Great (and very surprising news); I am wondering which airlines in the IAG group will operate it. BA has pretty much committed to the Neo; IB is an Airbus carrier; Vueling likewise; I can't see EI operating short haul Boeings in the near or medium term (though they need to renew their short haul fle...Jump to post
The "range ring" for the A321XLR is very interesting; at 4,600nm, practically the whole of the continental US (and ANC, if they were so inclined) and Canada is included. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4600nm%40DUB There's also some interesting potential if EI were to look east. Quite a formi...Jump to post
Swiss will add extra x2 weekly flights on DUB-ZUR over winter 2019/20 bringing overall freq up to x9 weekly. Extra Flights Mon and Fri ZUR-DUB 16.30-17.50 DUB-ZUR 18.35-21.40 Welcome news and good connection opportunities to late night LX departures from ZRH. However, I'm surprised that LX hasn't y...Jump to post
Flybe changes flap check procedures after E-175 takeoff with incorrect flap setting at DUB, last August:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... nc-458894/
Pyrex wrote:Well, I saw chickens roam around the airport in Kauai, so I guess this is not totally unique...
Oh, I seem to have stumbled into pedants.net. Anyway, congratulations to JAL on taking delivery of their first Airbus A350. I hope that's OK for everyone? :sarcastic: Yes, I think we'd better stick with that! Leaving aside the A300, which was quite different technology from the A350, this must be a...Jump to post
I remember a humorous book I got few years ago, the Uxbridge dictionary. It had unusual definitions for common words ... the one for "piccaninny" (pick a ninny) was "the election of a new Tory leader" and given the field, it could hardly be more apt. I'm glad that Esther McVey wa...Jump to post
And now, of course, Donny Boy has to put this two cents in, by backing Boris. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48478706 Boris is probably having minor surgery to have his palm removed from his face. This level of interference can only harm Boris - "Trump's man" ... it help him in certain parts ...Jump to post
Good evening folks and welcome to our latest thread in 2019. It's been an interesting month, with some good and positive developments: - DAA commits to €40m spending plan for ORK - Air Baltic to make DUB-RIX year-round - First EI A321Neo breaks cover, now with engines. EI to put it on SNN-US this wi...Jump to post
It just goes to prove "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter". The problem for Israel, particularly, is that for the people in Gaza and other occupied territories, there is no alternative. If the Israelis could prove to them (if they had the respect or interest to do so) tha...Jump to post
There wouldn't be any at DL, because their -100s were retired about 40 years ago. There are probably a fair number at UAL, because their last classics were only retired after 9/11. No conversion from the -100 to -200 is necessary (probably only a very short "differences" course for the SP,...Jump to post
I would imagine most, if not all, FOs, got their commands, as they would have been quite senior in the FO lists?Jump to post
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48417228 Reading the BBC News website this morning, two things jump out at me: 1) Although the headline news is that the Brexit Party won 37-38% of the vote and was therefore the single biggest winner, anti-Brexit parties came out with 40% of the vote. The Greens...Jump to post
The whole Brexit thing makes me think of that part of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where they discover that the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is 42 - and they have to build an even bigger computer (Earth) to find out what the question was. Here we have an answer (yes to Brexi...Jump to post
I thought we'd already seen it in full colours a few weeks back, just without engines.
Looking forward to it! Has EI announced any further conversions or options for it. I keep losing track. Possibly they're waiting for a firmer spec from Airbus on the new extended range LR model.
Was 28 operating with a displaced threshold last night? I was on the apron at about 7.30-8 and noticed a number of aircraft, including the EK 777, landing quite long. Any idea of why this might have been?
Also, I see an AC 788 on the ground - which flight is this operating?
Here's an anniversary we missed - and a pretty significant one too. 25 years of nonstop t/a links from Dublin to North America: https://www.rte.ie/archives/2019/0322/1037997-dublin-to-new-york-direct/ March 27th was the actual date. It was a hard fought battle and rivalries between govt parties and ...Jump to post
No one is saying that the regime in the Islamic Republic are saints, far from it, but the attitude of successive Republican administrations towards Iran has been "stick, stick, stick" - no carrot. You can't treat a country like this and expect to get positive results, especially not a coun...Jump to post
Does anyone happen to remember a flight from Dublin to a destination in South Africa? Can't find anything online but have been told it used to exist. Slatterys Travel chartered LTU to run the flights. It was a good service to have back when DUB Longhaul was very much limited to the USA. IIRC the ow...Jump to post
And don't forget that, back in the late 1980s, a charming gentleman by the name of Frank Lorenzo was in control of Continental; it took over People Express, which by then had started an EWR-LGW service with 747s and this was continued by CO, which also operated LGW-DEN (and for a time, LGW-MIA). Wit...Jump to post
Apart from the Saudis (and the Gulf acolytyes) and Israel, who else wants to see Iran destroyed. From what I am seeing, everything is being manufactured, i.e. the tension is being artificially driven. My big fear is that in the background, Mossad (in particular) and other Israeli govt agencies are w...Jump to post
[ Yea I know Israel doesn't have the right to defend themselves. It's ok Sympathizing with terrorists isn't that becoming you know?[/quote] Deflect much, Nik? This is not, I repeat: NOT about Israel. YOUR orange god decided Iran is a threat. After Iran had played by the rules. After all our (former)...Jump to post
Is there a suspicion that the Russians (i.e. the government or agents tied to the govt) tried to destabilise the Austrian govt? I'm guessing, being right wing, the Russians wouldn't have thought too highly of the Austrian govt?Jump to post
May's deal with Labour is necessary to pass the Brexit deal and Boris has said that he'll sink that as soon as he gets in, so there's really little likelihood that the deal will pass. The only positive thing is that he will probably need to get a popular mandate, which will mean an election before t...Jump to post
A giant of Australian politics and what a legacy to leave. His successor, Paul Keating, wasn't liked anything like as much as he was (he had a wicked, often very caustic, way with words). It's true that the current batch of Aussie leaders haven't really measured up to him, though in fairness, not ma...Jump to post
I'm interested in a cruise right through the Panama Canal; I know Princess Cruises does some cruises from Florida (Ft. L & Miami) to Los Angeles/San Diego and they would probably be my first choice, but are there other companies that do this - thinking of not longer than 2 weeks. Kaitak - my fi...Jump to post
For info, Aer Lingus will take two of the last A330 Ceos, both -302s, in November this year and March of next year, MSNs 1950 and 1951. (I think MSN 1951 will be "parked" through the winter, so that legal delivery can take place in time for the summer season). These will replace two A330-2...Jump to post
With all the talk about climate change and political parties taking their stance, it occurred to me that there isn't (as far as I'm aware) a word for what the Republicans are doing at the moment (yes, you can call it opportunistic and irresponsible, but I had something else in mind). The Republicans...Jump to post
I haven't heard of Irish Rail doing something like that; they seem to run a pretty reliable operation. We'd certainly have heard about it in the media if they breeaking down all over the place. The option of going from KIR and getting a plane down seems good enough (I'm assuming you mean the DUB-KIR...Jump to post
Curious that he said that ORK doesn't/couldn't support a WB aircraft, but most of the growth EI seems to be planning is based around A321LRs. I don't think there is "no" chance, but I suspect that if there is a service, EI/IAG will play hardball with ORK, and indeed with SNN for further se...Jump to post
I'm interested in a cruise right through the Panama Canal; I know Princess Cruises does some cruises from Florida (Ft. L & Miami) to Los Angeles/San Diego and they would probably be my first choice, but are there other companies that do this - thinking of not longer than 2 weeks. How does Prince...Jump to post
Good morning folks and welcome to our fifth thread of 2019! April saw some interesting developments - First Aer Lingus A321LR breaking cover; confirmation of two more A330s for later this year/early 2020. - Pax numbers up at DUB - 737 Max issues still causing headaches; ORK and SNN appear to be losi...Jump to post
It seems like we've drifted quite a bit from the original story, which was in relation to Pope Benedict blaming the sexual revolution of the 1960s for child sexual abuse. Personally, I find it sickening that he would suggest such a thing. Child (or indeed any other) abuse is nothing to do with openn...Jump to post
From @Left_of_London: The year is 3038. Parliament enacts the weekly ritual of voting down "Theresa May's Deal". No one can remember how this ancient tradition started or what it means. That is pretty funny :spit: Maybe Brexit was the question from the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. The...Jump to post
Are Lingus seem to have no intention of taking any A350s at the moment. Surprusing that they havent ordered the A330NEO yet. As much as I would love the see the A350 at EI, I can see why it isn't coming for the next while. The A330 has served EI incredibly well, can perform all current routes, and ...Jump to post
I was just wondering if Airbus has set a date beyond which A320CEO (and non-Neo A330s) will not be produced? This relates to Toulouse/Hamburg only, not Mobile or Tianjin.Jump to post
Thanks for a new thread. With regards Apple Pay people are still having issues with it. Hopefully its sorted soon as it is a handy method to have. CX mentioned they want to increase DUB-HKG according to one of their Sales execs recently interviewed. The demand for the CX route has exceeded expectat...Jump to post
"Tell me more, tell me more, like did he have a plane?" Sorry, got carried away there for a moment! Anyway, welcome to our fourth instalment for 2019. It's been a busy, though not a very happy month. The month was dominated by the tragic loss of ET 302 and the resulting grounding of all 73...Jump to post