Ryanair November figures are out and passenger numbers are up 10%.
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/1 ... -november/
THY's art plane made of post-its on display in Miami
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/events/ ... -miami/amp
The gala dinner was hosted by Turkish Airlines .
I had a great flight with EI today ACE - DUB. Crew were great and BOB fully stocked. Landed early after a 4 hour duration. Pleasant afternoon landing back into DUB. 133 on todays flight. Terminal 2 has been nicely decorated for Christmas. https://i.ibb.co/tBNXVMT/EFDC6-CE0-600-F-48-C4-8336-D208-BB90...Jump to post
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary ‘concerned’ at possible Dublin Airport staff shortages at Christmas “They’re talking about putting in 3D scanners in the spring, but they’re talking actually about taking out existing lanes to put in 3D scanners which will reduce security capacity at Dublin Airport. http...Jump to post
Aer Lingus must have been listening to you OA260. The business class menu changed totally during November . https://www.aerlingus.com/media/pdfs/business-class-menu-westbound-ex-ie.pdf Will be good to see some photos and feedback. They have been sending out surveys on catering for a while now so Id...Jump to post
Spirit of Discovery was in Arrecife the other day. Its a ship I want to try but not yet old enough ! https://i.ibb.co/mD4xG5J/B2-C50-A7-C-D278-4715-831-E-BAE04-D69249-D.jpg Im just back from a 5 nighter on MSC Seaview. There were some good points but a lot of bad. While some things have improved nam...Jump to post
The menu on TATL certainly needs a makeover. Its a bit boring and bland. It would not take that much to improve it. No need to fork out thousands on celebrity chefs its just a bit of common sense needed. -- EL AL seem to be doing well on advance pilgrimage group bookings on the TLV route which is gr...Jump to post
Ireland's Shannon Airport checks all the boxes
https://www.travelweekly.com/Europe-Tra ... emic-boxes
A nice piece on what SNN has to offer and the region .
Another day and BHD-NCL-LHR-NCL-BHD is cancelled again. 5 out of 18 days since the route launched it’s been cancelled. How can anyone confidently plan anything with such a unreliable service. Right now I would not be considering them when booking. If I woke up to news they had folded it would not b...Jump to post
Ryanair in talks about flights to Egypt and Libya
https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/1 ... and-libya/
Would be interesting to see what markets they would consider flying from. Maybe a DUB - SSH in future.
More electronic gates on the way for Dublin Airport to speed up checks on arrivals https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/more-electronic-gates-on-the-way-for-dublin-airport-to-speed-up-checks-on-arrivals-42181004.html Good news to see that they are proposing more egates and the vital role they ...Jump to post
It took the EK 161 48 mins to get a stand this morning . FR24 shows that the flight landed at 1043, against a timetabled arrival time of 1120. That may have had something to do with it, especially since Emirates use a specific stand - 400C, I think. It did indeed finally go to 400. Although a few t...Jump to post
It took the EK 161 48 mins to get a stand this morning .Jump to post
Cork and Dublin airports set to scrap 100ml liquid rule leading to shorter queues
New machines in T2 by end 2023 and T1 by mid 2024.
EIEIDW wrote:Vueling also increasing BCN to 11x weekly .
Midterm review of regional airports announced
https://www.radiokerry.ie/amp/news/midt ... ton-306603
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Dublin Airport: Airlines plan 4 million more seats on flights out of capital https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/dublin-airport-airlines-plan-4-million-more-seats-on-flights-out-of-capital-42166290.html It also mentions that Emerald looks to make a sizeable expansion at DUB next Summer . Wond...Jump to post
The terminal at BFS needs knocked down and a new terminal built. It still reminds me of the troubles a depressing building with narrow gate areas and woeful pop up immigration desks. It cant cope in Summer with what it currently has so if this new airline does actually take off then the place will b...Jump to post
Dublin Airport: Airlines plan 4 million more seats on flights out of capital
https://www.independent.ie/business/iri ... 66290.html
It also mentions that Emerald looks to make a sizeable expansion at DUB next Summer .
https://twitter.com/seanm1997/status/1594981925252485154?s=46&t=aRy9ULNXqzrnGasXc93ENg NOC is getting a weekly flight to ACE, must be their first Canary route? FR flew NOC to ACE, TFS and LPA until they closed the bases a few years ago. Just ACE and TFS. I don't think they ever flew LPA-NOC (ce...Jump to post
Ryanair is reopening a base on Lanzarote. The new base will create more flights and more jobs. According to the press conference, the decision will already have an impact on the flight offer in spring/summer 2023. https://www.montefuego.tv/post/back-in-business-ryanair-opens-base-in-lanzarote-again ...Jump to post
Low-cost airline to offer transatlantic flights from Northern Ireland
https://www.rte.ie/news/ulster/2022/112 ... d-flights/
It will be interesting to watch but I am sceptical and no doubt the major players at DUB will be watching also.
I had a near perfect experience with EI LGW-DUB yesterday. Security at LGW was very fast the No.1 lounge that EI use have got back to pre covid service with full hot buffet of decent food options. Boarding was done exactly as it should be and greeted by a friendly enthusiastic crew. Plenty of detail...Jump to post
It looks like Aer Lingus maybe impacted by Menzies striking .
https://news.sky.com/story/heathrow-air ... y-12749747
Heathrow Airport ground handlers to go on strike over pay
A all a bit ironic to me with PK now relying on TK because for decades PK operated services to Europe and the USA via Istanbul which was a affordable and popular option for Turks to reach destinations like New York. Yes I recall seeing PIA 747 at JFK routed to FRA and then IST. Its sad PK once a pi...Jump to post
Interesting article from the archives : " That was, if the United States authorities still allowed Aer Lingus to land at JFK. In the late 1960s it looked very likely that the Irish airline would soon have its JFK landing rights revoked." https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2022/1110/1335281-irel...Jump to post
Disney has announced the acquisition of a partially completed ship has come to terms to acquire the unfinished 6,000-guest Global Dream that is sitting at MV Werften. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/28788-disney-cruise-line-acquires-unfinished-global-dream.html Some welcome news for t...Jump to post
I think security is open in T1 24hrs now? (or at least it used to be), if so I'd be going airside and finding somewhere comfortable to rest. The circular pods between T1 and T2 are not the worse option. T1security is indeed 24 hours. T2 opens at 4.30ish. Have they scrapped the max time limit you ca...Jump to post
I would not currently recommend sleeping at DUB . Especially sleeping with belongings not secured. -- Dublin Airport jobs: Ryanair hiring ground handling agents with €30,000 salary The airline is hiring almost 150 staff to prepare them for the summer 2023 operation https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dub...Jump to post
EI320 wrote:DAA better have their s*** together for the upcoming peaks. No more excuses.
Flymaybe slashing flights for the winter out of BHD (and LHR). Quelle surprise! SOU suspended until Feb. Also switching GLA to EDI for the winter. GLA bookable again from Feb. Frequency reductions to MAN, EMA and LBA to 1x daily LHR-LBA dropped permanently. Due to late delivery of aircraft ... yeah...Jump to post
shamrock604 wrote:A few other interesting snippets in the slot report - but one stands out. Hainan plans to resume Beijing, and appears to be non stop this time.
Egyptair were at the WTM in London and are picking up some of the traffic that ET had apparently. Since ET are not coming back sadly MS can gain from it especially as both are Star carriers. Also connections down to Sharm. Their fares are very attractive especially up front. I flew the A330 in J CAI...Jump to post
Here's something unexpected: Vueling will launch twice weekly flights between Reus and Orly starting next March. Quite surprising given that Reus and Barcelona (VY's main HUB) are less than 1 hour away by car. Flights are already on sale. Id say it will do very well with French tourists heading to ...Jump to post
I'm good for TPs for this year, but already looking at post 8 June 2023 renewal date for the next year. As you do :) Any update on BA refurbing their lounges at LHR ? Currently in the South lounge and its very tired and dull. The lack of plug sockets at most seating areas is so 1990 ! The Aer Lingu...Jump to post
Flight makes emergency landing at Daytona airport due to smoke, officials say
https://www.wesh.com/amp/article/dayton ... g/41905506
The Aer Lingus flight was operating from MCO - MAN
TK had a nice stand at WTM London today. Actually the first time I have experienced that style of J seats. I did find them a bit narrow. I think I prefer the old ones ! https://i.ibb.co/HXMxZ6v/8453-A9-DD-844-F-478-D-9-B52-84-FBDA9-BE396.jpg https://i.ibb.co/sJ683F3/BA92-E0-D7-6561-4525-8-AEF-8317-A...Jump to post
EL AL is to start DUB - TLV from 26/3 3 weekly . It had been due to commence before Covid so great to see it finally re loaded .Jump to post
Seems Aer Lingus might need to update their policy ? " Part of the "essential criteria" on their website reads: "No tattoos/piercing visible when in Aer Lingus uniform." https://www.thesun.ie/travel/9674651/aer-lingus-hiring-crew-everyone-same-complaint/amp/ It’s even more ...Jump to post
Seems Aer Lingus might need to update their policy ?
" Part of the "essential criteria" on their website reads: "No tattoos/piercing visible when in Aer Lingus uniform."
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/9674651/ae ... laint/amp/
A lot of the region/airline-specific threads are now in an annual format. How does everyone feel about doing the same for Turkish Aviation in 2023? Would save a tiny bit of effort not having to open up new ones every month and having to subscribe/unsubscribe etc. Turkish Aviation monthly threads ar...Jump to post
New route! Norway's famous Fjords will move within easy flying distance for Irish travellers from next April with @FlyWideroe to commence a twice-weekly service between @DublinAirport and Bergen Airport. https://twitter.com/dublinairport/status/1587814726058364929?s=46&t=Du_CZYylICP5y2vYIEPa2g G...Jump to post
The Canary Islands government is trying to attract airlines back to SPC after the volcano. Ireland has been listed as a desirable route amongst others in Europe. Previously TUI had a number of European services with package holidays but maybe an Irish route would do better with Ryanair maybe twice w...Jump to post
The VY BCN - DUB was originally a 12:35 departure. I was booked on it but then got the schedule change notification to 07:30. For me it didn't work but after calling them got re routed via LGW so not too bad.
I can see why it made sense for them to move the time though.