iRISH251 wrote:It was an Avro Tudor, a not-very-successful post-war airliner. Grim enough photos here: https://tinyurl.com/4d2umtta
The Avro Tudor is one aircraft where I can say, without any guilt, that it was an absolute piece of crap.
Eirules wrote:The issue with countries only accepting those that have been vaccinated is that those who haven’t (mostly the younger) will get extremely annoyed that they’ve put their lives on hold for a year to protect the older / vulnerable but now that cohort are getting their freedom back. Not an issue for the country they’re visiting but very much one for the govt here
I don't think people are going to get "extremely annoyed" and if they do, who cares? It's like saying someone who is 45 is going to start organising protest marches because the over 80s got a vaccine first and can now travel while others can't. It's only a matter of months difference, so it's no big deal. It's not like people are having to wait an extra year or two to get vaccinated.
I spent last night looking at flights to the USA for next year. Some good deals around, if you know where to look... for a change. Dublin to US destinations in business class on British Airways is coming up at €1,300 to €1,400 return, which is a decent enough price. Flights in economy are peanuts, in the €300 range return. I'd start getting booking.
A friend of mine works in revenue management at one of the US transatlantic carriers, and he mentioned in passing that transatlantic bookings are already noticeably picking up, so grab the good value fares while they last. With BA, you can swap things to a voucher still, so financially it should be a no brainer.