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Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:08 pm

mast2407 wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
CFNFlyer wrote:


Whats the hold up with the new runway at the moment? I thought once the court cases were thrown out at the start of the year it was all systems go but they haven't even released the construction tender yet, a 2021 finish date is looking optimistic at the rate things are progressing.

I know there are issues with the noise regulator and planning conditions but would have assumed they could be sorted out during construction


Construction contracts will be signed towards end of summer and work start by end of year.


I think my understanding is that prep works are already in progress, things like diverting roads and site access and so on. I think when works begin, it’s actually on the runway, not the other stuff that the runway needs.


This is correct, prep works more less complete.
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:53 pm

The road and service diversions were largely completed last year were they not?

Is there actually a hold up at the moment or are things still on schedule? There's a lot of noise being made over Ross' failure to appoint a regulator so thought maybe that was a factor
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:41 am

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The road and service diversions were largely completed last year were they not?

Is there actually a hold up at the moment or are things still on schedule? There's a lot of noise being made over Ross' failure to appoint a regulator so thought maybe that was a factor


I don't believe there is any major hold up, the aim was to start by end of 2018 and that was muted early 2017. Most of the works were completed last year.

Construction starts in Q4 and expected to be complete by Q1/early Q2 2021 followed by 9 month commissioning which should see a late Q3/Q4 2021 opening.

There will be a lot of other apron/taxiway works in 2019/2020 to fix some of the current problems.
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:22 am

Ryanair made injured air hostess pay for flight home

Ryanair’s decision to make an injured air hostess pay for her flight home was not an aggravating factor in a €60,000 personal injury claim against the airline, a judge has ruled.

Judge Francis Comerford in the Circuit Civil Court awarded cabin crew member Laura Albacete, from Manelvidal, Vielha, Spain, €30,000 damages against Ryanair. She was injured when she tumbled down the rear steps of a Boeing aircraft.

Samantha Cruess Callaghan, counsel for Ms Albacete, told the court her client had fallen from the top to the bottom of an air-stairs, operated hydraulically from the rear of the plane, on a wet morning at Cork Airport on February 11, 2012.

www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ryanair-m ... 72745.html

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New digital signage installed at Ireland West Airport Knock

Ion Solutions, the Irish owned specialist provider of audio-visual solutions to companies nationwide and across the world, has designed and installed a new state-of-the-art digital signage network at Ireland West Airport Knock.

Ireland West Airport Knock serves as Ireland’s fourth busiest airport, with departures flying to destinations across Ireland, the UK and Europe.

The contract between Ion Solutions and Ireland West Airport involved the installation of 25 Flight Information Display Screen (FIDS) monitors and eight 55’’ Christie monitors in a variety of locations around the airport including the main entrance, the restaurant, check-in counters, the arrival area, the baggage collection areas, all departure lounges and areas, boarding gates and security areas.

www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/artic ... ort-knock/
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Germany

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0714/978602-ryanair/

Flight was from Dublin to Zadar, Croatia. Seems a crack was heard, depressurization occurred, rapid descent and landing in Frankfurt Hahn.

A number of injuries: nosebleeds, ear-bleeds, headaches, due to the depressurization, but all treated. Onward flight scheduled for those without injuries to zadar this morning. Those with injuries unlikely to be able to travel for a day or so.

Aircraft was EI-ENM.
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:30 pm

LH add a fifth daily DUB-FRA starting this winter. They only added a forth daily last October.

04.55, 08.25, 11.50, 14.00 (new), 17.50.

There will now be up to x10 daily departures between 3 carriers. They will also add extra capacity to MUC taking it to x13 weekly.
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:49 pm

Is that LH 4:55 am flight the first departure out of DUB ??? Be interesting if they can make such an early flight work .... although I’m sure it’s about connections at FRA
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:54 pm

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Is that LH 4:55 am flight the first departure out of DUB ??? Be interesting if they can make such an early flight work .... although I’m sure it’s about connections at FRA


Did the 5.15 many times last winter, but never again. I'm sure it's fine for a one off, but i eventually admitted to myself that its not a morning flight when you have to be out of bed for 2am.

I'm sure the connections will fill it for them anyway
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:14 pm

Galwayman wrote:
Is that LH 4:55 am flight the first departure out of DUB ??? Be interesting if they can make such an early flight work .... although I’m sure it’s about connections at FRA


I have been on it a few times (0555) and each time packed around 70% at least connections. Its a great flight to have to get onwards at FRA but as already stated I agree its not a flight I want to do too often. Blue Air is one of the first departures.
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:46 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
LH add a fifth daily DUB-FRA starting this winter. They only added a forth daily last October.

04.55, 08.25, 11.50, 14.00 (new), 17.50.

There will now be up to x10 daily departures between 3 carriers. They will also add extra capacity to MUC taking it to x13 weekly.


Great to see LH expanding at DUB and giving a real option to LHR and more recently AMS. Pity FRA isn’t the greatest of places to transit through. It’d be great if the LH group could show some more love to DUB and indeed Ireland from the other group carriers such as BRU, VIE, BSL etc though
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:13 am

Eirules wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
LH add a fifth daily DUB-FRA starting this winter. They only added a forth daily last October.

04.55, 08.25, 11.50, 14.00 (new), 17.50.

There will now be up to x10 daily departures between 3 carriers. They will also add extra capacity to MUC taking it to x13 weekly.


Great to see LH expanding at DUB and giving a real option to LHR and more recently AMS. Pity FRA isn’t the greatest of places to transit through. It’d be great if the LH group could show some more love to DUB and indeed Ireland from the other group carriers such as BRU, VIE, BSL etc though

BSL ?? The limited O/D traffic between BSL and DUB is adequately covered by FR and BSL is situated only about 70km from ZRH. As for onward connections at BSL, there are virtually none as even LX doesn't serve BSL anymore. IMHO, there is no chance for a LH group carrier operating from BSL to Ireland.
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am

Hi

I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service

TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa
TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr

Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. Rather unhelpfully it doesn't list another equipment type)

Thanks

Alex
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:45 am

richcandy wrote:
Hi

I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service

TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa
TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr

Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. Rather unhelpfully it doesn't list another equipment type)

Thanks

Alex



707. It routed JFK-SNN-DUB-SNN-JFK.
Think the route was dropped in 1980
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:34 am

Flights from Carlisle Airport delayed until next year

It's the second time the launch of commercial passenger flights has been put on hold

Flights from Carlisle Airport will now not take off until next spring.

Airport owners Stobart Group announced today a second delay in the bid to launch scheduled passenger flights from the city.

They were originally meant to start in June with airline Loganair ready to offer flights from Carlisle to London Southend, Dublin and Belfast.

However, problems with recruiting air traffic controllers put a halt to those plans with bosses pushing back the launch of flights to September.

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Flights-from ... ed4a0d1-ds

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Three new routes at Belfast International Airport

EasyJet is to introduce flights on three new routes from Belfast International Airport, starting in October.
The low-cost airline will fly twice a week to Fuerteventura, which is one of the Canary Islands, the Czech Republic capital Prague and Salzburg in Austria.
The announcement means that the airline will offer 35 routes from Belfast International.
Easyjetsaid it was "committed to expansion" at the airport.
It also based another aircraft at the airport last month, taking its total number of planes at Belfast International to six.

www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-44792508
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:52 am

richcandy wrote:
Hi

I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service

TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa
TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr

Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. Rather unhelpfully it doesn't list another equipment type)

Thanks

Alex


This would have been a 707. They also flew to DUB during this period (from 1974 to 1978). That marked the end of US services until Northwest flew to Dublin from about 1984 until 1988, then Delta started flying and now, they've been serving Dublin for 30 years.

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I flew in from BOS this morning. Good flights with JetBlue, from SRQ to BOS (via JFK) and then, EI back to Dublin. Left early, landed 40 mins early in Dublin ... then stuck out in the middle of the apron, waiting for a gate!

Impressed with EI t/a; good crew, comfortable seats, decent IFE. Very little to complain about and thankfully, the flight wasn't completely full, so I had two seats to myself.
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Aer Lingus is facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands

AER LINGUS WILL soon lock horns with a consortium of trade unions that is pushing the airline to share its multimillion-euro profits with workers.

Employee representatives Siptu, Fórsa, Connect and Unite have been collaborating on the campaign through the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).

The group – which collectively represent thousands of Aer Lingus ground staff, middle managers, cabin crew and engineers – has called on the airline to roll out a profit-sharing scheme following a pay deal negotiated last year.

A Fórsa spokesman confirmed that a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) meeting on the matter is due to take place on Tuesday, 17 July.

“The facilitated discussions are to explore the potential of profit share and its effects on pay determination,” he told Fora.

Last year, Aer Lingus agreed to give staff a gradual 8.5% pay increase between 1 April 2017 and 1 June 2019 following a Labour Court recommendation.

The court also instructed the parties to engage in discussions ”without prejudice” to explore the potential introduction of a profit-sharing scheme.

Full Story - http://www.thejournal.ie/aer-lingus-wor ... 5-Jul2018/
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:54 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Aer Lingus is facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands

AER LINGUS WILL soon lock horns with a consortium of trade unions that is pushing the airline to share its multimillion-euro profits with workers.

Employee representatives Siptu, Fórsa, Connect and Unite have been collaborating on the campaign through the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).

The group – which collectively represent thousands of Aer Lingus ground staff, middle managers, cabin crew and engineers – has called on the airline to roll out a profit-sharing scheme following a pay deal negotiated last year.

A Fórsa spokesman confirmed that a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) meeting on the matter is due to take place on Tuesday, 17 July.

“The facilitated discussions are to explore the potential of profit share and its effects on pay determination,” he told Fora.

Last year, Aer Lingus agreed to give staff a gradual 8.5% pay increase between 1 April 2017 and 1 June 2019 following a Labour Court recommendation.

The court also instructed the parties to engage in discussions ”without prejudice” to explore the potential introduction of a profit-sharing scheme.

Full Story - http://www.thejournal.ie/aer-lingus-wor ... 5-Jul2018/



A company with millions of profit like them, I am surprised no profit share program hadn't been implemented earlier on. Look at Delta airlines, all the staff got profit share bonus, from groundstaff to crew to pilots and more.
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:28 pm

There are similarities between Aer Lingus and Delta - they are airline companies
Profit sharing has its benefits I guess but does that also mean loss sharing too?

What a wonderful world we all live in!!!!
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:29 pm

eirflot wrote:
There are similarities between Aer Lingus and Delta - they are airline companies
Profit sharing has its benefits I guess but does that also mean loss sharing too?

What a wonderful world we all live in!!!!


It means when there is profit, the staff gets a small slice, baring in mind a lot of of the profit iis thanks to them. In a scenario where there is no profit, the staff doesn't get anything. This is just a good way of incentivating staff to work harder in a good way and a reward at the end.
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:28 pm

Exactly, Delta have the best OTP, dispatch reliability and lowest % of cancellations in the US, it’s because the staff go the extra mile.
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:33 pm

richcandy wrote:
Hi

I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service

TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa
TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr

Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. Rather unhelpfully it doesn't list another equipment type)

Thanks

Alex

Definitely was a B707.
I was on the DUB/SNN leg of the last ever TW flight operating DUB/SNN/JFK. Had no idea it was the final scheduled TW flight out of DUB until the captain gave a short speech before departure. I believe it was Oct.79, and the reason I remember the flight was because it never landed at SNN. We flew from DUB but a stubborn patch of dense fog covered the airfield at SNN. After flying circles around SNN for some considerable time, with no improvement in visibility, we flew back to DUB (I recall 1 LH and 2 EI flights also circling and diverting) and ultimately were put on a coach to SNN. That was a long day for what should have been a 30 minute flight! TW flew non-stop to JFK on that final service. Ironic that the final TW scheduled service from DUB actually departed twice!
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Wow... great memories...!
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:09 am

One in four flights at Dublin Airport delayed in June

Concerns as State’s biggest airport falls in international rankings for on-time performance

About one-in-four flights at Ireland’s biggest airport are delayed, according to figures released recently, prompting concern among airlines about a squeeze on facilities there.

A league table of on-time performance published monthly by air travel information company OAG shows that Dublin Airport slid to number 1,083 of 1,200 airports worldwide in June from 931 during the same month in 2017.

OAG shows that last month 58.9 per cent of flights took off on time, which it interprets as within 15 minutes of scheduled departure, implying that more than 40 per cent were delayed.

www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-a ... 4?mode=amp
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:01 am

Goodness
And with a 15 minute window
I remember being beratted for suggesting Dublin Airport was less than perfect
Had a 7pm flight on Friday last. Airport was busy, tables were filthy, toilets were smelly and flight departed an hour late
I am amused that Aer Aer Lingus is classed as a four star airline - just don't see it!

Will be interesting to see how the flight back operates tonight
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:04 am

A Bulgarian Air Charter MD-82 is expected in Belfast today, arriving with the Ludogorets Razgrad football team for a match vs. Crusaders:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... 17-18.html
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:46 am

eirflot wrote:
Goodness
And with a 15 minute window
I remember being beratted for suggesting Dublin Airport was less than perfect
Had a 7pm flight on Friday last. Airport was busy, tables were filthy, toilets were smelly and flight departed an hour late
I am amused that Aer Aer Lingus is classed as a four star airline - just don't see it!

Will be interesting to see how the flight back operates tonight


I agree - I expect they will lose it next time around and to be honest I never saw how they deserved 4 stars in the first place. Marketing got hold of it and ran a mile with it while they had the chance and now it has run its course. Very few aspects of the operation come close to 4 stars these days.

As regards Dublin, it has sadly been this way for years and never seems to improve. Whenever I use the facilities in LHR they tend to be spotless and you won't have to look hard to find someone cleaning them, on the contrary, witnessing someone cleaning the toilets in DUB is a rarity. A shame really.
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:57 am

There has been issues in June but don't under estimate ATC strikes as they had a massive impact and it shows no signs of improving because its not just France this year. Ryanair usually take the opportunity to criticize congestion at DUB but hasn't and if you stripped out the impact of ATC I think year on year the results would still show a decline but nothing major given he extra flights.

Aer Lingus trying to imply its all DUBs problem is pathetic, if they had enough staff flights may be turnaround on time!
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:51 pm

Surely all airports are effected by ATC? It is time however that some one told the French (and to a lesser degree the Italian) ATC to take a hike. Their annual additional holidays are a pain!
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:23 pm

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Surely all airports are effected by ATC? It is time however that some one told the French (and to a lesser degree the Italian) ATC to take a hike. Their annual additional holidays are a pain!


Of course and some more than others. The article dons't show any data on general European trend. OTP won't just drop from typically early 70s to below 60 between one month because of congestion at DUB without other factors at play. The French issue has been going on way to long and Spanish are at it as well this summer.

Some might even argue crewing issues possibly because of ATC strikes at FR have added significantly to disruption.

There is no mistaking DUB is congested but its easy to put all the fault on daa. Individual airline performance data at DUB would reveal a lot....
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Would the DAA wish or want to offend its two biggest clients? Probably!!!!

One never knows with the DAA!!!
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:03 pm

Ryanair have not published OTP for May or June and its mid July now, just a N/A with ATC flight cancellations. Its clearly very bad as they are usually quick to brag about how they are number 1.

https://corporate.ryanair.com/about-us/punctuality/
 
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:09 pm

Air Nostrum and CityJet are to merge.

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... 6?mode=amp

Air Nostrum was recently linked to the Aer Lingus Regional franchise with their Irish based start up Hibernian Airlines.
 
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:57 pm

Would be great to see the merged AirNostum - Cityjet airline ordering A220s and doing some flying in EI colours .. would open up so many new routes ex Dublin
 
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:50 pm

A Bulgaria Air EMB-190 (LZ-BUR) is on its way to Belfast right now to pick up the Ludogorets Razgrad football team after a successful game at Crusaders in Belfast.

At the same time, Cork City FC are traveling back from a loss in Warsaw with Regourd Aviation and one of their EMB-145s:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... 17-18.html
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:09 am

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Would be great to see the merged AirNostum - Cityjet airline ordering A220s and doing some flying in EI colours .. would open up so many new routes ex Dublin


Don’t think the A220 would ever be operated in EI colours by anyone other than EI themselves, the pilots collective agreements ban any jet operated in EI colours other than by EI pilots, and I’d imagine the cabin crew agreements would be similar.

Besides that alone the A220 is bigger than an A319 seat capacity wise, it’s not really a regional jet in the typical sense, just a slightly shorter range mid haul jet.
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:31 pm

It's always amusing for me when I hear a union objecting to progress because it does not suit their requirements

Flew into Dublin from Palma on Monday night with EI. Enjoyable and for a change good crew. But still 50 minutes lste
Dublin never fails to surprise - parked at the new terminal extension, used steps, entered one end of the building, walked to the other end and on to buses. Then drove past the aircraft we flew in on, under terminal 2 and half way down were deposited, two escalators and a long walk brought us to passport control. A bloody queue at 01.55am!!
The immigration guy looked like he hasd not sleep in a month and had not shaved - calling it designer stubble would be very generous.

We never seem to get it right!!!!
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:33 pm

It's always amusing for me when I hear a union objecting to progress because it does not suit their requirements

Flew into Dublin from Palma on Monday night with EI. Enjoyable and for a change good crew. But still 50 minutes lste
Dublin never fails to surprise - parked at the new terminal extension, used steps, entered one end of the building, walked to the other end and on to buses. Then drove past the aircraft we flew in on, under terminal 2 and half way down were deposited, two escalators and a long walk brought us to passport control. A bloody queue at 01.55am!!
The immigration guy looked like he hasd not sleep in a month and had not shaved - calling it designer stubble would be very generous.

We never seem to get it right!!!!
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:55 pm

I believe the A220-100 is somewhat smaller in terms of seating capacity compared to an A319, 133 versus 144 in an all economy layout.

Is one of the conditions regarding Aer Lingus Regional specifically about jets or just 100 seaters? With a combined Air Nostrum/CityJet potentially bidding for the contract what aircraft could they bring to the table, they’re a big CRJ customer but also have a small fleet of ATRs and of course any future aircraft they may add.

It’s a shame the franchise is limited to props or less than 100s, it really could do wonders for the overall network and hub model of it was expanded to regional jets.

As for Aer Lingus operating smaller jets themselves, the plan just before the IAG take over was to look at future fleet replacement on short haul from 2020 onwards on an oppourtunistic basis using new technology. Not sure how the A220 family would fit into that as it’s not quite small enough for sole regional flying and not quite big for A320 replacement. Most rivals are upscaling so to downscale the entire fleet would be risky, an A320/1neo fleet still makes the most sense but the need of a regional jet is still required in my opinion. It’s just a question of adding it to the fleet in a cost effective way.
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:36 pm

I imagine the unions opinion is that its not that the progress doesn't suit their requirements, rather that the same progress can be achieved by keeping the jobs in house and not out sourcing. If I were to have a union where I work I'd certainly want them to be arguing to keep my job in house and not outsourced.

As far as I know their agreement is for props with no more than 73 seats, anything else must be operated in house.
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:14 pm

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Would be great to see the merged AirNostum - Cityjet airline ordering A220s and doing some flying in EI colours .. would open up so many new routes ex Dublin


I'd have thought the CRJ7/900 would be far more likely; they do need a replacement for the RJ85s (they are going tech quite a bit!) and I don't thiink the SSJ is going to cut it. As Air Nostrum already has a decent sized CR9 fleet, maybe this would be the most likely? A220-100 might be a possibility of course, but being an existing CR9 customer with experience on the type, the CR9 would seem a logical choice.
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:12 pm

600 Ryanair flights cancelled due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium
The airline has said that 100,000 passengers will be affected by the cancelled flights on 25 and 26 July.

RYANAIR HAS TODAY said it had cancelled 600 flights in Europe on 25 and 26 July due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium.

The airline which predicted that 100,000 passengers would be affected, said in a statement they had “been offered re-accommodation on alternative flights” or a complete refund.

www.thejournal.ie/ryanair-cancelled-fli ... 4-Jul2018/
 
kaitak
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:43 pm

Does anyone know if AA still intends to change to a different type on the ORD route from later this month? Had thought they were switching from 787s, but they still seem to be operating (and a lovely sight, too!).
 
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Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 pm

I am booked on two flights to Dublin on AA in August and again in September both 787 flights, to Dublin and back to Chicago.
 
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Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:37 pm

Aer Lingus have canclled the resumption of EDI, Stobart will add a second service like in summer. Always an odd choice given the exclusivity around the Scottish routes. Interesting to see if they manage to reach a deal for summer 2019. The A320 is needed badly.
 
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Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:11 am

kaitak wrote:
Does anyone know if AA still intends to change to a different type on the ORD route from later this month? Had thought they were switching from 787s, but they still seem to be operating (and a lovely sight, too!).


No changes according to whats loaded.

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Flybe plane made emergency landing at Belfast City Airport due to cracked windscreen

A Flybe plane made an emergency landing at Belfast City Airport today after sustaining damage to its windscreen.

The aircraft operating from Leeds Bradford to Belfast City Airport was carrying 65 passengers when it landed safely, and on schedule, after a crack appeared on the right-hand side of the outer-layer of its windscreen.

There was a major emergency services response and police, fire and ambulance services were scrambled, following reports that there was an issue with one of the planes coming in to land.

Three RNLI lifeboats were also on standby in Belfast Lough.

www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandn ... n-1385638/
 
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Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:30 am

kaitak wrote:
Does anyone know if AA still intends to change to a different type on the ORD route from later this month? Had thought they were switching from 787s, but they still seem to be operating (and a lovely sight, too!).

All AA longhaul flights out of ORD are now operated exclusively by 788s (I think in an effort to improve on-time performance and availability of spare aircraft in case technical cancellations).
 
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Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:05 pm

My sister was booked to fly BE 1360 LCY-BHD last night. The inbound aircraft was diverted to SEN and then the LCY-BHD sector was cancelled. She got put in a taxi and driven to BHX, overnighted at a premier inn and then rebooked onto the 0645 BHX-BHD this morning. These things happen but it did take flybe an age to decide what to do after the flight had been cancelled. (They also wouldn't say why the flight was canceled. They claimed that they couldn't tell passengers for security reasons.)
 
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:21 pm

I agree the A220 would seem ideal for Aer Lingus. We know that OAG hold the purse strings with regards to fleet. EI put together a business case for the A321LR, so if they feel the A220 can work for them I’m sure they will work to do so. I hope they would work with other IAG Airlines to improve the business case.
I’ve said elsewhere that BA, IB and VY have sizeable A319 fleets to replace, so IAG Airlines have a good idea how operating a 150seat size class aircraft works. I expect the A220 will be seen at IAG, but in the course of time. It’s been less than 3 weeks since Airbus took charge, so Farnborugh is probably a bit soon for major announcements.

richcandy wrote:
(They also wouldn't say why the flight was canceled. They claimed that they couldn't tell passengers for security reasons.)


More like trying to reduce EC-261 compensation exposure.
 
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:03 pm

I just read online today that Northern Ireland's economy has declined by 1% yoy, and is down by 6% on its 2006-2007 peak. These are quite shocking figures, in the context of global - and particularly the Republic's - growth. In light of this, I wonder what the future for Northern Ireland aviation holds, including:

1. The continued viability of Belfast having two airports - BFS and BHD - when both have just four year-round non-charter scheduled airlines each (!)

2. The continued viability of the LDY - LON PSO if Stormont continues to stall, belt-tightening post-Brexit is necessary and/or T. May gets a majority

3. The viability of BFS to attract and sustain a long-haul flight, like a Chinese flight or even a QR narrow-body, when similar small cities like CWL are

What can be done to try to boost aviation in the province? Should the DUP be using its leverage in the UK government more to secure a mixture of infrastructure investment and tax relief for Northern Irish aviation? Should there be a niche strategy, like becoming a visa-free holiday destination (like Jeju in Korea)?

Cheers,

C.
 
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Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:36 pm

DUP are using their leverage to best serve the DUP otherwise they would be in government in NI
There appears to be no aviation policy for NI

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