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by Galwayman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 30
Views: 2501

Re: Irish 7/20

If Knock in the middle of nowhere can work then Shannin can too. It depends on the local population, which includes a city and a decent business community.! Stop moaning and if necessary put your hands in your pockets like they do at Knock! The cries of entitlement in the country are reaching fever...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 36
Views: 6166

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

I very much doubt Easyjet will shut Luton. London's airports have a huge catchment area; close Luton and a lot of people in north London and areas further north simply won't go to Gatwick Southend has the disadvantage of having the sea next door which cuts its catchment area in half. That's never a...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23193

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

There are rumours that they will consolidate their long haul flights at LGW , the A321LR is perfect there, the 737 max really brings nothing to the table - I'm surprised they weren't cancelled already

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 74
Views: 28966

Re: British Airways 787-10

aemoreira1981 wrote:
The BA B78X is flying to ATL, and is scheduled also for RUH and SEA. Is there a reason why BA wouldn't showcase its newest aircraft on its most premium route, arguably LHR-JFK?


BA fly their oldest aircraft on LON > NYC routes , they've absolutely no need to impress anyone in the market

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 309
Views: 56294

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

I saw that article. Can't believe BA pay some CC £70k and others £28k ... The legacy fleet should have been dealt with years ago . Zero sympathy. It’s called seniority .... Those people on the top bucks deserve every penny. They’ve helped put the company where it is today, and for the past 30 years...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 309
Views: 56294

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

I saw that article. Can't believe BA pay some CC £70k and others £28k ... The legacy fleet should have been dealt with years ago . Zero sympathy.

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9851

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Seeing as there are only two actual London airports, Heathrow cannot take much more. As for London City airport too short a runway and not enough stands. And before people moan about Heathrow, that airport is near Hounslow which is outer London. And if people want to get pedantic London City is the...

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9851

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Delighted to see Gatwick become another successful lcc hub. Can't imagine many Londoners will be keen to use overpriced heathrow in the future after the current Nasty Airways activities

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by Galwayman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29670

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

I wonder if Dublin will be the best place to base a future low cost airline built around the A321XLR? Flights on an A321XLR should be able to reach SFO, if not LAX and Dublin has pre-clearance facility KEF-SFO/LAX 3,653 nm/3,748 nm DUB-SFO/LAX 4,430 nm/4,502 nm DUB-SEA 3,945 nm It seems like Stanst...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16414

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Curious to see if it passes EU rules, setting a minimum price is generally not acceptable. Also curious how Austrian customers will be able to redeem their Miles and More flights. At this point, it is safe to say that the EU is dead, it is every nation for themselves now. If the EU allows this nons...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16414

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Dreadful third world type idea. The employees of Austrian must be very well connected to have such ridiclous privledge and protection. The Austrian tax payer is being insulted and impovrished by this stupidity

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by Galwayman
Thu May 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

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

I think SNN is a fantastic airport . But people in Galway have essentially 3 airport choices - Knock, SNN and Dublin . Which is excellent really . But for public transport connections , price , choice , DUB is hard to beat .

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by Galwayman
Wed May 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

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

EI suspends SNN-LHR until September and temporarily laying off some SNN staff (from June 21?). http://www.clare.fm/news/aer-lingus-lay-off-shannon-staff/ http://clareherald.com/2020/05/aer-lingus-to-lay-off-workers-at-shannon-11011/ All EI ops at SNN suspended until then by the looks of it. "I...

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by Galwayman
Sun May 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

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

Just setting up some provisional work trips to Brazil for the end of the year . Looks like TAP have 3 flights from Dublin to Lisbon scheduled on certain days and also possibly some night stops ? Anyone know how they’re doing ex Dublin with loads etc ? They are cleaning up on Dublin-Brazil flights, ...

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by Galwayman
Sun May 24, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

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

Just setting up some provisional work trips to Brazil for the end of the year . Looks like TAP have 3 flights from Dublin to Lisbon scheduled on certain days and also possibly some night stops ? Anyone know how they’re doing ex Dublin with loads etc ?

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by Galwayman
Wed May 06, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30954

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

william wrote:
So no change in plans then to fly the A380 for another 10 years or so(end of leases) then replace.



Great - thats another ten years at least to fly this beautiful aircraft ... the height of aviation's achievement and the ultimate passenger experience.

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by Galwayman
Wed May 06, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30954

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

StTim wrote:
Just another chance for the haters to hate. As a passenger the A380 is the most comfortable ride I have ever been on.


So true especially the EK layout , every seat a joy even in economy ....

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by Galwayman
Tue May 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

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

leghorn wrote:
Silver lining: Demand is there for air travel. There is life in the industry after restrictions are lifted.


yes very impressed - well done EI selling so many seats. Just ask people to wear masks and do gate temprature checks and lets get on with it

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by Galwayman
Mon May 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 309
Views: 56294

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Maybe London-Europe late at night could get a bit of traffic, but Europe-London as Wizz flies their bank into Luton makes zero sense for an airline such as BA which aims to estimulate some business traffic. On top of that, Heathrow is/was busy in the morning with all the bank of early arrivals. Rea...

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by Galwayman
Mon May 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 309
Views: 56294

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Maybe the timing of early morning flight departures to the US etc will get pushed back to facilitate the elimination of European night stops. Or (Horror of horrors) do what Wizz does - really late night flights to Europe with horifically early morning flights back into london and crew resting for on...

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by Galwayman
Mon May 04, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84238

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Beginning of June 2020 is MUCH too ambitious to be selling Wizz flights to Abu Dhabi. Late October 2020 is the earliest I could possibly contemplate. However, let us pretend that the citizens of Poland/Hungary/Romania/Bulgaria are not worried at all about Covid-19... I'm still trying to understand ...

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by Galwayman
Sun May 03, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84238

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Can someone explain to me the overall idea of Wizz Abu Dhabi ? It seems like a bit of Abu Dhabi trying to outdo Dubai but not quite realising that there is a reason why Dubai gets over 3 times the number of pax. Etihad's fight against Emirates didn't end well for Abu Dhabi... I think it’s the oppos...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Rumour has it BA may not reopen Gatwick sadly, but if this did happen maybe VS could sell it's LHR slots and consolidate back to LGW without having to access taxpayers money . ..... and then maybe interline with easyjet etc .

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by Galwayman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 309
Views: 56294

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

............... Yes strongly suspect it will be aimed at the ‘heritage’ crews with the higher salaries . Difficult to see what the unions can do , no point in industrial action at the moment Odd to see you getting involved here. You previously stated that you have zero interest in cabin crew and ac...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 309
Views: 56294

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Galway couldn’t disagree more its far easier and cheaper to ditch the young Mixed Fleet crews many of whom would cost very little to IAG and indeed even less if SSD terms applied - Major threats must surely be once again Gatwick crews and staff after such hard work to turn the business centre aroun...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 309
Views: 56294

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Will be interesting to see what the unions have to say about this. Sounds like BA may be exploiting the pandemic to weed out higher-cost (maybe older?) workers so they can hire cheap when things pick up again. All because of a slump in travel that may correct itself in a year. BA knows that they ca...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Virgin is a great airlines. I see a lot of ignorance in this feed. ALL airlines in the UK are currently in discussion with the UK government for support / possibility of bail outs. That includes EasyJet and BA. ALL these airlines have taken cost cutting measures to ensure their survival. It really ...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Virgin Atlantic to operate cargo flights out of Dublin. https://theloadstar.com/virgin-atlantic-announces-over-90-cargo-only-flights-a-week-in-may/ Virgin are such dreadful opportunists . Begging bowl with one hand, bottom feeding in key markets, skimming off business travellers ,damaging strong ai...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

That thing where Branson takes his cut / brand use fee on gross revenue even if (when) VS usually makes a loss sounds like yet another Branson scam - maybe that’s why Branson never cared to make a profit or save or run the airline properly . It’s just a cow to be milked in that scenario . Presumably...

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by Galwayman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are IAG’s plans for Aer Lingus?
Replies: 12
Views: 3275

Re: What are IAG’s plans for Aer Lingus?

The underlining fundamentals of EI are good ( finally )- I’m sure IAG will be looking at opportunities during this crisis , possibly EI to pick up extra or earlier A321s ... EI would be a clear benefactor of Virgin not being bailed out ...more feed from Manchester / Belfast , more winter Orlando fli...

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by Galwayman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

What if EK or EY takes over. Go head to head with BA and will give the Americans a run for their money on the Transatlantic routes. That would be fantastic but unlikely to happen unfortunately . The most important airlines to the UK economy (yes economy, not ego) are probably 1) BA , 2) Ryanair, 3)...

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 29865

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

There are some aspects missing in this discussion. Austria is a bit different from the rest of the world when it comes to working contracts. There is a „partnership“ between unions and companies, basically they negotiate a working contract for every one working in this field (very simplified explai...

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Virgin Atlantic is a worthy investment for investors who can afford a longer investment horizon. It is probably a good thing that investment banks are involved as advisors and that sovereign wealth funds are considered. I find it somewhat surprising that the Bank of England hasn't followed yet the ...

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

But why catch a falling knife .... it makes much more sense for BA to watch and let it collapse , it’s not a viable business and the slots etc can be picked up for nothing In a few months .

The important thing is that government must not intervene or be scammed by SRB.

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

At the end of the day VS is a financially unviable boutique airline of marginal interest to Delta’s global strategy . An embarrassingly inaccurate statement... Bransons desperate to sell it now . But of course it’s not investment level standard , it’s really just a basket case - good riddance ....

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Great sell it to O’Leary for £500m ... Branson Cleary has no idea how to run an airline, yet another failed enterprise from Branson ...

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by Galwayman
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Virgin is the second legacy player in the UK, they are milles away from BA in terms of connectivity and I'd say the same when it comes to compare the number of Virgin employees or passengers. Before coronavirus, it was already a very challenging time for those "second players" in Europe. ...

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Fleece is the perfect word . O’Leary nailed it perfectly , Branson wants to fleece the tax payer without putting his hands in his own pocket

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown
Replies: 12
Views: 2763

Re: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown

mxaxai wrote:
Good luck to LaudaMotion getting any assistance from the Austrian government if they will surrender all routes to Ryanair anyway.


I’m sure the Austrian government must be relieved that it’s another case of a massive -lufthansa-begging-bowl yet again ....

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11470

Re: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

Ryanair brought people home when the other airlines abandoned them

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11470

Re: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

O’Leary’s interview on sky news was brilliant , he doesn’t suffer fools gladly thankfully and he slammed Brandon the tax dodger beautifully .

Let people who are anxious stay home , let those willing to wear masks fly , it’s simple really

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

O’Leary just slaughtered Branson in a Sky news interview , he was spot on ... let the tax dodger put his money where his mouth is

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by Galwayman
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Flybe was of more importance to the U.K. economy than VS - VS is essentially small boutique airline with a massive marketing budget . It doesn’t do anything that other airlines can’t do . The U.K. tax payer owes it nothing

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Opus99 wrote:
Necker island is with 60 million dollars...


Necker island is absolutely worthless to the U.K. tax payer ....

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Yes but in order to operate the route they've got 4 pilots and 16 cabin crew and the business class cabin is totally sealed off in order to turn it into a "crew rest" area in line with EASA law for a double crew duty. I'd imagine when things get back to normal the money gained from sellin...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Yes but in order to operate the route they've got 4 pilots and 16 cabin crew and the business class cabin is totally sealed off in order to turn it into a "crew rest" area in line with EASA law for a double crew duty. I'd imagine when things get back to normal the money gained from sellin...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

And as I understand that is exactly what EI are doing on the JFK route. No staff layover in NY - covers flight and cabin crew! Yes but in order to operate the route they've got 4 pilots and 16 cabin crew and the business class cabin is totally sealed off in order to turn it into a "crew rest&q...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

One Mile at a Time travel blog is reporting that EI have stopped selling Business Class on the JFK flights. The cabin is being used by a second full crew - thereby avoiding any layover in New York! Novel solution! Years ago EI investigated the possibility of cabin crew doing return trips to NYC wit...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fifth Freedom routes
Replies: 10
Views: 2468

Re: Fifth Freedom routes

I can’t see any impact on 5 th freedoms - they exist mainly in Asia or Europe where the populations are sufficient to support them . Possibly US airlines will hunker into Dublin, Amsterdam or Heathrow using code shares but they stopped 5 th freedom flying in Europe years ago and they’re not really c...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27726

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

One Mile at a Time travel blog is reporting that EI have stopped selling Business Class on the JFK flights. The cabin is being used by a second full crew - thereby avoiding any layover in New York! Novel solution! Years ago EI investigated the possibility of cabin crew doing return trips to NYC wit...

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