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by ClassicLover
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

debonair wrote:
Sorry if discussed before, but why isn't EI just replacing the ex Stobart routes with subcharters from Hibernian Airlines or Cityjet until Emerald Airlines will take over?!


There's some interesting developments in the Stobart thread saying Emerald were denied their Irish operating licence.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Giant aircraft That Failed
Replies: 60
Views: 21068

Re: The Giants That Failed

You can watch a fascinating YouTube video by Curious Droid (A channel I can highly recommend) on the Rolls Royce Crecy engine here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxK_zWgw6gY Great video, just checked that out! Would have been awesome to see film of it and to hear it, as the presenter says. The Ar...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Hardly surprising guests are confused when these are still dotted along the boarding gates ! You'd think someone would have used some initiative, taken them down and stored them... mind boggling! Some people must still have a public sector mindset at EI then? "It's wrong, but it's not my job t...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Think I stirred up an issue that is glaring. My point was not the obvious cost cutting (as a victim of a no alcohol and plastic bag First class 14 hour BA service last year) but the lack of communication about it. indeed I was in aerspace but regardless everyone should receive an email in advance t...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Great news and would be good to see that operation last long term but still we will enjoy it while it lasts. Might try the LBA route myself . I've never been to Newquay or Exeter, so I'm seriously tempted. Gives me another excuse to take the train to Belfast, which I always enjoy. Indeed no issues ...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

On the flipside, British Airways have just sent a press release out about a bunch of new routes out of Belfast City. Belfast City (BHD)/ Exeter (EXT) From 16 June 2021, BA7319, Mon 12:55, Fri 16:35, Sat 10:15, Sun 11:40 Belfast City (BHD)/ Leeds Bradford (LBA) From 16 June 2021, BA7313, Every day at...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Looks like it wont be long before the routes are launched again. Just depends who offers the best quote. I like how the article points out that "Aer Lingus has stepped into the breach" as though they're some kind of saviour. The passengers were, for all intents and purposes, theirs anyway...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?
Replies: 28
Views: 4065

Re: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?

ILNFlyer wrote:
Only after all the bugs are worked out on the narrow body side of the house first and the engine matures to where the airlines are comfortable with the reliability.


I believe that's already happened.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 12225

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

lightsaber wrote:
Please go back to my 2015 and earlier posts celibrating their business model.


You would do everyone a favour if you linked to the posts in question, rather than referring to them. "Calibrating Emirates Business Model lightsaber" doesn't really find anything now.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

KIR have made profits of about €800,000-€1 million per year pre 2020 and Covid. No doubt, but they are still receiving Government funding - €1.7 million was allocated in April this year and the article from today states Kerry gets a €3.5 million annual subsidy. From my point of view, I would have e...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Kerry Airport's funding request refused Kerry Airport, which is reeling from the withdrawal of Stobart Air from its publicly-subsidised Aer Lingus route, was refused a government grant last October due to an investment loss it took on an unusual €1.5m stockmarket bet. http://www.irishexaminer.com/b...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Yes it will be interesting to see what happens there. I wonder if Emerald gets delayed or falls through, if EI would consider A319s again and operate the likes of DUB-EDI or DUB-BRS themselves (perhaps though with reduced frequency) and timed to cater for TA connections. I imagine it could be relat...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Stobart Air ceases operations, appoint liquidator
Replies: 88
Views: 15712

Re: Stobart Air cancel all flights

For what it's worth all the Aer Lingus Regional flights at BHD are showing as cancelled - EDI, MAN, EMA, EXT, BHX, LBA Loganair are offering rescue fares for £60 including baggage for customers out of Belfast, according to their Twitter. You need to call 0344 800 2855 to make the booking and have t...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Circumstances are to blame for the Stobart Air demise. But EI played a signuficant role. Why did they chose a paper airline? Why limit the liquidators already limited iptions? Stobart Air's financials were always flaky but they usually muddled through - maybe the mud became to thick! Funny all the ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

State ready to issue 1m Covid certs for international travel http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/state-ready-to-issue-1m-covid-certs-for-international-travel-1.4589645?mode=amp Anyone that registered on the HSE portal looks set to get their certs on time but what is not clear i...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Were they correct? Will the authorities reject any test other than negative RT-PCR on arrival? The Irish consulate in Austin seems to think it's negative RT-PCR only otherwise Do Not Pass Go. Appears that with the current rules any travel US-IRE requiring a negative test gets completely derailed wi...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Relaunches Miami
Replies: 30
Views: 5863

Re: Aer Lingus Relaunches Miami

Essentially Aer Lingus have been approved to join the transatlantic joint venture but have yet to implement or initiate a working relationship ie. code sharing, joint marketing and route consolidation. They have been dragging their feet on this since IAG bought them. I'll be doing cartwheels the da...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

It seems they did deny when they could get away with it. As per CMA ".....that while BA had offered vouchers and rebooking for flights that weren't cancelled, and Ryanair had offered rebooking, both had declined refunds." Actually, you make a good point. BA did basically hide their refund...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

This will be interesting to watch and to see if anything is actually done . Ryanair investigated over Covid refunds The British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said Ryanair should have issued refunds for the cancelled trips when planes were grounded due to the pandemic. http://www.irishexam...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

OA260 wrote:
It seems another cull of Aer Lingus Regional flights are starting to show until 31/7.


I wonder why they're not in from 19 July, since travel will be permitted from then. Interesting!

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Eagleboy wrote:
Would have loved to half inch the A350 model before it closed last year.........


Haha! I wonder if someone nabbed it or whether EI decided to keep it and store it. We'll have to find out!

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

OA260 wrote:
A few pics from the Aer Lingus lounge showing the new sockets/USB points at each block of two.


Oooh! I'm looking forward to seeing the new lounge when it opens!

Can't be too long now... one would hope.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Maybe there is a cross border fund they can tap into but whether it is the right thing to do it questionable. Dublin should be asked to contribute to the funding of Derry airport, says Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson 40% of the passengers who use it come from Donegal http://www.derryjournal.com/busi...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Thats what Aer Rianta used to be - DUB, CRK and SNN. I remember the pressure the then Givernment was under to let SNN float and determine its own future! Yes, but that's only for good times, or didn't you get that memo? In the bad times, the Government should step in and take control again, then wh...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 67424

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

What engine is the boom airliner based on? I think the Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4. ;) In actual fact, there appears to be no engine - the Wikipedia says that in July 2020 they made an agreement to collaborate with Rolls-Royce on engine development. It's all a bit wishy-washy. Perhaps they are trying t...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38703

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Did some online shopping on the Aer Lingus AerClub eStore on Friday. They were doing 12 Avios per €1 for Lifestyle Sports and I needed new running shoes. Made the purchase Friday, shoes delivered Saturday, 2,160 Avios arrived this morning. Very happy with that! Also made a hotel booking with Booking...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Checkerboard - Restored
Replies: 23
Views: 10695

Re: Kai Tak Checkerboard - Restored

https://www.facebook.com/16207891948602 ... 458692377/


Awesome, it looks great - thanks for that!
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Awesome, it looks great - thanks for that!

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by ClassicLover
Mon May 31, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Anyone know if Emerald has placed an order for aircraft? The paper airline yet to ever operate a flight is currently seeking to lease 6 x ATR 72-600 (former Virgin Australia metal). Very interesting, I was curious as to whether they would take some fleet off Stobart or go their own way - glad it's ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon May 31, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Checkerboard - Restored
Replies: 23
Views: 10695

Re: Kai Tak Checkerboard - Restored

747classic wrote:
classicjets wrote:
Who knows. My post is gone now.


Probably no link was added to the source of your photo ??


Would be great to see them!

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by ClassicLover
Sun May 30, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?
Replies: 20
Views: 3914

Re: BA premium service to CAI; A321Ns with Club World still around?

Flown a couple of those in the 2x1 config. The single seat really is like Captain Kirks chair on the Enterprise.. only better. It's the same seat Aer Lingus have for their business class, JetBlue Mint in the USA, Swiss also use it and others as well. It's not that uncommon, it's a commercially avai...

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by ClassicLover
Fri May 28, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Australia remains open to its own citizens so not entirely closed either. Did a recent Qantas repatriation flight from India not have a 50% infection rate? They also have a travel corridor with New Zealand. Perhaps the Irish Government is playing safe and waiting to see how the UK gets on with the ...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 26, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Interesting concept but will be dependant on how much they are intending to charge for trips. Belfast by blimp: Airship service to offer eco-friendly five-hour flights from Liverpool https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/ireland/belfast-by-blimp-airship-service-to-offer-eco-friendly-five...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 26, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

........ Hire US crew based in NYC on US terms and conditions flying NYC > Dub > NYC > SNN > NYC . Problem solved easily Another wonderful insight from a poster with an axe to grind against EI staff. Always make me think of the Irish currency of my youth. If you are going to that it’s probably quic...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 25, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22761

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

I think that Boeing at the time was really banking on NW and US placing an order for to replace a large portion of their DC-9 fleets in the 90s. NW in the mid-90s was emerging from a financial mess and had numerous near-term fleet replacement needs following the NW-RC merger, the deferral of orders...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 25, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

The problem is that Ryanair has hundreds of MAX's coming on stream and hundreds more NGs. In a depressed market where does he think he can send them? I have said before and I still think it is the case that VFR and traffic over the Irish Sea will be first to return, assuming a global standard frame...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Plan on easing of measures in June, July due next week Ireland will need a "very big and attractive incentive package" to get airlines back, he said, but passengers must be allowed to fly again. http://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2021/0519/1222694-international-travel-virus/ Will be inter...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2382
Views: 396786

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

in the case of Gatwick, possibly least desirable airport. This is about offering their customers a good product at an affordable price point, not to be the number one carrier between NYC & London. I wouldn't be so harsh on Gatwick. Everyone thinks Heathrow is the bees knees as it has that reput...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

If pilots are already based in DUB, it makes sense for the cabin crew to follow. Hopefully those who want severance will get it and those who want to transfer will get it. That would be a win/win as there are always some who hang on in a job hoping for redundancy. I was quite frankly surprised ther...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2382
Views: 396786

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

The flight schedule is here - https://travelupdate.com/jetblue-heathrow-gatwick-schedule/ JFK-LHR-JFK - "Departing New York, flight 7 will leave at 21:48 and land in England at 10:10 the next morning. The return service is designated flight 20 and will leave London Heathrow at 18:10, landing ba...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

I'm assuming this doesn't mean the cessation of EI flights at SNN. BOS, JFK and LHR will be operated in a W pattern via DUB and/or ORK for the LHR flight. Route cuts were not mentioned and pilots are based in DUB already. They said the base was inefficient and out of line with the market for a sign...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10054

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

Fantastic report all round, thanks for that. I wasn't aware there were two different "versions" of the Fokker 100 in service. I'd love to get on board one, as my only Fokker experience was an F28-4000 SYD-MCY-SYD on my first ever flights. Awesome pictures too, and of your trip. Beautiful c...

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by ClassicLover
Mon May 17, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Interesting view but I doubt it would be a wise idea and certainly better things for the state to be getting involved in and concentrating on. We have seen what political interference has done in the past and was a joy to see the back of it. Politicians love interfering with aviation, as it gives t...

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by ClassicLover
Sun May 16, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

At my airline we are given 2 days off after a vaccine to allow us to recover from any side effects. Getting a vaccine in the US and the potentially feeling very ill in the flight home isn’t ideal and I think Aer Lingus are correct to ensure their crew do nothing can could potentially jeopardise the...

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by ClassicLover
Fri May 14, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Looks like Ryanair are on a mission to improve customer care / perceptions. Maybe they should just refund their customers who constantly complain when they post on Social Media and did not even use a OTA. That's hilarious! Ryanair keep trying to be customer centric in their attitude, but they just ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu May 13, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

The word "gamechanger" has become a cliche in this pandemic here's another potential for the list. If it's really as accurate as the PCR with results in 25 seconds, it might be just the thing the Irish aviation industry needs. No word on how expensive they are though... Yeah I saw their p...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 12, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

The sting is in the tail though "However, he said he did not believe travel between Ireland and the rest of Europe or the US will fully return until next year. That is less encouraging, but I wonder if he is talking about demand, which is going to be depressed by restrictions through the summe...

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by ClassicLover
Thu May 06, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

There is a Ph D thesis to be written on financial support for "regional airports" in Ireland and the cash spent on wasteful schemes while necessary projects did not happen. Anyone younger than I am like to take it on? Tell me about it, I couldn't agree more with you on that. Such a coloss...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 05, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 36368

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

The Government has agreed a contract with Aer Arann to provide air service to/from the Aran Islands until 2025. The deal also seems to provide for the operator to have some role in managing some of the airstrips originally intended for air services to some of the other offshore islands, which were ...

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by ClassicLover
Sat May 01, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 International Employees
Replies: 37
Views: 6001

Re: US3 International Employees

Yes around 10-20 typically relocated from their Chicago HQ typically as if we were back in the 60s (in terms of airline staff relocation from home base) Some who work in United's Amsterdam office are from the US that's for sure, but many are European. I know someone who works there. They cover the ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 International Employees
Replies: 37
Views: 6001

Re: US3 International Employees

UA has staff in LHR, I believe some still in NRT and a few in FRA. Unfortunately, thanks to COVID related changes, United closed its crew bases in FRA, HKG, NRT. All of those flights are now operated by mainland US based crew. UA retains an international inflight crew base at LHR. (Though not inter...

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