airfinglas
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:17 pm

Has the pleasure of sitting in 5K to and from the US in the last 2 weeks. While it's great for space while you upright or semi upright, there is a real feeling of claustrophobia when in full recline. I can't say I liked it. Also, you feel that you are practically on the floor of the cabin in full recline.
 
JAmie2k9
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:32 pm

Quoting factsonly (Reply 198):

Not sure why it diverted but the diversion was planned within 20 minutes of departure. A fuel stop would be my guess.

The flight number is actually 4797, 799 is the scheduled service.

[Edited 2015-06-20 12:35:41]
 
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:56 pm

They've had planned fuel stops before on that route. I don't think range for the A320 is really the issue as Cyprus is further and we've have nonstop flights from there before. It looks like the primary runway at Izmir has the departure over the city. My guess would be there's an onerous departure profile possibly due to obstacle clearances or noise abatement. In that regard there's likely a payload penalty if the ambient temperature is high.
 
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:10 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 196):


The fact is MAN has been under invested and will be a nightmare for 10 years and I could be wrong but if passenger growth grows over the next 10 years just how long will the infrastructure been upgraded cope

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 193):
Probably more than you might imagine, considering that there is an airport railway station, direct motorway access and having to deal with traffic around the M25 is deeply unappealing. Particularly if you are to the North West of London and headed to LGW, on the south east. The joinery around the M25 alone would take well over an hour - on a good day.

I was really thinking LHR not LGW in this re guard but the main point as stated was catchment area's are nothing more than a gimmick. You can get to the sun from anywhere in the UK.

[Edited 2015-06-20 10:22:49]

One thing to consider is that MAN also has other airport interests, the biggest being STN, but also EMA. MAG have a horse in the LON race and its on their direct interest for neither of the London airports to gain a runway.
It's regards to the physical layout, T3 is a very unpleasant experience, totally cramped and designed for a totally different age. MAN have a huge transformation programme in place for the next decade, issues with border control, which is the main hold-up, won't be eased. The rest of the airport works well, security is quick and efficient, in my experience. I don't mind he duty free / retail. No one is being held at gunpoint to purchase and the fit of the stores in T1 and T2 is a very high standard.

[Edited 2015-06-20 15:03:25]
 
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:38 pm

Just want to get this in, maybe not the best place for it but howandever..

I believe tonight's EI146 from SFO is bringing home our fellow Irish who tragically lost their lives in Berkeley.

It only seems right that they make the journey home with EI.

I must say that EI has once again shown great compassion & selflessness in these, thankfully not too often, events.

Well done Aer Lingus!
 
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:38 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 188):

The huge catchment I spoke of above, yes. So what's the problem? Different country, different market, different island. Better to concern oneself with one's own shit and not worry about somewhere else.

No one here is comparing ourselves to MAN. Suggest you do likewise.
 
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:35 am

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 197):

I definitely will. I'm looking forward to checking it out, and am really glad EI is investing in their premium product in ways like this.

Are you sure about it being a bulkhead and not another lav directly behind row 5? I though I read earlier on this thread that it had an additional lav.
Shamrock 136 heavy cleared for takeoff runway niner.
 
MichaelEI
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:43 am

Quoting aerlingusa330 (Reply 206):

It's a bulkhead. The additional LAV is at the front of the cabin, identical to the -300 aircraft.
 
aerlingusa330
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:17 am

I'll make a go for 5K, thanks guys for the info! Pics to come after the flight.

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 207):
Shamrock 136 heavy cleared for takeoff runway niner.
 
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:19 am

Quoting SuperSix2 (Reply 204):
I believe tonight's EI146 from SFO is bringing home our fellow Irish who tragically lost their lives in Berkeley.

It's heartbreaking, it seems to have touched everyone across the country and I hope the outpouring of support is of some comfort for the families. With regards to Aer Lingus, they appear to have been a class act, privately offering their assistance and showing an enormous amount of care and respect in such a difficult situation.

Services have been held in St Columba's Church in nearby Oakland and the aircraft that Aer Lingus sent to San Fransisco was EI-DUO, the St Columba.



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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:08 pm

Ethiopian Airlines began its scheduled passenger service into DUB yesterday morning 20-06-2015. 1 x 777-300ER and 2 x 787-8s flew in formation and landed about 05:00.

''Live life on the edge, Live each and every day like it's your last, Hell you only live once''
 
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:17 pm

Quoting EI747SYDNEY (Reply 210):

Must have been great to see and lucky for the bright early mornings!
 
shamrock321
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:43 pm

Any idea of the loads? I took off straight after it on my way to LCY, really great to see the 787 in Dublin.
 
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:18 am

Folks, I've started a new thread ... can't post a link, as I'm at an airport computer in Gatwick, but it's there somewhere.

Have a nice Monday. Must fly ...
 
wilco737
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RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:45 am

Part 11/15 here:

Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht! (by kaitak Jun 21 2015 in Civil Aviation)

Enjoy

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