I flew to LHR yesterday the airport was quite organised in T2 and cleaner too. Security took about 25 mins in fast track. Aer Lingus lounge was busy but not uncomfortably so. Lots of Americans connecting to LHR from AA. The flight was sched changed from a 321LR to A320 a few weeks ago . Heard a crew...Jump to post
Due to fly to Faro in the morning and I think it’s on A330. It’ll be my first time on one, so looking forward to the experience. I’m thinking of dropping off the checked bags this evening rather than in the morning. I know EI have their problems with lost luggage recently. Good idea or not? I know ...Jump to post
SNN not that bad :
Shamrock Rovers' European opponents vow to avenge the 'evil' of being forced to fly via Shannon Airport
German bank gets approval from High Court to wind up Irish jet units Nord LB petitioned court over debts worth $60m owed by Irish firms https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/german-bank-gets-approval-from-high-court-to-wind-up-irish-jet-units-41888505.html -- Ryanair loses dispute with employee ...Jump to post
July passenger results from Ryanair :
Ryanair carried 16.8 million passengers in July
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... s-in-july/
Meanwhile, how up to date is the Aer Lingus system online? I have a flight next month and it's listed as Airbus A321 NEO but I've been moved from my seat 3K to 1F, which would mean the aircraft has been swapped for a standard A320. If so, how come the system hasn't updated for new reservations? Is ...Jump to post
Lost airport luggage dumped in bin by baggage handlers at Dublin Airport https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2022-07-27/lost-airport-luggage-dumped-in-bin-by-baggage-handlers You have to wonder what was in those bags if it is "attracting vermin". I'd still be really upset if they disposed of my ...Jump to post
Aer Lingus Will Not Review Shannon Cabin Crew Base Closure https://www.clare.fm/news/aviation/aer-lingus-will-not-review-shannon-cabin-crew-base-closure/ -- Aer Lingus calls on Dublin Airport to scrap early arrival advice https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/aer-lingus-calls-dublin-airport-245...Jump to post
9H - POP is doing the DUB - JFK for EI . All Economy
Revealed today : Around 270 bags being misplaced at Dublin Airport daily https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2022/0726/1312303-transport-committee/ Apple air tags must be booming . -- SHP’s managing director Darren Moloney conceded that its standards “have simply not returned to pre-pandemic levels”. He...Jump to post
EL AL launching Dublin-Tel Aviv https://futbrit.com/el-al-ceo-well-launch-routes-to-melbourne-tokyo-dublin/ Interesting. Is there any possibility of EI code-sharing on this route? I note they're also launching MEL - could be an interesting alternative for the Ireland-Australia market, if connection...Jump to post
Aer Lingus, the Daa and airport ground handlers have been asked to provide details of how they will manage the busy August bank holiday weekend. https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40926167.html? Lost and delayed bags at DUB is still a major issue. 1 hour 30 waiting for a bag yesterday but at l...Jump to post
Aer Lingus, the Daa and airport ground handlers have been asked to provide details of how they will manage the busy August bank holiday weekend.
Lost and delayed bags at DUB is still a major issue.
Negotiations continue at Aer Lingus : Aer Lingus ground staff will get a €1,700 once-off payment if they vote in favour of a new agreement hammered out between trade union negotiators and management designed to break the industrial relations deadlock at the airline https://m.independent.ie/business/...Jump to post
In fact I heard of one family that went on holiday for a week, but when they arrived at their destination it appeared their luggage hadn't made it. They waited for the entire week but it didn't arrive, then finally flew back. Two days after they got home their holiday resort called, their luggage h...Jump to post
https://news.sky.com/story/strike-by-fu ... h-12655710
Strike by fuel workers at Heathrow suspended ahead of summer holiday rush
Looks like its resolved for the moment .
Bray Air Display out to inspire as it makes its big comeback this weekend
https://m.independent.ie/regionals/wick ... 53516.html
Hard to believe its been 3 years . Great to see it back.
Sad news coming in tonight :
Two dead after light aircraft crash in Co Down
https://www.rte.ie/news/ulster/2022/071 ... -aircraft/
Dublin Airport has recorded its highest temperature since records began almost 80 years ago and it may get hotter this afternoon. A temperature of 28.9 degrees was recorded at the station at midday breaching the previous record of 28.7 degrees which was set on August 2nd, 1990. https://www.irishtime...Jump to post
SNN taking a hit on the Heathrow route : Aer Lingus to cut Shannon flight to meet Heathrow cap https://www.irishtimes.com/business/2022/07/17/aer-lingus-to-sacrifice-shannon-flight-to-heathrow-cap/ -- Aer Lingus pilot pay talks hit turbulence as bank holiday looms https://m.independent.ie/business/i...Jump to post
they really sell this job: https://joinswissport.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Airside-Ramp-Services-Agent.pdf Flexible to work on various shifts (days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays) • Ability to speak and understand the English language • Ability to travel to the airport at times where...Jump to post
Hi guys I see BA Cityflyer BA4546 just landed at BHD from BCN. I didn't think this was a direct route. Anyone know what this is about? Cheers First flight started 3/7 and is running until 18/9. Its to connect with the 7 night Wonder of the Seas cruises. BA4545 BHD 0635 - 1010 BCN BA4546 BCN 1100 - ...Jump to post
I think the majority is bags that have come in on later flights and the handling agents cant cope with organising couriers to deliver them .Jump to post
Local officials said seven fire engines had been deployed to the crash site but that they could not approach because of the ongoing explosions. One of the mayor’s deputies told ERT that blasts were heard for two hours after the crash. Greek media reported there were eight people on the plane and it ...Jump to post
An interesting read re Swissport and C-19 lay offs Six Swissport ground crew members who had worked at Dublin Airport have lost their claims over being placed on layoff when the aviation industry went into a tailspin at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0715/1...Jump to post
Emerald flights dont really seem to be affected by recent cancellations? Don’t think I’ve seen any over the past couple weeks. Was thinking of booking but unsure because it would be a day trip and wouldn’t want a cancellation. Ive been monitoring a lot of their flights and thankfully they seem to b...Jump to post
€40,000 settlement after cabin pressure drop left some Ryanair passengers with bleeding ears during emergency landing The cases arise from an incident during a flight between Dublin and Zadar in Croatia https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/40000-settlement-after-cabin-pressure-drop-left-some...Jump to post
Ivana Trump, Donald Trump's first wife, dies at 73
What was her relationship with her former husband ? Will be interesting to see the reactions.
Been through LHR T2 numerous times over the last few months and had no issues at all . It just depends on the day of the week and time . A war of words has broken out between EK and LHR. Heathrow made a statement saying they hoped no airline would put profit before passenger safety. Who will blink f...Jump to post
I'm very shocked that in this day and age, an airline can simply say, "we've cancelled your flight, but here's your money back". That just doesn't wash. If I have a flight booked to a certain place, I have hotels, car hire etc. I would expect airlines to have made alternative arrangements...Jump to post
Emirates not happy
https://news.sky.com/story/flight-chaos ... s-12651782
'Unreasonable and unacceptable': Airline refuses to cut flights from Heathrow
it says something about how poor Ireland's weather and vacation offerings are. Just getting to the airport with a gaggle of kids is an expedition in itself. I don't understand either why everybody thinks a holiday isn't a holiday unless it's abroad. The weather isn't any worse than in the 60 and 70...Jump to post
Dublin Airport workers arrested over €1m cocaine seizure
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/n ... 34786.html
Major drugs bust at Dublin Airport and being investigated as an inside job .
The High Court has approved a settlement of €66,000 in the case of a 12-year-old boy who was burned by hot chocolate on an Aer Lingus flight.
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2022/07 ... chocolate/
Imagine hot chocolate being hot !
Aer Lingus cancels four transatlantic flights due to staff illness
https://m.independent.ie/life/travel/tr ... 32138.html
BOS and ORD are impacted today .
I used the new Aer Lingus Regional ( Emerald Airlines ) service BHD - SOU today. What a breath of fresh air. Was through security in 5 mins . Aer Club uses the Aspire ( Former bmi / BA lounge ) . Decent offerings in there including thai chicken curry. The lounge needs a deep clean though especially ...Jump to post
A bit extreme but certainly solved the problem ! Passenger buys airline ticket to get lost luggage back at Dublin Airport 'I got the cheapest ticket I could, which was a flight to Glasgow for €18 courtesy of Ryanair, and went through security and on to the baggage reclaim area' https://www.irishmirr...Jump to post
Passengers demand to access their luggage with GPS tracker in bags
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2022/07 ... t-luggage/
So near but yet so far !
Norwegian Cruise Line to drop requirement for COVID-19 test
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/wireStory ... t-86314116
I wonder if and when the majority will follow .
I don't think SOU is long for this world. They want £289 for a return on the few days they will still fly it! Aer Lingus wants £74. Even Eastern, at £126 is a steal. They're clearly not in the business of selling tickets on that route. It could also very much indicate that £289 tickets are all that...Jump to post