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Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:16 am

Good morning folks and welcome to our 11th installment of 2015 ... "Summer is coming", for those not liofacht sa Gaeilge. It is coming ... just not sure when.

Anyway, the last thread saw a few interesting developments ... the first ET scheduled flight from DUB (in addition to those to IAD and YYZ, which started some time ago, but for which ET has no traffic rights).

Aer Lingus's acquisition by IAG is continuing with the paperwork being issued late last week. We still await FR's plans, though everything, as ever, points to them trying to drag things out. However, this week the British CMA ruled that FR must rid itself of its EI stake. FR is appealing ... again. It's lawyers must be rubbing their hands.

Most new flights have now started, including UA's to ORD and various others, such as Transavia to ORY and one or two others.

TUI brought in a 787, to herald the start of flights to Cancun and Jamaica (?) next Summer.

Traffic figures at DUB looking very good and it seems possible that it might pass the pre-crash figures this year, which would be terrific.

So, things look good ... let's hope it stays that way.

Greetings from Gatwick; unfortunately, I can't post a link to the last thread, as the computer I'm on doesn't allow this.



Anyway,
 
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Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:49 am

Link to last thread here :

Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying (by kaitak May 31 2015 in Civil Aviation)
 
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Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:17 am

Great to see DUB so busy - though the long take off queues and the boom time congestion issues are slowly returning!

The parallel 10-28 and a redevelopment of pier A/B or a new Pier F really need to happen soon.
 
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Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:04 pm

Reported on another forum that the Omni 767 has had the shamrock engine decals removed. Might see it over the next week so will keep an eye out.
 
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Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:00 pm

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 2):

I think the A/B plans will change, a new master plan should be published at some stage, no so sure the crosswind runway will be going anywhere or if it does it will cause a lot on tension.

In other news last week Lufthansa announced that MUC would increase from 2 to 6 weekly for the coming winter season. Either last winter's 2 weekly did very well or bad and LH realized they needed to be realistic to make it work.

Wonder if a second daily will be added in 2016 especially in summer.

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-...ublin-Munich_Route_For_Winter.aspx

Also DUB will return flights Antalya, Turkey from June 2016 which were stopped when TCX exited Ireland and were due to return earlier but never happened.

[Edited 2015-06-22 10:01:29]
 
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:46 am

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 4):

It would be an act of insanity to get rid of the 16/34 given how often it's had to be used over the last couple of years.
 
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:28 am

80 jobs at new Dublin Airport dining area

Eighty jobs are expected to be created at Dublin Airport with the opening of a new dining area in Terminal 1.

'Marqette' will open at the end of August.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0623/709905-jobs/
 
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:23 pm

Three passengers of today's flight OY135 (SNN-BOS) were arrested after it landed at BOS. No further details available yet.

http://www.wcvb.com/news/3-unruly-pa...m-flight-at-logan-airport/33731606
 
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:39 pm

AC1903 to YUL diverted to DUB earlier today... anybody have any info on the reason for the divert??
 
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:29 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 7):

My goodness have you read some of the comments under the article????

"Aer Lingus Greyhound of the skies" was one that made me chuckle, clearly they've never tried UA, Spirit, AA, Frontier just to name a few and don't get me started on the serious discrimanaring comments towards Irish people!
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:41 pm

Quoting tonystan (Reply 9):

TBH it doesn't surprise me after what I have read on US news sites in the wake of the California accident, word's can't describe

Bet it was American's that were arrested!!

Quoting SuperSix2 (Reply 8):

Ran out of portable water apparently

EI have launched a student offer for student traveling to Ireland this year to study which have the following on offer:
Travel to Ireland between 17/8-20/9
One free date change ($150 normally) to travel home early/lather before 19/12
Special fares for their parents if interested in traveling to Ireland

http://www.aerlingus.com/travelinfor...ffersfromusa/studentdiscountoffer/
 
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:47 pm

Ei HOB JUN2015


Poor Aer Lingus HOB is looking very sorry for itself at the moment.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:31 pm

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 3):

I'm in the BOS Gold Circle lounge, and can confirm-the Omni 767 no longer has the horrid decals on the engines now.

I have a low quality photo but am having trouble uploading it here, will try again soon.
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:21 am

EU competition concerns on Aer Lingus-IAG deal

EU officials have raised competition concerns over Heathrow landing rights and transatlantic routes after IAG outlined its formal offer to buy Aer Lingus last week.

The EU's competition law directorate raised concerns with IAG over some aspects of its €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus at a meeting attended by both companies in Brussels in the last few days.

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0624/710245-aer-lingus-iag/
 
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:43 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
EU competition concerns on Aer Lingus-IAG deal

EU officials have raised competition concerns over Heathrow landing rights and transatlantic routes after IAG outlined its formal offer to buy Aer Lingus last week.

The EU's competition law directorate raised concerns with IAG over some aspects of its €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus at a meeting attended by both companies in Brussels in the last few days.

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0624/710245-aer-lingus-iag/

This story has also been mentioned by the Irish Times. The article mentions that the commission has concerns over the DUB-ORD route. If one removes one-stop connections from the equation,the only competitior to EI/IAG would be UA, and their service is currently only seasonal, and started 2/3 weeks ago. I know AA are there, but how much of a competitior would they be.

I also noticed the photo that The Times have used in the article is a tad dated! How long ago did the 737's leave the EI fleet? 2005? Are the aircraft in the back of the picture part of the then Commuter fleet?

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/t...over-iag-aer-lingus-deal-1.2260708
 
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:14 am

Quoting KIRFlyer (Reply 14):
I also noticed the photo that The Times have used in the article is a tad dated! How long ago did the 737's leave the EI fleet? 2005? Are the aircraft in the back of the picture part of the then Commuter fleet?

That scene is from 2002.
 
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:50 am

Quoting KIRFlyer (Reply 14):
The article mentions that the commission has concerns over the DUB-ORD route.

But what about routes like DUB-BOS, DUB-MCO and DUB-SFO where EI is already operating without a competitor? Why do they focus on DUB-ORD specifically?
 
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:53 pm

Quoting KIRFlyer (Reply 14):

Post IAG, EI will be part of the JV with BA, IB, AY and.....AA. So AA would not be a competitor at all, the whole thing is "metal neutral" as if one airline operates the lot. I suspect the EU are interested in ORD because DUB-ORD would em become a hub-to-hub route. I think UA are significantly bigger in ORD than Aa are, though?
 
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:05 pm

Just a quick note on the Irish Times photo, that photo is actually from 2000, the stock 2002 photo has the dot com 737s in it. Furthermore the 146s still have Commuter on them, they were the first aircraft to wear the web address.

Regarding the EU and the IAG/EI take over, EI has a monopoly on DUB-BOS, DUB-SFO, DUB-MCO but there is competition on DUB-ORD, albeit seasonal. With the Open Skies between the EU and the US, surely there is the availability for any airline in either the US or EU to open up a route. Regarding Ireland Spain, there is competition on most routes, between FR and EI, Vueling, Iberia (Express). The LHR routes are the only ones I can see as being a bit difficult to avoid the issue of lack of competition, but if the London maket is taken as a single market four airlines are competing on the market
 
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:42 pm

According to twitter (reliable source - tweeted ORK-DUS news) Cityjet will next week announce a ORK-LCY link commencing September (around 14th(.

Think it could be really positive and grown numbers without impacting massively on other routes. While their jets are not overly fuel friendly I think it could possibly open opportunities from Cork provided supports are available to other services.

www.twitter.com/EoinBearla/status/613650799412035584

[Edited 2015-06-24 09:43:45]
 
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:24 pm

Quoting tonystan (Reply 9):
"Aer Lingus Greyhound of the skies" was one that made me chuckle, clearly they've never tried UA,

I'd argue UA is better than EI in economy. Economy Plus seating, Free beer and wine, Upgraded food offering, 2 food service prior to landing (EI was orange juice). Hardly Greyhound, although Aer Lingus is certainly not deserving of that name either.
 
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:48 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 19):
I think it could possibly open opportunities from Cork provided supports are available to other services.

Surely it will provide opportunities from Cork and the greater Munster area - until Shannon and Waterford can mirror the service, this could be seen as a strategic rather than parochial service and opportunity!
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:22 pm

Quoting gullairACK (Reply 20):

I'd agree. For me the EI hard product is up there with the best, far ahead of AA. But the soft product is average at best. They are now the only ones charging for alcohol and that toxic orange "juice" should be outlawed.

On another note, now that the weather has improved I've noticed a distinct absence of frost(yj)... Just an observation
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Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:13 pm

He's been banned thankfully. I'm now enjoying reading the thread again.
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:17 am

Quoting KIRFlyer (Reply 14):
I also noticed the photo that The Times have used in the article is a tad dated! How long ago did the 737's leave the EI fleet? 2005? Are the aircraft in the back of the picture part of the then Commuter fleet?

Indeed. IT obviously dont want to pay for any new photos.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 16):
But what about routes like DUB-BOS, DUB-MCO and DUB-SFO where EI is already operating without a competitor? Why do they focus on DUB-ORD specifically?

I agree with the AA/BA/IB J/V point above.
I wonder really how the EU will see this as having competition issues, perhaps they are doing due diligience so that no other airline can cry "foul" if they just rubber stamped it?

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 17):
I think UA are significantly bigger in ORD than AA are, though?

Yuo, UA are the dominant carrier in ORD.

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 23):
He's been banned thankfully. I'm now enjoying reading the thread again.

That's 3 discussion forum's now.
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:31 am

Quoting dergay (Reply 21):

WAT have LTN and won't ever have LCY, not sure SNN could support a service like that and I can't see BA Cityflyer putting their valuable jets on the route.

Cityjet have gotten a wake up call on DUB-LCY and perhaps are scared another carrier could take ORK?

Whatever there reasons I hope it does well as Cork needs it.

IN other news Easyjet have launched new routes to Lyon (1 weekly) and Lanzarote (2 weekly) this winter ex BFS.
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:05 am

Hard to believe it is already 10 years since the 737s left the EI fleet. The photo in the Times made me take a quick look to see where at least the -500s have ended up and unfortunately it seems only three of the ten -500s originally operated by EI are still active.

EI-CDF is now with Aurora as RA-73006 in Russia's Far East, EI-CDH is now with SCAT Air as LY-AYZ in Kazakhstan, while EI-CDS is still in operation in Canada with Air North as C-GANJ. All very far from the old days of EI short-haul.

Sadly the other seven are a mix of parked up and already torn down.

As for one of the other notable former EI aircraft, I saw the former EI-SHN in TPE a couple of months back, still going strong with AirAsia X. Again, nice to see an old friend a long way from home.
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:38 am

Quoting EIRules (Reply 22):
For me the EI hard product is up there with the best, far ahead of AA.

Hmmm. EI's new J seat may be on par with AA's, but far ahead? No. That's like saying EI's J is far ahead of CX's J suite since AA and CX share the same design.

Considering AA is comprised of two merged airline fleets in the midst of conversion, it is more accurate to make specific 1 to 1 comparisons instead of generalizations. Are you talking about Y, or J?
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:32 am

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 27):

We were talking about the hard product in economy, not in J!!! And for me the AA 752 & 763 mix that comes to DUB is way behind the Y cabin from EI. But while you bring up J, yes the AA 763 cabin is now much improved and competitive with EI & UA from ORD, the same can not be said for the J cabin on the 752...
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:13 am

A man has been detained by police over a bomb hoax which forced a plane to make an emergency landing.

The Ryanair plane, flying from Oslo to Warsaw with 160 people onboard, landed safely and the passengers evacuated, according to a spokeswoman for Modlin airport close to the Polish capital.

She said the captain had radioed the airport requesting clearance to make an emergency landing.

http://news.sky.com/story/1508085/ma...over-bomb-scare-aboard-ryanair-jet

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VS commence BFS-MCO today.

[Edited 2015-06-25 02:56:00]
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:50 pm

Lufty A343 D-AIGY visits DUB

http://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9922/6a03b80

 
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:01 pm

Quoting tonystan (Reply 11):

Not for long - it's being redeveloped as "One, Dublin Airport Central" or something like that. Will look far far better when complete, going by the renderings I saw.
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:32 pm

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 31):
Not for long - it's being redeveloped as "One, Dublin Airport Central" or something like that. Will look far far better when complete, going by the renderings I saw.

It was a seriously ugly building, no surprise Aer Lingus preferred hiding it under giant adverts before they moved out.

The €10 million upgrade will eventually have it looking like this.

http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/YjA3NGY3MzVkYWE3N2YxNGMwNjBlOTBlMmRkODQ0NGGlxgjWBhrjhPksFyzjO2q4aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmRhZnQuaWUvcHJvcGVydHktaW1hZ2Uvd1F5ZUd5RW1k_zpsmcsyiom4.jpg

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Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:59 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 32):
The €10 million upgrade will eventually have it looking like this.

Oh that's good - worth every penny really. It was a bit of an eyesore!

Speaking of Dublin Airport, whatever happened to the plans of building a hotel right outside T2? Now that passenger numbers are up you'd think they'd get on that straight away with a Radisson or something like Manchester has.
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:28 pm

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 33):
Speaking of Dublin Airport, whatever happened to the plans of building a hotel right outside T2? Now that passenger numbers are up you'd think they'd get on that straight away with a Radisson or something like Manchester has.

Currently expanding the car park, due to be completed before the end of the year and the planning permission for the hotel connected to the carpark is valid until 2019 so there's an increasing chance it could get the go ahead soon.
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:44 pm

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 33):
Speaking of Dublin Airport, whatever happened to the plans of building a hotel right outside T2? Now that passenger numbers are up you'd think they'd get on that straight away with a Radisson or something like Manchester has.

Approx 10-12 years ago, (under Willie Walsh) had examined the possibility of vacating HOB and developing it as an airport hotel with check-in desks in the foyer. I remember seeing drawings of it a long time ago.
 
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:15 am

A pleasant flight with EI-CPG last night. Nice to get the 321 on the longer sector. Pre order worked for a change and was handed out first. A new presentation box which I quite liked. Crew said still lots of issues on the shorter sectors but they are giving priority to the longer European routes.


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They made an annoucment that they had sold out of duty free drinks on the way down. Good revenue on these flights.

Landed in Dublin and docked at the B gates. Took ages for the bags though they didnt come out until 40 mins after landing.

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A nice story on the ORK-ACE flight.


Choosing the perfect moment to ask someone to marry you can be tough, but for one Irish fellow an Aer lingus flight was the place to make the magic happen.

A spokesperson for Aer Lingus said: “During the flight the man gestured to a cabin crew member that he was ready to pop the question and did so via the PA system on board. To the delight of the passengers and his girlfriend said yes and a rapturous applause erupted.

“On behalf of Aer Lingus we wish the couple every happiness and look forward to welcoming them on board again soon when they make their return journey back to Cork.”

http://www.independent.ie/life/trave...im-going-to-kill-you-31329967.html
 
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:52 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 36):
Pre order worked for a change and was handed out first. A new presentation box which I quite liked.

I think that's a great presentation. Shame about the issues on other sectors though. I'm sure the crew get abuse from many passengers and are sick of it. Obviously it is not their fault.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 36):
Landed in Dublin and docked at the B gates. Took ages for the bags though they didnt come out until 40 mins after landing.

That's a bit long. I feel I never have to wait long for bags in Dublin even when off a full EK flight.

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 31):
Not for long - it's being redeveloped as "One, Dublin Airport Central" or something like that. Will look far far better when complete, going by the renderings I saw.

Here's an article about One, Dublin Airport Central. It will be aimed at tech companies.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/c...gus-hq-at-dublin-airport-1.2151391
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:05 am

Breakfast is still being served on trays ex SNN.

Those breakfast boxes are very wasteful. If an average of two breakfasts are being served on each flight (with considerably more being served on morning flights and few/none on many later flights), that works out at 250 boxes being needlessly wasted each day (assuming 125 short-haul flights on average a day across the network). That equates to 1,750 boxes a week, or over 90,000 boxes a year. That's a huge amount of unnecessary waste for something that can simply be served on a reusable tray.

BTW - I am not a passionate environmentalist or an EPA-sympathiser or anything of the likes, it's just common sense.

[Edited 2015-06-26 03:15:30]
 
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:05 pm

Came across this on another forum. This happening on the inaugural flight is quite a surprise!

http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/n...thiopia-claim-asylum-31332090.html
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:32 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 37):
I think that's a great presentation. Shame about the issues on other sectors though. I'm sure the crew get abuse from many passengers and are sick of it. Obviously it is not their fault.

Yes me too. Really do like it. Also alot handier for when you are finished hand back the empty closed box to the crew. Also when you finish you can put it aside rathen than have it on the tray table for ages. Seems they can be recycled too.

No I have had some great conversations with the crew and they are as much annoyed as the passenger. It creates an issue when there should not be one. A passenger gets onboard and goes away with a bad feeling if 1: There is no catering 2: failed pre orders. I always make sure to highlight I know its not their fault.



Quoting Cipango (Reply 37):
That's a bit long. I feel I never have to wait long for bags in Dublin even when off a full EK flight.

Yes it was although my bus was not for another 30 mins so I wasnt pressed for time.

Quoting irishair98 (Reply 39):
Came across this on another forum. This happening on the inaugural flight is quite a surprise!

Hmm not really a surprise and in fact a few in the industry raised these concerns. Used to happen at SNN with the SVO-SNN-HAV flights. They will need to meet the flight and check anyone wishing to get off with a passport check at the door of the aircraft if this becomes more of a problem. Im sure it will be monitored.
 
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:44 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 40):
Hmm not really a surprise and in fact a few in the industry raised these concerns. Used to happen at SNN with the SVO-SNN-HAV flights. They will need to meet the flight and check anyone wishing to get off with a passport check at the door of the aircraft if this becomes more of a problem. Im sure it will be monitored.

Yes I do remember when I was a child that there was an appreciable Cuban community in Ennis around the mid 80s to the early 90s, most of whom had claimed assylm at SNN on an SU flight.
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:28 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 36):
Pre order worked for a change and was handed out first. A new presentation box which I quite liked.

While I like the design of the box, I think I'd prefer the tray as it just looks simpler to eat from and easier manage, especially when buttering the bread and making the tea, seems to take up a lot of room on the actual tray table otherwise. I can understand it's easier to discard of though, much better to hand the entire box to the flight attendant instead of balancing everything on a tray!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 36):
Nice to get the 321 on the longer sector.

They appear to get moved around quite a bit these days which is nice, often on the AMS route but also turn up at FCO, ACE, FAO and have even become a regular occurrence at LHR again. Getting old but still going strong.
 
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:34 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 43):
AMS route but also turn up at FCO, ACE, FAO and have even become a regular occurrence at LHR again. Getting old but still going strong.

Yes I got one last November AMS-DUB. They are in pretty good shape inside too.
 
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:01 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 43):
oute but also turn up at FCO, ACE, FAO

Those and AGP are the most frequency serviced with A321 but as said they get around most places. Not to common in Germany or Poland as expected.

In other news an Aer Lingus charter to Monastir schedule this afternoon is delayed until around 19.00 and according to RTE 112 out of 171 have decided to travel while the other 59 have not.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0626/710923-tunisia-attack-tourists/
 
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:08 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 45):
In other news an Aer Lingus charter to Monastir schedule this afternoon is delayed until around 19.00 and according to RTE 112 out of 171 have decided to travel while the other 59 have not.

A couple of years ago they planned scheduled services there, appeared in the booking engine for a few days but was removed. Didn't know they operated charters there.
 
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:09 pm

Quoting EI320 (Reply 38):
Those breakfast boxes are very wasteful. If an average of two breakfasts are being served on each flight (with considerably more being served on morning flights and few/none on many later flights), that works out at 250 boxes being needlessly wasted each day (assuming 125 short-haul flights on average a day across the network). That equates to 1,750 boxes a week, or over 90,000 boxes a year. That's a huge amount of unnecessary waste for something that can simply be served on a reusable tray.

I was thinking exactly the same thing - wouldn't it be environmentally friendlier to have it without the box? Surely there's also a cost aspect too?

Ditch the box and ADD. KETCHUP!  
Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 45):
Those and AGP are the most frequency serviced with A321 but as said they get around most places. Not to common in Germany or Poland as expected.

I was happy to have a 321 on a LHR-DUB recently, as it had been ages since I'd been on one. The new safety cards are nice!   ... New seats will be nice one day too. I miss the old green fabric seats! They looked great!
I do enjoy a spot of flying, especially when it's not in economy!
 
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:39 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 45):
A couple of years ago they planned scheduled services there, appeared in the booking engine for a few days but was removed. Didn't know they operated charters there.

Best to avoid it at the moment. Especially taking kids there. WIll be interesting to see what the stance is of Irish tour operators from tomorrow. Last time they allowed free changes to other destinations. I have been and loved it but certainly would not go at the moment.
 
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:40 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 45):

Indeed was scheduled to begin 24 October 2009 the same day as Fuerteventura commenced. This summer they are operating charters to Izmir, Monastir (for now) and Bodrum.

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 46):
I was happy to have a 321 on a LHR-DUB recently, as it had been ages since I'd been on one. The new safety cards are nice!   ... New seats will be nice one day too. I miss the old green fabric seats! They looked great!

There has been talk of a few more joining the fleet in 2016/17 by EI and as the A319's leave.

[Edited 2015-06-26 11:45:59]
 
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RE: Irish 11/15 - Ta An Samhradh Ag Teacht!

Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:50 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 40):

Yes me too. Really do like it. Also alot handier for when you are finished hand back the empty closed box to the crew. Also when you finish you can put it aside rathen than have it on the tray table for ages. Seems they can be recycled too.

Even if they can be recycled, they're not.
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