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by richcandy
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 116
Views: 12907

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

I know it's only anecdotal; but I have checked-in for my flight DUB-BIQ tomorrow with FR, and my check-in sequence was 003. I'm sure some people will check-in last minute, but I'd be surprised to see more than 25 pax on it. The flight tomorrow is still only €24/£20, I usually pay €300 return in hig...

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by richcandy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6551

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

I specifically remember as a teenager in 1996 flying BA to London on a 757, but with a stop in JFK before heading over the pond. Parked next to Concorde in NY as a bonus. You might well be correct but I thought the 757 BOS service via JFK was from BHX or GLA? I flew LHR-BOS in 1994 and they were us...

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by richcandy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Airtanker operate some passenger flights for the RAF. The aircraft in the photo is owned by airtanker and has 327 seats. I guess its being operated for Jet2 at the moment.

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by richcandy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4861

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

I live near Canterbury and Manston has often been written about in the local papers and discussed in parish council meetings etc. When I first lived here there were lots of objection with regards to night flights. Then the airport was sold and the new owners really seamed to buy it in order to devel...

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by richcandy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29339

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Yes, but remember that 15 year prior to 1980 most people traveling from say Europe to Australia went by ship and that was often a three week trip with multiple stops. So even in the 1980's a multi stop 30 hr trip was seen as a step forward.

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by richcandy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36617

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

The point made was accurate - sitting on the ground is less costly than operating a loss making flight - assuming the aircraft is leased. If owned then there could be an outside case for operating some flights. My missed point was that all the noises from EI are very negatuve., all of the time! alt...

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by richcandy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 25922

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sorry if this is a silly questions. I follow aircraft that I have flown on flightradar24, yes I know childish!

One of them ZK-OXK hasn't flown for a few days does anyone know why. It last flew on the 14th and its next flight isn't scheduled till the 20th.

Alex

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by richcandy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clearing customs in Anchorage
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: Clearing customs in Anchorage

What are the rules now? I mean if a flight was to be routed NRT-ANC-JFK or for example SYD-LAX-JFK would/do pax clear customs and immigration at the first point of arrival into the USA? 30 years ago I few BFS-BGR-MCO the BGR stop was for fuel and we just stayed on the plane. However I was told by pe...

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by richcandy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's
Replies: 15
Views: 3511

Re: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's

Thank you. This is great.

Alex

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by richcandy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's
Replies: 15
Views: 3511

Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's

Hi In the late 1980's or early 1990's Virgin Atlantic used to fly from London to Moscow and then on to Tokyo. Does anyone have the schedule? (preferably for all four sectors, but any information would be great) Thank you Alex P.S. I did try and search for this but nothing showed up. If it's been ask...

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by richcandy
Tue May 12, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4820

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

Joelatbsl wrote:
When I first read "Corail", I thought about trains. In mainland France, this used to be a well-known SNCF brand for intercity trains ...


Funny that what I was thinking to.

Corail used to be the branding that SNCF used on their non TGV long distance trains?

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by richcandy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27847

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

Hello.

Sorry this might of been talked about before.

Why where there two WS flights from YYC-DUB last night?

And

Also why a LY 787 flight from TLV-DUB?

Are they repatriation flights or passenger aircraft used for cargo or something else?

Thanks

Alex

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by richcandy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs
Replies: 26
Views: 4820

Re: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs

In the early 1990’s I worked for a travel agent based in Belfast. There was an Irish tour operator called Budget travel who used to offer packages to Orlando using SU flights from SNN-MIA. The package would include the flights, a hire car pick up from MIA airport and hotel reservations in the Orland...

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by richcandy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182742

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

With the UK excluded, how could this even work? You’d just book [EU City] -> LHR -> [US City] and lie about where you started, surely? (Yes, I know that would be an offence, but people will do it) Good for BA, I guess, if all EU traffic is suddenly being funnelled through LHR. Traveling on a French...

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by richcandy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37950

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

. I think MAN-BKK is however very likely as there is a lot of demand from MAN for BKK and unlikely to be any competition. It kind of suits the mixed leisure/business model VS run from MAN. It would also have the added bonus of feeding some US routes. You may well be right and its a few years since ...

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7069

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

tphuang wrote:
Why? This is baffling. There are so many ULCCs on this route that already charge next to nothing. Is EK this desperate?


I'm "guessing" that its more about selling seats from Europe to PEN rather than just the SIN-PEN/PEN-SIN sectors.

Alex

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112278

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

What are the implications of APD on Flybe? Is the tax charged on domestic routes killing them off? Would this not effect all airlines not just flybe? It's a charge that the passenger pays and I guess that on some routes people will decide that the total cost is too much and travel by road or rail. ...

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by richcandy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23473

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

A BHD-SNN doesn't make any sense, even if to connect with EI TATL from there. Given that the road between Belfast and Dublin is now a motorway for the vast majority of the journey (of ca. 90mins), it is much easier to drive to Dublin and pick up your US bound bird from there. Further, with at least...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23473

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

This is just a question....Do you think we will ever see BA operate BHD-LCY?

Alex

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by richcandy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21576

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

Great bargain for passengers, but with a fare like this I can't see them staying around for too long once the subsidies run out. €440 is pretty average for an advanced fare on this (and similar) routes. Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, BA and Turkish are all offering DUBPVG fares around the €450-...

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by richcandy
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 17860

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

British Airways and Qantas used to have joint fares to Australia/New Zealand from the UK and some codeshares like flights operated by FJ were permitted if you booked the QF flight number. For a while travel between JFK and LAX on QF was permitted as long as there was an international QF flight numbe...

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by richcandy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there so many airline and airport reality shows in the UK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: Why are there so many airline and airport reality shows in the UK?

Are there? Sorry I don't watch TV much these days.
I guess its to a degree its maybe "car crash TV", people just love to watch other people screaming at one and other. Is it all new content or repeats?

Alex

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by richcandy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183600

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Alex...glad you were able to visit Portland and that you enjoyed it! Just curious what was it that initially made you feel that you might not like Portland? Sadly there are probably others that form their opinions of Portland based on the media coverage...which is unfortunate...because it is an abs...

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by richcandy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183600

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Checking occasionally, Delta One and Comfort are usually full, plus all fares are high, ~$3,500 r/t coach. Delta still shows an A332 on this route next year, unless that changes after May 2020. $3.5k return for coach?! Who on earth pays that on a ten hour flight. Don’t you mean for Comfort or Delta...

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by richcandy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 168
Views: 21363

Re: Irish 2/19

In the case of a hard border with Brexit, could BFS and BHD see a boost in traffic as Northerners who used to go South to get cheaper fares and/or a wider variety of destinations, seek out less complication by staying/using local? Would any boost in this respect be offset by the economic downturn a...

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by richcandy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30590

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Where are all the bodies coming from. I'm sure the population is only 4.7m Are there really that many travelling to the US/Canada? I wonder how many transit pax? Last week I flew LGW-DUB-SFO. Of the 10 or 12 pax in the queue at baggage drop at least 8 had transfer tags attached to their bags. This ...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30590

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Flew LGW-DUB-SFO-DUB-LHR over the past week. This was the first time I had flown EI transatlantic. Pre clearance was great, maybe I was just lucky but no wait and it took all of 2 mins. Dublin to San Francisco appeared to have maybe 10 pax in business and 100 or so in economy. Coke and lemonade etc ...

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by richcandy
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing tours from Seattle
Replies: 7
Views: 2197

Boeing tours from Seattle

Hi I am going to be in Seattle in a few months time and when I am there I want to visit Boeing. There are a number of 4.5hr tours from Seattle that include a factory tour and also the Future of Flight centre. However is that really long enough? Is the Museum of Flight at the same place? The Museum o...

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by richcandy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 12060

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

Eastbound daytime transatlantic flights seam to be popular with a select group of people. People who maybe aren't so time limited. If you have plenty of money and are say retired whats the better option? An overnight flight in business or first with reduced service followed by a day in London feelin...

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by richcandy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LGW-DUB-SFO EI do I have to reclaim bags at DUB?
Replies: 2
Views: 611

LGW-DUB-SFO EI do I have to reclaim bags at DUB?

Hi

I am flying EI from LGW to SFO via DUB. Will I have to reclaim bags at DUB and then check in again? Its all one ticket but I was just wondering what happens with regards to US customs and immigration.

Alex

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by richcandy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 65 LHR-NBO 29Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: BA 65 LHR-NBO 29Nov

Flightradar is now saying that its on it way to NBO and climbing. But why the holding over Kent?

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by richcandy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 65 LHR-NBO 29Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

BA 65 LHR-NBO 29Nov

Hi

There is a BA 747 circling over Kent close to Canterbury. Flightradar24 says that its BA65 LHR-NBO.

Its circled a few times, anyone know what the issue is?

Thanks

Alex

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by richcandy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 14141

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

What about a seasonal MAN - BKK flight? It's one of the largest unserved routes, based on demand. VS already has a strong holiday/leisure-focused route presence ex-MAN - so MAN - BKK would complement the offering well, no? Cheers, C. It's years since I worked in the industry and things might of cha...

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by richcandy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 7415

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

Belfast had summer charter flights to Toronto. In the early 1990’s there were up to four flights a week in peak season. (2 of which were operated by AC). The world has however changed. People from the north are maybe more willing to fly out of DUB that they have ever been and DUB offers more choice ...

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35229

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

With all this talk about DUB - LON, I wonder how sustainable this corridor is. On the one hand, traffic may increase if some IAG LON passengers transit through DUB to North America, but on the other hand, an increasing number of carriers are serving DUB directly from Asia and the Middle East, erodi...

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3824

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

"If" EI were to thinking about starting a far east route, where would it be to?
I'm guessing HKG is unlikely as CX operate the route. BKK seams to be very price sensitive.
So NRT/HND or SIN?

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Penang - medium and long-haul potential
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Penang - medium and long-haul potential

Used to be fairly popular with UK tourists (Not sure how popular it is now). For a while MH operated LHR-PEN-KUL-LHR.

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3857

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

B747forever wrote:
NickLAX wrote:
STLflyer wrote:


What would happen if CBP deny entry to a pax flying AKL-LAX-LHR? Sent back to AKL?


I thought (maybe incorrectly) that you have to have an electronic visa for the USA even if you were only in transit in the USA?

Alex

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3857

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

So what is the process for someone flying AKL-LAX-LHR on NZ? Do they have to get off the plane at LAX and go through US CBP, collect their bags, recheck, and go through TSA just like anyone else connecting to another flight? . As you get off the AKL-LAX flight you are given a transit card. You are ...

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by richcandy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35229

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Flight EI 1979 is due to depart DUB at 0920 on A321 St Aidan. Heading to Knock. Other than the stickers on the side did EI do anything special to the aircraft? Its only a short flight so I guess that they left the seating in the standard configuration. Yesterday there was a photo (claimed to be of ...

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by richcandy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35229

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Looks like AA just announced a Daily summer seasonal service from DFW to DUB to be flown by the 787-9 daily from June 6–Sept. 28/ Ugh, yet another opportunity for EI missed. I can't see EI to Texas now at all - IAH, no, as EI will likely dump UA to be in IAG's AA JV, and AUS, no, as it's not within...

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by richcandy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35229

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Singapore Airlines are reported to be in discussion with Dublin Airport ... To clarify on this - not for flights "in the near future," and only according to "informed sources" (not actual authorities). See: https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/sunday-independent-ireland/20180805/...

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by richcandy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL
Replies: 38
Views: 8827

Re: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL

Doesn't this sort of thing happen with lots of airlines? I mean not just the LCC. Its good when the airlines charter an aircraft from Titan etc to get people home, but they don't always do this. Often the pax from the cancelled flight just have be rebooked on what ever availability there is. And in ...

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by richcandy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29131

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

When operating out of BHD about 10 years ago, Ryainair complained that they could not operate longer routes to Europe because of runway restrictions. They argued for a runway extension, which was not delivered, and gave this as one of the reasons for eventually pulling out of BHD. The runway would ...

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by richcandy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29131

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

My sister was booked to fly BE 1360 LCY-BHD last night. The inbound aircraft was diverted to SEN and then the LCY-BHD sector was cancelled. She got put in a taxi and driven to BHX, overnighted at a premier inn and then rebooked onto the 0645 BHX-BHD this morning. These things happen but it did take ...

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by richcandy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29131

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Hi I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. R...

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by richcandy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29131

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Do Irish and British citizens come under foreign nationals rulling? I believe we are talking about passport controls and not identification at check in! Technically Irish/British are not subject passport/ID checks but how can you split Irish/British/Polish/Americans arriving on the same flight henc...

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by richcandy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.
Replies: 15
Views: 2890

Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.

According to Flightradar24 on 19th June Air Canada Rouge operated a daytime eastbound flight from YVR - DUB

AC1990 YVR DUB 0800 0036+1

I know that this was due to some sort of delay, but have there ever been any scheduled daytime westcoast to Europe flights?

Alex

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by richcandy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25249

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

[twoid][/twoid]

OA260 wrote:
Looks like the flight numbers were EI 001 and EI 002 . Ex DUB TUES THURS SAT . Started 29/3/06 .


Thank you.
(I miss paper timetables)

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