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by mast2407
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29546

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Doubt it will be EI, and I hope it’s direct! Routing something via EDI or anywhere else just isn’t goi g to give the route the shot it deserves Yes, and as I posted above, EDI's Chinese traffic is nothing compared to DUB's - hopefully they'll recognise this, and give DUB the stand-alone service tha...

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 7384

Re: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?

Slash787 wrote:
B787-10 would be the perfect aircraft for SAS


Elaborate...?

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3619

Re: Why no flights major cities in Ireland?

Have you ever done the drive? It’s quite easy with the M7. A bit more than 2 hours. It is easy to say "rent a car". However. to just get to the airport it does not make a lot of sense: 1. Cost of pick up in one city, drop in another 2. Insurance 3. If you do not drive stick you are very l...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29546

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I think EI’s predictabilityregrading routes is its own worst enemy, because when you do try to go for new routes, you have to deal with things like brand recognition and so on. Outside of EI’s strongholds (US north east coast, Germany, UK), barely anyone knows who EI even is. If EI is to develop and...

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by mast2407
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29546

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Another late arrival to DUB yesterday. Another +2 hours of waiting in the line for taxis, with hundreds of passengers freezing outdoors. Agents not pushing cabs to come up, only 2-3 cars arriving every 10-15 minutes. 3rd world service indeed. I would imagine this has far more to do with the availab...

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by mast2407
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29546

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Another late arrival to DUB yesterday. Another +2 hours of waiting in the line for taxis, with hundreds of passengers freezing outdoors. Agents not pushing cabs to come up, only 2-3 cars arriving every 10-15 minutes. 3rd world service indeed. I would imagine this has far more to do with the availab...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29546

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Seems that EI’s new A330 is making its commercial debut today. EI-GCF is operating the EI109 to JFK today.

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 12194

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

How much is that? 3-4 cm of snow with some wind and the "storm" already has a name. :banghead: Ah another ignorant fool, do you have strong opinions on everything you see from just a few seconds video clip? This is by far the worst snowfall I’ve seen here & it’s to get worse over nigh...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29546

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0302/944619-transport-services-country/ Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair have cancelled flights out of Dublin tomorrow morning. As always, intending passengers advised to check with their airline before traveling to the airport. Gonna be quite the operation to repatr...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29546

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0302/944619-transport-services-country/ Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair have cancelled flights out of Dublin tomorrow morning. As always, intending passengers advised to check with their airline before traveling to the airport. Gonna be quite the operation to repatri...

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by mast2407
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29546

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I assume that although commercial flights won't be operating until Saturday morning, the airports (particularly SNN) will remain open - weather permitting. With all three major Irish airports (and BFS too) being closed (probably airports in Scotland, too), isn't that going to cause issues for trans...

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by mast2407
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 4174

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

There seems to be such an obsession with crucifying luggage carriers. Make it easier to reunite with bags after an incident and I bet you'll see fewer and fewer people try to carry them out with them. Also realize that people in shock/panic don't necessarily think about what they're doing in the he...

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by mast2407
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26077

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

Aer Lingus flight bound for USA forced to return to Dublin after suffering undercarriage issue The incident happened to flight EI125 shortly after it took off at 2pm An Aer Lingus flight bound for the USA has been forced to return to Dublin after suffering a mechanical issue on board. The incident,...

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by mast2407
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26077

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

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-sets-new-passenger-record 29.6m last year.And 2.2m is not 'nearly 3m', even if the figures were correct. I think you've misunderstood the point. User_001 was referring to MAN traffic, which was 27.8m in 2017, not DUB, which you cited a...

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by mast2407
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26077

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

I think it's interesting to compare Manchester, with a similar population to the entire country of Ireland, to Irish airports. Manchester carried just over 25m last year. Dublin, alone, carried just under 30m, before you account for the rest of the country's airports. Ireland's air links are doing j...

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by mast2407
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26077

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

Jet fuel pipeline to Dublin Airport hits legal hitch The pipeline would have significantly reduced the necessity for 15,000 tanker journeys from Dublin Port to the airport every year, but has faced major opposition from residents along its proposed route Controversial plans to build a €20 million p...

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by mast2407
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26077

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

EI-EBA, Ryanair 738, returns to Bucharest after tailscrape and damaging runway light on departure, en route back to DUB. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the aircraft departed from intersection rather than using full length. https://www.facebook.com/airlivenews/photos/a.552985561378170.127272.48605...

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by mast2407
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26077

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

Aer Lingus Rejects Calls For Extra Shannon Long-Haul Services Aer Lingus has poured cold water on calls to move some of the new long-haul routes at Dublin Airport to Shannon. Fianna Fáil Newmarket-on-Fergus Councillor Pat McMahon wanted the airline to consider scheduling at least one of its 10 rece...

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by mast2407
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26077

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

Hainan have applied for Beijing-Edinburgh-Dublin from December apparently. It will be interesting to see if it is possible to fly from Dublin to Edinburgh with them. I can't see why not - there are various examples in the recent past of Asian carriers having fifth freedom rights on intra-EU routes,...

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by mast2407
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 26077

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

Is it true that Denver will be announced on thursday by EI That'll be interesting! I wonder if it will be another late in the year start, perhaps for the Winter season? I can't find any reference to this in the media. Or the rumours. Are there sources for any of these? I wanna see EI go south and E...

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by mast2407
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 24138

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

Per Airlineroute: Ethiopian schedules Chicago launch in June 2018 Posted 30 January 2018 02:30 Ethiopian Airlines from June 2018 is launching new service to the US, as the airline schedules Addis Ababa – Chicago O’Hare route, 3 times a week. On board Boeing 787-8 aircraft from 02JUN18, westbound se...

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by mast2407
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TV crew arrested at EWR smuggling fake bomb to film TSA reaction
Replies: 22
Views: 5643

Re: TV crew arrested at EWR smuggling fake bomb to film TSA reaction

Pure ignorance. Airports are not private property (with some notable exceptions, including JFK's T4), they are public property, but are limited to people who have legitimate business there. Also the TSA themselves allow photography at their checkpoints as long as you aren't interfering with the scr...

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by mast2407
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TV crew arrested at EWR smuggling fake bomb to film TSA reaction
Replies: 22
Views: 5643

Re: TV crew arrested at EWR smuggling fake bomb to film TSA reaction

WRONG. Filming TSA is a first amendment protected activity. Unless you are filming off limits areas/their screens, there is no law being broken. If you don't like it, stay at home with the blinds drawn. Partially incorrect. While, public servants have no expectation of privacy on the tax payer's do...

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by mast2407
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 22167

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Americans largely do not leave the USA for vacation Really! I suspect that people living in Mexico and everywhere in the Caribbean except Cuba and Barbados would be shocked to hear this. The US market is far and way the largest source of tourism to the Caribbean and Mexico. The reason for the lack ...

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by mast2407
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..
Replies: 56
Views: 10238

Re: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..

moo wrote:
The fact that he immediately goes for the racial card immediately destroys all sympathy I have for him.


:checkmark:

What a tool.

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by mast2407
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 24138

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

KIRFlyer wrote:
Looking at the TAF’s around Ireland this morning and its getting fairly windy! I’m flying LTN-KIR this evening and the KIR TAF has BECMG 29028G48KT between 1300 and 1500. Anyone know the wind limits of the 737-800? I’m getting a smidge twitchy.


So tell us, how rough was the ride into Farranfore?

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by mast2407
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 24138

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

Seems to be some class of an issue at Cork, EI flight from Amsterdam to Cork is inbound to Shannon, with the retro jet from LHR doing circuits at 15000ft. Weather?

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by mast2407
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 24138

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

Looking like weather is causing a diversion with today’s EI105 from Dublin to JFK diverting to Washington DC. Wonder how many others will be affected...

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by mast2407
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 12496

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

Oh yay... another AvB thread... awesome. Why can’t we get along guys n gals... The tread title is "....quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing". What do you expect? This is actually an interesting topic. It will be interesting to see what AS decides to do for their fleet. Yup, it is. The mods...

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by mast2407
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 12496

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

Oh yay... another AvB thread... awesome.

Why can’t we get along guys n gals...

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by mast2407
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 24138

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

Some interesting patterns tonight . Bet the BE is fun .. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/479E762C-F692-4477-B6C0-7963C741668C_zpskjzmhils.jpg A few GoArounds too. Ryanair’s flight from Leeds giving it two goes and eventually getting it third time lucky.

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by mast2407
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 11544

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

Interesting. There’s a number of different things that should be present when dealing with escalators, these include tactile surfaces on the ground (these are the mats with dots or lines just ahead of escalators) and the surface most likely to be touched by the person (a handrail for example). If a ...

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by mast2407
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

http://amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingne ... ssion=true

Link for the A332 diversion to Shannon today.
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http://amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingne ... ssion=true

Link for the A332 diversion to Shannon today.

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by mast2407
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

EI-LAX A332 seems to have stopped the climb at start of EI145 to LAX at 5000 feet and is currently seemingly inbound to Shannon. (FR24) Seems to be an engine shutdown after takeoff from Dublin as they declared an emergency, had to dump a large amount of fuel circling over Limerick before landing. E...

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by mast2407
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

EI-LAX A332 seems to have stopped the climb at start of EI145 to LAX at 5000 feet and is currently seemingly inbound to Shannon. (FR24)

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by mast2407
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 24590

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

I would imagine this is plainly Christmas. Ryanair has no flights operating today, so I’d imagine every base they operate out of is looking pretty epic! EasyJet has 3 flights operating on FR24 today currently. Aer Lingus has 50 aircraft on the ground in Dublin, out of the ~62 aircraft in its livery,...

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n7371f wrote:
This is a real fly-by. Ship 6308 on its retirement flight to Marana took an extra lap earlier this month.

https://twitter.com/GoldboxATL/status/9 ... 4624000000



Whoah

That was majestic! Dayum!

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by mast2407
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1217/92797 ... on-strike/
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Ryanair pilots suspend planned strike action

Interesting development!

Edit: https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1217/92797 ... on-strike/

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by mast2407
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Air Canada medical diversion to Shannon this morning because of a "cardiac arrest". The aircraft was a 789 from YYZ to DXB (ACA56) and despite having crossed the Atlantic surprisingly it still had to dump fuel prior to landing at SNN to get below its maximum landing weight. Hope the unfor...

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by mast2407
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

EI603 AMS-DUB has diverted to MAN. A320 EI-CVA.

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by mast2407
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30094

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

Hi folks Any idea as to which leasing company owns the newest A333 EI-GCF? Cheers The only information I could find on EI fleet were related to other aircraft within the fleet. GAJ and GCF were part of an exercised option by IAG last year. The 321LR’s will be financed through the ALC apparently... ...

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by mast2407
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30094

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

The daa says work to resurface Dublin Airport's main runway is being brought forward by two hours each day. Work on the runway, known as R10/28, is more than two-thirds complete./ Do the works take place on Saturday and Sunday night's? I've been through before 5 on a few Monday morning's recently a...

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by mast2407
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 111303

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

They should just open it. Who cares if their fire safety is not up to standard, its not like airport goes on fire every second day You touch a sensitive point here. Remember the DUS fire in 1996 ? I wonder though, what is more dangerous from a fire safety point of view: 1) An old terminal that has ...

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by mast2407
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30094

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

Bored senseless with tedious USA routes .... just dreaming of something a bit more interesting ..... 'We will see QR TATL before the above. ;)' ?????? QR TATL from Dublin???? what's that about ??? I concur...it’s like there’s only one ocean on the planet! I still think EI could make a few of the ex...

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by mast2407
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30094

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

Good add for EI, SEA and Ireland. I’m wondering what the chances are of EI going south to the Caribbean, or east to the likes of China and so on? I’m guessing other airlines and countries do these better than we do, but still! There is definitely room so seasonal routes I think so too. I’m thinking...

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by mast2407
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30094

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

Good add for EI, SEA and Ireland.

I’m wondering what the chances are of EI going south to the Caribbean, or east to the likes of China and so on? I’m guessing other airlines and countries do these better than we do, but still!

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by mast2407
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30094

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

I’ve e got one question regarding EI operations, according to http://www.thelingussource.com , there have been cancellations where the outbound flight (generally to the USA) operates but the return leg doesn’t operate, however the aircraft positions back to base regardless. This is one such example...

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by mast2407
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 30094

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

How do! First time poster, but long (looooooooong) time lurker! Micheal is my name. Good forum for Irish aviation, credit to ye lads! Great also to see growth in Irish aviation, with what we can only hope (and certainly imagine!) more on the way! I’ve e got one question regarding EI operations, acco...

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