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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Or it could just be money pinching! LH, LX, BA,AF to name but a few are serving food, some hot others cold. Even FR is providing a food service. Taking a mask off in a coffee shop is more problematic than taking it off in an aircraft. Most Irish coffee shops do not have air filtration systems.

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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Out of curiosity why can't EI serve food like other EU carriers are? Is it simply saving money or they are not set up to provide virus free food?

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Time for the union to rethink! No point in a union representing the unemployed. Unless of course regional jets go mainline with EI. I guess there are some interesting strategic meetings ahead. Oh to be a fly on rhe wall - any wall!!!

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Can one participate in the EI regional tender without having aircraft, crews and even an active airline? Should all be entertaining! I expect we will see some movement in the on going merger saga between Stobart and Cityjet. Or perhaps McCarthy is behind the Flybe purchase?

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Old times indeed. In the late 80s I travelled to Ibiza on an EI 747 overnight. Arrived to find a EI 737 and BAC1-11 already parked. Blueskies and Sunbound charters, both owned by EI Anciliary Services.

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Sad they are gone probably never to return. I wonder if the EI regional tender will seek additional regional jets? I imagine Evan Cullen might be a tad upset! EI need an Inbetweener with 100/120 seats.

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I liked the A321s
Anyone remember the original configuration with the half galley and toilet at door 2? Good old days from AMS on a friday evening with 10/12 rows of Premier Europe and the food trays being grabbed as we passed over Howth harbour? Fun times.

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I locked horns, on more than one ocassion, with onw particular guy over a six month period. I have a minor disability and on more than one time he wanted to review it. As is my right I asked for either a room or a privacy screen. That set him off immediately i am neither ashamed nor embaressed by my...

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 44950

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Helvetic's aircraft might just be the right size for a number of airlines who need reduced capacity for the next 12 months, maybe not Swiss but others are likely! Leasing might be a new option for them.

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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If only we could get 3D body scanners at DUB. Now that would be real progress. And maybe a chance to reduce some of the current rude security staff!!

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 44950

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Agree totally! LX is here for the long run.

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by Fliplot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 44950

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

I am not sure SWISS is in any immediate danger! I think Switzerland would be less than pleased with the demise of two 'National carriers. I had understood that LX was the darling of the LH Group? Why destroy ypur star player? LX might be premium heavy but I would guess there are quite a few who woul...

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by Fliplot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I still think there should be regional carrier consolidation. Cityjet, Stobart Air at least should merge. Then include a EU regional - Air Nostrum, Binter, etc. I appreciate size, in the current crisis, does not matter but small regionals will struggle. The EI tender will be quite critical assuming ...

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by Fliplot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Was her name Gemma? There needs to be hefty fines for not observing the rules.
Everyone is very quiet on the introduction of Level 5!

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by Fliplot
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Okay thanks

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by Fliplot
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

How many EI aircraft are parked at MAD? Any photos?

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by Fliplot
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Even if the US borders were to open, who would fly there. Their Covid performance is neither better nor worse than anywhere else! If you reduce capicity enough then the metrics will being to look different. LH is showing encouraging numbers on some European flights just operating 2 daily rather than...

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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Irelands economy is disproportionately reliant on big tech - Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel and the miriad of other tech companies. It is also heavily reliant on pharma. Aviation plays a part but not ahead of the above. The Irish Government remains the largest full service employer. You have not...

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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

In a nut shell! Especially those who should know better!

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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I never said travel was bad! Neither has the Government. I believe airports and airlines are perfectly safe for travel. Its the destinations that are the problem and their level of Covid preparedness. Currently rhe UK is a shambles and The E U is closing down again. I am pleased yoy find it safe to ...

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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Brian No criticism intended. Your points were well made. I simply think the current Government inactivity in aviation is deliberate and coinsides with their non essential travel advice. Whwn aviation reopens support will be available However annoyed at the stupid statement from the Dail Transport Co...

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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I suggested airport/port testing and it got shot down in flames, all be it very convincingly. What work, where? Even if our airports were fully operational and people allowed to fly, who would fly and to where? FR has run a quite decent operation from all airports yet they are closing bases. I do no...

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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Pressure on the Government to do what exactly? Obviously people are not flying! Do we want the Government to pay us to fly? Or pay the airlines not to fly? Or maybe be better to wait until we are flying again and rhen support aviation? The reality is that if the market returns rhen airlines will fly...

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I understand the loads on SNN - STN and LGW were good and rising. You might be lucky with FR doing non SNN based flights

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Kos flights cancelled today.
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

Re: All Kos flights cancelled today.

How clever in the current crisis!

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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As the State is the ultimate owner of DUB, ORK and SNN does this not provide some level of obligation and security for their operations? In so far as they are unlikely to close. I also believe that all their debts are Government backed. Is it possible the Government believes aid to aviation should b...

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I guess FR were trying to stimulate growth? Maybe better to have tried than not at all!
What does Pat Byrne hope to achieve with his comments - bums on seats? Oh wait he has no seats for bums out of Ireland!! Just another Covid expert.

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Okay! So the doom and gloom is.now official. What aid would you expect the Government to give? Remember the the airlines are part of the wage subsidy schemes, they still hold refund.money and currently have very limited schedules! Any funding would have to be non loan in nature surly? I am disappoin...

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Kids tickets on EI for €9.99. Bookings open until tomorrow midnight (Thursday)

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Thank you for the warning!
What aviation?

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Brian Any positives at all? OA260 You seem so certain a lot of routes won't return? How so? If there was a requirement before there will be again. Maybe not as quickly as we might like. I do expect that travel will be different but I am not sure it will be so altered as to be unrecognizable!. More e...

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I simply do not understand why we do not have testing at our ports and airports. We are throwing billions at Covid so it can not be money related. There has to be people available, all necessary PPE too so what is the issue? It must have been talked to death by.now! Also why aren't incoming airlines...

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Would help if the airlines explained what exactly they want! Many on here wanted the EU traffic light system. Now we have it and oops it's not what people want!
Anyone know what we want?

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Stobart E190s as a result of a merger or some stand-alone airceaft? Maybe the EI Regional tender is getting hotter?

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by Fliplot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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How much is the PSO, wach year, for Donegal and Kerry? A walk through google produces various, and sometimes frightening, numbers!

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by Fliplot
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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The idea is interesting but the cost would be extraordinary! The net funding provided by Westminster is staggering - over £20bln. Its good to see that almost all routes have returned to BHD and I think Stobart/EI made a wise decision. It may take a while for loads to settle but they should give it a...

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by Fliplot
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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I would be inclined to NOT provide any further funding to any criss border projects until we see what happens after December 31st 2020. At this point it is anyones guess and the current British Givernment is not to be trusted.

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by Fliplot
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Are the public gealth authorities afraid they might.loose some of their budget to the DAA? Surely the DAA has sufficient staff currently to operate testing and contact tracing?
Once again a smell is begining to linger!

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by Fliplot
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Magic!
More talks!
I guess if you talk about something often enough it goes away.
Are all airports included or just those you mentioned?

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by Fliplot
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Ethernal your point is partly correct and would apply to those paying themselves. But there is also a percentage who travel on company money, where class and status appear to matter. It's really a silly money circus yet at some point in time we probably have all been part of the circus.it depends on...

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by Fliplot
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Good for you. Helps too that various airlines are adding a year, or even two, to current status. Only down side with the new Miles & More changes is status reduces from 2 years to 1. They might change that as a result of Covid but nothing so far. The FF programmes are being progressively diluted...

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by Fliplot
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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A completely useless piece of information - late last year I had decided that for the period from 1st July 2020 to the 30th June 2021 I would try to achieve Hon Circle with Miles & More! Thought it might be fun and see what was possible. I think its certain it won't happen any time soon. Might a...

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by Fliplot
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Pleasing one is a lot easier than pleasing three. I would not ve a supporter of the current Government but think the idea of three voices at every oress conference is simply overkill and a waste of time. The addition of another layer, the cabinet committee, is so old hat and smells of jobs for the b...

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by Fliplot
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Guys you really do want it every way - government doing a bad job, airlines cutting schedules and no package holiday discounts. Any chance all these points are interdependent and connected?
Let's face it there will be doom and glum until at least June next year, if we are lucky!

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by Fliplot
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Amazing!
SNN to possibly get Covid testing. With so many flights using the airport I hope they don't end up with a backlog and delays!!!!

Of course I am happy about airport testing!

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Ryan is not yet as bad as Ross was, so give him a break. He needs a thriving travel and tourism industry to be able to collect taxes for his green agenda! Needs must as they say!

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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Hidden fees in Ryanair! If they are hidden how fo you know they generated €2.6b in revenue? If they are hidden why do you get to select them at the time of booking? Such shoddy media reporting - has that horse truly not already left the stable?

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by Fliplot
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31666

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If Stobart Air and CityJet could find the middle ground on a merger, and if the collaboration/merger with Air Nostrum then went ahead, would that not be a more viable solution for all three airlines? A battle for the EI Regional services does not make any financial sense at this time. Too clever of ...

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by Fliplot
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36168

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Thank you!
I never thought it would be easy or simple. Never the less EI come out of this smelling like........manure!

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by Fliplot
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36168

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That may well be the case but the numbers and percentages reported do not add up! The use of the term "topping up from their own reserves" is being thrown about - are thry not EI staff and is that not how companies should treat their staff?
I guess I missed something here.

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