Early morning passengers warn of Dublin Airport chaos as St Patrick’s weekend begins
"Even fast track has a queue of 100 people!!”
https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-n ... n-26489791
2 hour queues reported by some .
It was, and it was very profitable until they were booted out by Thatcher to protect BA as I recall. I don't know if you can blame Thatcher for that. I took the ZRH/MAN/DUB flight several times and don't think we were ever more than 20 passengers on the ZRH-MAN sector end there was no BA competitio...Jump to post
Yes, they have some serious exposure to Russia - I was reading about it this morning. It's going to be interesting to see how that all ends up playing out. A mate of mine just had his DUB - BOJ flights axed for May with Aer Lingus and his Sister also . They were going a few weeks apart . Understand...Jump to post
Star Alliance should have their own lounge ar DUB. Thete are more than enough star carriers/flights to warrent a decent lounge though I have always believed that star saw DUB as a secondary city. Question is where would they put it and would the DAA allow it? In fairness no star airline has a focus...Jump to post
LIQUIDS RULE FOR HAND LUGGAGE SCRAPPED BY LEADING IRISH AIRPORT https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/liquids-rule-cabin-baggage-airport-shannon-b2035461.html?amp I wonder when we can expect these at Dublin Airport . Great news and hopefully this will speed up security screening. I s...Jump to post
As expected, Luebeck Air LBC-DUB-LBC is no longer on sale... Why was that expected? Poor bookings? Hi, Lübeck Airport (LBC) is very, very close to Hamburg Airport. So close, that even FR sold tickets from LBC as "Hamburg" in the past. Nowadays, both EI and FR flying from (real) HAM to DUB...Jump to post
Yes I guess we will see a lot of consolidation going forward . Already seeing on a few European carriers. Just the kind of issues the industry didnt need after C19 . Still feel sorry for the guys at Aercap this morning a real blow . Yes, they have some serious exposure to Russia - I was reading abo...Jump to post
https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war- ... a-12566619
Ukraine war: UK bans luxury goods exports to Russia and hikes import tariffs on products - including vodka
Looks like the Lada car might make a comeback !!
LIQUIDS RULE FOR HAND LUGGAGE SCRAPPED BY LEADING IRISH AIRPORT https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/liquids-rule-cabin-baggage-airport-shannon-b2035461.html?amp I wonder when we can expect these at Dublin Airport . Hooray! The whole liquids thing is a royal pain in the behind and h...Jump to post
LIQUIDS RULE FOR HAND LUGGAGE SCRAPPED BY LEADING IRISH AIRPORT
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 1.html?amp
I wonder when we can expect these at Dublin Airport .
NCL's Norwegian Escape runs aground . . .
https://twitter.com/sandraacta/status/1 ... 75785?s=21
Unfortunate for all involved hope the situation ends soon .
The EU has followed the UK in freezing his assets.
https://news.sky.com/story/roman-abramo ... s-12565984
Roman Abramovich: EU 'agrees to freeze' Chelsea football club owner's assets
Some nice news on a Monday morning, Ethiopian looking to extend their Manchester service onto Dublin. I guess a tag on would be enough to serve what demand there is from Addis Ababa to Dublin. https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ethiopian-airlines-eyes-new-dublin-route-via-uk-41442765.html Ni...Jump to post
Upstairs a lot of work going on and McDonalds has closed down . Is the upstairs totally closed off? Have a mate who was planning to 'rest' there Friday night before and an early am flight on Sat morning. You can still rest on the left side there were people hanging around there today . The works ar...Jump to post
Flew out of T2 today but popped over to T1 as had not been there for ages. Security was empty but the guy at Fast Track said it had been very busy with the first wave morning rush and from about 1600 it was due to get busy again. Upstairs a lot of work going on and McDonalds has closed down . https:...Jump to post
Reports on Sky News that there may have been some progress in the peace talks . I wonder if Putin realises along with his bully boys that they need to get out of this before its too late !Jump to post
In a huge escalation of the conflict, Russia has truly taken the gloves off. Scary times. https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-russia-targets-peppa-pig-in-retaliation-for-sanctions-amid-battle-over-cartoon-characters-trademark-12564846 Oh no not Peppa Pig ! Thats it where is the nuclear button ;)Jump to post
"EU leaders have announced their intention to collectively rearm and become autonomous in food, energy and military hardware in a Versailles declaration" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/11/eu-leaders-announce-intention-collectively-rearm-putin-threat-russia-ukraine Seems covid ...Jump to post
Pegasus suspends its flights to 6 Russian cities between 13-27March. TK is still sending wide bodies including 77Ws to Moscow. That fleet must be working like crazy, besides their regular routes they are still flying 77Ws to European cities and WAW, TLV, even MEX. The leisure market from Russia to ...Jump to post
Aer Lingus have 2x A320neo on order as of February. https://www.airbus.com/en/products-services/commercial-aircraft/market/orders-and-deliveries Great news wonder what if anything they will do with the interior. That’s good news! Hopefully additions to the fleet and at least the cowlings will match...Jump to post
BA Cityflyer weekend service this year will be a weekly Southampton flight this summer. Nice if you're going on a Cunard voyage or otherwise :) I've never flown to SOU, might be worth it for a jolly little jaunt away. Looks like it starts 14 May, leaves in the morning on the Saturday, returns morni...Jump to post
EI321 wrote:Aer Lingus have 2x A320neo on order as of February.
https://www.airbus.com/en/products-serv ... deliveries
https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-russian-forces-now-three-miles-closer-to-kyiv-after-making-advances-on-the-ground-in-past-24-hours-us-says-12562933 Ukraine war: Russian forces now three miles closer to Kyiv after making 'advances' on the ground in past 24 hours, US says I wonder how long it w...Jump to post
Sky News reporting that Russia has requested a meeting at the UN tomorrow where they will accuse
the USA of having biological labs in Ukraine . So it seems Russia is looking to use chemical weapons next !
China starts to feel the pain from its friendship with Russia
Beijing’s economy deeply exposed to market turmoil and sanctions unleashed by war in Ukraine
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/c ... -1.4823432
An interesting twist from Scotland :
EXCLUSIVE: Alba activist used far-right sites to justify Russian invasion of Ukraine
https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/politic ... ce=twitter
An interesting podcast about Shannon :
Call of Duty: Free
https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/ ... duty-free/
Aer Lingus restarted Boston from Shannon today and JFK restarts tomorrow. I know there is other things going on in the world right now but the lack of any media coverage is a little disappointing… Its being reported by RTE now : Transatlantic services resume at Shannon Airport after almost 2 years ...Jump to post
Nice recent review of a TK 321NEO trip in J .
https://onemileatatime.com/reviews/turk ... ess-class/
It seems even China has been uneased over the huge response of sanctions on its buddy Russia.
Russia says China refuses to supply aircraft parts after sanctions
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 022-03-10/
AerCap Holdings has crashed 25% since Putin's invasion of Ukraine on fears it lost 152 leased planes to Russia https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/aercap-stock-price-leased-airplanes-lost-russia-ukraine-invasion-repossess-2022-3 If it is the case that AerCap cant get at those aircraft fo...Jump to post
I flew over to LHR with EI on Monday, back last night. A few observations about the trip: - In general, very good flights with EI both ways. They were using a 330 on the 152 on Monday, which was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise. Great crew; flight obviously only about 2/3 full at best as it ...Jump to post
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVEVladimir Putin's 'mistress' and secret family hide out in Switzerland as war rages Former Olympic gold-winning gymnast, Alina Kabaeva (38), was once called “Russia's most flexible woman” https://www.sundayworld.com/news/world-news/vladimir-putins-mistress-and-secret-family-hide-...Jump to post
Very sad but really not surprising considering who we are dealing with . https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-children-buried-under-rubble-after-russian-airstrike-hit-hospital-in-mariupol-president-zelenskyy-says-12561747 Ukraine war: Children buried under rubble after Russian airstrike hit hospi...Jump to post
Very sad but really not surprising considering who we are dealing with . https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-children-buried-under-rubble-after-russian-airstrike-hit-hospital-in-mariupol-president-zelenskyy-says-12561747 Ukraine war: Children buried under rubble after Russian airstrike hit hospit...Jump to post
Police in Moscow have threatened to detain the mother of a 12-year-old schoolboy who questioned Russia’s line on the war in Ukraine, as the Kremlin seeks to stamp out all forms of dissent. The boy, who has Ukrainian roots, spoke out after his teacher told the class that Russia’s military campaign in...Jump to post
Ukraine's postal service announces it'll release a commemorative 'Russian warship, go f#ck yourself' stamp
https://www.businessinsider.com/ukraine ... ?r=US&IR=T
the effect of companies leaving Russia. IKEA has had great days... And these are waiting in front of a restaurant "to the golden seagull"...tomorrow they will have closed. https://imgur.com/gallery/es023nn And in the 90's it started so well . https://youtu.be/s9xlu_R46x8 Soon they will be...Jump to post
Yes although they are to continue to pay their 60,000 odd workers which kind of defeats the point. Until the everyday Russian starts to feel the poverty line it will not get the message across . The rug needs to be fully pulled from under all of them . I agree. It's in the Russian people's power to...Jump to post
More companies are suspending operations in Russia due to sanctions and corporate public relations, including McDonald which operates over 800 units in Russia with 84% with the USA based company, the remainder with franchisees. Some companies like the USA based beverage companies Coke and Pepsi as ...Jump to post
11 days to go until my cruise on the P&O Iona. 3rd time lucky and hopefully won't get cancelled again. Pre-booked in to a couple of restaurants, The Epicurean and Sindhu on the sea days. Also booked the wifey in for a Spa treatment for her Birthday. Great I still have not been on it the last ti...Jump to post
Figures for February at Dublin Airport announced
1.3 million Passengers Passed Through Dublin Airport in February
https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... n-february
https://news.sky.com/story/premier-leag ... a-12560760
Premier League suspends its deal to show matches in Russia
I will make a deal with Russia . When they repay the money needed to rebuild Ukraine then I will allow my taxes to go towards repairing their gates ;) Russia demands Irish taxpayers foot bill for repair to embassy gate, also seeks official apology https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/russia-de...Jump to post
Yeah - but aside from anecdotes and early indications from kayak.com searches, I haven't yet seen much else that indicates a sizable (Omicron-esque) drop in TATL bookings. Hopefully Ireland will be spared from the hysteria. The way I look at it is - if this spills over into NATO I'm probably gettin...Jump to post
Looks like the drop off charges are coming in after initial delays and appeals. They mention, as one of the supposed motives, a drive to encourage the public to use public transport - in other words, to get the only form of public transport i.e. the bus :roll: I wouldn't give extortionate taxis the...Jump to post
Aer Lingus pilot awarded €202,500 damages after earlier payout slashed on appeal https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/aer-lingus-pilot-awarded-202-500-damages-after-earlier-payout-slashed-on-appeal-1.4820396 -- Looks like the drop off charges are coming in after initial delays and appe...Jump to post
An unfortunate accident at the Russian Embassy in Dublin today
https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1500 ... 29993?s=21
Airport staffer waves with Ukrainian flag to Aeroflot at Tel Aviv airport
https://twitter.com/itayblumental/statu ... 61797?s=21