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Irish 9/19

Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:13 am

Please continue your discussion and to post your updates here.

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Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:26 am

Thank you for a new thread. :).

The new shorthaul product launched today on key routes. Will be interesting to see how it goes.

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Also seems that roll out of the 32Q on DUB-LHR has been pushed back a week looking at shedules.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:30 am

OA260 wrote:
The new shorthaul product launched today on key routes. Will be interesting to see how it goes.


You'd hope it does well really. I notice that on the British Airways web site, even on flights operated by the A321neo, nothing comes up for business class. Though AerSpace is not business class, so I suppose that's not too surprising.
I do enjoy a spot of flying, especially when it's not in economy!
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:26 am

Embraer E2 arrives in Dublin next week. Not sure why but apparently Aer Lingus management will take a look :scratchchin:
 
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Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:35 pm

I think that's part of an extensive marketing tour, normal for a new aircraft's sales campaign. I'd imagine Cityjet and Stobart will be taking a look also.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:38 pm

OA260 wrote:
Also seems that roll out of the 32Q on DUB-LHR has been pushed back a week looking at shedules.


Sod it. Was booked on the 157 on 1st Oct as well. EI site still says A321LR....
 
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Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:56 pm

Does anyone know what the plans for the 757s are after they leave the EI fleet. I assume the oldest (RR engines) one will be parted out and the younger ones will be converted to cargo.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:11 pm

CarbonFibre wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Also seems that roll out of the 32Q on DUB-LHR has been pushed back a week looking at shedules.


Sod it. Was booked on the 157 on 1st Oct as well. EI site still says A321LR....


Maybe check the seat map.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:25 pm

Expert Flyer says A320.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:53 pm

Is this a new “service”?


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Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:55 pm

OA260 wrote:
Is this a new “service”?


I think it's been around since the start of summer.

I personally wouldn't make use of it but I can imagine quite a few people would see the advantages. My mother has a vestibular condition which affects her balance, she doesn't require special assistance but she would normally check in her bag when flying alone, even if it's just a carry on, because it makes navigation through the airport and boarding much easier.

It's a small fee for peace of mind, an easier airport experience and a more relaxed boarding. The airline makes a few quid and reduces boarding times in the process.
 
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Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:28 pm

The service was free before, charges brought in because Ryanair have them. No bad PR as they waited for FR to act first.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:32 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Is this a new “service”?


I think it's been around since the start of summer.

I personally wouldn't make use of it but I can imagine quite a few people would see the advantages. My mother has a vestibular condition which affects her balance, she doesn't require special assistance but she would normally check in her bag when flying alone, even if it's just a carry on, because it makes navigation through the airport and boarding much easier.

It's a small fee for peace of mind, an easier airport experience and a more relaxed boarding. The airline makes a few quid and reduces boarding times in the process.


Provided EI don't lose the bags....
 
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Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:12 pm

CarbonFibre wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Also seems that roll out of the 32Q on DUB-LHR has been pushed back a week looking at shedules.


Sod it. Was booked on the 157 on 1st Oct as well. EI site still says A321LR....

Post on Facebook today that LRB delivery flight is supposed to be 17th September
 
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:07 am

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Does anyone know what the plans for the 757s are after they leave the EI fleet. I assume the oldest (RR engines) one will be parted out and the younger ones will be converted to cargo.


Engine choice doesn’t really matter, if the cycles/engine hours are right they’ll become freighters. ASL have an enormous global freight fleet, mostly contracting for the big boys (DHL,FEDEX etc).

There’s enormous demand for 757 and 767 conversions right now. Birds that were used long haul for most of their lives are far more attractive than those that were used domestically in the states or hopping the Greek islands for Jet2 etc.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:39 pm

Decided to try out AerSpace today into LCY. Have to say its a nice product and long overdue. Did not know what to expect and if everything would run smoothly on day 2. Check in printed boarding passes have AERSPACE in bold across it. Booking class is J.

Good that they have divided the cabin so it gives you a more Premium feeling but not sure if this is on the A320 too.

After take off crew came around with the cart and there were no restrictions on what you could have. On the LCY route there are 5 AerSpace seats and all were booked today so seems off to a good start.


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The new East Lounge opening soon :

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Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:13 pm

OA260 wrote:

The new East Lounge opening soon :

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Do we assume this lounge will be exclusive to CX, QR, EK (and perhaps TK?)?
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:36 pm

Eirules wrote:
OA260 wrote:

The new East Lounge opening soon :

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Do we assume this lounge will be exclusive to CX, QR, EK (and perhaps TK?)?


I seem to remember seeing somewhere that it will be open to pay-to-enter customers at certain times of the day.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:01 pm

OA260 wrote:
Decided to try out AerSpace today into LCY.


Sounds like AerSpace does what it says on the tin, thanks for speedy review OA260!

I really like the headrest covers, glad they didn't cheap out with flimsy cloth versions. The curtain is a nice bonus on the RJ, doubt the A320 will get the same treatment though.
 
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:05 pm

I’m guessing the curtain is already on the Avro (I remember it well on the old EI Bae146 and B737s)
 
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:03 pm

If no curtain on the A320, then already an inconsistent product! Cityjet did not use a curtain!!
 
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:26 am

shamrock350 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Decided to try out AerSpace today into LCY.


I really like the headrest covers, glad they didn't cheap out .


Yes leather/faux leather which will last longer . It did fall off after landing but saw the underside and it had a tag saying manufacture date 29/8/19 in CT, USA. So they were made close to launch date and travelled a bit to make it.
 
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:39 pm

OA260 wrote:
shamrock350 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Decided to try out AerSpace today into LCY.


I really like the headrest covers, glad they didn't cheap out .


Yes leather/faux leather which will last longer . It did fall off after landing but saw the underside and it had a tag saying manufacture date 29/8/19 in CT, USA. So they were made close to launch date and travelled a bit to make it.


Wow! Fresh off the farm, wha?!
 
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:27 pm

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If no curtain on the A320, then already an inconsistent product! Cityjet did not use a curtain!!

I think CityJet always had curtain dividers in the ARJs prior to the EI lease agreement...I travelled CDG-SNN with them in 2009 (operating for Air France) and there was a curtain divider. So it wouldn't have been a big deal to put them back in I imagine.
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:36 am

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If no curtain on the A320, then already an inconsistent product! Cityjet did not use a curtain!!


The use of a curtain to separate cabins is pretty significant, especially if operating into/out of the UK, as it effects the amount of APD the carrier has to pay.

Section 2.6.3 of Notice 550 Air Passenger Duty (ADP) 2017
2.6.3 On-board purchases, seating preferences and other benefits
The following in themselves donʼt affect the class of travel:
•the purchase of goods and services on board (whether by way of a supplement), unless those goods or services amount to an upgrade
•paying extra for the right to choose a seat (as long as itʼs not a better class of seat)
•paying extra for a seat with extra legroom, provided that seat is not separated from the ordinary seats in any way and provided there are no other benefits associated with the seat
•paying extra for benefits such as pre-booking, reduced check in times, fast track through security, priority boarding, access to VIP lounges, transport to or from the airport, superior baggage allowances
•paying extra to be seated next to an empty seat
•paying for an empty seat


As I understand it, as long as AerSpace is not a separate cabin (separated by a curtain), Aer Lingus do not have to pay the business APD for those passengers. The question of complimentary food/drink is a little grey, but could be exempt under the first bullet as it is the same offering through the cabin just supplemented for AerSpace passengers.
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:42 am

‘Urgent need’ to find best site for third Dublin airport terminal

There is an “immediate” need to look at the best site for a third terminal at Dublin airport even though the facility will probably not be in use for at least a decade.

The draft local area plan for Dublin airport, which was published yesterday by Fingal county council, said that the number of people using the airport is likely to grow to 40 million by 2030.

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/urgent-need- ... -xl7f3xcqz

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Dublin Airport noise regulator established despite concerns over Fingal Council role

A DUBLIN AIRPORT noise regulator has been established, Fingal County Council has announced, despite months of scrutiny over the decision to hand responsibility to the council.

Transport minister Shane Ross chose Fingal County Council to be the noise regulator, as opposed to the Irish Aviation Authority, the Department of Transport or another separate body.

www.thejournal.ie/airport-dublin-fingal ... 4-Sep2019/

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Passenger flight diverted to allow Pence plane depart

A United Airlines aircraft that turned back from its Atlantic crossing yesterday due to a technical fault was sent out over Dublin Bay as a delaying tactic rather than landing immediately in Dublin Airport.
The manoeuvre was to facilitate the departure of US vice president Mike Pence.

UAL127, which left Dublin yesterday at 1.08pm for a flight to Dulles International Airport near Washington DC, was about two hours into its flight when it requested permission to return.
The 757-200 twin jet can carry about 180 passengers.
The aircraft, which was flying at almost 34,000ft was cleared to return. By the time it reached the west coast of Ireland, it was flying at about 8,000ft. It is thought it was forced to descend early due to a pressurisation problem

www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/passenger-f ... 48155.html
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:03 am

And I thought LCY was in the UK! Silly me. To APD or not to A PD! Sounds luke rhe current BREXIT position in the UK!
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:23 am

EL AL schedule released today per www.elal.com

Tu, Thur, Sun
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LY303 TLV 1615, DUB 2015
LY304 DUB 2130, TLV 0510 +1
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:28 am

Fliplot wrote:
And I thought LCY was in the UK! Silly me. To APD or not to A PD! Sounds luke rhe current BREXIT position in the UK!


Maybe if the curtain is not supposed to be there then they will be landed with a bill for miscalculated APD ;)
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:51 am

Skyblue39 wrote:
EL AL schedule released today per http://www.elal.com

Tu, Thur, Sun
eff 26MAY20

LY303 TLV 1615, DUB 2015
LY304 DUB 2130, TLV 0510 +1


Dublin's getting a very sexy late evening departure bank going East
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:41 am

OA260 it was really just humour! Perhaps Cityjet didn't get the memo? I wonder how SAS get by - with the seat cards?
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:04 am

OA260 wrote:
Maybe if the curtain is not supposed to be there then they will be landed with a bill for miscalculated APD ;)


I wouldn't be too surprised if that's actually the case. EI management may have very well designed AerSpace to avoid APD but this may not have been explicitly communicated to Cityjet operating the LCY route (and their experience in 2 cabin operations)
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:30 am

Cityjet actually changed their own branded ops from LCY a few years ago. They dropped the name business class and went to a premium economy style offering along with regular economy. Apparently this got them out of the extra APD.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... my-338413/
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:46 am

If Aer Space is sold as J class, is that not a give away?
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:24 pm

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Passenger flight diverted to allow Pence plane depart

A United Airlines aircraft that turned back from its Atlantic crossing yesterday due to a technical fault was sent out over Dublin Bay as a delaying tactic rather than landing immediately in Dublin Airport.
The manoeuvre was to facilitate the departure of US vice president Mike Pence.

UAL127, which left Dublin yesterday at 1.08pm for a flight to Dulles International Airport near Washington DC, was about two hours into its flight when it requested permission to return.
The 757-200 twin jet can carry about 180 passengers.
The aircraft, which was flying at almost 34,000ft was cleared to return. By the time it reached the west coast of Ireland, it was flying at about 8,000ft. It is thought it was forced to descend early due to a pressurisation problem

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/pass ... 48155.html

:scratchchin: I wouldn't necessarily take that article at face value. There are multiple reasons which could explain why the aircraft was "sent out over Dublin bay". The aircraft in fact flew the standard arrival for runway 28 where every aircraft is sent out over Dublin bay and a couple of rounds in the hold is standard these days in DUB at that time of day with the high volume of heavy departures. Its also quite possible the aircraft needed to hold to burn off excess fuel to allow a landing under max landing weight. The media seem to grab any aviation "story" and turn it into clickbait. :twocents:
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:50 pm

Also, if it was out over Dublin bay and on base of the runway then the pressurisation issue would likely no longer be urgent as it would be below the (8000ft?) altitude at which the cabin requires pressurisation? I notice the 757 is still in Dublin today so presumably the crew timed out or it requires repair.
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:44 pm

Aer Space on the A320 not as nice as the Avro I have to say. Headrest covers very cheap paper and of course no cabin divider. Choose anything from Bia as per previous flight. Cara magazines out of date despite the new ones readily available in the lounge. All Non Irish crew who struggled with the bit of Irish in the announcements but kudos for trying I guess! One hour delay but thats normal these days . Ironic that Cityjet for Aer Lingus is a better Aer Space product.


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Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:41 pm

That interior looks very tired. Still not a fan of the bright headrest covers, the colours clash with the navy seats. It almost looks like the interior of some random wet leased aircraft that has seat covers stuck on to make it appear like an EI aircraft.
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:30 am

Yes, those covers do look awful and I'm going to hazard a guess that they've come from the A321LR cabin as quick fix for whatever reason. The faux leather was chosen for its more premium look and durability on short haul so either something has gone wrong and these are a stop gap or there's been a miscommunication, neither would surprise me. No excuse not to have the updated Cara by now either.

Fair play to any non Irish crew attempting the brief Irish announcement, I'm sure it's company policy but I wouldn't blame them for omitting it now and again. I've heard people born and bred in Ireland get tongue tied over it!

Speaking of languages, here's a fine example of an Aer Lingus crew member getting the announcements spot on, including a fair bit of German:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBqg8g_5fS0&t=7s

Sounds like a credit to the company.

EI321 wrote:
That interior looks very tired. Still not a fan of the bright headrest covers, the colours clash with the navy seats. It almost looks like the interior of some random wet leased aircraft that has seat covers stuck on to make it appear like an EI aircraft.


In fairness, while the cabin does look ropey in OA's photo, I've always found it comfortable and the addition of mood lighting has really freshened it up. Those particular seats most definitely need a re-cover to tighten them up again, it's been a good few years since they were reupholstered.

The short haul seat itself, despite being around a while, is superior in terms of comfort to pretty much all the new offerings so I hope they hang onto them for as long as they can.

Anything is better than British Airways new seat down the back;

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The longer this stays away, the better.
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:30 am

The short haul seat itself, despite being around a while, is superior in terms of comfort to pretty much all the new offerings so I hope they hang onto them for as long as they can.

Anything is better than British Airways new seat down the back;

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Couldn't agree more! Had my first BA A320neo experience recently from BHD-LHR. I was very disappointed to say the least. I had seen pictures of the new seats, but wasn't concerned, as I had read that they are the same model that Easyjet use. I have flown on several Easyjet flights with the new seats, and being 6ft1, still had an acceptable amount of "wiggle room". Not on the BA A320neo!

The bottom of the seat backs on the BA version seem to be slightly lower down than on the Easyjet version. This meant that it was impossible for me to stretch my legs out due to my shins hitting the bottom of the seat back in front of me. The seat pockets stuffed with BA literature didn't help either. Very uncomfortable indeed. Thank goodness the flight was only 1 hr long. I would totally avoid this aircraft on any of the longer sectors BA use it on.
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 am

b4thefall wrote:
Couldn't agree more! Had my first BA A320neo experience recently from BHD-LHR. I was very disappointed to say the least.

The A320neo at BA is OK up front, but lacks the cocktail table in the B & E seats. It is very quiet up-front and the Pinnacle seats are comfortable and nicely finished. Overall the cabin looks great in Club. The seats down the back look like greyhound bus seats, in a particularly plain, flat shade of grey. I expect these seats will be seen on any new additions to the EI short-haul fleet in the future. IAG have a group-wide order for them.
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:08 am

Skyblue39 wrote:
EL AL schedule released today per http://www.elal.com

Tu, Thur, Sun
eff 26MAY20

LY303 TLV 1615, DUB 2015
LY304 DUB 2130, TLV 0510 +1


Currently down for T2 at DUB.
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:41 am

Seems Jet2 responding to the TCX pull out this Winter.


Jet2 adding 26 flights to the Canaries from Belfast International Airport

Airline Jet2 has announced 26 additional flights to the Canary Islands from Belfast International from next year.

The firm said the extra services to Lanzarote and Tenerife would add almost 10,000 seats from January to April 2020.

Jet2, which also operates flights to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura from Belfast International Airport, said the move was in response to increased demand for winter sun and holidays during the Easter period.

The airline's chief executive, Steve Heapy, said: "We have responded quickly to extra demand for flights and holidays to Lanzarote and Tenerife by adding more of our award-winning flights and ATOL-protected package holidays from Belfast International Airport.

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk- ... 67621.html

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Doctor slams £55 'dreadful' menu in Belfast International Airport lounge

A Londonderry doctor has hit out after a "ludicrous lunch offering consisting of a scone and some ham" cost over £60 at Belfast International Airport.

Joseph Ward (78) had made a reservation for himself and wife Nadine in the Causeway Lounge ahead of their holiday flight to Spain on August 27, pre-paying £27.50 each.

But when the couple arrived at noon last Tuesday expecting "a reasonable presentation of food", they were met with a "paltry selection" which included "some slices of chorizo and ham" and "a solitary scone".

Dr Ward, a frequent flyer, said he felt compelled to speak out "as a warning to other families" who "may feel quite cheated when they get in there and see what's on the menu".

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/norther ... 68075.html

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Airport chaos after computer check-in systems crash

Jet2 passengers at Belfast International Airport this morning suffered disruption through check-in as computer systems crashed.

Passengers were queuing up to two hours to check-in which resulted in flight delays.

Taking to Twitter disgruntled passenger James Kilpatrick said ‘Disgraceful scenes at Belfast intl airport. Systems down (as it has been for days), bag drop is chaos and there is no communication from any airline or airport staff about why theres a hold up. No organisation whatsoever.’

https://news.causewaycoastcommunity.co. ... ems-crash/
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:06 pm

OA260 wrote:

Doctor slams £55 'dreadful' menu in Belfast International Airport lounge

A Londonderry doctor has hit out after a "ludicrous lunch offering consisting of a scone and some ham" cost over £60 at Belfast International Airport.

Joseph Ward (78) had made a reservation for himself and wife Nadine in the Causeway Lounge ahead of their holiday flight to Spain on August 27, pre-paying £27.50 each.

But when the couple arrived at noon last Tuesday expecting "a reasonable presentation of food", they were met with a "paltry selection" which included "some slices of chorizo and ham" and "a solitary scone".

Dr Ward, a frequent flyer, said he felt compelled to speak out "as a warning to other families" who "may feel quite cheated when they get in there and see what's on the menu".

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/ ... 68075.html


Don't get me wrong, if all they had on offer was ham, chorizo, and a single scone, that's a paltry offer. But a lounge isn't a restaurant? Which seems to be the whole preface of this article, the constant mention of menus etc. The main purpose of a lounge is that of a more secluded place to relax and work, food and drink are an included benefit sure, but this whole article is just so clickbaity, the guy got a refund, get over it.

(There are of course a few lounges that offer sit-down dining to select, usually Business or First, passengers, but I don't know any contract lounges that do this without paying extra for it.)
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:47 pm

alancostello wrote:
(There are of course a few lounges that offer sit-down dining to select, usually Business or First, passengers, but I don't know any contract lounges that do this without paying extra for it.)


Only thing I will say is that No.1 Lounges are more like a restaurant experience. I had a very good experience at the LGW one with menu handed to you as you enter and then order what you want at the bar and its served to you at your table. More lounges should aspire to this. The hot choice was pretty good.
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:56 pm

Some aspects of the EI lounge at LHR badly in need of some attention.
The EI gate adjacent location, views, quiet atmosphere, adequate catering offering and friendly staff are all great, but much of the furniture and flooring has become very worn and shabby. Lots of stained seats and flooring, and in particular the Eames style lounge chairs need serious cleaning/refurb or replacement, while the grassy shag carpet might have looked great when new, but it looks like it's been there since the 70's even though its just a few years old. If EI pays a cleaning contractor they should request a refund or change provider.
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:51 pm

OA260 wrote:
Only thing I will say is that No.1 Lounges are more like a restaurant experience. I had a very good experience at the LGW one with menu handed to you as you enter and then order what you want at the bar and its served to you at your table. More lounges should aspire to this. The hot choice was pretty good.


I agree, the No. 1 Lounges are very much like this. The LGW one is excellent and the food is tasty when it comes out. Not a huge menu, but that's not needed at all, I feel. Really well worth a visit, that's for sure!
I do enjoy a spot of flying, especially when it's not in economy!
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:02 pm

Good review of Aer Space in Business Traveller this Friday. Seems everything worked as it should! Good to hear.
 
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Re: Irish 9/19

Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:23 am

Mike Rutter set to leave Aer Lingus as chief operating officer

Executive joined carrier in 2014, serving in senior operational capacity for four years

Aer Lingus’s chief operating officer Mike Rutter is believed to be leaving the Irish airline.

Mr Rutter joined Aer Lingus in early 2014 as chief commercial officer, having previously held roles with UK airline Flybe, security group G4S and American Express. He has held the role of chief operating officer since October 2015.

In a statement issued to The Irish Times, Aer Lingus said that Mr Rutter was on “annual leave” while Mr Rutter did not return calls to The Irish Times on the matter.

www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-a ... -1.4010407

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New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'

Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.

NEW PRECLEARANCE SERVICES at Dublin and Shannon airports will make it easier for passengers to travel to the US, the government has said.

Additional services at the airports, which were agreed by Ireland and the US earlier this year, have now come into effect.

The agreement also allows for the possibility of hiring extra employees.

www.thejournal.ie/us-preclearance-irish ... 7-Sep2019/

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Passengers at Belfast City Airport 'trapped inside after security doors shut down'

Footage from the scene shows the stranded passengers at around 9.20pm on Wednesday

Passengers were reportedly trapped inside after security doors "shut down" at Belfast City Airport on Wednesday night.

A man on a flight from Edinburgh claimed that dozens of passengers were unable to leave baggage reclaim.

Footage from the scene shows the stranded passengers at around 9.20pm on Wednesday, Belfast Live reports.

www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/belf ... n-19575035

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Re: Irish 9/19

Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:58 am

Mike Rutter won’t be missed that’s for sure.

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