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by OA260
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greek Island Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Greek Island Recommendations

Ellinair also offer Domestic flights from ATH. The ferries are reliable and frequent. Seajets are my preffered option. http://www.seajets.gr. As for the Islands to visit. Try Milos , Paros or Tinos maybe a mixture of them. Santorini in May should not be too bad crowd wise and worth a visit for a nig...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20629

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

I have flown the route a few times its the standard BOB EI product. An IT glitch at the start allowed people on Saver tickets to select a seat free which then fuelled rumours that they would keep the WX product but this was never the case or intention. Standard including the hot options like breakf...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18951

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

It's an April fool's stunt. Yesterday, I had an email from VS saying they will operate a flight, I think it was to EWR, with an all-gay flight & cabin crew, allegedly when NY pride is on. Forgot the date in question as I deleted it quickly. Its not an April fool its true and they are running a ...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20629

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

From 'Blood Orange' to 'Bright White': New Aer Lingus mood lighting to minimise jet lag A new palette of customised LED lighting could add comfort to the flying experience, Aer Lingus says Goodbye garish lights and simple dimmings. Hello 'Blood Orange', Dim Lavender, 'Teal Green' and 'Strong Blue'. ...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 hour connection time at CPH enough?
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: 3 hour connection time at CPH enough?

I'm meeting my Greek girlfriend at the airport in Athens and she's flying in from Crete. I guess I'd need to talk to the hotel and have them check her in cause I'll be a day late. Just email the hotel and get her name added to the reservation and advise them that she has full authority to check in ...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 18883

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Just to make sure: - Business Lounge is only for pax flying Business Class on the day of the flight. - Miles & Smiles Lounge is for Star Gold pax and guests - Domestic is for both. I presume if you have *G and flying J you have the choice of both ? Or will TK just direct you to the J lounge ?

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by OA260
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20629

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Are Aer Lingus maintaining the same baggage allowance and free drink + snack that cityjet offered under it's own brand on the Avros or has it reverted to the same levels as EI mainline? EI website seems to suggest it's the same as the basic EI product now. I have flown the route a few times its the...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20629

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Does EI ever fly their A321s to LGW or only to LHRs? So far from LGW i've only flown A320s... Last time I got a 321 LGW-DUB was Aug/Sep time. Very rare although the one I flew on was packed with no free seats. It was an evening flight Mid Week. I wish it did turn up more often. The majority of time...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20629

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Thanks for a new thread. With regards Apple Pay people are still having issues with it. Hopefully its sorted soon as it is a handy method to have. CX mentioned they want to increase DUB-HKG according to one of their Sales execs recently interviewed. The demand for the CX route has exceeded expectati...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 18883

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

TK787 wrote:
Hello there Turkish Aviation fans,
I would like to start this month's thread by saying goodbye to the TK 340 fleet :(






Thanks for a new thread. Sad to see those go. I had some good flights on those.

Hoping for a smooth transtition next week.

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by OA260
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

LOT seem like the most notable absent European airline at Dublin. Especially since Aer Lingus droped Warsaw there surely must be demand for them to fly to Dublin. LOT could not make the numbers work when they tried DUB before and if they do it again they will need to push their connections more as ...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Galwayman wrote:
I’m having difficulty getting seats to the Middle East on Aeroflot in the class I want these days , hopefully SU will add capacity soon too



SU are getting a lot of India bookings. Also their N Class sale fares to DXB for EUR364 are popular and still available on a lot of dates.

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by OA260
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Great to see TAP back but it’s not been that long since they were at DUB, they gave it a go in maybe 2008-9 but the financial brought it to a premature end. Hopefully it will work for them this time around. They have a better product and a clear focus on what markets they want to seriously target. ...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus have updated their website with a preview of the ATR and 757 in the new livery although its unlikely the 757s will wear it. https://www.aerlingus.com/experience-aer-lingus/our-aircraft/atr/ Looks great on the ATR. Amazing how old and dated the outgoing livery now looks when lined up agai...

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by OA260
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus caused 'gratuitous distress' to cabin crew member in handling captain's alleged violence threat The Labour Court has found that Aer Lingus caused ‘gratuitous distress’ to a cabin crew member in how it dealt with an allegation by her concerning remarks made by an Aer Lingus captain. In the...

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by OA260
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I suspect that EI's comings and goings on the Scandinavian market, with services opening and closing, may have damaged their reputation there. I cant see Dublin to Iceland ever supporting more than one carrier, as poor Wow goes down we have to hope Icelandic stick with it. SK are well established o...

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by OA260
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 7892

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

cedars747 wrote:
Christian Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum


Yes its very nice.

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by OA260
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Icelandic carrier Wow Air collapses, ends all flights Icelandic budget airline Wow Air has collapsed and gone out of business after failing to finalise an equity deal with investors. All Wow Air flights, which includes flights between Dublin and Reykjavik, have been cancelled with immediate effect. ...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Dublin Airport Participates In Biometrics Trial Dublin Airport is taking part in a trial that uses biometrics to help passengers seamlessly travel between two airports. The trial, which is being undertaken by Dublin Airport, Bristol Airport and an airline partner, is thought to be the first biometri...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4436

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

johns624 wrote:
my highlights will be going through the Straits of Gibraltar.


Great experience Ive done it a few times and never fails to impress. Hopefully you get clear skies. Some great panoramic photos can be got of both sides if you are able to get to the forward part of the ship on top deck.

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by OA260
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

TDs vote in favour of noise restrictions at Dublin Airport Average noise levels at Dublin Airport to are to be kept below 45 decibels after TDs voted in favour of the restrictions. The Government lost a Dáil vote on a Bill tonight which will now mean the permitted levels of noise from aircraft at th...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

CUT IN TWO BY NIMBYS Metrolink to Dublin Airport to abandon southside section after protest as TD Eamon Ryan says ‘we need public transport everywhere’ The mainly underground line is now going to stop just short of Ranelagh at Charlemont THE proposed Metrolink to Dublin Airport is to abandon its sou...

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by OA260
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4436

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Seb 3 day cruises are for college and high school kids looking for a party who get bored over the whole 7-14 days or the alcohol and other stuff is too taxing on the body for more than 4 days No the demography is actually the opposite. 3-4 day mini cruises are becoming more and more popular for tho...

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by OA260
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4436

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Seb 3 day cruises are for college and high school kids looking for a party who get bored over the whole 7-14 days or the alcohol and other stuff is too taxing on the body for more than 4 days No the demography is actually the opposite. 3-4 day mini cruises are becoming more and more popular for tho...

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by OA260
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Belfast International Airport lounge ranked joint third worst in the UK The passenger lounge at Belfast International Airport has been named the joint third worst out of 21 pay-as-you-go facilities in the UK. Inspectors from Which?, the brand name used by the Consumers' Association, ranked the Cause...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3196

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

I went on a Hurtigruten Arctic trip not so long ago and it was fantastic. Very highly recommended. Unfortunately the vessel, which was older, didn't have stabalizers so it did get very rough when passing through a storm just off Rorvik. The difference between Open Ocean, such as most of the way alo...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

So Norwegian have cancelled the flight. She got confirmation today. They have rebooked her in the Dublin-Newburgh flight and get bussed to Providence. Any costs incurred to get to Dublin, keep the receipts and they will refund. So essentially ORK->PVD will be cancelled as well next week as one plan...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplaneski: 1995 Documentary - Aviation in Russia
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: Airplaneski: 1995 Documentary - Aviation in Russia

Great video to watch. I flew Aeroflot around this time on the IL86 on International flights and it was a pleasant experience. Still very much a USSR feel to the product. The Domestic flights as shown in the video were a lot different from the International ones. Sad to see the general state of aviat...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3196

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

Not good for Viking but how they manage the aftermath will determine how much damage is done to the brand. Cruise liner with 1,300 passengers calls MAY DAY as it drifts towards Norwegian coastline in heavy winds Viking Sky suffered engine failure and rescue helicopters are evacuating people Passenge...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Any news on the Westjet Max 8 flights to Halifax, are they still going ahead? Nothing yet they issued a general press/trade update on 20/3. Flights zeroed out until 31/5 with seats on sale from 1/6. That date is of course subject to various factors beyond Westjet's control. '' Boeing 737 Max-8 Upda...

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by OA260
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

With the grounding of the 737 MAX I was wondering what AC would use for their DUB-YUK flights this summer and it seems an A330 is scheduled. Was this announced before or is it just temporary? So with YVR also switching to mainline AC it may be possible to see 3 Air Canada A330s on the ground in Dub...

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by OA260
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Donegal Airport voted most scenic in the world for second year running Voters described the Carrickfinn airstrip as ‘spectacular’ and ‘beautiful’ Donegal Airport has been named the most scenic in the world for the second year in a row. The airstrip at Carrickfinn finished ahead of Barra Airport in S...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Unit has caught fire by 300 gates . Delaying flights around that area.


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by OA260
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Clune to pursue Shannon Airport subsidy issue MUNSTER MEP Deirdre Clune is to pursue the issue of why Shannon Airport is getting no Government subsidies. Recent investment in airports in Knock and Kerry have been announced but, as a commercial venture, Shannon has seen no government investment. http...

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by OA260
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-TCVC 'Monarch Cook'
Replies: 9
Views: 2374

Re: G-TCVC 'Monarch Cook'

Saw one of those at LGW . Poor old Monarch. Miss seeing them around.

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by OA260
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 3230

Re: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation

Miss the days when the Jumbo had the TUI colors. Although the current Corsair livery is excellent, would be wonderful to see a 747 painted in current TUI livery! Agreed it looked good. I was lucky to see it close up at SXM around 7 years ago. https://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SXM...

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by OA260
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus best at seating companions together A consumer survey has found 96% of Aer Lingus customers sit next to their companion on flights without having to pay extra to reserve seats, suggesting the additional cost is almost always unnecessary. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/aer-lingu...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh


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by OA260
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

ApplePay integration is great. The UK Trainline App accepts it, which makes booking tickets much easier. I feel more comfortable with my details held ‘securely’ on my device than in a corporate server. It’s also really convenient to bypass ticket collection queues, most Train Operators accept QR co...

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by OA260
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus Mobile App now works with Apple Pay Aer Lingus has launched Apple Pay as a payment method on the Aer Lingus mobile app. With 50% growth in Aer Lingus mobile app channels over the past year, the airline is now able to offer customers the convenience of frictionless and secure payments in e...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Priority Pass (Airport Lounges) in Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: PRIORITY PASS (AIRPORT LOUNGES) IN SPAIN

It seems that AENA (Spanish airports authority) is not letting its new VIP lounges to participate in the Priority Pass scheme (the old, big ones. MAD, BCN, etc. they do). Does anybody have some insight information about this? Or is this a kind of negotiation tactic in order to get a better deal for...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

According to Norwegian they will operate Dreamliner B789 out of DUB due to MAX issues.

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by OA260
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Flights cancelled from Dublin Airport after suspension of use of Boeing 737 MAX The Irish Aviation Authority made the decision following two fatal incidents involving the planes Hundreds of Irish passengers had their flights cancelled after the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) suspended the use of all...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I presume Norwegian could claim compo ? For what, having bought a hacked-together bodge of an airframe? Maybe Boeing will pay out... I don't believe any airline has received compensation from a national authority following a grounding or ban. I remember Freddie Laker tried to sue to FAA after the D...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

The British CAA has banned all operations of 737 Max aircraft into, out of or through its airspace, which means that - for now - we won't be seeing Turkish Maxes in DUB (as they need to fly through UK airspace). Icelandair shouldn't be affected; FR probably will, because they had planned to base th...

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by OA260
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18734

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

Just regards the move on 6th April. The last flight is at 0200 and the first flight is at 1400. Are the ground handling equipt. being flown to the new airport also or by road?

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by OA260
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24002

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

EI-RJI looking great in the new livery. --- 'Increases in the level of incidents at Dublin Airport like this obviously put everybody's safety at risk' says Forsa spokesman New figures reveal that 50 people were detained at Irish airports between January and September 2018. The report shows that ther...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9934

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

However, for security some kind of ID is demanded like a driving licence. Driving licences are not valid travel IDs in the EU. Only national ID cards and passports. They are however permitted within the CTA area of two EU countries. --- The following forms of photo identification are acceptable onc...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 4714

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

Just read about ETIAS, an European version of ESTA whereby visitors who do not need a regular visa WILL need to apply for electronic approval to visit. 2) I wonder if this will turn off prospective visitors from visiting Europe. Even though fees are relatively low right now (€ 7), it still is a fee...

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