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by mast2407
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 141
Views: 14123

Re: Irish 7/19

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This is class! A long awaited sight!
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This is class! A long awaited sight!

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by mast2407
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20800

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

Just saw D-AIHT A346 Lufthansa lift off from Shannon. It was operating the JFK-MUC flight, and diverted back to Shannon from over the Irish Sea this morning.

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by mast2407
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14169

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Was with a handful of other passengers (maybe 10, and crew). Aer Lingus B747 in December 1992 or 1993 approximately. It was a positioning flight from Dublin to London Heathrow to take home passengers for Christmas. At the time, my family were all living in London so I was going in the opposite direc...

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by mast2407
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24094

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

shamrock350 wrote:

Well, two additional A333s are due as well. Not all future expansion is reliant on the A321LR arrival.


Where are these coming from? Have you a link for info? First I read of it.

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by mast2407
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

Who said it was about irish travelling? I commented on the continuing growth of the trans Atlantic services and was curious if connectivity will continue to grow? You did... “I’m sure the population is only 4.7m”. That implied that you didn’t realize that the world was a little bigger than Ireland’...

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by mast2407
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

I vomited a little in my mouth when I saw the hearty shamrocks.
Please, dear, kind, wonderfully marvelous Aer Lingus management, let this not be the winner.
Part of me was expecting it though. It ties in nicely with Iberia.

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by mast2407
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

A curious notion that Galway passengers use Dublin out of "habit", as if convenience, or price were not relevant factors. Maybe not always but habit definitely comes into it in some cases - I know people who live nearer to SNN than DUB and they don't even bother to research prices from SN...

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by mast2407
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29422

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

And a happy new year to you and yours Kaitak. Thank you for the threads!

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by mast2407
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22366

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Does Knock really have the footfall and attraction to garner TATL services?! I mean, no disrespect intended to the area, and it’s a beautiful area, you can see why people would be interested in going there, but it’s all quite rural and very spread out. The closest city to sustain it is Galway, which...

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by mast2407
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB Closed due to radar failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1841

Re: DUB Closed due to radar failure

Some interesting holding occurred by the Aer Lingus flight from Chicago and the United flight from DC out over Mayo, I’m guessing holding over Knock.
Those queues tho. Nice.

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by mast2407
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27046

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I had the (mis)fortune to travel through the Ryanair pier of Dublin airport last Wednesday morning, (in the 6:30 tranche of early morning flights). The speaker system in that pier is woeful as is any staff member's capacity to use it. Unfortunately it didn't stop them from trying, with one announcem...

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by mast2407
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27046

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

irelandplane201 wrote:
I just saw on wikipedia air india is starting flights from dublin to Hyderabad on 1 July but no reference though


Where on wiki did you see this? Link please, as I have gone through the Dublin airport, Hyderabad airport and Air India pages and cannot find any such thing.

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by mast2407
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28501

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Are there ever any pax or cargo on the Shannon to Dublin ferries? I’d imagine it could be a wise way to disperse the transfers.

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by mast2407
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33183

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Was passing through SNN this evening at about 6:30, saw an American 767 (I think!) on the tarmac. Any clues as to why it was there?
Also nice to see the BA 777’s getting some fresh air in Shannon.

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by mast2407
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33183

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

It’s the first time I even noticed the KLM swoosh. I was wondering what everyone was harping on about. I’m still wondering, because I’d agree with Shamrock350: it looks like a mistake. Here’s to the diminishing hope of a 330 getting decked out in all singing, all dancing, glittering and dazzling gre...

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by mast2407
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33183

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Heard there are 2 A330 arriving next year alongside any neos that are being delivered plus 757 are staying until 2020 I believe 4 new routes is a lot on long haul expansion for an airline the size of EI. Where are your sources? I’m noting from your post history that you suggested EI was considering...

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by mast2407
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

It’s 25 ish rotations ... Let’s not get too hysterical. AFAIK, the 25 doesn't account for IAG's other rotations through BA - so, the overall number is quite a bit higher than that? LHR ... flexibility is key to meeting the demands of the consumer. How are you reducing flexibility meaningfully by co...

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by mast2407
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

With the new LCY service, EI will be operating up to 50x daily flights between Dublin and London. I know that this is spread across multiple airports, but would it not be worth using A330's for some of these flights? Yes, there are gate issues, but just park them remotely and bus the passengers. I ...

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by mast2407
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Brilliant news for Dublin! Looking forward to EI’s new routes in the coming weeks!

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by mast2407
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

When we can get A350s leaving the current 10/28 with little or no difficulty, I don't think the planned length of 10L/28R will pose any obstacles for any route the DAA might target. It would be interesting to know what kind of routes IALPA believes is being prevented by the planned length . I'd muc...

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by mast2407
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Seems there are delays across the board, EI109 is 5 hours behind. 2 and 3 hour delays earlier in the day.

EI 145 is approaching Dublin.

Edit: seems a technical issue on EI-LAX.

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by mast2407
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7771

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

An emotional support cat? Is this for real?! If the cat had already boarded then the safer option is to not allow the allergic girl to board. When are ESA’s gonna be banned? They’re not really a thing in Europe, why is it a thing in America? Are you Americans so inherently emotionally unstable that ...

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by mast2407
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99778

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Probably the brakes smoking. Someone who doesn't know how to taxi would use the brakes to control speed. This is a really naive question, but how else would you control speed? I’m guessing that riding the brakes is not a good thing, as it wouldn’t Be in a car. Nor is it the only way of controlling ...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Why is the aviation regulator of India trying to get something from the UK regulator? What’s the jurisdiction connection?

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

No, I am slating posters for defending BA with the premise that BA is so awesome that such a thing will never happen. All due respect sir, I don’t think that’s what they were doing. I think they were defending BA because there is likely much more to the story, that none of us know about. With due e...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

I don’t think that’s what they were doing. I think they were defending BA because there is likely much more to the story, that none of us know about. Must be the language barrier, the way I read the above posts, BA FA would never do or say such things. That has been disproven with snap chat video. ...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

You keep slating posters for suggesting there’s more to the story. It’s the same thing. Usually when comments get posted on this site about human behavior, there is always more to the story than Is ever portrayed in the media. The media aren’t looking for the truth, they’re looking for a story. The...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

i don't think the story cannot be dismissed as 'clearly false' by someone who wasn't present there. Similarly it can’t be verified as being accurate by someone who wasn’t present there. I am not claiming it is accurate. Nor does the newspaper that published this. You keep slating posters for sugges...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Wasn't there another recent incident of BA FA's rant on snapchat about Nigerians? Oh yeah. To the many posters who have defended BA here purely on the belief that such a thing will never be done by a BA crew member, there is clearly some precedence for deplorable behaviour by BA crew. Link to the i...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

unrave wrote:
CARST wrote:

BTW why do such clearly false stories get published at all?

i don't think the story cannot be dismissed as 'clearly false' by someone who wasn't present there.


Similarly it can’t be verified as being accurate by someone who wasn’t present there.

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Why is the word bloody racist against Indians? Also, there are 3 sides to every story. India is a huge market for BA, I’d imagine they’re more than willing to deal with this as amicably as possible, lest they loose a substantial chunk of the market share to the sub continent. And a word for the OP,...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Eitilt wrote:
Yes. EIGCF was damaged by an airbridge and needs to be repaired over the weekend.


Ouch. Where did this happen?

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Seriously. That doesn't even sound believable Agreed. This is BA Long Haul. An FA getting more animated than "just above comatose" and speaking louder than a mumble? That would be a first. Pardon my ignorance but LCY-TXL is long haul? It’s short haul. Why so defensive? If you let discussi...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8562

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Why is the word bloody racist against Indians? Also, there are 3 sides to every story. India is a huge market for BA, I’d imagine they’re more than willing to deal with this as amicably as possible, lest they loose a substantial chunk of the market share to the sub continent. And a word for the OP, ...

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by mast2407
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

On future night flying and that being low-yielding, the Canaries don't strike me as time-sensitive or high-yielding anyway? Cheers, C. I have only got one explicit experience of night flying: from Dublin to Split in Croatia, via Cork. It was horrible, because you’re tired and because you loose the ...

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by mast2407
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 15875

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

If slots in JFK go, or are being rumored to be going, why would any airline buy slots from AA? Instead of holding out and seeing if there is any truth to the rumor? This question doesn’t make sense on too many levels.

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by mast2407
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 30
Views: 10114

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

What really irritate me about these photos is that they’re classed under the “air to air” category. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s “air to ground”. AmIRight. I think you are right, and I've done photos like these from Sydney. I don't classify them as air-to-air. Real air to air is photographin...

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by mast2407
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 30
Views: 10114

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

What really irritate me about these photos is that they’re classed under the “air to air” category.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s “air to ground”. AmIRight.

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33198

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Hmm. With the first batch of 321LR replacing the 757s, will IE have enough metal to cover new routes next year? I was under the impression the first 321LRs were for expansion, with the last few to come in replacing the 757s. I can’t find it right now, but did the fleet planning from the IAG investo...

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by mast2407
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

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 with empty seats. It's interesting to note tha...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

There is a video today of a Vueling A320 tearing up a piece of tarmac at DUB and it getting stuck to the landing gear, the return trip was delayed 2 hours. The video suggests it’s a piece of patched up taxiway, doesn’t fill you with confidence... You simply can’t say that there’s a video of that an...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

There is no argument for domestic passenger flights to anywhere else in Ireland ... If we look at the island of Ireland as a whole, what about ORK - BFS / BHD, which is actually longer than DUB - CFN / KIR? Cheers, C. Perhaps. I used to take the EI flights between Shannon and Dublin when the stopov...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

It’s about a 2 hour drive between Dublin and Belfast. The two cities are connected via motorway pretty much the entire way. There is an argument to be made for services to Kerry where parts of Kerry are so far away that by the time you get to Cork city you’re still only half way between Kerry and Du...

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by mast2407
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 8183

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

hooverman wrote:
AMS is not full. It’s capped due to politics.


So it’s full.

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 12953

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

a new runway at an airport in my country, on land already owned by the airport authority, with a base infrastructure that already exists, and excluding other projects that were spurred on as a result of the new runway (new atc tower, roads etc), cost €325m. And has been the guts of 20 years in the m...

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by mast2407
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Germany https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0714/978602-ryanair/ Flight was from Dublin to Zadar, Croatia. Seems a crack was heard, depressurization occurred, rapid descent and landing in Frankfurt Hahn. A number of injuries: nosebleeds, ear-bleeds, headaches, due ...

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by mast2407
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Residents to protest against new €320m runway at Dublin Airport A group of residents are to protest against plans to develop the €320m runway at Dublin Airport during an information meeting in St Margarets GAA club tomorrow. The move comes after 20 farmers and property owners living along Kilreesk ...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

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This is the previous thread from June for your perusal:
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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24203

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

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The July thread!
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The July thread!

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28220

Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Greetings and welcome to the July thread! Last month saw historic flights from Dublin to Hong Kong with Cathay, and Beijing with Hainan. Other points from last months roundup: Delayed delivery of A321lr’s to EI Air Canada returns to Shannon Lufthansa retiming it’s morning flights to Frankfurt EI loo...

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