Great concept and I would love one! I’m guessing it would be in the region of about 10 thousand. Everything seems to be and the fit-out with the original cabin panels is all very cool. Looks like an ex-IndiGo aircraft? I spy slightly older airbus interior panels than the later builds, were they cal...Jump to post
I'm very sure I also did a flight at €0.01 on Ryanair, but if I didn't, it would be €4.99. Those 1c fares were handy - a friend of mine in Ireland had a boyfriend in the UK, so they each booked 1c fares for every single weekend that it was valid for. They figured they could see each other if they wa...Jump to post
I made a killing tip wise. Every passenger handed me $20 to even a $100 tip. Many couldn't believe what she did to me. After checking in the last JFK passenger, I went to the bagroom to check on the rampers who had to lug and load her junk. I handed them a $20 bill each and told them I would have g...Jump to post
Thats very true. While there are worse places to be stuck than the Canaries, if you are not prepared and have no ability to work remotely its a bit of a disaster. Two weeks in a hotel room wouldn't be great either - on the wallet or on the mind. The stories of crew being quarantined in extremely ba...Jump to post
Yes it was the Sultan of Brunei’s VIP 747 into Heathrow. A bit unusual that they were granted an early morning arrival slot at Heathrows busiest time.. I think they normally go into Stansted. I suppose Heathrow is closer to Harrods for his Christmas shopping. I don't think LHR is as busy as days pa...Jump to post
Only major item missing appears to be the breakfast. ... which is the only thing I look forward to and a main reason why I fly Aer Lingus! I'm flying DUB-LHR at the end of January so maybe it'll be back by then. Not too bothered if not, as I'm connecting to AA to JFK in J, so I'll be fed and watere...Jump to post
OA260 wrote:BHD / BFS yield management will be having Turkey this Christmas . Probably not long before we see fares of £300-400 ! When will the Irish government ever learn . The CTA should have at least been excluded .
Check separate guidance to see if you qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England. You do not need to complete a passenger locator form before travel to England. Good to know, especially as I'll be transiting again in January. Still, the rules change so fast and so often that you can't rely o...Jump to post
Do we know if there’s a need to get a PCR when transiting through UK, say SFO-LHR-DUB You will need to comply with whatever the rules are at final destination. Transit's usually mean you don't have to follow the rules as you're not entering the country. With the UK, you still need to complete their...Jump to post
OffTheRails wrote:ASOSpotter wrote:QANTAS Fleet announcement in Early December, with the 717, 737. A350 and Freight announcements to come.
Wonder if the fokkers are involved with this announcement too
I don't think the title of the article reflects Mr. Gallego's words correctly. As I read it, IAG are considering funnelling transit passengers (over 40%) through another hub. If they move them to another UK airport, for example LGW, people in Britain wouldn't be too concerned. But the possibilities...Jump to post
As per link below, British Airways is mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR as result of the expensive fees for airlines. https://airwaysmag.com/airports/ba-consider-heathrow-flights/?fbclid=IwAR0jBFc3U20cCrA5-za9kFIB3EIIUHQwt5_Tipwe2XBUKOJCRqAkkdIrBpQ BA leaving LHR would be commercial suicide for t...Jump to post
The Aer Lingus pilots union has put the company on notice of a “deteriorating situation in the pilot body” at the airline. Among the issues currently angering some pilots is the changing of arrangements for crews travelling on US flights over Christmas from both Dublin and the airline’s new Manches...Jump to post
Cubana returned to scheduled long haul flying today with a flight to Buenos Aires EZE. CU-T1250 landed slightly ahead of schedule with 119 paxs. Aircraft stays in Buenos Aires for 26 hours for crew rest (and shopping for all kind of items that are not available in Cuba - from ibuprofen to brooms to...Jump to post
Nice report. I fly with them exclusively in business short and longhaul and always very happy. The crews are always very attentive and show a genuine interest. The product for Europe is absolutely fine what I'm concerned and will definitely continue to fly with them. I agree with you, friendly, nic...Jump to post
Lots of UK charter airlines as well — Britannia, Monarch etc. It’s the passengers who got a RAAF 707-338C I’m jealous of I also remember seeing an aircraft from JAT at that time also. Very strange seeing all these weird airlines in Sydney. Not many people were flying. I visited the airport and stol...Jump to post
Flew DUB-LHR-DFW yesterday on BA831/192 and have some observations. LHR flight was almost full, with high proportion of pass. connecting on to US flights at LHR. DUB check in was chaotic as handling agents seemed confused, but friendly and helpful, on how to process those without Verifly (seemed li...Jump to post
Meant to add that The Chocolate Lounge at T2 has shut for good . It was a great place for a few years but then changed management and went down hill and the seating area got very tatty. Its now going to reopen as a Starbucks. Hoping they keep a seating area that looks out onto the airfield as its a...Jump to post
What has changed? What has been eliminated? Are things slowly getting back to "normal" or are we going to continue seeing less amenities? Looking forward to your responses. Most things are normal enough in my opinion. Here are some recent experiences. British Airways Club Europe meal Toul...Jump to post
as we'd already paid for Comfort Seats I would kindly ask for a full refund, due to the upgrade into Biz... No need though - the upgrade cost us €47 extra. If we had not paid €12 for comfort seats, the upgrade would have been €59. Therefore, KLM did the correct thing by taking the cost of the comfo...Jump to post
For all the pictures that go with this report, please click here! A friend of mine checking in for this flight noticed she was able to select seats in business class for an extra €47. I had already checked in and quite frankly hadn't checked anything like that as I presumed I would get an e-mail abo...Jump to post
I do wonder if that will ever be back. Once things like that go as time passes its less of a priority. Its part of the old Aer Lingus model and unless they see a decent revenue gain in providing it the space will be used for other things like duty free which now shows in the Bia brochure for GB fli...Jump to post
Both hard and soft products are poor quality. A lick of tacky Britishness in the lounge does not make up for the ridiculously high fares -- LHR needs competition, BA capture is bad for everybody. Sorry, what? British Airways don't charge ridiculously high fares at all. There are some flights from D...Jump to post
Aer Lingus have released their latest BOB menu and not much has changed. No real significant additions and no reintroduction of sandwiches/hot food. https://www.aerlingus.com/media/pdfs/bia.pdf I'd pay good money to find out why the breakfast isn't back. It's the one food item that distinguishes Ae...Jump to post
If the De Havilland Comet had no issues with its structure and it was fixed before it entered service, where would De Havilland be now and would it have affected the sales of the 707 and dc-8, with its issues solved or would they be in the same boat as Convair 880/990 due to the seating layout? We ...Jump to post
Perhaps it’s time to rethink the mask rule. It is bringing about violence incidents against my fellow crewmembers. Put a vaccine rule in place and end the mask mandate and hopefully people will be a little less on edge while flying Perhaps morons should realise they need to wear their masks when fl...Jump to post
My burning question for AA and LHR is about terminals. During the pandemic, AA moved to T5 and it was announced that they would stay there moving forward, but now they’re back at T3. T5 is clearly a better place to be, are pieces in motion to get back to T5? Is it just space constraints that preven...Jump to post
Aer Lingus are extending their flexible booking policy until September 2022. This will be a welcome move as many are still reluctant to part with their money due to the ongoing changing C-19 situation. Just saw that in the press release. It's a very, very good move - but I can guarantee they won't ...Jump to post
Does anyone know what letter class a business class ticket books into on the connecting flight within Europe? I see that booking with BA, it puts business class in Y on the EI flight from Dublin to London and I'm wondering if that will allow AerSpace seats to be selected or not. I'm curious because ...Jump to post
Possibly the same tech now in place in airports like Amsterdam, where everything stays in the bag and you can take as many liquids through as you like.. my friend regularly carries a bottle of champagne through security! I love using these scanners in Amsterdam. It makes the whole process so much s...Jump to post
Looking to book a trip to US in Jan 22 but unsurprisingly premium cabin prices are very high. Wonder whether the price would drop after US carriers putting in more seats in the system. Flights in general are priced high. Dublin to Sydney over Christmas is €2,015 return (AU$3,150) in economy class! ...Jump to post
daa submits new plans for drop zone at Dublin airport Dublin airport operator, daa, is making a fresh bid to install a new paid drop-off and pick-up zone at the country's busiest airport. http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2021/1013/1253569-daa-submits-new-plans-for-drop-zone-at-dublin-airport/ This i...Jump to post
Irish Bank Holiday lots of flights are very busy they even laid on extra flights to Canaries . I didn't think it would be THAT busy though :) Good to see! Cant believe you have not seen the bargains ;) https://i.ibb.co/WKZY3vg/650-AA4-F4-BB47-40-A8-AF60-66149-F265771.jpg Let me get my credit card o...Jump to post
Also, the F100 replacement is not part of this tender, so it's a moot point. Is it not? https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/qantas-launches-contest-replace-small-jets-sources-2021-10-03/ Then there are more than 1 contest, but they are strongly related anyway. If Airbus could offer t...Jump to post
OA260 wrote:Irish Bank Holiday lots of flights are very busy they even laid on extra flights to Canaries .
Anyone have any idea of what is going on on Friday 22 October?
All the KLM flights DUB-AMS are completely full, apart from 1 seat remaining in business class on the 05:55.
Qantas is expected to confirm in coming days a tender for fleet replacement of 737’s, 717’s and F100’s. While the 737MAX and A320neo family are being considered for replacement of 737’s the A220, Embraer E2 and 737max7 are being considered for the regional jet replacement Thoughts?? For the regiona...Jump to post
T4thH wrote:Decision till Dec-2021, order in 2021, this seems to be new. (or I have missed it in the discussion here/missed they links).
Qatar Airways is currently seeking additional frequencies to their bilateral to operate daily services to BNE year round. They also want to drop the CBR tag on the second SYD flight as well https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qatar-airways-seeks-year-round-brisbane-doha-flights This play was al...Jump to post
A330neo for domestic? Alan has said before that 787 is not economical for Domestic East coast. He also said the A330 economics do not work on domestic either Of course not, and that is due to the configuration of the aircraft. Same airframe with no lie-flat business class seats, no premium economy ...Jump to post
Not that busy at T2 this morning . Nice to see some additional food options in the Aer Lingus lounge. https://i.ibb.co/VgYdrvW/DFA3-B1-F9-31-E8-4269-BFA6-713-FB76-F84-F1.jpg https://i.ibb.co/cYj5jfd/17-E44424-2283-4-FDE-A771-9943-CE15-A2-C4.jpg https://i.ibb.co/dpCsdD4/F559-D604-7-A2-E-4-CA4-903-F-...Jump to post
In my post #28 I said For example : CDG , LHR or FRA to any destination in the USA/Canada would be poor madness and waste of time. your answer was Hardly a waste of time Hence the example of FRA to JFK, which of course makes no sense at all. I was actually referring to this part of your post - Conn...Jump to post
You didn't go into my example at all. If I want to fly from Frankfurt to New York, the flight with LH e.g. there and back takes 16 hours 40 minutes. With RJ including waiting times 54 hours 40 minutes and that's 38 hours of difference for the same result ! There were times when I flew the route twi...Jump to post
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has closed an investigation into the two airlines, saying there is a "lack of [legal] clarity". Instead of offering refunds, the carriers offered vouchers or rebooking. What is often missed here is that BA always refunded for cancelled flights. ...Jump to post
BrianDromey wrote:Perhaps IAG feels now is the time to get as much out of the T&C’s as they can and then worry about regaining lost share in the coming seasons?
Connecting pax from Europe, are you joking ? Why somebody should fly with RJ to any long-haul destination they offer via AMM ? For example : CDG , LHR or FRA to any destination in the USA/Canada would be poor madness and waste of time. There a even airports wich they don`t serve at all. MAN or HAM ...Jump to post
I see RJ launching SYD flights. Maybe starting with a thrice weekly services. Hahahahaha! While I'd love that as it would make for another decent route from Europe to Australia - and I love RJ, great service in Crown Class, not to mention awesome food - that's never going to happen :) Thanks for th...Jump to post
I considered it one November with a case but the scorching Kerry weather at that time of year put me off ;) . Its ok if its dry and not howling a gale but thats like the lotto . Haha yes! It did occur to me that it would be horrendous in winter. Even with the footpath covered for the distance, the ...Jump to post