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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 11:02 am

This will be the first season, probably since the launch of the EIR operation, that EI will record a net increase in UK mainline capacity excl. London. The last few years have been characterised by a gradual withdrawal of jet services from UK regional airports, so this development will certainly buck that trend. I guess if they hope to make an meaningful attempt to compete with FR then the lower unit costs offered by the A320 will be necessary.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out as it's also a while since we've seen EI go head-to-head with FR using mainline aircraft. There'll be some cheap fares up for grabs......and a surge in hen-party traffic.

[Edited 2015-05-21 04:04:01]
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 11:19 am

The JFK capacity is based on the 330 operating all 10 weekly in Q1 16 and not the 652 because of J refit last year.

LPL is long overdue and I can see why EI mainline went on it, good frequency particularly the evening flights as FR only operate a really late night flight. They also most likely got a really good deal with LPL as they are crying out for carriers.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 12:18 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 144):
I would have assumed so, but no. Its bookable as an A320. Twice daily most days

Finally ! We have been talking about it for ages. Really a nice addition to the UK network.  

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Bagged my first BA A320 with sharklets last night. G-EUYS Really do love them. Operated back this morning DUB-LHR-JTR.We arrived at the A Pier which was fine but immigration was jammers at 23:00. Also people holding up the self service passport control barriers trying to get in with ID cards and non bio metric passports. Maybe they could look at a Fast Track facility with an annual fee.



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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 1:00 pm

I think this LPL service with A320s rather than atrs has failure written all over it.

Given the loses EI announced for the past winter season, why do they feel the need to increase frequencies on routes for the same period the following year?
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 1:08 pm

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 153):
I think this LPL service with A320s rather than atrs has failure written all over it.

Given the loses EI announced for the past winter season, why do they feel the need to increase frequencies on routes for the same period the following year?

My guess is they are adding capacity where they feel that they can make money. With no new capacity coming into the fleet there must be cuts and changes to frequencies elsewhere.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 1:22 pm

There is capacity coming ino the short haul compared to last winter, DEO is back and we expect 2/3? More Little Red machines comin back aswell.

Hopefully you're right about them thinking they can make money on these routes but surely 2 daily LPL on A320s is optimistic?
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 2:36 pm

Aer Lingus will upguage SNN-LHR for the winter by basing an A320 at SNN, replacing the A319.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 4:53 pm

EI-EWR back in service operating EI139 BOS (running a bit late)

http://www.flightradar24.com/EIN139/650de50

It's been a long wait  
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 5:20 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 156):
Aer Lingus will upguage SNN-LHR for the winter by basing an A320 at SNN, replacing the A319.

I assume that is not because SNN needs the extra capacity? I would suspect that the A319 might be better suited to DUB routes that need less capacity in the Winter months.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 7:04 pm

Quoting EIBoston (Reply 158):
I assume that is not because SNN needs the extra capacity? I would suspect that the A319 might be better suited to DUB routes that need less capacity in the Winter months.

It's also possible the A319s are starting to leave the fleet, they are due to be gone by 2017 if not earlier.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 7:20 pm

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 155):

2 Little Red aircraft are not coming to EI over the winter, they have more than enough capacity to cover these routes.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 8:39 pm

EI DUB-GVA seems is down to to 5x weekly from early November to early December. It is probably down to LX also being on the route, but they had been managing a year-round daily service for quite a few years now.

The ORK-GVA, which operates on Saturdays for a few months will be a DUB based aircraft this year. I am not sure what they did last year but it used to be an ORK based one.
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Thu May 21, 2015 9:29 pm

Quoting teahan (Reply 161):

DUB-GVA is unchanged from last year as is DUB aircraft operating ORK-GVA.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 7:07 am

What's happening to EI-DET/EZV/EZW when little red finishes up?
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 8:06 am

Aer Lingus embarks on €2m journey to modernise its brand

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/m...y-to-modernise-its-brand-1.2219620

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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 9:12 am

UA's seasonal ORD-SNN service resumed this morning with the arrival of flight UA66:

http://i60.tinypic.com/m7gcpd.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/jb0j6c.jpg

Photos courtesy of Shannon Airport.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 1:07 pm

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 163):
What's happening to EI-DET/EZV/EZW when little red finishes up?

-DET will return to the fold as did -DEO. The other 2 were leased in for the VS franchise operation. I expect they will return to leasor. (Unless EI are respnsible for any return early penalties........)
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 1:28 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 165):

Good for them!
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 5:48 pm

I wonder will EZV and EZW be kept to replace the A319s which are due to be phased out by spring 2016 according to Skyliner Magazine.

In other news (according to Aviator.aero) ASL Group, owners of Air Contractors had revenue in 2014 of $368.7million (approx E334m) and net profit of $19million (approx E17million). They disposed of five ATR aircraft and the written off 737-400 and acquired two further 737-400s which are now operated by FlySafair
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 9:20 pm

Just thinking there - how many flight deck crew operate the EI DUB-ORD flights? I'm fairly sure it's two. UA have two crew plus one relief first officer on all their transatlantic flights from ORD, including ORD-SNN.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 9:32 pm

I was thinking that myself! It could well have been that one of the UA FOs was a safety pilot and the other, a recent convert to the 757?

I'm pretty sure EI uses a single crew to operate all except SFO.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 9:44 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 170):
It could well have been that one of the UA FOs was a safety pilot and the other, a recent convert to the 757?

No I've been on that flight before and the captain mentioned his "two colleagues on the flight deck" in his welcome announcement so I think it's standard procedure for UA. I flew KIR-DUB-ORD in 2012 with EI and the DUB-ORD leg was operated by two pilots then but not sure if this has changed in the meantime.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Fri May 22, 2015 10:02 pm

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 166):

I agree, they had planned to sell one of those before the VS deal came around, if they can't make 1 additional frame viable next summer then I would be worried.

Quoting bx737 (Reply 168):

Possibly however I believe they may be looking for one or two A321's or at least that was the plan previously.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 9:47 am

Large lines on Thursday night at DUB. For once it was great to see  
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 10:16 am

Ryanair has celebrated its four millionth customer at City of Derry Airport since it commenced operations in 1999. The low-cost airline has marked the achievement by releasing seats for sale across its European network, at prices from £19.99

http://www.derrynow.com/news/ryanair...ers-at-city-of-derry-airport/29622

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Cityjet axes Cardiff routes in row with airport operator
Irish airline says authorities favour one airline over others

Cityjet is axing its services from Cardiff to both Edinburgh and Paris after the Welsh airport backed a rival to the Irish airline on the two routes.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/t...ow-with-airport-operator-1.2216789
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 11:12 am

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 169):
how many flight deck crew operate the EI DUB-ORD flights? I'm fairly sure it's two. UA have two crew plus one relief first officer on all their transatlantic flights from ORD, including ORD-SNN.

DUB-SFO is the only route that EI normally carry a 3rd member (relief pilot) in the fight deck......off course line checks and IAA inspections will have 3.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 11:50 am

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 175):

MCO is a pretty long flight with only 2 crew. Including pre flight checks etc it must be the guts of 11 hours on the outbound
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 12:08 pm

Yeah that flight is 4,000 miles!
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 12:30 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 176):

Short haul pilots can easily do more than 11 hours. Think of a 4 sector day, 4 take offs, 4 landings, 3 turn arounds. Much busier than just one flight to MCO, all done with just 2 pilots!
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 2:02 pm

My question wasn't answered. Can someone please tell me what the IFE is for EI-EWR??
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 2:28 pm

Quoting frostyj (Reply 179):

My question wasn't answered. Can someone please tell me what the IFE is for EI-EWR??

I may be wrong, but I assumed it was the standard EI A330 IFE as someone mentioned its cabin refit took longer as they had to install both classes.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sat May 23, 2015 2:31 pm

Ok. It was just someone earlier said it was a new system and I wanted to confirm.
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sun May 24, 2015 8:30 am

To-day's Sunday Business Post reports that the IAG bid for Aer Lingus will be brought to this weeks Goverment Cabinet meeting for approval, they say the deal is 'set to receive' approval and Ryanair will also 'greenlight' the deal. www.businesspost.ie - subscription service
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sun May 24, 2015 1:35 pm

Quoting PenPusher (Reply 182):

Great news! Really hope it gains approval. IMO, this is best for Aer Lingus.
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sun May 24, 2015 2:50 pm

Quoting PenPusher (Reply 182):
To-day's Sunday Business Post reports that the IAG bid for Aer Lingus will be brought to this weeks Goverment Cabinet meeting for approval, they say the deal is 'set to receive' approval and Ryanair will also 'greenlight' the deal. www.businesspost.ie - subscription service

About time too; let's hope Labour and the unions don't mess it up. A chance like this does not happen often.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sun May 24, 2015 3:09 pm

Quoting frostyj (Reply 109):
Lol now is this an A330-200? What kind of economy seats are offered? I might end up on this one.
Quoting frostyj (Reply 179):
My question wasn't answered. Can someone please tell me what the IFE is for EI-EWR??

You dont have a right to get your question answered, no need to be rude about it.
And to be fair your "question" wasn't particularly noticeable.

I would have posted "Will EWR have the same IFE as the other A330's in EI fleet?" in reply 109.

To answer your question; EWR will have the same J/Y seats as the other A330's in EI operation. The IFE system will be a newer version of the Panasonic system and thus will have larger screens in Y Class. Content will be the same.

[Edited 2015-05-24 09:01:43]
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sun May 24, 2015 3:36 pm

Quoting PenPusher (Reply 182):

To-day's Sunday Business Post reports that the IAG bid for Aer Lingus will be brought to this weeks Goverment Cabinet meeting for approval, they say the deal is 'set to receive' approval and Ryanair will also 'greenlight' the deal. www.businesspost.ie - subscription service

About time!! I also really do hope so this will get approved. I'm bit weary about the unions. As there has been reports from staff and unions approving the takeover. While when the unions speak publicly they are against the takeover.

Does anyone think Ryanair will agree to sell its stake also?
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sun May 24, 2015 3:42 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 186):
Does anyone think Ryanair will agree to sell its stake also?

Yes because they are going to be forced to sell it anyway and this means they get out of it without egg on their faces. They can say they made a profit and it was time to get out.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sun May 24, 2015 5:17 pm

Light aircraft down on Mount Leinster ... two on board.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/l...shed-on-mount-leinster-678563.html
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Sun May 24, 2015 6:39 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 188):

RTE reporting both have died in the crash.
 
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RE: Irish 8/15: Wings Over Ireland

Mon May 25, 2015 6:51 am

Hello all,

As we're inching towards the 200 mark, I thought we should start a new thread:

here we go: Irish 9/15: Throttles To The Firewall ... (by kaitak May 24 2015 in Civil Aviation)

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