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by OA260
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 70526

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Btw which are the largest bases/destinations for TC in terms of passengers? (so which airports will be more affected). Manchester? LGW and MAN followed by BHX I believe. And id imagine TFS, PMI, LPA and ACE for destinations. There will indeed be a short term impact in the Canaries as Thomas Cook ar...

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by OA260
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 70526

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Someone wrote, the balance of £7500 was due to TC yetserday. They asked to delay payment for a week until more was known, but they were told to either pay or lose their holiday and £500 deposit. They forfeited the deposit and booked elsewhere. Saw that article but it did not state what decision the...

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by OA260
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 70526

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

So I might be lucky as flights of my package holiday are on Qatar Airways, so TC just dealing with the hotel I suppose... As long as you have tickets issued you should be ok. You would need to call hotel direct and see if they have been paid. The issues arise if you have paid the company in this ca...

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by OA260
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 70526

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

So I might be lucky as flights of my package holiday are on Qatar Airways, so TC just dealing with the hotel I suppose... As long as you have tickets issued you should be ok. You would need to call hotel direct and see if they have been paid. The issues arise if you have paid the company in this ca...

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by OA260
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350-1000 @ SNN
Replies: 11
Views: 2877

Re: BA A350-1000 @ SNN

Most likely training again .

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by OA260
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 70526

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

f4f3a wrote:
I think the chance of a government bail out loan is a long shot .


I dont think the government should bail them out as much as I will be sad to see them go. You then get into a situation where who decides what gets funding and what does not. Why not Monarch for example and who else going forward.

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by OA260
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 70526

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

Rumor saying MT1107 is grounded at JSI as cant pay for fuel. Passengers stranded. Certainly something up as LGW showing next info 0900.

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by OA260
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Up to 20 Ryanair pilots based in Dublin Airport face redundancy Airline may have to cut up to 700 pilots and cabin crew as it reins in planned expansion Up to 20 Ryanair pilots in Dublin Airport face being laid off as the airline reins in planned expansion on the back of stalled aircraft deliveries....

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by OA260
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Dublin Airport developments stalled over planned charge cuts John Kilraine Some planned developments at Dublin Airport have been put on hold because of planned cuts to charges, according to the DAA. DAA Chief Executive Dalton Philips said the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) was proposing to...

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by OA260
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways France stops selling tickets
Replies: 36
Views: 9253

Re: XL Airways France stops selling tickets

Shame around decade after the UK version went the same way.

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by OA260
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome

Are you cruising on the Epic? We took that exact same cruise about a month ago and loved it. We flew to Rome separately and spent about a day on each end of the cruise there. Yes looking to go on the Epic :) Although not the nicest of the NCL fleet IMHO its still a great ship. NCL have some good sp...

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by OA260
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Ryanair shareholders narrowly approve bonus plan for O'Leary Ryanair shareholders have today narrowly approved a bonus scheme for chief executive Michael O'Leary that could earn him around €100m over five years. The bonus scheme, which requires him to either double the profitability or share price o...

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by OA260
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome

Yes... Be aware of a few things... It doesn't leave from Rome but from Civitavecchia which is over an hour away from the center of the city. Would recommend investigating transfer options if you intend on staying in Rome coming or going or both. Another option is to book a First Class ticket on Tre...

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by OA260
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Hellinikion Project
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: The Hellinikion Project

Greece's Lamda plans cash call for Hellenikon, international players bow out ATHENS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Greek real estate company Lamda Developers will issue a cash call for up to 650 million euros ($717.67 million), it said on Wednesday, after international investors withdrew interest in a develop...

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by OA260
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 83
Views: 14743

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

I can’t help but roll my eyes at anything Virgin Atlantic related. Having spent a decade working there, I take anything they say with a pinch of salt. In the 10 years I worked there they dropped Nassau, Tobago, Kingston, Chicago, Vancouver, Cape Town, Nairobi, Accra, Mumbai, Tokyo, Sydney plus the ...

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by OA260
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Flight makes emergency landing in Dublin Airport after 'smoke spotted' coming from passenger's tablet They Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner had just got over the Atlantic when the issue arose A flight from The UAE to The USA had to divert to Dublin Airport yesterday after smoke started coming out of a passen...

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by OA260
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Hellinikion Project
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: The Hellinikion Project

Well they can always setup a fence around the old Olympic frames, install a ticket booth and presto: Aircraft museum. Then they can do whatever they want with the rest. Sadly I dont think that will happen. It will be a mircacle if it does. I have been lucky enough to visit on an open day and posted...

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by OA260
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Hotel for Knock Airport Councillors approve Strategic Development Zone for Ireland West Airport Knock The provision for a hotel and conference facilities have been included in the Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) to be located around Ireland West Airport Knock. Councillors unanimously passed a motio...

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by OA260
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Ireland fears EU aviation tax could pose cost and access issues for citizens Finance ministers discuss plan to simplify bloc’s complex fiscal rules at Helsinki meeting The Government has highlighted its concerns that proposals for a EU-wide aviation tax pose cost and access issues for Irish citizens...

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by OA260
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 20
Views: 4873

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

When did things go wrong for Olympic? Was there a time when they were profitable? Did the losses set in once the Greek government bought it out and then stuffed it with political apparatchiks and unnecessary manpower? By the way, thanks for the photos of the interior of that 747 at Hellinikon. Grea...

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by OA260
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 20
Views: 4873

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

I got to go onboard SX-OAB currently still parked at old Hellinikon at one of the open days . I first flew this back in 1989. Great aircraft and great interior. Onassis had this custom made from Boeing . Delivered Dec 1973. Back in 1989 the nose section was actually configured in Economy Class seats...

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by OA260
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Ireland really needs at least one non stop route from Dublin to China for strategic purposes, government needs to get its check book out to ensure it happens . Hainan took the cheque then when the incentives had finished they left! If a route cant be sustained by being profitable then it should not...

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by OA260
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Great flight with Aegean this evening ATH-DUB. Flight was packed only around 2 seats left. Mix of Irish tourists , Greeks and some connections from Cyprus and Egypt. Decent meal service for an all Y flight and three drinks rounds. Some of the Irish were surprised when the crew told them they did no...

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by OA260
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13791

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Hello everyone, Last week, for the second time I stayed at the YOTEL IST Landside. It is a great way to break up my DLM-IST-USA trips. I fly DLM-IST a night before my US flight and that way, I don't worry about missing my connection. Besides I get a good night sleep, plus I don't have to deal with ...

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by OA260
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

I think that CX might find a bigger fight on its hands when it comes back; You do wonder what damage it will cause to their brand. Friends of mine booked for OZ at Xmas and despite 3-4 calls to CX they have been told to wait til next week to find out whats going to happen. Seems CX are looking to r...

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by OA260
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

I wonder what the answer is. Is it EI to fly to Asia instead, C. If EI want to loose millions then the best way to do it is fly East. The USA flights work for a reason and that is why EI concentrate on that. --- Gardaí arrest two men after fight on tarmac at Dublin Airport Gardaí are investigating ...

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by OA260
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Should open any day now


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by OA260
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

No surprise about FR and EI at BFS/BHD. As I said before FR’s days at BFS are numbered and Jet2 continue to be the winners. EI at BHD operated by ASL was on limited time also. The fact that EI chose these routes to put them on was a sign. Some passenger feedback recently from the ASL operated flight...

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by OA260
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Great flight with Aegean this evening ATH-DUB. Flight was packed only around 2 seats left. Mix of Irish tourists , Greeks and some connections from Cyprus and Egypt. Decent meal service for an all Y flight and three drinks rounds. Some of the Irish were surprised when the crew told them they did not...

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by OA260
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Duty-free shopping for passengers travelling between Ireland and UK to return in event of no-deal Brexit Duty-free shopping will be allowed for people flying or sailing between Ireland and the UK after a no deal Brexit, it has been announced. It could mark the return of the so-called ‘booze cruise’ ...

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by OA260
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Airports' landing systems set for multi-million euro overhaul THE Irish Aviation Authority is to replace instrument landing systems at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports in an upgrade likely to cost tens of millions of euro. The current instrument landing systems (ILS) were commissioned at the airpor...

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by OA260
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Belfast International rated worst airport in UK Belfast International has been rated as the UK's worst airport after passengers expressed frustration over long queues, crowds and limited shopping options. Northern Ireland's busiest airport ranked bottom of an annual survey by consumer group Which? e...

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by OA260
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mugabe dead at 95
Replies: 31
Views: 1706

Re: Robert Mugabe dead at 95

scbriml wrote:
I doubt anyone will lmiss him.


Yep turned the bread basket of Africa into a basket case ! Some Zimbabweans say they were better under Colonial rule ironically.

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by OA260
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Mike Rutter set to leave Aer Lingus as chief operating officer Executive joined carrier in 2014, serving in senior operational capacity for four years Aer Lingus’s chief operating officer Mike Rutter is believed to be leaving the Irish airline. Mr Rutter joined Aer Lingus in early 2014 as chief comm...

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by OA260
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

(There are of course a few lounges that offer sit-down dining to select, usually Business or First, passengers, but I don't know any contract lounges that do this without paying extra for it.) Only thing I will say is that No.1 Lounges are more like a restaurant experience. I had a very good experi...

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by OA260
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Seems Jet2 responding to the TCX pull out this Winter. Jet2 adding 26 flights to the Canaries from Belfast International Airport Airline Jet2 has announced 26 additional flights to the Canary Islands from Belfast International from next year. The firm said the extra services to Lanzarote and Tenerif...

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by OA260
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Aer Space on the A320 not as nice as the Avro I have to say. Headrest covers very cheap paper and of course no cabin divider. Choose anything from Bia as per previous flight. Cara magazines out of date despite the new ones readily available in the lounge. All Non Irish crew who struggled with the bi...

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by OA260
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Fliplot wrote:
And I thought LCY was in the UK! Silly me. To APD or not to A PD! Sounds luke rhe current BREXIT position in the UK!


Maybe if the curtain is not supposed to be there then they will be landed with a bill for miscalculated APD ;)

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by OA260
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

‘Urgent need’ to find best site for third Dublin airport terminal There is an “immediate” need to look at the best site for a third terminal at Dublin airport even though the facility will probably not be in use for at least a decade. The draft local area plan for Dublin airport, which was published...

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by OA260
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Decided to try out AerSpace today into LCY. I really like the headrest covers, glad they didn't cheap out . Yes leather/faux leather which will last longer . It did fall off after landing but saw the underside and it had a tag saying manufacture date 29/8/19 in CT, USA. So they were made close to l...

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by OA260
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Decided to try out AerSpace today into LCY. Have to say its a nice product and long overdue. Did not know what to expect and if everything would run smoothly on day 2. Check in printed boarding passes have AERSPACE in bold across it. Booking class is J. Good that they have divided the cabin so it gi...

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by OA260
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Is this a new “service”?


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by OA260
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

CarbonFibre wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Also seems that roll out of the 32Q on DUB-LHR has been pushed back a week looking at shedules.


Sod it. Was booked on the 157 on 1st Oct as well. EI site still says A321LR....


Maybe check the seat map.

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by OA260
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 128
Views: 15780

Re: Irish 9/19

Thank you for a new thread. :). The new shorthaul product launched today on key routes. Will be interesting to see how it goes. https://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/Screen%20Shot%202019-09-01%20at%2009.24.06_zpspzqynavo.png Also seems that roll out of the 32Q on DUB-LHR has been ...

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by OA260
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurovision 2020 in RTM, impact on aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 2949

Re: Eurovision 2020 in RTM, impact on aviation

The airport in RTM will be busier than usual but doubt they will see extra flights or charter flights. Most will fly to AMS on existing services as already mentioned.

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by OA260
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13791

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

TK787 wrote:
I wonder if this is having a negative effect on the grounded 10 x 737Maxs near that construction site.


Thanks for a new thread. I presume they have the usual covers over the engines etc ?

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by OA260
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 29860

Re: Irish 8/19

Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Lanzarote forced to turn back due to strange 'smell' on plane Flight attendants were experiencing ‘watery and itchy eyes’. An Aer Lingus holiday flight was forced to make a U-turn over the Celtic Sea and return to Dublin Airport this morning after the crew reported a...

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by OA260
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 29860

Re: Irish 8/19

Looks like EI DVK operating DUB-ACE took off and then had to turn back just off the coast of Kinsale. Looks like EI DES will operate the flight later today.

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by OA260
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 29860

Re: Irish 8/19

Ryanair flight to Dublin Airport delayed due to HEAT as passengers forced to leave luggage behind to help take off They told passengers that they needed to reduce the weight of the plane in order to take off A Ryanair passenger has described her confusion after their plane couldn't leave because of ...

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by OA260
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 29860

Re: Irish 8/19

Delighted to see El Al finally arrive in Dublin. I used to wonder if their enhanced security requirements (each passenger is interviewed at check in) was a factor in them not flying to Dublin. Tel Aviv is probably the longest short haul route from Dublin at over 5 hours? Tel Aviv has the largest te...

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