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Re: Irish 7/19

Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:54 pm

Eirules wrote:
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There are whispers going around that American may not renew all of their new-for-2019 transatlantic routes next year. Any sense as to how DFW-DUB is performing? It seems to have fairly full loads up front, but the back of the bus is often going out a bit light.


I heard a few people saying it was very expensive shortly after it was announced and way cheaper via LHR which could potentially lost a few bookings however I can't say how true this is. I do think it will be back in 2020.


It’s certainly bookable for next year as are the other AA flights to CLT & ORD. It’s only a sample but when I was booking to LAS for this summer in J and via DFW was cheapest



Fully agree. It's generally been the lowest cost connecting J with AA this summer, and still available when CLT and PHL have been full. It's early days, so I expect loads and prices will gradually increase.

It will always be cheaper via LHR, but try booking a direct LHR-DFW with AA, and it will be dearer than LHR-DUB-DFW. The wonders of yield management.
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 pm

A321LR update:

D-AYAV (EI-LRA) completed its first taxi and RTO tests yesterday.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/143531276 ... ateposted/

Also spotted was the second aircraft, EI-LRB, at the riverside storage area.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalai ... ateposted/

The top of its tail wrapped, hiding the registration. If it follows a similar timescale to the first frame, it can be expected sometime in late September.
 
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Re: Irish 7/19

Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:04 am

Anyone know why there is a UA 757 at BFS tonight? Seems it diverted while operating IAD-DUB yesterday. Flight Radar shows it had basically reached Dublin before heading to BFS.
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:03 am

Doing a dummy booking here with QR to check out prices and they seem to be operating an A359 into DUB on the 14th October
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:21 am

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Doing a dummy booking here with QR to check out prices and they seem to be operating an A359 into DUB on the 14th October


Yes the 15th also .
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:22 am

EIEGAA wrote:
Anyone know why there is a UA 757 at BFS tonight? Seems it diverted while operating IAD-DUB yesterday. Flight Radar shows it had basically reached Dublin before heading to BFS.



Washington to Dublin flight lands in Belfast after technical issue

A United Airlines flight from Washington to Dublin was diverted to Belfast on Friday after a "technical issue".

The Boeing 757-200 plane was on its way from Washington Dulles International Airport to Dublin when the issue occurred.

The flight landed safely at Belfast International Airport and passengers disembarked normally.

A United Airlines spokesperson said that 166 passengers were on board with a crew of seven.

After landing in Belfast passengers were then placed on coaches to Dublin.

"We worked as quickly as possible to get our customers on coaches to Dublin Airport," the spokesperson said.

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/norther ... 28545.html
 
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Re: Irish 7/19

Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:28 am

Thanks OA260. It looks like it got as far as the Wicklow mountains before diverting to BFS. Seems strange it diverted from there rather than go to DUB.
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:36 am

DUB-bound DL 763 clips wings with arriving SFO 757 at BOS last night. Not sure what DL did to make amends for the DUB flight, however.
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Re: Irish 7/19

Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:56 pm

The United 757 ended up at BFS because of a problem with the flaps - they ended up having to do a flaps up landing, and with the wet weather at DUB they needed the extra length of the runway at BFS.
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:08 pm

Cheers harpandshamrock
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:24 pm

EI115 DUB-PHL has suffered a birdstrike on departure from DUB and is returning to DUB

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 31457?s=20
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:51 pm

A Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER OE-IIJ ex VT-JEQ has been ferried over to SNN from BOM in the past few days - has anyone been able to spot it?

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Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:35 pm

The future EI-LRA made its first flight this morning. The 26th has been quoted as planned delivery date but this could change. https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/search/label/8887
 
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Re: Irish 7/19

Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:41 pm

qf789 wrote:
EI115 DUB-PHL has suffered a birdstrike on departure from DUB and is returning to DUB

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 31457?s=20


Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot:
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:39 am

Such a pity Aer Lingus have chosen to not paint the ski mask on the A321LR.
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:17 am

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Such a pity Aer Lingus have chosen to not paint the ski mask on the A321LR.


I think it would have looked nice but I believe it's an entirely cosmetic feature with no cost or operational benefit unlike the A350 which has 'shades' for regulating the thermal conditions around the cockpit.

Actually it could be considered quite costly in the long run because in order to maintain the illusion you need to paint the window frames and any spare parts as well which is probably why so many airlines have opted against it.

Air Transat vs. La Compagnie - Painted window frames vs. Unpainted window frames.



What's confusing is that Airbus appear to have no brand guidelines about when it should or shouldn't be used, it seems compulsory on the A350/A330neo, optional on the A321LR and now available on the standard A320neo but only on Iberia's latest deliveries.
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:33 pm

Father vows to fight Dublin airport chiefs over noise issues of planned north runway

A father-of-two will not give-up on the health of his son and vows to fight Dublin airport chiefs over noise issues of the planned north runway.
Liam O’Gradaigh, who grew up on the family farm at the Ward Cross in North Co Dublin, and where he still calls home, has battled along with his wife Sheena to keep their son Donagh, who is now aged 11, alive.“I will not give up on the health of my family and I will fight the DAA as best I can. They always quote that they want to become 'good neighbours' but is this the kind of neighbour you want to live beside?

www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/father-vows ... 38380.html

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Belfast Airport Police called to remove "disruptive passenger" off flight from Spain

"He was speaking to his partner in a very derogatory way, cursing at her and throwing insults at her for everyone to hear"
The captain of a flight from Spain to Belfast yesterday was forced to call Airport Police to meet their landing and remove a "disruptive passenger".

The Thomas Cook plane travelled from Reus to Belfast International Airport at lunch time - and was met by airport officers who removed the man in question.

www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-airp ... e-16619287
 
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Re: Irish 7/19

Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:03 pm

EK770 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
EI115 DUB-PHL has suffered a birdstrike on departure from DUB and is returning to DUB

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 31457?s=20


Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot:

Sure enough today's EI111 (SNN-JFK) was cancelled in order to ferry the aircraft to DUB to operate flights from there...
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:06 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
EI321 wrote:
Such a pity Aer Lingus have chosen to not paint the ski mask on the A321LR.


I think it would have looked nice but I believe it's an entirely cosmetic feature with no cost or operational benefit unlike the A350 which has 'shades' for regulating the thermal conditions around the cockpit.

Actually it could be considered quite costly in the long run because in order to maintain the illusion you need to paint the window frames and any spare parts as well which is probably why so many airlines have opted against it.

Air Transat vs. La Compagnie - Painted window frames vs. Unpainted window frames.



What's confusing is that Airbus appear to have no brand guidelines about when it should or shouldn't be used, it seems compulsory on the A350/A330neo, optional on the A321LR and now available on the standard A320neo but only on Iberia's latest deliveries.


I find it interesting that Aer Lingus' renders of the A321LR in the old livery had the ski mask, and now the Airbus renders of the A321XLR in EI's new livery also have the mask, there must be some kind of disconnect in communication about the liveries and whether it has the mask or not. I suppose they could add the mask later on too, I'm surprised they haven't done it as it screams 'new plane!' and I'd assume they'd be trumpeting that.
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:22 pm

Some more photos from EI-LRA's first flight;

https://www.netairspace.com/photos/D-AY ... to_340361/

https://www.netairspace.com/photos/D-AY ... to_340603/

There's normally two test flights before delivery so expect another sometime mid-week followed by delivery late on the 26th before the weekend.

alancostello wrote:
I find it interesting that Aer Lingus' renders of the A321LR in the old livery had the ski mask, and now the Airbus renders of the A321XLR in EI's new livery also have the mask, there must be some kind of disconnect in communication about the liveries and whether it has the mask or not. I suppose they could add the mask later on too, I'm surprised they haven't done it as it screams 'new plane!' and I'd assume they'd be trumpeting that.


Same with TAP but they've opted against it as well, I think Airbus just has a standard template they use. The Airbus render for Aer Lingus also included the old version of the shamrock on the winglet so attention to detail isn't a strong point in the graphics department.
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:28 am

AmricanShamrok wrote:
EK770 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
EI115 DUB-PHL has suffered a birdstrike on departure from DUB and is returning to DUB

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 31457?s=20


Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot:

Sure enough today's EI111 (SNN-JFK) was cancelled in order to ferry the aircraft to DUB to operate flights from there...


This was because EI110 was cancelled the previous night due to the aircraft going tech in JFK, resulting in no aircraft being in SNN, it had nothing to do with EI115's issues.
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:52 am

Passengers on Aer Lingus flight to Shannon Airport left sitting in 'excruciating heat' for almost FIVE hours before trip was cancelled

According to one passenger, this was because of an “issue with an exit door"

Passengers on an Aer Lingus flight from New York to Shannon on Saturday night claim they were left sitting on a plane in ‘excruciating heat’ for almost five hours before being told it was cancelled.

Even before passengers began boarding flight EI-110 from New York’s JFK airport to Shannon, the airline asked for 23 passengers to volunteer not to travel.


According to one passenger, this was because of an “issue with an exit door.”

www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/shan ... n-18499667
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:35 am

Dublin Airport Installs Automatic Aircraft Parking System

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New system enhances safety and reduces delays

Dublin Airport is installing an automatic visual docking guidance system (AVDGS) on all aircraft contact parking stands.

AVDGS is an electronic display above aircraft parking stands which provides real time information to pilots as they are parking aircraft on arrival or pushing back for departure.

The new system has an added safety feature with infrared high-definition camera scans the aircraft parking area for any possible objects that could affect the safety of the arriving or departing aircraft. This camera detects large objects on the ground like equipment or baggage which may block the stand and cause knock-on delays.

www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/2019/ ... ing-system
 
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Re: Irish 7/19

Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:53 am

AmricanShamrok wrote:
EK770 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
EI115 DUB-PHL has suffered a birdstrike on departure from DUB and is returning to DUB

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 31457?s=20


Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot:

Sure enough today's EI111 (SNN-JFK) was cancelled in order to ferry the aircraft to DUB to operate flights from there...


You just made that up.
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:12 pm

CarbHeatIn wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
EK770 wrote:

Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot:

Sure enough today's EI111 (SNN-JFK) was cancelled in order to ferry the aircraft to DUB to operate flights from there...


You just made that up.


I asked the same question to an acquaintance and below is the answer I got.

EI-LBS went tech in JFK on 20/7 and dint return to SNN until 21/7 (arriving this morning 22/7), its back in the air now to JFK as EI111. EI-CJX flew a delayed EI110 SNN in the end and the following days EI110 cancelled. So OK, technically it wasn't cancelled so, but SNN didn't lose an aircraft because of the bird strike in DUB, its own aircraft had an issue resulting in a cancellation the following day.

Having checked FR24, it shows EI-LBS to fly JFK-SNN on 20, and again on 21, but no SNN-JFK in between. Suggesting that it didn't manage to leave JFK on 20/7
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:54 pm

I notice that the fake birds of prey have been removed from the rods that they were attached to at DUB, is this related to the bird strike that happened at the weekend?

Speaking of birds, I think adding an additional bin to the spotting areas and actually emptying the bins regularly might be appropriate. The bin beside the mound seems to be overflowing on an almost daily basis. It's also unsafe, only a matter of time before there is a serious traffic accident at that spot in my opinion. I understand that the mound area is managed by fingal council and not the airport.
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:34 pm

There’s an Azerbaijan Airlines A319 at Pier B which arrived in from Baku earlier. Anybody know what it’s doing?
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:56 pm

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There’s an Azerbaijan Airlines A319 at Pier B which arrived in from Baku earlier. Anybody know what it’s doing?



Qarabag FK team charter heading to play Dundalk FC . This was them checking in for the DUB flight.


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Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:24 pm

EI321 wrote:
I notice that the fake birds of prey have been removed from the rods that they were attached to at DUB, is this related to the bird strike that happened at the weekend?

Speaking of birds, I think adding an additional bin to the spotting areas and actually emptying the bins regularly might be appropriate. The bin beside the mound seems to be overflowing on an almost daily basis. It's also unsafe, only a matter of time before there is a serious traffic accident at that spot in my opinion. I understand that the mound area is managed by fingal council and not the airport.


Who's responsibility is it to empty the bins?
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:50 am

Belfast City Airport security leaves passenger with stoma and colostomy bag feeling "humiliated"

Nigel Daly said he is speaking out so it doesn't happen to anyone else

A frequent flyer has told how he was left feeling "humiliated" when an airport security guard forced him to reveal his colostomy bag in front of other passengers.

Nigel Daly, 48, works all over the world as a Health and Safety Consultant and said he has never experienced treatment like he did at Belfast City Airport on Monday morning.

www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/health/belfa ... s-16610263

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Irish airport complaints rose by 56% in 2018
The airline and airport regulator has struggled to cope with the volume of complaints.

THE NUMBER OF complaints received by the Commission for Aviation Regulation increased by 56% in 2018 – with 2,319 complaints submitted to the regulator last year.

The scale of complaints is a significant jump from 2017. The commission has struggled to cope with the volume of complaints, which has forced a re-think in the commission’s approach to complaints.

www.thejournal.ie/airline-complaints-ry ... 6-Jul2019/

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Ryanair bids to overturn ruling it must compensate passengers after strikes

Ryanair wants the High Court to quash the aviation regulator's decision to order the airline to compensate a number of people affected by last year's strike action.

The company claims the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) was wrong in law to make the airline liable for payments under an EU regulation which provides compensation as a result of delayed or cancelled flights.

A passenger is entitled to a maximum of €600 for delays of three hours or more providing it qualifies under EU 261.

https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/cou ... 37096.html
 
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:25 am

EI321 wrote:
I notice that the fake birds of prey have been removed from the rods that they were attached to at DUB, is this related to the bird strike that happened at the weekend?

Speaking of birds, I think adding an additional bin to the spotting areas and actually emptying the bins regularly might be appropriate. The bin beside the mound seems to be overflowing on an almost daily basis. It's also unsafe, only a matter of time before there is a serious traffic accident at that spot in my opinion. I understand that the mound area is managed by fingal council and not the airport.

I noticed the fake falcons where gone recently too but they were back yesterday.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:20 pm

4X-AGK a beautiful livery on this Arkia A321 NEO just touched down in Dublin from Tel Aviv with their summer charters.
 
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:54 pm

wexfordflyer wrote:
EI321 wrote:
I notice that the fake birds of prey have been removed from the rods that they were attached to at DUB, is this related to the bird strike that happened at the weekend?

Speaking of birds, I think adding an additional bin to the spotting areas and actually emptying the bins regularly might be appropriate. The bin beside the mound seems to be overflowing on an almost daily basis. It's also unsafe, only a matter of time before there is a serious traffic accident at that spot in my opinion. I understand that the mound area is managed by fingal council and not the airport.


Who's responsibility is it to empty the bins?
The bins at the mound is fingal co Co. On that the guy who empties the bins is only allowed to do it on weekdays,he is not authorised to do it at weekends despite wanting to do it.

The whole mound area is a ticking time bomb for an accident plus noticed a few cars recently parked up for a few days, starting to suspect some are parking there to avoid parking charges for the airport
 
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:56 pm

Skyblue39 wrote:
4X-AGK a beautiful livery on this Arkia A321 NEO just touched down in Dublin from Tel Aviv with their summer charters.

And an A321LR too! Possibly the first to touch down at DUB?
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:53 am

One person files over 3,100 complaints about Dublin Airport noise in six months
Repeat objectors responsible for an almost-tenfold increase in such complaints

A number of repeat objectors are responsible for an almost-tenfold increase in complaints about noise from aircraft using Dublin Airport in the first half of 2019.

Figures published by the DAA, the airport’s operator, show one individual has filed over 3,100 complaints over the six months.

The individual, who lives in Ongar, West Dublin, had made 3,147 complaints about noise from aircraft between January and June – approximately 82 per cent of all complaints recorded over the period – and an average of more than 17 complaints per day.

www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-n ... 8?mode=amp
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:39 am

alancostello wrote:
Skyblue39 wrote:
4X-AGK a beautiful livery on this Arkia A321 NEO just touched down in Dublin from Tel Aviv with their summer charters.

And an A321LR too! Possibly the first to touch down at DUB?


Yes, though the first visit was a few weeks ago.
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:09 am

Ryanair pilots ballot for strike action in row over pay

Ryanair pilots are being balloted for strike action in a dispute over pay at the airline.

The Irish Airline Pilots Association - a branch of the Fórsa trade union - said its pilot members at Ryanair were frustrated and disappointed at the lack of progress in ongoing talks with the company.

The ballot started today and is due to conclude on Friday 9 August.

www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0723/10648 ... ir-pilots/


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Ryanair investors defy forecasts of turbulence

There seems to be no shortage of bad news for Ryanair. Exactly a week after Europe’s largest airline warned that its revenues will take a hit next summer, analysts piled in to give it another kicking.

While downgrading the Irish airline from “neutral” to “underperform”, brokers at Credit Suisse cited concerns about market share gains and margin control at the airline. Both Ryanair and its rival Easyjet will need “stronger unit revenue stories to recover margin losses”, analysts said.

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ryanair-inve ... -pnqpq7crm
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:16 pm

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One person files over 3,100 complaints about Dublin Airport noise in six months
Repeat objectors responsible for an almost-tenfold increase in such complaints

A number of repeat objectors are responsible for an almost-tenfold increase in complaints about noise from aircraft using Dublin Airport in the first half of 2019.

Figures published by the DAA, the airport’s operator, show one individual has filed over 3,100 complaints over the six months.

The individual, who lives in Ongar, West Dublin, had made 3,147 complaints about noise from aircraft between January and June – approximately 82 per cent of all complaints recorded over the period – and an average of more than 17 complaints per day.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/ ... 8?mode=amp


This is nuts! Are the complaints warranted? At 17 complaints a day, an average of about 1 per operational hour of the airport, you’d think not!
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:12 pm

mast2407 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
One person files over 3,100 complaints about Dublin Airport noise in six months
Repeat objectors responsible for an almost-tenfold increase in such complaints

A number of repeat objectors are responsible for an almost-tenfold increase in complaints about noise from aircraft using Dublin Airport in the first half of 2019.

Figures published by the DAA, the airport’s operator, show one individual has filed over 3,100 complaints over the six months.

The individual, who lives in Ongar, West Dublin, had made 3,147 complaints about noise from aircraft between January and June – approximately 82 per cent of all complaints recorded over the period – and an average of more than 17 complaints per day.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/ ... 8?mode=amp


This is nuts! Are the complaints warranted? At 17 complaints a day, an average of about 1 per operational hour of the airport, you’d think not!


The same person only started complaining when second runway was confirmed a few years ago. Not a single complaint is valid.

Most complains are when 16/34 is in use and flight path crosses the city. Usually happens when works on 10/28.
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:12 pm

I was on the morning TK flight from Dublin to Istanbul earlier this month on a 737-900ER. Load factor was 91%! Nice to see TK doing so well. The afternoon flight must also be doing very well as I see it's mostly A321/neo operated rather than 737 operated. As I mentioned last month, the morning flight will have an A330-200 on the 3rd and 20th August. I wonder if Dublin will be upgraded to all A321 or A321/A330 as TK take delivery of 787s and A350s. I posted a more detail description of the flight on another thread.

Also it was nice to see all the variety at DUB!
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:40 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
I was on the morning TK flight from Dublin to Istanbul earlier this month on a 737-900ER. Load factor was 91%! Nice to see TK doing so well. The afternoon flight must also be doing very well as I see it's mostly A321/neo operated rather than 737 operated. As I mentioned last month, the morning flight will have an A330-200 on the 3rd and 20th August. I wonder if Dublin will be upgraded to all A321 or A321/A330 as TK take delivery of 787s and A350s. I posted a more detail description of the flight on another thread.

Also it was nice to see all the variety at DUB!


It's certainly great to see TK doing so well at DUB. However, I think that (had other unfortunate events not occurred) they would now be operating 737 Max 9s to DUB and as their existing 739 fleet is probably well utilised, the A321s are being called upon too. We get the odd A321Neo as well. I wouldn't be surprised to see the A330-200 figure more often.

Now that the new IST is open, TK can compete against the other ME carriers more effectively and they are fairly aggressive competitors, (particularly on price), so I expect the route to grow considerably.
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:51 pm

kaitak wrote:

It's certainly great to see TK doing so well at DUB. However, I think that (had other unfortunate events not occurred) they would now be operating 737 Max 9s to DUB


Correct due to the Max issues they actually had to cancel some of the second daily flights on key dates over the Summer EX DUB.
 
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Re: Irish 7/19

Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:47 am

AirbusA343 wrote:
I was on the morning TK flight from Dublin to Istanbul earlier this month on a 737-900ER. Load factor was 91%! Nice to see TK doing so well. The afternoon flight must also be doing very well as I see it's mostly A321/neo operated rather than 737 operated. As I mentioned last month, the morning flight will have an A330-200 on the 3rd and 20th August. I wonder if Dublin will be upgraded to all A321 or A321/A330 as TK take delivery of 787s and A350s. I posted a more detail description of the flight on another thread.

Also it was nice to see all the variety at DUB!


I'm flying to Tashkent with them in Sept so looking forward to trying them out. I'm a tad concerned though as I'm taking the afternoon (16:30) flight and that never seems to go on time, seems to be usually around 17:30. I've just an hour and a half connection in Istanbul so if it goes late, I won't have a hope of making the connection! Having said that, I believe TK have a codeshare with Uzbekistan Airways, and the next flight to TAS from IST is on the UZ 787, so if I miss the TK connection and get put on that, it won't be all that bad.
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:18 am

Cap on seats sold by Belfast City Airport lifted

A modified planning agreement with the Department for Infrastructure removes the restriction, while introducing new noise control measures.
A planning restriction limiting the number of departure seats sold by George Best Belfast City Airport has been lifted.

While the passenger number cap has been removed, the airport retains an annual limit of 48,000 on air traffic movements.

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/norther ... 42439.html

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Brussels Approves Air Nostrum-CityJet Joint Venture

The European Commission has approved the tie-up of Air Nostrum and CityJet, just one year after the two companies announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July 2018 the intent to create what they described as the “largest pan-European regional airline group” with a combined fleet of close to 100 aircraft and annual revenues of some €700 million. In a statement released on Wednesday the EU’s antitrust regulator said that the proposed transaction would raise no competition concerns because the companies “have moderate market shares, a sufficient number of competitors remains on the market, and the barriers to entry are low.”

Brussels received notification of the proposal on June 19 and analyzed the deal under the EU’s normal merger review procedure.

The transaction calls for the creation of a joint venture that will combine the activities of Valencia, Spain-based Air Nostrum and Dublin-headquartered CityJet. According to the filing to the EC, CityJet is part of the portfolio of assets managed by Fortress Investment Group.

www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-tra ... nt-venture
 
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:45 am

Hi folks, I am going to be away from Saturday am for a week of R&R in Faro and won't have internet access. . Would someone mind starting the August thread (and closing this one on the 31st). Please also send a message to SQ22. Thanks.
 
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Re: Irish 7/19

Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:24 am

wexfordflyer wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
I was on the morning TK flight from Dublin to Istanbul earlier this month on a 737-900ER. Load factor was 91%! Nice to see TK doing so well. The afternoon flight must also be doing very well as I see it's mostly A321/neo operated rather than 737 operated. As I mentioned last month, the morning flight will have an A330-200 on the 3rd and 20th August. I wonder if Dublin will be upgraded to all A321 or A321/A330 as TK take delivery of 787s and A350s. I posted a more detail description of the flight on another thread.

Also it was nice to see all the variety at DUB!


I'm flying to Tashkent with them in Sept so looking forward to trying them out. I'm a tad concerned though as I'm taking the afternoon (16:30) flight and that never seems to go on time, seems to be usually around 17:30. I've just an hour and a half connection in Istanbul so if it goes late, I won't have a hope of making the connection! Having said that, I believe TK have a codeshare with Uzbekistan Airways, and the next flight to TAS from IST is on the UZ 787, so if I miss the TK connection and get put on that, it won't be all that bad.


I’ve one to Baku with them at the end of Sept, again leaving Dublin on the 16.30. Again, I’ve only 80 mins of a connection so a touch concerned!!
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:56 am

Eirules wrote:
wexfordflyer wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
I was on the morning TK flight from Dublin to Istanbul earlier this month on a 737-900ER. Load factor was 91%! Nice to see TK doing so well. The afternoon flight must also be doing very well as I see it's mostly A321/neo operated rather than 737 operated. As I mentioned last month, the morning flight will have an A330-200 on the 3rd and 20th August. I wonder if Dublin will be upgraded to all A321 or A321/A330 as TK take delivery of 787s and A350s. I posted a more detail description of the flight on another thread.

Also it was nice to see all the variety at DUB!


I'm flying to Tashkent with them in Sept so looking forward to trying them out. I'm a tad concerned though as I'm taking the afternoon (16:30) flight and that never seems to go on time, seems to be usually around 17:30. I've just an hour and a half connection in Istanbul so if it goes late, I won't have a hope of making the connection! Having said that, I believe TK have a codeshare with Uzbekistan Airways, and the next flight to TAS from IST is on the UZ 787, so if I miss the TK connection and get put on that, it won't be all that bad.


I’ve one to Baku with them at the end of Sept, again leaving Dublin on the 16.30. Again, I’ve only 80 mins of a connection so a touch concerned!!


Someone else might be better able to advise than I, but I think there are slot restrictions on the DUB-IST route, so that might be impacting its consistently late departure.

It's rarely left before 17:00 the last while:

https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/ ... /EIDW/LTFM
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Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:26 am

Judge orders arrest of man who chased his flight on tarmac at Dublin Airport

A JUDGE HAS ordered the arrest of a man after he failed to appear in court over a drunken attack on Dublin Airport workers who stopped him chasing his flight as it getting ready to take off.

Patrick Kehoe (24) was tackled after he dashed onto the tarmac at Terminal 1 at about 7am on 27 September last year.

The Co Wexford man had missed his flight but had tried to flag down his Amsterdam bound plane.

www.thejournal.ie/patrick-kehoe-dublin- ... 3-Jul2019/

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Shannon Airport Hopeful Of Significant Ryder Cup Boost

It’s hoped the Ryder Cup’s arrival to Adare in 2026 will give a significant boost to Shannon Airport.

The tournament, which is one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, will return to Ireland for just the second time, with JP McManus’s Adare Manor chosen as the host venue.
www.clare.fm/news/business/shannon-airp ... cup-boost/

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Revenue up, profits down at expanding Irish aircraft leaser Avolon

Revenues are up and profits are down at Avolon as the Dublin-based aircraft leasing company invests heavily in new engines for its expanding fleet.

Turnover at Avolon - the world’s third-largest aircraft lessor - rose 7pc to $678m (€609m) for the second quarter ending in June. Profits declined by 26pc to $185m (€166m), hit by $83m in finance costs related to debt facility and refinancing activities.

Avolon chief executive Domhnal Slattery said the quarter was particularly significant because of the company’s achievement in April of an investment-grade credit rating that allowed Avolon to sell $2.5bn in bonds maturing from 2022 to 2026 at competitive yields.

www.independent.ie/business/revenue-up- ... 46247.html
 
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Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:58 pm

Is the new EI A321LR going to be at the Bray Airshow?
 
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Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:22 pm

It’s arrived in Dublin, landed just after 9pm and there’s a good few photos up on social media already.

The economy cabin looks particularly smart, new grey seats with a bright green trim and various coloured head rest covers indicating cabin area, teal for priority, light green and blue for the rest.

It needs some customisation, flight bags and safety equipment so not sure how realistic is it for an appearance at Bray but at least it’s home!

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