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by bx737
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4685

Re: Euro Business Seats

When Aer Lingus had a short haul business product, Premier Europe as it was marketed, they often had to extend the curtain to well behind L2/R2 on the A321 for LHR morning services. It was relatively easy to revert the cabin back to the standard business/economy layout. EI will soon have proper biz...

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by bx737
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20852

Re: Flybe update

As for baggage charges - if people can’t stick to the clearly advised T&Cs at booking and check-in, they can expect a penalty - also advised at the time of booking & check-in. The charge of 50 pounds sterling is entirely disproportionate to the nature of the transgression(1cm larger than th...

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by bx737
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 149
Views: 24140

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

Quick question, who counts the passengers on the LH flights operated by FlyBMI, is it LH or FlyBMI? The 522,000 pax on 29,000 flights is very low, yet the point was made above that the yield and pax numbers were good on the LH flights. A load factor of 38%-50% doesn’t suggest good yield and passenge...

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by bx737
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 8630

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

I have heard rumours WestJet crew did YYT-DUB-YYT without staying in DUB, it is about four hours each way, which pushes crew to near their maximum legal hours

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by bx737
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming airplane retirements
Replies: 26
Views: 4102

Re: Upcoming airplane retirements

Aer Lingus 757 in 2020

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by bx737
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?

[*]x

paullam wrote:
This also brings up the question about 2- registered planes. 2-DEER comes to mind. I know who it belongs to, but where is it registered?


2 is Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands
Ireland is now operating a separate register for biz-jets, EJ-xxxx instead of the usual EI-xxx

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by bx737
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38856

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

I think that there was poor after sales support especially when the aircraft suffered technical problems. The provider of the needed spare parts did not provide them in a quick enough timescale. I believe the leasing contracts that the Superjets had did not permit operators to have a stock of spare ...

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by bx737
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What foreign airlines overnight at LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: What foreign airlines overnight at LHR

Aer Lingus do as well, also Terminal 2

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by bx737
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22373

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

Here's a blast from the past; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmsFa4m54RI It's a video of an Aer Lingus flight from what looks like London Gatwick to Dublin in 1990 but fast forward to the 8:00 minute mark and the aircraft, a 737, lands on the old 11/29 runway at Dublin. This runway is of course wh...

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by bx737
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22373

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

I heard an interesting rumour today and it has no source, it’s a rumour; JetBlue are looking at going Transatlantic (as we suspected), London is being looked at, but more interesting from an Irish perspective is that JetBlue has looked at SNN, but it has fallen down the list. In an effort to capture...

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by bx737
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. The CAA take Ryanair to court.
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Re: UK. The CAA take Ryanair to court.

Interesting. I remember TP rejecting several claims I made on behalf of clients during their strike. At the time I thought "how is it force majeure if it's your own people on strike?" There areclauses in EC261 regarding strike. In order for the airline to avoid paying compensation for str...

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by bx737
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal
Replies: 58
Views: 13349

Re: IAG in talks with Spanish government about preparing with a no deal

It don’t think he’s crapping. It’s pretty much true, BA’s Heathrow slots alone are gold. Maybe today. But tomorrow.... And do not forget, Madrid-barajas has 4 runways, 4 terminals and lot of space to grow. Nobody will stay in England for the Queen sake, or for the chips and fish. If will be a hard ...

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by bx737
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 15626

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport,

The state aid given by the airport was deemed illegal as it didn’t meet the criteria for acceptable state aid. Ryanair took the money and was told to pay it back and didn’t, so like anyone recovering a debt, they are entitled to seize an asset to get paid (it happens quite often). The asset was a Bo...

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by bx737
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16979

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

[quote="mjoelnir" The only sane reaction by BA would have been dispatching a replacement frame to Orlando, the moment BA realized that the repairs would take more than a few hours. It would also have been the most economical reaction. That exactly is why airlines should have an replacement...

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by bx737
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16979

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

There are a few points to bear in mind. 1) A lot of contributors are saying that BA dispatched an aircraft with a problem. My reading of what is stated in the forum is that the aircraft was fixed in MCO in accordance with correct procedures. The fix was tested and showed that it was working normall...

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by bx737
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16979

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

There are a few points to bear in mind. 1) A lot of contributors are saying that BA dispatched an aircraft with a problem. My reading of what is stated in the forum is that the aircraft was fixed in MCO in accordance with correct procedures. The fix was tested and showed that it was working normally...

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by bx737
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6719

Re: Pan Am European Ops

I remember being astounded at seeing a Pan Am 737 in Palma in 1987. It was the only Pan Am aircraft I ever saw. I think it was operating a Berlin flight.

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by bx737
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27052

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

As far as I know the EI A321LRs are going to have 16/168seats. They will be registered in the EI-LRx series.

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by bx737
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9017

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

A potential solution. Cancel all flights out of EIN while keeping the base open. Those 16 pilots can then be given the option of: (A) Remaining based at EIN but getting no work and no pay as there are no flights. (B) They could choose to commute to another base at their own expense for work while t...

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by bx737
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27052

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Thanks for the Mini TR, the cabin looks really smart, if a little bland. In keeping with the rest of the EI fleet, at least. What was the on-board service? The usual Bia menu? The cabin is indeed clean and comfortable. Row 2F is the seat to go for. The usual Bia offering but nothing hot. Two trolle...

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by bx737
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594269

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I read through Gia777s list of incidents and it seems that quite a lot involve skidding off the runways, aqua planing springs to mind. Quite often this is caused by poor runway conditions, not necessarily the airlines fault. Another one was caused by them fixing an aircraft due to a bird strike. I’m...

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by bx737
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14719

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

As mentioned in some posts above, airlines used to engage in the hospitality Industry in the past. Examples of original founders or temporary shareholders include: Pan Am: Intercontinental TWA: Hilton SAS: Radisson Swissair: Swissôtel Air France: Le Meridian +Varig: Tropical Hotels +Royal Jordanian...

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by bx737
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28510

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

https://www.airlive.net/breaking-air-tr ... pt-dublin/
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Breaking news on AIRLIVE that all air traffic in Ireland except Dublin has been stopped due to radar failure in Shannon

https://www.airlive.net/breaking-air-tr ... pt-dublin/

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by bx737
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Diversions Today (Germany)
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Weird Diversions Today (Germany)

I don’t know is my answer to your question, but I suppose maybe they have handling agents at the airports they diverted to, making an irregular operation easier to deal with. Maybe the other airports you proposed were not in a position to accept diversions for various reasons (ramp is full?)

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by bx737
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24208

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

I also expect Halifax for much the same reasons at some stage ... AFAIK, the 320CEO's couldn't do Halifax, unlike with Greenland and Iceland. That would be a big hindrance. Separately, I don't think a Halifax return service would fit within the block of down-time that an EI narrow-body has overnigh...

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by bx737
Fri May 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 10265

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

In no particular order:
Air 2000 second livery
Spantax 1983 livery
Airtours 2nd livery
Aer Lingus 1974-1996
Hispania 2nd livery

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by bx737
Fri May 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17911

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Heard a rumour that Westjet are going to fly YYZ-DUB direct from the start of the winter schedule with 737MAX

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by bx737
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21689

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Just having a look at Aviator.aero email I received today. It states that Ryanair has exercised 25 further options for then 737 MAX200 bringing its total orders for the MAX200 to 135, with the first delivery scheduled for the first half of 2019. It also states that Air Nostrum is establishing and Ir...

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by bx737
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21698

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

Having read through the comments above, I’m not arguing the rights and wrongs of the actions of the passenger, but I think the comments of the CBP Officer were uncalled for and very few have commented on that

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by bx737
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21689

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

EISHN wrote:
Will the A330 Aer Lingus are receiving from Qatar be refitted with the EI business product before entering service?


I believe it will have the Qatar interior and be refitted into the full Aer Lingus interior over winter 18/19

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by bx737
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 22099

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

It was Airlines pulling stunts like this in Europe that brought in the EC261 provision. This is unacceptable in any circumstance and it is a failure of the relevant laws that Sun Country can get away with this. Under contract law in Europe, your contact with the airline is to get you from A to B and...

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by bx737
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International Airlines Group - Future Group Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 4482

Re: International Airlines Group - Future Group Expansion

http://www.iagshares.com/phoenix.zhtml? ... utoverview
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Brexit should not be an issue. According to IAG, it is a Spanish registered company which is quoted on the London and Madrid Stock Exchange.
http://www.iagshares.com/phoenix.zhtml? ... utoverview

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by bx737
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 99908

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Here is a quick thought I’d like to put into the mix: Is there a market for the MOM? Airbus and Boeing appear to be having difficulty selling their smallest wide bodied aircraft. This article is about the A330-800 losing its sole customer, a poster above referred to the 787-8 as “dying” and the A350...

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by bx737
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24832

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Quote OA260 “ In the old days it was about votes and influence now its about pure profit and commercial sense. In the future we may see EI do something with the single aisle jets on a LCC product. Aer Lingus Express ” In the late 1990s there was a project headed up by Conor McCarthy to transfer all ...

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by bx737
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211530

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I showed my wife and her comment was “oh how boring”, I agree wholeheartedly with her.

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by bx737
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14320

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Former Spanish Airlines:
Hispania........Latin name for Spain
Viva Air..........Vuelas y Vacaciones (Sorry my spelling is probably incorrect, flights and holidays)
Aviaco...........Aviacion y Commercio (Aviation and Commerce)
Spantax.........Spanish Air Taxis

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by bx737
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 18107

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

Wasn’t the CV990 the fastest subsonic airliner? It’s max speed was 615mph.

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by bx737
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24218

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

One of Norwegian’s subsidiaries is Irish, I think it’s Norwegian Air International, so yes they do have pilots based in Ireland, especially for the Transatlantic services

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by bx737
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this the quickest entry into service ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3028

Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

If memory serves Aer Lingus Commuter in or around 1996 took delivery of a BAe146 and forty minutes later it was on its first revenue flight

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by bx737
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24218

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Irish Air Letter’s December edition lists the exQatar Airways A330-200 c/n 441 as joining the Aer Lingus fleet in May 2018. This will be the second A330 to start operating next year, GCF being the other one.

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by bx737
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 29093

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

My EI A330 ride to IAD next August has been replaced by a B757. Is this a permanent switch or could it revert to a 330? My understanding is that in order for Philadelphia to operate, a 757 was robbed from IAD and replaced with an A330 on the days that PHL is operating. On the other days, the 757 is...

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by bx737
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 16148

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Apparently the QR A330 will be for expansion, including the new Seattle route. The flight being four times a week leaves three days there is an A330 not scheduled.....yet.

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by bx737
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise
Replies: 43
Views: 12846

Re: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise

I am not a legal expert, but Monarch Airlines ceased trading, the company has not yet been liquidated, so the assets are still in place. The order for the MAXs may be an asset and then can be sold on. Maybe someone with a legal background could shed light on this

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by bx737
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33573

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

Quote Are the DAA not opening a new remote boarding area for EI very shortly? fed from T2 Neutral, it's my understanding that the main problems are terminal congestion in T2, which will be partially alleviated by the new remote boarding area, but even more problematic is the infrastructure at the a...

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by bx737
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 104458

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Let me see if I am understanding some of the points brought up. If the C-Series that were sold to Air Canada were sold for US$20 million each an the ones sold to Delta were sold for US$21 million each (just picking random figures), then dumping did not take place? If the prices were reversed then du...

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by bx737
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22855

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

In the A350 production thread the seat count of the IB A359 is now listed as A350 Production‏ @A350_Production Seat map of @Iberia A350s: -31 Business -24 Premium Economy -293 Economy Total: 348 seats In comparison EI's current A333 layout is 30/383. . Just for the sake of correctness all A330-300s...

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by bx737
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 47
Views: 8516

Re: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

I would suspect the weekend is generally Saturday and Sunday so a new week begins on a Monday, thus day 1

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by bx737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flag on aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Re: Flag on aircraft

Flag etiquette dictates that a flag should always be allowed fly free. Therefore you have to imagine a flag pole holding the flag and it is allowed fly free. Thus the flag will appear correct on the left hand side and appear wrong on the right hand side. This is actually correct. I hope this helps

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by bx737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21749

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Hello, just curious, I know this sounds stupid but is it free to go planespotting on the Old Airport Road (DUB) at that green mound across the runway? Some have said it costs money but that sounds a bit weird in my opinion. Thanks in advance. There is an ongoing joke on the Dublin Airport Spotters ...

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by bx737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does ET stop at DUB instead of LFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 3767

Re: Why does ET stop at DUB instead of LFW?

ET do not use the CBP facilities in DUB Really? I was under the impression they did...too bad, could be a great use of the DUB stop They can only pick up passengers in DUB for their flights to LAX. These leave Dublin about 6:30am which is before the opening of CBP. The flights to IAD only refuel in...

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