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RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:07 am
by OA260
Oh I would love to see UA here !!!! It would solve my TA problem of having to go to LHR to connect to them!!! There was talk of it last year but heard nothing since.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:17 am
by EISHN
Okay, this will sound weird, but the other night I had a dream. In that dream I was interviewing MOL. I was asking him various questions, like the possibility of flying from SNN, to AMS or somewhere else in the Netherlands, and also what he thought of EIs' image over the last few years( I meant the whole re dot, and yellow and more red as opposed to green and blue). At one stage, and this is where it gets weird, we were driving in a chauffeur driven car going somewhere, I don't know where or why for that matter. And who do you ask is our chauffeur? Why its Dermot Mannion of course!!! He didn't look too pleased either!
The whole thing was very weird and didn't make any sense. But I thought I'd share it with you lot, thought you'd get a kcik out of it!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:19 am
by EIBoston
DL are going to operate a 757 out of BOS next year to SNN. (at least that is what one of my Delta worker friends tells me). I'm surprised it's not Dublin.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:24 am
by shamrock350
Quoting EISHN (Reply 51):

 laughing 
If I had a dream about meeting MOL, it would probably include me punching him and then getting arrested for it! If you have anymore dreams like this, I suggest you take a few days off A.net lol  Wink

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:36 am
by kaitak
Just saw on another thread that Boeing is now claiming that the '87 is sold out until 2013, although I don't know if that includes aircraft ordered by lessors, which may not yet have been placed/spoken for.

An order for 15 for an unspecified customer is said to be Virgin and there are also another 23 (?) to be announced soon. Boeing is looking at ramping up production. Sure, Airbus won two big A350 customers, but both are national carriers of countries whose govts want to buy into EADS. Hmm ...

There is also word of a large order for 50 coming up at some stage, possibly one of the US domestics; if EI waits for this to happen, it might as well go for the 350, because one large US airline will pull the others with it. So far, CO and NW have gone for the '87, but DL is said to be looking very closely at it and I'd be surprised if AA or UA were too far behind them; UA has already indicated an interest in it.

As for UA coming to DUB, I'd certainly like to see it, particularly with 777s; sure, they may well start with 763s, but I think 777s would probably be likely. I've always felt that a prime mover in EI's choice of DXB as its first ME route (indeed, first non-US long haul) was to keep EK out; I wonder if it's the same with UAL? It is probably also influencing its choice of IAD over BWI; after all, if they're flying into BWI and UA introduces IAD, it would probably undermine the BWI route. I feel sorry for BWI not getting the route (if that's the way it turns out), particularly with all the incentives they're giving, but I guess that's the airline business for you. EI has to protect its corner as best it can, because the flipside of O/S is that US carriers have free rein to fly to DUB.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:41 am
by OA260
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 53):
If I had a dream about meeting MOL, it would probably include me punching him and then getting arrested for it! If you have anymore dreams like this, I suggest you take a few days off A.net lol

Id be sick if I had a dream about MOL....more like a nightmare . He would proberbly charge me €6 for the dream!!!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:49 am
by EISHN
Quoting OA260 (Reply 55):
He would proberbly charge me €6 for the dream!!!

 laughing   laughing   laughing 

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 53):
I suggest you take a few days off A.net lol

I think you may be right!!!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:57 am
by shamrock350
I really think it's unlikely that any US airline apart from US Airways will order A350s so that's over 100 787s ordered by US carriers alone. EI would also be getting a great deal on A350s + A330s and we all know EI wants to increase the short-haul fleet so it would be a dream order for Airbus and a great deal for EI. I'm surprised about VS ordering 787 I would have thought A350s -1000s but why have larger aircraft after the London Olympics, this is why I think the A340s and A380s will be cancelled. It would be a shame for Airbus and EI if all those 787s are ordered.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 55):
He would proberbly charge me €6 for the dream!!!

 rotfl 

Quoting EISHN (Reply 56):
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 53):
I suggest you take a few days off A.net lol

I think you may be right!!!

Only if you have anymore dreams if not then continue to post Big grin

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:04 am
by EI321
What was the 747 departing DUB today @ approx 3pm? Definitly not SQ. White with blue/green coloured tail & engines. Maybe Air Atlantic Icelandic.

[Edited 2007-03-19 19:05:59]

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:12 am
by kaitak
Could still be SIA; they have one in an odd colour scheme:


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RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:15 am
by EI321
That could be it, only cought a glimpse.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:19 am
by shamrock350
That's what I was thinking Kaitak but the tail is visible as SQ.
Does the DAA site show cargo depatures? I couldnt see any.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:22 am
by EI787
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 61):
Does the DAA site show cargo depatures? I couldnt see any.

Nope, only passenger flights.

Could it be a charter flight going back to its base after bringing back fans from Rome?

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:35 am
by shamrock350
Quote:
AER Lingus will refuse to use the proposed new terminal at Dublin Airport if passengers are forced to pay higher charges to pass through it.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/irishex...qa=business-qqqid=28171-qqqx=1.asp

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:10 am
by OA260
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 53):
If you have anymore dreams like this, I suggest you take a few days off A.net lol

Yeah EISHN go into rehab !!! ''Hi my names EISHN and its been 4 days now since my last post on Anet'' LOL.....

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:15 am
by ac747
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 61):
Does the DAA site show cargo depatures?

I've noticed that the ORK website shows certain cargo flights on their site.
Example from today :

Arr's:
KEFLAVIK BBD6809 19/03/2007 19:30
EAST MIDLANDS EUROPEAN AIR TRANSP BCS2876 20/03/2007 07:30

Deps :
EAST MIDLANDS EUROPEAN AIR TRANSP BCS2555 19/03/2007 21:45
COLOGNE-BONN BBD6809 20/03/2007 20:40
EAST MIDLANDS EUROPEAN AIR TRANSP BCS2555 20/03/2007 21:45

I often wondered why they do this.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:17 am
by EI787
Quoting AC747 (Reply 65):
I've noticed that the ORK website shows certain cargo flights on their site.

Yeah, I love the ORK Arrivals & Departures boards - it goes into great detail, even telling you that the flight is boarding or assembling. If only DUB could do the same!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:25 am
by bx737
Quoting EI321 (Reply 58):
What was the 747 departing DUB today @ approx 3pm?

Focus Air, it had been in Dub since Sun, why I don't know and my aircraft never parked close enough to get its reg.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:40 am
by ac747
Quoting EI787 (Reply 66):
Yeah, I love the ORK Arrivals & Departures boards - it goes into great detail, even telling you that the flight is boarding or assembling.

Nice touch alright.
You're right about the detail.
On the route map, it not only shows the charter ops, but details which travel agent deals with the flights too.

On the subject of airport websites.......I wonder how many people use the flight arrival/departure sections as a reference point ?
Sure, people like us with an interest will log on and analyse the comings and goings, but is it a regularly used feature otherwise ?

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:00 am
by EI321
Quoting Bx737 (Reply 67):
Quoting EI321 (Reply 58):
What was the 747 departing DUB today @ approx 3pm?

Focus Air, it had been in Dub since Sun, why I don't know and my aircraft never parked close enough to get its reg.

My inital reaction was 'oh no, not another A330 gone tech!', but they are cargo. Must have been in SRT.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:06 am
by bx737
Quoting EI321 (Reply 69):
Must have been in SRT

It was actually parked on the south ramp (for those not too familiar with Dub, the hard stands in front of the C gates). I don't think SRT park aircraft there. I could be wrong.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:42 am
by PenPusher
Quoting Bx737 (Reply 70):
Quoting EI321 (Reply 69):
Must have been in SRT

It was actually parked on the south ramp (for those not too familiar with Dub, the hard stands in front of the C gates). I don't think SRT park aircraft there. I could be wrong.

N535FC B747-200B/F Focus Air , ex Philippine Airlines and Atlas Air, it was not a visitor for SR Technics, came in using a Lufthansa Cargo flight number (GEC8622) on the 17th.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:50 am
by EI321
Quoting PenPusher (Reply 71):
Quoting Bx737 (Reply 70):
Quoting EI321 (Reply 69):
Must have been in SRT

It was actually parked on the south ramp (for those not too familiar with Dub, the hard stands in front of the C gates). I don't think SRT park aircraft there. I could be wrong.

N535FC B747-200B/F Focus Air , ex Philippine Airlines and Atlas Air, it was not a visitor for SR Technics, came in using a Lufthansa Cargo flight number (GEC8622) on the 17th.

What for, Ive never seen a LH 747 in DUB before, although I have seen a few AF 747s

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:51 pm
by rineanna
Two very conflicting reports on EI's inflight service. Check out the last two comments:
http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/aer_ling.htm

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:29 pm
by OA260
Quoting Rineanna (Reply 73):
Two very conflicting reports on EI's inflight service. Check out the last two comments:
http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/...g.htm

Well IMHO EI food is not that great at all in Y class and just ok in J. The snack that you get before landing into Ireland after a overnight flight in Y is pathetic. In J class the hot breakfast is very nice. I wish they would come round with hot croissants and orange juice and tea and coffee. Those small plastic tubs of Orange you get which I hate and you have to beg to get another one. So I kind of agree with the guy on the meal service. I think EI short haul is actually a nicer experience than the long haul product.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:32 pm
by kaitak
OK folks, nearly there ... T minus 48 hours! The UK has today signalled that it will not block the proposed "Open Skies" deal, although it is still seeking a concession. The deal is to be discussed on Thursday and Friday, with the vote likely to be taken on Friday. Once O/S is agreed, it has to be approved by US Congress (although that's not expected to pose a major problem). With that out of the way, WHEEEEEE! We're rolling!

EI can pick the three new routes it wants to add from next October and then, from Summer 2009, it's full Open Skies.

I remember, back in 1990, coming back from ORD on dear old 'Sierra Juliet, via BOS and SNN. I joined the Fly Dublin Direct Committee within a week. I recall meeting Seamus Brennan and Maire Geoghegan Quinn (I still have MGQ's press release, when she announced that the stopover would remain in place - it was comical!). It was current Finance Minister Brian Cowen, then Transport Minister, who introduced the 50/50 rule, which was supposed to have been transitional. It's amazing just how much we did to stymie our own chances of making a decent US hub. As much as I'm delighted at the new opportunities, what we're about to achieve could have been achieved 15-20 years ago, had the interest and backbone been there at govt level.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:05 pm
by dstc47
No reaction here, so far, to the increase in charges for checked-in baggage out of Ireland.

It is now 5 euro on line per bag for EI (a 25% increase in fee, no less, rip off Ireland is now landing at an airport near you) and I understand FR have increased their baggage charges also.

Odd the relative lack of publicity for this change to date, or the St Patrick's day timing may have diverted you.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thr

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:18 pm
by aerarann
Quoting Dstc47 (Reply 76):
increase in charges for checked-in baggage out of Ireland.

RYANAIR - €6 Each Way / €12 Return

AER LINGUS - €5 Each Way / €10 Return

AER ARANN - FREE

CITYJET - FREE

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:23 pm
by OA260
FLYBE £6 return or € Equiv.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:37 pm
by EI321
While we are on Cargo, can anybody list the cargo airlines using DUB, and the aircraft used?

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:47 pm
by Shamrock330
Quoting Rineanna (Reply 73):
Two very conflicting reports on EI's inflight service. Check out the last two comments

If I'm not mistaken, the first comment is by our very own EI787, which by the way I absolutely agree with.

EI seems to be a bit of a lottery. In my experience short haul is excellent and up there with the best, unlike longhaul which, when compared to the likes of Singapore and BA is just pathetic. The most notable difference is the relatively old aircraft and the 1980's monitors which are expected to be the passengers IFE!

Come on EI,. you've got the perfect balance on S.H, now do the same for your Long Haul routes where you can really stand out if you take a bit of initiative and get up their with the market leaders!

But first of all you need new aircraft so  crossfingers  any time now lads!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:59 pm
by bx737
An interesting article in the European news section in the current Skyliner Aviation News and More magazine under Ireland, it states the following: "In an extraordinary development, new operator Ambassador Corporate Aviation is reported to have announced intentions to use two classic DC4 propliners on freight runs within Europe. Apparently the airline plans to operate the pair of DC4s which have been in storage for about five years at North Weald airfield (near Stansted) after being ferried there for a film which never proceeded"

Did anyone out there come across this?

The magazine also says "flyU is another Irish newcomer planning to use a single BAe146 from its Waterford base"

Quoting Dstc47 (Reply 76):
increase in charges for checked-in baggage out of Ireland.

The consumer association is very annoyed about this increase in baggage fees according to news reports on Today FM. It has called for an independent enquiry into extra fees being levied by airlines. The consumer association also further stated that the staff were keeping most of this charge (since when is 10% most of the charge). Aer Lingus issued a statement to the effect that it was keeping up with the competition. Ryanair's statement was that the charges had gone up but they did allow a greater handbaggage allowance than Aer Lingus. This whole baggage charge annoys me as management never asked staff about the practicality of it, had they they may have found out that the crew were against it as it means our magical abilities have to be improved even further. We have had the extra seats installed resulting in lessening of overhead bins space due to relocation of safety equipment from the removed galleys. The more pax are bringing more handbaggage which is more difficult to stow meaning we are taking longer to secure the aircraft which means the flights are running late which means that people rightly give out about punctuality.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:27 am
by EI787
Quoting Shamrock330 (Reply 80):
If I'm not mistaken, the first comment is by our very own EI787, which by the way I absolutely agree with.

Yep, that's mine alright! I love EI's Short haul product ... as I said in my report, if only they would improve Long haul!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:50 am
by shamrock350
Short-haul is great! It's like a totally different airline and I love the flight in and out of ORK, just something about that airport and the Aer Lingus staff there.
Although I am not happy at the €5 charge as it does show EI wants to get everything it can out of passengers, I am pleased they have left the €8 the same.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:00 am
by rineanna
Looks like Britain won't veto the OS afterall:
http://www.rte.ie/business/2007/0320/openskies.html

Quoting EI787 (Reply 82):
Yep, that's mine alright!

What are the chances!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:16 am
by EISHN
Thertea a few interesting ads in the metro edition of the Indo today. On page 7 there is a full page EI ad. It had a blue background, with three latge sunflowers in the centre. The caption is something like " Put a little 'Spring' in your life", then in the centre of each flower there is a n air fare ( 32 euro, 41 euro and 51 euro) and then on each of the pettles they name a destination. So Toulouse you should come home for a while, 41 euro taxes included! However once again the aerlingusOcom thing makes an appearence with low fares way better popping up again. They don't seem ready to shake it, or so it appears.
Then if you turn the page over there is another full page ad, this time for BA. The background is breaking cloud with the sun sending beams of light down on top of the fares. They're advertising flights to SFO( the first fare they show) Delhi, Dubai, NYC, Washington DC, and other destinations in Asia, the Americas and Africa. No Europe.
Then if you turn the page again, theres a crappy looking 1/3 page ad for FR. Its in black and white, and just shows a list of air fares and destinations. It was so dreary and depressing looking.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:47 am
by EI321
Quoting Bx737 (Reply 81):
The magazine also says "flyU is another Irish newcomer planning to use a single BAe146 from its Waterford base"

They are planning to start before the summer, using BAE146-200 from Waterfard & Galway to holiday destinations.

Quoting EI321 (Reply 79):
While we are on Cargo, can anybody list the cargo airlines using DUB, and the aircraft used?

I can think of:
Air Contractors - A300 / ATR42
Singapore Air - 744F
TNT - BAE146 / A300
Atlantic Airlines - L188C (scheduled?)
DHL - 752SF

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:54 am
by COEI2007
Quoting EIRules (Reply 47):
CO do 2x daily DUB-EWR non stop (perhaps one 767 and one 757), a daily 757 SNN-EWR and perhaps the start of a new IAH-DUB?
AA will almost certainly start new routes ex DUB but where to? DFW, JFK, MIA? I suppose some of this will depend on where EI launch service to
NW will almost certainly begin 757 flights to DTW.
UA perhaps a 767 to SFO via IAD, serve both their hubs with one flight to destinations not served from Ireland?
As for DL, LAX? SLC? MCO as mentioned above?


I'd say CO will go 2 daily ex DUB with 75's, and daily out of SNN. IAH-DUB wont happen due to a/c shortages at CO. I'd love to see EI fly to MIA to connect with AA! I dont think AA will stretch to another Irish flight. NW will probably give DTW a go. UA wont happen, if i'm being honest!!! IAD and SFO are key EI targets, so it'll scare them away!!!

Quoting EIBoston (Reply 52):
DL are going to operate a 757 out of BOS next year to SNN. (at least that is what one of my Delta worker friends tells me). I'm surprised it's not Dublin.

I'd heard a DUB-SNN-BOS with 75's, but who know's with O/S. I know they dont fill ATL and JFK out of SNN, so maybe they'll just keep one


All of this talk about future services to the US ex IDUB is great, but we need to remember DUB is a mess. Theres barely room for any expansions, and adding a couple of widebodies daily to the US will make the airport hell (moreso!!!). The DAA cant get any airlines into its dungeon, I mean area 14, so the current check-in area remains a mess!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:11 am
by rineanna
Quoting EI321 (Reply 86):
Air Contractors - A300 / ATR42

They have Hercules aswell, don't they?

Quoting EISHN (Reply 85):
However once again the aerlingusOcom thing makes an appearence

LOL, I opened the paper this morning and nearly cursed out loud. I thought they were moving more towards using the Shamrock branding in their ads, and away from that big ugly dot. We should really e-mail them and tell them that no one likes it. Well, no one here anyway...

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 87):
I'd say CO will go 2 daily ex DUB with 75's

Might they not augment capacity rather then increase frequencies by introducing a 767 instead?

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:15 am
by EI321
Quoting Rineanna (Reply 88):
Quoting EI321 (Reply 86):
Air Contractors - A300 / ATR42

They have Hercules aswell, don't they?

They have one Herc, and are getting 737s but I dont know if they frequent DUB.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:56 am
by smokeyrosco
Quoting EI321 (Reply 86):
Atlantic Airlines - L188C (scheduled?)

Yes used for TNT as well.

The TNT A300 codeshares with KLM. Can't remember exactly how that worked but I think on some days it was operating purely for KLM Cargo and although Sky Handling handled the aircraft all the cargo was handled by Servisair and not TNT

You will also see an odd 737 (can't remember the serious although I think it varies, sometimes it's a TNT aircraft other times it's a chartered from someone else) or TU-204 in DUB for TNT.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:59 am
by EI321
Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 90):
TU-204 in DUB for TNT.

Seriously?! I thought that was based in Eygpt?

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:44 am
by smokeyrosco
Yep it was only in a few times, I pushed it a couple of times.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:02 pm
by kaitak
Some interesting snippets in today's IT :

- A Ryanair 737 suffered a tailscrape on takeoff at DUB yesterday. Aircraft returned to land immediately; touchdown described as very heavy by pax. AAIU is investigating.

- A Clare FG TD is concerned for the future of SNN, with open skies on horizon. Demands that provisions be made for airport; doesn't put any trust in EI commitment to maintain level of capacity at SNN.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:42 pm
by kaitak
The Indo reports that construction of the new walkway from the current terminal to Pier D is to begin in the very near future; two large masts are to be put in place to support the new structure. Pier D is expected to be open this Autumn and will have 12 gates.

http://www.unison.ie/irish_independe...3?ca=184&si=1797341&issue_id=15391

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:46 pm
by kaitak
New 737-800 for Ryanair due in to DUB at lunchtime today; should be EI-DPP.

Does anyone know of any way to track this aircraft?

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:40 pm
by Toulouse
Quoting EISHN (Reply 85):
So Toulouse you should come home for a while, 41 euro taxes included!

I booked last week for a short visit home in early April, costing me just over €220 return on aerlingus.com! Flights must be fairly well booked for the beginning of the season. Why do I never seem to get the good offers?
Anyway, I'm all excited as EI will return to TLS this Sunday and for some reason, just knowing that the green plane is flying into TLS always makes me feel a bit closer to home. I may just drop out to the airport on Sunday morning to snap a photo of the first EI service of the year!

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:06 pm
by EI787
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 95):

Does anyone know of any way to track this aircraft?

According to flightstats.com, the aircraft is flying as FR800. It departed BFI at 8.03pm last night and is expected in DUB at 11.16am this morning

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:47 pm
by jwmd123
Although sad for anyone to lose their job, at least SNN can now get on with their business plan and become a seperate entity



New cost-cutting plan agreed for Shannon
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 08:37
Managers and unions at Shannon Airport have reached a provisional agreement on a revised cost-cutting plan.

Workers must now ballot on the agreement.

The company still wants to make more than 200 workers out of 550 redundant.

AdvertisementSome weeks ago workers at the airport rejected management's €35m restructuring plan aimed at achieving major cost cuts.

After further intensive talks over the last week facilitated by Kieran Mulvey and Kevin Foley of the Labour Relations Commission new proposals were agreed early this morning.

However the redundancy package worth up to ten weeks' pay per year of service is now capped at three years' salary instead of two and a half.

For those remaining at the airport, significant work practice reforms have been negotiated in all sections.

Catering operations will be outsourced and replaced by new franchises.

Catering staff may either transfer to new suppliers or be redeployed within Shannon Airport.

The lump sum for staff remaining at Shannon Airport rises from €10,000 to €16,000 payable in two phases. As yet it is unclear how much these revisions will add to the cost of the package.

Unions will have to ballot members on the agreement but if they accept it, Shannon will move one step closer to becoming an independent airport.

RE: A Special St. Patrick's Day Irish Aviation Thread!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:43 pm
by bx737
Quoting Toulouse (Reply 96):
I booked last week for a short visit home in early April,

When are you flying back, I'm on TLS on 30/3/07. If you're on that one say hi.