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RE: Irish 20/11: Failte Ar Bord!

Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:30 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 38):
Fares on Dublin/Shannon-Toronto with Air Transat for next May are €188 RETURN! I'm surely not looking at this properly?!

I can only view this as a one way fare  
 
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RE: Irish 20/11: Failte Ar Bord!

Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:48 pm

Quoting n272wa (Reply 50):
Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 38):
Fares on Dublin/Shannon-Toronto with Air Transat for next May are €188 RETURN! I'm surely not looking at this properly?!

I can only view this as a one way fare

I notice that last night and it was €188 and told my parent about it but when I look at the website again and the fare change already. Damn I should have book it last nght and a chance to ride on A310 which is missing on my log.         
 
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RE: Irish 20/11: Failte Ar Bord!

Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:33 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 48):
A lot of people, especially iPhone users will do it out of pure curiosity.

I'm one of them people. Whenever I see a QR code (even if it's advertising a product/service I have no interest in) I just have to scan it in order to mess with my iPhone.

Quoting n272wa (Reply 50):
I can only view this as a one way fare

It's changed!  Wow! I wonder was it me posting it online that prompted Canadian Affair/Air Transat to correct their mistake?!
 
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Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:17 pm

I got one of the €128 fares to Montreal this morning!! I told my colleague next to me about it and she was going to book for her and her boyfriend.

I went ahead and booked it and she dilly-dally'd too much and by the time she went back in 5 minutes after I booked it, the fares had quadrupled.

So there were probably only a couple of seats and they were snapped up. Thanks AmricanShamrok for the 'heads up' !!

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 52):
I wonder was it me posting it online that prompted Canadian Affair/Air Transat to correct their mistake?!

Eeek, hopefully it wasn't a mistake and I don't get an email tomorrow cancelling the booking  
 
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RE: Irish 20/11: Failte Ar Bord!

Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:44 pm

Quoting auntie (Reply 53):
I got one of the €128 fares to Montreal this morning!! I told my colleague next to me about it and she was going to book for her and her boyfriend.

I went ahead and booked it and she dilly-dally'd too much and by the time she went back in 5 minutes after I booked it, the fares had quadrupled.

So there were probably only a couple of seats and they were snapped up. Thanks AmricanShamrok for the 'heads up' !!

Glad to hear I was of some use! It was a great opportunity to pass up though.
 
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Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:46 pm

Speaking of 'errors'....yesterday I needed to change my dates of flights that I had booked from Dublin to Berlin next week.
Instead of the instant €40 change fee, this was €0 and I ended up only paying €5 in total to change my flights to Berlin....
shushhh!!
 
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Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:19 pm

Quoting n272wa (Reply 55):
Instead of the instant €40 change fee, this was €0 and I ended up only paying €5 in total to change my flights to Berlin....

Had the same happen recently when I tried to change an EI flight to AGP, site showed €0.00 charge. Didn't completed the change so not sure...
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:48 am

Heads up for all spotters in SNN and CRK,an EL AL 767 reg 4X-EAC will be arriving in CRK today from TLV at 1350 and staying on the ground their before departing for SNN at 1555.It will arrive in SNN at 1615 and depart back to TLV at 1800(all times local).Havent heard what the reason for this flight is,does anyone on here have any information?
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:07 pm

Quoting SURFER (Reply 57):
Heads up for all spotters in SNN and CRK,an EL AL 767 reg 4X-EAC will be arriving in CRK today from TLV at 1350 and staying on the ground their before departing for SNN at 1555.It will arrive in SNN at 1615 and depart back to TLV at 1800(all times local).Havent heard what the reason for this flight is,does anyone on here have any information?

Hi SURFER, It's the yearly pilgrimage to the holy land. 4X-EAC was in ORK 2 weeks ago to bring people out. Landing in ORK now at 14.15.
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:29 pm

SNN Lynx cargo project moving froward, not final contract but heads of agreement signed.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...nance/2011/0922/1224304519244.html
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:23 pm

Quoting eirbus06 (Reply 58):
Hi SURFER, It's the yearly pilgrimage to the holy land. 4X-EAC was in ORK 2 weeks ago to bring people out. Landing in ORK now at 14.15.

That would be a nice flight to take . Great to see rare airlines/aircraft at Irish Airports.
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:36 pm

 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:54 pm

Quoting SURFER (Reply 57):
Heads up for all spotters in SNN and CRK,an EL AL 767 reg 4X-EAC will be arriving in CRK today from TLV at 1350 and staying on the ground their before departing for SNN at 1555.It will arrive in SNN at 1615 and depart back to TLV at 1800(all times local).Havent heard what the reason for this flight is,does anyone on here have any information?

Shalom, 'Alpha Charlie; this was actually the aircraft which flew the late Chaim Herzog, when he was president of Israel, to Ireland, back in 1984. It was the first 767 I had ever seen and I remember cycling out to the airport in the rain. Got drenched, but got some nice photos!

Could have been the first 767 to visit Ireland, but I can't confirm that.
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:33 pm

Quoting sawtooth (Reply 59):
SNN Lynx cargo project moving froward, not final contract but heads of agreement signed.

Lets hope something positive comes from this. Have they any airlines who have expressed an interest in using the facility or do Lynx cargo plan to operate cargo services themselves?
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:49 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 62):
back in 1984. It was the first 767

Yes, 17 June, 1984. 4X-EAC was also the first 767 I saw in Dublin, followed shortly afterwards on the 21st June by 4X-EAD
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:06 pm

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 63):
Lets hope something positive comes from this. Have they any airlines who have expressed an interest in using the facility or do Lynx cargo plan to operate cargo services themselves?

Absolutely Shocking. I wonder what the local press will make of this? The DAA actually bringing something to Shannon and not "trying to coax it up to dublin to fill up the white elephant, gold plated T2 that no one wants and no one blah blah blah"    

What is the world coming to??  
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:31 pm

Does anyone have any info on next summers charter operators?

Any new players or just the old favourites?
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:23 pm

There has been a noticeable decline in the charters to Spain this year. Spanair and Air Europa in particular were not really present as much as previous years. OK/HCC, TOM, MON probably be back again for summer charters 2012 as an extension of their Winter Ski program ex Ireland.

I remember in the 90's seeing the DUB airport arrivals board on a Saturday and it was JKK, CNA, BY, FUA, BD, EI, FCA, AMM, KM, ECA.....oh when DUB was not just blue and green!!!!
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:01 am

Quoting n272wa (Reply 67):
I remember in the 90's seeing the DUB airport arrivals board on a Saturday and it was JKK, CNA, BY, FUA, BD, EI, FCA, AMM, KM, ECA.....oh when DUB was not just blue and green!!!!

I still remember my first flight. Air 2000 from Dublin to Palma. A very boring flight, but as an 11 year old a very exciting one! What happened to Air 2000 any way? I think the charter routes will start growing now. Perhaps EI can capitalise on that a bit too with their empty capacity.
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:10 am

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 65):
What is the world coming to??

I know. Heaven forbid that the DAA actually want to try and turn a profit from ALL their assets. Of course they would rather STEAL all the business for themselves from, well, themselves. We all knowhow the DAA love to throw far more money down the the toilet to cover operating losses at SNN and ORK han they earn from a handful of extra passengers through the T2. Honestly, as a Clare man, I'm often embarassed when I hear that sort of reporting in the local press. It is even more sickening last general election where every politician in the county have big signs saying "Vote #1 for so so, for the security of Shannon Airport!"
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:31 am

Quoting n272wa (Reply 67):
There has been a noticeable decline in the charters to Spain this year. Spanair and Air Europa in particular were not really present as much as previous years. OK/HCC, TOM, MON probably be back again for summer charters 2012 as an extension of their Winter Ski program ex Ireland.

There has been somewhat of a "changing of the Guard" this year alright. Irish tour companies generally prefer to deal with Irish operators, however, there is no Irish charter airline left, so it has fallen to mainly to British companies to provide the lift.

Spanair and Air Europa have been here over the summer, less frequently, and just at different times than previous years, and not during the midday period like they would normally have been. As such they have been far less visible.

Quoting n272wa (Reply 67):
I remember in the 90's seeing the DUB airport arrivals board on a Saturday and it was JKK, CNA, BY, FUA, BD, EI, FCA, AMM, KM, ECA.....oh when DUB was not just blue and green!!!!

Amen! It's getting far too boring.
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:57 am

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 70):

I hate to say it but there is one Irish charter left, the Irish branch of Europe Airpost. I believe it is permanently based in Dublin serving all airports, it would be nice to see an expansion, but in the current climate, I doubt it will happen.
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:41 am

Quoting MrAero36 (Reply 71):
I hate to say it but there is one Irish charter left, the Irish branch of Europe Airpost. I believe it is permanently based in Dublin serving all airports, it would be nice to see an expansion, but in the current climate, I doubt it will happen.

Sorry, you are of course correct.
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:44 pm

Quoting gosimeon (Reply 68):

I still remember my first flight. Air 2000 from Dublin to Palma. A very boring flight, but as an 11 year old a very exciting one! What happened to Air 2000 any way? I think the charter routes will start growing now. Perhaps EI can capitalise on that a bit too with their empty capacity.

They are still here. They changed name too First Choice and then with the merger with thomsonfly became Thomson Airways. They still have a small base in Dublin.
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:15 pm

Expedia signs product deal with Aer Lingus, banishes memory of Ryanair debacle

http://www.tnooz.com/2011/09/22/news...anishes-memory-of-ryanair-debacle/
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:40 pm

Lufthansa's Saturday only Munich-Dublin is again loaded for next summer.
Can anybody care to explain what exactly is the point of this flight? Really think it is pointless or am I missing something?
Thought LH might go daily to MUC.

Per EI summer timetable:
Perpignan and Izmir are back next summer at same frequency as this summer.
Helsinki (sadly) remains at 2 x weekly.
Hamburg goes daily.
The 320 goes back on 1 EDI rotation (This winter is all EI Regional on EDI).
Dusseldorf gets back its Saturday morning flight going up to 2 daily.
Berlin goes down to 1 daily.
Salzburg removed from schedule this winter. Presumably as EI will operate it as a charter only service.
Everything else looks pretty similar to this summer gone, however, I am sure there will be more amendments, especially as the 319's come into service.
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:45 pm

Quoting n272wa (Reply 75):
Lufthansa's Saturday only Munich-Dublin is again loaded for next summer.
Can anybody care to explain what exactly is the point of this flight? Really think it is pointless or am I missing something?
Thought LH might go daily to MUC.

As it is a weekend, it is probably only a way of effectively utilising an aircraft that otherwise would be sitting on its ass for the evening in MUC.

DUB is a pretty safe bet for a service like that on a saturday evening which probably has a good bit of leisure demand.
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:51 pm

Yeah so the mentality is like: OK, lets send this a/c to DUB to prevent it from sitting idly in MUC on a Saturday evening. But during the week, we really dont care all that much about DUB, so we won't bother our asses flying to DUB....we have more important places to fly to & don't want to make a go of this route. Once a week service is pretty weak, but if it works for them, it works for them. I just thought MUC-DUB would be a fairly decent route for Lufthansa.

[Edited 2011-09-23 11:53:11]

[Edited 2011-09-23 11:55:03]
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:30 pm

Quoting n272wa (Reply 77):

Yeah so the mentality is like: OK, lets send this a/c to DUB to prevent it from sitting idly in MUC on a Saturday evening. But during the week, we really dont care all that much about DUB, so we won't bother our asses flying to DUB....we have more important places to fly to & don't want to make a go of this route. Once a week service is pretty weak, but if it works for them, it works for them. I just thought MUC-DUB would be a fairly decent route for Lufthansa

Have to agree. If EI can make this route work on a simply point-to-point basis then surely LH could do a job with connections in MUC
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:39 pm

Quoting n272wa (Reply 77):

Maybe a daily LH MUC-DUB would slightly hurt their FRA-DUB loads? Id say LH are pretty happy with the transfer pax they get from Ireland going with them via FRA.
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:53 pm

Quoting n272wa (Reply 77):

Basically, yes.

A lot of airlines do it to make some incremental revenue from an aircraft otherwise sitring idle.

Of course, if it performs exceptionally well, they may always consider expanding it.
 
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:18 pm

Quoting eicvd (Reply 79):

Exactly thats the way it will always be everything from DUB Via FRA. To add MUC would dilute and may lead to a dropped FRA rotation which would be a disaster. One reason some say that LH also oppose an extra LX rotation out of DUB.

A few interesting charters on the ground at DUB this evening .
 
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:58 am

Another thread on the boards saying that BMI has sold 6 slots at LHR to BA - talk about selling of your assets piece by piece. I wonder what routes they'll be dropping for the Winter season to allow them dispose of 6 slots?

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Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:54 am

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 82):
Another thread on the boards saying that BMI has sold 6 slots at LHR to BA - talk about selling of your assets piece by piece. I wonder what routes they'll be dropping for the Winter season to allow them dispose of 6 slots?

I think they may already have been dropped, or at least announced. LHR-GLA is to go for starters.
 
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:58 am

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 82):
Another thread on the boards saying that BMI has sold 6 slots at LHR to BA - talk about selling of your assets piece by piece. I wonder what routes they'll be dropping for the Winter season to allow them dispose of 6 slots?

Pilot21

possability that the slots were those leased to Lufthansa Italia which is being closeed down. They weren't actually being used by BMI.

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 83):
I think they may already have been dropped, or at least announced. LHR-GLA is to go for starters.

GLA LHR ceased around March of this year.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:22 am

Quoting aerecosse (Reply 84):
GLA LHR ceased around March of this year.

Wow! Didnt realise that. I had it in mind that it was announced recently for closure from the new winter schedule.
 
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:19 pm

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 85):

Nope was ditched ages ago sadly . They had great staff at GLA.
 
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:47 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 86):
Nope was ditched ages ago sadly . They had great staff at GLA.

I really like BMI when they perform well.... will always remember the excellent Diamond Service. You really could not beat it for the fare paid. It was hands down the best product from Dublin to London.

Great staff.. Shame about the wildly changing stategy!
 
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:25 pm

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 87):
I really like BMI when they perform well.... will always remember the excellent Diamond Service. You really could not beat it for the fare paid. It was hands down the best product from Dublin to London.

I remember the hot meals and quality service on the DC9s to dublin. then came the A321s x9 daily, an unbeatable service with good frequency made DUB LHR their most profiatble route, even against the formidable Ryanair.

How the mighty has fallen. I fear for the Dublin and Manchester routes. Embraers in peak summer point to problems on what is the largest international city-pair in europe.

I was a loyal Bmi flyer for about eight years - BD silver or gold for most of that. The airline lost its way when it started bmibaby, and really lost its way when it tried a hybrid bmi-bmi baby service, and excluded frequent flyers from lounges, and stopped the ability to choose seats, etc etc. For a year i took the 6.30 to heathrow every monday morning. They had great staff in Dublin and on board.

At one stage the airline board was running four airlines (Baby, regional, mainline and long haul). no wonder the distractions were huge. If they had stayed doing what the did best - short haul from heathrow to major cities - they would be in a stronger position today - operating a dense business network that resonates with travellers and corporates. Because BD now fly where others dont, they dont have the mass to offer major corporate contracts, bar route specific ones.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:12 pm

Who knows what BMI will do at DUB. The ERJ appears less and less these days so thats a good sign. If anything the Midhaul A321 is increasing its presence. My flight the other day was a new Midhaul interior. The early flight kicking in again for the Winter is also another good sign.
 
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:16 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 89):
If anything the Midhaul A321 is increasing its presence. My flight the other day was a new Midhaul interior

I flew on one of the mid-haul A321s to LHR two weeks ago. Must have been a last-minute change as it was scheduled to be an A319. They kept the same seat assignments, so I ended up being in Business (6A) which was great.

OA260, is the new interior the one with the brown leather seats? Thats the one I was on, G-MEDG.
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:44 pm

Quoting EIEIO (Reply 90):
They kept the same seat assignments, so I ended up being in Business (6A) which was great.

OA260, is the new interior the one with the brown leather seats? Thats the one I was on, G-MEDG.

Thats very nice glad you got that its a fab interior especially the J seats . Very comfortable.

Yeah this is the new one :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/DSC06083.jpg
 
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:52 am

Yes, thats them. Was very comfortable indeed, pity I was only flying to Heathrow!

I normally fly Aer Lingus but I have to say that I thought bmi were good- no charges for baggage (I had no choice but to bring a bag with me) and the prices for flights were surprisingly cheap despite only booking 48 hours before travelling. I'll definitely fly with them again now.
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:38 pm

Quoting EIEIO (Reply 92):
Yes, thats them. Was very comfortable indeed, pity I was only flying to Heathrow!

Oh I know when you get such seats you really want to enjoy them  

Some more pics of the cabin in my TR .

Greece's 5* Airline? Aegean J Class + BMI DUB-ATH (by OA260 Sep 25 2011 in Trip Reports)

Would be great to see these A321's on all the flights from DUB-LHR. Would make it a great product.
 
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Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:53 am

Not much in the news today just this piece about FR :

Avolon in Ryanair, AirAsia aircraft deal

IRISH AIRCRAFT leasing group Avolon will today announce significant sale and leaseback deals with Ryanair and AirAsia that will see it deliver nine planes to the low-cost airlines by early 2012.

The company, founded last year by Domhnal Slattery, has also raised an additional $600 million in debt in the past 90 days. This brings its total loan facilities to $2.6 billion from 15 institutions.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...nance/2011/0926/1224304754614.html

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Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:53 am

It's reported on another thread that British Airways are looking at London LCY-Boston and Washington and hence increasing their A318 fleet. Good news for Shannon if true as presumably they would refuel and preclear these flights here as they do for BA1 & BA3.
 
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Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:07 pm

Quick question maybe someone has an answer.

I have just noticed an EI flight to MAN depart from RWY 10. With the wind currently 160/11KT it’s obvious that 16 is the better option. Why would the flight taxi all the way out to the end of 10 instead? (the flight was to MAN so length of the runway would not have been a factor and there is no NOTAMS preventing departures from 16) Does anyone know??
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RE: Irish 20/11: Failte Ar Bord!

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:08 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 95):
It's reported on another thread that British Airways are looking at London LCY-Boston and Washington and hence increasing their A318 fleet. Good news for Shannon if true as presumably they would refuel and preclear these flights here as they do for BA1 & BA3.

It would be fantastic for SNN if this happens although one has to ask if the demand on LCY-BOS and LCY-IAD would be of a similar scale to NYC.
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RE: Irish 20/11: Failte Ar Bord!

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:16 pm

Quoting 330guy (Reply 96):
I have just noticed an EI flight to MAN depart from RWY 10. With the wind currently 160/11KT it’s obvious that 16 is the better option. Why would the flight taxi all the way out to the end of 10 instead? (the flight was to MAN so length of the runway would not have been a factor and there is no NOTAMS preventing departures from 16) Does anyone know??

My guess is that 10/28 is the preferred runway and that flight planning/briefing is based on this; since the crosswind factor is well within limits, the airport presumably prefers to use 10; although MAN wouldn't pose any significant performance issues (I think), longer flights would prefer 10, as it allows a derated t/o setting (more fuel economic) and no need to offload bags or payload.

I hasten to emphasise, that's a guess, but not that far from the actuality, I would think!
 
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RE: Irish 20/11: Failte Ar Bord!

Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:11 pm

Quoting 330guy (Reply 96):
uick question maybe someone has an answer.

I have just noticed an EI flight to MAN depart from RWY 10. With the wind currently 160/11KT it’s obvious that 16 is the better option. Why would the flight taxi all the way out to the end of 10 instead? (the flight was to MAN so length of the runway would not have been a factor and there is no NOTAMS preventing departures from 16) Does anyone know??

Along with what Kaitak has said I'd imagine also that it would affect inbound arrival patterns as aircraft from the south approach 10 over the wicklow mountains and turn onto the downwind leg somewhere near tallaght heading toward cellbridge. As the 16 departure path leads directly over the pigeon house i'd imagine its an unnecessary complication for ATC during the middle of the day.

I may be wrong however!

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