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by OA260
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

BHD - EXT BHX GLA MAN . Does anyone know why some flights are being cut from 8/5 to 25/5 ? Issues with aircraft maybe ?

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by OA260
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11509

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Looks like Celebrity Solstice, Asia sailings are to be axed from Sept to April due to uncertainty in the market.

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by OA260
Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

Yesterday afternoon Dublin Airport was terrible. T2 in particular . Don't believe the PR hype that the daa are churning out ! They had wait times on the screens of 30 mins at 1500 yet it took one hour 20 mins to clear but shortly after the lines were back up to the escalator on the upper departures ...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

Just a heads up there are supposed to be huge disruptions to roads around Dublin from 3am Monday as truckers launch fuel protests. From some of the posts I have seen they seem to be ready for 1-2 weeks of action bringing many areas to a halt. Obviously this may cause disruption at Dublin Airport and...

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by OA260
Sat Apr 09, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

I have the ability to plan when I travel and choose less busy times. I pity those who must use the airport at busy times of the year and busy times of the day. Flying shouldn't be the miserable experience that it is these days. Me too thank god Im choosing off peak afternoon or evening flights if p...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24684

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

Looks like TK are introducing new fare structures in many markets . Ecofly / Extrafly / Primefly and Biz cabins Businessfly and Businessprime Various perks included depending what the fare level is. Interesting, is there a link? I wonder if there are any changes to fare classification "letters...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

EI - EIL was deployed this evening DUB - LHR - DUB . The return due to land back into DUB shortly.

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by OA260
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

The check in lines even at T2 were crazy today according to friends flying out this morning . That was even before security ! 3 hours before for all flights is wise and 4 if on the first wave in the morning . "Members of the public posted images and videos of lengthy queues at Dublin Airport on...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 15392

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

aviator2000 wrote:
Binter will launch Florence, Valladolid, Menorca, Ponta Delgada and Fez from Gran Canaria next summer


Binter are building up a pretty nice route network .

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by OA260
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24684

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

Looks like TK are introducing new fare structures in many markets .

Ecofly / Extrafly / Primefly

and Biz cabins Businessfly and Businessprime
Various perks included depending what the fare level is.

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by OA260
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

United Airlines jet makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport after engine failure https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40846193.html -- Strong winds forced two planes to divert from Dublin Airport last night. https://www.rte.ie/news/weather/2022/0407/1290913-flights-weather/ Not surprised they ...

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by OA260
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24684

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

emre787 wrote:
- TK and the ministry of tourism are working on getting 3,5 million Russian tourists to the country this summer (a reduction of more than a half from the originally expected 8 million)



Not really something for TK to be boasting about to be honest ! Blood money .

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by OA260
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

Turkish Airlines first flight of the season DUB - AYT
was operated by TC - JYP today .

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by OA260
Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

Re DAA Lounges Following a late January Dublin-Hamburg trip via Frankfurt (outbound) and Munich (inbound) on Lufthansa I couldn't help contrasting the Dublin T1 lounge experience with the lounge facilities at the 3 German airports. First impression of the Dublin lounge was of a space that felt like...

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by OA260
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

https://www.airport-technology.com/news ... blin-cork/
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It seems the daa airline lounges are going to get a makeover among other things .

daa taps Atkins for upgrade work at Dublin and Cork airports

https://www.airport-technology.com/news ... blin-cork/

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by OA260
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11509

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

I'm on vacation and I don't want to dress up to impress nobody. NCL all the way for me. I don't know how people dress on Caribbean cruises because I've never been on one but I've never thought it was bad on my Alaska/Australia/Baltic/Norwegian/Med cruises. Nothing wrong with good jeans and a button...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 05, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

It seems an appeal over the drop off fees : "Dublin Airport Authority has reduced an Irish tradition of collecting family and friends at the airport or welcoming family home for Christmas to a money grabbing exercise." https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0405/1290607-plan-for-paid-drop-o...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

EI - EIK operated to AGP yesterday and the same today with LHR later this evening .

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by OA260
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

I'm really surprised the McDonalds is gone for good. That was a gold mine in Terminal 1 (you would have thought) as it was always busy all the time. Very curious to see what will end up there myself. I'm flying next Tuesday morning and quite looking forward to it! I was told McDonalds decided the f...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11509

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Just back from a week on the lovely Regal Princess. Started off in Barcelona and ended in Rome. The ship had started off in Florida doing the TATL with a mostly US demographic doing the full cruise to Rome and some even staying on until Piraeus ( Athens ). Mostly Europeans joined in Barcelona and so...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

Interesting comment on an aviation friends Facebook page. "Aer Lingus were great other than a very aggressive announcement on both flights forbidding photography." Seems the flights were LHR-DUB-LHR and one was last night on the A330. KLM have also been doing these "no photography&qu...

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by OA260
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33244

Re: Condor launch new livery

They were doing a live broadcast on Instagram just now but turned the comments off after numerous bad responses .

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by OA260
Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2022/0 ... r-display/
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Some good news the Bray Airshow is back :)


Bray Air Display set to return to the skies in July

https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2022/0 ... r-display/

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by OA260
Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24684

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

Let me update on TK's Fleet (as indicated in TK's 2021 Annual Report): Here it's indicated that TK operates 370 planes, of which 20 are all-cargo ones. Remaining 350 are passenger planes, including some 50+ frames flying with Blue Tail AnadoluJet brand. Now out of these 370 birds the following are ...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

The Department of Transport is to hold a daily crisis meeting over queue chaos at Dublin Airport, after passengers missed their flights last weekend due to a lack of security staff. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/daily-crisis-meeting-to-take-place-over-dublin-airport-queue-delays-41510346.htm...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

MOL has called for the army to be deployed at DUB! Ryanair urged the Government to call in the Army in order to address lengthy security queues at Dublin Airport. Michael O'Leary said: "We propose that 200 members of the Army be called in to help do the patting down at security screenin. Hahah...

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by OA260
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

Self-inflicted problems threaten to take off at Dublin Airport From drop-off charges to dire security queues and deals with autocratic regimes, DAA has made several missteps https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/self-inflicted-problems-threaten-to-take-off-at-dublin-airport-1.484...

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by OA260
Thu Mar 31, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27525

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

It seems back office staff are to be drafted in to help ease the situation . Dublin Airport drafts in backroom staff to deal with passengers in security queues 600 workers on volunteer roster with crisis expected to last weeks https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dublin-airport-drafts-in-backroom-s...

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by OA260
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

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EK are opening their desks around 4 hours before for EK 162 due to issues at DUB .

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by OA260
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

Dublin Airport only guaranteeing security staff 20-hour week and €283 wage amid severe passenger delays https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dublin-airport-only-guaranteeing-security-staff-20-hour-week-and-283-wage-amid-severe-passenger-delays-41501295.html And they wonder why they are not queuing ...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

The lounge itself and the restrooms were filthy dirty. Two cleaning staff appeared to be on duty but sat in chairs near the business area on their phones. . T2 in general is looking a bit sorry for itself. Last week there were buckets dotted around near Butlers in shopping area catching water from ...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

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I dont think its nearly as bad in T2 Im currently flying in and out on a weekly basis and although Im deliberately trying to avoid the key waves and days that are peak I know people that are travelling at those times and they are getting through in about 25-30 mins . The opening times for fast track...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

In response to the scenes at DUB Airport Aer Lingus have reintroduced night before check in. If you have a flight between 0530-0800 you can check in at T2 the night before between 1600-1945. This is for Aer Lingus and EIR flights. Is that on their website anywhere yet? Not sure how much this is goi...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread
Replies: 169
Views: 46958

Re: Russian Aircraft Lease Return/Repo Thread

https://www.theinsurer.com/news/aercap- ... 46.article
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AerCap submits $3.5bn Russia claim sending shockwaves through aviation market

https://www.theinsurer.com/news/aercap- ... 46.article

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by OA260
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

In response to the scenes at DUB Airport Aer Lingus have reintroduced night before check in. If you have a
flight between 0530-0800 you can check in at T2 the
night before between 1600-1945. This is for Aer Lingus
and EIR flights.

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by OA260
Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

RTE have another photo which looks horrific . Covid soup ! https://i.ibb.co/PgQcSmS/A12-C13-F2-F4-C0-4-B7-D-8960-3-F8-C87-B34176.jpg https://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2022/0328/1288857-dublin-airport/ If there is a danger of this happening again then maybe the DAA better start reducing the number of fl...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

Footage from inside Dublin Airport showing long queues at around 6pm to get through security, meandering the length of the departures area. The DAA has apologised and advised passengers to expect delays over the coming days and weeks https://twitter.com/fergalobrien_/status/1508149152378761224?s=21&...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 27, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

Ryanair lower prices and makes profits . And is Europe’s greatest airline . Makes me proud to be Irish Indeed ! An Irish government minister is to talk to Ryanair after accusations that it hiked fares on flights from Poland to Ireland as demand soared from Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. https:...

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by OA260
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

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A very pleasant flight earlier today DUB - BCN. I was the only one in Aerspace ie row 1 then a few in the first 4 rows and quite busy down the back. Id say around 75% full which is a good sign. The biz lounge was also a lot busier but not packed. I noticed an Air Canada flight parked around gate 424...

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by OA260
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

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I just went to book some SAS Plus flights DUB-ARN and I see its being operated by Air Baltic on a A220 .

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by OA260
Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0322/12878 ... niversary/
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100 years of the Irish Air Corps a flyover Dublin is due around now .

https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0322/12878 ... niversary/

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by OA260
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 2788

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2022

https://en.aegeanair.com/-/media/abouta ... -21_en.pdf
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The latest A3 financials have been released this morning .

2021 Full Year Results
€72,5 mil. Headline pre-tax losses
Partial recovery in revenues (€675 mil.) - Passenger traffic at 7.2 mil.

https://en.aegeanair.com/-/media/abouta ... -21_en.pdf

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by OA260
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

Grand Theft Aero’ sends shock waves through Irish aviation industry https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/grand-theft-aero-sends-shock-waves-through-irish-aviation-industry-1.4833068? -- Emergency services on standby as Aer Lingus flight returns to Shannon amid fears emergency do...

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by OA260
Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... -facility/

They have also agreed a 6M debt deal for Emerald Airlines .
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The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund has agreed a new €200m three-year debt facility with Aer Lingus.

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... -facility/

They have also agreed a 6M debt deal for Emerald Airlines .

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by OA260
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

Four Aer Lingus flights flying into Dublin Airport have been cancelled this morning. The EI393 flight from Hamburg was due to land at 11:10am but has been cancelled. The EI693 flight from Dusseldorf has also been cancelled. It was due to land at 11:10am. The EI651 from Frankfurt is cancelled. it was...

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by OA260
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

I wonder when we will see EIL operate again . Saw it after its ferry flight the other day .


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by OA260
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5614
Views: 368228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/zelensky-condemns-terror-in-besieged-mariupol-as-he-presses-israel-for-missile-defence-help-20220321-p5a6cm.html Israel still refuses to provide any real concrete support to Ukraine. The iron dome would be useful. If Israel continues with this manner then they sh...

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by OA260
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11509

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Just back from a short cruise on QM2. Had a great time the ship was at 50% capacity after sailing Caribbean to New York and onto Southampton where I boarded. Quite a lot of Americans , British and Germans who had done the whole trip. Antigen testing done at port of Southampton and very smooth. The w...

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by OA260
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42102

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

ClassicLover wrote:
Also, they did an article on Aurigny starting Dublin to Guernsey a few days ago as their New Route of the Day.


Great to have the Aurigny route hope it does well for them.

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