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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:52 am

NiallS wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Aside from the main issue the number of times you read people checking in their medication is unreal.


There was another fairly extreme example recently: https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/i-a ... 26520.html

I feel sorry for her obviously, but you should never pack anything in checked luggage you can't afford to lose. Especially something that sentimental and irreplaceable.



Indeed correct but a good number of travellers have forgotten the basic care rules concerning vital items since the Covid lockdown.
Not helped by the obligatory check in of hand baggage on some fares, introduced by EI recently.

The golden age of 22 kg checked and a fairly standard free carry-on bag, seems a distant memory and probably no-one can accurately recall the rules of all Dublin carriers now.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:02 pm

Emerald flights dont really seem to be affected by recent cancellations? Don’t think I’ve seen any over the past couple weeks. Was thinking of booking but unsure because it would be a day trip and wouldn’t want a cancellation.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:11 pm

nickya340 wrote:
Emerald flights dont really seem to be affected by recent cancellations? Don’t think I’ve seen any over the past couple weeks. Was thinking of booking but unsure because it would be a day trip and wouldn’t want a cancellation.


Ive been monitoring a lot of their flights and thankfully they seem to be running ok. Id nearly book them over mainline at the moment between IRL - GB and especially out of BHD . Lets hope it continues .
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:13 pm

An interesting read re Swissport and C-19 lay offs

Six Swissport ground crew members who had worked at Dublin Airport have lost their claims over being placed on layoff when the aviation industry went into a tailspin at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... rport-wrc/
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:58 pm

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nickya340 wrote:
Emerald flights dont really seem to be affected by recent cancellations? Don’t think I’ve seen any over the past couple weeks. Was thinking of booking but unsure because it would be a day trip and wouldn’t want a cancellation.


Ive been monitoring a lot of their flights and thankfully they seem to be running ok. Id nearly book them over mainline at the moment between IRL - GB and especially out of BHD . Lets hope it continues .


Yes I’d say you’d be safer with EI regional. Unless your going to London from BHD you can pretty much go anywhere in Uk with EI regional. I was going to book FR over EI with the recent cancellations but my passport is expired (taking AGES to renew) and only EI accept student cards as ID.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:09 pm

You don’t need a passport for UK-Ireland vv travel
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:42 pm

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You don’t need a passport for UK-Ireland vv travel


Some airlines don’t accept other forms of ID. For example Ryanair clearly state “ Driving licenses are not acceptable for travel with Ryanair between the UK and Ireland. No exceptions will be made.”
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:59 pm

Hi guys

I see BA Cityflyer BA4546 just landed at BHD from BCN. I didn't think this was a direct route. Anyone know what this is about?

Cheers
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:37 pm

veron wrote:
Hi guys

I see BA Cityflyer BA4546 just landed at BHD from BCN. I didn't think this was a direct route. Anyone know what this is about?

Cheers


BA Cityflyer operates charters from several UK airports (including BHD) at weekends when LCY is closed.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:00 pm

veron wrote:
Hi guys

I see BA Cityflyer BA4546 just landed at BHD from BCN. I didn't think this was a direct route. Anyone know what this is about?

Cheers


It’s a charter flight operating for Royal Caribbean Cruises. Operates 1x weekly every Sunday
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:45 pm

veron wrote:
Hi guys

I see BA Cityflyer BA4546 just landed at BHD from BCN. I didn't think this was a direct route. Anyone know what this is about?

Cheers


First flight started 3/7 and is running until 18/9. Its to connect with the 7 night Wonder of the Seas cruises.

BA4545 BHD 0635 - 1010 BCN
BA4546 BCN 1100 - 1240 BHD
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:16 am

SNN taking a hit on the Heathrow route :

Aer Lingus to cut Shannon flight to meet Heathrow cap

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/202 ... throw-cap/

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Aer Lingus pilot pay talks hit turbulence as bank holiday looms

https://m.independent.ie/business/irish ... 44628.html

Hopefully they resolve it before the next big rush BH weekend .
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:35 am

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You don’t need a passport for UK-Ireland vv travel


You do if you weren’t born in UK or Ireland, irrespective of the passport you currently hold.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:48 am

https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ ... 47772.html

She won't do well without her usual Putter or Driver.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:39 am

Warm day today the temperature at Dublin Airport was 27C at 11am. Will be interesting to see if DUB breaks the current record.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:08 pm

Dublin Airport has recorded its highest temperature since records began almost 80 years ago and it may get hotter this afternoon.

A temperature of 28.9 degrees was recorded at the station at midday breaching the previous record of 28.7 degrees which was set on August 2nd, 1990.

https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/2022 ... mperature/

Its just broken the record .
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:02 pm

seansasLCY wrote:
TUGMASTER wrote:
You don’t need a passport for UK-Ireland vv travel


Some airlines don’t accept other forms of ID. For example Ryanair clearly state “ Driving licenses are not acceptable for travel with Ryanair between the UK and Ireland. No exceptions will be made.”

Not strictly the same but I was on the morning KIR-DUB flight yesterday (which was near full to capacity, mainly with west Limerick passengers heading up for the match) and a few passengers were allowed to board with driving licences as they forgot their passports.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:20 pm

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I came across this today. It`s a story about a charter company being refused landing slots at DUB on 5 out of 6 weeks. The 5 flights were accommodated by KIR. Not sure why KIR became the alternate or if this just highlights the ongoing problems at DUB.
https://www.businessinsider.com/labor-s ... the%20news.


Dublin surely is quite full at this time of year with just the single runway and is it not the company ACL who look after the slots? the positive from this is how Kerry was able to handle the flights. Until Dublin expands it's boarding gates and pier capacity which may well take another couple of years it'll remain tight even with North runway opening next month.


Yes, Dublin is effectively full all day long, with a constant stream of scheduled and charter operations as well as a sizeable number of executive jets. Actual parking stands for aircraft are finite in number and rarely vacant for any length of time.There are also works going on on taxiways etc which further affects movement of aircraft. The article is vague as regards what the limitation was, given that handling companies are private concerns.


Shannon also not able to handle them. It was only a few weeks ago certain people were calling for Shannon to be utalised to take pressure off DUB!

Le Bas should also plan better.

https://clarechampion.ie/shannon-benefi ... Sgg6MwwwMs

A US-BASED aircraft charter company has sent some flights through Shannon due to issues at Dublin, but is disappointed that even more can’t be accommodated at the Clare airport.

Peter Le Bas, the CEO of California-based Le Bas International, was himself based in Shannon for a number of years.

He said that while some planes that had been due to go through Dublin are going to Shannon, he is disappointed that even more can’t use the airport.

“We’ve got a couple of flights coming into Shannon this Saturday, we would have had six into Shannon if we could, but they could only handle two of the six, which was a shame really. Kerry Airport handled the majority of them.

“It was a bit of a shock for us that we couldn’t get into Dublin originally, it was the first time in 32 years to book a flight into the handling of an airport in advance and you just don’t get permission to land.”

Le Bas has had a presence at Shannon for the last 26 years, while its client based consists of very wealthy individuals and leading figures from the entertainment industry and politics.

While Shannon is helping with some of the fallout at Dublin, he’d like to see it take some more.

“It’s a four weekend programme we have, two Saturdays are down already. We managed to use Shannon a couple of times, we wanted to get six airplanes into Shannon but ended up with just two.

“The following Saturday, July 23, we’re going to have quite a few departures, we’d like to get them out of Shannon but the handlers just aren’t able to accommodate us.”
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:27 am

JAmie2k9 wrote:
iRISH251 wrote:
neutral wrote:

Dublin surely is quite full at this time of year with just the single runway and is it not the company ACL who look after the slots? the positive from this is how Kerry was able to handle the flights. Until Dublin expands it's boarding gates and pier capacity which may well take another couple of years it'll remain tight even with North runway opening next month.


Yes, Dublin is effectively full all day long, with a constant stream of scheduled and charter operations as well as a sizeable number of executive jets. Actual parking stands for aircraft are finite in number and rarely vacant for any length of time.There are also works going on on taxiways etc which further affects movement of aircraft. The article is vague as regards what the limitation was, given that handling companies are private concerns.


Shannon also not able to handle them. It was only a few weeks ago certain people were calling for Shannon to be utalised to take pressure off DUB!

Le Bas should also plan better.

https://clarechampion.ie/shannon-benefi ... Sgg6MwwwMs

A US-BASED aircraft charter company has sent some flights through Shannon due to issues at Dublin, but is disappointed that even more can’t be accommodated at the Clare airport.

Peter Le Bas, the CEO of California-based Le Bas International, was himself based in Shannon for a number of years.

He said that while some planes that had been due to go through Dublin are going to Shannon, he is disappointed that even more can’t use the airport.

“We’ve got a couple of flights coming into Shannon this Saturday, we would have had six into Shannon if we could, but they could only handle two of the six, which was a shame really. Kerry Airport handled the majority of them.

“It was a bit of a shock for us that we couldn’t get into Dublin originally, it was the first time in 32 years to book a flight into the handling of an airport in advance and you just don’t get permission to land.”

Le Bas has had a presence at Shannon for the last 26 years, while its client based consists of very wealthy individuals and leading figures from the entertainment industry and politics.

While Shannon is helping with some of the fallout at Dublin, he’d like to see it take some more.

“It’s a four weekend programme we have, two Saturdays are down already. We managed to use Shannon a couple of times, we wanted to get six airplanes into Shannon but ended up with just two.

“The following Saturday, July 23, we’re going to have quite a few departures, we’d like to get them out of Shannon but the handlers just aren’t able to accommodate us.”


The reason some were turned away from Shannon is the airport and groundhandlers are already dealing with an already large volume of flights that Dublin or its groundhandling agencies couldnt take. Look at the shamrock rovers charters last week, adhoc pax and cargo charters aon an ongoing basis as well as some short notice non accepts from DUB.

The question and challenge facing Airports and companies around the country dealing with the DUB fallout is will this continue or can Dublin Airport and its handling agents manage to get their act together or could this be the scenario going forward for the next couple of years.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:11 pm

AmricanShamrok wrote:
seansasLCY wrote:
TUGMASTER wrote:
You don’t need a passport for UK-Ireland vv travel


Some airlines don’t accept other forms of ID. For example Ryanair clearly state “ Driving licenses are not acceptable for travel with Ryanair between the UK and Ireland. No exceptions will be made.”

Not strictly the same but I was on the morning KIR-DUB flight yesterday (which was near full to capacity, mainly with west Limerick passengers heading up for the match) and a few passengers were allowed to board with driving licences as they forgot their passports.


I think the problem with Ryanair and passports is online check-in when they ask for your passport number. Maybe you could use an expired number and just show up with other ID? Don’t think they’d let it slide in bigger airports though
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:07 pm

nickya340 wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
seansasLCY wrote:

Some airlines don’t accept other forms of ID. For example Ryanair clearly state “ Driving licenses are not acceptable for travel with Ryanair between the UK and Ireland. No exceptions will be made.”

Not strictly the same but I was on the morning KIR-DUB flight yesterday (which was near full to capacity, mainly with west Limerick passengers heading up for the match) and a few passengers were allowed to board with driving licences as they forgot their passports.


I think the problem with Ryanair and passports is online check-in when they ask for your passport number. Maybe you could use an expired number and just show up with other ID? Don’t think they’d let it slide in bigger airports though


Noy really necessary as an expired passport can be validly used for ID purposes for up to two years from expiry date.. Note, for ID purposes only, not for international travel.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:51 pm

Sad news coming in tonight :

Two dead after light aircraft crash in Co Down

https://www.rte.ie/news/ulster/2022/071 ... -aircraft/
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:38 pm

Bray Air Display out to inspire as it makes its big comeback this weekend

https://m.independent.ie/regionals/wick ... 53516.html

Hard to believe its been 3 years . Great to see it back.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:08 pm

Nostalgia - Brief clip from Shannon airshow back in 1990 on RTE website today https://www.rte.ie/archives/2020/0709/1 ... -air-show/

nice image of people strolling through an AN-125
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:24 pm

Aer Lingus have added more B777 Privilege flights DUB - BCN for the next 3 weeks .

For anyone wanting to try it Tuesday 26/7 still has seats for €66 o/w .
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:34 pm

S0Y wrote:
Nostalgia - Brief clip from Shannon airshow back in 1990 on RTE website today https://www.rte.ie/archives/2020/0709/1 ... -air-show/

nice image of people strolling through an AN-125


As it said in the clip, that was a USAF C-5 Galaxy. The An-124 was the USSR's answer to the C-5.
 
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Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:54 pm

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/202 ... rice-hike/

Regulators have rebuffed Dublin Airport owner DAA’s bid for a 70 per cent increase in passenger charges by 2026.

DAA recently asked the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) to increase Dublin Airport’s passenger charges from a cap of €8.24 now to €14.77 by 2026, to aid investment and meet rising costs, including hiring new security staff to avoid recent bottlenecks.

However, the commission proposed on Friday to limit the charges, levied on airlines, to an average of €8.52 over that period.

In a statement, the regulator proposed capping Dublin’s passenger charges at €8.68 next year, €8.60 in 2024, €8.29 in 2025 and €8.48 in 2026, well below the figures sought by the airport operator.

“If Dublin Airport delivers its capital investment programme as planned, the price will increase further, up to €9.81 per passenger by 2026,” the commission added in a draft decision.

The CAR calculates that this will allow Dublin Airport collect €1.2 billion from charges over the four years while it will earn a further €1.15 billion from commercial revenues.

Regulators believe Dublin Airport will handle 30.1 million passengers next year against DAA’s 27.7 million forecast while costs will rise at a slower rate than the DAA calculates. The CAR calculates it will cost the airport less than the DAA estimates to raise the cash needed for investment.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:17 am

OA260 wrote:
Aer Lingus have added more B777 Privilege flights DUB - BCN for the next 3 weeks .

Utterly overblown story concerning the B777 doing the rounds of social. Media and the dodgy redtop media outlets.

B777 was behind schedule and flying from the Canaries around 2am. Flight crew weren't aware of overnight works on RWY 28/10. They weren't happy to take RWY34. Circled South of the city and then diverted to Shannon. Refuelled then landed at Dublin around 4am.

Irish Sun/Mirror and clickbait websites using comments on social media to claim its was "running out of fuel" and that the crew told the passenger to prepare for evacuation upon landing at Shannon.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:37 pm

Eagleboy wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Aer Lingus have added more B777 Privilege flights DUB - BCN for the next 3 weeks .

Utterly overblown story concerning the B777 doing the rounds of social. Media and the dodgy redtop media outlets.

B777 was behind schedule and flying from the Canaries around 2am. Flight crew weren't aware of overnight works on RWY 28/10. They weren't happy to take RWY34. Circled South of the city and then diverted to Shannon. Refuelled then landed at Dublin around 4am.

Irish Sun/Mirror and clickbait websites using comments on social media to claim its was "running out of fuel" and that the crew told the passenger to prepare for evacuation upon landing at Shannon.


Unlike most situations where 34 is in use, the wind was effectively calm so one can understand the crew making a safety-based decision as they did.
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:32 am

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0 ... e-quarter/

Ryanair results are good.
Hedging is in place.
strong passenger growth
outlook is uncertain due to Corona and Ukraine.

Ruling out any purchase of additional Boeings so hopefully that quietens down speculation for a while.
No dividends or share buybacks
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:32 am

Negotiations continue at Aer Lingus :

Aer Lingus ground staff will get a €1,700 once-off payment if they vote in favour of a new agreement hammered out between trade union negotiators and management designed to break the industrial relations deadlock at the airline

https://m.independent.ie/business/irish ... 60310.html

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An update on the runway plans :

Dublin Airport receives boost in bid to ease runway restrictions
DAA wants to use the runway from 6am to midnight, rather than from 7am to 11pm

https://m.independent.ie/business/irish ... 58944.html
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:11 am

If the runway hours are extended by two hours then it is reasonable to assume more Ryanair planes will be based at the airport. I'd be less hopeful for Aer Lingus but it could allow Aer Lingus to squeeze in a quick return flight to UK to catch some onward U.S. traffic.
Anything which increases occupancy of the planes based at Dublin and incentivises more planes to be based in Dublin is good for the City.
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:44 pm

I know this was talked about before but it appears El Al have confirmed the launch of TLV-DUB (no date yet though)

https://twitter.com/jonsiva_/status/155 ... Hi2OHCYz2w
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:45 pm

I know this was talked about before but it appears El Al have confirmed the launch of TLV-DUB (no date yet though)

https://twitter.com/jonsiva_/status/155 ... Hi2OHCYz2w
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:16 pm

Just wondering if anyone has any feedback on how BE are performing out of BHD on their "long-haul" service to AMS and their LHR offering. I know they've subbed a Swift ATR and a Marathon ERJ, but I'm more interested in how they're performing against the established KL (and U2 ex BFS of course) to AMS as well as EI/BA to LHR.

IMHO, I thought both of these would be rather ambitious when they relaunched but haven't yet had the opportunity to sample either offering. So, just wondering if anyone has tried them out.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:17 pm

OA260 wrote:
An update on the runway plans :

Dublin Airport receives boost in bid to ease runway restrictions
DAA wants to use the runway from 6am to midnight, rather than from 7am to 11pm

https://m.independent.ie/business/irish ... 58944.html


It's amazing how people who live next to an airport complain about airport noise. It's always made my head explode :)

They should send an un-hush kitted Boeing 707 over them, to know how lucky they have it. I remember how loud aircraft were back in the day, today's aircraft as silent by comparison.
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:30 pm

ClassicLover wrote:
OA260 wrote:
An update on the runway plans :

Dublin Airport receives boost in bid to ease runway restrictions
DAA wants to use the runway from 6am to midnight, rather than from 7am to 11pm

https://m.independent.ie/business/irish ... 58944.html


It's amazing how people who live next to an airport complain about airport noise. It's always made my head explode :)

They should send an un-hush kitted Boeing 707 over them, to know how lucky they have it. I remember how loud aircraft were back in the day, today's aircraft as silent by comparison.


Note also "In an objection against DAA’s plan, Dublin West TD Roderic O’Gorman has branded as “unacceptable” the noise levels that local residents will be faced with if the planning restrictions are lifted." He is a Government Minister. This illustrates the nature of politics in Ireland, where Oireachtas members' principal focus is on local rather than national issues. Here is a video that recalls the noise of the BAC 1-11, which for its size made a greater racket than most types. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztHiNV9kjSQ
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:30 pm

Ryanair Q&A was interesting with regard to aircraft strategy. It is discussed about 7 minutes in. They claim they got great lease prices on Airbus so will keep them rather than leasing 737NG and won't go near Boeing until prices go lower.
https://investor.ryanair.com/results-ce ... ults-fy23/

M O'L looks like an old Curmudgeon and Neil Sorahan doesn't look much better. He seems like Ryanair's Leader in waiting whenever M O'L eventually shuffles off the stage.

They have some small fears with regard to not receiving 737 8200 as agreed but not stressing it.
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:55 pm

PhilipBass wrote:
Ryanair Q&A was interesting with regard to aircraft strategy. It is discussed about 7 minutes in. They claim they got great lease prices on Airbus so will keep them rather than leasing 737NG and won't go near Boeing until prices go lower.
https://investor.ryanair.com/results-ce ... ults-fy23/

M O'L looks like an old Curmudgeon and Neil Sorahan doesn't look much better. He seems like Ryanair's Leader in waiting whenever M O'L eventually shuffles off the stage.

They have some small fears with regard to not receiving 737 8200 as agreed but not stressing it.


Softball questions, of course. Anyone who repeatedly uses the term "gamechanger" with a straight face gets marked down in my book. Whatever happened to "737 Max"? :roll:
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:48 pm

 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:52 pm

iRISH251 wrote:
Note also "In an objection against DAA’s plan, Dublin West TD Roderic O’Gorman has branded as “unacceptable” the noise levels that local residents will be faced with if the planning restrictions are lifted." He is a Government Minister. This illustrates the nature of politics in Ireland, where Oireachtas members' principal focus is on local rather than national issues. Here is a video that recalls the noise of the BAC 1-11, which for its size made a greater racket than most types. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztHiNV9kjSQ


Yes, that's true, the 1-11 and also the Trident weren't exactly quiet.

Also correct on the TD, but I suppose he has to represent his constituents - there's votes to be had :)
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:02 pm

ClassicLover wrote:
OA260 wrote:
An update on the runway plans :

Dublin Airport receives boost in bid to ease runway restrictions
DAA wants to use the runway from 6am to midnight, rather than from 7am to 11pm

https://m.independent.ie/business/irish ... 58944.html


It's amazing how people who live next to an airport complain about airport noise. It's always made my head explode :)

They should send an un-hush kitted Boeing 707 over them, to know how lucky they have it. I remember how loud aircraft were back in the day, today's aircraft as silent by comparison.


You don't even need to go back that far. In 2019 I was on a 737-300 and connected on to a 737-800 (RIP ComAir in SA), and the difference in noise was astounding. With MAX and NEO aircraft even quieter again.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:27 pm

iRISH251 wrote:
Eagleboy wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Aer Lingus have added more B777 Privilege flights DUB - BCN for the next 3 weeks .

Utterly overblown story concerning the B777 doing the rounds of social. Media and the dodgy redtop media outlets.

B777 was behind schedule and flying from the Canaries around 2am. Flight crew weren't aware of overnight works on RWY 28/10. They weren't happy to take RWY34. Circled South of the city and then diverted to Shannon. Refuelled then landed at Dublin around 4am.

Irish Sun/Mirror and clickbait websites using comments on social media to claim its was "running out of fuel" and that the crew told the passenger to prepare for evacuation upon landing at Shannon.


Unlike most situations where 34 is in use, the wind was effectively calm so one can understand the crew making a safety-based decision as they did.

Out of interest, how often is 34 normally in use during normal daylight ops?
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:11 pm

In relation to Roderick O’Gorman, he represents Dublin West which covers Blanchardstown and Ongar, where the 3000 complainant is from, the new runway is further north and noise should not be an issue if aircraft use it to take off.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:16 pm

TD'a in Ireland are elected to represent their constituents in the national parliament, representing their views to the government of the day. I would fully expect this TD to interject in the debate on behalf of his constitutes who will have a major hub as their neighbour, with the associated air and road traffic. Of course they also have a major employer, so it's not all negative. I seem to remember in the UK politics game that Boris Johnson vowed to lie in front of excavators for the third LHR runway, his constituency being impacted by the flight path. When the runway was being voted on he scarpered off to Iraq. In this case the TD has done a better job representing his constituents.

iRISH251 wrote:
Softball questions, of course. Anyone who repeatedly uses the term "gamechanger" with a straight face gets marked down in my book. Whatever happened to "737 Max"? :roll:


Well, 197 opportunities to sell ancillaries instead of 189 and 15+% fuel savings ticks a lot of boxes for Ryanair. Their model is so reliant on ancillaries that "gamechanger" probably makes sense. The legroom and impact on seat comfort are quite game changing. A 738 with Sky Interior is far superior. If you have noise cancelling headphones the quieter engines are mostly negated too.
That said Boeing is still marketing this generation of 737 as "MAX" as are most airlines, to be honest.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:47 pm

They said something about getting 22 euro ancilliary income average per passenger in the FAQ.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:21 am

Aer Lingus, the Daa and airport ground handlers have been asked to provide details of how they will manage the busy August bank holiday weekend.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40926167.html?

Lost and delayed bags at DUB is still a major issue.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:30 am

OA260 wrote:
Aer Lingus, the Daa and airport ground handlers have been asked to provide details of how they will manage the busy August bank holiday weekend.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40926167.html?

Lost and delayed bags at DUB is still a major issue.


1 hour 30 waiting for a bag yesterday but at least I got it.

The conveyor came on for 5 minutes, after which the screen showed a first bag delivered time, even though nothing was delivered for another 15-20 minutes
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:33 am

EIEIDW wrote:

Interesting.

Is there any possibility of EI code-sharing on this route?

I note they're also launching MEL - could be an interesting alternative for the Ireland-Australia market, if connection times work.
 
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Re: Irish 7/22: Sunshine and Neos

Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:59 am

OA260 wrote:
Lost and delayed bags at DUB is still a major issue.


Yes, the courier who brought my bag to me after 19 days said that they were really busy and that there were only so many bags they could do at a time.

While it was 19 days total, once it arrived in Dublin late on a Friday night, it was with me on the Tuesday after, so four days isn't too bad.

The bags always come eventually, if they are put into the system correctly.

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