I can remember boarding a ryanair 737-200 from the ground floor of the 1942 terminal around 1999. I think it was used up to the point that pier D was built? I think you're right; I boarded from one of those gates but it was probably around the late 1990s too. The gates are still there and numbered ...Jump to post
alancostello wrote:With it being a brand 'refresh' I'd imagine it'll be similar to what KLM has done with the wave, existing liveried aircraft won't look terribly out of place with ones that have been repainted. I can't imagine them taking multiple years to repaint ~50 aircraft.
Given that I believe BA own the land their own maintenance area stands on, (well the old BOAC one at any rate) I think the only LHR development may be the replacement of TBA/TBJ/TBK once they really do start falling down through age. The Cathedral hangar has recently had thre removed "British ...Jump to post
EI and DAA lounges in Dublin are an embarrassment. EI will never(and should never) get to Virgin T3 standard, but something with decent food and a bit of space shouldn't be beyond them. As often pointed out here, it's also a great opportunity to promote Irish produce. As an aside, on the airside res...Jump to post
Consistency of product would be another one. There's no point having a lie flat business class on the morning flight to CDG, if the evening flight is back to economy only. Interesting times. Agreed - but with a fleet of 12 A321s I think they would make this work. Also I was thinking more about EU t...Jump to post
Agreed - but with a fleet of 12 A321s I think they would make this work. Also I was thinking more about EU to NA business flights, currently people who connect to North America in business class on BA, LH, AF, KL etc fly economy with the middle seat empty euro-business. If EI could offer the comfor...Jump to post
I don't think it needs to be sold at an exceptionally high premium. There might be enough transfer traffic to fill most of it anyway. I'll be very surprised if EI can't fill 12 J on the business routes. On my last BA flight - on a Saturday afternoon - Club Europe was 24 seats and they were all full...Jump to post
I guess it depends on what frequent business travellers actually want! Is it space, or reliability, or frequency, or food or even price? I know I like space and a decent smile or service. But that's me!!!! Consistency of product would be another one. There's no point having a lie flat business clas...Jump to post
Not a hope of passengers staying on board, unless EI want to drop pre-clearance.
Great if it all works out for them, but they'll need to get seriously imaginative with stand management and scheduling. A320s could become extinct at T2 until mid afternoon.
I'm sorry but I don't understand the policy of spare parts. I actually drive a 19 years old car and still find brand new OEM spare parts. And there are no OEM spare parts for a 19 years old airplane, that some of the planes needs to be parted out for used spare parts? Not talking about rare birds l...Jump to post
intotheair wrote:Painting an aircraft was also more difficult and less precise before the days of the computer. It's easier now to print and cut out the same masks at every shop every time.
I'm not sure if Eurowings customers care anymore. We have become used to the mystery of what will turn up at the gate today. It seems to be a wider theme for LH group, where your Swiss fight is operated by an Austrian DHC8 and your Austrian flight is an Adria CRJ. My personal favourites were Laudamo...Jump to post
Whatever they do. I hope there's little to no Euro-white... I like this: https://orig00.deviantart.net/6cf0/f/2012/104/5/6/562a134862fdce49a776c46308fdd77f-d4w4o5q.jpg S It’s just the same Oirishy theme as today’s livery with a really bad typeface for dyslexics or something It needs modernising and...Jump to post
I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSRJump to post
Mind you could also have been a Ty134 as they had some of them too Travelled in one a long time ago but not to or from Dublin JJ were 134s in the early 80s, switching over to 732s when they received them. 722s did show up, but from what I remember not until the second half of the decade. DC9s were ...Jump to post
I work on the basis that you will arrive on a remote stand, bus to terminal, 1km run, bus to aircraft; preferably beside the one you arrived on. I've yet to leave from the south side, but I'm sure they are working on it.Jump to post
Does anyone know why none of the EI 320's/321's have sharklets, and do they plan on refurbishing them to include these? Cheers, C. The 321s and early 320s are between 15 and 20 years old, and are more likely to be heading for new homes or retirement. Expect to see new CEO or NEO frames in a few yea...Jump to post
I agree customer service can be improved and when E-gates are in operation passengers should be encouraged and this is arguably INS issue and there is an email on the DUB website where you could raise concerns. I think the employment comment is more a general reflection on today's society and not j...Jump to post
No my point is EU arrivals are not high at that hour and its more effective to have 2 boots staffed than not. When it becomes mostly EU then non EU staff will move over. So how long did passport control take? They reality is the majority who usw the airport believe its a good facility and ran well....Jump to post
Thanks Jamie, When operating out of BHD about 10 years ago, Ryainair complained that they could not operate longer routes to Europe because of runway restrictions. They argued for a runway extension, which was not delivered, and gave this as one of the reasons for eventually pulling out of BHD. BHD-...Jump to post
Belfast ... Amalgamating both airports ... Would easyJet, Jet2 or Ryanair ever move to BHD? Are high costs and a curfew too off-putting for them? Cheers, C. Runway is only 6000 feet, so it limits options. You can get A321s and 738s in, but anything longer than UK routes and you could be leaving wit...Jump to post
Hi I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. ...Jump to post
Is that LH 4:55 am flight the first departure out of DUB ??? Be interesting if they can make such an early flight work .... although I’m sure it’s about connections at FRA Did the 5.15 many times last winter, but never again. I'm sure it's fine for a one off, but i eventually admitted to myself tha...Jump to post
CX and possibly HU appear to be putting Finnair under a little bit of pressure. Not unexpected give there is a lot of competition to China now. I'd have thought the amount of transfer traffic via HEL to Asia is tiny compared to the ME and big EU hubs. Do Finnair do any advertising, as public and ag...Jump to post
People in cork are a fussy lot. They wan't everything, get it and then don't support it. Cityjet are another example. I don't think a point to point Atlantic route was ever going to work for Cork, but I believe one with a US hub will. EI will probably try it when they get the right aircraft. I woul...Jump to post
Crazy queues for non-EU passports in T1 again this morning. Not helped by the fact that the EU/non-EU sign is halfway up the queue, so EU pax adding to the problem.
No one from the DAA at the start of the queue, and no interested in doing anything about it when i asked them.
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AF almost certainly got the A320 because of politics. Remember we are talking about 1980s aviation and 1980s Air France here. That is not to say that the plane is bad and ill suited to them however. As the French national carrier their needs were no doubt considered in the A320's design. So let us ...Jump to post
Well basically the answer to any post could be "well, the airline's gonna do what the airline wants to do". No, the airline's going to do what's in the best interest of its shareholders. That includes acquisitions. Sure it's not very exciting, but it's the only way to realistically addres...Jump to post
I believe Boeing once made a deal with KLM for the 737, they could acquire it for a very good price. This was back in the days when KLM was looking for a replacement aircraft for the DC-9. They had several options like the MD-80, A320, Fokker 100 and of course the 737. They picked the 737 because o...Jump to post
Samrnpage wrote:Will Laudamotion fly in Ryanair colours?
Blerg wrote:Have I missed something or is still no one challenging LH Group's monopoly between VIE and ZRH?
BravoOne wrote:How about Iran becoming compliant with the "norms" and having this and so many other problems go away? New airplanes, no problem.
That complaint about too many remote stands Comes up every so and so many weeks. I prefer a remote stand at the far western tarmac ovewr a gate stand in the A30s and upwards. The bus takes you swiftly to the Exit in the A terminal, much better than Walking that distance. Another indication how huge...Jump to post
No! Agricultural CBP has the same regulations whatever port of entry you are using. The CBP agent has the same discretion to fine the person the same way in Dublin for misconduct as in the USA - and they do prosecute misconduct there at Dublin CBP, without doubt. Whether you are bringing undeclared...Jump to post
People are conditioned not to bring things with them onto a flight. They are not conditioned to check what they cannot bring when leaving the aircraft.
$500 for an apple is someone on a power trip, no matter how annoying the passenger may have been, or what rules you can hide behind.
So if I walk off a flight from Heathrow with a Delta apple i get fined $500, but if I walk off a flight from Dublin with a Delta apple it's fine?Jump to post
Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion Laudamotion flying for Eurowings? lol I also flew Laudamotion for EW a few days ago. It was a weird mix...Jump to post
Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by LaudamotionJump to post
There are at least 500 Geran firms on Location in NC , SC, GA AL A freight forwarder hat a 747, or still has that runs LUX HSV. Another freight forwarder charter serves HHN to ??? not sure if they fly to GSP direct. For that LUX HSV flight the freight was pre-cleared and loaded on trucks for direct...Jump to post
US Army has a very large presence just west of Stuttgart. It also has a considerable presence on the daily Delta service. Automotive also plays a major part, both with the big players and the myriad of small engineering companies. It's also useful for all the people going to the US who don't fancy g...Jump to post
Both can grow as long as LH group grows. MUC has the distinct advantage of quicker transfers and the greenfield architecture. O&D in both FRA and MUC is lower than DUS, CGN, HAM, or TXL since those don't feature many opportunities for international connections due to LH focusing heavily on MUC ...Jump to post
Ryanair currently boards most (all?) of their flights at these stands providing every passenger with a little airport bus tour on the way to the remote Ryanair were on the north side when they started, but moved to the south stands after a few months. Lufthansa also bus all the way to the far end o...Jump to post
Laudamotion might be Ryanair’s way to get into Austria and Eastern Europe. Even if it ultimately becomes Ryanair, I see that AOC being maintained. Why would Ryanair need Laudamotion to get into eastern Europe? They have been flying there for many years now. Just look at their presence from Estonia ...Jump to post