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by LH982
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 149
Views: 13224

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

From booking this morning, it looks like AF and HOP will take over most of the DUB-CDG flights this winter, including a night stopping A319. KL also seem to be mainly 737s.

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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21286

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Whatever they do. I hope there's little to no Euro-white... I like this: https://orig00.deviantart.net/6cf0/f/2012/104/5/6/562a134862fdce49a776c46308fdd77f-d4w4o5q.jpg S It’s just the same Oirishy theme as today’s livery with a really bad typeface for dyslexics or something It needs modernising and...

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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR

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by LH982
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29549

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Mind you could also have been a Ty134 as they had some of them too Travelled in one a long time ago but not to or from Dublin JJ were 134s in the early 80s, switching over to 732s when they received them. 722s did show up, but from what I remember not until the second half of the decade. DC9s were ...

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by LH982
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?
Replies: 17
Views: 2608

Re: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?

I work on the basis that you will arrive on a remote stand, bus to terminal, 1km run, bus to aircraft; preferably beside the one you arrived on. I've yet to leave from the south side, but I'm sure they are working on it.

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by LH982
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29938

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Skyblue39 wrote:
AA have put the Dallas flights on sale:

AA133 DUB 1340 DFW 1745
AA132 DFW 2035 DUB 1140+1


Not bad at all. Leaves plenty of time for connections in Dallas, going both ways. Pre-clearance makes it even more attractive.

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by LH982
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29938

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Does anyone know why none of the EI 320's/321's have sharklets, and do they plan on refurbishing them to include these? Cheers, C. The 321s and early 320s are between 15 and 20 years old, and are more likely to be heading for new homes or retirement. Expect to see new CEO or NEO frames in a few yea...

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by LH982
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

I agree customer service can be improved and when E-gates are in operation passengers should be encouraged and this is arguably INS issue and there is an email on the DUB website where you could raise concerns. I think the employment comment is more a general reflection on today's society and not j...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

No my point is EU arrivals are not high at that hour and its more effective to have 2 boots staffed than not. When it becomes mostly EU then non EU staff will move over. So how long did passport control take? They reality is the majority who usw the airport believe its a good facility and ran well....

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by LH982
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Thanks Jamie, When operating out of BHD about 10 years ago, Ryainair complained that they could not operate longer routes to Europe because of runway restrictions. They argued for a runway extension, which was not delivered, and gave this as one of the reasons for eventually pulling out of BHD. BHD-...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Belfast ... Amalgamating both airports ... Would easyJet, Jet2 or Ryanair ever move to BHD? Are high costs and a curfew too off-putting for them? Cheers, C. Runway is only 6000 feet, so it limits options. You can get A321s and 738s in, but anything longer than UK routes and you could be leaving wit...

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by LH982
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Hi I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. ...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Is that LH 4:55 am flight the first departure out of DUB ??? Be interesting if they can make such an early flight work .... although I’m sure it’s about connections at FRA Did the 5.15 many times last winter, but never again. I'm sure it's fine for a one off, but i eventually admitted to myself tha...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cargo
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Air Canada cargo

aristoenigma wrote:
Did AC do livestock cargo in the past?


They've definitely transported horses on transatlantic flights in the 70s and 80s.

Cargojet were also operating on behalf of AC in the last few years, but I think that has ended.

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by LH982
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

CX and possibly HU appear to be putting Finnair under a little bit of pressure. Not unexpected give there is a lot of competition to China now. I'd have thought the amount of transfer traffic via HEL to Asia is tiny compared to the ME and big EU hubs. Do Finnair do any advertising, as public and ag...

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by LH982
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

People in cork are a fussy lot. They wan't everything, get it and then don't support it. Cityjet are another example. I don't think a point to point Atlantic route was ever going to work for Cork, but I believe one with a US hub will. EI will probably try it when they get the right aircraft. I woul...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27202

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Crazy queues for non-EU passports in T1 again this morning. Not helped by the fact that the EU/non-EU sign is halfway up the queue, so EU pax adding to the problem.

No one from the DAA at the start of the queue, and no interested in doing anything about it when i asked them.

Welcome to Ireland

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17010

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

AF almost certainly got the A320 because of politics. Remember we are talking about 1980s aviation and 1980s Air France here. That is not to say that the plane is bad and ill suited to them however. As the French national carrier their needs were no doubt considered in the A320's design. So let us ...

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17010

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Well basically the answer to any post could be "well, the airline's gonna do what the airline wants to do". No, the airline's going to do what's in the best interest of its shareholders. That includes acquisitions. Sure it's not very exciting, but it's the only way to realistically addres...

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by LH982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17010

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I believe Boeing once made a deal with KLM for the 737, they could acquire it for a very good price. This was back in the days when KLM was looking for a replacement aircraft for the DC-9. They had several options like the MD-80, A320, Fokker 100 and of course the 737. They picked the 737 because o...

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by LH982
Sat May 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4382

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

Samrnpage wrote:
Will Laudamotion fly in Ryanair colours?


Laudamotion billboard on Air Berlin basic scheme for the moment, but will be interesting to see when the leased Ryanair 738's start arriving

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by LH982
Fri May 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4382

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

Blerg wrote:
Have I missed something or is still no one challenging LH Group's monopoly between VIE and ZRH?


Or FRA, MUC, HAM, DUS, STR.

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by LH982
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake security at new Islamabad airport
Replies: 11
Views: 4860

Re: Fake security at new Islamabad airport

smokeybandit wrote:
There's gotta be a joke about TSA being fake security somewhere.


The problem is that it's not a joke.

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by LH982
Fri May 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22268

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

BravoOne wrote:
How about Iran becoming compliant with the "norms" and having this and so many other problems go away? New airplanes, no problem.


So the US is applying the "norms" to Russia and China?

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by LH982
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10468

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

That complaint about too many remote stands Comes up every so and so many weeks. I prefer a remote stand at the far western tarmac ovewr a gate stand in the A30s and upwards. The bus takes you swiftly to the Exit in the A terminal, much better than Walking that distance. Another indication how huge...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21029

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

No! Agricultural CBP has the same regulations whatever port of entry you are using. The CBP agent has the same discretion to fine the person the same way in Dublin for misconduct as in the USA - and they do prosecute misconduct there at Dublin CBP, without doubt. Whether you are bringing undeclared...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21029

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

People are conditioned not to bring things with them onto a flight. They are not conditioned to check what they cannot bring when leaving the aircraft.

$500 for an apple is someone on a power trip, no matter how annoying the passenger may have been, or what rules you can hide behind.

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21029

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

So if I walk off a flight from Heathrow with a Delta apple i get fined $500, but if I walk off a flight from Dublin with a Delta apple it's fine?

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by LH982
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7860

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

Remove comfortable seats.
Replace with uncomfortable seats.
Remove uncomfortable seats.
Replace with slightly more comfortable seats.

Yes, it's all about the customer.

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by LH982
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion Laudamotion flying for Eurowings? lol I also flew Laudamotion for EW a few days ago. It was a weird mix...

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4122

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

There are at least 500 Geran firms on Location in NC , SC, GA AL A freight forwarder hat a 747, or still has that runs LUX HSV. Another freight forwarder charter serves HHN to ??? not sure if they fly to GSP direct. For that LUX HSV flight the freight was pre-cleared and loaded on trucks for direct...

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4122

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

US Army has a very large presence just west of Stuttgart. It also has a considerable presence on the daily Delta service. Automotive also plays a major part, both with the big players and the myriad of small engineering companies. It's also useful for all the people going to the US who don't fancy g...

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by LH982
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10468

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Both can grow as long as LH group grows. MUC has the distinct advantage of quicker transfers and the greenfield architecture. O&D in both FRA and MUC is lower than DUS, CGN, HAM, or TXL since those don't feature many opportunities for international connections due to LH focusing heavily on MUC ...

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by LH982
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10468

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Ryanair currently boards most (all?) of their flights at these stands providing every passenger with a little airport bus tour on the way to the remote Ryanair were on the north side when they started, but moved to the south stands after a few months. Lufthansa also bus all the way to the far end o...

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by LH982
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Laudamotion might be Ryanair’s way to get into Austria and Eastern Europe. Even if it ultimately becomes Ryanair, I see that AOC being maintained. Why would Ryanair need Laudamotion to get into eastern Europe? They have been flying there for many years now. Just look at their presence from Estonia ...

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by LH982
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3320

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

I'm confused... didn't Eurowings just announce that a number of their flights would be operated by Laudamotion this summer? Yet now Laudamotion are getting Ryanair to operate flights for them? Is Laudamotion to become a wet lease airline? Laudamotion has it's own A320/321s, but are also pulling in ...

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by LH982
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21128

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

So they're using the Domestic configured 772s instead of the international ones, business is an awful 2-4-2 but this also means that economy is configured 3-4-3 instead of 3-3-3 and pitch is reduced as well. Higher capacity flight but much lower comfort levels in all classes. If this happens it mig...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Union action in Germany 10/04

Various unions in Germany having one day strikes from 10th to 13th of April, before the next round of talks at the weekend. Tuesday includes Ver.di who provide lots of ground services at Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. LH have already cancelled 800 flights tomorrow. Flights should be back to normal on...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21128

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Anyone know the owner of the new building going up beside the Boot Inn? Looks like a reasonably sized hangar.

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21128

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I've had a few of these on the 300s pier, but never more than 5 to 10 minutes.

Automatic passport machines seem to be an issue everywhere. I'll frequently see them out of use in Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21128

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

duplicate post

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21128

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

That's not bad at all. I've had Finnair a few time for under 2000, but I was worried that Cathay would start at 3k+

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by LH982
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8522

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

FRA at #10 is a joke. When the majority of your flights go out of a remote stand via buses you should be DQ’ed. Maybe because LH uses this airport and people are happy with LH and this is reflected in the Fra reviews. Otherwise I also can't explain this besides the fact that it fels everyone has ac...

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by LH982
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8904

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

The plan for this summer won't worry anyone, but where they intend to be in 3 or 4 years time would be much more interesting. Wizz, Easy and Eurowings would seem the likely competitors, but who knows how it will work out.

Also worth noting that it gives them a small presence in Zurich

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by LH982
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 27300

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

He also observed that the new runway is not precisely parallel to 28, according to a layout plan he had seen. Is it supposed to be? Is it still planned to designate it 28R/10L? Anything I have seen shows it as parallel. I can only think he's seen a plan with the old runway 29 on it, and taken that ...

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL8958 MSP-HHN
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: DL8958 MSP-HHN

rlwynn wrote:
What is that about? a Delta 332 to Hahn. Military Charter?


Yes, they're reasonably regular

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 11477

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

From the point of this topic the difference is that the UK is a bunch of people unable to cope with snow while Ireland is a bunch of people nearby unable to cope with snow therefore it's entirely irrelevant here. All your posts are proving my point: one can't just moan on money otherwise you get to...

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 27300

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

At Frankfurt for the morning LH flight to Dublin, which seems to have grown into an A330

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by LH982
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24276

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Just to add LH is all about connections. You can get off an A321 Dublin flight in Frankfurt and see less than 20 passengers waiting for bags. Again in Dublin, the vast majority of bags have tags that show the passenger has connected at Frankfurt.

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