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by alancostello
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 287
Views: 22944

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Will they ever knock down and redevelop terminal 1 at Dublin Airport? There's talk of a new terminal but surely they must have thought that the outdated T1 needs to be torn down and reconstructed. There's talk of a T3 and new piers but has there plans in the pipework for the redevelopment of T1 com...

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by alancostello
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 287
Views: 22944

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I was in AGP yesterday, and it appeared the A330 left the stand, before returning to it (I was watching on Flight Radar). I am guessing this was the planned aircraft for the EI109. The aircraft wasn't there today, so it maybe departed AGP quite late yesterday evening ?? It returned this morning ope...

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by alancostello
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 287
Views: 22944

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

EI140 MIA-DUB diverted to YQX (Gander) last night, operated by EI-EWR. Departed for DUB seven hours later, diverted to SNN, and is now en route to DUB, will there be further cancellations?

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by alancostello
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 287
Views: 22944

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Indeed. These popping up on the LHR/CDG/FRA/AMS to name a few will remind me of the old BD Mid Haul. Those were great. Training flights to MAD,AGP and even Canaries are being touted. Fingers crossed. Do you think they will use them on training flights though? It's not -really- a new type being intr...

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by alancostello
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 287
Views: 22944

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

It seems as if the A321LR will be configured with 16 Business Class seats, in a staggered config, 3 rows of 2 each side and 3 rows of 1 each side of the Aisle and one toilet at the front. Economy is 27 rows of 3 each side and 2 overwing exits at row 14 and 15 and 3 lavs at the aft galley as expecte...

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by alancostello
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 287
Views: 22944

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

JAmie2k9 wrote:
YUL, BWI (could be error) and MSP now live on EI website.


They've always been available as served by partners, they don't show up at the top of lists for Canada and the US as routes EI operates

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by alancostello
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 287
Views: 22944

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Had a good trip to LHR, out yesterday, back tonight, both with Aer Lingus. Good flights both ways, but €3 for a bottle of water! Sheesh! Anyway, noticed a lot of work ongoing as we taxied in along M2 (at the area between that taxiway and 28); what's being done there? -------------------------------...

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by alancostello
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4421

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

TWA772LR wrote:
Please let it be the Avros! I'd love to burn a weekend in London while nonreving on an EI A330 and Avro (2 types ive never been on), and a BA 744 (an airline ive never been on) doing DEN-DUB-LCY then LHR-DEN.


You’re gonna need something between DEN and DUB, no direct flight.

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by alancostello
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

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by alancostello
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Jshank83 wrote:
Has there been anymore talk of this North American announcement in a "week or two" from the beginning of the month?


I was just about to say, I'm hoping LCY doesn't count as one of the 'new routes' they've been touting and we still get two NA destinations.

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by alancostello
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

JAmie2k9 wrote:
AZ have operated charters to Rome/Milan in recent years (Italian students) but not this year or last year.

Not sure they will return unlike AF, KL, BA etc they don't have the long haul network to make it work but anything is possible!


I’d say we’d be more likely to see Air Italy than Alitalia!

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by alancostello
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

New Dublin Airport runway too short according to pilots' association who say long-haul flights might have to drop capacity to take off Seems ridiculous. If an A350 can fly to HKG using a 2600m runway, there can't be much of an issue with a 3100m runway. Certainly not worth spending millions more eu...

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by alancostello
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I strongly suspect the JFK cancellation may be replaced by A321LR service operated by EI next summer (if they arrive). I'm not familiar with discrepancies in product offering between the 330's and 321NEO's, but would a dual operation on a single route not be a bit of a risk for EI? Even if the seat...

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by alancostello
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

When we can get A350s leaving the current 10/28 with little or no difficulty, I don't think the planned length of 10L/28R will pose any obstacles for any route the DAA might target. It would be interesting to know what kind of routes IALPA believes is being prevented by the planned length . I'd muc...

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by alancostello
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Does anyone know why none of the EI 320's/321's have sharklets, and do they plan on refurbishing them to include these? Cheers, C. It requires extensive wing work, and the benefits in fuel reduction over the added weight wouldn't be noticeable on the majority of EI's flights due to typically short ...

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by alancostello
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Fascinating to note the top 5 transatlantic connecting routes via DUB: 1. ORD-LHR 2. BOS-LHR 3. BOS-CDG 4. AMS-JFK 5. BOS-MAN I wouldn't have thought such well-connected airports like LHR, CDG and AMS would be so high. I imagined the likes of "secondary" hubs like MXP, FCO, BUD, PRG etc. ...

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by alancostello
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29422

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin Airport Opens New Transfer Facility Dublin Airport has opened a new €16 million facility designed specifically for passengers who are transferring from one flight to another. Built adjacent to Pier 4 close to Terminal 2, the new transfer area will greatly enhance Dublin Airport’s ability to ...

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by alancostello
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27101

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Email from Etihad Guest : As part of an ongoing review of our network performance we have made aircraft and capacity changes to our Dublin service. From 15 January 2019, we will deploy a Boeing 777-300ER between Abu Dhabi and Dublin. The existing twice daily A330-200 service will be replaced by the...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32575

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

By my understanding IAD is only a330 on four days of the week, with the 752 still on the other three, so there's three a330 rotations free, not three 752 EI does need 3 rotations for Miami, as it didn't operate until September this year. LAX was cut to 4 a week to allow Miami to happen but it is ba...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32575

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

Chicago Midway could be an option? It's a big Southwest hub so I'd imagine costs are much lower than O'Hare. Its an "out there" option. DY et al don't serve MDW as yet, I think slots are hard to come by, but the airport doesn't seem to have perimeter rules. Passengers could pre-clear at S...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32575

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

By my understanding IAD is only a330 on four days of the week, with the 752 still on the other three, so there's three a330 rotations free, not three 752 Yep, thats how its timetabled at present. Apparently there are talks of another A330 joining the fleet in 2018, so we'll see. I imagine IAGs curr...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32575

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

Oh not another I’ll fated LGW experiment!! I agree, EI are an Irish brand and though recognized in their current markets, I think their focus should be on Ireland (including NI). Sure even AF gave up on LHR-LAX after less than a year. I wonder could we see EI replace UA on SNN-ORD? We’ve been told ...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32575

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

Oh not another I’ll fated LGW experiment!! I agree, EI are an Irish brand and though recognized in their current markets, I think their focus should be on Ireland (including NI). Sure even AF gave up on LHR-LAX after less than a year. I wonder could we see EI replace UA on SNN-ORD? We’ve been told ...

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by alancostello
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32575

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

I wonder could EI pick up connecting traffic if they were to launch any routes to (the northern part of) South America or the Caribbean? It's the next possible TATL region where they could have a geographical "feasability", considering the distance flown: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=lin-...

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by alancostello
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32575

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

kaitak wrote:
Thanks for the info ... the 757 fleet is going to be stretched next year! A321NeoLR can't come soon enough!

Incidentally, does anyone know if 'GCF is the last EI 333 to come, or are they expecting more?


Last one currently on order, I’d be amazed if there aren’t more widebodies in the near future

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by alancostello
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32575

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

OA260 - if I were being a tad cynical I would say put the lounge anywhere other than Dublin Airport!!! But a good question - it would depend on where the most Star departures were. There is probably space on top of the C gates, or there used to be lounges there - Gold Circle, Delta, etc. And correc...

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by alancostello
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26534

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

I remember a time when the Aer Lingus uniform and crew looked smart, elegant and always spotless. That time has long since gone. I am sometimes amazed at how lax standards have become, even to the point that some uniforms look as though they have not been cleaned in weeks! Same with the aircraft - ...

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by alancostello
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26534

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It IMO, the male uniform is broken. Similar to how EK and SQ re-vamped their male FA uniforms, EI should: - use a black blazer / make the colour of the blazer consistent with that of the trousers - change the blue shirts to white shirts Cheers, C. White shirts in a servi...

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by alancostello
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26534

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Hi all, EI has maintained its current livery and uniforms since the 1990s. Does anyone know if EI will change either of these in the near future? Cheers, C. ... The uniform needs an update for sure, dated cut and some ugly colour combos for the male design but otherwise it's not a major issue. The ...

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by alancostello
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26534

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Passed through DUB T2 coming home last night, looks like the automated scanners are in place where the left-most windows used to be, but are still surrounded by hoarding. Any idea when they're due to go live?

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by alancostello
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26534

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Nice to hear about CX flying to DUB. The longest runway at DUB is under 9,000 feet, so would there be any weight limits? Otherwise, DUB seems to look like a mess. T2 cannot handle all EI flights, and not all jet bridges can be used at one time. T1 also seems to be pretty busy. Add Ryanair to the mi...

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by alancostello
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26534

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

I was just thinking following yesterday's CX announcement. A few years ago, oneworld flyers at DUB essentially only had BA to LHR, IB to Madrid and a token seasonal service from AA to ORD. By next summer, we'll have year round AA to PHL & 3 seasonal routes, BA to both LHR & LCY, QR to DOH, ...

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by alancostello
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22245

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

CX's HKG announcement is very good news for DUB. Now all we need is for EI to rejoin OneWorld for once! The saver fare is much better than I expected. It's nice to get more amenities and pay a little more than on Norwegian. The price is still low for a TATL flight. Only issue is they still need to ...

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by alancostello
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22245

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

As I said on that thread, none of the beers in the video are black, so I don't think Dublin is one of the 3 cities. Also on another website, Cathay crew are saying it's BRU, CPH and DFW that they're launching. Hope I'm wrong though. One of the beers certainly is very dark though, maybe they’re goin...

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by alancostello
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22245

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

As expected EI are to introduce a TATL Saver fare. It will mean having to pay for checked bags, Headsets and blankets onboard. Also must include a Sat night stay. I just hope to God they don't do it the same way United have introduced Basic Economy, where the current €500 fair w/baggage becomes a b...

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by alancostello
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22245

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

I didn't however if you want more A330 to arrive in 2018 then they will have to place the order/exercise option pretty soon as IMO it's unlikely they will get another A330 until late 2018 which could mean a route starting later in the year like MIA or even May 2019. It's just an assumption on my pa...

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by alancostello
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 96#e3c197b

Bit of an odd diversion route, wonder why they didn't just return to Cork?
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cc47 wrote:
This morning's EI896 from Cork to Faro diverted to Dublin with technical difficulties. The reg of the aircraft was EI-DEA

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 96#e3c197b

Bit of an odd diversion route, wonder why they didn't just return to Cork?

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by alancostello
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Eirules wrote:
I noticed on twitter that a HiFly A340 operated from T2 today, apparently a sub for EI-LAX. Anyone know?




As said EI-LAX is damaged. The A340 operated EI125 to ORD.

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by alancostello
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Friend of mine is a captain for ASL on the 757. I was talking to him the other day and he said they're looking at potentially doing Seattle in the 757. Boeing ran the numbers and they can make Seattle with 3.5 tons of fuel left over which is enough to divert to Vancouver if needs be. The only probl...

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by alancostello
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft type printed on livery
Replies: 28
Views: 5042

Re: Aircraft type printed on livery

Aer Lingus are similar to LH, plane model printed on both sides beside the boarding doors, as well as a nickname for every aircraft.

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by alancostello
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

I would imagine there's space between Etihad and Aer Lingus' lounges? Speaking of I'd say Qatar are itching for EI to go OneWorld so they can use their lounge for their flights. One would have thought so but obviously not. If EI join OW then EI may need two lounges similar to the old days to cope w...

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by alancostello
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Flying EK in First quite soon but notice they use the T2 DAA Lounge - yuk. I would have thought that they had sufficient numbers across both daily flights to justify their own lounge by now. I'm keen to give the Platinum Service a shot as an alternative - has anyone experience of this product? EK w...

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by alancostello
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

If they want to upgrade the 787 to an a350 I wouldn’t say no either. With QR just starting their DUB flights and already talking about going double daily, there seems to be an enormous capacity provided by the ME3 and TK. Although Ireland has great market potential, I find it hard to believe that f...

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by alancostello
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... 3?mode=amp

If they want to upgrade the 787 to an a350 I wouldn’t say no either.
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EI321 wrote:
Qatar airways are considering a second daily Dublin-Doha flight

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... 3?mode=amp

If they want to upgrade the 787 to an a350 I wouldn’t say no either.

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by alancostello
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18341

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Japan Airlines to operate a direct charter to DUB in August. Most likely a B767. "Club Tourism Inc, one of the leading travel agencies in Japan, will bring the first ever direct flight from Asia to Ireland, this August – with some 240 Japanese flying to Dublin on a charter flight operated by J...

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by alancostello
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18341

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

FR offering this for the Summer : Check-in hand luggage is a temporary service allowing you to check your hand luggage (1 cabin bag up to 10kg) into the hold. Add now when you check in online for just €5. Can only be added at time of check-in on the website (not available on the app or at the airpo...

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by alancostello
Fri May 26, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 16880

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

I was just thinking about EI's A330 fleet and how many have been delivered up to and including 'GAJ. I make it 13 ... EI-JFK was the only one delivered "secondhand", having previously been with Air Inter (three of the other four of those are still with Brussels Airlines, though soon to be...

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by alancostello
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 15888

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

Air Transit are to extending their seasonal DUB-YYZ service to operate weekly throughout November. I believe they also operated a few flights around Xmas/NY just one as well. With EI appearing to keep A330 on YYZ with an extra weekly frequency that's large increase in capacity. I wonder are we like...

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by alancostello
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 18770

Re: Irish 3/17

EI321 wrote:
Anyone know when Stobart are recieving the EMB-195s and will they operate for Aer Lingus Regional?


They'll be getting them in May I believe, and are operating exclusively for FlyBe

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by alancostello
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 18770

Re: Irish 3/17

The Kuwait Airways security stopover on flight KU117 (KWI-SNN-JFK) will move to MAN (routing KWI-MAN-JFK) from Saturday 26th March onwards. KU will not have any local traffic rights on the MAN-JFK sector. In the meantime, the new US temporary security restrictions banning laptops from carry-ons for...

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