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by embraer420
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Ok what you need to understand is that ultimately an Air Force is a tool. All those neat fighter planes are not cool toys (despite what neoconservatives think) they’re equipment, tools (incidentally neoconservatives are also tools but that’s a different sense.) Does Ireland have a job that fits the...

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by embraer420
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

That's what I understand, more travel/range of deployments, more rapid promotion, though some will also be ex Irish Defence Forces too. But I don't think that would make a modest expansion more difficult, the Defence Forces are likely have many more applications for recruitment than they can fill. ...

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by embraer420
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 95
Views: 5983

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

CRJ-200s are awful. I hate them. Cityjet's (Although now operated under the Aer Lingus brand) six-abreast Avro RJ85 is pretty cramped as well. 787 is the worst widebody you can still regularly fly on. I don't mind the 737 but AA's MAX is to be avoided. The LET 410 is not a good experience, noisy and...

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by embraer420
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

See, last May I flew BOS-MSP and was all late and stuff (gross), and was advised by the more sanctimonious yes SANCTIMONIOUS a.netters here that I am to arrive at the airport fully two yes TWO hours before my flight. I thought that rule was for international flights. So, I am booked on WN's 19:20 f...

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by embraer420
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

The difference with New Zealand is that we are too far away for any kind of hijacking (save a domestic one or an Aussie one and Aussie of course have jets). We are even further away from any Islamic country (which is the most likely source). Domestic is of course possible but highly unlikely. Compa...

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Austria only has a handful of Eurofighters for air policing, which realistically they don’t need. The Swiss have the money and they can do what they like, the Irish also have the money but they choose to spend it more wisely on more important things than fast jets which they will never use. If ther...

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Not only would jets allow us to patrol our airspace and respond to threats ourselves, it would give us experienced jet pilots, which are an asset in themselves. They would be invaluable if Ireland ever decided to change their military policy in the future as a result of a serious threat or otherwis...

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

The 15 Austrian Eurofighters cost 1.7 billion € and have been virtually useless, so far. These are Tranche 1 jets, and have nearly no ground attack capability. Several other "optional" equipments were not ordered either to save money, including no self-defence system and no infrared ident...

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock

What exactly? I wonder living in moscow which blackrock is "default"

Dublin, Ireland. Sorry I didn't specify :smile:
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Armadillo1 wrote:
embraer420 wrote:
Armadillo1 wrote:
i thought it was a joke like about martians. what are you from?

Blackrock

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock

What exactly? I wonder living in moscow which blackrock is "default"

Dublin, Ireland. Sorry I didn't specify :smile:

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Austria only has a handful of Eurofighters for air policing, which realistically they don’t need. The Swiss have the money and they can do what they like, the Irish also have the money but they choose to spend it more wisely on more important things than fast jets which they will never use. If ther...

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Who does Ireland need to defend themselves against? Anyone messing with them will have had to go through the UK first, talk about a pointless endeavour. Ireland puts boots on the ground for the UN, which is all they need to do. Why does any country need to maintain an air force? Why does Switzerlan...

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Armadillo1 wrote:
i thought it was a joke like about martians. what are you from?

Blackrock

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

[money is wasted on keeping permanent soldiers on duty for the ground forces, and buying brand new Scania trucks and Mowag APCs, etc. This is actually fairly useless considering we are an island and the only real military issues in the past few years have been illegal fishing and airspace incursion...

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by embraer420
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

there are english who want to invade Ireland again. thats what they doing brexit for. Maybe there are a couple of extreme cases but the vast majority of British people do not want that. That is not why Brexit is happening, and I highly doubt any future British government will want to invade Ireland...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

rlwynn wrote:
It is the last thing Ireland Needs to spend hundreds of millions on.

Is it though? I mean having the ability to tell what is flying over your country and protect your airspace seems pretty important to me.

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

The point is Ireland may have the money but they don't care, politically, if the UK/NATO have access to their airspace and it actually is probably really helpful for Ireland. The text and link I quoted further up shows clearly that some type of agreement is in place that permits the UK to overfly I...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Meh why waste the finances on an airforce, NZ doesn’t have one, you can also argue that many euro countries also don’t need them. Some of them have it for alliance reasons (Belgium, Netherlands). Some are in strategically important locations (Norway, Denmark). Some need it for personal pride and be...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Meh why waste the finances on an airforce, NZ doesn’t have one, you can also argue that many euro countries also don’t need them. Yet, many complain that the US shouldn't be the world's policeman. That's fine with me. What people should remember is that a country's defense and interests don't alway...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I am not say that they should buy a fast jet. If anything, they might want to do some air policing and get the Boeing/Saab T-X or something like that. Well these jet trainers are expensive enough themselves, and without anything for pilots to progress onto they would be useless anyway. They should ...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I fail to see how having a foreign country in a military alliance effectively control our airspace helps us maintain our policy of neutrality. Plausible deniability. If the British intercept a Russian jet, it doesn't impact as badly on Irish-Russian relations. Whereas if the Irish government did so...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

A NATO/EU air policing squadron, comparable to the situation in Iceland, the baltic states, or Switzerland at night, should be perfect for that (if ever a political need arises). They are not in NATO ;) But Air Policing, if needed, would not be prevented by that. They'd be more pragmatic. I think t...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

From a British perspective (and with the caveat that others may disagree), I don't see any problem with the RAF providing support for the Irish government in such situations, especially since doing so helps Ireland to maintain its policy of neutrality. I fail to see how having a foreign country in ...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

That's a horrendous idea. My post was meant as satire. Why should the people of Ireland expend their limited resources to fund a squadron of jet fighters? Wouldn't they have more pressing priorities? The idea sounds absurd to me. Well of course there are issues in the country that are of higher pri...

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by embraer420
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

A good offence is the best defense. Ireland should buy into the B-21 program and get a few smart bombs. That way instead of just intercepting intruders and giving them the finger or what ever interceptors do, they could go and take out the hanger of the plane that did the intruding. That'd put a qu...

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by embraer420
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I don't agree with your escalation argument, we haven't seen this actually occur. If anything based on the graphs I have posted below the threat has lessened as security improved. The statistics don't lend themselves to this being a current threat that will result in significant casualties. 9/11 re...

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by embraer420
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I fail to see how a manned fighter would possibly prevent an MH370 type incident in Ireland. Well a fast jet interceptor could respond to the airliner as soon as transponders are switched off and communication is lost and escort it to the nearest suitable airport. You mentioned an SAM system earlie...

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by embraer420
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Armadillo1 wrote:
must be russian hackers provoke martian invasion directly to Ireland

That would be a bit disastrous alright. I think the martians have F-35s as well so even if we did have a couple of light fighter jets they wouldn't be much use.

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by embraer420
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I am not sure that shooting down a passenger airliner with passengers on board would be legal in Ireland to beginn with, it isn´t here and the constitutions are fairly similar.... best regards Thomas I'm going to assume you're based in the UK ( I'm probably wrong but anyway) or somewhere else in th...

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by embraer420
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

They’ll get an AF if they ever have a disaster that could been prevented by same. I assume this disaster would be your "russian invasion" fantasy? It is highly unlikely that Russia will ever invade Ireland, but they will probably continue to fly through our airspace with their transponder...

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by embraer420
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Hello all, I'm looking for everyone's opinion on the Irish Air Corps and the fact that they don't have the ability to defend Irish airspace. I think it is quite frankly ridiculous and the AC, like the military as a whole is severely underfunded. Of course the government seems to think otherwise. I ...

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by embraer420
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6768

Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Hello all, I'm looking for everyone's opinion on the Irish Air Corps and the fact that they don't have the ability to defend Irish airspace. I think it is quite frankly ridiculous and the AC, like the military as a whole is severely underfunded. Of course the government seems to think otherwise. I f...

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by embraer420
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27214

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

From another Irish forum.... Aer Lingus considering A330neos.... https://twitter.com/FullBatteryStu/status/1141251294302298112 It's been rumoured before, I think someone posted that the two A330s arriving next year are thought to be -900s? If EI wants to expand with factory fresh frames or to repla...

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by embraer420
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27214

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

Hainan have had their licence take away for the Beijing to Dublin/Edinburgh and Shenzhen to Dublin will go to 1x weekly according to the CAAC. Sad news for Dublin Airport. The Shenzhen flight won't last, I heard it was performing badly anyway but once a week isn't competitive with connecting flight...

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by embraer420
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27214

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

Nice to see perhaps, nice to fly is another matter altogether Why? Nothing wrong with the Boeing 737 MAX or no MAX. AFAIK the real issue with the MAX is the engine placement. That can't be fixed with MCAS or any other software. I've flown the MAX a few times, including transatlantic with Norwegian ...

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by embraer420
Thu May 02, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Re: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..

Jet Aircraft (All) 737 Classic Series / 737 NG Narrowbody 737-900ER Widebody 747-400 Twinjet 737-900ER Trijet Tupolev TU-154 Quadjet Boeing 747 (All series) / Ilyushin IL-62 / IL-96-300 Regional Jet Sukhoi Superjet 100 / Bombardier CRJ1000 Props (All) Ilyushin IL-18 / Q400 Propeller general aviation...

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by embraer420
Wed May 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most important markets for airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Most important markets for airlines

Well take for example my national flag carrier, Aer Lingus. Their main markets would be the UK, the US and southern European leisure destinations (so Spain and Portugal mainly.) This is because there are a lot of Irish people living in the UK and vice versa, and there are also a lot of business trav...

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by embraer420
Wed May 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25857

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

I noticed the the other day that airBaltic sent a 733 to Dublin instead of an A220. Rather unusual, anyone know why this is? Is this a one off or will they continue to send the odd 737 throughout the summer season? If so it would be a good opportunity to catch a classic 737, they're getting quite ra...

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by embraer420
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate. When would this be likely to happen. I'm booked to transfer through JFK fro...

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by embraer420
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ryanair ... 578247/amp

I wonder will Ryanair launch DUB-TLV when they get the MAX-200?
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https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ryanair ... 578247/amp

I wonder will Ryanair launch DUB-TLV when they get the MAX-200?

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by embraer420
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

Some more details on the new Aer Lingus branding: https://lippincott.com/work/aer-lingus/ I've thought about it for a few days now and the refreshed brand is quite nice. Except the eurowhite obviously. The new safety cards and the cups especially look great. The multicoloured headrests remind of VY...

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by embraer420
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

On the wider point, adding Shenzhen would suggest they are reasonably happy with performance at DUB. I’ll admit however, it’s not a city I ever imagined us having a direct flight to! Five years ago if you told me we'd have a direct flight to Shenzhen I'd have said you were daydreaming. In the past ...

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by embraer420
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201901/t ... 65194.html

Schedule:
HU755 SZX0130 – 0700DUB 787 15
HU756 DUB0900 – 0530+1SZX 787 15


What are LFs like on the PEK flight?
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Ytraveller wrote:
New route to Shenzhen begins 25 February. Source in Chinese: http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201901/t ... 65194.html

Schedule:
HU755 SZX0130 – 0700DUB 787 15
HU756 DUB0900 – 0530+1SZX 787 15


What are LFs like on the PEK flight?

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by embraer420
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

It's a sad day when Ryanair has a more recognisable and arguably better livery than Aer Lingus. Yes, the new EI livery is terrible, I hate the eurowhite and the "green" on the tail looks blue. Not to mention the ridiculous new shamrock that looks like it belongs on a box of Lucky Charms c...

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by embraer420
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

I'm not impressed by the livery, but I don't mind it at the same time, it just seems a bit safe and been-done. My only issue with it is that jaunty shamrock, it just looks like it was painted on wrong. I dislike the new shamrock too. In fact I dislike all of it. It's a modern boring eurowhite LCC n...

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by embraer420
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29490

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

The new livery has apparently leaked, it's appeared on other websites and social media. https://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/aerlingus%20new%20livery_zpskokyoxez.png The new shamrock and the titles are a complete mess in my opinion, it feels childish and dated at the same time. I'm ...

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by embraer420
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

http://www.ryanair.com


Great news, are they going to launch Lviv at some stage? Hopefully UIA still launch the Kiev route in the future.
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Skyblue39 wrote:
Ryanair announce Dublin to Kiev Borispol, from 2nd May 2019. (2 weekly on Thursday and Sunday).

Available for booking on http://www.ryanair.com


Great news, are they going to launch Lviv at some stage? Hopefully UIA still launch the Kiev route in the future.

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by embraer420
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I just saw on wikipedia air india is starting flights from dublin to Hyderabad on 1 July but no reference though Completely false When was this I can't seem to find it. Another reminder to be cautious when it comes to Wikipedia. And the troll that put that there must be pretty dumb to think that Ai...

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by embraer420
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27155

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

BrianDromey wrote:
Hicksville, Oklanowhere is as likely as anywhere.


Aer Lingus would sooner fly to Des Moines and Boise than Beijing and Tokyo :roll:

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