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by NiallS
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31804

Re: Irish 7/19

If it was an ATR, Avro, Q400, SB340 then it would have to lay idle. And like I said, There's extra charges for using a jetbridge, and many airlines don't want to pay. The LHR, FRA and CDG flights might, but BCY, STK and BEE can't use them, and TUI, Sunwing, Sky Travel, Blue Air, Logan, Moldova etc ...

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by NiallS
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27203

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

As for why the kiosk doesn't accept the passport card and other forms of ID, it's probably because it can't scan them without an update to the software and the machine itself, much like the e-gates at immigration recently. The machines at LTN wouldn't accept my own passport card yesterday. Lufthans...

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by NiallS
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27203

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

Flying out of DUB this morning and noticed that the EY lounge has finally shut. Sad sight as it was the best lounge at DUB. It will be replaced by a new lounge catering for ‘East’ carriers as reported by Fora earlier in the year. : https://fora.ie/dublin-airport-east-lounge-4487916-Feb2019/ Oneworl...

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by NiallS
Fri May 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25840

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

At a guess, they want to keep capacity as high as possible for the summer sum routes. My guess is that the summer sun routes go out full, or nearly full and that they can attract very high fares without giving away the sandwiches. Of the EU routes they have competition offering J on all but MIL, GV...

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by NiallS
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20907

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

Galwayman wrote:
Are SU and A3 the only East bound red eyes ex DUB this summer ?


Blue Air to Bacau at 01:30 and Air Moldova to Chisinau at 00:20 also

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by NiallS
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24188

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Would be nice to have LOT back too. They are expanding rapidly and a DUB service is an obvious gap! LOT seem like the most notable absent European airline at Dublin. Especially since Aer Lingus droped Warsaw there surely must be demand for them to fly to Dublin. Great to see TAP back but it’s not b...

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by NiallS
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24188

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Here are some estimated load factors for new routes from Dublin based on CSO 2018 figures. This is just my own estimates so may not be entirely accurate due to flight cancellations, possible extra flights etc. Aeroflot SVO (This is assuming the A320 used is in the 140 seats configuration rather than...

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by NiallS
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24188

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

eirflot wrote:
Summer schedule starts next week. Is DAA prepared for the increase in traffic

All good fun I suspect!


Have the taxiway works between Pier 3/4 finished yet? They were blocking a few gates from being used on Piers 3 and 4 since last November.

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by NiallS
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20328

Re: Irish 2/19

What’s with the Frankfurt cancellations? EI656/657 on 1 Feb cancelled. EI656/657 on 8 Feb cancelled. Both announced on the day. EI656/657 cancelled on 27 Feb. Got word this morning that EI650/651 cancelled on 25 February. Rang EI Concierge line this morning and was told that the flight on the 25th ...

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by NiallS
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5079

Re: European Widebodies 2019

Edelweiss operate ZRH-PMI with the A343 on Fridays (May to August).

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by NiallS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29485

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

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Icelandair increase KEF to x10 weekly (x7) from mid May.to mid September. WOW still showing as x12 weekly. All available to book.


WOW is showing as 1x daily for me.

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by NiallS
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28611

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I agree that LX / LH cover Eastern Europe and the CIS but not always easily. Better connections through Frankfurt but not a great fan - too many missed connections. Zurich is easier but connections, because of current LX timings, are no great. Maybe the second LX flight might offer more Austrian ha...

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by NiallS
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33299

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Yes for example DUB-LIS 1730/2010 then LIS-GRU 2320/0520 When TP launched MAN with an E190 the connections didn't work very well in one direction. IIRC TAP now fly twice daily to MAN. The schedule would also work reasonably for FNC. Is there any direct flight to Madeira these days, even a charter? ...

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