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by LH982
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the B787-8 a mistake?
Replies: 124
Views: 16682

Re: Was the B787-8 a mistake?

It's the 762 of its day. Never going to set the world on fire, but useful to have for many operators. It has sold well, and blocked off a lot of potential business for Airbus.

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by LH982
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 55295

Re: Virgin Atlantic Short Haul

Def Virgin Atlantic did Gatwick to NL with a Viscount, consensus here seems to be Maastricht but I thought it was Rotterdam? Whichever, I think for promotion they might have sent a jumbo once or twice. Interesting way to cross the North Sea. Around the same time, Sabena had a JV with British Caledo...

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by LH982
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst civilian procurement
Replies: 44
Views: 2924

Re: Worst civilian procurement

The DC7 at KLM. Started receiving them in 1957, and by 1960 they were already converting them to freighters. The march of the jet age

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by LH982
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First New-Build ATR-72 Freighter Takes Flight
Replies: 42
Views: 8510

Re: First New-Build ATR-72 Freighter Takes Flight

Duplicate post

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by LH982
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did PA ever serve LGW via LHR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Did PA serve LGW ever?

jetwet1 wrote:
LH982 wrote:
After the S61 services I don't believe there has ever been an air service between the two.



No quite true, there was the airlink helicopter service between 78 and 86.


That's the S61 I was talking about

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by LH982
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did PA ever serve LGW via LHR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Did PA serve LGW ever?

PA never operated Heathrow - Gatwick. After the S61 services I don't believe there has ever been an air service between the two.

PA did serve Gatwick, after they sold off the Heathrow routes

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by LH982
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34383

Re: Irish 7/20

That's not true. The public health advice is not to travel unless essential. The DFA travel advice for the green list countries is "normal precautions", which means you would be covered by travel insurance. Spain vs Greece: https://i.postimg.cc/zG0hpZ81/Annotation-2020-07-22-131521.png ht...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34383

Re: Irish 7/20

Does it really make a difference which countries are on the green list, as the insurance companies will not cover you, as long as the government advises against non essential travel. Between this and the bar/restaurant issue, the government appear to be out of their depth. Has the “non essential tr...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34383

Re: Irish 7/20

Does it really make a difference which countries are on the green list, as the insurance companies will not cover you, as long as the government advises against non essential travel. Between this and the bar/restaurant issue, the government appear to be out of their depth.

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by LH982
Sun May 31, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30431

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

If not for profit then why? Those countries at the forefront of returning to normal are the ones with the largest tourist heavy economies! I believe our Government is being extra cautious and I dont see that as a problem. Ireland is but one strand in Ryanairs extensive network! Unfortunately they'v...

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by LH982
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 41261

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

N477AX of Omni was damaged on 8th of March in a hard landing at Shannon, on arrival from Bangor. The usual creased skin in the crown on the forward fuselage.

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by LH982
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14774

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Yes you can do it with DB, but you'll spend the day on a train, so it's useless for business. I get your point but at the same time it might be worth mentioning that – depending on your profession – working in the train can be very effective. I work two hours in the high speed train every day and I...

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by LH982
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14774

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Even really short hops like MUC-NUE and MUC-STR have multi-daily flights, you can drive these in little over an hour in a decent car ! Have you ever managed STR-MUC in little over an hour? Absolutely impossible!!! It's 230km, anything below 2 hours would be amazing, the A8 is extremely full of traf...

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by LH982
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 45163

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

I cannot see how an A321 would have the range for Austin. That must be the best part of 10 hours westbound. You'd have thought twice about running that service with a 707 or a DC8.

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by LH982
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings / Eurowings Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

Re: Germanwings / Eurowings Operations

It's been a few months since I had a flight on a Germanwings aircraft, but cabin crew also wore Germanwings uniforms.

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by LH982
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 15598

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Well while don't disagree that the 737 needs a definitive replacement the SWA involvement with the MAX cannot be overlooked. BTW, if there is an airplane that needs to see the bone yard its the 717's at DL. Pfft. That's the thing though. "90% of airports don't have any runway length issues&quo...

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by LH982
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40448

Re: Irish 8/19

Organising a trip from Dublin via Doha on 14th of Oct and QR is showing as an A350. Are they due to change or is this a one off?

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by LH982
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 13579

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

With this almost unhealthy travel schedule I understand you prefer to fly nonstop. I think I would too. However I am still not sure the vast majority of travellers choose the nonstop option. They might prefer it, but certainly don't always buy it. Recently when I travelled with KLM from Washington ...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 13579

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Are Eurowings actually a LCC. From a customer point of view I've travelled with them about 20 times in the last two years and I can only remember one fare below €200. If I look at BER-STR for Feb next year, i see EW for 159 and U2 for 67, so i don't see any amazing bargains. On top of this I would a...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The relationship between Lufthansa and Eurowings (and other "sister-airlines")
Replies: 11
Views: 2874

Re: The relationship between Lufthansa and Eurowings (and other "sister-airlines")

I am not sure LH understand the concept of a LCC. It is supposed to be low cost for the customer, but Eurowings seem to have missed this part.

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by LH982
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 11654

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

Surprised noone has queried the title of this thread, transatlantic technically means from Europe/Africa/Middle East to North/Central/South America, these dash 8s are not operating Transatlantic, they are operating over the Atlantic into Europe, just like the 757s and 767s do from Iceland and the A...

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by LH982
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 11654

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

Natflyer wrote:
GCT64 wrote:
I'm sure I remember seeing Icelandair F27s operating KEF-GLA back in the day (1980s), is my memory correct?


You are partly correct, the routing was Reykjavik (BIRK) - Vaagar, Faroes - Glasgow. And same way back. This had to do with connecting the Faroes and Scotland.



And they were Fk50s :)

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by LH982
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

There are whispers going around that American may not renew all of their new-for-2019 transatlantic routes next year. Any sense as to how DFW-DUB is performing? It seems to have fairly full loads up front, but the back of the bus is often going out a bit light. I heard a few people saying it was ve...

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by LH982
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9598

Re: 737-8200?

This just proves they think everyone is dumb, stick a new name and people will forget. So much attention to "cover things" instead of proving that the plane is safe. If I were as dumb as they think, and flew on one of this plane, and later found out it was the same exact plane i did not s...

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by LH982
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

Very nice, they're a lot further on than I expected. I wonder if they have a particular timing planned for crossing 16.

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by LH982
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

It costs the airlines more to use contact stands (Airbridges) than contactless ones, hence why Ryanair fit the optional airstairs to their 737s, the extra fuel penalty of the added weight is less costly than the extra charges of paying for airbridges. Ryanair probably make up a good 90 odd percent ...

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by LH982
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

My point is that if enough of the airlines using the 200 gates were willing to pay for airbridges, they’d be built. Even Emirates don't use airbridges for a good chunk of their 777 routes in DXB, BA don’t in LCY etc. Airlines will get what they pay for. With all due respect LCY doesn't have air bri...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

Apart from West Jet 787 (300 gates not full at scheduled time) and the odd Air Canada there is no scheduled wide bodies from 100 gates so not sure there is a case for adding an air bridge. 100 gates can handle wide bodies however it was designed as narrow body pier up to Code C aircraft. Maybe I ha...

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by LH982
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

Yes, they were. If you look at the front elevation of the Pier, you can see where the nodes for the air bridges can be installed at each gate. 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 sta...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

And the walk to the furthest gate in that proposed midfield terminal (and it would be a walk some of the time anyhow, given that the moving walkways break down or don't run all the way) would be just about as long as a stroll on the main runway from end to end. Just the thing to set you up for the ...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

Going back to the discussion on the 100 gates in Dublin, were they built with the option of adding air bridges later? Yes, they were. If you look at the front elevation of the Pier, you can see where the nodes for the air bridges can be installed at each gate. Thanks everyone. I had a vague recolle...

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by LH982
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

Going back to the discussion on the 100 gates in Dublin, were they built with the option of adding air bridges later?

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by LH982
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15469

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

This is a good question, and one I have posed on here before. I think we have learned through the 737MAX crisis that the self-regulation system that intensified in the U.S. in the mid-2000s can have unintended consequences, as the manufacturers have too much leeway letting financial considerations ...

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by LH982
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39473

Re: Irish 7/19

@EI321 Do you mean to 100 gates? Lufthansa is based out of Terminal 1. FlightRadar24 showing it parked at Gate 112 (the very end of Pier 1; quite a trek from Pier 3). Could possibly not be accommodated at Pier 3 due to the wingspan of the 343. Lufthansa are becoming increasingly common on the 1xx g...

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by LH982
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 27356

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

LH's nightmare would be JetBlue launching Mint service to BER, HAM, DUS and STR. There are a lot of people who do not love connecting via FRA and MUC, and they will switch if the product is right. If they don't like connecting in FRA/MUC they're in for a rude awakening having to connect in BOS/JFK ...

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by LH982
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 27356

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

LH's nightmare would be JetBlue launching Mint service to BER, HAM, DUS and STR. There are a lot of people who do not love connecting via FRA and MUC, and they will switch if the product is right.

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by LH982
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)
Replies: 18
Views: 3757

Re: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)

AC77X wrote:
If you can name an airline "Chair", what else can you name it? Air Doorway? Air Windowpane? Air Washroom Mirror? Air Axial Compressor?


Stand

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by LH982
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 31364

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

Sorry JAmie2k9, what government legislation is stopping CTA separation at DUB? If there was money in it for the DAA, the CTA lanes would gave been organised years ago! The immigration queues at DUB are shameful and in the last 15 yeras of travel through DUB I have NEVER seen all the immigration boo...

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by LH982
Fri May 31, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28606

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

Are the eGates in T2 open all the time now, or are they still a novelty item? Ryanair flight delayed two hours as staff try to count passengers A weekend flight to Belfast was grounded for almost two hours and didn't take off until midnight because flight staff couldn't work out the number of passen...

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by LH982
Thu May 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 13565

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Just read on AA's twitter that with 423 buses, they're the world's largest Airbus operator! Had no clue. https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/1133742338931593216 Just read on a.net's front page that AA stock hits a 3-year low , interesting coincidence! It's probably all those MAX8s they have sitt...

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by LH982
Fri May 10, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7404

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

In it's LCC form, Eurowings has had quite a diverse fleet in recent years: A319iae A319cfm A320 A320SL A330-200 opb SunExpress Deutschland A330-300 opb Brussels Airline A340-300 opb Brussels Airline 737-800 opb TUI 767-300 opb PrivatAir Q400 opb LGW And soon: E190 opb LGW At least 5 x 319s from CSA...

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by LH982
Fri May 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28606

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

I'd fly with them nearly every week and have never heard it mentioned. They're doing a great job of keeping it secret

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by LH982
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18728

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

It looks like a 707 on it's way to final assembly... 48 windows just like a 707-320! For comparison, cabin lengths: 757-200 118ft 5in 737-10 111ft 7 in 707-320 111ft 6in 707-120 104ft 10in 737-8 98ft 6in 727-200 92ft 8 in 727-100 72ft 8 in Externally it's close to 50 feet longer than the original 1...

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by LH982
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26480

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

It would have been around 1981/82. 99% sure it was a 727, but recall the aircraft felt really old. One of those special memories that got me hooked on aviation. Showed me the route on the aviation maps, inc en route waypoints, and got me to radio for weather, which was quite amazing for a 9 year ol...

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by LH982
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26480

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Am I right in thinking that TAP used to send 727s and even the occasional A340 to Dublin? Also the L1011 was a regular weekend visitor. One of their fleet was in Air Mozambique (LAM) livery and that always caused discomfort with concerned passengers not wanting to fly what they thought was an Afric...

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by LH982
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26480

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Looks like EI have dropped Stuttgart for summer 2019. Shows on the route map, but nothing bookable.

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by LH982
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26480

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

OA260 wrote:
Thanks for a new thread Kaitak.

Does anyone have a photo of the old approach to DUB T1. There was a check point next to a house IIRC. What was the history behind the house.


Just do a search for Corballis House. Lots of pictures on the net

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by LH982
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 168
Views: 21851

Re: Irish 2/19

Unless you are coming from a pre-clearance destination in Canada, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Mexico, etc. You literally walk into the domestic boarding areas. Correct, they are treated as domestic to domestic connections as they have already been though US immigration,customs and security. Or if you are g...

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