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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:29 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 88):
Yeah it must look amazing. I have seen it at LHR parked by the BA hangers years ago. How old is that A/C and was it new to the current owner???

Originally operated by Pan Am and then United. You can find more precise information by using the "search" function of the photo database on this website.

https://www.airliners.net/search/index.main
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:41 am

Quoting Irish251 (Reply 77):
Tony, unfortunately that contract finshed a few months back, so no more UPS 727s in SNN either!

That is a pity. I think the 727 is a beautiful AC & by god are they loud.
Airports: SNN GWY NOC DUB ORK BOS EWR JFK ORD MCI BOI SEA LHR STN CDG LYS FAO GVA HKG MEL ADL HBA
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:28 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 86):
IMO, U2 have a pretty pittiful newtwork,

While this may be true for the Irish market, as they don't serve the Republic, I don't for one second, and no offenc EISHN, understand why you think U2 has a pittiful network. Depends where your living I suppose. For me, living in the 4th largest city in France, U2 offers me a few services, while if I were to choose FR, which you know I don't and wouldn't, I'd have to drive 1 hour to a little dump of an airport. U2 serve the same major airports as most other carriers do, while FR "generally" has a different strategy. I also feel U2 offer a cheaper (and not always that much cheaper) alternative, while FR seems to offer s strategy of conquering, and by this I mean I often feel MOL's main objective is to destroy other airlines and conquer the industry.

Quoting EI350 (Reply 89):
Do you think we'll ever see U2 in DUB? I flew U2 a couple of years back and found them to be on a par with EI.

I wouldn't really put them on par with EI, but they are certainly quite close and much MUCH closer to EI than FR. As EISHN rightly said in reply 90 I severly doubt they would try Ireland again, sadly, as FR would make a spectacle our of destroying them.

Quoting EI350 (Reply 89):
Very friendly crew and very professional

Totally agree with you. Their crews really seem to enjoy their job. And one thing I must say in favour of U2 over EI, and as an avid EI fan I hate saying this, but on all my U2 flights, often late evening flights, the cabins are always impecably clean, which they somehow manage to do in much shorter turnarounds than EI, while I often find some EI cabins can be a bit dirty later in the day...

Quoting EISHN (Reply 90):
but FR will make a spectacle of it. for sure.

You can say that again!

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 91):
I like U2 for a few reasons the main one being their crew who I find are always very friendly

As I said above, I totally agree with you. Yet I find this is quite recent, on my early experiences with U2 I said never again, and since I started trying them again this year and have flown them quite a lot, I have not come across one unfriendly crew member. And they always seem eager to put a bit of humour into flying.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 91):
However if Ryanair are cheaper on the same route, that's who I would fly.

How could you??!! Think I'll have to remove you from my RU list... only kidding!

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 91):
With EI and U2 for me it would probably come down to who had the lowest fare but past experiences with Aer Lingus means I will always give them the advantage.

That I agree with you, I'll usually choose EI over any other carrier due to my Aer Lingus loyalty.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 92):
Do U2 pre assign seats at check in?? I have never been on them .

No

Quoting EI350 (Reply 93):
No it's a free for all! But it's �5 for priority boarding.

I think priority boarding fees depend on teh airports you're using, as it's usually more than €5 for me (yet when flying with my son, I can still avoid paying for it as we are boarded as "Special assistance", yet this is after the priority boarders, and from my experience, few people seem to take priority boarding on U2.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 95):
Oh ok . I dont like that idea. I like my seat number.

Agreed, it's the one thing that puts me off them. Flying to DUB soon and as AF to CDG from TLS is extremely expensive at the moment, U2 fly into Orly which isn't really convenient for me, I think I'm down to BA or U2 to LGW then I'll take EI LGW-DUB. Not that much of a fare difference, yet at the moment the offer to upgrade to Club Europe on BA is a bit steep on the particular dates I want, and I prefer the A319 to the 737-400, I think I'll go for U2. Timings are also more suitable.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 96):
Jeasus lad, you must be 4'0"! The U2 A319 is, without any doubt the most uncomfortable aircraft I have ever been on!

I find the U2 A319 to be just fine, better than when I flew them on their 737's. Now I'm not huge, but nor am I 4'0"!!
Long live Aer Lingus!
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:23 am

FR seem to be taking ownership of SNN even more with the new routes to Luton, Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, Kaunas, Riga, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and DUB.
Will anyone ever be able to come into SNN and compete with them? It would seem that SNN's long term short haul viability is very dependant on FR.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:27 am

New FR B737-8 on the way... due DUB around 1pm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RYR800M
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:43 am

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 102):
I find the U2 A319 to be just fine, better than when I flew them on their 737's. Now I'm not huge, but nor am I 4'0"!!

Maybe it was becasue we sat in the rearmost row of the A319 that the legroom was so tight, and the people in front reclined all the way beck, while we could not made the journe so uncomfortable, we were in Group D as the tickets were literally bought at teh airport when Falcon/First Choice and eirJet stranded us, so we were happy to be getting out of AGP at all! The transit in LGW was fine, LGW aint at all bad, actually.

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 104):
New FR B737-8 on the way... due DUB around 1pm

Must be what 155?

Quoting AC747 (Reply 103):
It would seem that SNN's long term short haul viability is very dependant on FR.

Apart from Belavia of course! But it must be somewhat of a worry for SAA. There are very few carriers that could come into SNN and not be sent running like scalded cats when FR open multiple daily flights at bargain prices.

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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:55 am

How long normally does it take for the DAA to issue a license for a new route to commence???
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:22 pm

...or for the DUB website to add routes to it's map!
I see they still don't have SFO listed.
Haven't we been here before ?
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:53 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 95):
You should be able to tailor make your preffered experience.

Exactly! If you want the cheapest fare then you pack less, eat before you fly and get your seat at check-in like the good old days! This is where I like EI, they give you the option of paying for the extras and if you dont want all the extras you end up paying less.

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 102):
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 91):
However if Ryanair are cheaper on the same route, that's who I would fly.

How could you??!! Think I'll have to remove you from my RU list... only kidding!

Dont worry Toulouse, if EI is an option on any route I would fly them no matter how much the fare is compared to FR Big grin
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:16 pm

Quoting EI564 (Reply 98):
With Beijing maybe cropping up eventually.

IS it a really big demand on travel to PEK from DUB???
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:16 pm

I noticed that POLET are in the schedules for the return of their 'invisible flights' to Moscow.
YQ766 1315/2045 DUB-DME.
Mo/We/Fr
Yak42/142 eqp.
Eff. 31/03/08 - 04/11/08.

Is that something to do with S7, or completely 'made up' by YQ themselves.
I don't think we've ever seen one of their flights make the run into DUB.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:31 pm

Quoting AC747 (Reply 107):
...or for the DUB website to add routes to it's map!
I see they still don't have SFO listed.

Apparantly EK have not applied to the DAA for any license yet and Im wondering if they did decide to run a route how long would it take?? Some people say not before end of summer 2008 !!!

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Virgin Nigeria Xmas Fares

DUB LOS 19 Dec 0920 / 1810
LOS DUB 8 Jan 2305 / 0555

Economy - €1,299 plus €150 taxes

Business - €2,880 plus €150 taxes

[Edited 2007-11-08 07:46:42]
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:50 pm

Some news from beyond the pale:

WW are launching NOC - GLA 3 weekly - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Ryanairs NOC - BRS service started today, 4 weekly - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

FR now serve STN, LTN, EMA and BRS from NOC. BRS and EMA will put some pressure on WW at NOC and BE/ RN at GWY, so I guess PIK will be next on their list.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:56 pm

Quoting Sawtooth (Reply 112):
WW are launching NOC - GLA 3 weekly - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

It's great to see this service return; I remember when it was pulled a few years ago. It's also good to see WW expanding in Ireland from the regional airports. Unfortunately for WW, as you said, PIK will probably be on the horizon.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:23 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 111):
Some people say not before end of summer 2008 !!!

I really doubt that EK will wait so long. Think that we can see them start to serve DUB in the middle of 2008.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:27 pm

Ryanair aim for no-cost flights but other charges will rise significantly

Quote:
Ryanair plans to go from a low- cost airline to a "no- cost airline" - making tickets free but earning more from add-ons such as food and luggage charges.

Chief executive Michael O'Leary announced yesterday: "It's our ultimate ambition to get to a stage where the fare is free."

But Mr O'Leary confirmed that the airline's check-in charge would double from £2 to £4 only months after its introduction.

He said: "We are upfront about it - the baggage charges at Ryanair will rise.

"Instead of packing a hairdryer, why not buy one when you get there?"



http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/a...+will+incur+other+costs/article.do


Ryanair warns that it could pull its flights out of George Best Belfast City Airport

Quote:
Ryanair has warned that it could pull its flights out of George Best Belfast City Airport unless the runway is extended.

Michael Cawley, has confirmed that the company's Belfast flights are contingent on the airport improving its runway so that it is able to land full aeroplanes. The short runway at City means Ryanair's 189-seater planes take off with 140 passengers.

Mr Ambrose (the airport's chief executive) denied that the airport was under pressure from any airline to extend its runway, but has maintained a longer runway was a long-term plan.


http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/article3138558.ece
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:29 pm

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 115):

I really dont like FRs new idea.

Wow, the check-in will be really expensive.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:44 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 111):
Apparantly EK have not applied to the DAA for any license yet and Im wondering if they did decide to run a route how long would it take?? Some people say not before end of summer 2008 !!!

I'm not active in the aviation industry in any way nor do I have any experience in the travel industry (except as a passenger). So, forgive me if this seems a little naive, but - is it a solid fact that EK are definitely planning to enter the DUB market or is it more a case of wishful thinking on all of our behalf (or a mix of both)?
There seems to be a lot of talk about them including DUB on their network, but as OA260 points out, as yet, no application from them for slots.
As I say, I'm an outside enthusiast with little to no insider information, so I am picking up the pieces as I go along.
Having said all that - EK and EY on the ramp at the same time in DUB?? Rock 'n' Roll Baybee !!
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:49 pm

A bit OT but is any of you guys a qualified accountant who would be interesting in job in aviation?
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:54 pm

Quoting Danny (Reply 118):
A bit OT but is any of you guys a qualified accountant who would be interesting in job in aviation?

Do you try to recruit someone???


I am interesting  Wink
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:02 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 116):
I really dont like FRs new idea.

More free flights would be great and I suppose more people checking in online would be good for airport ques and FR staff numbers. However I hope they keep charges reasonable for food and drinks, baggage, check-in and Priority Boarding.

If you have no bags, check-in online, dont choose priority boarding and dont buy anything onboard you'll be fine and probably end up paying nothing.

Although if your on one of Ryanair's longer flights you might get a bit hungry and it's likely you have lots of baggage for the longer journey and you might need to check-in at the airport so there goes your free flight and that's where Ryanair's profit will come from.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:05 pm

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 120):
However I hope they keep charges reasonable for food and drinks, baggage, check-in and Priority Boarding.

That is what I am afraid of. They can charge really much for food,drinks,baggage, check-in and you name it.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:20 pm

I heard from some
one, that aparentley the Captain of their EI flight said that taking pictures in flight is an offence. What's up with that?
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:22 pm

Quoting EISHN (Reply 122):
that aparentley the Captain of their EI flight said that taking pictures in flight is an offence

Really strange. Did he explain why he said so???
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:41 pm

I think, strictly speaking, it is illegal to take photos of a plane in Ireland; it's one of those old laws from the 30s or 40s, that has never been repealed. I have never once had problems with EI, taking photos. Indeed, I've been able to take photos in EI cockpits on many occasions.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:47 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 124):
think, strictly speaking, it is illegal to take photos of a plane in Ireland; it's one of those old laws from the 30s or 40s, that has never been repealed.

Didn't know that Ireland had a law like this. Really strange.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:51 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 123):
Really strange. Did he explain why he said so???

No they didn't.

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 124):
I think, strictly speaking, it is illegal to take photos of a plane in Ireland; it's one of those old laws from the 30s or 40s, that has never been repealed. I have never once had problems with EI, taking photos. Indeed, I've been able to take photos in EI cockpits on many occasions.

Hmm, thanks Kaitak. I find it a little strange that people would still try and enforce it now. I've only had problems once with taking pictures, and that at the Ei hangar in SNN, the guy in charge at that particular time said I couldn't take pictures of anything EI related, anything with the name, the shamrock, even a seat. But I sat across from a crew member on a flight, and he actually started talking to me about the camera, and took a picture on it of my brother and I.
Still, strange...
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:55 pm

Quoting EISHN (Reply 126):
No they didn't.

hmmm. But it has to be due to that law.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:02 pm

Quoting EISHN (Reply 122):
I heard from some
one, that aparentley the Captain of their EI flight said that taking pictures in flight is an offence. What's up with that?

Yep its a crazy Irish Aer Lingus fantasy!!! I was also told this by a Granny crew member once but I ignored them when they went away and I took pictures. It is not an offence . It may however be a EI company rule but EI is inconsistent with this . My last DUB-AMS there was no problem at all taking pics and nothing was said at all.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:04 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 127):
But it has to be due to that law.

Sorry I should have clarified; the law (according to my understanding) relates to taking photos from aircraft, not OF aircraft. The issue at the EI hangar and on board the aircraft wouldn't be covered by the law; it would just an issue of corporate confidentiality. Most companies ban photography on their premises.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:19 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 129):
The issue at the EI hangar and on board the aircraft wouldn't be covered by the law; it would just an issue of corporate confidentiality. Most companies ban photography on their premises.

Ah, thanks for clearing that. I thought that also, but of course ignored it (as you do!). And it was only one guy who mentioned it, eveyone else couldn't care less, and encouraged me to take pics.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:36 pm

Quoting EISHN (Reply 130):
but of course ignored it

I think we should probably not use the word "ignore" in relation to the law; we're just "reinterpreting" it. What really bugs me is that, sometimes, the first thing thought of when introducing a security clampdown is a ban on photography. Oddly, India went the other way. I love India.

Also, today ...

Talks about moving Sligo Airport; it's estimated that it will cost about €70m to do it; the airport wants to extend the runway, but the locals don't want it built over/near the strand. (747 Forever, in case you're wondering, Sligo is a county on the west coast, a little bit north of Galway. Lovely place ...)

Quoting OA260 (Reply 111):
Apparantly EK have not applied to the DAA for any license yet and Im wondering if they did decide to run a route how long would it take?? Some people say not before end of summer 2008 !!!

Would be very disappointed not to see EK in next year; they've waited long enough. Had they acted promptly before, they could have got in before GF and EI; it would be a great boost to the economy if they did fly in.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:43 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 131):
Quoting OA260 (Reply 111):
Apparantly EK have not applied to the DAA for any license yet and Im wondering if they did decide to run a route how long would it take?? Some people say not before end of summer 2008 !!!

And i'm sure (or at least I hope) the DAA would pull out all the stops for someone like EK....
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:53 pm

Just need a bit of advice from those of you familiar with LGW (as I haven't been through there in years). Now don't give out to me OA260, I know it's a rediculouse itinerary (connection) but the fares were by far the best I could get. So basically on Sunday I'll be arriving into Gatwick exactly 1 hour before the departure of my flight to Dublin. At least both Aer Lingus and Easyjet (the two carriers I'm using) both use the South Terminal. So, as I'm not palnning on bringing any luggage, only cabin baggage, and will check-in online for LGW-DUB the previous day, what do you think my chances are??
If I see any major delays while still in TLS I'll just phone EI and change to a later flight.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:00 pm

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 133):
Just need a bit of advice from those of you familiar with LGW

It will depend on what time you are there Toulouse, the south Terminal is that kind of place. I would say chances are 50/50.. I know that is kind of sitting on the fence.... sorry!
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:02 pm

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 104):
New FR B737-8 on the way... due DUB around 1pm

There are coming in hot and fast recently.

Quoting EISHN (Reply 122):
that apparently the Captain of their EI flight said that taking pictures in flight is an offence.

EI do not let pax take pics inflight if they are of the crew,the equipment or the galleys. We do not want to end up on Youtube or advertise the location of our equipment. We will stop you taking the crew but have no probs with you using camera/camcorders inflight. We often have to stop pax videoing or photographing the demo (how interesting can that be?) We do allow pax to take pics of themselves,the cabin,and the outside view. (If I see a camera I personally offer to take pics of the pax and maybe let them know what to look out for on the journey or approach) I think there is an Irish law thats states you must have permission from the person to publish/braodcast their image,thats why RTE usually defocus their shots of Grafton St.
The morning the FR bid was announced last year I has an English camera crew trying to film us onboard,obviously to get some stock footage. One guy was showing me the Cara mag and the page that said 'personal camcorders are permitted' while his mate had this 4ft long TV camera taking up a seat between them.

4-5 months ago several newer cabin crew had posted pics on their Bebo pages,they were requested to remove some of them by EI as the pics were unprofessional or of non-pax accessible areas.



As an aside does anyone knew a site that I can enter an A/C reg to find out details of it. Google gets me G- and N- reg databases. I spotted a VP- reg A318 recently,looks like a private aircraft. Wanted to find out.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:03 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 96):
Jeasus lad, you must be 4'0"! The U2 A319 is, without any doubt the most uncomfortable aircraft I have ever been on!

I'm actually 6 foot!!! Well that was about 2 years ago, but definitely wasn't 4 foot back then lol

Quoting Shamrock604 (Reply 132):
And i'm sure (or at least I hope) the DAA would pull out all the stops for someone like EK....

Hope they improve the lounge...  ashamed 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:17 pm

Bramble

As an aside does anyone knew a site that I can enter an A/C reg to find out details of it. Google gets me G- and N- reg databases. I spotted a VP- reg A318 recently,looks like a private aircraft. Wanted to find out.


try www.airframes.org
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:41 pm

Apparently Delta caused consternation to lots of travellers. RTEs Joe Duffys show switch board went mad once they started talking bout them. It all starts once they overbook there ATL > DUB > ATL route. Some said they overbook by 25% but i really doubt this. But anyway they then have to offload ppl and put them onto other flights into other european destinations and then connect to DUB. Then an issue appears with lost baggage. Some ppl said they got vouchers for delta flights which then when they send them in to claim them conveniently go missing. When ppl ring in the staff quote stuff ppl had to do at the airport once they arrived which they never told them they had to do and could now not help them. Others due to situations at there destinations needed to be at there destination and delta kept saying we will put you on the next days flights or even worse the day after that. Some ppl ended up flying into somewhere in the UK and making there own way home from there because delta could not facilitate them. Apparently there customer service was appalling. One couple had to cut a honeymoon to America short due to a death in the family and they needed to get back. The customer rep said all flights into Europe were full. Then the husband saw a flight was departing in an hour in GLA and they asked him to check it and it was apparently only half full contrary to what the guy said. They got on this flight but was charged over E1000 pp o/w to get on it. Another similar situation and the couple were charged E2500 pp o/w.

Crazy customer service. Hope we dont experience this around xmas. Joe also said he could not see out of all his callers any other airline that were complained about...

Any taught's OA260 or do you normally route ppl through LHR on UA??
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:50 pm

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 133):
Just need a bit of advice from those of you familiar with LGW (as I haven't been through there in years). Now don't give out to me OA260, I know it's a rediculouse itinerary (connection) but the fares were by far the best I could get. So basically on Sunday I'll be arriving into Gatwick exactly 1 hour before the departure of my flight to Dublin. At least both Aer Lingus and Easyjet (the two carriers I'm using) both use the South Terminal. So, as I'm not palnning on bringing any luggage, only cabin baggage, and will check-in online for LGW-DUB the previous day, what do you think my chances are??

Based on what you've said, I think you're chances are OK; once off the plane, leg it out through arrivals and make STRAIGHT for the security queue; I came through LGW last Sunday (going back again next Friday) and the security queue at the South Terminal is atrocious. You should be ok, though, but once through, rush for your EI flight. I'm flying next Thursday evening and taking Flymaybe from JER, then EI from LGW to DUB, but I have a little under 2h. Incidentally, when I booked my EI ticket, I didn't book a specific seat, so I guess I'll just have to check in on the day, or can I subsequently book/pay for a specific seat? I doubt it, but just thought I'd ask!

Quoting Bramble (Reply 135):
EI do not let pax take pics inflight if they are of the crew,the equipment or the galleys.

I think that's perfectly reasonable; nobody likes having their photo taken by complete strangers.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:58 pm

Quoting F1eddie (Reply 138):
Apparently there customer service was appalling

This is so true. In August my grandfather was over in Arizona and flew to TUS via ATL. On arrival into DUB he discovered two of his bags were lost. We were waiting outside to collect him and he was left at the handling agents desk for over an hour while they tried to track his bag and they said we'll get back to you....three days later one bag arrives on his doorstep. He rang Delta and his call was never answered. So when he said he was going into the Delta office in town I said I'd go too. The staff in the Dawson St office were extremely rude and looked at us in disbelief as if to say "what are you doing here". I thought they could have been a bit friendlier to an old man but this was not the case. I know there was no point going to the office but my granddad is one of those who doesn't like talking to a machine on the phone!! 3 months later the bag has never turned up. He was given a voucher but I don't think he'll ever use it, he vows never to fly them again!
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:03 pm

Quoting Shamrock604 (Reply 134):
It will depend on what time you are there Toulouse, the south Terminal is that kind of place. I would say chances are 50/50.. I know that is kind of sitting on the fence.... sorry!

Thanks Shamrock604.

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 139):
Based on what you've said, I think you're chances are OK; once off the plane, leg it out through arrivals and make STRAIGHT for the security queue; I came through LGW last Sunday (going back again next Friday) and the security queue at the South Terminal is atrocious. You should be ok, though, but once through, rush for your EI flight.

Fingers crossed. Have booked prority boarding with EZY to grab the first row. So I take it there is no way of staying airside -transit- avoiding security (not that I want to avoid security, just for time...)?

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 139):
Incidentally, when I booked my EI ticket, I didn't book a specific seat, so I guess I'll just have to check in on the day, or can I subsequently book/pay for a specific seat? I doubt it, but just thought I'd ask!

Did the same myself. Just check-in online and pick your seat (you get the option to do so).
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:08 pm

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 141):
So I take it there is no way of staying airside -transit- avoiding security (not that I want to avoid security, just for time...)?

Unfortunately, not - as far as I am aware. As I say, I'll be doing the same thing next week (although I will have a bag), and I'll just be going out and going straight to the EI desk.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:10 pm

Quoting F1eddie (Reply 138):
Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy - he who never makes a mountain out of a molehill. 2 people have an issue, and all hell breaks loose.

Joe is whats worst about Ireland - the smallest thing is an issue.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:26 pm

Quoting EI350 (Reply 140):
He was given a voucher but I don't think he'll ever use it, he vows never to fly them again!

He should be able to use this on skyTeam partners too, specifically AF, but he might have to book the flight through DL and use the DL code as opposed to CO/NW/AF/KL. Twould be a shame to let those miles go to waste!

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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:28 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 142):
Unfortunately, not - as far as I am aware.

I'd say you're right. Just remembered UK is non-Schengen, which I imagine will have something to do with it. I'm just used to transiting within the Schengen area.

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 142):
I'll just be going out and going straight to the EI desk.

Would you not check-in online the previous night to ensure yourself a nice seat?
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:29 pm

Quoting Penpusher (Reply 137):


try www.airframes.org

Thanks for that. Looked at my photo,found out its actually P4-VNL. A319 operated by Global Jet Luxembourg. A biz jet operater. Thats does explain the white fuselage with red anf blue lines along the exterior. Initially thought it looked like the french Gvt aircraft I see at CDG.
 
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:43 pm

Quoting Bramble (Reply 135):
EI do not let pax take pics inflight if they are of the crew,the equipment or the galleys.

That is really odd. Is ti other carriers that dont let taking any pics of the crew, the equipment or the galleys?? First time I hear that they just ban this things.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:47 pm

I understand why Aer Lingus crew don't want photos taken of them without their permission. I think it's more out of respect than anything. I don't really think people should be taking photos of the crew when they are doing safety demos etc I'm sure the crew would be happy to oblige for a personal photo with them at the end of the flight if one asked.
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RE: Cleared For Push And Start: Irish 48/07

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:50 pm

Quoting EI350 (Reply 148):
I don't really think people should be taking photos of the crew when they are doing safety demos etc

That can I also understand. But after what I have understand you cant even take pics if you ask. Do I have right??
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