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by VanBosch
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 242
Views: 28334

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Is there any talk of the US opening up entry for people in the EU?

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by VanBosch
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 29492

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

If it were that simple I would agree! However it is a Government appointment and the advice remains no non essential travel. Being the Chairman of Bord Failte I am somewhat surprised by Michael's action. He would be considered more astute than most in the travel world. Despite what ministers keep s...

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by VanBosch
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34145

Re: Irish 7/20

VanBosch wrote:
When is the DL flight operating over the winter season - can’t see any direct in March?


Before the summer season kicks in at the end I mean.

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by VanBosch
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34145

Re: Irish 7/20

When is the DL flight operating over the winter season - can’t see any direct in March?

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by VanBosch
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37678

Re: Irish 3/20

Are EI And FR still operating at full capacity or have they cut a few LHR rotations for example?

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by VanBosch
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37678

Re: Irish 3/20

Aer Lingus has announced no change fees on new bookings. https://www.aerlingus.com/plan-and-book/plan/book-with-peace-of-mind/ Like many airlines, Aer Lingus is no doubt experiencing a serious decline in forward bookings and this appears a (possibly futile) attempt at boosting bookings or at least ...

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by VanBosch
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37678

Re: Irish 3/20

Dub-SOU would be a perfect route for EI regional - Flybe was 3xday?

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by VanBosch
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 826
Views: 123737

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Website seems to have been taken down

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by VanBosch
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28961

Re: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations

They are looking to use more subsidiaries like Lauda and Malta Air etc. Maybe they would buy Air Italy if it was basically free, sell the aircraft and switch in 738’s and move their Italian flying to Air Italy?

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by VanBosch
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: holding patterns around FRA now
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: holding patterns around FRA now

Various flights diverting to CGN

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by VanBosch
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22828

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

I wonder how long City plan to keep the Avro’s going, having 2 spares for 2 aircrafts worth of flying is a bad sign.

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by VanBosch
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?
Replies: 45
Views: 12343

Re: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?

LEVEL is a low-risk strategy for IAG. Remember, it isn't a real airline - it is a virtual airline operated by other carriers within the IAG fold - Iberia (BCN base), Open Skies (ORL base) and Veuling (VIE and AMS). It is low-risk because if the venture fails, or, serves its purpose and is no longer...

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by VanBosch
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28806

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Maybe Level would be the carrier not BA?

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by VanBosch
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23662

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

If Long Haul expansion for EI is US/Canada and the growth has been steady in years to date I wonder do they plan to grow the SH frequencies/routes too. They will need to either squeeze out P2P passengers to make room for more connecting pax or increase their feed. The SH question remains interesting...

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by VanBosch
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23662

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

I don't see it happening. EI has (as Ireland itself has) a natural axis , between Europe/UK and US/Canada. SA is well covered by BA and Asia/ME by countless other airlines. The history of aviation is littered with airlines that either didn't have a properly worked out strategy or got distracted - c...

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by VanBosch
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23662

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

Hypothetical question - how many long haul routes do you think EI would launch before they launched one outside US/Canada? I reckon the next 10-12 long haul routes would all be there.

Next question - where would the first non Us/Canada route be. I reckon JNB.

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by VanBosch
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39229

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

If you were in PR the best approach would be to get all the bad news out, fire the CEO and get the new guy in when the company is ready to move on. Maybe this means there is a path to fly again for the Max imminently.

Or maybe he was fired because the news is so bad they had to act.

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by VanBosch
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling drops MUC, VIE, PRG, SCQ, LPA, TLV, NTE, LYS, CTA & PMO from FCO
Replies: 16
Views: 3743

Re: Vueling drops MUC, VIE, PRG, SCQ, LPA, TLV, NTE, LYS, CTA & PMO from FCO

If you read the transcript from the capital markets day, WW admits they have too many brands in Spain and rationalisation will come in time. Perhaps the Vueling brand is not going to survive at all, not just at non Spanish bases.

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by VanBosch
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 255874

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

According to Wikipedia, JetBlue fly a seasonal service between SMF & BOS. I can’t seem to find out when this starts as the JetBlue Timetable feature seems to only work if you put a specific date in. Anyone know when this starts?

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by VanBosch
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Norwegian selling its Argentina domestic operation
Replies: 30
Views: 9371

Re: RUMOR: Norwegian selling its Argentina domestic operation

lightsaber wrote:
3/28/20? Ummm... That is over a year out. Perhaps they simply won't sell further out than 13 months?


Is it not 4 months away?

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by VanBosch
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24763

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

On page 4 though, it says Historic summer 20 is 28 slots. If you move to the right it says S20 “new slot requests” and has 14?

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by VanBosch
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24763

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

But they have requested 14 more it says.

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by VanBosch
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24763

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

It looks like the A220 is becoming a mainline operated jet in most recent cases and not so much a regional Jet operated on behalf by partner airlines. I think that the A220 could end up a mainline jet in either EI/BA or IB and you could still see the E190 still in a role in the regional side such a...

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by VanBosch
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 392
Views: 74636

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

The IAG press release says the brand will be kept independent initially. I think there are too many brands so wonder would this merge with Level?

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by VanBosch
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 45005

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Was actually looking at booking a trip to thevUS and the AC option via YUL was the best. It is there for 6 days at the moment, are you saying it’s going to reduce?

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by VanBosch
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 26299

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Has anyone seen this before? On the TK app it lets you select seats 100 days before departure. On the first day I selected a seat and that was fine, a day or so later I changed it but now when I go in it is locked and all other seats show the same way as pre 100 days and unavailable? Not a big deal ...

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by VanBosch
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 26299

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Hi all, I have a question regarding transfering through Istanbul. I'm flying from Dublin to Tashkent (Return) through Istanbul in Sept. On the way out we land at 22.55 from Dublin and leave for Tashkent at 00.30, so thats 1.35 transfer time. On the way back we land in Istanbul from Tashkent at 06.0...

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by VanBosch
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 26299

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Hi all, I have a question regarding transfering through Istanbul. I'm flying from Dublin to Tashkent (Return) through Istanbul in Sept. On the way out we land at 22.55 from Dublin and leave for Tashkent at 00.30, so thats 1.35 transfer time. On the way back we land in Istanbul from Tashkent at 06.0...

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by VanBosch
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675612

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Revelation wrote:
No one should hope for that.

It'd take ~half the narrow body airliner production out of the market for ~five years and lay waste to lots of airline's plans.



Would it? Would they not just sell NG’s again, not ideal but can’t see them not producing /selling anything?

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by VanBosch
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162427

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

When is 737NG production scheduled to stop? Are they still taking orders?

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by VanBosch
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

In all seriousness, I wonder if IAG is now having 2nd thoughts about the LOI for 200 MAXs... Why would they though? It’s only a LOI, even if the plane never flies again it means they have leverage with Airbus and it doesn’t cause them anything. Upside is they might get a better deal with Airbus but...

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by VanBosch
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I wonder how long Boeing can continue producing the MAX at the current production rate? Surely there will come a time when the costs become unmanageable- even for a cash rich company like Boeing. Wondering the same. Their MAX related expenses amounts to 4B per month. Last time I checked they had le...

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by VanBosch
Wed May 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6858

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

You’d wonder what medical emergency is significant enough to divert but is okay to not go to KEF and fly two hours more to MAN.

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by VanBosch
Thu May 02, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2893

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

Does it really matter if you are unable to book a return ticket? I assume that Aer Lingus only has one-way pricing anyway? Another thought: Maybe it has something to do with the conditions of the PSO? I’d imagine the desired benefit isn’t necessarily price but checked through baggage and connection...

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by VanBosch
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 22572

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

Would love to know what current IAG thinking is in terms of the SH fleet. Will they order a320neos and will a new type like the A220 or E170/190 be added.

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by VanBosch
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I saw up thread someone said the reason for the lack of FR24 coverage at IST was due to no people living near the airport. How does it work over oceans?

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by VanBosch
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

FR24 hasn't switched the airport codes, so all flights appear to be going to Ataturk but actually land at the new airport. A bit confusing, but I guess these details will work themselves out in the coming few days. Another problem is that Flightradar doesn't seem to have anyone that lives close to ...

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by VanBosch
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Seems to be a radar gap on my FR24 app, only shows flights path from the sea, same on flights going in. The track stops at the perimeter.

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by VanBosch
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Based on what is in the air now, last arrival should be in about 3 hours although more can obviously take off.

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by VanBosch
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Constant flights in the last few hours positioning to the new airport.

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by VanBosch
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

4 or 5 about to take off now with no destination. 3 A321, 332, 738

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by VanBosch
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Has anyone been there recently? All systems go for next week?

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by VanBosch
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

TK seem fairly confident of the April date, plastered all over their website and received an email today about it from them.

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by VanBosch
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756853

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

FR24 shows a Norwegian one just about to take off FNC-OSL, considering They grounded the fleet it will be interesting to see if it takes off.

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by VanBosch
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26321

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

eirflot wrote:
Will be nice to see some new tails at DUB after the end of rhe month! When does the Luxair 737 commence rotations?


Tonight’s flight is a 737 although not sure if that’s a once off.

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by VanBosch
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

They look to be less trusting this time, flights on sale for every day at the start of April.

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by VanBosch
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181723

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

According to Wiki, BA and Qatar are moving on March 3rd. Assume this is rubbish? BA did cancel their flights on Mar 1 & 2 to plan for the move. Assume they will have to cancel again on the two days prior to the April scheduled date.

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by VanBosch
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 24663

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Thanks - how do you phase it in gradually though with such a huge part of TK's business being connections. Unless you moved TK first and all other airlines a week later or vice versa.

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by VanBosch
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 24663

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Here is latest update on IGA (from my insider): Ownership has changed dramatically. Original owners had all equal 20% shares who were Cengiz, Kolin, Kalyon, MNG and Limak. New ownership structure is as follows: THY 40%, Kalyon 35% and Cengiz 25%. Bing Bang at the beginning of April is still questio...

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by VanBosch
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why create Level and not stick with Vueling?
Replies: 18
Views: 2897

Re: Why create Level and not stick with Vueling?

Another factor is that Vueling has a Spanish AOC, so pilots must speak Spanish. It would be easy to get around by setting up a Vueling English language AOC elsewhere though but WW references it at the Nov capital markets day.

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