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by mast2407
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 8797

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

hooverman wrote:
AMS is not full. It’s capped due to politics.


So it’s full.

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 13750

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

a new runway at an airport in my country, on land already owned by the airport authority, with a base infrastructure that already exists, and excluding other projects that were spurred on as a result of the new runway (new atc tower, roads etc), cost €325m. And has been the guts of 20 years in the m...

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by mast2407
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Germany https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0714/978602-ryanair/ Flight was from Dublin to Zadar, Croatia. Seems a crack was heard, depressurization occurred, rapid descent and landing in Frankfurt Hahn. A number of injuries: nosebleeds, ear-bleeds, headaches, due ...

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by mast2407
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Residents to protest against new €320m runway at Dublin Airport A group of residents are to protest against plans to develop the €320m runway at Dublin Airport during an information meeting in St Margarets GAA club tomorrow. The move comes after 20 farmers and property owners living along Kilreesk ...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

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This is the previous thread from June for your perusal:
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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

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The July thread!
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The July thread!

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Greetings and welcome to the July thread! Last month saw historic flights from Dublin to Hong Kong with Cathay, and Beijing with Hainan. Other points from last months roundup: Delayed delivery of A321lr’s to EI Air Canada returns to Shannon Lufthansa retiming it’s morning flights to Frankfurt EI loo...

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17666

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Back to topic. Is it right that the government pursue just one new runway for London and the southeast? I can foresee either massive delays, followed by failure at Heathrow, or it opens in 2026 and fills up within two years with EasyJet and Ryanair. Then we are back to square one ten years from now...

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Dublin airport cannot thrive at Shannon’s expense SHANNON Airport cannot be forgotten about as the go-ahead is given for a third terminal at Dublin Airport as part of Project Ireland 2040. That’s according to Munster Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who said that Shannon and Cork cannot be abandoned whi...

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by mast2407
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

OA260 wrote:
Aer Lingus supporting Dublin Pride


Image


Is that real or a doctored image? Please say it’s real!

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by mast2407
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17666

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Arion640 wrote:
Really don't know why boris wasn't allowed to come and vote against. We know he's anti Heathrow expansion, wouldn't of made the Government look any weak or stronger.

It looks more silly that he's not there.


I read somewhere that he’s in Afghanistan... that’s quite the diversionary tactic...!

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by mast2407
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 7100

Re: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_845

Wiki says you are correct!
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MrBretz wrote:
Wasn't 1R the same runway that the PamAM 747 clipped the lights at the end of the runway in the early 70s?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_845

Wiki says you are correct!

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by mast2407
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

I think I’d like to hope that Ross is suggesting that there might be some kind of package possible for the other airports that could be used to lure customers (both the airlines and the passengers) to them. I’m not so sure I’d like to imagine a row back to the times when a mandatory stop over was a ...

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by mast2407
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Do TUI have their own 737s operating out of DUB or is it just Sunwing planes? Seems they have stretched themselves too thin and its now effecting their brand. Passengers have been venting their frustration at the resort Reps and call centre lines. Many being offered extra compensation. Extremely po...

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4370

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

In this day and age, the rule is if you’re on social media, regardless of privacy settings, your boss and the gubberment is watching, and that opens you up to consequences, whether you like it or not. Don’t be stupid on social media kids... the gubberment is watching. Probably.

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by mast2407
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Get those Hainan A330s while you can! https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1008387587554152449?s=12 789s for about 3 weeks until 20 Jun, then 788 until end October If I was flying to PEK with HU I wouldn’t be too quick using the blanket given for comfort, I’ll just say it’s not fresh. Oh? Elabor...

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Wide body heaven in Dublin this time of the day! Long may it continue! Great for the spotter & economy but not if you’ve to work on them all. Can see some of our crews doing the HU from PEK, the CX, straight to the EY & then the 2 DL widebodies some mornings. Twould be worse if the work was...

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by mast2407
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Wide body heaven in Dublin this time of the day! Long may it continue!

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by mast2407
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 17761

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Wasn’t the 777 the first aircraft to be entirely designed on a compooter, with the use of computer aided design? That’s... probably worth mentioning?

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by mast2407
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22892

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

I’m guessing that the route is due to aircraft from North Korea not being allowed into South Korean airspace?

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

But Ethiopian are reducing some DUB transfer traffic in the reduction of LAX so no need for the hostility, and the ORD was an error on my part as I thought an advert I saw stated ‘introducing our 4th US destination with non stop flights to Chicago’. We all make mistakes. As for the Thai news, there...

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by mast2407
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 25898

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Asian routes also being targeted by EI as per Willie Walsh I'm sorry - what ? This is huge. Aer Lingus really needs to diversify and spread its risk - for too long, it's simply been focused on the US, which will continue to require more and more 'mass' (routes and capacity) to grow (which DUB simpl...

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by mast2407
Fri May 25, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 11454

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

BA used a 789 to LAD, so hardly surprising they want all serviceable 789's freed up. Also, BA is cancelling NRT for nearly 3 weeks 8 - 27 June which again should allow for 789 engine work. Cancelling NRT completely, or just one frequency? That seems extreme! Can you not tell from the comment you qu...

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by mast2407
Wed May 23, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 11454

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

TC957 wrote:
BA used a 789 to LAD, so hardly surprising they want all serviceable 789's freed up.
Also, BA is cancelling NRT for nearly 3 weeks 8 - 27 June which again should allow for 789 engine work.


Cancelling NRT completely, or just one frequency? That seems extreme!

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by mast2407
Wed May 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 8804

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Cork, EICK, 2.3m in 2017. Backtracking required for half the runway.

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23060

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 overa...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23060

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

When was the last tie you flew out from SNN? I would have to disagree with your opinion that the facilities are woeful. The food offerings have improved vastly in the last 12months since EFG took over the contract for the bar and restaurants from HMS host. You now have a bar that serves really good...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23060

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Fórsa – Third Dublin Airport Terminal A Blow To Shannon And Regional Development It’s claimed a third terminal at Dublin airport would be blow to Shannon and regional development. Delegates to Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises Conference have heard that less than 15 percent of air traffic coming int...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23060

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Fórsa – Third Dublin Airport Terminal A Blow To Shannon And Regional Development It’s claimed a third terminal at Dublin airport would be blow to Shannon and regional development. Delegates to Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises Conference have heard that less than 15 percent of air traffic coming int...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 21381

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

We all know the real question though is are Airbus outfoxing Boeing? :white: ;)

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with D-AIRY?
Replies: 25
Views: 4892

Re: What's up with D-AIRY?

Fitlikemin wrote:
Are we not milking this thread a bit now?


How dairy.

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by mast2407
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 8050

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

Sorry everyone, just was thinking about it for a few weeks and wanted to throw it out there for discussion. If this is too crazy of a topic I can ask for it to be closed.... Don't be sorry, keep asking substantial things like this so those who have the answers can educate/enlighten you. You'll be g...

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by mast2407
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 8050

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

Airliners.net charges a fee for a member ID. It's time to start charging a fee to start new threads, to filter out some really inane postings, foolish hypotheticals, and lazy inquiries. I agree, tired of so many bad what ifs. Yes its a site that people can ask questions, but come up with good quest...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 23060

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Was lucky enough to fly Club World LHR-HKG last week sat beside a lovely Irish man travelling for business. He said for his business the CX direct fares just aren’t competitive! Any thoughts on this? High demand? Here’s hoping CX haven’t just priced themselves outta the market. What’s his business?...

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by mast2407
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74845

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

qf789 wrote:
Word is that tonight's flight PER-LHR (29 March) has departed with 235 passengers tonight


Long may that load last!

Also, congrats to you qf789, good thread! Really well managed, and very dignified, well done.

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74845

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Less than 2 hours out at 40,000 feet. Gonna be some sunrise up there in the summer months!

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74845

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This flight also showcases one of the major challenges of making such routes profitable. After 12hours it's finally at FL400, even though its only carrying 216pax, less than a fully loaded A321. On a bad day with strong westerlies and bad weather expected at LHR, you have to block 60 seats for ever...

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74845

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This flight also showcases one of the major challenges of making such routes profitable. After 12hours it's finally at FL400, even though its only carrying 216pax, less than a fully loaded A321. On a bad day with strong westerlies and bad weather expected at LHR, you have to block 60 seats for ever...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74845

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

So is QF 9 flown almost entirely at night? It leaves at about 6pm and seems it quickly darkens. Perhaps they will see a glimmer of sunrise as they are landing LHR. That seems like its dark an awful long time. When I fly redeyes, the hum from the engines and airconditioning and the dimmed lights alw...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74845

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

So is QF 9 flown almost entirely at night? It leaves at about 6pm and seems it quickly darkens. Perhaps they will see a glimmer of sunrise as they are landing LHR. That seems like its dark an awful long time. When I fly redeyes, the hum from the engines and airconditioning and the dimmed lights alw...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Qatar Airways A332 A7-ACH has arrived in Dublin this morning for transfer over to EI. Will become EI-GEY when it starts flying for EI.

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by mast2407
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Report On Shannon Flood Embankments Nearing Completion How real is the flooding threat to SNN ops.? https://www.clare.fm/news/report-shannon-flood-embankments-nearing-completion/ http://maps.opw.ie/floodplans/fhr_map/en/?X=-1017449&Y=6951332&Z=11 That link will take you to an interactive ma...

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by mast2407
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Interesting flight on the boards today http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/56D79778-FBA8-4660-9F8D-F60E313EAAD3_zpshzbp8el1.jpg The odd biz jet flight often shows on the arrivals boards. I must the only one with no interest in the new EI uniform, has 0 bearing on how I enjoy a ...

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I'm not sure I see the same problem as yourself with the A330, I mean, EI's fleet is predominantly A330, with the exception of some B757's. They get by just fine. You're comparing apples and oranges - EI doesn't have the same route economic pressures that HU will have at DUB (e.g. with its brand re...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Question is, is HU competitive with its new DUB-PEK service? No. My biggest peeve is that HU's connections at PEK are vastly inferior to CA's - not only domestically (e.g. you can't connect to the likes of CGO, HRB, KWL, NKG, SHE, TAO etc), but internationally too (e.g. ICN, KIX, MNL, NRT, PUS, SYD...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

How has there been next to zero analysis or discussion on HU's new PEK service? It's so significant for Irish aviation! IMHO - the negatives: - It's hugely disappointing the service is being tagged with EDI, given DUB has almost twice the Chinese traffic of EDI. - It's hugely disappointing that HU ...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Well with regards to trans employees, yes! Those individuals would be able to wear the uniform for the gender they identify with. Now transvestites and men in skirts is slightly different and more of a grey area, they shouldn't be thrown in the same category as transgender people as it's a totally ...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

There has in some instances been a decline in apperance and funny enough I recently read the handbook that is given to crew with regards this subject. The rules in the handbook are certainly quite strict but it does also state that some rules are at the discretion of the employees manager. One mana...

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by mast2407
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 29558

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Is there an A330 on the planet that hasn't been through DUB yet? We must find it and bring it here if there is one left. ;)

In all seriousness though, great news and great to see hard work manifesting in reality.

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