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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33313

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

LAS has to be one.

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I see many benefits to this, including: - IAG making use of 1 or 2 extra LHR slots (from EI) for BA expansion. - EI having a direct Business Class offering from London to the USA. The EI LHR slots are protected under the sale agreement from the government to IAG. EI's LHR slots can't be moved aroun...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

EI sent two A321s to NOC this morning (EI-CPG and EI-CPH). Both departed DUB around the same time and both have just departed NOC. Did they use the second aircraft for equipment/press etc.?

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

AA is surrendering most JFK transatlantic traffic to Delta. Indeed. Can anyone explain to me why PHL is AA's only year-round service from DUB, while the likes of ORD isn't? I would have thought that JFK - DUB and ORD - DUB would have been better for AA than PHL - DUB, particularly after EI launched...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Just following on from that AA88 (PHL-SNN) delay; the return flight, AA89, just departed SNN but will be diverted to JFK with an ETA of 01:09 local. The flight is scheduled to continue to PHL at 04:00 with an arrival at PHL at 04:58 local...bizarre. Anyone know what the story is with this? My first ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Does preclearance stay open in the event of late night delayed departures like these?

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

AA experiencing some chronic delays to Irish operations today - AA291 (DUB-JFK) departed an hour ago with a delay of 11 hours and AA88 (PHL-SNN) only arriving now some 12 hours late. Both aircraft are 752s.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

What does the the new transfer facility mean for one stop security country ("clean") travellers connecting through Dublin? Do they still have to clear security? daa security no longer required for tier one counties and a quicker connection process overall. What countries are tier one? Is ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin Airport Opens New Transfer Facility Dublin Airport has opened a new €16 million facility designed specifically for passengers who are transferring from one flight to another. Built adjacent to Pier 4 close to Terminal 2, the new transfer area will greatly enhance Dublin Airport’s ability to ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

EI does send one or two A333s to the likes of AGP or FAO during the morning downtime but all the other aircraft remain on the ground at DUB for the few hours. I guess its a good opportunity for some light maintenance and gives leeway to make up time in case of delayed transatlantic arrivals/aircraf...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

It would make sense certainly in the mornings as there will probably be some A321LRs sitting idle between the early-morning transatlantic arrival bank (05:00-05:30) to the departures (11:00-12:00). You'd neatly fit a rotation in there to LON/AMS/FRA/BRU/CDG etc. Excuse my ignorance, but why don't E...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 13974

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

These flights don't operate for a few weeks in August. Demand apparently drops way down during this time and BA has been scheduling this downtime into the summer timetable for a few years now.

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes EI seems only interested in bucket and spade and leaves the business cities to others. No Business class, lousy frequent flyer programme and less than special lounges Mind you expensive enough bucket and spade fares this year! I remember reading that EI would consider using the A321LRs on key E...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I'm looking forward to seeing what new routes Aer Lingus announce in the next few weeks. I'd bet on LAS ( leisure market, like MCO) and DFW ( AA connections ). In the future, new routes I expect from DUB: (Obviously not all of them) North America : YYC - EI/AC/WS YOW - AC SAN - EI BWI - DY/B6 OAK -...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Doing a search of SNN-UK flights for a relative for next weekend and all routes seem to be coming out with fares around €200-€300 return (which would be normal for the time of year and short notice I guess) with the exception of SNN-LPL at €35 return.That's some difference. Apparently the route isn'...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33331

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Agreed the Aer Lingus use of the term "guest" is cringy and doesn't bring much to the brand. I have also finally been granted my missing Avios from 2 years ago but like that, there are a few flights missing. I've given up on it to be honest - it's not worth wasting my time on it. For anyon...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28286

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

It’s about a 2 hour drive between Dublin and Belfast. The two cities are connected via motorway pretty much the entire way. There is an argument to be made for services to Kerry where parts of Kerry are so far away that by the time you get to Cork city you’re still only half way between Kerry and D...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28286

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

It’s about a 2 hour drive between Dublin and Belfast. The two cities are connected via motorway pretty much the entire way. There is an argument to be made for services to Kerry where parts of Kerry are so far away that by the time you get to Cork city you’re still only half way between Kerry and D...

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28286

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Does anyone know if AA still intends to change to a different type on the ORD route from later this month? Had thought they were switching from 787s, but they still seem to be operating (and a lovely sight, too!). All AA longhaul flights out of ORD are now operated exclusively by 788s (I think in a...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28286

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

'It just seems unnecessary' - travellers faced with massive queues at Dublin passport control PASSENGERS HAVE BEEN complaining about the perceived unnecessarily lengthy waiting times for passport control at Dublin Airport. Earlier today, a number of passengers complained via social media that the q...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

EI823 (CDG-ORK) diverting to SNN right now after a hold north of ORK. Reason unknown. The aircraft is EI-DES, an A320. Update from ORK Twitter: “The nose wheel of a light aircraft en route from Waterford to @CorkAirport collapsed on landing on runway 16 causing a temporary closure of the runway.The...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

EI823 (CDG-ORK) diverting to SNN right now after a hold north of ORK. Reason unknown. The aircraft is EI-DES, an A320.

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Airlines aren’t obligated to use preclearance - it’s opt-in. KU doesn’t use preclearance at SNN either (though I heard they’re reviewing it). WX don't have props (AFAIK ) so I'd say they won't get it. Depends on whether this Hibernian crowd have a suitable amount of props (and RJs?), and if Stobart...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Airlines aren’t obligated to use preclearance - it’s opt-in. KU doesn’t use preclearance at SNN either (though I heard they’re reviewing it). CityJet and Air Nostrum's Hibernian looking at competing for Aer Lingus Regional ops https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/68129-cityjet-hibernian-eye-compe...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

AFAIK the CTA only applies to U.K. and Irish citizens, by extension it should also apply to EU citizens, but that’s not the wording of the treaty and I don’t think that’s ever been tested in court. On Twitter Stobart are reported to be increasing the capacity on KIR-DUB using can ATR72 for the wint...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

As someone who flies CFN - DUB regularly the passport control is a non-issue. Ideally it wouldn't be necessary of course and if I had to queue in T1 I might think differently but in T2 it typically adds about 10 seconds to my journey. Far more pressing issues to sort out I assume your an Irish or B...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

SNN also has an impressive longhaul schedule this summer - the biggest in nearly 20 years:

AG110 05:50 New York-JFK
AG134 06:20 Boston
D81824 07:25 Providence
AA88 07:50 Philadelphia
UA25 09:15 New York-Newark
AC820 09:30 Toronto
DL406 10:10 New York-JFK
KU117 14:10 Kuwait City

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

UA971 (FCO-ORD) diverting to SNN now after holding off Loop Head for the last while - a potential technical issue I'd say. The aircraft is a 763. Unconfirmed but possible bomb hoax/ Scheduled to continue its journey this afternoon to ORD as flight UA2825 departing 15:00. The flight is apparently us...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

UA971 (FCO-ORD) diverting to SNN now after holding off Loop Head for the last while - a potential technical issue I'd say. The aircraft is a 763.

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163020

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

This is what T5 looks like this summer in terms of gate utilization. For the afternoon peak hours, some aircraft (especially those that have long ground time at ORD) are towed to a remote stand after unloading and are brought back an hour or so before departure as has been the case for years. Other ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24284

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

1.5 hours for a connection at LHR is fine. I’ve made terminal-to-terminal transfers and been through security at the other side there before in under 30 minutes.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon May 28, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17958

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

I note EI has been leasing a 733 (EI-STA) from ASL Airlines Ireland for its BHD-FAO and BHD-AGP routes for at least the last week.

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon May 28, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17958

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Why is EK concerned about queues at US Preclearance? They should have little or no passengers connecting onto US flights? They'd be better suited in T1 in my opinion - keep T2 for EI and US Preclearance airlines.

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri May 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17958

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

12 EI transatlantic flights currently in the air. It’s not until I see a screen like this do I realise how far they’ve come.

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat May 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17958

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Off-topic: how haven’t East-bound “red-eye” flights gained popularity here yet? It’s a great way to up the utilisation of aircraft (surprised FR hasn’t jumped on the bandwagon). For example, EasyJet has a LGW-MLA-LGW rotation tonight departing LGW 21:40, arriving MLA 01:50, departing MLA 02:30 and a...

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by AmricanShamrok
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17958

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

kaitak wrote:
SAS has already started flights to SNN.

Unfortunately SK is not returning to the ARN-SNN route this summer: I think you mean LH (on FRA-SNN) which is already upgauging a few flights from A319 to A320 - hopefully due to high demand and not operational reasons.

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by AmricanShamrok
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

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The orientation of the main runway at ORK has changed from 17/35 to 16/34 due to magnetic variation:

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I’m the opposite - I live 30 minutes from SNN and only fly from there. I have never driven or gotten a bus to DUB to take a flight. This means having to make an intermediate stop most times but if you factor in the 2.5 hour journey time from Limerick to DUB, the stopover would often equal the overal...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I live about 30 minutes of a drive away from Shannon. When I fly, it is usually for several weeks, so I prefer to take public transport. I kid you not, it is significantly easier to get public transport to Dublin Airport in time for a 6:30am flight, than it is for a 9:00am flight out of Shannon. Th...

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by AmricanShamrok
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

EI are due to take delivery of 4 of the A321LRs next year (according to Jethros Fleet Listings). I wonder will these replace the 757s on one-for-one basis or will they be flying concurrently with the 757s initially. I think the first A321LR route will be a reinstated early-morning/day return DUB-JFK...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

60 Years across the Atlantic http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/Screen%20Shot%202018-04-07%20at%2018.48.46_zpszh9ozl0h.png Yes I flicked through it on my LHR-SNN flight last Monday - very little content on it aside from the front cover; maybe only a page-long article (if that)...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Related to the posts above (kind of), I see FR has started flights to Jordan. They’re venturing deeper out of Europe which is nice to see. — I wonder why EI wouldn’t consider splitting the JFK and BOS schedule between January and March (e.g. 4x weekly to JFK, 3x weekly to BOS) rather than cutting BO...

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter
Replies: 27
Views: 4337

Re: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter

D8 is increasing capacity on last winter on SWF-SNN from 2x to 4x weekly so SNN isn't actually losing any capacity next winter. The dropped PVD-SNN flights are essentially just transferring over to SWF-SNN.

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by AmricanShamrok
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Got a text to say a Norwegian flight to Stockholm I have booked for June will now be flying from T2. Have they moved over there? Great if so! Looks like it. Routes to HEL/CPH/ARN showing as T2 from June while OSL still showing as T1. Seems like a logical move to me. It makes sense to have all ops u...

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by AmricanShamrok
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

As speculated, D8 will suspend SNN-PVD for the winter season but will increase capacity on SNN-SWF from 2x to 4x weekly on last winter. EI will switch its January/February suspension of JFK over to BOS and SNN-JFK goes back to year-round. So overall, no loss in transatlantic capacity for SNN in Wint...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I’d love to see the SU schedule from SNN at it’s peak. What year would you be looking for? I have a collection of SU timetables boxed up somewhere. Not sure what years though. I was lucky enough to fly SU SNN-SVO-DEL in J back in the day they had a mini hub at SNN. Bagged the A310/B767 ( Which was ...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21738

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Great to see Aeroflot back - they were probably our largest transatlantic airline at one stage , miss those cheap flights to Mexico and Havana ... I’d love to see the SU schedule from SNN at it’s peak. Can’t seem to find anything of substance online. If anyone has this maybe they might be so kind a...

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by AmricanShamrok
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28236

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

stratocruiser wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
    OA260 wrote:


    That might depend on what time the US Pre-clearance team start work!

    They start at 07:00 currently so wouldn’t be an issue.

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    by AmricanShamrok
    Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:00 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
    Replies: 236
    Views: 28236

    Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

    I’d be surprised if the KL one survives Already gone AFAIK. The KL codeshare is still on the ORK-AMS flights though. KL have also been advertising the ORK-AMS-Asia connection around the south. In other news, the earliest US departure from SNN is now 11:45 with 3 of the NYC flights departing within ...

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