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by bx737
Mon May 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29826

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

YUAND you make some very good points regarding infrastructure and a “shure twill do” attitude. It is worth remembering that when T2 was being built, it was being ridiculed as being too big and was called a white elephant by a certain airline CEO. I remember that Christoph Muller wanted to overnight ...

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by bx737
Sun May 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped
Replies: 35
Views: 9776

Re: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped

I think that at times there could be problems with ownership of the aircraft. The company who owns it goes bust, who then owns it? There could be issues with finance companies holding liens over aircraft. Legal issues can go on over years and it can be difficult to figure out who owns it.

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by bx737
Fri May 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 13476

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

“Do they still have a base in LHR?” Quote Clyden Airways

I am only aware of them being headquartered in Dublin with a base in Malaga. I know a few crew flying with them and Malaga was the only base. I think they operate(d) a lot of SAS services from LHR due to the cheaper cost base

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by bx737
Fri May 01, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10799

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

I remember seeing something similar in Dublin between 2 FR 737-200s. A strong gust of wind, blew one into another. The aircraft were chocked, but weren’t fueled so they were very light

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by bx737
Fri May 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29826

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

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Also on a joint Irish/Spanish news: SAS Ireland is closing its Malaga base.

This is discussed in the Spanish aviation thread

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by bx737
Fri May 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 13476

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.preferente.com/noticias-de-transportes/noticias-de-aerolineas/sas-despide-al-100-de-la-plantilla-basada-en-malaga-299755.html SAS To fire all employees based in AGP. A total of 80 crew members will see their jobs cut. As far as I remember SAS Ireland is based in Malaga and has about six...

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by bx737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37252

Re: Irish 3/20

Re EC261, I reckon that this qualifies as an extraordinary event.

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by bx737
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37252

Re: Irish 3/20

Euroceltic had two F27s and operated PSO routes in Ireland along with Waterford to Luton flights. EI Air Exports was renamed Ireland Airways and operated different types, such as a Shorts 330, ATP, FH227 among others. They also operated PSO routes in Ireland. FreshAer and Sun Premier were two airlin...

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by bx737
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37252

Re: Irish 3/20

I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mckay-79958049_jetgreen-boeing-boeing757-activity-6641610759262531587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757....

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by bx737
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26088

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

How many sectors does the A220 do in comparison to other aircraft like the 737? If the A220 is operating 10 sectors as opposed to 4 sectors for the 737 (just using it as an example), it would follow that there is a greater chance of the A220 picking up delays. The stats are open to interpretation an...

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by bx737
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic/Club air
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Virgin Atlantic/Club air

Club Air was a charter airline owned by Club Travel. They operated EI-BUI a 727-100 in 1987 in basic Key Air colours. They had an agreement with Orion Airways that should the 727 go tech, Orion would operate for Club Air. My research indicates this never happened and the 727 was very poor in terms o...

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by bx737
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49429

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Instanbul (SAW)

Just out of curiosity are the 737-800s designed to break at specific zones in the aircraft. There are similarities with this one, the Caribbean Airlines one in Guyana; the American Airlines one in Jamaica; Turkish Airlines Amsterdam, Lion Air in Bali. In most of these listed, casualties were very lo...

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by bx737
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21559

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

Anyone know what happened to TK at DUB today ? http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/8480689F-9A85-49C2-8F68-ADBEF185E00A_zpsapc696e4.jpg . http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/17C83493-4E0B-4B3E-8381-768585956460_zpsqhfcn2k6.jpg Various posts on Facebook report...

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by bx737
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 13164

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

The Aer Lingus/TAP etc configuration is space saving with lie flat seats. If you remove the seats and lie passengers down, the person on their own has the feet of those behind him/her beside their head. Also this way, more seats have direct aisle access, for the 16 business class seats, 10 have dire...

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by bx737
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13563

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

The only problem is that Norwegian will have to prove they were libeled in a court, thus all of their financial records would have to be available to Ryanair in order that Ryanair could defend themselves. Norwegian would have to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that they were not in danger of colla...

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by bx737
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 341
Views: 55538

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Absolute madness. The competition authorities shouldn't allow the EU3 to become so much bigger through large takeovers like this. And even if they were to, having so much market consolidation at a single hub is madness - at least arrange it in a situation where a EU3 member is taking over an airlin...

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by bx737
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17643

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

I remember the Fokker 50 had a reinforced strip in line with the prop blade to prevent the blade from entering the cabin if it detached. Does the SAAB2000 have this feature? I don't think that's accurate. However, looking at this picture http://www.gerryairways.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SK-Q40...

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by bx737
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17643

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

I remember the Fokker 50 had a reinforced strip in line with the prop blade to prevent the blade from entering the cabin if it detached. Does the SAAB2000 have this feature?

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by bx737
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 5104

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 News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112134

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: 162
Views: 24823

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: 9040

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: 4229

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: 1325

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: 39461

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: 1213

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: 23377

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: 23377

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: 2225

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: 13677

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: 15907

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: 75
Views: 17402

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: 75
Views: 17402

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: 75
Views: 17402

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: 7003

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: 28137

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: 9300

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: 28137

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: 3187
Views: 610940

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: 15183

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: 29909

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: 865

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: 25189

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: 11066

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: 18435

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: 22516

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: 22393

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: 22516

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: 215
Views: 22594

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: 4543

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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