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by OA260
Mon May 16, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... a-23967049
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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

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by OA260
Mon May 16, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Mon May 16, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Sat May 14, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... n-23958698

Interesting move and if there are issues over the Summer he will be going anyway !
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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 !

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by OA260
Sat May 14, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

nickya340 wrote:
BA started new route DUB-SOU today. Just x1 weekly. E190


Hoping to try that route . Would love to see BA keep this route and run a daily flight at those times but alas thats a unrealistic wish list .

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by OA260
Sat May 14, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Thu May 12, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Tue May 10, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

TUI are going to operate charters in June and July next year from Belfast to Orlando . Dublin to Cancun is also on sale .

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by OA260
Mon May 09, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11184

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

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...

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by OA260
Mon May 09, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Sat May 07, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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 ...

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by OA260
Fri May 06, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Thu May 05, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Thu May 05, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

The TUI flight to ACE from DUB at 0555 this morning is now scheduled for 1830 tonight. Apparently passengers turned up to check in and nothing on the board.
It seems passengers have now been sent to a hotel.

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by OA260
Thu May 05, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Wed May 04, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... r-numbers/

Some impressive figures from Ryanair this morning .
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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 .

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by OA260
Tue May 03, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

I see OU are doing some charters for pilgrimages. 18th May OU 3501 DUB-OMO 1735/2140 and 25th May OU 3500 1400/1600 SPU-DUB .

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by OA260
Tue May 03, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40861883.html

I have certainly noticed an improvement on recent trips.
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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.

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by OA260
Mon May 02, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Sun May 01, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

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...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky
Replies: 103
Views: 13666

Re: Irish 5/22: Summer in the Sky

Emerald / EIR commenced DUB - NQY the other day further rebuilding the Regional routes .

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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.

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by OA260
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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:...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24451

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

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.


They are showing the same one in the last week or so in the UK and Irish markets.

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by OA260
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

From 6th May AA are restarting seasonal routes from DUB to CLT DFW and ORD.

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by OA260
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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 ...

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by OA260
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24451

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

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...

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by OA260
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24451

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

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.

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by OA260
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... tatistics/
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Latest figures released :

Air passenger numbers still 76% lower than 2019 levels

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... tatistics/

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by OA260
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 149
Views: 14378

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest B787 TUI FUE - ACE

Longest B737 SAS LPA - OSL

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by OA260
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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 ...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.4854909
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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

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by OA260
Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

Avoation1091 wrote:
Does anyone know when the rest of Ryanair’s W22/23 schedule will be on sale? Not all of the SNN/ORK/NOC routes are there yet


Hopefully in the next few weeks as even some of the DUB ones are not loaded yet.

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by OA260
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

https://www.joe.ie/life-style/dublin-ai ... ope-746193
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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

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by OA260
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

The launch of Flybe 2 is today with the first flight BHX - BHD G - JECX operating it BEE404 landed just a few mins ago.

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by OA260
Tue Apr 12, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11184

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

NCL Prima showcase in Southampton in August has been axed . Lots of disappointed people .

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by OA260
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

BHD - EXT BHX GLA MAN . Does anyone know why some flights are being cut from 8/5 to 25/5 ? Issues with aircraft maybe ?

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by OA260
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11184

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Looks like Celebrity Solstice, Asia sailings are to be axed from Sept to April due to uncertainty in the market.

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by OA260
Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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 ...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 09, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

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...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24451

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

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...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27139

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

EI - EIL was deployed this evening DUB - LHR - DUB . The return due to land back into DUB shortly.

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