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Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:35 pm

Etihad blocking the runway with hydraulic issues
 
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:46 pm

AmricanShamrok wrote:
A few flights diverting from DUB to SNN right now - anyone know what's going on?

FR8995 MUC
EI403 FCO
FR7033 FAO


Seems that an Etihad was disabled on the edge of the main runway and flight ops were suspended.
The runway has now reopened.
 
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:54 pm

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Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:06 pm

Edit: The Etihad had to be towed off I believe. Disruption only lasted 30 minutes or so but long enough for a few diverts!
 
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:36 am

I assume it's now unlikely to see any changes to EIs short haul for 2019? Surely the arrival of the A321s and some short haul rotations will free up some A320 time?
 
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:43 am

eirflot wrote:
I assume it's now unlikely to see any changes to EIs short haul for 2019? Surely the arrival of the A321s and some short haul rotations will free up some A320 time?


Fifth daily CDG starts in August and will require an A321 LR to fly somewhere. They will likely phase them in, a lot could go wrong in 2019 if they had most flying to Europe and T/A.
 
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:49 am

The extra EI ORK-LHR rotations are cut and instead going to BHD-LHR in S19
 
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:52 am

I also note all EI BHD flights are being re-numbered from two to three digits (from EI** to EI9**).
 
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:15 pm

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No, EI don’t overnight aircraft anywhere except for LHR.


Also Belfast City and Shannon.
 
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:55 pm

ELBOB wrote:
eicvd wrote:
No, EI don’t overnight aircraft anywhere except for LHR.


Also Belfast City and Shannon.

I wouldn’t class those as overnights.
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:31 pm

eicvd wrote:
ELBOB wrote:
eicvd wrote:
No, EI don’t overnight aircraft anywhere except for LHR.


Also Belfast City and Shannon.

I wouldn’t class those as overnights.

BHD and SNN are EI bases, as is ORK.
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:53 am

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-ne ... ext-summer

AIr Baltic resume x4 weekly Riga next summer.
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:56 am

AmricanShamrok wrote:
eicvd wrote:
ELBOB wrote:

Also Belfast City and Shannon.

I wouldn’t class those as overnights.

BHD and SNN are EI bases, as is ORK.


Is BHD really a base, flight deck no longer based. Are cabin crew?
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:09 pm

Aer Lingus release statement after all flights to and from Gatwick are suspended

Bad news if you're travelling here.
Aer Lingus have released a brief statement after the airline are just one of the many companies that have been impacted by the ongoing issues at Gatwick.

As reported previously, all flights to and from Gatwick have been suspended due to ongoing drone activity activity around the airport. The airport have confirmed that there are significant delays and cancellations to all flights today, 20 December.

Authorities at Gatwick Airport have asked people not to travel to the airport without checking the status of their flight with their airline first.

On this note, Aer Lingus have said that "Flight disruptions and cancellations are expected due to the closure of airspace over Gatwick. Please check your flight status before departing for the airport. Affected guests can be accommodated on the next available flight or cancel and apply for a refund."

www.joe.ie/news/aer-lingus-release-stat ... ded-652509
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:51 pm

Great about Air Baltic. I wonder will the schedule allow for CIS connections?
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:06 pm

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Great about Air Baltic. I wonder will the schedule allow for CIS connections?


The flight times are not really optimised for connections. Especially on the inbound. Still some maybe possible but this route is more about point to point.
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:08 pm

Delighted to see Air Baltic return, great airline to fly with and the CSeries/A220 makes a huge difference.
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:08 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
eicvd wrote:
I wouldn’t class those as overnights.

BHD and SNN are EI bases, as is ORK.


Is BHD really a base, flight deck no longer based. Are cabin crew?


No pilots based in SNN either.
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:47 pm

EI have the new brand and new uniforms announcement in January. Will it happen or will it be another EI melt down? January is usually a bleak month anyway!!
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:06 pm

eirflot wrote:
EI have the new brand and new uniforms announcement in January. Will it happen or will it be another EI melt down? January is usually a bleak month anyway!!

The livery refresh is due in January. The original announcement for the uniforms stated Spring unless that’s been brought forward.

As for a melt down, you can save your popcorn.
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:59 pm

eirflot wrote:
I assume it's now unlikely to see any changes to EIs short haul for 2019? Surely the arrival of the A321s and some short haul rotations will free up some A320 time?



I wouldn’t be surprised if EI started getting rid of excess A320s now that they’ll be getting the fantastically flexible A321LRs
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:44 pm

Not sure that one A321LR rotation to a few European cities will result in spare A320s - it might allow for a few new routes daily

I never pop my corn until the show starts - a lifetime of experience :box:
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:48 pm

FR have moved all of tomorrow’s Gatwick flights to STN proactively , very impressed with their flexibility, EasyJet will probably do something in 2 weeks may ...
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:51 pm

I picked up a fantastic bargain from DUB to AUH with a side trip of a day in Riga, plus I get to fly the A220 .... definitely going to look at them again, wish them every success with their DUB route
 
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:21 pm

Here's a blast from the past;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmsFa4m54RI

It's a video of an Aer Lingus flight from what looks like London Gatwick to Dublin in 1990 but fast forward to the 8:00 minute mark and the aircraft, a 737, lands on the old 11/29 runway at Dublin. This runway is of course where the new northern runway will be placed and is currently used as aircraft parking.

The runway was mainly used by Aer Arann by the time of its closure so it's interesting to see a 737 sized jet land and the heavy breaking involved!
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:48 am

shamrock350 wrote:
Here's a blast from the past;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmsFa4m54RI

It's a video of an Aer Lingus flight from what looks like London Gatwick to Dublin in 1990 but fast forward to the 8:00 minute mark and the aircraft, a 737, lands on the old 11/29 runway at Dublin. This runway is of course where the new northern runway will be placed and is currently used as aircraft parking.

The runway was mainly used by Aer Arann by the time of its closure so it's interesting to see a 737 sized jet land and the heavy breaking involved!


That looks more like the even more historic runway 05/23 to me, maybe someone else could shed further light on it.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm

bx737 wrote:
shamrock350 wrote:
Here's a blast from the past;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmsFa4m54RI

It's a video of an Aer Lingus flight from what looks like London Gatwick to Dublin in 1990 but fast forward to the 8:00 minute mark and the aircraft, a 737, lands on the old 11/29 runway at Dublin. This runway is of course where the new northern runway will be placed and is currently used as aircraft parking.

The runway was mainly used by Aer Arann by the time of its closure so it's interesting to see a 737 sized jet land and the heavy breaking involved!


That looks more like the even more historic runway 05/23 to me, maybe someone else could shed further light on it.

Ahh was that the one that would have taken aircraft right over Swords on final approach? If it existed today it would go straight through Pier D and end just short of 16/34?

Would be interesting to see an old map of Dublin Airport and it’s runway layout.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:29 pm

I have photos of DUB in 1995, 2000 and 2005, but i'm struggling on how best to get them on the thread.
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:47 pm

Investigation underway after passengers removed from Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight

AN INVESTIGATION is underway into the circumstances in which some passengers were removed from a Dublin-bound flight at a London airport which included former Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Ireland South European Parliament candidate Kieran Hartley.

Two passengers were asked to step off the Airbus aircraft as it was preparing to push back from its gate at Heathrow Airport after a boarding issue emerged - with the Irish politicians and other passengers looking on in bemusement as the duo left the flight and departure was ultimately delayed for over four hours.

It is understood the issue focused on the fact the crew realised the flight manifest details for Aer Lingus Fight EI0177 did not correspond with some of the passengers on board.

www.independent.ie/irish-news/investiga ... 49706.html
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:10 am

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Investigation underway after passengers removed from Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight

Strange one. Security breach? Overbooking? Police request?

The boarding process does appear to have changed at Heathrow recently, it was all completely automated when I flew out of there last week. Not a single human being looked at my passport. Boarding was very, very quick for a full A320, especially by Heathrow standards.

The cabin crew did however make a point of checking everyone’s boarding pass quite carefully as we stepped onto the aircraft. It was noticeable at the time and got me thinking if there had been issues.

Nice to see praise for the crew on board, keeping everyone informed and offering drinks during the wait. My crews last week were nothing short of excellent, full of smiles and chat for everyone which really helped after an hour delay in Heathrow traffic!
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:35 am

OA260 wrote:
Investigation underway after passengers removed from Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight

AN INVESTIGATION is underway into the circumstances in which some passengers were removed from a Dublin-bound flight at a London airport which included former Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Ireland South European Parliament candidate Kieran Hartley.

Two passengers were asked to step off the Airbus aircraft as it was preparing to push back from its gate at Heathrow Airport after a boarding issue emerged - with the Irish politicians and other passengers looking on in bemusement as the duo left the flight and departure was ultimately delayed for over four hours.

It is understood the issue focused on the fact the crew realised the flight manifest details for Aer Lingus Fight EI0177 did not correspond with some of the passengers on board.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/in ... 49706.html


I’ve experienced that several times on EI flights ... passengers onboard who are on the wrong flight having to be removed , very sloppy and unprofessional , clearly the boarding staff need to pay more attention to detail in some cases
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:17 am

Having hit the 30M passenger mark in 2018, looks like 2019 is going to be bumper too. Below are the 20 scheduled routes starting next year at Dublin:

31MAR - DY - Toronto/Hamilton
31MAR - BT - Riga
31MAR - TP - Lisbon
02APR - FR - Southend
02APR - FR - Bournemouth
04APR - FR - Bordeaux
29APR - WS - Halifax
02MAY - FR - Kiev
03MAY - FR - Thessaloniki
04MAY - FR - Gothenburg
04MAY - FR - Bodrum
01JUN - FR - Split
01JUN - WS - Calgary
02JUN - FR - Dubrovnik
03JUN - FR - Lourdes
06JUN - AA - Dallas DFW
13JUN - TU - Monastir
02JUL - FR - Cagliari
08JUL - EI - Minneapolis
09AUG - EI - Montreal
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:19 am

UK regulators approve Aer Lingus, CityJet deal

Absence of deal would have led to less choice for consumers, regulators found

UK regulators have approved Aer Lingus’s plan to take over CityJet’s services from Dublin to London City Airport.

In the absence of the agreement, they found there would be less choice for consumers.

Aer Lingus agreed with the regional carrier to take over scheduled passenger flights on the route in a “wet-lease” arrangement whereby CityJet provided Aer Lingus with aircraft, crew, maintenance services and insurance to operate the route.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK, which seeks to prevent anti-competitive activities, launched an investigation because Aer Lingus acquired CityJet’s landing slots at both London City and Dublin airports under the deal.

www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-a ... -1.3739424
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:36 am

shamrock350 wrote:
bx737 wrote:
shamrock350 wrote:
Here's a blast from the past;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmsFa4m54RI

It's a video of an Aer Lingus flight from what looks like London Gatwick to Dublin in 1990 but fast forward to the 8:00 minute mark and the aircraft, a 737, lands on the old 11/29 runway at Dublin. This runway is of course where the new northern runway will be placed and is currently used as aircraft parking.

The runway was mainly used by Aer Arann by the time of its closure so it's interesting to see a 737 sized jet land and the heavy breaking involved!


That looks more like the even more historic runway 05/23 to me, maybe someone else could shed further light on it.

Ahh was that the one that would have taken aircraft right over Swords on final approach? If it existed today it would go straight through Pier D and end just short of 16/34?

Would be interesting to see an old map of Dublin Airport and it’s runway layout.


I have one at home and I'll see if I can upload it. Basically, there was 17/35 (now 16/34) and 23/05 (originally 24/06). I think 11/29 came along a little later, if my memory of the map I have serves me well.

Just on the issue of noise and the new runway, I have been wondering if a solution might be to have a curved approach, using an IGS - quite similar to a certain airport I use as my A.net name!? Of course, it wouldn't be as dramatic as that, but if a straight in approach caused noise issues, why not have a banking approach, at least in good weather conditions?
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:19 am

And not an EI short haul among them! I do hope the growth continues for EI on the transatlantic - the unknown factor being Trump!
On the list of new routes in 2019 it's nice to see lLourdes making a return. I remember it being a regular for EI on flights to Italy and Spain
Good too to see Kiev and Riga again!
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:17 pm

https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-o ... t-venture/

Looks like EI has filed to join the OneWorld transatlantic venture, they're unlikely to join as a full OneWorld member, but may take the opportunity to join as a OneWorld Connect member. Interesting times ahead!
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:26 pm

alancostello wrote:
https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-oneworld-transatlantic-joint-venture/

Looks like EI has filed to join the OneWorld transatlantic venture, they're unlikely to join as a full OneWorld member, but may take the opportunity to join as a OneWorld Connect member. Interesting times ahead!


Connect will work well if they do indeed go for that. Great news for Aerclub members.
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:34 pm

alancostello wrote:
https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-oneworld-transatlantic-joint-venture/

Looks like EI has filed to join the OneWorld transatlantic venture, they're unlikely to join as a full OneWorld member, but may take the opportunity to join as a OneWorld Connect member. Interesting times ahead!


He is completely speculating about oneworld there in his article, as the document specifically states that joining the alliance will be decided at a later date.

The JV filing document is here - https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2008-0252-3427

It does say that the frequent flyer programme of Aer Lingus will be fully integrated with AA/BA/AY/IB, so it will be full earning, burning and everything else on those four airlines and vice versa.

The document also says that Aer Lingus retains the freedom to enter into agreements with other airlines, so the UA and B6 codeshares can remain should they choose to do so. They also have total pricing control on their flights.

Have a read of the document, it's actually a fascinating look into it all.
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Airlineroute report Qatar will increase DOH from 7 to 11 weekly commencing 01 July until 30 September. The extra flights will be in the morning increasing the 08.40 service to daily.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-21dec18/

In other news TUI have more less cancelled there 2019 expansion plans after Cello went bust, a third aircraft was needed to fill the gap. Going from one 1 based to 3 was likely a little optomastic.
 
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Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:02 am

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Airlineroute report Qatar will increase DOH from 7 to 11 weekly commencing 01 July until 30 September. The extra flights will be in the morning increasing the 08.40 service to daily.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-21dec18/



Great news! Loved flying it earlier in the year. Would love to see an upguage to an A350 (even one with QSuites) too.
 
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Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:22 pm

ClassicLover wrote:
alancostello wrote:
https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-oneworld-transatlantic-joint-venture/

Looks like EI has filed to join the OneWorld transatlantic venture, they're unlikely to join as a full OneWorld member, but may take the opportunity to join as a OneWorld Connect member. Interesting times ahead!


He is completely speculating about oneworld there in his article, as the document specifically states that joining the alliance will be decided at a later date.

The JV filing document is here - https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2008-0252-3427

It does say that the frequent flyer programme of Aer Lingus will be fully integrated with AA/BA/AY/IB, so it will be full earning, burning and everything else on those four airlines and vice versa.

The document also says that Aer Lingus retains the freedom to enter into agreements with other airlines, so the UA and B6 codeshares can remain should they choose to do so. They also have total pricing control on their flights.

Have a read of the document, it's actually a fascinating look into it all.

Thanks for the link.
Reading the filing doc. made me wonder how long the JBA ATI approval process might take to come to a resolution. Found this recent article on this same topic relating to the AA/QF application status.
http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... -alliance/
Seems like the EI case might drag on for some time without any final outcome. Reading DOT wording like "finished initial review" and "substantially complete" on the AA/QF submission it does not sound like the finishing line is in sight.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:00 am

Dublin Airport's VIP terminal: Inside the 'Platinum Services' used by airport A-listers like Taylor Swift

Pól Ó Conghaile checks in to put Dublin Airport's 'Platinum Services' to the test...

Taylor Swift has used it. So has Ed Sheeran. And U2, countless times.

The Irish rugby and soccer teams regularly pass through, as does anyone who uses a private jet... think Beyoncé or Bruce Springsteen. And the Pope.
Oh, and I reckon Michael D. Higgins uses the Presidential Suite.

Welcome to Dublin Airport's Platinum Services. This tiny VIP terminal has seen more A-list action than most buildings in Ireland, yet despite being just steps from Terminal 1's Arrivals Hall, how many passengers even know it exists?

https://m.independent.ie/life/travel/ir ... 15940.html
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:11 am

Just noticed a strange routing for EK161. Anyone know of any particular reason for this?

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE161/1ef8084c
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:29 am

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Dublin Airport's VIP terminal: Inside the 'Platinum Services' used by airport A-listers like Taylor Swift


I quite like how it is priced at a reasonable level that people would be able to justify the splurge. The VIP services at Heathrow, while more extensive, are at least 10 times more expensive, putting it out of reach of the honeymooner or whoever who wants to add something special.

To be fair, that "private security" is not much of a benefit. I use Fast-Track at Dublin all the time, and it's virtually always straight through or just a minor little wait of a minute or two. Dublin Airport do get fast-track right, which is very much appreciated, I have to say.
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:18 pm

What’s going on at Cork.... there at 5 aircraft in holding patterns for landing.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:21 pm

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What’s going on at Cork.... there at 5 aircraft in holding patterns for landing.


Looks to be Fog, Corks landing capability in fog is quite poor as there's no ability to conduct Autolands due to it's location up on a hill/cliff edge.
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Yup it was fog. The MAN inbound diverted DUB and FR7680 diverted SNN
 
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:21 pm

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Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:06 am

OA260 wrote:
Dublin Airport's VIP terminal: Inside the 'Platinum Services' used by airport A-listers like Taylor Swift

Pól Ó Conghaile checks in to put Dublin Airport's 'Platinum Services' to the test...

Taylor Swift has used it. So has Ed Sheeran. And U2, countless times.

The Irish rugby and soccer teams regularly pass through, as does anyone who uses a private jet... think Beyoncé or Bruce Springsteen. And the Pope.
Oh, and I reckon Michael D. Higgins uses the Presidential Suite.

Welcome to Dublin Airport's Platinum Services. This tiny VIP terminal has seen more A-list action than most buildings in Ireland, yet despite being just steps from Terminal 1's Arrivals Hall, how many passengers even know it exists?

https://m.independent.ie/life/travel/ir ... 15940.html


I’ve been fortunate enough to use it on 3 trips in the past year, an excellent service and especially given Emirates have no lounge of their own. The private security facility is certainly welcome but the driver service to the aircraft is splendid, even more so on the return.
 
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Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos