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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

They sent a message on their Twitter account and I have seen it on friends socials. I guess if it gets as bad as they predict the check in may become an issue also . T1 had check in lines blocking security lines and vv . Obviously not the same set up in T2 but everything helps Oh hey, don't get me ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

Ryanair bag drop in Dublin only opens 2 hours before departure. I tried at 3 hours a few months ago, and it would not allow me to print a bag tag They've been all over social media saying bag drop now opens 3 hours and 30 minutes before departure to accommodate the current issues. So at least that ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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 ClassicLover
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 690
Views: 170893

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

How many aircrafts needed to cover the route daily ? So basically 4 aircrafts are tied to the route in any given 24 hours. Just to be pedantic, the word is aircraft. It is the same whether it's one aircraft or 45 aircraft. It's like sheep. One sheep or 45 sheep, same thing. The first thing the lect...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52011

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

sand26391 wrote:
I heard some rumors that Qantas will also soon announce (by the end of this month or so..) MEL-BLR. Probably a rumour only... but just wanted to put it up here.


Oh? And where did you hear these rumours?

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52011

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

What's going on with Qantas to Norfolk Island? All the aviation articles I can see say they're contracted through to 30 June 2022 for the services. However, all the flights beyond that date are on sale. Air New Zealand don't seem to appear to be taking over, as there is no availability on their webs...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

OA260 wrote:
I just went to book some SAS Plus flights DUB-ARN and I see its being operated by Air Baltic on a A220 .


Nice!!!! That would be very welcome in my book!

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 22, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Iconic Airport Buildings in the US
Replies: 18
Views: 2043

Re: Most Iconic Airport Buildings in the US

fbgdavidson wrote:
-TWA Flight Center
-PanAm Worldport
-LAX Theme Building
-Dulles Main Terminal


Agreed, though maybe not in that order!

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

Very interesting data. It clearly shows how much market share EI have lost to FR since the pandemic. Even this year EI are nearly 1M seats down. I wonder what the European picture looks like? Probably even higher. Yes, Aer Lingus have their lowest in years and years this year, while Ryanair have th...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 19, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

Some interesting data from Air Service One, which are quite a reputable source of information. They've done an article on Ireland - UK, which has some interesting data. http://cdn.airserviceone.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/16135313/imageedit_1_5027466314.png http://cdn.airserviceone.com/wp-content...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 45th to the CFM56
Replies: 4
Views: 1885

Re: Happy 45th to the CFM56

Amazing how it first flew on the 737-300 in "March 1884". That magazine has been making some terrible errors in articles lately.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 18, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

Unless there really were that many business/status passengers which would be very rare. I noticed new safety cards or maybe I have just not seen them until now. I doubt there would have been that many business/status passengers, but you never know! On the new safety cards, I had them the other day ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

OA260 wrote:
Early morning passengers warn of Dublin Airport chaos as St Patrick’s weekend begins
"Even fast track has a queue of 100 people!!”


I thought they limited the sale of Fast Track so that this kind of thing wouldn't happen?

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

My biggest criticism of the lounges in DUB is the food offering, especially in the morning. The DAA T1 & T2 lounges are pathetic and after trying the East Lounge recently, it was no better Food is decent enough in the 51st & Green lounge though, so it certainly can be done. Otherwise the hi...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

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...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

Who knew Ethopean returning to Dublin are a threat to Irish Aviation workers. I can just see them driving Aer Lingus off DUB-MAN within weeks of starting if fifth freedom is granted. :) https://twitter.com/IALPA/status/1503833983901184020 Wow, are they trying to stay relevant or what? That's a terr...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

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...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

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...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 14, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

Speaking of fast track, are all domestic passengers still allowed to use it does anyone know? It was the case a few years back but I can't see anything about it on the DUB website now (also I'm not sure if I asked this relatively recently...if so, I forget what the answer was so apologies!). I don'...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 11, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

https://www.solentsky.org/


That has that Ansett Flying Boat in it. I'll have to get over there and check it out. That's trip sorted then! :)
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iRISH251 wrote:
There hasn't been one since the 1980s but there is the Solent Sky Museum in Southampton. https://www.solentsky.org/


That has that Ansett Flying Boat in it. I'll have to get over there and check it out. That's trip sorted then! :)

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 11, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

Just got an advisory message from Ryanair saying there are security delays in T1 and to arrive 3 hours before the flight (I assume it’s DAA understaffed again) has anyone been through T1 in the evening recently? Surely it couldn’t be too busy at 7:30pm. I got the same e-mail today to say the same t...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

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...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mask Mandate Extended to April 18th
Replies: 40
Views: 7452

Re: US Mask Mandate Extended to April 18th

That's a shame, I'm flying to the US over Easter and was hoping it would be gone. Oh well!

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52011

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Is this on the basis of tourists being allowed in by then? Japan doesnt seem in any hurry, 6 weeks from now seems optimistic. It must be, there's no way they would return to so much service if it was still under the current restrictions. No doubt information has been passed around in the background...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

- Booking with EI now requires you to go onto the BOI App (presumably the same with AIB and other banks) to approve; a bit of a pain, but ok once you get used to it. - I posted a few days ago about cabin baggage in situations where you have a cabin bag, but (I was told by an agent at LHR) this real...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... n-february


Everything is heading in the right direction anyway, even if it is still down by 44% over 2020.
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OA260 wrote:
1.3 million Passengers Passed Through Dublin Airport in February

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... n-february


Everything is heading in the right direction anyway, even if it is still down by 44% over 2020.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 05, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

The requirement for Covid certificates and passenger locator forms for those arriving into the country will end from midnight. The move is part of the Government's efforts to make it easier for Ukrainian refugees to enter Ireland. https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2022/0305/1284595-covid-certs-lo...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

I can also remember going on a school trip to SNN, back in the days when you'd fly down to SNN on the 747 and come back on the train - all for IRL£16. We wrote to Aeroflot and they were kind enough to let us go on board an IL86 (CCCP-86067) and we were very impressed. It was a great experience. My ...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

Morning all, first time poster, long time lurker. Some interesting visitors in Dublin the last few days with multiple fuel stops with Air Canada 787's, come lighter days it might be quite a sight with Etihopian aircraft also on the ground at similar times. This morning 2nd also sees an EL AL 787-9 ...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

... finally welcomed Emerald, which has started to operate the DUB-CFN flights, its first route. What is the traffic/catchment on this route? CFN itself is so far away from Donegal town (1 hour+ by road). Well, it's a PSO route, so it's Government subsidised. It was operated by an ATR-42 for years,...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

I'm flying out of BHD with BA in a few days. I have a club Europe ticket, but no status do I have access to a lounge? Last time nothing was open, the time before that I could use the BA lounge but I'm not sure if that ever re opened. Yes, you will have access to a lounge flying Club Europe. The Asp...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

In my experience, the EI call centre staff are extremely limited on what they can do. If it’s anything other than a straightforward flight booking, forget it. Want to pay for a cabin bag? Absolutely not. Pay for a pre-selected seat? You must be mad. The thing that got me though was she had a record...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year
Replies: 84
Views: 23139

Re: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year

How crucial is it for QF to offer F on the A350 as biz-class suites are equally good now and probably lighter in weight? Pretty crucial as Qantas likes being one of the world's top tier airlines and Australia is a rich enough country to justify it. I would say that is also why they went A350-1000 -...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43498

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

I tell you what, flights are cheap at the moment! I just booked DUB-GLA on Ryanair for €17.99 (€4 of that was the seat) and €33 on Aer Lingus EDI-DUB for the weekend after next. Crazy cheap! In actual fact, I did book EI both ways which was €50 all in, with €29 of that covered by a voucher I had. Un...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

I picked an absolutely awful weekend to grab the Amapola F50 to CFN - due to the storm, the first day was a no-go and offered bus up. Went home, rebooked and got up on the second day, but ended up coming back on the provided bus! Last weekend before Emerald start and no way to get a day off during ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 119
Views: 27027

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

HK Flight ban for Australia/UK/Canada/USA/France/India/Pakistan/Philippines extended to the 4th of March, with Nepal being added to the list too You would hope it doesn't last much past then, HK is already unusual by keeping this in place considering most places are now reopening to one extent or a...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

I think its wise to have a decent amount of time to get those flights filled . Aer Lingus rely on connections from various European stations to make the route work. Even in the good times it was slow to perform. Also they will be relying on cruise passengers who traditionally book 6 months or more ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week
Replies: 45
Views: 10998

Re: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week

Very curious to understand the reclining mechanism with the fixed shell. Maybe I have odd poster but not sure how comfortable I would be eating or reading having to find my own angle, I prefer some support. But verdict is out until I see it in action or live review There is no recline, no mechanism...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week
Replies: 45
Views: 10998

Re: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week

The seat seems to take its core design from the BA Club World design with Preistmangoode that they applied for a patent on in 2014. Visually and concept wise it’s pretty much the same. Actually one of the Finnair press releases references that it was a Preistmangoode design that was then refined by...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

Funny about BA as they must be doing a marketing campaign reminding everyone. A friend of mine had exactly the same yesterday but was only around EUR80 but still it all helps. Mine was only about twice that, but still, I'd rather use it than lose it. Nice to see EI are heading back to MIA. They do ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week
Replies: 45
Views: 10998

Re: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week

It looks really nice! Images from here - https://travelupdate.com/finnair-new-business-premium-economy/ https://travelupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Finnair-A350-Business-Class-Seats-Behind-Divider-Up.jpg https://travelupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Finnair-A350-Business-Class-Seat-Sle...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

I flew back AMS - DUB with EI there were about 40 passengers . The crew seem to think a significant rise in numbers will be from Easter onwards. It will be interesting to see if there are busy flights inbound for St Patricks festivities which are on again this year. Ryanair seem to have noticed a s...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third and fourth freedoms of air
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: Third and fourth freedoms of air

This site has a great graphic that I use to explain the nine freedoms: https://transportgeography.org/contents/chapter5/air-transport/air-freedom-rights/ That's a really good site and diagram there! I learned the freedoms when doing my Masters in Air Transport Management, it's all very interesting ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Feb 08, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

Around 45-50 passengers on todays afternoon flight DUB - AMS . T2 still pretty deserted and places still closed down . I notice that they are now showing Duty Free flights on the FIDS . Got to educate people that the UK has now left the EU. I noticed they mentioned it on my DUB-LHR last month as we...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

130 checked in for today’s lunchtime Kerry - Dublin (and a few more than that booked). Mostly football traffic following yesterday’s match in Tralee. Another day, another Dublin Express journey: I show up at 13:20 for the :25 bus. The staff don’t want to sell me a ticket because it was too late. I ...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would BA consider a similar project sunrise route
Replies: 19
Views: 4003

Re: Would BA consider a similar project sunrise route

Going the distance non-stop would give them the competitive edge over the competition. And lets face it, it's not hard to compete against BA with their abysmal onboard service. That's a bit unfair, BA cabin crew are some of the best in the sky, in my opinion. They always give fantastic service, I'v...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Feb 05, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would BA consider a similar project sunrise route
Replies: 19
Views: 4003

Re: Would BA consider a similar project sunrise route

I've wondered if BA would be the better candidate to launch the direct LHR-SYD service. They already operate the A35K and are also looking at configuring the future deliveries to be optimised for ULH. BA would have less risk because the aircraft could easily utilized on many other premium trunk rou...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

EgyptAir will launch Dublin-Cairo service effective 02-Jun-2022. X4 weekly, A320N. Good to see the airline having the confidence to launch this new route that was meant to take off in 2020 originally. I've always wanted to see the Pyramids myself, so this would be an ideal chance to do just that be...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Feb 04, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

Explain the actual value of the metro please. I don't see it adding millions of passengers to DUB and frankly I dont see the current millions using the airport transferring in bulk to a metro service. It'll add a quick and efficient way for people to get from Swords to Dublin and back and for airpo...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence
Replies: 142
Views: 25203

Re: Irish 2/22: Blossoming confidence

I was on a TK flight recently where passengers were asked to co-ordinate between themselves when eating/drinking to ensure that just one person in each row of three seats was maskless when eating/drinking. Talk about overkill. That's overkill for sure. Also annoying... who goes first? I suppose 10 ...

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