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by EK770
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Route Network - September 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 5082

Re: WN Route Network - September 2019

Does anyone know how many a/c are roughly based at each of the top 5-10 hubs?

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by EK770
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 32499

Re: Irish 8/19

Quick question: Does EI-GEY still have the old QR business class, or was it refitted with the standard EI J seat?

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by EK770
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 32499

Re: Irish 8/19

Look at Austrian Airlines for example. They no longer fly longhaul. Instead all those Austrian branded aircraft have little notices under the cockpit window stating "operated by Tyroleon Airlines". Thats what happens when you dont have scope clauses. Would you expect the union to sit idly...

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by EK770
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 32499

Re: Irish 8/19

Posted on AA announcement thread, DUB-DFW to go year round next year instead of seasonal (couldn’t find a direct source), anyone else hear this? There were rumors a few weeks back that it was to be canned!

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by EK770
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 24457

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

As far as this incident in Glasgow, they have a lot more than a 14 hour layover when going to Europe under normal circumstances. They don't normally land at 7am and then go again at 9pm. Just as an example, if they land at 7am with turn time of the plane the departure would be 8:30am. So really the...

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by EK770
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 33422

Re: Irish 7/19

4 seems fine , there’s plenty of time , it’s not a short flight . Would expect 5 crew on the short haul to London though . I like the new economy seat look , esp the headrests but the cabin looks long and thin from the back , hopefully some mood lighting will help break it up It’s not obvious if th...

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by EK770
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 33422

Re: Irish 7/19

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 31457?s=20


Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot:
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qf789 wrote:
EI115 DUB-PHL has suffered a birdstrike on departure from DUB and is returning to DUB

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 31457?s=20


Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot:

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by EK770
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 70
Views: 12619

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

So they took the suite vs semi suite discussion and basically just found a way to have a suite, semi suite, no suite at the same time. Nice to see there wont be the same compromise as SQ (sleeping diagonally when in lie fliat mode). Looking forward to flying this. Actually this seat does require yo...

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by EK770
Fri May 31, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?
Replies: 25
Views: 4249

Re: Will after ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?

2300 hours is 11 PM. 12:00 AM (midnight) is 00:00 Aside from the interesting 23:05 DFW-DUB departure time, every other Europe flight aside from the last LHR flight leaves in the early-mid afternoon. Reason for the late departure ex DFW is due to lack of gate availability in DUB earlier in the day.

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by EK770
Fri May 03, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8714

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

I think we will see EY cancelling existing services here and there on a rotating basis i.e. their existing services only need to operate 80%(?) of the time to retain the slot, so they can cancel the EY10 and move pax onto EY 12 etc etc etc, I doubt we’ll actually see five services operating on a dai...

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by EK770
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9678

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

One of the bigger issues with no BA to MSP (and to DTW) is getting the LHR slots for those flights. Maybe there are slots but none really suitable for an attractive schedule; Who would like a MSP/DTW 2230h arrival and 0030h departure to LHR? Yes, there`s BA at LGW, but unless BA wants to go to airf...

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by EK770
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe Trip 2018 Part 1: QF BNE-LHR & Brooklands Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 5787

Re: Europe Trip 2018 Part 1: QF BNE-LHR & Brooklands Museum

Is it just me or have the new QF meals shrunk a lot since introduced a few years back?

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by EK770
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 7819

Re: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?

Having worked with EK, here's the story: - All turnarounds (well 99%) are double catered in Dubai i.e. they carry outbound and inbound catering. The odd exception is turnarounds where the a/c stayed on ground for more than 2-3 hours e.g. BKK-HKG, AKL (when it transited via AUS) etc. - Almost all lon...

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by EK770
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29683

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

https://lippincott.com/work/aer-lingus/


The silver shamrock gives some food for thought!

The multicolored headrests of the economy cabin..... not so much....
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EI321 wrote:
Some more details on the new Aer Lingus branding:

https://lippincott.com/work/aer-lingus/


The silver shamrock gives some food for thought!

The multicolored headrests of the economy cabin..... not so much....

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by EK770
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93652

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

UWPAviation wrote:
Looks so clean and fantastic. I would love a clover leaf on the engines but that's just me. Good job EI.


Clover... the word which send shudders down any Irish spine :D

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by EK770
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93652

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The marketing speech said about the livery/titles:

A lot color in the livery = low cost
A lot of white = full service
Too large/billboard = full cost
Too small = full service

Apparently this is 'in-between' , would have hated to see the 'small' titles then! :D

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by EK770
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93652

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

That's the tricky thing with the shamrock, it's hard to make it look contemporary. None of the examples in the video look particularly modern, and even look a bit dated already. Although I do think the last example (green shamrock on white tail) might have looked good as a silver shamrock (with simi...

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by EK770
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93652

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

CarbHeatIn wrote:
Picture of the new livery 330 in the hangar is on boards https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=470605&d=1547713742


Meh........ If only the titles were bigger!!!!!! Shamrock is a little disappointing but I guess it's an evolution ....

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by EK770
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21861

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

As with most US carriers, they have taken the 'uni-' of out uniform, should be called a 'poly-form' or something.... As a collection, it looks like it was designed for about five different airlines, which have totally unrelated branding and colour palettes.

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by EK770
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93652

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Image

The few additional details on the AS livery make it stand out imo. I like the large titles underneath the window row, the new EI font/logo would have look well if done similarly I think![/quote]

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by EK770
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA and the A350
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: DELTA and the A350

Oh my! Please lock thread, this has been discussed ad nauseum in another thread this very month!

How is the A350 performing for DL? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411729&p=21003733&hilit=delta+a350#p21003733

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by EK770
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93652

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Announced on the Irish thread, a media event is planned for Jan 17th. Keeping expectations low, but hoping for a miracle :D

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by EK770
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 37
Views: 11680

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

That toilet/galley configuration on the EI 321 LR is going to be an absolute nightmare. There is no way crew will be able to set up service for 165 odd pax in that tiny space with pax queueing up for the loo blocking everything at the same time. Not going to work on a long haul flight. I’m honestly ...

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by EK770
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 6081

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

You got [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] (admittedly not much for the latter two) for various roles between Australia/NZ and Asia/Europe/ME. And if you are looking into some connection possibilities in Africa, you have [email protected]. I would say it's pretty well covered already. Michael True, but...

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by EK770
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27355

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Interesting range ring for the A321XLR, currently under development by Airbus and being considered by EI: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4700nm%40DUB This would bring significantly more cities into consideration for Aer Lingus. What cities though ? Not sure if this is paper range or real world range ...

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by EK770
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28843

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Galwayman wrote:

Wow now that’s exciting . Still in SQ layout presumably . Will it have PE? That was the best travel deal ex Dub all summer ... take ...my ... money ...already


As far as I'm aware, the ex-SQ 333 will retain its interiors, with former J Class cabin being sold as Y+.

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by EK770
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28843

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Air Canada to upgauge YUL to ex-SQ 333 next summer! Quite a jump from the 7M8. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1057529725319593986?s=20 EI will not be over the moon about this I'm sure, quite a lot of capacity to YUL onboard for NS2019. Also chatter online that YVR will be operated by a main...

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by EK770
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3529

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

B777LRF wrote:
Aer Lingus venturing east in force is about as daft as Finnair venturing west.


That's quite funny considering AY announced direct service to LAX last week, in addition to increased service to SFO, ORD.

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by EK770
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33623

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Appears Omni 772 will be operating the 139 to BOS this afternoon. Lots of shuffling around with transatlantic flights past few days, which a/c has gone inop?

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by EK770
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heads Up at YUL - Condor B757-300 on its way
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Heads Up at YUL - Condor B757-300 on its way

Impressive for a 753 to make it n/s from FRA to YUL!!! Ferry flight?

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by EK770
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 4964

Re: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement

The timing of runway improvements coincides roughly with ramadan, during which to/from/within the Middle East traffic is significantly reduced. You'll notice some of the largest reductions are within the GCC.

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by EK770
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20957

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

Colour choice makes sense when you think about it (the maroon at least!), no need to change interiors from QR.

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by EK770
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28352

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Airbus have the A330-900 at SNN at the moment doing circuit training if anyone interested is in the vicinity. Saw the pics on Twitter, with this comment: "The sky was blue around Shannon this morning with @AerLingus’ newly purchased @Airbus 330 NEO on test flight duty." https://twitter.co...

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by EK770
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3931

Re: EK unveils new B77L configuaration and social area

What I seem to have missed, is why are there changing the config in the first place? Why not keep it seven abreast? ... the new 77W are still coming with seven abreast, so it makes no sense! six abreast is dreadful use of 77L real estate....
Don't think it's a crewing issue...

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