it’s maximum weight carrying limit. Masks, gloves and gowns are not very heavy so while 1200 tonnes doesn’t sound like much in weight, it is millions of items...

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by Eitilt
Tue May 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30643

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

I believe Aer Lingus are also accepting passengers from cancelled British Airways flights so
they may not know exactly how many will turn up till just before boarding.

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by Eitilt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 38232

Re: Irish 3/20

https://www.revolvy.com/folder/Defunct- ... and/299657
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Here’s a link to a website detailing defunct Irish airlines with pics.
Including some not mentioned yet.

https://www.revolvy.com/folder/Defunct- ... and/299657

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by Eitilt
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MS Westerdam "rescue" flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4359

Re: MS Westerdam "rescue" flights

It’s a 3 hour bus ride from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh. I’ve done it, with Cambodian karaoke all the way.
Why do they need to fly ?

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by Eitilt
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 22042

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

Seems like they are just stretching out the announcements to gain the maximum publicity.
eg Aer Lingus reminded everyone of their 6 other new routes while announcing Rhodes.
The public are easily distracted these days and need to be brought back to the shiniest ball.

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by Eitilt
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 45754

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

There are no Airbus pilots based at Shannon.
The 321LR flights may be operated from the Cork based pilots in the future.

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by Eitilt
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 45754

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

EI cabincrew are normally hired for the Dublin base now but can bid to transfer to Cork or Shannon if a vacancy becomes available as these bases only have enough crew to cover their local flights . So it’s generally a lifestyle choice by them. They can be rostered from another base with their travel...

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by Eitilt
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 45754

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Aer Lingus cabin crew can be rostered for any Aer Lingus flight, the anomaly is the 757, but that will be gone in a few months.

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by Eitilt
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 45754

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

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Here we go.
This will keep him happy
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Here we go.
This will keep him happy

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by Eitilt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 40052

Re: Irish 7/19

The first A321LR is scheduled for delivery on 19th July, with 4 delivered before the end of the year.
Aer Lingus are hoping to do a flypast at the Bray Airshow with the first scheduled flight will be to Bradley on 2nd August.

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by Eitilt
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

Re: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations

I seem to recall that they bought their 747’s which used up a lot of their cash and reduced their financial flexibility to overcome the initial
start up problems.

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by Eitilt
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 187997

Re: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company

WOW 2.0 already exists.
It’s called Icelandair.

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by Eitilt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus' 747s at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 2274

Re: Aer Lingus' 747s at LHR

I actually operated a 747 Dublin Heathrow Dublin flight in the early 90’s and it was a recovery flight due to fog.

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by Eitilt
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 52541

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

The damaged Star Alliance 340 is exactly where the google map location is.
I know because I drove past it on Monday.

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by Eitilt
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 97804

Re: How is the situation of the rebrand of the aer Lingus?

I believe the 17th January is the date for the big reveal.

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by Eitilt
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad?
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: How comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad?

Check out the crime stats for Trinidad .
Not a place I would like to visit for a holiday.

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by Eitilt
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 187997

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

I can see this becoming a mess. Who pays the unpaid fees at Keflavik airport. Icelandair has to honour all the below cost fares that Wowair were pushing to generate cash in the last month. The cheaper Wowair crews will be used to force salaries lower at Icelandair causing labour issues, and any staf...

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by Eitilt
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 30901

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Aer Lingus also have free Keogh’s crisps in J class.

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by Eitilt
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to kickstart US-DEL flights via KEF beginning Dec 5
Replies: 26
Views: 4544

Re: WOW Air to kickstart US-DEL flights via KEF beginning Dec 5

I would imagine, seeing the queues at the Emirates counter, that many people will be bringing a lot of luggage. I can see the fees racking up to make it more expensive then other operators and if you miss your connection to Delhi, I hope you are dressed for 24 hours on Iceland.

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by Eitilt
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7880

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

Impossible to make any money on these flights with extra flight times to Iceland , landing fees and expensive fuel on an airline whose only selling point is that they are cheap.
It’s a trip I would only do once as they may not be in existence for my return flight.

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by Eitilt
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines send planes to Amman when they don’t fly there?
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: Why do airlines send planes to Amman when they don’t fly there?

Some airlines also fly there to collect Syrian refugees to bring them to their home countries to begin a new life.

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by Eitilt
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 36384

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin

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by Eitilt
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 36384

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes. EIGCF was damaged by an airbridge and needs to be repaired over the weekend.

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by Eitilt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29785

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Galwayman, You obviously have some personal issues with seniority. Are you a professional pilot ? In general, the senior pilots are the most experienced pilots in the airline, I would like the Captain flying me to be happy and focused on his flying and not distracted by missing his children’s birthd...

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by Eitilt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29785

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

What are the pilots asking for ? The right for the most senior pilots, ie those with families and children in school, to influence where they should work. This is not a request for a pay rise or extra days off and will put Ryanair in line with most other airlines ar no cost. At the moment, your base...

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by Eitilt
Sun May 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 19
Views: 6308

Re: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

At €12 for a pint of beer I am surprised any pilot can afford to be intoxicated, allegedly.

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by Eitilt
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice on transatlantic J
Replies: 12
Views: 2110

Re: Advice on transatlantic J

With a name like EI rules have you considered Aer Lingus with 3 flights a day to New York and Avios points,
Seems a lot less hassle.

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by Eitilt
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 11294

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

Perhaps Ryanair have to appear to be trying to set up a Berlin base in order to attract any Air Berlin
pilots into Ryanair.

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by Eitilt
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30147

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

To answer both questions above : Aer Lingus carry as much cargo as they can get to both destinations, the data from LAX is wrong. The aircraft are occasionally payload restricted in summer. As to why EIGAJ has not visited Boston? : This is their newest aircraft a 242tonne max takeoff -300, it's esse...

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