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The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 12:49 pm

Welcome to another gourmet serving of Irish aviation!

We start with an appetizer of speculation about the next government and what this will bring in the way of innovation. I'm not particularly optimistic; it looks very much like being the same old, same old.

Moving onto the main course; as we move into June, the Aer Lingus fleet decision is finally coming to the boil and we can offer a choice between l'Airbus and Le Boeing, cooked as you wish! Aer Lingus has denied Sunday Times speculation (20 May) that the choice has already been made and insists that talks are still going on with both parties. So, it's still all to play for ...

From the sweet trolley, we have a wide selection of delicacies ... So my friends, settle down, relax and let the festivities begin!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 5:57 pm

Article in todays independant about NOC developing an aircraft maintanance facility.
http://www.independent.ie/business/i...oint-venture-takes-off-678194.html

I can't remember who recommended NWA a few threads back for my flight to MSP but thanks, it worked out great! I had heard lots of bad things about their internal services and lost baggage in the US but the service from AMS was very good for economy. Transfer from EI at AMS was quick. 333 was clean and comfortable with in seat power adaptors and adjustable headrests. The AVOD system had a great selection of movies and music which made the 8 hour flight seem short. Hopefully the new EI 330s will be as good or better.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 6:06 pm

Not sure if it was posted in the last thread but LDY reopened from midnight.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0529/derry.html
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 7:25 pm

BA have a cool offer on their European routes into LGW. Buy a cheap internet ticket in my case DUB to LGW for Eur51 and then for GBP59 upgrade to Club Europe getting Anna Livia lounge access,double baggage allowance and J class seat and service also double BA miles. Not bad as the normal J class DUB to LGW is over Eur400!!! All in all Eur141 the lot.  thumbsup 
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 7:30 pm

Aer Lingus have a big seat sale on!

250,000 seats are for sale starting at €1 for the UK and fares to Athens at €35! Travel is for October 1st to December 18th.

Also, EI made a little announcement about Area14


Quote:
Aer Lingus welcomes successful outcome from talks on Area 14

Aer Lingus has been engaged in extensive talks with staff and staff representatives over the last number of months in relation to Area 14. We welcome the successful outcome from today's meetings and we can now look forward to providing our customers with an enhanced travel experience.

Check-in will commence this evening in Area 14 at 17.30 for flights EI 192, EI 194 to London Heathrow and Aer Lingus flight EI 232 to Glasgow.

Dublin, 28th May 2007


[Edited 2007-05-29 12:35:47]
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 7:38 pm

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 4):
Aer Lingus have a big seat sale on!

250,000 seats are for sale starting at €1 for the UK and fares to Athens at €35! Travel is for October 1st to December 18th.

God I know and its tooo tempting lol....they even have ATH for Eur29 on some dates !!!

AER LINGUS EI442
non-stop Dublin
14:10 Thu 04 Oct 2007 Athens
20:10 Thu 04 Oct 2007 Economy View Map

AER LINGUS EI443
non-stop Athens
21:10 Thu 11 Oct 2007 Dublin
23:35 Thu 11 Oct 2007 Economy View Map



Price for this Journey Prices are shown in EURO

Passengers Fare p.p. Taxes & Charges Cost p.p. Total
1 Adult 58.00 64.85 122.85 122.85
Handling Fee (excluding infants) 6.00 6.00
TOTAL EUR 128.85


AMS for Eur5 !!!! Anyone for some window shopping LOL... Big grin
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 7:41 pm

Is Shannon risking a gloomy future if trans-Atlantic flights stopping there are no longer required to do so, or does the airport have so much European traffic that the loss of US and Canada flights is bearable financially?
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 7:43 pm

I also saw an Aer Lingus A330-200 operating EI2522 which is DUB-CDG. I assume theres a match on that day, cant see why an A330 would fly to CDG and for such a low fare, €33!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 7:52 pm

AIR CANADA SENSATIONAL TORONTO SEAT SALE
effective for travel on selected dates throughout the Summer


01ST - 17TH JULY - � 380.00 RETURN



01ST - 15TH AUGUST - � 520.00 RETURN



10TH - 22ND SEPTEMBER - �250.00 RETURN



Fares exclude taxes, airport fees, surcharges/passenger service charges.

Reservations and ticketing by 07th June '07
Tickets must be issued within 72 hours of Reservation


Hey Shamrock350 what date was that ??? Id love to go on it !!!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 7:58 pm

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 6):
Is Shannon risking a gloomy future if trans-Atlantic flights stopping there are no longer required to do so, or does the airport have so much European traffic that the loss of US and Canada flights is bearable financially?

I don't think so, SNN had about 700,000 transatlantic Pax in 2006, but SNN saw an increase of 600,000 pax overall, with airlines moving off SNN as a stop on the way too/from Dublin we'll see a drop in passenger numbers but I think it will only be back too 2004 levels maybe not that bad.... the only thing is SNN would make more money from T/A pax rather then European pax.
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 7:59 pm

Lots of airlines seem to be having sales, if only Aer Lingus let theirs go on for a bit longer, 3 days isn't very long when FR have their sales for nearly a week and then extend it again and again!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Hey Shamrock350 what date was that ??? Id love to go on it !!!

Monday October 1st for €33.49 one way. It must be a special flight because of it's extra number on the flight, EI2522.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 8:08 pm

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 9):
I don't think so, SNN had about 700,000 transatlantic Pax in 2006, but SNN saw an increase of 600,000 pax overall, with airlines moving off SNN as a stop on the way too/from Dublin we'll see a drop in passenger numbers but I think it will only be back too 2004 levels maybe not that bad....

Yeah I dont think SNN is dead its more a realistic adjustment. Things wont come as easy to them as before but what they need is a good PR team to go out there and get more business and compete on a free and open market. If they really got in people that knew how to strike a few good deals they could be very successful.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 10):
Monday October 1st for €33.49 one way. It must be a special flight because of it's extra number on the flight, EI2522.

Thanks for that , would be cool to be on that flight.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 8:14 pm

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 10):
It must be a special flight because of it's extra number on the flight, EI2522.

Match 39 - 30/09/2007 Ireland vs. Argentina in Paris @ 17:00 It's the Rugby World Cup
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 8:17 pm

Dont know if anyone has posted this but I think it's great!

ATR 72500 dubbed "the world's greenest aircraft"

http://www.aerarann.com/about_us/greenest_aircraft.htm

I would like to see more airlines to this like Aer Lingus. I cant see FR doing it, all their 737s are the same but EI could do it about the new A330. I know they have had the A330 for years but the new ones are so different, PTVs, new seats, lighting and more economical.

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 12):

Thanks! I knew it would probably be something to do with rugby.

[Edited 2007-05-29 13:19:28]
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 8:58 pm

Quote:
Aer Lingus Announces Transatlantic Winter Schedule From Shannon Airport

Aer Lingus today announced details of its winter schedule from Shannon airport. From the end of October Aer Lingus will operate daily direct flights from Shannon to Boston, daily direct flights from Shannon to New York and daily flights to Chicago via Dublin.

Speaking at the announcement Aer Lingus Commercial Director, Enda Corneille said, "Today's announcement reaffirms Aer Lingus' commitment to Shannon airport and indeed our customer base in the West of Ireland. Under the new Open Skies agreement we see great potential and continued opportunity for Shannon airport. We have taken delivery of one of our two new long haul aircraft, giving us the leverage to expand our operation into North America and to serve new US cities for the first time. This is a very exciting time for our customers and staff and a new era in the development of the airline."

Mr. Martin Moroney Airport Director at Shannon, commenting on the Aer Lingus statement, said "Aer Lingus has built up a significant year-round market on transatlantic routes at Shannon over a long period and we welcome this most recent commitment by the company to its South and West of Ireland business". He stated that the Airport Authority is making every effort to ensure that year-round service is maintained by offering reduced airport charges to transatlantic carriers during the winter 'off-season' schedule and by investing in a new US Customs and Border Protection Facility. He expected Aer Lingus to continue as the major provider of transatlantic capacity at Shannon and he looked forward to a long-term partnership with the Irish long-haul carrier. However he pointed out both the loyalty of the regional business and travel community as well as a substantial tourism promotional campaign in the US would be key elements in Shannon's success.

Dublin, 29th May 2007

www.aerlingus.com

Aer Lingus also have a new section on Area14 on their site.

[Edited 2007-05-29 14:01:27]
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 9:56 pm

Just saw this press release from EI re: it's winter SNN services:

Aer Lingus today announced details of its winter schedule
from Shannon airport. From the end of October Aer Lingus will
operate daily direct flights from Shannon to Boston, daily direct
flights from Shannon to New York and daily flights to Chicago via
Dublin.


From what I see, it is no different from what it usually done, but having had a look on the EI site, it now appears that the EI137/136 direct DUB-BOS will now operate during the winter months on Mon/Wed/Fri and Sun which is good.

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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 10:15 pm

[quote=Shamrock350,reply=14]Aer Lingus also have a new section on Area14 on their site.[/quote

Yes glad its finally being used for what it was built for!!! Will be interesting to see how the ques go from there to the duty free area. Also will be interesting to see the impact upstairs in the main check in hall.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Tue May 29, 2007 11:34 pm

Quoting Sawtooth (Reply 1):
I can't remember who recommended NWA a few threads back for my flight to MSP but thanks, it worked out great!

Not to brag or anything, but that was me  Smile

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 14):
Reply 14

Thats really great news, but I'm sure the West will still complain about something regarding SNN services in terms of T/A flight from EI.
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 12:30 am

It was nice to be missed by Pilot21 on the last thread. I was away on holidays down to Salou and flew with Iberworld EC-JQP both ways. Anyway the feeling inside is that the A350 has the upper hand with regard to new aircraft within the fleet. I also think its about time that the DAA was cut some slack, the queues in Dub are a lot less than last summer which is good. I still think a proper transfer lounge in Dub would be a good thing so transitting pax don't have to clear customs and then go through security again before boarding their onward flight would be a good thing.


Is the livery on EI-REL a one off or another new livery for Aer Arann?

I saw the Cityjet liveried Avro RJ yesterday morning in Dub, it looks even worse in real life than pictures, by the way I hate white aircraft.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 12:38 am

Quoting Bx737 (Reply 18):
Is the livery on EI-REL a one off or another new livery for Aer Arann?

According to RE it's a one off to celebrate a new era for Aer Arann.

Quoting Bx737 (Reply 18):
Anyway the feeling inside is that the A350 has the upper hand with regard to new aircraft within the fleet.

Interesting, I notice that the 787 delivery slots are now around 2014, same time as the expected A350 EIS. Problem is theres been lots of talk on the forum recently about the A350 being delayed further! I know lots of rumours go around before the Paris Air Show but if Airbus change the A350 again, how good a deal would Airbus have to offer EI  Wow!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 1:28 am

Quoting Bx737 (Reply 18):
I saw the Cityjet liveried Avro RJ yesterday morning in Dub, it looks even worse in real life than pictures, by the way I hate white aircraft.

Are you sure you're not biased or anything given EI have one of the least5 white oliveries out there?!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 1:31 am

Aer Arann have 'jazzed up' their homepage a bit with the Celtic Circle theme!!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:06 am

Aer Arann have even launched their own YouTube video!!!!



There's a link for it on the Aer Arann website!!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:09 am

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus has denied Sunday Times speculation (20 May) that the choice has already been made and insists that talks are still going on with both parties.

Where did you hear this?
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:12 am

Brilliant! It's nice to see an airline doing this, especially Aer Arann. I hope they launch TV adverts, they would be great in Ireland and the UK. RE have about three or four adverts in my local newspaper each day with "got a taste for Ireland" and the usual "need a lift" other airlines not just Aer Lingus and Ryanair could learn something from RE.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:19 am

Quoting EI787 (Reply 22):
Aer Arann have even launched their own YouTube video!!!!

Interesting, I didn't know that Garry Cullen was with EI. I had heard that a former EI executive was with them, but didn't know who.
Its great video though, smart, and clever marketing.
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:26 am

Quoting Bx737 (Reply 18):
I still think a proper transfer lounge in Dub would be a good thing so transiting pax don't have to clear customs and then go through security again before boarding their onward flight would be a good thing.

Does anyone know if there are any plans to do this??? It seems that this should be a top priority and EI should be pushing for this ASAP. The number of USA transit passengers that complain about this is very high. Last year when I did my cruise there were 50 transit passengers from JFK with onward connections to EI BCN flight and they were all giving out about it. They were on the same cruise ship as me also. If your delayed in anyway it can really make the difference of making or missing an onward flight. It has also been discussed on a cruise vacation forum. All of the people love the cheap fares but they all mention the lack of transfer facilities.

I dont like CityJets new logo to be honest , the current one is not that great but this new one is boring and IMHO not much time has been spent on designing it.

Quoting EI787 (Reply 22):
Aer Arann have even launched their own YouTube video!!!!

Great idea!! Nothing like free advertising. I was thinking of doing one myself for the company I work in.

Re: A350 and EI , I think that it has been decided but they dont want to announce it for some reason!! Maybe they are planning a big advertising promo to get the most publicity out of it . It will get alot more focus if its announced at the Paris Airshow. EI are shooting down rumours probably to put people off the scent.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:39 am

Apparently, there are still some problems with the A350 (see separate thread on this issue); it relates to the fuselage construction and there are apparently some issues to be resolved, which may further delay the EIS of the aircraft.

As to where I heard the EI denial of the Airbus rumour, I can't remember; I think it was in a news article. I tend not to pay too much attention to EI denials!

I guess if Airbus can provide EI (and other carriers) with new aircraft to bridge the delay until the A350 comes into service, then that's okay. Personally, I'm not quite sure why airlines are so upset, but I'll go and re-read that thread!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:41 am

It would be good for Aer Lingus to announce the order at Paris. They may have agreed with Boeing or Airbus to do it this way because both are rumoured to be saving a lot of orders for the show especially Boeing which is not like them. It would be good if the order was left to be announced towards the end of the week. It might leave us all confused and desperate to find out what they have chosen but leaving orders till the end of the week adds to the publicity and if it goes for Airbus they are bound to make a big song and dance about a new A350XWB operator and an all Airbus operator.

Pushing the A350 back to 2015 may not be so bad as it's being made out to be. The 787 is sold out until 2014 anyway and with orders coming in thick and fast EI will probably get their aircraft A350 or 787 around the same time. It will all depend on interim A330s and how much of a deal they will give which Airbus has a lot of experience in!

[Edited 2007-05-29 19:46:03]
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:45 am

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus has denied Sunday Times speculation (20 May) that the choice has already been made and insists that talks are still going on with both parties.

Where did you hear this?
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:58 am

Just checking and I see that An Bord Pleanala have deferred the decision on the new runway now to 30/7/07. Shame I was hoping to see an answer on this.

Heading over to BHX on Sat with EI at 6.30am so I can give Area 14 the once over
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 2:59 am

Sorry, EI321, as I said above, I can't recall exactly where I heard it, but all I know is that it has been denied by EI, which says it is still speaking to both manufacturers.

Sorry I can't be more specific, but if I recall, I'll add it later. I read an awful lot of aviation reports and stories every day and half the time I can't remember where exactly I read them!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 3:04 am

It was Shamrock350, in the last thread:

"There's been a lot of talk recently about what Aer Lingus plan to buy for the future fleet, some papers were saying Aer Lingus had gone for the A350 and were in detailed talks with Airbus. Aer Lingus was fast to deny this and a spokeswoman said discussions were still ongoing with both manufactures. To be honest I find this hard to believe and by now I think EI must have chosen an aircraft and is just in final talks on prices, delivery dates and most importantly interim deals."

I can't recall seeing an official denial from EI, but they usually do so - going years back.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 3:06 am

I'am in absolute shock at all the new stuff on the RE website...

...It looks magnificent, im so glad RE are publicising the new Fleet, im sure it will be openly publicised in the Press and hopefully on TV

Well Done RE.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 3:06 am

I'm looking for where I read that Aer Lingus had denied that they are in final talks with Airbus. All I remember is, "an Aer Lingus spokeswoman said negotiations with both manufactures was still ongoing" I can no longer find this article or any that relate to EI being in talks with Airbus. Can EI ask for them to be removed?

I usually search for EI news on google news but the link to the Airbus talks page no longer works and any others about the talks have gone.

[Edited 2007-05-29 20:10:55]
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 3:12 am

Quoting Bx737 (Reply 18):
I also think its about time that the DAA was cut some slack, the queues in Dub are a lot less than last summer which is good. I still think a proper transfer lounge in Dub would be a good thing so transitting pax don't have to clear customs and then go through security again before boarding their onward flight would be a good thing.

Indeed, it is easy to feel sorry for the DAA when they are twhared by vested interests from many sides. Unions, airlines and government. They are trying to get to grips with the massive growth at DUB. But there are areas of serious concern. Connections and premium lounges being the most important.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 19):
According to RE it's a one off to celebrate a new era for Aer Arann.

It really is a beautiful livery. It noce to see it adorning their website as well. I wonder if they might consider painting all of the -500s in the "special" scheme. It is certainly very individual, and Irish as well.

BTW the video is fantastic. I wonder if people from RE have been hanging around here, and copying EISHN's idea? I wish EI would do a similar one for EI-DUO!

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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 3:19 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 35):
I wish EI would do a similar one for EI-DUO!

I would love to see that! A video about two A330s changing Irish air travel would be nice. I have learned a bit more about making movies but I'm sure EI could do a better job! Plus they can walk in and out of EI-DUO whenever they please.

When is it due to enter service, I assume this week unless it already has.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 3:45 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 35):
I wonder if people from RE have been hanging around here, and copying EISHN's idea?

Actually, all credit goes so Shamrock350, which then set off a small trend of making airlines videos.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 36):
I would love to see that! A video about two A330s changing Irish air travel would be nice. I have learned a bit more about making movies but I'm sure EI could do a better job! Plus they can walk in and out of EI-DUO whenever they please.

Perhaps they could do something along the lines of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdK2ecxy9kU
That would be nice!

BTW, I've never been able to load up my EI video on youtube, and this is the best I can do, but the pictures come out more blurry than the original version.
http://www.mydeo.com/videorequest.asp?XID=1823&CID=96741
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 3:48 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Passengers Fare p.p. Taxes & Charges Cost p.p. Total
1 Adult 58.00 64.85 122.85 122.85
Handling Fee (excluding infants) 6.00 6.00
TOTAL EUR 128.85

Wow, thats cheap! Considering its a about 4hrs! TFS, LPA, ACE and Funchal are similar prices!

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 10):
Lots of airlines seem to be having sales, if only Aer Lingus let theirs go on for a bit longer, 3 days isn't very long when FR have their sales for nearly a week and then extend it again and again!

I think its because EI is much smaller! If EI were to be offering fares like they are now for a few weeks, there profits for OCT, NOV etc would be non-existent!


I'm surprised that any of us a.net Irish thread posters have obtained any pictures of EI-DUO! I have a viewing of the a/c next week, so i'll have to take some pics!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 3:57 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 37):
Perhaps they could do something along the lines of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdK2ecxy9kU
That would be nice!

Good video alright... Guess which airline we put another aircraft into last week in TLS?  scratchchin  The Virgin America guys really do have a good product. Can't wait to try them out some time.
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 38):
I'm surprised that any of us a.net Irish thread posters have obtained any pictures of EI-DUO! I have a viewing of the a/c next week, so I'll have to take some pics!

Ok ok your reputation on the line now COEI2007!!! We want photos of J class and Y class and also tell us what row Y class starts in and what row it ends in. Also if the AC has that special section rows 9-11!!! I'm still trying to find a way of identifying it from the older non PTV aircraft!!

Thanks in advance LOL....
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 4:15 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 40):
Ok ok your reputation on the line now COEI2007!!! We want photos of J class and Y class and also tell us what row Y class starts in and what row it ends in. Also if the AC has that special section rows 9-11!!! I'm still trying to find a way of identifying it from the older non PTV aircraft!!

Thanks in advance LOL....

ooops! I'll probably just end up on an A320 now!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 4:23 am

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 41):
ooops! I'll probably just end up on an A320 now!

Haha well if you do we are a forgiving lot lol...
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 4:31 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 7):

Any EI flites wiht 4 digit numbers are extra or charter flites, generally they use the prefix 2 for football/rubgy extra flites.


On a different note the EI145 tomorrow at 1140 local is planned to be the brand spanking new A330-200. The operating cabin crew were getting a briefing on it today.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 4:43 am

Quoting Bramble (Reply 43):
On a different note the EI145 tomorrow at 1140 local is planned to be the brand spanking new A330-200. The operating cabin crew were getting a briefing on it today.

I wonder if EI has invited some journalists or RTE to do a feature on the new AC. It would be a good publicity piece for them.
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 4:45 am

Quoting Bramble (Reply 43):
On a different note the EI145 tomorrow at 1140 local is planned to be the brand spanking new A330-200.

And if anyone feels spontaneous and wants to jet off to LAX tomorrow morning, there are still seats available on the flight!!!! Big grin Big grin
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting EI787 (Reply 45):
And if anyone feels spontaneous and wants to jet off to LAX tomorrow morning, there are still seats available on the flight!!!!

Hey EI787 lend me Eur 417 for the oneway ticket and I will do a real good TR for you all LOL.... Big grin Shame it doesnt stop in SNN on the way . lol....
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 5:08 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 46):
Hey EI787 lend me Eur 417 for the oneway ticket and I will do a real good TR for you all LOL....

Will an IOU do???  laughing   laughing   wink 
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 5:12 am

Quoting EI787 (Reply 47):
Will an IOU do???

Well looking at the payment options on the EI website it says they take Visa,Amex,Mastercard but I cant see IOU lol...
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Shame I cant see the seat map as its closed out to check in !!!!
 
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RE: The Flying Irish - Thread 26/07

Wed May 30, 2007 5:18 am

Great news from EI re their SNN T/A services. All is not lost yet. Seems that US are also going to buck the trend by operating to PHL next summer according to the SAE website.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Yeah I dont think SNN is dead its more a realistic adjustment. Things wont come as easy to them as before but what they need is a good PR team to go out there and get more business and compete on a free and open market. If they really got in people that knew how to strike a few good deals they could be very successful.

I agre totally. If SNN market's itself properly both in Ireland & abroad I'm sure that they will achieve a sustainable level of T/A traffic. Another more positive way of looking at the T/A routes that have been lost or had their frequencies reduced is it is just the airlines shedding their excess capacity. Afterall, empty seats do not count as passengers & wouldn't it be better to have a full plane a couple days a week rather than half full planes every day. If SNN can survive to the end of 2008 without loosing any further T/A traffic, I believe they will be in there with a fighting chance. I believe the only T/A carrier that has yet to make an announcement regarding their SNN operations is Air Transat. All the others have announced their decisions & frankly, I am quite happy with the selection that will be on offer this winter.

All I can say is roll on the SNN survival plan. Has anyone heard anything about it lately? The last I heard was that it was held up again over employees wanting to keep their reduced air fare privalages with EI even though EI is no longer a semi-state company. Oh what it must be to be a semi-state employee. Their should be an exchange program set up whereby private sector workers exchage jobs with semi-state employees for a month. Maybe then the semi-state employees will appreciate how good they have it.
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