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by alancostello
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12937

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Either aviation matters to the country or it does not. It us time the Pratt who is minister for transport called the DAA, the IAA, the regulator and the two prominent airlines to his office and basically says wtf? It us all beyond pathetic! With ever increasing passenger numbers and increased retai...

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by alancostello
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 127
Views: 12937

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

The inaugural AA flight out of Dallas to Dublin AA132 leaves DFW tonight, arriving tomorrow Friday into DUB at 13:50 and departing back to Dallas at 15:45. Looking forward to being on this direct service in early August! Doesn't get in to DFW until 7:25, seems pretty late, any delays might be probl...

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by alancostello
Fri May 31, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 5952

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

eta unknown wrote:
At 42 you are older than a millennial, but from your posts you seem to be acting like one lol


How does one act like a millennial? Ripped jeans and concern for the climate?

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by alancostello
Tue May 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25265

Re: Re:

BrianDromey wrote:
No option for a forward door on A321LR. The new ACF layout is the production standard on all A321neo. The old 8 door layout is no more.


Not all A321neo, ACF is the base of the A321LR, and an option otherwise until it becomes standard sometime in 2020. There are plenty of 8 door A321neo out there.

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by alancostello
Tue May 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25265

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

Does anyone happen to remember a flight from Dublin to a destination in South Africa? Can't find anything online but have been told it used to exist.

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by alancostello
Tue May 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25265

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 alancostello
Mon May 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9081

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

I wonder will we start to see three-class narrow bodies with J, W, and Y on A321LRs as they pick up transatlantic routes.

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by alancostello
Mon May 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25265

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

No, that's quite rare - nice catch! I think they've only brought in a 77L on two or three occasions before. The 77L is back again tonight One runway in DXB is closed for resurfacing until May 30th. While it’s had little affect on the DUB route, the EK schedule is reduced by about 25%, and overall D...

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by alancostello
Fri May 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4585

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

A little news out of SBN in regard to AA. The AA flights into SBN are no longer flow thru's. The DFW flights are operated by Skywest and the CLT flights are operated by PSA. I think this was done to improve the reliability of the CLT flights. Also CLT flights should get better as AA gets more gates...

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by alancostello
Thu May 02, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 11778

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

Slash787 wrote:
What aircraft is being deployed on the A346 routes?

A330 or A350?


Well KUL is currently 2x 77W and 1x A333.

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by alancostello
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest domestic flights
Replies: 38
Views: 4098

Re: Shortest domestic flights

SBN-ORD is a fun run of 84 miles, thanks to the time zone change you land before you ever took off, usually flight time of about 22/23 minutes.

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by alancostello
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20590

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

I guess it’s a bit early to launch 2020 summer destinations. There might not be many LR destinations, depending how EI time the 757 replacement. So far we can assume YUL, MSP, BDL, SNN-JFK and BOS. They will still need at least one 757, unless some of the 2020 deliveries are in the first few months...

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by alancostello
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Finnair Got It Wrong in China
Replies: 13
Views: 5785

Re: How Finnair Got It Wrong in China

Isn't this exactly what happened with BA and Chengdu? 77W down to 787 and then scrapped altogether. If you can't make a direct flight to London from a city of 14 million work it's not the route that's the problem.

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by alancostello
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20590

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

Also, are they definitely putting the 'ski mask' design on the cockpit windows of the A321neo's? Some neo operators have gone for it but most have not. I saw a rendering which looked cool but not sure if it was official. It would look great if this was applied to the entire fleet. The ski mask was ...

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by alancostello
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16178

Re: AA Adds New Routes

Hoping for PHL-SBN soon, CLT and DFW have been performing well but I imagine PHL will do great if it's timed well to connect transatlantic.

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by alancostello
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20590

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

Virgin Atlantic are replacing their 747 on the Belfast to Orlando flights with an A332, anyone know if this is due to their 747's being phased out or just less demand on the route? Possibly both. They’re also still struggling with RR engine problems and have had to consolidate some flights or use s...

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by alancostello
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20590

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

Does anyone know if the Particular Evelop airlines A330 being used as a sub for the Norwegian flights from Dublin has seat back IFE? EC-MII is the reg. Edit: it does. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1372013 It may not be in use however, I'm pretty sure that when Norwegian leased the...

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by alancostello
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 20986

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

dfpinto wrote:
Just a pity there are only 4 thrones in C. But great cabin, the game changer is finally here.


I mean it's two more than the A330s have…

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by alancostello
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13144

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

I'd love it too. And even IB on MAD-Africa routes. There are now 4x321 flying long-haul. By end 2019, there will be 4 321-NEO LR and by 2018 there will be 8 in total. So 12x321 for Long Haul missions. Given, these will have to replace the 4 757 flying under the ASL contract, yes. They are too few T...

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by alancostello
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13144

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

Would love to see an additional order of 20/30 extra A321LR for EI ... it’s a real game changer ..... especially now that Wow is out of the market. I'd love it too. And even IB on MAD-Africa routes. There are now 4x321 flying long-haul. By end 2019, there will be 4 321-NEO LR and by 2018 there will...

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by alancostello
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20590

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

Are Lingus seem to have no intention of taking any A350s at the moment. Surprusing that they havent ordered the A330NEO yet. As much as I would love the see the A350 at EI, I can see why it isn't coming for the next while. The A330 has served EI incredibly well, can perform all current routes, and ...

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by alancostello
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18928

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Why is it that the people who claim "PC gone mad" are often the ones most offended by anything.

This is essentially nothing, they're changing a logo which they have every right to do, nobody was offended by the original flying lady, this is just them showing a bit of diversity.

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by alancostello
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

Re: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

I am quite surprised an Airbus A330-302 can do the LAX-AMS route. One of the longer routes out of Amsterdam. Aeroflot has deployed their A333s on the SVO-LAX route in the past; it is currently flown by the A332s. EI regularly fly their 242t A333 to SFO and LAX as well, not too much further to get t...

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by alancostello
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

With the collapse of WOW, how likely do you think Aer Lingus will enter the DUB-DTW market? Would they be able to run alongside Icelandair? I honestly don't think WOW serving DTW was ever really a factor in Are Lingus not serving it. I can only imagine it'll be coming with the A321LRs, they have to...

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by alancostello
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

With the SSJs being returned, cityjet will have to go looking for another type to replace the aging Avros. The CRJ is probably capable of filling most of that role. It definitely seems to be going that way with CRJs operating with Cimber and the SAS/Hop! operations. They can't do LCY though, so unl...

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by alancostello
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21069

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I disembarked from an A340-600 by stairs at DOH, and then used stairs two hours later to board a 787-8, it's a spectacular feeling to be so close to such large planes and really take in their size.

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by alancostello
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Timing of a big order delivery
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Timing of a big order delivery

Realistically, it depends on what they want and what the manufacturer can provide. From the time an order is confirmed it could be anything from a couple of months to a couple of years, there are a number of factors that would dictate this: Does the airline want or need them straight away, are they ...

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by alancostello
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34129

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

EK's current J seat on the A380 is upstairs, roughly equivalent width to the A330, and I'd argue the A380 seat at 1-2-1 is far superior to the 777 seat at 2-3-2. Not hard to imagine that seats coming off retiring A380s will get refreshed and put in the A330, in which case the A330 would also have a...

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by alancostello
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34129

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

I’d rather have an oldish interior with a 2-4-2 seating in Y than a modern interior with 3-4-3. Good for you. I wouldn't. I care about more than how many seats are at the windows, and if I have finger more - or less - width. And why is this only about Y? Up front, the A330 is an objective downgrade...

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by alancostello
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX7
Replies: 21
Views: 4726

Re: 737 MAX7

Don't forget that the Max 7 will be the primary aircraft of the MAX BBJ family, as the 737-700 was for the previous BBJs, those planes are typically high-margin and will likely outweigh a low commercial order book

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by alancostello
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 23847

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

Cannot seem to find a number of posts on here I made for what ever reason and for that reason a reply i guess cannot be made... But all the same, did we conform this NEW seat is NOT going on the A380? If so, is this indicative of anything regarding the A380 and British Airways? Trying to be gentle ...

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by alancostello
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?
Replies: 21
Views: 3383

Re: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?

There is a press event scheduled for April 8th for VS to reveal their new Upper Class seat:

https://onemileatatime.com/new-virgin-atlantic-upper-class-seat/

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by alancostello
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8687

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

I had been wondering which airline would be first to introduce USB-C charging BA's refurbished 777s based at Gatwick have USB-C charging. You can see it in the first picture here: http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/2018-247/9236 (For the record I’ve used it in person, not...

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by alancostello
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8687

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

Am I missing something? What is “revolutionary” about the product? Akbar Al Baker changed his language earlier this week in confirming the announcement saying that they would reveal an 'enhanced' product. “It is always a pleasure to come to ITB Berlin, and this year is no different. Qatar Airways i...

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by alancostello
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8687

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

I actually really like it, and think it's a great product for the A321neo and A321LR. I had been wondering which airline would be first to introduce USB-C charging, it's very welcome, plus being able to work on a laptop while the person in front is reclined is a huge benefit for me. They haven't rea...

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by alancostello
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13697

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

Regarding FNC yes it can handle a widebody, a few years ago TAP Portugal performed LIS-FNC-CCS-FNC-LIS with A332. Didn't realized that. But yeah, I doubt they'll fly to FNC vs. FAO and OPO. What the heck, LGK 3x daily? Who would fly through QR to go visit Langkawi? Absolute craziness. Again, 3x wee...

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by alancostello
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I took this picture today right next to the airport in Cleveland, Ohio. Looks like we might be seeing an announcement from EI soon: https://mobile.twitter.com/Sgt_Barone/status/1102307910158299138 My question would be if Cleveland couldn't support two European carriers last year what makes them thi...

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by alancostello
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23984

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus evaluating 15 destinations for new North American routes Irish airline recorded record operating profit of €305m in 2018 Aer Lingus is evaluating over 15 North American routes to which it could fly within the next five years as it invests in its fleet. On a call with reporters, Aer Lingu...

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by alancostello
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 11778

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

Glad I got to fly one KUL-DOH last year (was originally scheduled as an A330 but it was swapped at the last minute), sat in the window seat at the over-wing exit and had a very pleasant flight, got to deboard by air-stairs in Doha and despite the insane heat it was amazing taking it all in.

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by alancostello
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 7034

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

Location City: South Bend, Indiana, United States Name: South Bend International Airport ICAO: KSBN IATA: SBN It used to be named "Michiana Regional Airport" years ago, don't know when it was renamed. And if SBN has FIS facilities, it would be news to me. Is there such a things as "o...

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by alancostello
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20186

Re: Irish 2/19

Aer Lingus to end Southampton-Cork flights Sad to see the route go. I wonder will the aircraft be used to start another route or to increase frequency? With the loss of SOU that just leaves BHX, BRS, EDI, GLA and MAN as year round UK destinations operated by EIR (LHR operated by mainline). I would ...

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by alancostello
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 129
Views: 18678

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

skipness1E wrote:
Oneworld partner Malaysia has six TRENT powered A380s they barely use and certainly don’t turn a profit on.....


BA kicked the tires when they came up for sale the first time and didn't like the condition or the price.

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by alancostello
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20186

Re: Irish 2/19

That's a pity as B6 offers a far superior Y product than AA. Depends on the cabin I suppose, AA offers Domestic First where JetBlue only has coach(unless it's a rare transcontinental route with Mint class, in which case, just fly to LAX or SFO with EI), so if you fly J on EI you haven't got a good ...

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by alancostello
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20186

Re: Irish 2/19

I can't see EI moving terminals at JFK or BOS until the B6 agreement is severed. However, even if they do move at any of the US airports, the flights are still arriving as domestic arrivals, so the EI arrivals can use domestic gates that won't shepherd passengers through US CBP, then perhaps move t...

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by alancostello
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20186

Re: Irish 2/19

With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate. When would this be likely to happen. I'm booked to transfer through JFK fro...

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by alancostello
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20186

Re: Irish 2/19

I note on another thread that BA will move from T7 to American Airlines’ T8 in JFK alongside QF & AY. At the same time, JetBlue will expand T5. I’d imagine we will see EI follow suit I can't see EI moving terminals at JFK or BOS until the B6 agreement is severed. However, even if they do move a...

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by alancostello
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20186

Re: Irish 2/19

Boy (12) who allegedly suffered scald burn after spilling hot chocolate during Aer Lingus flight awarded €70k It's unfortunate the boy was hurt but €70k for spilling a drink on yourself?! Ridiculous. Generally settlements like this indicate that the drink was served too hot to be safe, it happened ...

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by alancostello
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20186

Re: Irish 2/19

But like most of the anti-Brexit rhetoric, those most opposed to any form of border seem to be Millenials who never experienced it. Life went on, and shopping trips still went ahead in both directions. We'll work through it. Just like we used to go backpacking around Europe before 'freedom of movem...

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by alancostello
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 70
Views: 12810

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

196 seats in a 3-class AA A321? I underestimated this whole flex thing. And we are talking about AA here, their seats are definitely not the worst. Their 3-class 788 offers 226 seats. With this flex cabin layout, I can see how the proposed A322 can close the seating gap with the 788/A338. A321’s Fi...

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by alancostello
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 All Business Seating?
Replies: 32
Views: 7403

Re: A220 All Business Seating?

Makes me wonder why there's no 737/320 operating a 3-2 configuration as "premium economy" section. I would rather pay for that that than the "delta comfort" or "economy plus" or "main cabin extra" which is only a few more inches of leg room. Removing 1 seat a...

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