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by eidvm
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 11724

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

There would be public outcry if money was spent on snow clearing equiptment instead of other areas that need it more, this will have been the largest snow event since 1947 in Ireland, and despite the fact the country shut down, the general opinion amongst the public was that it was quite well handle...

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by eidvm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24835

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

I think the biggest thing EI wanted and have achieved is no disruption with the A321LR and most likely have gotten current A330 pilots to fly the A321LR if/when EI require it. Most of the flexibility bits are probally minor to allow more efficiency. The 321NEO will be flown by A320 pilots as they w...

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by eidvm
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10502

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Would I be correct on saying that the IAG report was not long after Miami had been launched, and therefore it was too early to include it in the report? It’s a rumour that has come up various times over the past couple of months on an Irish aviation forum. I’m not in the industry so I can’t add any...

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by eidvm
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10502

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

IMO anything BA tries is lower risk because of their network size than EI. I would think a BA 787 is a lot more likely to show up in PIT than any EI metal. While it's true BA have the network to support marginal demand routes, EI's cost base is exceptionally low, one of the lowest across the Atlant...

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by eidvm
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14322

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Irish national airline Aer Lingus comes from the anglisation of Aer Loingeas, Loingeas being the Irish word for fleet (a "Long" is a ship or large boat :old: ), so basically Aer Lingus shares it's name with Aeroflot/ Air Fleet.

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by eidvm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23162

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Discussions ongoing on another Irish forum of another A330-200 having been sourced for this Summer '18 by Aer Lingus, with talk that 4 weekly Denver is to be announced as the latest "cab off the rank" at the press conference scheduled for next Thursday pending approval and finalisation, wi...

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by eidvm
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves
Replies: 58
Views: 21297

Re: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves

I think norweigan is fine. The legacies just wish norweigan would go away :stirthepot: SK is outperforming them regularly I don't think so. If I check SkyScanner for flights between any airport in Europe and any airport in America at a random date a few months in advance, mostly the cheapest option...

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by eidvm
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24220

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

BestWestern wrote:
Do Ryanair operate any of their flights on Christmas Day?

Are BFS / BHD open?


No Ryanair flights anywhere in Europe from about 3pm today until 1pm on the 26th. Couldn't tell you about BFS/BHD.

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by eidvm
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24220

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Closing a key infraestructure for Christmas is not a tradition, it is a shame and to generate a problem to a lot of users, unbelievable coming from a country that is supposed to consider itself developed. Hello, XXI century? It's uneconomical to keep the airport open as there would be very few flig...

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by eidvm
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 23367

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Add to that a very easy way to identify crew in the event of an evacuation, and adds an air of authority in survival situations. A short sighted move getting rid of the pilot hats.

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by eidvm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possible to fly passengers in crewrest?
Replies: 17
Views: 2281

Re: Possible to fly passengers in crewrest?

Certain crew rest area's are fitted with jumpseats that are certified for takeoff and landing, certain airlines allow these jumpseats to be occupied by positioning crew or standby staff travel passengers personally known to the crew where there are no regular seats remaining for them, on shorter fli...

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by eidvm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 16148

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Nice score for Seattle. However, i'm not surprised that Aer Lingus announced service as they seem to be transforming into a carrier like Icelandair (focusing on connections and price value rather than O & D) and SEA was on their wishlist for some time. That being said, DEN is probably right aro...

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by eidvm
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 29095

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

Just heard that Seattle is going to be the next Aer Lingus destination from Dublin. (overheard EI crew members say it in the cabin tonight). Anybody else hear anything? It's been rumoured on another forum as well. Nothing appears concrete but the PHL announcement was referred to as "phase one&...

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by eidvm
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 62615

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I say IAG to go to both EI and IB. Perfect for connecting smaller cities in Europe to the hub. Not too sure of the capacity situation at DUB, but MAD has plenty of available slots so aircraft size isn't a big issue. My thoughts also. It would enable EI to adequately serve small cities in Eastern Ca...

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by eidvm
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN
Replies: 29
Views: 5714

Re: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN

How will this go down with the Iberia unions in Madrid? From what I understood from the agreement gotten to start up LEVEL from unions was that it wouldn't be used as a tool to threaten jobs in MAD, only for starting a fare war with DY.

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by eidvm
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Dual ILS or Microwave on same runway

Is the 3.2º approach for noise abatement? At 4 nmi and 10 nmi miles out the altitude differences between 3 and 3.2 are 85 ft and 212 ft respectively. The 3.2 Slope is for noise abatement, any steeper however and aircraft, including the mini bus start having performance issues with getting the aircr...

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by eidvm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew allows child to control aircraft inflight
Replies: 34
Views: 8531

Re: Crew allows child to control aircraft inflight

Is it definitely in flight? Looks to me like it could easily be a kid sitting in the pilot's seat on the ground. At no point can I see any indications that it's in flight and the noise in the background doesn't indicate it either.

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by eidvm
Thu May 25, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17251

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Norwegian running a flash sale on new USA services, should anyone want to try the new routes from Ireland. I assume offer will sell out fast. Interesting that they're already running a seat sale, seats must not be selling as fast as they'd have hoped for. I wonder if it's a lack of brand awareness ...

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by eidvm
Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus orders additional A330-300s
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Aer Lingus orders additional A330-300s

I wouldn't yet rule out the A350, I would expect them to still start arriving in line with their originally planned delivery slots and result in further expansion to the transatlantic network, a fleet of 9 A350s, 8 A330s and a couple of A321LRs would seem to be a practical future fleet catering for ...

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