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by Galwayman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 16
Views: 3163

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

I wish they’d start flights to London . For connections to Bahia. Anything in the pipeline?

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by Galwayman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11835

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

Glad to see EK expanding again. Although OPO was recently added, the last add was EDI in late last year. Hopefully the India bilaterals will open up, and maybe China as well to see more expansion east of DXB. Why will India allow additional flights to DXB when Emirates is a transfer point for what ...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI flies DUB-ADB?
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: EI flies DUB-ADB?

Izmir and Turkey are very popular with tourists . Surprised EI doesn’t fly that route more often

It’s probably EI’s only Asia route, Agadir is possibly EIs only current Africa route if they’re still flying it (I’m not sure )

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 82
Views: 6625

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

My friends from NYC are joining me in Rio over New Years and their airfares in y are about 50 % more than mine in business class from London ... was shocked at how expensive their airfares were . I can actually get the same airline and flights as them if I fly delta in Y from London via Amsterdam vi...

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4106

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

E-visa will be a game changer , the market for flights to Russia will boom ( during the summer ) and make it more attractive for lcc carriers to enter the market ...pobeda has a LED base offering lots of cheap self connects ... Russia’s hosting of the World Cup was so successful lots of people I kno...

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by Galwayman
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4106

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Russia’s introducing visa free travel for most EU countries 2020/2021 ( not for Brits obviously ) but there’s enough EU/ Russians in London to make these flights a great success Personally I think the LED flights times are perfect ... avoids wasting a day travelling when it’s better done at night. A...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26902

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

Great news for EI ,,,, can the XLR do Dub > LAX in times of low demand ??? And yes I would fly a narrow body that distance before anyone asks ...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43499

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

DCA350 wrote:
Absolutely stunning!!!!! This is as big as when ordered American A320s.. IAG must have gotten a Ryanair type deal.


Yes it’s got to be the best bargain since O’leary’s Post 9/11 deal. IAG probably got to name its own price

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again
Replies: 16
Views: 2979

Re: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again

Well, unlike the US, where its population are somewhat evenly dispersed between west and east coast while at the same time a much bigger country physically. I am not surprised that LHR dominates the list since UKs population are centered in London. The USA is too sparsely populated and too remote g...

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26902

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

Following today’s announcements from Paris , is there any place for the A321LRxr in EI’s fleet planning or not worth the bother?

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68858

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

keesje wrote:
Qatar converted 10 A321NEO's to LR's.

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/qatar-airways-selects-airbus-a321lr/

Covers 80-90% of world population :wink2:

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Am surprised Qatar didn’t order 50/60 ....

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by Galwayman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 24
Views: 5642

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

In the aftermath of the power struggle between Ben Smith and Pieter Elbers, and the row over the Dutch state's subsequent acquisition of a shareholding in Air France-KLM, it was reported that a working group would produce an assessment in June of the group's strategy going forward, as well as the f...

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by Galwayman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8908

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

yeah idk why people rate the European/ME carriers so highly. I'd much rather fly AA than EK. Fly AA where exactly ? their international route network is nothing compared to EK You can’t compare AA to a global airline like EK Lol sure you can... American is the largest airline in the world. Sure pos...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8908

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

The EK biz in this pic looks vile. Wouldn't want to be trapped in the middle seat. I'm sure many people will want to try the biz, if they can get a special deal, though. I guess some people don't care about lounge access or limo pick up, as long as they get a comfy seat. yeah idk why people rate th...

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by Galwayman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

I'm not gonna lie. As a Cypriot I'm very jealous of what the Maltese government managed to achieve here! Congratulations to Malta for finding ways to boost their tourism industry! After all, us Mediterranean islanders heavily depend on tourism (seasonal or not.) It can still be done in Cyprus if yo...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

The Cypriots should watch this closely . If Malta can be transformed into a North Africa - Europe transit hub , FR can do the same in Cyprus for Middle East - Europe traffic .... they could double their tourist traffic in a couple of years ... Which hub? Air Malta only flies to TUN and they are sta...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26902

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

I’m not sure I understand your point but if I do, under the CTA agreement it is up to the first point of entry (within the CTA) to do the checks and ensure the person entering the CTA is compliant with the requirements of their intended destination. So when someone intending to travel to Ireland is...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

The Cypriots should watch this closely . If Malta can be transformed into a North Africa - Europe transit hub , FR can do the same in Cyprus for Middle East - Europe traffic .... they could double their tourist traffic in a couple of years ... Except for traffic rights and average flight time... ye...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

The Cypriots should watch this closely . If Malta can be transformed into a North Africa - Europe transit hub , FR can do the same in Cyprus for Middle East - Europe traffic .... they could double their tourist traffic in a couple of years ...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

It’s pretty much a win win for everyone . Air Malta , French and German tax payers , Ryanair , the island of Malta etc .

It’s really good news , well done Ryanair

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

I would have thought lots of FR bases have more European flights than Heathrow ... even Stansted must have more European flights than Heathrow ...??

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

it Sounds a bit like the deal MOL offered the Cypriots , a hub and spoke lcc linking Europe with presumably places like Tel Aviv , Amman etc An excellent idea , possibly a game changer , A Malta branded version of Pegasus’s airways with the operational expertise of FR Look forward to flying this new...

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13081

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

kjeld0d wrote:
sonicruiser wrote:
British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years


This has to be the longest flight, no?


Haha hilarious,,,love it

One checked bag in economy = route won’t last long

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by Galwayman
Thu May 23, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16298

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

You can’t polish a turd . American consumers might fall for the PR but it will always be a health and safety turd to the global aviation community , democratic governments and international travellers

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by Galwayman
Sun May 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8173

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

BA is crap and the market knows it , simples

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by Galwayman
Sun May 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8173

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

What happened to the Pobeda service to STN ?

Anyone know if it’s coming back ?? Fingers crossed

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by Galwayman
Sun May 19, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8173

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

FR have lead in fares to Kiev for £20 ... so that’s O&D sorted

Connecting traffic to the America’s have lots of choice on some fantastic airlines

BA can’t compete , might as well quit

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by Galwayman
Thu May 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22367

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

There’s no EK / QR or any other quality carriers flying between the U.K. and the USA so BA can get away with the tacky 747s ... why waste your best aircraft where there’s no real competition?

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by Galwayman
Thu May 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25686

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

Dublin pulls further and further ahead of NI’s three airports Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport are soaring in a way that makes it one of the fastest growing facilities in Europe. It is approaching the list of the top 10 busiest airports in the continent. Across Britain and Ireland, only London H...

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by Galwayman
Thu May 16, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25686

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

With all of the consolidation happening in the Canadian market , it would be good to see EI go for much more Canada flights next year, they’ll be gagging for reasonable flights to Europe and it’s already a high airfare county

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by Galwayman
Tue May 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25686

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 Galwayman
Mon May 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25686

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

In a few weeks I'm back in the old country and any tips/experience here would be much appreciated. I have a 5.30 pm flight booked back to Germany from Kerry, since flights from Dublin on 2.6 were extortionate and unfortunately I don't have any flexibility bar flying back on 2.6. I'm wondering if it...

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by Galwayman
Fri May 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 27998

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

EK not getting 787 , best news ever for loyal EK customers hurrah ...

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by Galwayman
Wed May 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 8106

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

So at this point, any major international airline which doesn't serve JFK has a huge hole in their route map. When can we see Air New Zealand starting nonstop service to JFK from Auckland? Meh ... NYC’s not all that, just a large provincial city, where nothing of importance happens, in a dreadful i...

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by Galwayman
Sun May 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35224

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Not only are there legitimate questions about Boeing’s safety culture , the question now arises if the FAA can be trusted as a reliable international safety authority . The question also arises why the NYT was running smear articles against Indonesian pilots Three institutions - Boeing , the FAA and...

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by Galwayman
Sun May 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8056

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

It really sounds like the South Pacific is a gravy train . I’d love to see Fijian take some of the action with their new A350s ... offering fantastic one stop options from GRU/SCL or Eze to multiples cites in NZ and Oz

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by Galwayman
Sat May 04, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15254

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Love Fiji Airways, one of my favourite flying experiences Throwing a real curve ball here ... but from a network planning point of view would be interesting to see them attempt a three times weekly flight to GRU ... trans Pacific fares to OZ and NZ are very high and Fijians network might feed it . T...

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by Galwayman
Wed May 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague
Replies: 18
Views: 3505

Re: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague

If Scoot are making Berlin/Athens work, I can't see Air Asia having any problem with Prague ... the rich Singapore kids can start in Berlin or Athens and end their Europe adventure in Prague routing home via dmk . Also good for trafic ex Eu , the superconnectors don't generally sell reasonably price...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating
Replies: 44
Views: 10538

Re: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating

Are the FAA the people who approved the 737 max? Maybe they should just accept the oversight of the European safety agencies until they rebuild their resources, expertise and professional impartiality .......

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19265

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

IMHO EK need something like the A321LR to feed the hub from smaller European cities (Belfast, Cardif, Eindhoven etc ) in the way that TK can sustain multiple 737 flights to every decent sized market within Europe .... a right size fleet of A321LR/A330/A350 with a focus on premium economy markets of ...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2426

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

The Irish government used to pander to the employees and unions of over priced and inefficient Aer Lingus but hopefully those days are long gone

It would be brilliant to see ET go daily DUB > MAD , wishing them every success

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2426

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

Dub is getting nice niche lie flat business EU routes ... DUB > EDI, DUB > MAD , DUB > Malaga .... can’t wait for the A321LR Revolution .

That FRA > MAD route is available for £149 in Dec

Does someone have a list ? Lie flat bus intro European routes ...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15613

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

I think Emirates or a Chinese airline just got 8 new pilots I doubt very much if emirates or many other airlines would touch these pilots with a barge pole Please explain why? It would help many of us on this forum to know why they would be black balled? Please tell? Is that an actual serious quest...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15613

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

L How's the weather up in Dublin today, and how does it feel working for the epitome of bottom feeding pond scum?[/quote] You’d think Dutch pilots would be better off working on improving safety standards at Dutch airlines like KLM than wasting time being jealous of one of the worlds greatest airlines

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2426

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

This is all incremental revenue for them. Best is for ET to focus on maximimizng 5th freedom cargo uplift on mad dub mad in particular. Passengers would only choose them on mad dub if price is very low and schedule both ways desirable for that particular person as it’s not a daily service ! What ty...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2426

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

This is all incremental revenue for them. Best is for ET to focus on maximimizng 5th freedom cargo uplift on mad dub mad in particular. Passengers would only choose them on mad dub if price is very low and schedule both ways desirable for that particular person as it’s not a daily service ! What ty...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2426

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

There’s bus fares lower than that . £392 which is about what BA/IB charge for a blocked middle seat

Great news for Dublin , the more 5th freedoms the better , it’s not govts job to protect FR or EI

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20812

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

Ethiopian Airlines has secured 5th Freedom rights for DUB-MAD sector from 2nd June 2019. 4 weekly MON-WED-FRI-SUN Flights continue to ADD from MAD. Source: Ethiopian Airlines Ireland, Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/EthiopianAirlinesIreland/ Bookable now ...£92 in econ, £392 bus ...787 take ...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20812

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

A very odd comment by the Cllr, what does he mean? He seems to believe that more bus routes will deliver more passengers from SNN. 42 bus services out of Dublin Airport ?? Perhaps individual runs by Bus Eireann, hardly bus routes. What about the very frequent services by Dublin Bus, plus other oper...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15613

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

SierraPacific wrote:
I think Emirates or a Chinese airline just got 8 new pilots



I doubt very much if emirates or many other airlines would touch these pilots with a barge pole

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