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by OA260
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6351

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

I'm interested in a cruise right through the Panama Canal; I know Princess Cruises does some cruises from Florida (Ft. L & Miami) to Los Angeles/San Diego and they would probably be my first choice, but are there other companies that do this - thinking of not longer than 2 weeks. How does Princ...

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by OA260
Fri May 10, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Aer Lingus recruiting Cargo Agents at Dublin Airport - and perks look pretty good The department manages all cargo for IAG's airlines in Ireland - namely Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Veuling The company that owns Aer Lingus is recruiting for cargo agents to work in Dublin Airport. The dep...

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by OA260
Thu May 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

ET have brought forward their DUB-MAD flights due to Champions League Final. First flight now ex DUB 29th May and they are considering putting on an extra flights. The MAD-DUB for 2nd June ex MAD at 0615 has sold out in all classes ! Flights are bookable as per their website.

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by OA260
Wed May 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10951

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

I paxed from SNN to LGW on one in summer ‘99. Can’t remember the airline ( ‘was it Eirjet? Anyone?). She was a looker but...Shake, rattle and roll. Yes would have been either Air Belfast or AB Shannon. I flew it BFS-STN. Great aircraft. My first BA flight as a kid was on one from LHR-DUS. https://i...

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by OA260
Wed May 08, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Was lucky enough to try the Hainan 5th freedom DUB-EDI in J. CX are performing beyond expectations on the other hand which is great. —— 32 passengers accidentally used emergency exits to get off plane at Cork Airport, report finds PASSENGERS ON BOARD an Aer Lingus flight that performed an emergency ...

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by OA260
Tue May 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8243

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

This bring me a question: When SU was flying through SNN for refueling between JFK and SVO, did any passenger embark or disembark in SNN? So in other words was one allowed by buy a ticket on SU just to fly, for example, JFK-SNN and back to JFK? I don't think so because I don't think that during com...

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by OA260
Tue May 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

by738 wrote:
'Summer is coming' ... but will Hainan still be ?


Not based on their current load factors ;)

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by OA260
Tue May 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

LH get a lot of group bookings on that flight during the peak Summer season.

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by OA260
Tue May 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Thousands of Dublin Airport staff face shift shake-up as flights soar The DAA is to review the rosters of thousands of workers at Dublin Airport to enhance its ability to deal with a surge in activity at the gateway. Three-quarters of the more than 3,000 staff at Dublin Airport work shift arrangemen...

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by OA260
Sun May 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 14
Views: 4728

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Yeah this is really going to hurt Sri Lanka but the government has no one to blame but themselves. My wife and I even looked at going to SL for an upcoming anniversary but now? Not a chance. Which is too bad - seems like there really are some unique and luxurious experiences to be had there. Not su...

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by OA260
Sat May 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Has Ryanair been offering pre order hot meals for a while now? Must admit have not flown them for ages and only noticed when a mate mentioned that they had seen it. Since 2016 I believe, it was introduced shortly after the Irish Breakfast was added. It's on select flights and very limited, pre orde...

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by OA260
Fri May 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Has Ryanair been offering pre order hot meals for a while now? Must admit have not flown them for ages and only noticed when a mate mentioned that they had seen it.

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by OA260
Fri May 03, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

AerSpace seems more targeted at the 'business' or connections parts of the network, where the loads might be slightly lower and the loss of the middle seat wont make much difference to capacity, the seats would be empty anyway. I wonder what they will do on the A330 routes. Will the front cabin sti...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20318

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

I am not sure about this dark color scheme of Business Class, with enclosed seats. It might feel pretty dark IMHO, especially when at gate and on tarmac and at night or when window shades down. I hope they have done some VR presentations and got some feedback from real pax. I do actually like this ...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

So who IS selling the 35 percent of the 19 per cent of connections to Europe would be the answer to OP's question, I would think. Its obvious that a certain small segment of travelers out of CFN are able to get to Europe on EI using DUB connection and had to have bought tickets somewhere. . Simple ...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

AND sometimes good old fashioned travel agents can magically pull these out of their systems maybe even worth paying their service fee! On this route they would not be able to offer anything as the only through fares are for CFN-TATL.Also no IATA fares exist for European connections. Ironic as 19% ...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Bombardier to sell off its Belfast business Canada's Bombardier has today announced plans to sell its aerostructures business in Belfast. The company said it wants to combine its corporate and regional jet units into a single aviation unit and shed more non-core assets by selling off its Belfast and...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Great to see it FINALLY being launched. Free food from the BIA menu could get messy based on the current lack of availability of items particularly on the way back to Dublin. People will rightly get pissed if there’s little / no options left. I wonder will these now be bookable as part of BA busine...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Good flight this evening ACE-DUB. Flight was around 65% full. Took a full 4 hours as opposed to usual 3.30.

New BIA menu onboard with a few changes.

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by OA260
Wed May 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25844

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Stobart Air is hiring aircraft engineer apprentices in Dublin Airport and tomorrow's the deadline for CAO students to apply There are just six places available on the four-year programme Stobart Air is recruiting for its 2019 Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship programme - but school leavers interested...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20318

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Thanks for a new thread. Interesting rumours / developments re the TK MAX order.

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by OA260
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

GOOD YEAR FOR IRELAND'S DAA GROUP Profits at Ireland's daa Group increased by 6% to a record €133 million in 2018 as the company, which has operations in 13 countries, benefitted from higher passenger numbers and increased commercial income. Daa’s results for 2018 showed that the Group, which operat...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Nice visual update to the Dublin Airport App http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/F0992000-4F02-46F2-A840-6911C8D5B63C_zpscd6rbzsf.jpg . http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/898D03F3-CC3A-4212-9842-0AAD2D6C3C0D_zpsva7dh5c4.jpg

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by OA260
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Norwegian ‘is taking its foot off gas’ in Cork AIRLINE Norwegian seems to be ‘taking their foot off the gas’ regarding US flights going out of Cork Airport, a West Cork councillor has claimed. Cllr Paul Hayes (SF) expressed his concerns about the future of the Cork to Providence flights, at a meetin...

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by OA260
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Rumours Re : new Business Class product are being looked at . Will be interesting to see if they go for a minor upgrade or total revamp.

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by OA260
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Storm Hannah Travel Advisory Please be advised that due to anticipated high winds caused by Storm Hannah, there may be a number of flight disruptions and cancellations on the Aer Lingus network. Guests are advised to check the status of their flight here before departing for the airport. In the case...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Looks like severe weather on the way that could disrupt flights especially at SNN and ORK. Warnings as Storm Hannah approaches from Atlantic Met Éireann has said it will be reviewing its warning level for Storm Hannah and may have to issue a more severe alert than the Status Orange warning currently...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Aer Lingus warned over ‘misleading’ pet travel adverts Aer Lingus has received a warning from the national advertising watchdog after a customer complained that information around the cost of travelling with pets on the airline was misleading. The woman, who had booked tickets for a European flight ...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Dublin Airport is embarking on its multimillion-euro project to upgrade a security-screening system for passenger baggage at Terminal 1. DAA is kickstarting a massive overhaul of its baggage-handling systems to comply with new explosive detection requirements under EU rules. DAA has previously indic...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Norwegian reduces Dublin-Hamilton service in July 2019 Between 06 July - 28 July, the airline will operate this route 3 times a week, instead of 4 with a 737-800. The schedule for August onwards "remains pending" according to the report. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/2...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Evelop standing in for Norwegian


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by OA260
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Aegean's winter schedule shows more convenient flying times, on its 2w (Mon,Fri) ATH-DUB route..It departs ATH 0905 and from DUB 1210 arriving in ATH at 1800..This is much more in line with the schedule of prime UK routes (LON,MAN,EDI), to give pax more flexibility for onward connections,both ways,...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Bus Éireann ‘stood behind Shannon Airport when everybody else was leaving’ A review of Bus Éireann’s service operating out of Shannon Airport could yield a greater number of flyers according to one local representative. Speaking at the March meeting of the Shannon Municipal District, Cllr Pat McMaho...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6351

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

Question to NCL cruisers: have any of you ever submitted bids for upgrades? Norwegian Encore is very light for the maiden voyage and I realized that I can move from a Studio cabin to an interior cabin and then bid to upgrade to an oceanview or a balcony. I'm actually wondering if it's better for me...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14601

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

How much property does TUI own in or around Varadero? (I know that Transat owns some hotels in the Dominican Republic---not sure about TUI.) Cuba is different they are all owned by the State. The companies such as Iberostar,Melia lease the properties from the Cuban government. When the contracts en...

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by OA260
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Joelatbsl wrote:
In the meantime, Leister's "bespoke" Avro RJ85 EI-RJX has been ferried to Canada to become a firefighter today.

JOEL


Interesting thanks for the update.

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by OA260
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no FR or U2 at JSI?
Replies: 17
Views: 2474

Re: Why no FR or U2 at JSI?

There used to be flights from DUB too with XL Airways but they always had to make a fuel stop in VOL. It put alot of people off.

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by OA260
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Stade Toulousain coming in later this week in Dublin, for the Rugby Champions Cup semifinal against Leinster, using Enter Air and Carpatair: https://championsleaguecharters.blogspot.com/2019/04/heineken-champions-cup-semifinal-20-21.html Just landed at DUB http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/t...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

British Destinations Continue To Drive Traffic At Shannon Airport British destinations continue to dominate traffic at Shannon Airport, accounting for over a third of passengers passing through last year. Figures released by the CSO show that of the 1.6 million travelling through the Midwest facilit...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19184

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

LAXintl wrote:
For instance TK upgrade inventory is coded as "J", while biz award seat is coded "I".


Exactly so it would take little effort for TK to just tell him that there are I class seats when they look at their screen. Especially for one of their Premium card holders.

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by OA260
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8522

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Please, this pic proved it years ago. No straight man. Ever. In the history of the world. Would dress like this. https://queerty-prodweb.s3.amazonaws.com/wp/docs/2014/01/aaron-schock-picnic-belt-photo.jpg Careful. Our resident fashionista and pink expert will weigh in on this. For what it's worth, ...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19184

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Here is my latest rant concerning TK; where do they come up with stuff like this??? Elite Plus members get two free Y to C upgrade annually. I've been using them for the last 5 years. In the past, you call TK, they look up if there is upgradeable space available, then you buy your ticket, then you ...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Irish airports saw 6% increase in passenger numbers A total of 36.5 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports last year, an increase of 6.1% over the previous year. New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that passenger numbers increased last year in Cork, Dublin, Kerry, ...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus in LHR T2
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

First, Aer Lingus is not a OW member. T2 is the only other Terminal (5 is the other one) capable of handling domestic and CTA flights. It also houses FlyBE due to that very same reason. When T1 was closed, it was the only place Aerlingus could go. T5 systems could only handle BA flights and EI was ...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Revealed: Artist impression drawings of proposed MetroLink stations across Dublin city http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/93125FDD-34F9-4EE1-819D-8DDF502507CB_zpsjyr6b3e8.jpg Graeme McQueen, head of communications at Dublin Chamber told Independent.ie that it was good to see fur...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Passengers outraged as Dublin Airport bound Ryanair flight delayed for NINE hours A mechanical fault is believed to be the cause of the delay Passengers on a Ryanair flight due to land in Dublin Airport have expressed outrage after the flight was delayed for at nine hours. The flight was due to take...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Galwayman wrote:
Any news on the EI/FR transfer deal in DUB ? Will it be operational this summer or still in progress?


It was supposed to be operational by September last year ! Still nothing. Will we ever see it I wonder.

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by OA260
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

EI321 wrote:
It would look great if this was applied to the entire fleet.


Indeed it would. I love it on the IB fleet that have it so far.

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by OA260
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Cork Airport is Ireland's fastest growing airport with a 9% increase in flight numbers Cork remains Ireland's fastest growing airport with traffic growing by almost 9% in the first three months of the year. Between January and March, Cork Airport handled 4,386 flights, an 8.6% increase on 2018 when ...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20908

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

Aer Lingus staff to ballot for industrial action Aer Lingus aircraft loaders at Dublin Airport are to ballot for industrial action after fears arose over outsourcing. The move comes after staff accused management of bringing in outside trainers from Manchester to train Dublin-based workers on aircra...

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