Is it not time the assets of the DAA (specifically the runways, taxi-ways and operational buildings - control tower) reverted to direct government ownership, managed by the DAA? This would alter the revenue requirements and debt shedules of the DAA! Which would allow for a realistic view of charges.Jump to post
Not sure that is was just Westjet! They were using 7 stations - 2 nominated check in, 3 nominated Bag Drop and 2 nominated Priority! Seems okay except the 2 nomnated for checkin in were not manned and 1 Priority was not manned. So 1 Bag Drop was used only for check in and 1 Bag Drop was used only fo...Jump to post
For FR was it not also the case that they could not achieve a 25 minute turnaround using the air-bridges? Westjet to Calgary was a disaster at check in on Thursday last. Complete mess - flight delayed almost an hour as a result. Sorry but i do wonder sometimes if there is any brain at all in the ser...Jump to post
Don't have a trip report but was in Vlad and Yuzhno many times in the mid nineties! At the start was surprised to see the Alaska Airlines MD80 parked up, when arriving from Miscow it was certainly an oddityJump to post
Are you really surprised by people's behaviour? There is bad behaviour every where and it is certainly not decreasing! If you have 180 people in a pressurised tube and you have 2, 3 or 4 rotations a day then there is certainly a strong possibility of a health hazard , every day! When EI announced a ...Jump to post
I realise you are a moderator and have a job to do! But without causing offence could you please leave the Irish thread alone
It is one of the best managed threads on A net and does not require any assistance
A quuck review of the site suggests you have a lot of cleaning up to do!!
And i thought i wss cynical! There are some base obligations when transporting guests and EI do their best to avoid those obligations. It is not that EI dont learn from mistakes, it is that they dont give a crao! And we accept the poor treatment without question!
Have IAG jumped the gun on the MAX8 or was it intended as a kick in the pants for Airbus? Strange that they would not order the A220 because it was unproven but order 200 of an aircraft with known fatal faults!
Big business is never boring, or should that be never Boeing?!!!
Excuse me Ckpaeg - Boeing DID sell an aircraft that was faulty and they did sell it knowing that a problem existed! So your point is? I am sure the airlines that have MAX8's wilk wait until they themselves are satisfied to its safety. The FAA comes out of this incident smelling like manure and fairl...Jump to post
The DAA run the airport so no matter what goes on there, they are ultimately responsible and accountable! I know strange words for an Irish institution! If there is a problem with any service provided to the DAA, then the DAA needs to resolve! I know a very old fashioned idea! You have confused gove...Jump to post
Have we a alternate fact planet here? What experts ate ypu talking about? The civil service? God bless us all what a sense of humour you have! If we did have experts, or even anyone who gave a toss, then we would not have queues at the airport, CTA would be in operation and the E-gates would functio...Jump to post
We seem to have a mix of apples, oranges and the odd banana here. Fact is CTA should be in operation at irish airports but those running them couldn't be ar---! Brexit is not yet a red herring but were CTA in ooeration, then no problem would exist Now if we could just convince the DAA that CTA is a ...Jump to post
I have beard a lot of 'civil service' type reasons why CTA is not in operation at Irish Airports! It is beyond stupid that those travelling from irish airports must pass through passport control in Ireland! And of course Brexit will have an effect - currently non EU passengers go through 'other' boo...Jump to post
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 boot...Jump to post
DUB tends to be an after thought with some airlines. Almost like the poor relation Take LH to Frankfurt. The arrival gates at Frankfurt are always the most inconvenient and usually a bus trip away making connections difficult There are good loads in business from DUB very few ancillary services - ot...Jump to post
Running out of BOB is silly and shows a lack of professionalism. By now EI should know route requirements and stock accordingly. It is not a case of a lack of space! They probably pack all trolleys with the same stock no matter the route!
And Aer Space is going to add to the problem
A glorious aircraft The pocket rocket Flew all over Europe on them with Aer Lingus, BCal, Ryanair and British Airways They were noisy but so fast. One of the best approaches was Zurich where a single approach was made to two runways and at the last minute a decision was made - straight in or a sharp...Jump to post
I have rarely, if ever, been delayed on an Aeroflot flight. Connections run smoothly even with difficult immigration procedures Its quite debatable to suggest that America is richer than Russia, or any where else. Russia does not run $B deficits and Russia does not owe $T. In fact Russia has almost ...Jump to post
Why does it always have to be the strongman of the state? Is it not possible that Utair is badly managed and does not have the revenue to cover asset and operational costs! For the record Aeroflot is a well run airline. Transaero was an intetesting airline but was also badly managed - it had at leas...Jump to post
I am a fan of EI and i have tried when ever possible to use EI. in the past it was possible to book different carriers for one stop or multi hop flights. That has become virtually impossible or where possible it is silly expensive. In my case that EI is not in an alliance is unhelpful EI is inconsis...Jump to post
Can't you say that about a lot of countries these days, beginning with number one? A lot of the turmoil in the world has been created by civilised countries trying to enforce their version of civilisation where local civilisations have existed for hundreds and thousands of years Aviation brings peop...Jump to post