There were issues again at DUB this weekend and this morning .
Dublin Airport described as 'shambles' and 'a joke' after two hour long security queues at weekend
https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... a-23967049
There are currently 4 transatlantic arrivals (Westjet 789, Delta A330, AA 788, EI A330) sitting on the taxiways at DUB, unable to taxi to gates as none are available. Hopefully the new CEO of the DAA will get on with building adequate pier capacity for long haul but with T2 maxed out at full parkin...Jump to post
Ryanair has today posted a €355m loss for the pandemic-hit 12 months to the end of March, but said it was impossible to accurately forecast anything beyond hoping for a return to "reasonable profitability" this year. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0516/1298189-ryanair-full-year-resu...Jump to post
Dublin Airport boss to step down from role in September
https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... n-23958698
Interesting move and if there are issues over the Summer he will be going anyway !
What is all the hype on lounges. I have been in many over the years but they are all similar. A decent chair if you can fine one in the rush period, snack food, a drink (a low grade wine or beer), coffee and if you’re lucky something that is trying to represent something short of a meal. The client...Jump to post
I flew on the Aurigny service the other day. There was a coach laid on from area 16 to BHD but I made my own way to BHD. Upon arrival the desk was not open yet but a nice agent from Swissport took my bag and issued a BP. At first it would not work as the flight had to be manually loaded. The GR686 e...Jump to post
Im just back from a few days on Wonder of the Seas. The food , entertainment and crew were excellent as always . The ship was impressive and for someone who prefers the smaller ships I found the lay out made it feel less overwhelming due to its size. Some really good dining options and so much choic...Jump to post
Some more positive news re the security issues : Dublin Airport queues 'stabilising considerably' as full security staff to be in place by June https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40861883.html I have certainly noticed an improvement on recent trips. Back to long queues again in T1 this morning...Jump to post
Hi everyone, Just thought I would share my booking experience. I am off to Australia next year and have just booked my outbound flights. Booking 1: Aegean DUB-ATH for 70 euro [Cabin bag, personal bag, seat assigned] I was very tempted to go business class for 150 euro. Booking 2: Scoot ATH-SIN-PER ...Jump to post
Seems the TUI flight to ACE was eventually cancelled . Was supposed to be operated by ES - SAZ -- Flew DUB - BCN yesterday great flight and crew 134 passengers . Have they re upholstered the seats on EI - EDS ( Ex Iberia ) . The seats looked different . Security took 30 mins . Noticed more shops ope...Jump to post
Gardaí investigate alleged assault and theft incidents by new staff at airport Staff member allegedly hit passenger she knew over personal matter in one incident https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/garda%C3%AD-investigate-alleged-assault-and-theft-incidents-by-new-staff-at-airport-1.486959...Jump to post
European Aviation's A340-600 has been routing BOH-SNN-BFS-SNN-BOH for the past few weeks quite often. This is of course cargo related but does hark back to Aer Lingus EI111 service, was the MD-11 the last aircraft to operate BFS-SNN on a regular basis? Back to today's route it must be a tasty premi...Jump to post
Ryanair passenger numbers jump over 1,200% in April
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... r-numbers/
Some impressive figures from Ryanair this morning .
Some more positive news re the security issues :
Dublin Airport queues 'stabilising considerably' as full security staff to be in place by June
I have certainly noticed an improvement on recent trips.
Minster responsible for Aviation in DoT has said a decision on ETs DUB-MAN/ADD will be made soon. Would be strange if they don't grant it. Other than just granting it, what exactly do they have to decide. Sounds like something that would happen in the 1980s. They have to consider objections to gran...Jump to post
Last call for transferring SuperValu Real Rewards to Avios. The 50% bonus ends on 5 May, so covert before then (I'll be doing mine on the 4th) with the final day to convert at all being 18 May. Just a reminder for anyone wanting to do it before it comes to an end. Cashed mine in not as many as I am...Jump to post
Emerald / EIR commenced DUB - NQY the other day further rebuilding the Regional routes .
GR DUB - GCI to continue to bus up to BHD for May while the license issue is resolved. It is expected to be
sorted by June and GR have stated they are committed to the DUB route.
The first flight operated in and out of DUB today it will be interesting to see how they do over the next few months and what impact if any it will have on fares out of DUB with traditional offerings . TATL from €255 O/W. PLAY's inagural flight departed from Dublin today and landed in Reykjavik in j...Jump to post
An FYI, the DAA were offering very generous financial incentives to their staff. Triple pay rather than ‘time and a half’. Bonuses for recently retired staff to return on an ad hoc basis. On 1 occasion the CFO was seen helping at security. That is indeed correct but only after the backlash forced t...Jump to post
Funding for the City of Derry Airport raised in Dáil Speaking to Inish Live, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: "The Irish Government funded the Derry to Dublin air connection for many years and then removed funding about a decade ago. 40% of the passengers that use the airport are from Donegal. https:...Jump to post
TK787 wrote:I started seeing the Morgan Freeman TK commercial in NY tv channels again. It is kind of late in the season for Americans to make plans for summer travel but probably I am wrong.
Finally a common sense approach ! Air travel sector agrees temporary solution with gardaí over staff security checks Under the compromise new workers can take up their jobs once they pass the basic background vetting, while gardaí continue with the extra intelligence checks, which can take longer to...Jump to post
From having passed through Terminal 2 in the last week or so it is clear that the DAA are asleep at the wheel in multiple respects. The security issue just drew the most public attention and thankfully I had a 15 minute wait when I was there in the evening. The airside experience however is appalli...Jump to post
Nordic Aviation Capital’s debt deal legal fees cost up to €660 an hour Nine partners at Dublin firm billed a total of almost €149,000 https://www.independent.ie/business/nordic-aviation-capitals-debt-deal-legal-fees-cost-up-to-660-an-hour-41583465.html -- Regarding parking at DUB is Q Park gone for ...Jump to post
TK will start flights from Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman to the russian cities Kaliningrad, Omsk, Perm, Kazan, Tyumen, Surgut and Chelyabinsk https://tolgaozbek.com/haberler/thy-rusyadaki-ucus-agini-genisletiyor/ Playing with fire, getting paid in blood. It would be better, ethically, for Turkey's re...Jump to post
Cost of parking at Dublin Airport climbs dramatically http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/cost-of-parking-at-dublin-airport-climbs-dramatically-1.4860615 A fellow Anetter booked 12 days the other day and it cost them €160 . -- FRUSTRATED PASSENGER CREATES ENTIRE PRESENTATION SHOWING AE...Jump to post
An idea why GR have been operating GCI-DUB into BHD instead? They're showing on the board in DUB as cancelled but FR24 shows a diversion to BHD on every single day of operation for the last week are so. Is this simply to avoid the security chaos etc. at DUB, or is there something else at play I'm n...Jump to post
US Air Force flying IST - SNN (flight number SPAR14). And then on to the US after refueling, I guess? Was there an official visit planned to Turkey by the US? What’s happening here? The Ukrainian PM was also in SNN today on a stopover before heading to the USA. Maybe linked as part of the delegation.Jump to post
Latest figures released :
Air passenger numbers still 76% lower than 2019 levels
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... tatistics/
Shortest B787 TUI FUE - ACE
Longest B737 SAS LPA - OSL
Calls for flights to be transferred to regional airports to ease delays in Dublin https://www.breakingnews.ie/amp/ireland/calls-for-regional-airports-to-be-used-to-ease-delays-in-dublin-1292288.html Not sure what flights would want to be transferred to Regional Airports . -- Ryanair fails in bid to ...Jump to post
Dublin Airport apologises after baby changing facility slammed as a 'health and safety hazard' Photos taken in a Terminal 1 baby changing facility on Monday morning showed overflowing bins and nappies on the floor. https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/dublin-airport-apologises-after-baby-23716...Jump to post
Someone pressed the wrong buttons !
Aer Lingus passengers told flight was going to make emergency landing in sea
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.4854909
Got to experience the ex QR A330 today EI - EIL . Still lots of QR things regarding interior. I think these are due to be upgraded to a more EI look this Summer. Forward toilet has a window . The toilets are quite big compared to usual . The galley is very spacious. The location of the forward toile...Jump to post
Damn we missed out on the award for first place
Dublin Airport officially the second most stressful in Europe
https://www.joe.ie/life-style/dublin-ai ... ope-746193
Yesterday afternoon Dublin Airport was terrible. T2 in particular . Don't believe the PR hype that the daa are churning out ! They had wait times on the screens of 30 mins at 1500 yet it took one hour 20 mins to clear but shortly after the lines were back up to the escalator on the upper departures ...Jump to post
Just a heads up there are supposed to be huge disruptions to roads around Dublin from 3am Monday as truckers launch fuel protests. From some of the posts I have seen they seem to be ready for 1-2 weeks of action bringing many areas to a halt. Obviously this may cause disruption at Dublin Airport and...Jump to post
I have the ability to plan when I travel and choose less busy times. I pity those who must use the airport at busy times of the year and busy times of the day. Flying shouldn't be the miserable experience that it is these days. Me too thank god Im choosing off peak afternoon or evening flights if p...Jump to post
Looks like TK are introducing new fare structures in many markets . Ecofly / Extrafly / Primefly and Biz cabins Businessfly and Businessprime Various perks included depending what the fare level is. Interesting, is there a link? I wonder if there are any changes to fare classification "letters...Jump to post