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by HTCone
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 143
Views: 19389

Re: Irish 8/19

EI129 DUB - YYZ on EI-LAX turned back to Dublin over Donegal and is now circling at 8,000 feet over the Irish Sea, dumping fuel i assume? Anyone any ideas of the issues? Emergency crew on standby in Dublin? EDIT: Pressurisation issue. Fuel dumping is a customer option on the A330, I don’t think I h...

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by HTCone
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31937

Re: Irish 7/19

Is it not time the assets of the DAA (specifically the runways, taxi-ways and operational buildings - control tower) reverted to direct government ownership, managed by the DAA? This would alter the revenue requirements and debt shedules of the DAA! Which would allow for a realistic view of charges...

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by HTCone
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2665
Views: 345220

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing seems to be sending veiled threats that if the FAA don't lift the grounding by Q4 2019 they will shut down Renton. Desperate times for Boeing. I suspect this will not just blow over and be forgotten. There are no guarantees that it will be economically viable to fix the 737MAX. Somebody at B...

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by HTCone
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31937

Re: Irish 7/19

If it was an ATR, Avro, Q400, SB340 then it would have to lay idle. And like I said, There's extra charges for using a jetbridge, and many airlines don't want to pay. The LHR, FRA and CDG flights might, but BCY, STK and BEE can't use them, and TUI, Sunwing, Sky Travel, Blue Air, Logan, Moldova etc ...

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by HTCone
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31937

Re: Irish 7/19

I don't quite follow your logic, as BA, LH, LX and TK will all use airbridges when they are available. They are parking in other areas because they can't get stands on Pier 3, not because they don't want airbridges. Can’t speak for LH, LC or TK but BAs allocated pier is the 200s with 204 used for t...

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by HTCone
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31937

Re: Irish 7/19

With all due respect LCY doesn't have air bridges, and EK don't at DXB because they literally don't have enough, it's not as if airbridges are running spare out there. Why do you think DWC has so many gates planned for the Emirates terminal? Assuming Emirates ever move there, which they're fighting...

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by HTCone
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31937

Re: Irish 7/19

I don't quite follow your logic, as BA, LH, LX and TK will all use airbridges when they are available. They are parking in other areas because they can't get stands on Pier 3, not because they don't want airbridges. My point is that if enough of the airlines using the 200 gates were willing to pay ...

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by HTCone
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31937

Re: Irish 7/19

Maybe I have phrased it badly. The 100 and 200 gates were set up for low cost and commuter business. While this may still be their prime function, they now find themselves home to legacy/full service carriers on a daily basis. Most of these carriers would have traditionally used the 300 gates, but ...

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by HTCone
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31937

Re: Irish 7/19

Thanks everyone. I had a vague recollection that they would be upgradeable. It might be a good idea for the DAA to upgrade at least some of the widebody stands, as the 1xx gates are now used in much the same way as the 3xx gates. Apart from West Jet 787 (300 gates not full at scheduled time) and th...

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by HTCone
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20269

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I have compiled updated numbers for MSP's international traffic in 2018... Rank/Airport/Passengers in 2018/Comments 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands 533,796 Up by about 10,000, good to see! 2 Cancún, Mexico 288,280 Down by more than 12,000, probably due to SY focusing on other markets more 3 Toronto–Pearso...

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by HTCone
Tue May 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25865

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

kaitak wrote:
Forgive my ignorance, but is "green diesel" for use only in agricultural vehicles?


Correct. There is a tax exemption on it.

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by HTCone
Wed May 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25865

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

Slatterys Travel chartered LTU to run the flights. It was a good service to have back when DUB Longhaul was very much limited to the USA. IIRC the owner also had business interests and property in SA. I seem to remember the fares were around EUR799-899 going up to around EUR1199 over peak times. Fr...

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by HTCone
Thu May 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16932

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because if the AF crew had just sat on their hands and done nothing, everything would have been fine. If the MAX crews had done the same, they'd have crashed sooner.

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by HTCone
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29492

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

They cut capacity? I thought they were still doing the double daily 77Ws? Are you talking about the temporary reduction while the second DXB runway is closed for resurfacing in April/May? They reduced frequencies across nearly every route for that, they had to, wouldn't really see it as them cuttin...

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by HTCone
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28634

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

TK have always maintained a 3rd daily is there objective, can't see regular A330 happening at all. 22.30 arr/23.30 dep meets the next batch of flights from IST. Once they move to the new airport and don’t have the same slot issues that they have in IST I’d agree a third daily narrow body service is...

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by HTCone
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8568

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

The biggest threat to DUB’s growth is infrastructure. The parallel runway will be fine and dandy when it opens in 3 years but DUB has the worst taxiway layout and most bottlenecks and cul de sacs at piers I’ve ever seen at a major airport, severely delaying ground movements. A midfield terminal 3 wi...

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by HTCone
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28634

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I think IAG are too busy cost cutting, and presumably Star could have used the old BD space back in the day had they really wanted a DUB lounge. I think the DAA saw a chance to expand their lounge so BA were not offered it and the lease was ended from memory. —- Irish airspace reopens as 'back-up s...

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by HTCone
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18513

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

T54A wrote:

I can’t believe we still have to teach people about Just Culture in 2018 and the benefits it’s had on overall flight safety


The only people who still need teaching are amateurs who don’t work in the industry. Those of us who do know why firing people who make mistakes reduces safety.

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by HTCone
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 210272

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

EI do their homework. Every EI TATL destination bar MIA has been profitable from day one, and MIA is now. EI are absolutely printing money on North America. Because there’s no ADP in Ireland, and they don’t overfly really expensive airspace like the UK or France on TATL, they can offer bargain basem...

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by HTCone
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33309

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I believe Aer Lingus considered a “spare” for this summer, it even arrived at DUB for a few days before it was decided to be unsuitable...or so the story went. Any more details? Or was this the A330 that ended up at Air Italy? Ex VIM airlines, I heard EI engineers got a look at it in the hangar and...

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by HTCone
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33309

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

SEA is rammed by all accounts and needs upgauging, so my guesses are SEA goes daily ... Why has SEA been so successful? Is it more O&D tech traffic between DUB and SEA, or connections through DUB to Europe? Cheers, C. I’d be guessing, but it’s probably both just like all other EI TATL routes. M...

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by HTCone
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33309

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Well 2 A330s arriving next year seems to be popping up in various places. SEA is rammed by all accounts and needs upgauging, so my guesses are SEA goes daily, DEN gets announced at 4 x weekly, taking care of one frame, PHL goes A330 taking care of the other, leaving a 757 to launch YUL daily. I thin...

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by HTCone
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2879

Re: Best TATL premium products?

I like EI J, BA J is the worst out there atm imo. They’re the only 2 I’ve been on recently TATL....actually i’ve been on SQ heading to Asia ...theirs is brilliant.

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33325

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often done in SNN or DUB, as well as return to lessor/delivery to customer flights Alitalia are fairly rare visitors, I would say. They are not a regular maintenance customer at Dublin, unless something has...

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33325

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Nice to see Alitalia back in Dublin again, even if only for the day. The air to air shots of the arrival complimented the Alitalia brand and provided excellent coverage of the arrival and landing. They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often don...

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33325

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Nice to see Alitalia back in Dublin again, even if only for the day. The air to air shots of the arrival complimented the Alitalia brand and provided excellent coverage of the arrival and landing. They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often don...

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by HTCone
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33325

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

ELA, GCF and LAX have all had issues in recent days.

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by HTCone
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33325

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 HTCone
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 12815

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

And it’s been ages since they busted minimas and crash landed in the grass, or botched a go around and knackered both engines, or nearly hit a bus station (or was it a train station?) due descending below MSA on approach, things are looking up

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by HTCone
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 29643

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Other than that all I can see for MSP now is EI to DUB, but only with an aircraft smaller than a 757 that has the range (A321LR maybe? Is EI ordering those?). Aer Lingus will lease A321LRs via ALC. First delivery scheduled for May 2019, four to replace the 757s and four more for expansion. MSP coul...

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by HTCone
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44933

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

readytotaxi wrote:
Slug71 wrote:
AF022 wrote:
Can DY make money doing this? I would assume the wet-lease rate is high.


They wouldn't do it if they couldn't ......
Just like any business, they are there to make a profit.

Tell that to SAA, Alitalia and Air India :rotfl: :rotfl:


Or Norwegian themselves.....

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28284

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Problem with the 321LR is much of the belly space is taken up by additional fuel tanks, so cargo capacity is very limited, especially at the upper end of it’s range. Any services from Ireland to the ME would be relying on bums on seats alone for profit, particularly in the premium cabin. Cargo would...

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by HTCone
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28284

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Exactly, Delta have the best OTP, dispatch reliability and lowest % of cancellations in the US, it’s because the staff go the extra mile.

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28284

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

kaitak wrote:
Will Airbus offer a cockpit that will offer commonality with the existing Airbua fleet? .


Unlikely. Entire FBW system, control laws etc would need to be totally redesigned at a cost of billions and the aircraft would need complete recertification.

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by HTCone
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28284

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

It’s a nice little touch for the tourists imo but I couldn’t give a fiddlers about the grammar, although my attitude to the language would be hostile and forcing everyone to learn it in school is archaic but that’s not an argument for here.

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by HTCone
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 53048

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

F27500 wrote:
How juvenile "Hi-Fly" sounds. It sounds more like the name of an off-site airport parking facility than the name of an airline.


But the Maltese division’s callsign is “Moonraker”....it’s bloody perfect for this aircraft!

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 75
Views: 14403

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

I don’t see single pilot ops being extended to 30 odd seaters without an FA capable of landing the aircraft in the back. Flight crew incapacitation would prohibit it.

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by HTCone
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24280

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Second Dublin Airport runway would be 'disaster' without law change The head of DAA says unless the laws are changed, building a second runway at Dublin Airport will be a disaster. Currently, planning conditions for the new runway, due to open in 2021, requires a reduced number of flights overnight...

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by HTCone
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 7798

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

I seem to recall reading on here that UA briefly weighed up taking on the 3 Skymark A380s for Asian routes ex SFO before they were forced on ANA.

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by HTCone
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 10179

Re: IAG and the A350

That said, if BA ever decides to try to build a Manchester hub again with Heathrow maxed out and Gatwick bursting at the seams..... It could be argued IAG are already doing this at DUB for North America at least. LHR is the top destination for PAX transferring through DUB with EI from North America...

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by HTCone
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 6147

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

I always thought that EK never refurbish their older aircraft with newer cabin. They will fly those airplanes to till retirement or lease expires. Take for example only newer A380 and B77W come with newer J and Y cabin compared to older fleet. Is this a change in their policy for first time? Sorry ...

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by HTCone
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24280

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Welcome Cathay! I’m glad to see DUB “too short” runway was long enough. I rather suspect it was commercial ambition and marketing ability that were too short. Tomorrow we will have 3 x AC in DUB:- 737 Max from Montreal 767 Rouge from Vancouver A333 Mainline from Toronto Potential all three AC liver...

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by HTCone
Fri May 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17958

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Nice to see another (Lauda) airline start a route. Any news on the supposed Aeroflot route? Interesting the Emirates are insisting that the DAA operate terminal 3, I wonder is this just backscratching. I'm beginning to think that the most realistic location for terminal 3 from a planning point of v...

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by HTCone
Tue May 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency situation on ATC displays
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Emergency situation on ATC displays

Markers on the screen, audible alarm everyone in the room can here if one of the 3 magic squawks are used.

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by HTCone
Fri May 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22869

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

It’s a good opportunity for Airbus and lessors to sell stored A340s over the next few weeks I would think.

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by HTCone
Thu May 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20514

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Pepper456 wrote:
Does EI do DUB-RDU??? If not it would work no??? Or DUB-SEA??? DUB could be an airport like MAD in medium term...


EI starting DUB-SEA in a couple of weeks.

Any airport that gurantees to plug any revenue shortfalls like BDL did has a decent chance I’d say.

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by HTCone
Wed May 02, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20514

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

EI used to serve BWI with the A330 before moving over to IAD, then suspending the service during the recession before returning to IAD. With the ending of their codeshare with UA on the horizon, and UA also serving IAD-DUB, there might not be the demand for 3 flights to DUB so close together geograp...

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by HTCone
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21734

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Only problem for premium pax is that J class on the EK 777s is woeful, as is BA J. EI beats both. Not the EK 380s though, that’s magic. QR and CX are regarded as being top notch in premium cabins, as are most SE Asia legacy carriers in fairness. No way would I pay to fly in BA J or on the EK 777, if...

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by HTCone
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21734

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

From another thread: I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the data published by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and see how the major international carriers are doing at the 30 largest U.S. airports in terms of load factors. The spreadsheet linked below is quite large, b...

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by HTCone
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 5403

Re: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet

Good Evening, I know I am going to get raked over the coals for this but who cares. I think Delta should be ashamed of themselves. An American airline not buying American products employing American workers. As mentioned, Airbus have a factory in Mobile. 787 fuselages are made in Italy. So many Air...

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