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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:26 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51749152

Talks are on the way.

Painful to see such a large number of staff and passengers left in the dust.
Hope other airlines can accommodate them all sooner than later.
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:39 am

For sure there's quite a gap left in some markets from the demise of Flybe but I think airlines will be cautious in announcing new routes in light of the current deteriorating economic situation.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:13 pm

I think you are quite correct - there will be careful pick up of certain routes but I think it will be a slow process. Not sure there are too many airlines in the British Isles who have the capacity to step in immediately!
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:23 pm

Seems Stobart/EI are indeed interested in SOU from DUB and BHD .
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:34 pm

A nasty mind might think Stobart were waiting in the wings - no doubt they have sufficient information acquired to cherry pick routes! I wonder how much Stobart have actually lost as a result of the Flybe collapse?
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:31 pm

One of Stobart's E190s was used on EIR flights today, EI 3224/5 (GLA) and EI3550/1 (EDI). Presumably the other 190 will follow suit. Hopefully we may see them in EI colours in due course; the 190s would also be a good replacement for Cityjets RJ85s.

Not sure what scope clauses EI has in place with Stobart, but I'm assuming its 100 seats.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:43 pm

One of STK’s ATRs is leased from flybe and is now grounded after last night’s events. STK have permission for one Embraer to be used on a very short term basis to operate EI Franchise routes until the issue of the ATR can be resolved.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:05 pm

Loganair picking up INV & ABZ from BHD.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:13 pm

EIEIDW wrote:
Loganair picking up INV & ABZ from BHD.


Great news . Every route that BHD can claw back means some more jobs saved .
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:15 pm

OA260 wrote:
Seems Stobart/EI are indeed interested in SOU from DUB and BHD .


Do you have a source?
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:42 pm

kaitak wrote:
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Not sure what scope clauses EI has in place with Stobart, but I'm assuming its 100 seats.

I’m Going from memory, as in 2011/12, but I believe it is essentially “smaller than A320 family”
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:06 pm

Can see EIR doing both CWL and SOU (probably BHD- and ORK to SOU as well. Not sure about EXT.

At least Stobart can use 'FMJ for these services as well (which is sadly ironic) . The use of the E190s should also release some ATR capacity which can be used on the former BE routes.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:19 pm

Aer Lingus offering staff unpaid leave / part time between March and June 30 - Airline didn’t give a reason but isn’t hard to guess why.

https://twitter.com/ingridmileyrte/stat ... 44224?s=21

If true, it follows similar moves from Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:27 pm

kaitak wrote:
Can see EIR doing both CWL and SOU (probably BHD- and ORK to SOU as well. Not sure about EXT.

At least Stobart can use 'FMJ for these services as well (which is sadly ironic) . The use of the E190s should also release some ATR capacity which can be used on the former BE routes.


CWL / EXT / SOU would be the most suited to EIR. It would be nice to have a stable reliable carrier on these routes. No disrespect to Flybe but in recent times they were not reliable with often long delays especially on SOU .
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:35 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
Aer Lingus offering staff unpaid leave / part time between March and June 30 - Airline didn’t give a reason but isn’t hard to guess why.

https://twitter.com/ingridmileyrte/stat ... 44224?s=21

If true, it follows similar moves from Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates.


Heard crew discussing it on this evenings flight. Certainly less pax then usual and I see they took away the Aer Space blue headrests ! Wonder if its a hygiene issue. I was the only one in Aer Space and tried the Guinness Steak slice which was not bad.


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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:58 pm

Crew haven’t been offered it as of yet. Just ground/office staff for now.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:10 pm

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CarbHeatIn wrote:
One of STK’s ATRs is leased from flybe and is now grounded after last night’s events. STK have permission for one Embraer to be used on a very short term basis to operate EI Franchise routes until the issue of the ATR can be resolved.


Back to an ATR only operation today.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:13 pm

I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mck ... 1587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757. I had never heard of them?

Anyone remember them?

I always enjoy hearing about Irish airlines that have been and gone. Given the size and scale of Ryanair and Aer LIngus, it's often easy to forget the Irish players in the market, and even easier to forget the ones who are no longer around.

My first ever flight was on TransAer down to Majorca!
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:57 pm

wexfordflyer wrote:
I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mck ... 1587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757. I had never heard of them?

Anyone remember them?

I always enjoy hearing about Irish airlines that have been and gone. Given the size and scale of Ryanair and Aer LIngus, it's often easy to forget the Irish players in the market, and even easier to forget the ones who are no longer around.

My first ever flight was on TransAer down to Majorca!


I do remember them. They lasted a week. Legally they were more a tour operator than an airline. They flew to the sun destinations from Dublin. I have a picture somewhere of their 757.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:00 pm

wexfordflyer wrote:
I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mck ... 1587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757. I had never heard of them?

Anyone remember them?

I always enjoy hearing about Irish airlines that have been and gone. Given the size and scale of Ryanair and Aer LIngus, it's often easy to forget the Irish players in the market, and even easier to forget the ones who are no longer around.

My first ever flight was on TransAer down to Majorca!


I remember them they sold a load of tickets for €1 each way to places like FAO and went bust before they flew !

I flew a TransAer REU-DUB once . My favourite was a BAC 1-11 of Air Belfast/ABShannon though . Loved that little airline.


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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:05 pm

Only recent airlines I can think of were Jetmagic, Eirjet & Skynet. EUjet also but Manston was their main airport.
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:52 pm

eicvd wrote:
Only recent airlines I can think of were Jetmagic, Eirjet & Skynet. EUjet also but Manston was their main airport.


I also remember flying on eirjet in summer '05 I think, from ORK-FAO on a 320. I don't believe they were around for very long either

The current world of consolidation and big players doesn't seem to allow much room for smaller players these days. From an enthusiasts point of view it makes it a little more boring.
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:01 pm

Aer Lingus has announced no change fees on new bookings.

https://www.aerlingus.com/plan-and-book ... e-of-mind/

Like many airlines, Aer Lingus is no doubt experiencing a serious decline in forward bookings and this appears a (possibly futile) attempt at boosting bookings or at least confidence. British Airways has made a similar move.

There has been no change to cancellation or change fees for current bookings.

Ryanair has so far refused to budge on any of its change fees policy unless the airline itself cancels your flight.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:23 pm

wexfordflyer wrote:
I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mck ... 1587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757. I had never heard of them?

Anyone remember them?

I always enjoy hearing about Irish airlines that have been and gone. Given the size and scale of Ryanair and Aer LIngus, it's often easy to forget the Irish players in the market, and even easier to forget the ones who are no longer around.

My first ever flight was on TransAer down to Majorca!


We’re they the same as Freshaer, or were they different? I remember them also planning to use 757 and giving away a load of tickets in a newspaper.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:53 pm

wexfordflyer wrote:
eicvd wrote:
Only recent airlines I can think of were Jetmagic, Eirjet & Skynet. EUjet also but Manston was their main airport.


I also remember flying on eirjet in summer '05 I think, from ORK-FAO on a 320. I don't believe they were around for very long either

The current world of consolidation and big players doesn't seem to allow much room for smaller players these days. From an enthusiasts point of view it makes it a little more boring.



I remember eirjet from my first summer working with Servisair, they had an ex Air Jamcia A320 that year, it certainly made for a colourful addition to the ramp.
There was also Futura Gael, I was on their first ever flight which was from Dublin to....Dublin to get their license. And Budget Air which I believe was Futura operated but sold by Budget Travel. God this is a blast back to my first days in aviation!
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:09 pm

eicvd wrote:
Only recent airlines I can think of were Jetmagic, Eirjet & Skynet. EUjet also but Manston was their main airport.


Eirjet were a good airline . I flew this PFO-DUB .


https://www.flickr.com/photos/traprain/8021181586/
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:22 pm

wexfordflyer wrote:
I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mck ... 1587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757. I had never heard of them?

Anyone remember them?

I always enjoy hearing about Irish airlines that have been and gone. Given the size and scale of Ryanair and Aer LIngus, it's often easy to forget the Irish players in the market, and even easier to forget the ones who are now

My first ever flight was on TransAer down to Majorca!


Wasn’t there an airline, aside from EI, that flew SNN - BOS during the summer of 2005. RyanAtlantic is the name that’s coming to mind, or something like that.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:47 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
Aer Lingus has announced no change fees on new bookings.

https://www.aerlingus.com/plan-and-book ... e-of-mind/

Like many airlines, Aer Lingus is no doubt experiencing a serious decline in forward bookings and this appears a (possibly futile) attempt at boosting bookings or at least confidence. British Airways has made a similar move.

There has been no change to cancellation or change fees for current bookings.

Ryanair has so far refused to budge on any of its change fees policy unless the airline itself cancels your flight.


Getting a bit of a backlash on various platforms from customers who have booked pre corona. I certainly take their point. Aer Lingus should waive all change fees with the customer paying just the fare difference.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:15 pm

OA260 wrote:
shamrock350 wrote:
Aer Lingus has announced no change fees on new bookings.

https://www.aerlingus.com/plan-and-book ... e-of-mind/

Like many airlines, Aer Lingus is no doubt experiencing a serious decline in forward bookings and this appears a (possibly futile) attempt at boosting bookings or at least confidence. British Airways has made a similar move.

There has been no change to cancellation or change fees for current bookings.

Ryanair has so far refused to budge on any of its change fees policy unless the airline itself cancels your flight.


Getting a bit of a backlash on various platforms from customers who have booked pre corona. I certainly take their point. Aer Lingus should waive all change fees with the customer paying just the fare difference.


Indeed, as should Ryanair, BA, easyJet etc. but all are falling back on the advice from the World Health Organisation to justify their position. Unfortunately in situations as volatile as this airlines will always face criticism, KLM has waived *all* fees but are facing backlash from people who changed or cancelled their fights a few days ago, demanding the fee be refunded which the airline is refusing.

I guess nobody can act fast enough in the current climate.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:08 am

Don't forget Transaer, they lasted a few decades. Also EuroCeltic, they had a Fokker F27 until it was damaged in a landing incident in Sligo airport.

https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-fokker-f27-sligo
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:15 am

Euroceltic had two F27s and operated PSO routes in Ireland along with Waterford to Luton flights.
EI Air Exports was renamed Ireland Airways and operated different types, such as a Shorts 330, ATP, FH227 among others. They also operated PSO routes in Ireland.
FreshAer and Sun Premier were two airlines that never (forgive the pun) got off the ground. Unlike Jetgreen, neither had aircraft delivered.
Skynet flew to Moscow from Shannon with 737-400s and if memory serves there was an involvement with Aeroflot.
Eirjet operated 3 A320s at various stages including the aforementioned Jamaica Airlines liveried one mentioned above. They hit the headlines when one of their A320s, operating for Ryanair landed at Ballykelly RAF base instead of the City of Derry airport.
Aer Leisure was another short lived airline that used a Seven Air (Canary Islands based airline) 737-300.
There was also a short lived Virgin Express based in Shannon.

The airline industry has had an interesting history
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:21 am

Here’s a link to a website detailing defunct Irish airlines with pics.
Including some not mentioned yet.

https://www.revolvy.com/folder/Defunct- ... and/299657
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:47 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
Aer Lingus has announced no change fees on new bookings.

https://www.aerlingus.com/plan-and-book ... e-of-mind/

Like many airlines, Aer Lingus is no doubt experiencing a serious decline in forward bookings and this appears a (possibly futile) attempt at boosting bookings or at least confidence. British Airways has made a similar move.

There has been no change to cancellation or change fees for current bookings.

Ryanair has so far refused to budge on any of its change fees policy unless the airline itself cancels your flight.


It’s a bit vague, how long can I change for free until? If I book flights today for next Jan - can I change for free up until then for whatever reason?
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:18 am

Government was 'on the brink' of making decision on third terminal for Dublin Airport before election called
The DAA has said a third terminal is not needed at the moment at Dublin Airport.

www.thejournal.ie/government-was-on-the ... 020/?amp=1
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:52 am

I really have difficulty believing anything Shane Ross says. Hopefully the next minister will be more competent. A third terminal needs to be planned for now, regardless of whether its required immediately or not.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:01 am

Any update on UA launching DUB SFO , will this now go ahead?
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:44 am

IrishLessor wrote:
Any update on UA launching DUB SFO , will this now go ahead?


UA made several frequency reductions across its European routes from EWR, IAD, ORD and SFO - DUB and SNN were notably absent from the list, No cuts yet.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:53 am

With tech companies beginning to cancel employee travel, I do hope it is not badly affected but I wouldn't be surprised if its cut back in the short term.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:30 pm

At this point, I wouldn't be surprised to see the majority of the industry grounded for a month or two.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:18 pm

Coronavirus: Ryanair suspends all Italian flights for a month
Affected passengers will be able to choose between a full refund or a travel credit

Ryanair has announced the suspension of all flights to, from, and within Italy for almost a month following a decision by Rome to lock down the entire country as it grapples to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Ryanair will suspend all Italian domestic flights from midnight on Wednesday until midnight on April 8th, while all Italian international flights will be suspended from midnight on Friday until the same date.

www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-a ... -1.4198680

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Rumors DUB-TLV LY maybe delayed due to current situation.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:22 am

IrishLessor wrote:
Any update on UA launching DUB SFO , will this now go ahead?

I cant see them going ahead with that. The US big 3 are cutting TA schedules by 15-20% (T/Pac by up to 40%)
Launching a new route at this time seems silly.


Just heard that Aer Lingus are implementing cashless only sales onboard from tomorrow.
No mention of it being due to Covid-19 but the timing and short notice would suggest so.
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am

Double post
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:04 pm

Eagleboy wrote:

Just heard that Aer Lingus are implementing cashless only sales onboard from tomorrow.
No mention of it being due to Covid-19 but the timing and short notice would suggest so.


Brings them in line with BA and of course probably a good time to introduce it now without too much backlash. Having lots of passengers and crew touching the same notes and coins is probably not a good idea but then again the same could be said for CC machines with the keypads! Contactless only maybe the way to go .
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:59 pm

Does anyone else have the Aer Lingus credit card and has booked the “free” flights as part of it?

The process is very cumbersome for a start. You’ve to fill in an online form requesting the flights you want. 24hrs later you get an email asking to confirm your request. I replied and a further 24hrs got another email confirming there was availability and did I wish to proceed. Replied again and another 24hrs (4 days since my original online request) I get another email with a confirmed booking ref and you’ve to ring Aer Lingus reservations to pay for the taxes on the booking. After over an hour on hold this morning I gave up.

While I understand covid 19 is probably causing delays to the reservations line, the whole process is ridiculous. And considering the fare was €59 each way and the taxes & charges came to €45, I’m saving a whopping €14 having spent €5k thru the card
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:48 pm

In Ireland nothing is free! Simply nothing! Unfortunately!
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:48 pm

KLM Appear to have AMS-ORK on sale double daily starting October 26, E175 operating.
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Eastern have announced SOU-BHD starting 23 March on E170/E145. 6x Weekly increasing to daily. Flights on sale tomorrow
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:52 pm

Swissport workers 'face job cuts' at Belfast City Airport

The union Unite says baggage handling company Swissport has launched a consultation on redundancies at Belfast City Airport.

It comes after Flybe, which operated the majority of flights from the airport, went into administration last week.

Unite says up to 95 workers - over half of Swissport's staff at the airport - could face compulsory redundancy by 11 April.

www.itv.com/news/utv/2020-03-11/swisspo ... y-airport/
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:09 am

Donald Trump has announced a 30 day EU-US travel ban, it excludes the United Kingdom. This will be devastating for Aer Lingus and indeed other European airlines.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:22 am

Why exclude the UK? They're in exactly the same situation.

Strange and disturbing times (not related to the above - just generally). Loads on flights are going through the floor. It is apparently expected that the country will go on lockdown sometime over the next week or so.

Bad news for aviation, but hopefully it will be enough to bring the virus under control. Health must take precedence now.
 
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Re: Irish 3/20

Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:26 am

kaitak wrote:
Why exclude the UK? They're in exactly the same situation.

Strange and disturbing times (not related to the above - just generally). Loads on flights are going through the floor. It is apparently expected that the country will go on lockdown sometime over the next week or so.

Bad news for aviation, but hopefully it will be enough to bring the virus under control. Health must take precedence now.

I think it was clearly a politicised move, Trump is a big supporter of Brexit and would take any opportunity to give the EU a kicking.

There is no reasonable explanation for excluding the UK.

This is a potentially unrecoverable situation for European carriers, particularly Aer Lingus, especially if it's extended beyond the 30 days.
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