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Re: Irish 3/20

Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:42 pm

JannEejit wrote:
Skyblue39 wrote:
EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday.


Sadly noted on FR24 earlier. One of my flights a while back. Are all the A332's leaving soon ? Covid-19 or not...


Yes that *was* the plan. The remaining A332s were to be replaced by newer, second hand A333s.

In fact, the replacement for EI-EWR is an ex-Qatar A333 which has just been painted in Aer Lingus livery. Whether it actually enters service in the coming weeks or not is anyones guess.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:35 pm

A330’s will be heading to the Canary Islands to rescue Irish citizens stranded there over the next few
days.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 pm

There's an EI rotation between SNN and CDG in the morning (EI2908/EI2909). Anyone know what that's about?
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:46 pm

Wasn't there flights to Paris and Barcelona scheduled for Shannon? Though seems a tad early for the schedule to commence!.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:54 pm

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Wasn't there flights to Paris and Barcelona scheduled for Shannon? Though seems a tad early for the schedule to commence!.

They're not due to start until the end of March and early May respectively.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:59 pm

Could be because demand is higher than an A320 and the airline diesnt need that airframe to operate to the US?
 
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Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:18 pm

Anybody know if there will be any flights kept going to the US at all from Ireland after the travel ban kicks in?
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:36 pm

United cutting DUB to one daily flight until end of April.

https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/u ... 75.article
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:48 pm

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EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday.


Here it goes.
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:42 am

I know there is a dedicated thread for COVID-19 but couldn’t find any information concerning flights to Ireland. Now I understand the U.S have added UK & Ireland to the ban list.

Question is Ireland still accepting inbound passengers travelling from Australia for example?


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Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:22 am

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At least they are making a huge profit on something
 
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:20 pm

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I know there is a dedicated thread for COVID-19 but couldn’t find any information concerning flights to Ireland. Now I understand the U.S have added UK & Ireland to the ban list.

Question is Ireland still accepting inbound passengers travelling from Australia for example?


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I don't think any country has been banned from entering Ireland yet however this could change at any time.
 
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:23 pm

EI321 wrote:
EK413 wrote:
I know there is a dedicated thread for COVID-19 but couldn’t find any information concerning flights to Ireland. Now I understand the U.S have added UK & Ireland to the ban list.

Question is Ireland still accepting inbound passengers travelling from Australia for example?


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I don't think any country has been banned from entering Ireland yet however this could change at any time.

Cheers, was scheduled travel to Ireland next week. At this rate I’d say the trip would be postponed to a later date.


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Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:00 pm

Ryanair: Full grounding cannot be ruled out

Ryanair has cancelled 80% of its flights until May and said it had not ruled out a “full grounding of the fleet”as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Europe’s largest short-haul airline is the latest in a growing list of global carriers to have cut flights and grounded planes as governments close the skies in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19.

https://amp.theguardian.com/business/20 ... oronavirus
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:00 pm

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Anybody know if there will be any flights kept going to the US at all from Ireland after the travel ban kicks in?

Too early to know any details.
IAG announced a reduction of 75%.
So rough guess using that figure, EI goes from 17 daily TA flights to 4, with maybe 1 a day from each of the US carriers.
If the spread isn’t contained within the US those estimates will get worse.

China was wave 1, Europe is wave 2, wave 3 will probably be the America’s, wave 4 could be a re-emergence in Europe/Asia.
 
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:28 pm

Dublin Airport passenger numbers down 60%

Dublin Airport has said passenger numbers are down by around 60%.

Most flights are now catering for people returning home, including travellers from continental Europe.

Irish holidaymakers who are currently in Spain, or the Balearic or Canary Islands, are being advised to travel home by midnight on Thursday.

www.rte.ie/news/2020/0316/1123477-airlines-coronavirus/
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:29 pm

Eagleboy wrote:
Clydenairways wrote:
Anybody know if there will be any flights kept going to the US at all from Ireland after the travel ban kicks in?

Too early to know any details.
IAG announced a reduction of 75%.
So rough guess using that figure, EI goes from 17 daily TA flights to 4, with maybe 1 a day from each of the US carriers.
If the spread isn’t contained within the US those estimates will get worse.

China was wave 1, Europe is wave 2, wave 3 will probably be the America’s, wave 4 could be a re-emergence in Europe/Asia.


Africa looking like it will be wave 4
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:57 pm

Yes major concerns about some African countries ability to deal with it considering their health infrastructure. It may spread slower there as most African countries are generally not as well connected to other parts of the world as Europe, Asia and North America are.
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:01 pm

Side note but does anyone know why EI-EDY has had both nacelles partially replaced with white ones, were both damaged around the same time coincidentally? I never really liked how SAS has them painted in two tone.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:29 pm

EI-EWR with just about another hour of flying life left as it is getting close to its retirement home in sunny Arizona as flight 2115.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EIN ... /KBGR/KMZJ
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:39 pm

EI321 wrote:
Side note but does anyone know why EI-EDY has had both nacelles partially replaced with white ones, were both damaged around the same time coincidentally? I never really liked how SAS has them painted in two tone.

I noticed the same thing on the Boards.ie thread last week. It looks like they don't keep spares in the new colours yet, I'd imagine they'll work through whatever stock they have and then new ones (or the repainted ones from EI-EDY when ready again) will be in circulation.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:16 pm

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Side note but does anyone know why EI-EDY has had both nacelles partially replaced with white ones, were both damaged around the same time coincidentally? I never really liked how SAS has them painted in two tone.

I believe the number 2 engine had its cowling replaced a few months ago, number one is a more recent development.

EI-CVA also has a replacement cowling on the number 2 engine. One of the Avro’s has one as well on its number 3 engine but it isn’t very noticeable due to the much smaller size.

There’s likely very few spares in the new livery until the majority is re-painted. The preference is to swap them out to match the livery wherever possible but as both ‘EDY and ‘CVA were the first painted, they had no option but to receive white replacements.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:28 pm

Skyblue39 wrote:
EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday.


I'm curious about the handover process.

Where does all the legal/financial affairs get wrapped up and EI actually relinquish possession of it; DUB or BGR or MZJ? IAG corporate offices perhaps?

Does an EI flight crew actually deliver it to MZJ? Or is that contracted out?

Thanks!
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:40 pm

Aer Lingus ex Qatar A333 EI-EIK is repainted, but probably will not enter service just yet, as it does not have fitted at this time the rear wifi antenna like the other EI A330s.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:17 pm

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Aer Lingus ex Qatar A333 EI-EIK is repainted, but probably will not enter service just yet, as it does not have fitted at this time the rear wifi antenna like the other EI A330s.


... and the fact that there isn't anywhere for it to fly!

I was actually surprised to see that there are some t/a flights to the US from Schengen countries; I guess these are just flying US nationals back - trapped in Europe, the same way Irish people are stuck in Spain?

As far as I can see, Canada has introduced no similar restrictions, so flights to Canada can continue as normal?

I have heard Thursday mentioned as "the day", but I'm not actually sure what; maybe people are just interpreting it on the basis that this is when people have to be back from Spain. I thought this was the time limit imposed by Spain? Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that there's no plan to close the airport and flights to the UK will continue as normal - or as near to normal as they can get. I can't help wondering if this is necessarily good news for the airlines. WX, in particular, must be losing money hand over fist, given the way RJ85s go through fuel. FR is talking about grounding its whole fleet, entirely, and Stobart will be hit by the loss of US transfer traffic. I'm assuming a skeleton schedule will be put in place?

Who would have thought, even a month ago that it would come to this! One thing is sure; Dublin Airport won't hit 30m again this year!
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:40 pm

"As far as I can see, Canada has introduced no similar restrictions, so flights to Canada can continue as normal?"

I spoke to soon; Canada has banned entry to non-nationals (apart from Americans).

As far as I can see, Canada has introduced no similar restrictions, so flights to Canada can continue as normal?

... and there go the Canadian routes!
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:42 pm

psimpson wrote:
Aer Lingus ex Qatar A333 EI-EIK is repainted, but probably will not enter service just yet, as it does not have fitted at this time the rear wifi antenna like the other EI A330s.


I think it already has the wifi blister located near the front of the aircraft.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:40 pm

The soon to be EI-EIK;

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Aer lingus A330-300 A7- AEH by Brian Lacey, on Flickr

St Began

There doesn't appear to be a wifi dome anywhere along the fuselage. It wasn't wifi enabled at Qatar Airways anyway, their A330 fleet is surprisingly dated.

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In more immediate news, Aer Lingus is expected on Thursday to announce a 75% cut in capacity in April and May compared to last year. Seems very much in line with other carriers.

Obviously a very difficult time for all involved, the only hope is that drastic action now will shield the airline further down the road and protect it in the long run. This of course depends entirely on how this situation continues to develop over the next few months.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:52 pm

Aer Lingus are canceling DUB - ALC and DUB - BCN until 30/4.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:45 am

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There doesn't appear to be a wifi dome anywhere along the fuselage. It wasn't wifi enabled at Qatar Airways anyway, their A330 fleet is surprisingly dated.



Is that not a wifi dome between the first and second doors, directly above 'Aer'? It looks smaller than the one on the other EI A330s. I'd be surprised if a 5 star airline like Qatar didn't have wifi fitted on its aircraft.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:52 am

The Qatari aircraft also seems to have the fuel dump feature fitted as do the two new A330s delivered recently to EI. The rest of the A330s that EI ordered don't have it.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:34 am

EI321 wrote:
shamrock350 wrote:

There doesn't appear to be a wifi dome anywhere along the fuselage. It wasn't wifi enabled at Qatar Airways anyway, their A330 fleet is surprisingly dated.



Is that not a wifi dome between the first and second doors, directly above 'Aer'? It looks smaller than the one on the other EI A330s. I'd be surprised if a 5 star airline like Qatar didn't have wifi fitted on its aircraft.

I think you're right actually, I thought that was just one of the standard antennas you see on A330s but after having another look it does appear a little larger than normal! It just doesn't quite match what EI-GEY had which is what threw me off.



I don't have a full list of what Qatar aircraft were enabled with wifi but at its peak around 20 or so A330s didn't have it and the -200s in particular were pretty worn out as Aer Lingus discovered.

A7-AEH did however have a newer cabin fitted not too long ago so likely received wifi around that time? Maybe the issue is that isn't not compatible with the system and provider Aer Lingus use.
 
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:04 am

Nokia and Irish Aviation Authority deploy next-gen network for North Atlantic

Nokia has announced successful deployment of the Irish Aviation Authority’s (IAA) next-generation air traffic control network at its new West Ireland disaster recovery centre. As part of the deal, Nokia supplied its IP/MPLS networking products, which have been specifically designed for this level of mission-critical application.

The new, high-bandwidth IP/MPLS network will increase capacity and ensure smooth operation of new, more demanding air traffic control (ATC) applications. It will also provide support for legacy, non-IP applications, including end-to-end communications between radar stations. The IAA also benefitted from Nokia’s professional services offering for network design, architecture, integration and deployment. Following successful deployment of the network, Nokia will continue to provide IAA with long-term support and maintenance services.

www.intelligentcio.com/eu/2020/03/16/no ... -atlantic/
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:40 am

Aer Lings are cancelling some TA flutes already this week.
BDL, MSP, MCO & PHL are stopped.

LAX, MIA, EWR, SEA, IAD to be suspended from Wed/Thursday.
T/A departures from Shannon also stopping on Thursday.

Routes from Dublin to BOS, JFK, ORD & SFO will continue but has reduced frequency.


The US are only allowing international arrivals to 11 airports, luckily 9 of these are current EI destinations.
JFK, BOS, ORD, SFO, SEA, LAX, MIA, EWR, IAD.
(HNL is another, cant recall the 11th)
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:20 am

Currently in Portugal and trying to return to Ireland. The FR web-site does not allow me to change my flight as I have already checked in - they suggest that I contact the Portuguese airport authority to “un check-in”. The agent at the airport was not aware of this but undertook to check and get back to me. Only option is to book a new flight - thankfully got one this week - no availability on EI or TP.
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 pm

Eagleboy wrote:
Aer Lings are cancelling some TA flutes already this week.
BDL, MSP, MCO & PHL are stopped.

LAX, MIA, EWR, SEA, IAD to be suspended from Wed/Thursday.
T/A departures from Shannon also stopping on Thursday.

Routes from Dublin to BOS, JFK, ORD & SFO will continue but has reduced frequency.


The US are only allowing international arrivals to 11 airports, luckily 9 of these are current EI destinations.
JFK, BOS, ORD, SFO, SEA, LAX, MIA, EWR, IAD.
(HNL is another, cant recall the 11th)

There are actually 13 designated entry airports. DFW,ATL and DTW are the others not on your list.
https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transp ... 64.article
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:08 pm

Eagleboy wrote:
Aer Lings are cancelling some TA flutes already this week.
BDL, MSP, MCO & PHL are stopped.

LAX, MIA, EWR, SEA, IAD to be suspended from Wed/Thursday.
T/A departures from Shannon also stopping on Thursday.

Routes from Dublin to BOS, JFK, ORD & SFO will continue but has reduced frequency.


LAX and MIA will operate on Friday ex DUB. YYZ will continue with a reduced frequency.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:30 pm

Currently at DUB

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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:06 pm

dergay wrote:
Currently in Portugal and trying to return to Ireland. The FR web-site does not allow me to change my flight as I have already checked in - they suggest that I contact the Portuguese airport authority to “un check-in”. The agent at the airport was not aware of this but undertook to check and get back to me. Only option is to book a new flight - thankfully got one this week - no availability on EI or TP.


I see FR unchecked all pax today who were already checked in.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:39 pm

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Currently at DUB

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Both of Nordwind's A330s are leased from FPG Amentum based in Dublin, perhaps their leases are over/ended early or they are just parked during the downturn. Requirements of the lease may require them to be parked at DUB in either situation.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:49 pm

alancostello wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Currently at DUB

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Both of Nordwind's A330s are leased from FPG Amentum based in Dublin, perhaps their leases are over/ended early or they are just parked during the downturn. Requirements of the lease may require them to be parked at DUB in either situation.

I think this aircraft is due to be delivered to Nordwind & is the ex Jet Airways 330-300 that was parked up ‘out the back’ a few months ago.
COYBIB
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:40 pm

eicvd wrote:
alancostello wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Currently at DUB

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Both of Nordwind's A330s are leased from FPG Amentum based in Dublin, perhaps their leases are over/ended early or they are just parked during the downturn. Requirements of the lease may require them to be parked at DUB in either situation.

I think this aircraft is due to be delivered to Nordwind & is the ex Jet Airways 330-300 that was parked up ‘out the back’ a few months ago.


Great thanks for the info . :)
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:39 pm

I really hope the media somewhere in Ireland or the UK picks up on the Ryanair "free rebooking" scam.

A free rebooking in my case would cost twice the price of a new booking, for the same flight, same date.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:43 pm

LOT have had 4 WAW-DUB-WAW flights in since yesterday and many more over the coming days.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:41 am

LAXffDUB wrote:
Skyblue39 wrote:
EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday.


I'm curious about the handover process.

Where does all the legal/financial affairs get wrapped up and EI actually relinquish possession of it; DUB or BGR or MZJ? IAG corporate offices perhaps?

Does an EI flight crew actually deliver it to MZJ? Or is that contracted out?

Thanks!


The aircraft flew under an Aer Lingus flight number and with EI crew, if that helps.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:01 pm

EIBPI wrote:
I really hope the media somewhere in Ireland or the UK picks up on the Ryanair "free rebooking" scam.

A free rebooking in my case would cost twice the price of a new booking, for the same flight, same date.

I've noticed this too. FR being very clever by upping the price of (seemingly all) flights up to October to ensure you end up paying extra in terms of fare difference if flights are changed. The only way FR will refund you is if they themselves cancel the flight.
 
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Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:07 pm

AmricanShamrok wrote:
EIBPI wrote:
I really hope the media somewhere in Ireland or the UK picks up on the Ryanair "free rebooking" scam.

A free rebooking in my case would cost twice the price of a new booking, for the same flight, same date.

I've noticed this too. FR being very clever by upping the price of (seemingly all) flights up to October to ensure you end up paying extra in terms of fare difference if flights are changed. The only way FR will refund you is if they themselves cancel the flight.


They are all doing it sadly Aer Lingus has TRIPLED many of their fares for Summer.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:13 pm

OA260 wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
EIBPI wrote:
I really hope the media somewhere in Ireland or the UK picks up on the Ryanair "free rebooking" scam.

A free rebooking in my case would cost twice the price of a new booking, for the same flight, same date.

I've noticed this too. FR being very clever by upping the price of (seemingly all) flights up to October to ensure you end up paying extra in terms of fare difference if flights are changed. The only way FR will refund you is if they themselves cancel the flight.


They are all doing it sadly Aer Lingus has TRIPLED many of their fares for Summer.


I was planning travel with Aer Lingus in April and have just applied for a refund. I don't see any point in trying to pick alternative travel dates when there is total uncertainty as to when some sort of normality may return.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:28 pm

iRISH251 wrote:
OA260 wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
I've noticed this too. FR being very clever by upping the price of (seemingly all) flights up to October to ensure you end up paying extra in terms of fare difference if flights are changed. The only way FR will refund you is if they themselves cancel the flight.


They are all doing it sadly Aer Lingus has TRIPLED many of their fares for Summer.


I was planning travel with Aer Lingus in April and have just applied for a refund. I don't see any point in trying to pick alternative travel dates when there is total uncertainty as to when some sort of normality may return.



Exactly take the money and keep it until things calm down hopefully in 3-6 months although thats even doubtful at the moment.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:39 pm

iRISH251 wrote:
LAXffDUB wrote:
Skyblue39 wrote:
EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday.


I'm curious about the handover process.

Where does all the legal/financial affairs get wrapped up and EI actually relinquish possession of it; DUB or BGR or MZJ? IAG corporate offices perhaps?

Does an EI flight crew actually deliver it to MZJ? Or is that contracted out?

Thanks!


The aircraft flew under an Aer Lingus flight number and with EI crew, if that helps.


OK! I was just curious...suspecting it was the scrapper who might "come and get it" while settling all its affairs.

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Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos