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by BrianDromey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 149
Views: 13034

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Review: What's it like to fly transatlantic from Cork with Norwegian? Thats a fair review of the flight, I would say. I used it myself this summer and agree with the reviewer. ORK is really easy to use, this summer there was free parking for Norwegian passengers, the Aspire is an above average spac...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 149
Views: 13034

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

LinkedIN suggests Sean Doyle is currently the Director of Network and Alliances, prior to this he was EVP and General Manager of the America’s Division at BA. Clearly North America will continue to be a focus for EI going forward. Hopefully this will be good for EI’s long-haul operation, role (if an...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 75986

Re: MAN news - 2018

On a side note, why do EK have 5 different variations of the 3-class A380's? All of them have 14 F and 76 J, but either 399, 401, 426, 427 or 429 Y. That's quite a difference in some cases. What's the reason and how is the layout that different? What's been put in place of the missing Y seats? Extr...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 75986

Re: MAN news - 2018

Current T3 tenants are AF/KL, BA/IB/VY, BE, BM, FR, LM. FR wouldn't be a bad long-term tenant for T3. As is stands they have 12 aircraft and a fair bit of away based flying too, so the peaks and toughs would be much less than today. T3 would be relatively palatable as the FR terminal. Currently it i...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 149
Views: 13034

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I guess laughing YVR has to be balanced against the current SEA route. A lot of Canadians report crossing the border for lower taxes in US airports. Most specifically PDX, of course but SEA to a lesser extent. Could EI feel they cover the Pacific north west sufeciently at SEA, for now?

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 75986

Re: MAN news - 2018

In the U.K. there are at least three arrival streams. Domestic arrivals don’t pass immigration or customs checkpoints. These passengers can take onward flights without further security screening. CTA Arrivals (RoI, IoM, Channel Islands) bypass immigration (but need a separate channels as the CTA onl...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 5682

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

It might be some sort of stunt? I wonder why L2 would be open without a stairs/ramp/scaffold adjacent? The L2 on TCX A321s arent used for boarding, there and seats and overhead bins in the way.

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 149
Views: 13034

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I guess it all depends on the lease terms and what the DAA want to do. Can EY hand the space back, can they sub-lease or sell the lease on? Anything is possible, but the DAA might have a clause about rival 3rd party operators. This might favour airlines, such as BA. I don’t think an alliance branded...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35839

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

I don't want to be mean, but for some reason, most of this movements come from airlines in Scandinavia. As mentioned upthread, salaries and social protection costs a lot more in Scandinavia than in the Baltic states. It sounds like you could crew an entire aircraft in Lithuania for the cost of one ...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 149
Views: 13034

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Swissport might be another contender for their Aspire brand. I’ve never been in an EY lounge, but imagine that the relatively plush fit-Out is more suitable for Plaza Premium or No1 than Aspire. EY seems to continue to be the largest customer of the lounges at MAN and LHR, so the DAA could operate t...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35839

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

But that is nothing to do with Primera and everything to do with your lack of knowledge. The B39Ms were to have aux tanks fitted, essentially giving them BBJ range which would have made TATL ops a piece of cake. This important detail was always ignored whenever discussion of them buying B39Ms was q...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35839

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Makes me wonder if they went down because of their TATL expansion. They have been flying for a few years on short haul "charter routes", and that seemed to work for them. Always thought their TATL expansion was kind of crazy. Almost certainly. The late delivery of the A321neos, the short ...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35839

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Well it’s a bit off a coincident that monarch went bankrupt a year ago today, Aslo the question now is who will buy 5 brand new a321neo aswell as 737max planes in order for next year aswell as upcoming slots at JFK I wouldn't think that lessors will have many problems placing latest generation narr...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35839

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

a350lover wrote:
PF047 from Stansted to IAD should have left Stansted at 15.55h (local) and it appears on the STN airport website as just "scheduled". PF041 to Newark should leave at 17.55h (local).


There are unconfirmed Reports that STN has impounded the PF aircraft currently on the ground there.

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 135-160 seats lcc
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re: 135-160 seats lcc

We're not disputing trip costs but overall viability. Sure A220 will work on few routes but for it to make financial sense an airline would have to place a bulk order. Your business model does not work with 30-40 units flying around in the summer, it is simply not dense enough. Are you sure the mod...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 149
Views: 13034

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

The pattern of cancelling an SNN flight and positioning to DUB is interesting, but must be more financially rewarding for the company. I can't see why EI would disrupt flights at SNN and open themselves up to two sets of disrupted passengers? I don't think there is much difference in EU261 requireme...

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by BrianDromey
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 74
Views: 12507

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

At the very least they could become oneworld connect partner. BA and QR would be likely sponsors, but they need one more. Air Italy could be part of the solution to oneworld’s position in Europe.

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

https://news.sky.com/story/eu-airports-unable-to-cope-with-safety-risks-of-no-deal-brexit-leaked-memo-reveals-11502372 It seems UK arrivals to EU countries may have to be re-screened on arrival at an EU airport post Brexit. I think this is probably avoidable, the US, Canada and Singapore are all one...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle
Replies: 21
Views: 2837

Re: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle

There are a few trip reports, the airline is very much of the European LCC/ULCC mould. I think they were the first to charge for overhead locker use. Wizz are the largest (low-cost) airline in Eastern Europe. They carried around 30million passengers last year and have a fleet of just over 100 A320/3...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

There should be a"hit" squad that can be drafted in for delays, etc.!! Where would these staff be drafted from? Its not that I disagree, but its not beyond the wit of man that people with straightforward DUB-JFK or even DUB-JFK-XXX could re-book via the website/app/SSK's without having to...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I don't think posters are commenting about the IRROPS, as such but the way they are handed by EI. DUB is EI's home base, they self-handle and one might expect that things like EC-261 information and rebooking assistance are handled well. I think every man and his dog knows that IT is poor at EI. At ...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

It's certainly been heated over the weekend! A lot of different opinions on the thread about EI's future destinations. The future for EI is, as ever, somewhere in-between flying to every hamlet in North America and a shuttle to AGP. AFAIK 12 A321's are confirmed as ordered for delivery to EI. Depend...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Point to point spot airfares are high. DY and transavia are making DXB work, feed to north america and north of england , mitigation against american recession cycles, onward feed opportunities to most of asia via llcs in UAE etc .....lots of goood reasons :-) Does the A321LR have the range ?? At 3...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Galwayman wrote:
Does the A321LR have the range for Dub > DXB? Personally I think its worth EI looking at Dubai again with the lower costs the A321 can offer ....

With EK twice daily on a 77W to DXB and no feed at the DXB end, what would be the point?

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by BrianDromey
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Ryanair picking up BUD out of ORK for Summer 19'. Great to see even more expansion in the region of Cork. Flights will be twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays It looks like an ORK based aircraft on Thursday and BUD on a Sunday PM. FR currently flies to BGY at those times on Thursday and its not fo...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

They would be mad not to "sweat" the LRs. Any aircraft not flying is not making any money, so high utilisation is desirable in an efficient aviation business. I'm interested to see what happens with the J to European destinations to use the slack time. It will be up there as one of the be...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Great to see two new destinations join the route map from Dublin and an ambitious schedule too. I might be wrong but I believe DUB-YUL is the first scheduled 2-Class A321LR Service to be announced? Primera offer only Y/Y+ and don’t have any LRs? Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh said the airline has b...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 6559

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

Do&Co have only been on LHR-JFK. Even with the new concept catering JFK has had a higher quality of catering.

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by BrianDromey
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Yes for example DUB-LIS 1730/2010 then LIS-GRU 2320/0520 TP have certainly got connections in mind, hopefully it works out really well for them. When TP launched MAN with an E190 the connections didn't work very well in one direction. IIRC TAP now fly twice daily to MAN. The schedule would also wor...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

santos wrote:
TP has just confirmed the schedule for LIS-DUB
2x Daily with a mix of A319/A320


2 daily on an A32x is a big launch. I assume the schedule allows relatively short connections to South America in both directions. I can't find it anywhere.

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by BrianDromey
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCO: Austrian to raise summer 2019 capacity as LCC competition grows
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: CCO: Austrian to raise summer 2019 capacity as LCC competition grows

And there is Vueling as well, launching VIE-AMS in December 2018. So these will be Vueling branded. The website is a total mess. flyLEVEL.com barely mentions their new hub at Vienna and the Vueling website (where you actually purchase the flights) doesn't mention any Anesec/Vueling Austria/LEVEL op...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 61
Views: 11246

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

LuxuryTravelled wrote:
Norwegian couldn't operate SIN-LGW with cargo in winter due to the headwinds, so, therefore, the contract.


The 787-9 should be more than capable of hauling cargo over that distance. Unless DY have lower MTOW models/paper derated?

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I believe Aer Lingus considered a “spare” for this summer, it even arrived at DUB for a few days before it was decided to be unsuitable...or so the story went. Intersting. Speaking of "spares", is the ex-QR 332 being refitted over the winter? Have they done anything at all with the cabin?...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Well 2 A330s arriving next year seems to be popping up in various places. SEA is rammed by all accounts and needs upgauging, so my guesses are SEA goes daily, DEN gets announced at 4 x weekly, taking care of one frame, PHL goes A330 taking care of the other, leaving a 757 to launch YUL daily. I thi...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

The post upthread about an E190 base for Stobart at DUB is interesting. They are also advertising for E195 crew at SEN. The E195 is certified as an E190-200, so Im not sure we can read too much into this, would Stobart really take on more E190s while the E195s have an uncertain future, which may not...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 11036

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

I wonder if the small titles are to allow space for a decal of some descripton to be applied to the fuselage? Their current tag line is “close to you”, so maybe regional cities/places of interest/natural beauty from around the U.K.? Like Frontier have wildlife tails.

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29547

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Aer Lingus criticised for cancelling Shannon flights again A Fianna Fáil TD has said it could be time for Shannon Airport to penalise Aer Lingus for cancelling flights after the airline failed to operate its Shannon to New York service for the third time in a month. The key theme is that the aircra...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9375

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

It’s interesting that the publicity rendering depicts IAE engines. Laudamotion currentky uses CFM engines. Nikki (like AeroLloyd before it) was originally an IAE operator, although switched to CFM at some point. I assume to maintain commonality with AB. FR are, of course, one of CFMs largest custome...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The London area airports (LHR, LGW, LCY, SEN, LTN and STN) are all pretty unique from a catchment and service perspective. There is merit on EI serving them all (directly, franchise or through codeshare) to feed DUBHUB. DUB-LON is predominantly an O&D route. The number of connections from STN, ...

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by BrianDromey
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

More changes at the smaller Irish Airlines. RE is to terminate MXP, PRG, BUD and VCE from SEN. DUB-SEN will remain and be operated by one of the E195s. No word on where the pair of 195s will be re-deployed to, an announcement will be in the coming weeks. https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/sto...

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by BrianDromey
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4473

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

It's not the overall market that's overserved - it's IAG's portion of it, which, IMO, is (for example, having many flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other). Even if it is overserved, more competition is always welcome, especially to bring fares down! :) I see what you mean. IAG do have a pre...

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by BrianDromey
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4473

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

Could they not tap some price-sensitive LON - DUB O&D, or alternatively, tap DUB from elsewhere in Europe? Cheers, C. That’s what FR do already ...... essentially Yes, but U2 and FR do that together on multiple routes other than LON - DUB, and overlap with each other - why can't U2 overlap with...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Those first flights in the morning aren't possible from other airports like Paris Amesterdam etc because aer lingus stopped overnighiting their fleet abroad due to airport and crew costs.... Just prior to the IAG purchase there was a plan to offer the first arrival and last departure ex Dublin to/f...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

As for WX its really the only way for them. Shame to see such a weakening of the brand but the aircraft will look great in the EI livery . Lets hope they lease the ones with least tech issues! I think this, or something like it, has been inevitable for a while. Does any airline in the world survive...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin-London is overserved...There, I said it. Don't believe I said it but I said it. The flights are well spread throughout the day on 5 airlines to 6 different London airports, which doesn't suggest that the market is saturated. It was perceived that BA would drop DUB like a to potato when they ...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I hadn't herd that WX will now operate for EI. I don't think this really adds additional capacity to LON, its just a rebranding of WX flights with EI flight numbers? It does raise the prospect of a 100 seat jet operating for EI, on routes other than LCY? Maybe we might eve see a BAe146 in EI colours...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6395

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

This is an easily anticipated measure which will be followed by more airlines. You could question if it's fair that people have to pay for such luggage, but in general this will improve the flight experience greatly. Less trolleys = faster security check / faster boarding / more space in the bin ab...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The TPA route confirmed as DL to AMS. I’m clueless as to where it will be, DEN would surprise me given only BA and LH operate there from Europe but then again SEA surprised me! Daily DFW seems ambitious, EI could never have launched at that frequency. AA are clearly going to feed everting south and...

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by BrianDromey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6739

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

It is interesting that Norwegian, who have experience operating the 737-800 and -8AMX over the Atlantic have never ventured onto the European mainland with the 737, indeed they have publicly said thats why they want the A321LR. Norwegian must have reams of data on how the MAX performs on these kinds...

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by BrianDromey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29937

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

But...could it be that AA and EI have talked about this service and decided that it would be best that AA operate it. Thinking long term with codeshare and join operations in mind? Unless the participants want to end up in serious hot water they won't have discussed it. What is more likely is that ...

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