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Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:53 pm

Failte romhaibh a chairde, welcome on board Irish Aviation thread 28/07.

Well, it's been an interesting few days, particularly with the long awaited widebody order now placed. Let's hope this new fleet serves EI well, just as the A330 fleet has done over the past twelve years. It's a new dawn for the airline, not just because of the new acft, but also the new service product. I'm still curious as to what will happen with the two A330s which were mentioned as being possible for next year, as I would have expected EI to need new aircraft to open new routes and expand services on existing routes.

Anyway, it's great to see growth. When I think back to when I first became interested in planes, back in the early '80s and EI had three 747s and DUB was handling about 2.5m pax and FR was barely heard of, it's amazing how far things have come. Did I ever think an Irish airline would be operating over 140 737s ... well, we'll see that within a month, with more to come!

So, here's to a bright future! Over to you, folks ...
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:48 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Did I ever think an Irish airline would be operating over 140 737s

137 in service form last count, 171 still on order with 114 options still available to exercise.
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:07 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Let's hope this new fleet serves EI well, just as the A330 fleet has done over the past twelve years.

Indeed! The EI/Airbus tradition seems to be for the aircraft to have a few technical difficulties in its first week. Who is putting bets on what the issues will be on he new fleet when they begin to arrive?  stirthepot 

Actually, I wonder what (hopefully nothing!) will go wrong with -DUZ? Electronics? IFE? Hydrauics again? Would EI be a little wiser to run -DUZ around Europe for a week, or so, I know brand new aircraft should be perfect, but these things do happen, maybe a few turns a day to LHR & AMS for week would help iron out any glitches?

BTW, speaking of tech problems, how has teh IFE been? I have head that these AVOD/PTV systems are prone t a few faults, how is -DUO's doing?

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Anyway, it's great to see growth. When I think back to when I first became interested in planes, back in the early '80s and EI had three 747s and DUB was handling about 2.5m pax and FR was barely heard of, it's amazing how far things have come.

It fantastic, IMHO. Ireland has come such a huge way in a short space of time. In a way its forgivable that our infrastructure lags a little behind, as we dont have much experience of the massive projects the UK & USA have been building for over 100 years.

Speaking of FR, I assume most/all of you have read the book? It is a good read, it gives a fairly good insight into teh early story, and the characters that built FR.

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Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:13 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
I ever think an Irish airline would be operating over 140 737s

While it is an Irish airline, dont forget that only 24 of those planes are actually based here.
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:42 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 2):
but these things do happen, maybe a few turns a day to LHR & AMS for week would help iron out any glitches?

To be honest they should do a few non rev flights. Maybe the AGP run would be better and if something went wrong then they could run two A320's down or another A330 (if available) to rescue the passengers.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 2):
I have head that these AVOD/PTV systems are prone t a few faults, how is -DUO's doing?

EIBoston will tell us everything about DUO im sure.

Quoting EI321 (Reply 3):
While it is an Irish airline, dont forget that only 24 of those planes are actually based here.

Yes it flies the Irish flag but then charges UK pounds onboard, it serves the UK population more than the Irish population. Mind you MOL attack on the British government re tax increases back fired. He has [email protected]@sed them off now and has been very quiet on that front recently. He thought he was bigger than he actually was and that he could force the UK government to axe the tax increase.
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:20 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 2):
Would EI be a little wiser to run -DUZ around Europe for a week, or so,

I don't see the point really, I've seen FR put an aircraft too work same day as delivery and then it is used the same way as any other aircraft on the network, things go wrong from time to time sure but the majority of the times its fine.
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:23 pm

How are bookings going on SFO, IAD, MCO? I stil think its great that EI were able to launch three new US routes on the same day!
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:00 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 6):
How are bookings going on SFO, IAD, MCO? I stil think its great that EI were able to launch three new US routes on the same day!

IAD and SFO bookings are steady. MCO is more popular with families for Disney ,Universal etc.... thats from reports from agents in Dublin and Cork. Alot of the public still dont know about the new routes despite advertising in the press.
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:05 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
Alot of the public still dont know about the new routes despite advertising in the press

Bout time they did some TV adverts.
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:10 pm

I guess most people - the "non aviation" public - wouldn't necessarily know about a route until they actually wanted to fly it. It would probably be same for me with boats or trains; I wouldn't know a particular service existed until I called Irish Rail to find out.

I hope the service entry of 'DUZ is a lot easier than with 'DUO; as far as IFE/AVOD is concerned, I would expect the provider of this product (Sony?) to have a team of technicians on hand at DUB to address glitches.

I understand that, since all of the newly announced acft are coming from Airbus, this doesn't preclude EI getting more acft (including more for next year - the two DM has referred to) via lessors.
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:25 pm

Another picture of Classic Economy on DUO:

I have found a few more pics, but will not upload them here, but if anyone wants the URL, just give me a PM and I'll give it to you.
The other pics include the New Premier seat, in full recline, as well as pictures of the front of the Economy seats, and pictures from the crew rest.

[Edited 2007-06-08 13:45:14]
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:38 pm

Dont know if this is news or not :::

Relief for DAA in battle with regulator...

Aer Lingus's announcement this week that it plans to double the size of its long-haul fleet over the next seven years will no doubt have brought some relief at the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)... Now that Aer Lingus has taken the cover off its plans to double its long-haul fleet, the DAA is likely to move swiftly to try to persuade Guiomard to tweak his numbers in advance of publishing a definitive decision in late July.

EI-FR merger decision on 27 June
It looks increasingly like the European Commission could put Dermot Mannion and Michael O'Leary out of their misery on June 27th, a week earlier than the July 4th deadline set for a decision on the phase two investigation of Ryanair's proposed takeover of Aer Lingus.

Thanks for the cool pic EISHN. Would love to see the rest.
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:28 am

DM didn't do too badly out of EI last year!!

By Emmet Oliver
June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Aer Lingus Group Plc, Ireland's
second-largest airline, paid Chief Executive Officer Dermot
Mannion total compensation of 982,000 euros ($1.3 million) last
year, the company said in its annual report.
Mannion, 48, who joined the airline in 2005, was paid a
salary of 398,000 euros, a pension contribution of 295,000
euros, a 260,000-euro bonus and 29,000 euros in other benefits.
Aer Lingus and the Irish government held an initial share
sale Sept. 27, 2006, raising 644 million euros. Eight days later
its larger rival, Ryanair Holdings Plc, submitted a 1.4 billion-
euro hostile bid.
The total compensation paid to Aer Lingus executive
directors in 2006 rose 4.6 percent to 1.13 billion euros from
1.08 billion a year earlier. Chairman John Sharman was paid
86,000 euros.
Shares of Aer Lingus are little changed this year.
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:43 am

The total compensation paid to Aer Lingus executive
directors in 2006 rose 4.6 percent to 1.13 billion euros from
1.08 billion


I assume they mean MILLION! haha
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:00 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Aer Lingus's announcement this week that it plans to double the size of its long-haul fleet over the next seven years will no doubt have brought some relief at the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)... Now that Aer Lingus has taken the cover off its plans to double its long-haul fleet, the DAA is likely to move swiftly to try to persuade Guiomard to tweak his numbers in advance of publishing a definitive decision in late July.

I saw the full version of this article in one of the papers (the Indo, I think) and it suggested that the regulator had asked for a REDUCTION in the size of the new terminal, from 75,000sq m, to 54,000, which seems an odd decision. I hadn't heard about it before, so I'm not sure if it's binding? Surely if it were, the DAA would kick up a huge stink. As it is, it (the DAA) is looking at the possibility of a Pier F.

I have to say - and I'll give a rant alert in advance - that I'm a bit peeved about hearing EI plans to go south and east; how long, exactly, do we have to wait for this; it's being spoken of for the last 4-5 years and we've seen diddly so far, apart from DXB, which was just to keep EK out. (Any doubt I have about that was put to rest when EI announced its interline with UA, again surely with the same purpose). So, with concerns about economic growth and big challenges ahead over the next few years, surely it is high time action was taken to facilitate these new routes and to ensure that DUB has the infrastructure to accommodate such routes. Is it acceptable to wait until 2012-14?
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:22 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 9):
I would expect the provider of this product (Sony?) to have a team of technicians on hand at DUB to address glitches.

It's a new panasonic system and I believe EI is the launch customer.
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:39 am

Just like the government demanded that the DAA reduce the size of Pier from six to three gates

So, it was built in two phases - and cost a hell of a lot more.

Aaarrgghhhh, it makes my blood boil.

Never got a chance to post on the EI 350 order. I was hoping that they would go for 787's and play the frequency game, but EI know what they are doing. The 350 order no doubt gives them a better price on interim 330's also.

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Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:26 am

I saw the new EI J seats today, just purely by accident! I wasnt on EI-DUO, but saw two of the new seats lying around! They look very nice!
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:25 pm

EI-DUO was a sweet bird to come home on!

(on dial up, will update on Monday when I'm back on the East Coast)
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:51 pm

I'm sure, as a.net-ers, you all know that EI-DUO is now operating DUB-DXB services, and some LAX services! If I had some time off, I head down to DXB, and get to finally see DXB and DUO!
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:35 pm

Hi all!! Just thought I'd let you know that I'm off for my first ever flying lesson this afternoon in Weston!! I can't wait!!!! Big grin Big grin

Wish me luck!  Smile
 
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Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:03 pm

Good luck with your first lesson EI787!


Any news on EI-DUZ, I heard it was arriving on the 18th.
 
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:53 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 21):
Good luck with your first lesson EI787!

Thanks! Just got back now...it was AMAZING!!! We took off and flew along the M4 as far out as Kinnegad. My instructor gave me control for nearly all of the flight!! We then made our way back, flying over Maynooth and the Intel factory before crossing the airfield for a right downwind landing.

I flew on this beauty!


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Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:42 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 21):
Any news on EI-DUZ, I heard it was arriving on the 18th.

Well when I was in Toulouse last weekend the aircraft wasn't visible. The previous weekend I had seen it, with only the tail painted, so it is possible that it was in the paintshop last weekend. I'm sure it won't be long before we see DUZ in Dublin.

Quoting EI787 (Reply 22):
Thanks! Just got back now...it was AMAZING!!!

Glad you had fun! It's been a while since I had my last flight out at Weston. Took lessons when I was at college but think I will consider it again some time in the future.
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:24 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 14):
we've seen diddly so far, apart from DXB, which was just to keep EK out. (Any doubt I have about that was put to rest when EI announced its interline with UA, again surely with the same purpose).

EI have just got an Interline agreement with EY too, I hear.
 
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:09 am

Heres the URL with the pics of DUO's interior for those interested:
http://www.bebo.com/PhotoAlbumBig.jsp?
MemberId=288196854&PhotoNbr=1&PhotoAlbu
mId=4575766804
Things seem to have been slow over the last few days, only 24 posts?
 
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:19 am

Link does not seem to be working for me anyway. Yeah i keep checking for new posts but there are none! Ah well too much action last week i guess!
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:25 am

Hmmm,
Your right. They don't seem to be working. I will post the them at a later stage, will wait until my internet connection comes back (using a friends connection now). Sorry about that folks.
 
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:25 am

Quoting F1eddie (Reply 26):
Link does not seem to be working for me anyway

http://www.bebo.com/PhotoAlbumBig.js...PhotoNbr=1&PhotoAlbumId=4575766804  Smile
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:11 am

Thanks Dave!
I owe you one.
 
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:51 pm

Those pics are funny and seats look really nice! Thanks for sharing them with us EISHN and thanks for getting the link Dave.

The threads are going much slower than usual now that EI have their new planes, cabins and made their long-haul order. I suppose the threads will pick up as rumours start to go around about the new base and maybe a new short-haul order?
 
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:58 am

Hi all, well its been a fab weekend with lovely summer weather!!! Long may it last .

I was in London yesterday and decided to fly from BHD which was really nice . So heres my TR with lots of pics for you and some of the ground movements in LHR also.
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EI787 glad you enjoyed your flying lesson !!! If i knew you could fly it would save me a fortune in air fares  Big grin

That Bebo staff EI site is funny , the pics of the J class are nice.
 
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:16 am

Quoting EIDAA (Reply 23):
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 21):
Any news on EI-DUZ, I heard it was arriving on the 18th.

Well when I was in Toulouse last weekend the aircraft wasn't visible. The previous weekend I had seen it, with only the tail painted, so it is possible that it was in the paintshop last weekend. I'm sure it won't be long before we see DUZ in Dublin.

Yep it disappeared for a while and as you daid EIDAA she must have been off at the paintshop, as I've seen here around TLS in full EI colours sinceI got back from Dublin last Wednesday.
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:27 am

Did anyone see the new Aer Lingus advert in the Sunday Business Post. Just had a baseball player hitting a shot. He had already taken 7 shots representing all there American destinations which are shown where they are all approximately located at the end of the shot!! All cool colours, looked very smart! It has the slogan 'Nobody serves the US like Aer Lingus'. Its advertising great deals for August and September!

Also had an article about EI shareholders selling there shares making a big profit. Only people who had an amount below E300000 were doing this. No mention of the new planes or orders or anyting like that!!
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:47 pm

Nice photos EISHN. Thank you for sharing them with us. Would love to get a chance to fly on that new bird but I doubt it will be anytime soon. Going back to college to do a masters in September so I'll be on the poverty line for the next two or three years. Not much room in the budget for flying!
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:20 pm

I liked the baseball ad - especially the punchline: whether you're going out, or on the home run. Witty!

The airline is clearly moving in the right direction now. There are no regulatory obstacles; the service quality and onboard equipment is improving, the new fleet is ordered; the big focus now needs to be on making DUB a decent hub and there's a long way to go there. The Area 14 is a move in the right direction, but airside connectivity is a key objective. I am pleased to see the interline agreements, particularly with RE. All things considered, I feel a lot more confident about EI's future now.

Just booked myself this morning on EI.245, coming home on the 26th, from JER. Online booking was a good experience, although it was a little strange that they seemed to wait until you'd booked your ticket to let you select your seat; I had to type my card details in again; it didn't seem logical. However, I'm looking forward to the trip. Hopefully not EI-DEB again!

Memo to Ops control: EI-DVE/F on a Saturday (EI. 244/5) would be nice!!!
 
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:38 pm

The photo URL wont work but the new interiors are certainly as good as any of their compitition (even better?). I assume that new A330 is flying on the LAX route? Whats the plans for the remaining A330 interiors?
 
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:40 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 35):
Memo to Ops control: EI-DVE/F on a Saturday (EI. 244/5) would be nice!!!

Kaitak whilst i cant get you those AC for your flight I can tell you on Friday 25th around 3-4pm what it is scheduled to be if you remind me . If it was my decision I would tell them to send DUO to collect the King of the Irish threads and bring you back home!!! Big grin
 
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:24 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 35):
although it was a little strange that they seemed to wait until you'd booked your ticket to let you select your seat; I had to type my card details in again; it didn't seem logical

Are you sure you didn't just pay the extra €5 or €15 to get a seat at the front or an exit row Kaitak - without realising it obviously!!
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:37 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 36):
Whats the plans for the remaining A330 interiors?

They are supposed to be staying the same!! The cost of re fitting the older AC is too much apparantly. Makes me think the interim A330's might be replacing the older models and maybe the interim ones will have the new style cabins.

Just heard that another head of EADS is stepping down in October but shares are nearly 2% up in Paris today. Didnt catch the name of the guy stepping down.

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 38):
Are you sure you didn't just pay the extra �5 or �15 to get a seat at the front or an exit row Kaitak - without realising it obviously!!

I find it better to go to online check in as soon as it opens and select exit rows then for free. Unless the flight is very full that is.
 
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Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:06 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 29):



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 30):

No worries. Nice little bebo page there. Bebo is definately an Irish thing!  Smile

Quoting OA260 (Reply 31):
BHD-LHR-BHD J Class W/LOTS Of Pics INCL.LHR (by OA260 Jun 10 2007 in Trip Reports)

Great pictures! And you even got a picture of the new special colour scheme FlyBe Dash 8-400! I have yet to see it!

Slightly off topic, but here is what a news report would sound like if Belfast was involved in an Earthquake. It's a hilarious news report!

http://www.bebo.com/FlashBox.jsp?Fla...hViewType=TV&FlashBoxId=4118707675
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Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 40):
Slightly off topic, but here is what a news report would sound like if Belfast was involved in an Earthquake. It's a hilarious news report!

Haha thats too funny , brilliant. Although never say never lol.....i was in a 6.9 in 1994 in California!!! Not a nice experience.....mind you theres some weird people who have Bebo accounts  Big grin
 
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Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:00 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 35):

Memo to Ops control: EI-DVE/F on a Saturday (EI. 244/5) would be nice!!!

Flew on -DVF yesterday ORK-AMS. Very nice bird indeed, the leather seems to be different to the rest of the fleet, softer and more padded. Less "shiny" also.

Also had a very nice flight AMS-SFO with KLM. I must say their crews & aircraft are realy good.

I am doing a TR, and will post later.

Brian.
 
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Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:06 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 42):
Also had a very nice flight AMS-SFO with KLM. I must say their crews & aircraft are realy good.

I am doing a TR, and will post later.

Brian.

Hey Brian would love to see your TR on KLM. Especially photos of the seats , pitch,IFE and food. Im thinking of flying them and would really like a full run down. Enjoy Hawaii , Ive always wanted to go there and island hop .
 
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Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 36):
The photo URL wont work but the new interiors are certainly as good as any of their compitition (even better?). I assume that new A330 is flying on the LAX route? Whats the plans for the remaining A330 interiors?

Only on the days that the DXB flight doesnt operate
 
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RE: Lining Up On 28; Another Irish Aviation Thread

Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:38 am

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From Dublin
London €1 Newcastle €1
Birmingham €1 Glasgow €1
Manchester €5 Jersey €95

Spot the odd one out. I Think its a social injustice that EI charge such excessive fares to Jersey o/w ex taxes.

It is a classic example of where competition needs to be introduced to soften the cost, a perfect route for RE or FR all year round, both could make it work, with a better service and cheaper costs.
 
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RE: Lining Up On 28; Another Irish Aviation Thread!

Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:41 am

I think Jersey has always been an RE route, I'm not sure why they haven't tried it... (other then maybe trying to keep EI on side)
John Hancock
 
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RE: Lining Up On 28; Another Irish Aviation Thread!

Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:48 am

Two weeks away in Dubai with EI at the start of july is cheaper by about €40 than the same period in jersey ... Crazy!!!
 
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RE: Lining Up On 28; Another Irish Aviation Thread!

Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:16 am

Quoting AerArann (Reply 47):
Two weeks away in Dubai with EI at the start of july is cheaper by about �40 than the same period in jersey ... Crazy!!!

July in Jersey 25-30c / Dubai 45c +

Dubai is always cheaper from June to August due to the excessive heat. I have been there in mid June and it was un bearable and I love the heat .

Jersey is a closed market and as Kaitak will tell us needs more competition. There is only one company that I know of that actually sells holidays from Ireland to Jersey and thats J Barter in Cork. Shame that its not cheaper, id love to visit one day. I would like to see BE and RE on the route and offer decent fares against EI.
 
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RE: Lining Up On 28; Another Irish Aviation Thread!

Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:20 pm

Here's a nice Aer Lingus advert I saw this morning in my London paper. The advertise DUB and SNN but not ORK.

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