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by dstc47
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 36
Views: 4676

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

Even if this is what is claimed, how far could it have migrated from any crash site due to waves and tides?

A lot of sea in the Pacific.

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by dstc47
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 44
Views: 1448

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

The U.K. has a lot of offerings. The former airport terminal at Liverpool Airport built in the 1930's has been converted to a hotel. Because the airport facilities have migrated somewhat it is a good distance from the present terminal. It also has some preserved aircraft on display. If I recall corr...

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by dstc47
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 44
Views: 1448

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

BRU has a hotel just across the road from the Terminal.
DUB has two hotels within the airport complex, one was developed by the airport operator but both are a fair walk from the Terminals.

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by dstc47
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 130
Views: 17431

Re: Irish 8/19

RTE are reporting FR are to shut Faro base next year.

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by dstc47
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 35
Views: 6754

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

Sometimes television use presenters who know something about the subject being covered. However, tonight with the exception of the ex-BA captain, and a fair try from Andy Peters, this is not in evidence. Trivial, trite and with Peter Snow over the top this is mortifying. EMA a peculiar first venue a...

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by dstc47
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31850

Re: Irish 7/19

" The question is why European banks such as the EIB and EBRD are not playing their part, while one of those organisations is granting loan money at Dublin Airport which, comparatively speaking, is not in such great need of it." The EBRD, whose initial focus was the reconstruction of Easte...

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by dstc47
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31850

Re: Irish 7/19

And the walk to the furthest gate in that proposed midfield terminal (and it would be a walk some of the time anyhow, given that the moving walkways break down or don't run all the way) would be just about as long as a stroll on the main runway from end to end. Just the thing to set you up for the d...

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by dstc47
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

Aer Lingus accept cash, various forms, as well as credit cards.

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by dstc47
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31850

Re: Irish 7/19

Yes the growth in transatlantic business ex DUB is truly amazing, as is the extent of transit traffic on EI, mostly to/from places that already have direct service to/from JFK. Incidentally, it took almost two hours by taxi crawling from JFK to Times Sq area last week, with the outgoing traffic head...

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by dstc47
Mon May 27, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25859

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

By the end of the year Dublin Airport should have 24 hour service on the Dublin Bus Number 41 bus service en route Swords/City/Swords! This may be of use to airport based staff trying to reduce their carbon footprint. It has long amused me, for about 20 years or more, that the Airport road has had &...

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by dstc47
Wed May 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25859

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

'Exciting times' as Waterford Airport runway extension moves a step closer Minister for Transport Shane Ross has signed off on a Government memo that paves the way for €5 million in exchequer funding to extend Waterford Airport’s runway. The runway extension will cost €12 million in total, with the...

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by dstc47
Sun May 12, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25859

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

The train is pretty reliable, provided no engineering works involve partial bus transfers. There have been weekend works on the Dublin - Cork line in recent times, I don't know when you are travelling but if at the weekend consider that factor. Advance information re such works is not widely publici...

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by dstc47
Sun May 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7075

Re: Airline owning a airport

Perhaps not in the first line of European airports, the operator of flights to the Aran Islands off the west of Ireland, operating as Aer Arann, owns the airport on the Connemara coast from which flights depart to the three Aran Islands. (In a recent dispute about PSO services to the Islands, they o...

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by dstc47
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20912

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

A very odd comment by the Cllr, what does he mean? He seems to believe that more bus routes will deliver more passengers from SNN. 42 bus services out of Dublin Airport ?? Perhaps individual runs by Bus Eireann, hardly bus routes. What about the very frequent services by Dublin Bus, plus other opera...

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by dstc47
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)
Replies: 21
Views: 2011

Re: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)

Even though Ireland is a relatively small island, there were until relatively recently a fair number of internal flights. Three main reasons, 1. the Shannon stopover sustained flights SNN/DUB/SNN, not very convenient as these were legs of transatlantic flights. 2. Services from Cork to Dublin, partl...

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by dstc47
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24196

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I suspect that EI's comings and goings on the Scandinavian market, with services opening and closing, may have damaged their reputation there. I cant see Dublin to Iceland ever supporting more than one carrier, as poor Wow goes down we have to hope Icelandic stick with it.

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by dstc47
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Difference between busiest and second-busiest airport per country.
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Difference between busiest and second-busiest airport per country.

Don't know where you got numbers for Dublin assuming these are passengers,
Dublin had 31.5 m pax in 2018, not 18.4m. Cork had 2.4m.

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by dstc47
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

Ryanair is to end their collaboration with Air Europa.
I have to admit that this venture had entirely passed me by, system difficulties are the reported reason.

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by dstc47
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6321

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Bad CDG (nothing good here, strikes and often rude with it also), LHR (airport layout does not help), FRA (signage confusing, slow security, bus to gates slow), ORD ( no fun changing terminals here, weather delays) MAN ( a security nightmare). Good All in Asia, I am afraid. SIN, HKG, Osaka and Seoul...

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by dstc47
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

A passenger sadly died on the UA service from FRA to EWR that diverted into SNN yesterday.

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by dstc47
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

Hard to believe after all this time and the hours of discussion here but the sod is to be turned on the new runway at DUB today.

Some of the residents of St Margarets, who claim to be there before the airport was built (1918 initially, reinstated duning WW II) are not happy.

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by dstc47
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

Shannon Airport funding plea to tackle 'dominant Dublin monolith' Shannon Airport is suffering because of the dominant position of Dublin Airport, Limerick economists have said. …... which had grants available as regional airports that Shannon had not as a state airport. Of course all problems of S...

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by dstc47
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3331

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

Thanks for all the info everyone! I have to say this has been the most informative thread in which I've asked for information lol. I dont know what else there is in Munich besides Olympic park so my ultimate back up is to eat pretzel, schnitzel, and bratwurst and drink beer! Lots to see, including ...

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by dstc47
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 6565

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

[quote="xijiayu"]Call for action on Glasgow Airport transport links https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47054170 "Managing director Mark Johnston said the airport was the only one in Europe with road as its only means of access amid worsening congestion on the M8"...

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by dstc47
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

A curious notion that Galway passengers use Dublin out of "habit", as if convenience, or price were not relevant factors. Belfast seems determined to drive traffic to Dublin also with constant passenger complaints, not just about security screening. I see that Herb Kelleher (of Southwest) ...

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by dstc47
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22436

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

And the same to you.
Sadly the man in red seems to have adopted the low-cost model here and the presents have slipped outside the hand baggage rules.
Wishing all a happy and safe 2019.

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by dstc47
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22436

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

IIRC there is only two small hangars at Galway which would not accommodate an A318.
A damp environment close to the sea is not an ideal spot for aircraft storage either.

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by dstc47
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Honey moon Thailand, Maldives, & Malaysia.
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: Honey moon Thailand, Maldives, & Malaysia.

Been to two, not the Maldives. Both good.
Check out very carefully when you intend to travel, especially to Malaysia, as the weather in some regions may be very wet.

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by dstc47
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22436

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

Any word concerning the row about future passenger air access to the Aran Islands?

I understand that the deadline was Dec 10, if so, everyone seems to be very relaxed about it.

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by dstc47
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB Closed due to radar failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

Re: DUB Closed due to radar failure

Operations resumed after an hour with inevitable delays.

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by dstc47
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28623

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Third Dublin airport terminal needed by 2031 - report Mícheál Lehane A report on the future of the country's State airports will be brought to Cabinet today by Minister for Transport Shane Ross. The study, which examines the requirements of the airports up to 2050, concludes that an independently r...

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by dstc47
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28623

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

From the Mad Midlands Megahub story " You can drive from Tubber to Dublin or Galway in just over an hour. You'd get to Cork in two and a half hours, and could reach Belfast in a similar timeframe" Well perhaps at 4 a.m. you could drive to Dublin, west side, in an hour but who in their righ...

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by dstc47
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28623

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I cant see Shannon being much use to the residents of the Aran Islands, where all traditional links are with Galway. There are two possible airports in the Galway area, one essentially created by now ill placed public funds to develop air links with Galway, sitting there with no commercial use, the ...

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by dstc47
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28623

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

The scheme for a midlands airport has resurfaced, you may recall this odd scheme was proposed some years back but we heard no more. Now a €2.5m Government grant is being sought for preliminary works for an airport project to be based in Tubber, Co Offaly, 18km from Tullamore and 22km from Athlone. D...

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by dstc47
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting at ORD - terrible experience
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Connecting at ORD - terrible experience

Certainly it is. I recently came off UA, the flight had been retimed to provide less transit time since booking, of course then arriving at one of the furthest possible gates in the terminal and having to run all the way out and take the train to the international terminal, rejoin the queues and rec...

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by dstc47
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33305

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Sunderland owned by Al Capone from the 1930's - how unlikely is that. There were no civil Sunderlands available before the end of WWII. Al died in 1947 so the only "ownership window" is during a post 1945 military disposal, not likely to have been quick, until 1947. Perhaps confusion with ...

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by dstc47
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33305

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Regional news. Staff of the Aer Arann services to the Aran Islands have seemingly been given protective notice, after the company decided to terminate its contract to operate the PSO flights to the islands from December. It is unclear what will operate after 6 December. This may be just another exam...

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by dstc47
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33305

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Very severe wind gusts here in S Dublin at present, Ali seems to be taking longer to pass than expected so may take some time for normal ops.

Lots of DUB cancellations beginning to show up, not just the ATRs.

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by dstc47
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33305

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Transatlantic routes are all very well but American tourist and business travel has proved extremely volatile in the past, especially after 9/11 and I begin to wonder about the eggs in one basket. EI has also retreated from many European markets, not all well served by FR, and increasingly their Eur...

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by dstc47
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33305

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Perhaps CDG would be more interesting a route from SNN but there are perhaps too many recent past lessons that SNN/CDG does not work.
The bucket and spade business seems much more predictable for ORK and SNN, despite what local business people ask for.

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by dstc47
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33305

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Services to Madeira seem to come and go.
Air Azores (several years), EI (briefly) and ASL have all operated to Madeira in recent years.

The ASL 737 previously used is operating other routes for EI out of Belfast this year.

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by dstc47
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33323

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin Airport welcomes pilgrims ahead of papal touchdown A spokesperson said although the airport is busy, they cannot definitively say it’s for the Pope’s visit. http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/dublin-airport-welcomes-pilgrims-ahead-of-papal-touchdown-864363.html It is a British Bank Holiday W...

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by dstc47
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comet 1 destinations
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: Comet 1 destinations

BEA and BOAC were very separate companies then, both owned by the UK Government. The BOAC terminal in the 1950's was in the Imperial Airways building in Victoria (the National Audit Office were there now the last time I looked). BEA had a West London Air Terminal, perhaps a bit later. Both had separ...

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by dstc47
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 28
Views: 1380

Re: Pet Peeves

Stands in the aisle, blocks all others and loads bags in the overhead rack in a leisurely manner. Sits by the window and only then remembers that glasses, books or other stuff is in the bag. Stands in the aisle again, blocks others again, roots in the bag. Usually while in discussion with friend / w...

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by dstc47
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33323

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The concept of a major cargo Centre in Shannon is nuts. No industrial area within hundreds of kms. Consider Europe’s major cargo hubs - East Midlands, Liege and Cologne, etc. All based in the heart of industry and population. Cargo from Asia isn’t going to fly right over continental Europe to fly b...

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by dstc47
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33323

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Airline assumptions about connecting times seem to be rooted in the past, before airport growth, traffic growth leading to no spare seats and security related delays. They also seem to assume every passenger can run a four-minute mile from A1 to Z99. Especially irritating is when booked flights, wit...

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by dstc47
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3788

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

While Shannon Airport was indeed named after the river, the longest river in the British Isles, the small town of Shannon was only constructed in the 1960's , long after the airport, which dates from the mid 1940's. Indeed the town came after the Shannon Airport Duty Free zone, which was an industri...

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by dstc47
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?

It would probably take you 3 hours about just to walk there and back from IAD, if you even could do so safely. It is a long way with an indirect routing. The last time I visited a rare minibus service ran very infrequently from IAD and IFRC it was not really signposted or timetabled at IAD. You real...

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by dstc47
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28282

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Ryanair puts 300 Dublin-based staff on protective notice.

FR returning to previous behavior pattern? No more Mr nice guy?

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