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by BrianDromey
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106945

Re: MAN news - 2018

I think we could see lounges as follows: Oneworld/IAG - approx 25 flights a day (including BA and QR) Skyteam - approx 8-9 flights a day Star Alliance - approx 30 flights a day British Airways - approx 8 flights a day Emirates - 3 flights a day Qatar Airways - 2-3 flights a day Virgin Atlantic - up...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27379

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I wonder if Denver might come in with the NEOs at Aer Lingus. Or perhaps a US carrier would give it a go. I'd be curious about how much demand there is... though, would there be any business demand at all? Perhaps that's why it's not started. It was heavily rumoured for the last round of A330 desti...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1086
Views: 169535

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

The reality is WOW was not going to dissapear soon. This was a strategic move by Iceland air. Take out their competition so they regain some pricing power on routes. If this gets approved its good for Iceland air. And in what reality was WOW air not going to disappear? It has already been in the Ic...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27379

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Consistency of product would be another one. There's no point having a lie flat business class on the morning flight to CDG, if the evening flight is back to economy only. Interesting times. Agreed - but with a fleet of 12 A321s I think they would make this work. Also I was thinking more about EU t...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31284

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

It's nearly 20 years ago, which speaks for the innovation & strength of the concept. However, I must say the new layouts boosted by Emirates and others devaluatied ClubWorld. It's about time BA reset the benchmark on the total product / service to regain their market positioning. Not sure how t...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1086
Views: 169535

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

And keeping it a separate entity - I like this (I wish Southwest had done the same with AirTran). If the whole thing becomes cumbersome, they can just dump the hell out. This has the stench of buying a competitor to prevent competition at KEF. Imagine if Ryanair had an idea that Lauda motion is a b...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31284

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

CW has one of the narrowest J seats out there. BA’s club world is 0.5 inches narrower between the armrests than AA, 1 inch narrower than CX, AA777, NZ, VS and 1.5 inches narrower than AF/KL. So while narrower, not massively so. 8-abreast J seating is indeed cramped. I hoped that BA could have switc...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will SAS and Finnair remain independent?
Replies: 25
Views: 5989

Re: How much longer will SAS and Finnair remain independent?

I see Finnair fitting very well in IAG, and that would be most profitable for the shareholders, including the government. There are two problems, though: 1) Russian overflight rights are bound for Finnish ownership (not necessarily government) and Russia is not very eager to renegotiate that, and 2...

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by BrianDromey
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27379

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I saw reports of CX running a load factor of 86%, which is a great start. Its not like the route has been featuring on FF blogs/Tier Point runs, so hopefully loads and yields are good. Although there are a lot of reasons why EI aren't in Asia yet, most related to the fleet, the market clearly has gr...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Bit of advice guys... I had a booking Treviso-Brussels-Dublin with FR & EI for today, booked as separate tickets. Ryanair emailed last night to say the flight to BRU was cancelled due to a baggage handlers strike in BRU, the EI one is still operating. There were no FR alternatives so I cancelle...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93709

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

That Airliner World quote sounds dreadful. Not as bad as the WX RJ's. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aer-Lingus/British-Aerospace-Avro-146-RJ85/5257659/L?qsp=eJwtjbEKwkAQRH8lbJ1GBIt0Wtoo4g8sd0M8PHPH7koMIf/uetg93gwzK4UyGT52XypoIAVLeFBPlYVfSsNKTyxzkehMDOlymsa39t3t7C0tYqfFk8iGYwiohvj3F4mQXwQNbXD0g50D5N...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery
Replies: 29
Views: 7186

Re: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery

It looks good.

Is this not a modified Ryanair livery? The curved cheatline looks similar from this distance.

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by BrianDromey
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Ryanair avoid "tricky" airports?
Replies: 33
Views: 5992

Re: Does Ryanair avoid "tricky" airports?

I don’t think any airlines operates the 738 to GIB?

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by BrianDromey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LTN & STN merge to create one airport?
Replies: 37
Views: 4981

Re: Could LTN & STN merge to create one airport?

The SE of England needs more capacity, not less. Why on earth would anyone want to merge the limited capacity into fewer spaces? Because the OP is a cheerleader for one airport, or another.

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by BrianDromey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A321neo routes
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Re: BA A321neo routes

BA are increasing the seat count from 205 to 218 on the A321s (CEO). As part of this project at-seat power is being introduced. WiFi will be rolled out shortly too.
Exit rows at 10 and 24 sounds like densified CEO aircraft, rather the NEO.

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by BrianDromey
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10204

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

They could but this would require a new subfleet with an extremely premium configuration. Creating subfleets only makes economic sense of you can use the aircraft on several routes. Just because Qantas can make AUSTRALIA-UK nonstop work, it doesn't mean BA will be able to as well. Currently the 77W...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Eirules wrote:
It appears the news about ET was somewhat inaccurate


Thats good news. Im glad to see an African destination remain on the Departure boards at Dublin. Do Ethiopian still operate YYZ, IAD and ORD via DUB?

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by BrianDromey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Shame about Eithopian, now going via MAD. I can’t see EI flying to Africa any time soon. LOS and a seasonal CPT would be the two most likely but EI would have absolutely zero partners for onward connections at LOS. Perhaps Comair at CPT, but a limited network and terrible geographic location. CPT wo...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

After the airline tweeted the video to say "It was a LOT of fun flying contestants from The #XFactor to Judges Houses", other passengers commented to reveal their own version of events. One person who was on the flight claimed that he saw the contestants being filmed in business class bef...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Review: What's it like to fly transatlantic from Cork with Norwegian? Thats a fair review of the flight, I would say. I used it myself this summer and agree with the reviewer. ORK is really easy to use, this summer there was free parking for Norwegian passengers, the Aspire is an above average spac...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

LinkedIN suggests Sean Doyle is currently the Director of Network and Alliances, prior to this he was EVP and General Manager of the America’s Division at BA. Clearly North America will continue to be a focus for EI going forward. Hopefully this will be good for EI’s long-haul operation, role (if an...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106945

Re: MAN news - 2018

On a side note, why do EK have 5 different variations of the 3-class A380's? All of them have 14 F and 76 J, but either 399, 401, 426, 427 or 429 Y. That's quite a difference in some cases. What's the reason and how is the layout that different? What's been put in place of the missing Y seats? Extr...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106945

Re: MAN news - 2018

Current T3 tenants are AF/KL, BA/IB/VY, BE, BM, FR, LM. FR wouldn't be a bad long-term tenant for T3. As is stands they have 12 aircraft and a fair bit of away based flying too, so the peaks and toughs would be much less than today. T3 would be relatively palatable as the FR terminal. Currently it i...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I guess laughing YVR has to be balanced against the current SEA route. A lot of Canadians report crossing the border for lower taxes in US airports. Most specifically PDX, of course but SEA to a lesser extent. Could EI feel they cover the Pacific north west sufeciently at SEA, for now?

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106945

Re: MAN news - 2018

In the U.K. there are at least three arrival streams. Domestic arrivals don’t pass immigration or customs checkpoints. These passengers can take onward flights without further security screening. CTA Arrivals (RoI, IoM, Channel Islands) bypass immigration (but need a separate channels as the CTA onl...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 6369

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

It might be some sort of stunt? I wonder why L2 would be open without a stairs/ramp/scaffold adjacent? The L2 on TCX A321s arent used for boarding, there and seats and overhead bins in the way.

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I guess it all depends on the lease terms and what the DAA want to do. Can EY hand the space back, can they sub-lease or sell the lease on? Anything is possible, but the DAA might have a clause about rival 3rd party operators. This might favour airlines, such as BA. I don’t think an alliance branded...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38612

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

I don't want to be mean, but for some reason, most of this movements come from airlines in Scandinavia. As mentioned upthread, salaries and social protection costs a lot more in Scandinavia than in the Baltic states. It sounds like you could crew an entire aircraft in Lithuania for the cost of one ...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Swissport might be another contender for their Aspire brand. I’ve never been in an EY lounge, but imagine that the relatively plush fit-Out is more suitable for Plaza Premium or No1 than Aspire. EY seems to continue to be the largest customer of the lounges at MAN and LHR, so the DAA could operate t...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38612

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

But that is nothing to do with Primera and everything to do with your lack of knowledge. The B39Ms were to have aux tanks fitted, essentially giving them BBJ range which would have made TATL ops a piece of cake. This important detail was always ignored whenever discussion of them buying B39Ms was q...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38612

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Makes me wonder if they went down because of their TATL expansion. They have been flying for a few years on short haul "charter routes", and that seemed to work for them. Always thought their TATL expansion was kind of crazy. Almost certainly. The late delivery of the A321neos, the short ...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38612

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Well it’s a bit off a coincident that monarch went bankrupt a year ago today, Aslo the question now is who will buy 5 brand new a321neo aswell as 737max planes in order for next year aswell as upcoming slots at JFK I wouldn't think that lessors will have many problems placing latest generation narr...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38612

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

a350lover wrote:
PF047 from Stansted to IAD should have left Stansted at 15.55h (local) and it appears on the STN airport website as just "scheduled". PF041 to Newark should leave at 17.55h (local).


There are unconfirmed Reports that STN has impounded the PF aircraft currently on the ground there.

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by BrianDromey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 135-160 seats lcc
Replies: 19
Views: 2381

Re: 135-160 seats lcc

We're not disputing trip costs but overall viability. Sure A220 will work on few routes but for it to make financial sense an airline would have to place a bulk order. Your business model does not work with 30-40 units flying around in the summer, it is simply not dense enough. Are you sure the mod...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28881

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

The pattern of cancelling an SNN flight and positioning to DUB is interesting, but must be more financially rewarding for the company. I can't see why EI would disrupt flights at SNN and open themselves up to two sets of disrupted passengers? I don't think there is much difference in EU261 requireme...

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by BrianDromey
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 78
Views: 15178

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

At the very least they could become oneworld connect partner. BA and QR would be likely sponsors, but they need one more. Air Italy could be part of the solution to oneworld’s position in Europe.

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

https://news.sky.com/story/eu-airports-unable-to-cope-with-safety-risks-of-no-deal-brexit-leaked-memo-reveals-11502372 It seems UK arrivals to EU countries may have to be re-screened on arrival at an EU airport post Brexit. I think this is probably avoidable, the US, Canada and Singapore are all one...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle
Replies: 21
Views: 3155

Re: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle

There are a few trip reports, the airline is very much of the European LCC/ULCC mould. I think they were the first to charge for overhead locker use. Wizz are the largest (low-cost) airline in Eastern Europe. They carried around 30million passengers last year and have a fleet of just over 100 A320/3...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

There should be a"hit" squad that can be drafted in for delays, etc.!! Where would these staff be drafted from? Its not that I disagree, but its not beyond the wit of man that people with straightforward DUB-JFK or even DUB-JFK-XXX could re-book via the website/app/SSK's without having to...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I don't think posters are commenting about the IRROPS, as such but the way they are handed by EI. DUB is EI's home base, they self-handle and one might expect that things like EC-261 information and rebooking assistance are handled well. I think every man and his dog knows that IT is poor at EI. At ...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

It's certainly been heated over the weekend! A lot of different opinions on the thread about EI's future destinations. The future for EI is, as ever, somewhere in-between flying to every hamlet in North America and a shuttle to AGP. AFAIK 12 A321's are confirmed as ordered for delivery to EI. Depend...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Point to point spot airfares are high. DY and transavia are making DXB work, feed to north america and north of england , mitigation against american recession cycles, onward feed opportunities to most of asia via llcs in UAE etc .....lots of goood reasons :-) Does the A321LR have the range ?? At 3...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Galwayman wrote:
Does the A321LR have the range for Dub > DXB? Personally I think its worth EI looking at Dubai again with the lower costs the A321 can offer ....

With EK twice daily on a 77W to DXB and no feed at the DXB end, what would be the point?

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by BrianDromey
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Ryanair picking up BUD out of ORK for Summer 19'. Great to see even more expansion in the region of Cork. Flights will be twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays It looks like an ORK based aircraft on Thursday and BUD on a Sunday PM. FR currently flies to BGY at those times on Thursday and its not fo...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

They would be mad not to "sweat" the LRs. Any aircraft not flying is not making any money, so high utilisation is desirable in an efficient aviation business. I'm interested to see what happens with the J to European destinations to use the slack time. It will be up there as one of the be...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Great to see two new destinations join the route map from Dublin and an ambitious schedule too. I might be wrong but I believe DUB-YUL is the first scheduled 2-Class A321LR Service to be announced? Primera offer only Y/Y+ and don’t have any LRs? Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh said the airline has b...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 6972

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

Do&Co have only been on LHR-JFK. Even with the new concept catering JFK has had a higher quality of catering.

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by BrianDromey
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Yes for example DUB-LIS 1730/2010 then LIS-GRU 2320/0520 TP have certainly got connections in mind, hopefully it works out really well for them. When TP launched MAN with an E190 the connections didn't work very well in one direction. IIRC TAP now fly twice daily to MAN. The schedule would also wor...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33665

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

santos wrote:
TP has just confirmed the schedule for LIS-DUB
2x Daily with a mix of A319/A320


2 daily on an A32x is a big launch. I assume the schedule allows relatively short connections to South America in both directions. I can't find it anywhere.

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by BrianDromey
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCO: Austrian to raise summer 2019 capacity as LCC competition grows
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: CCO: Austrian to raise summer 2019 capacity as LCC competition grows

And there is Vueling as well, launching VIE-AMS in December 2018. So these will be Vueling branded. The website is a total mess. flyLEVEL.com barely mentions their new hub at Vienna and the Vueling website (where you actually purchase the flights) doesn't mention any Anesec/Vueling Austria/LEVEL op...

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