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Irish 14/15 ... The (Irish) Summer Edition

Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:30 am

Good morning folks and welcome to our newest thread. As I sit here, overlooking the Shannon, it's fair to say that there is a little moisture in the air. It's bucketing down. Oh well ...

Some interesting developments to look back on, over gone past few weeks of 13/15, and in particular gone continuing positive trends in economic growth and airport traffic (and the reverse in weather!). It was somewhat disappointing that FR held back in approving the sale of shares to IAG, but hopefully they will seal the deal soon.

Aer Lingus has announced its long awaited plan for a fourth 757 next Summer and one or two new A330-300s. Where they will get them remains to be seen. MIA and LAX seem to be the two most likely choices for new routes.

On a historical note, two of the original A330-301s which ended up with Shaheen in Pakistan, have been grounded by the country's CAA due to maintenance issues.

Well, here we go folks, welcome to our new thread. Wrap up well ...
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:53 am

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
have been grounded by the country's CAA due to maintenance issues.

Such a shame but of no surprise really.

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More positive news from DUB .


Dublin Airport had 11.5m passengers in first half of 2015

Almost 11.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the first six months of the year – up 15.1% on the same period of last year.

The Dublin Airport Authority said that the volume of traffic to and from continental Europe had been particularly strong so far in 2015, as was the British market.

The airport was also seeing record numbers of transatlantic and transfer passengers, it said, boosted by new services from Aer Lingus and its regional operation.

Passenger numbers across Europe are up 4.5% in the six months, putting Dublin Airport’s performance well ahead of the regional average.

The DAA said it had the fourth largest passenger increase within its airport category, behind Athens, London Stansted and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen.


http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015...ied-over-10-1m-passengers-in-july/
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:54 am

Quoting from Jamie2k9 for the last tread: "Links posted on boards show that on Friday daa submitted an application to construct an upper level air bridge at gate 426 to accommodate the A380 which EK have been rumoured to bring."

Link: http://documents.fingalcoco.ie/NorthgatePublicDocs/00501401.pdf

Rather interesting considering it was in Terminal 1 where the A380 gate was due to be constructed not Terminal 2. Maybe EK doesn't want to operate from T1? However if they did they had the option of opening their own lounge.

Thoughts?
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:58 am

Quoting EI121 (Reply 2):
Maybe EK doesn't want to operate from T1?

EK feel T1 would degrade their product and give them a disadvantage over EY in terms of passenger experience.
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:31 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 2):

Thanks for posting link was on mobile yesterday.

I think location of gate 426 is a win win all round at the very least it makes ATC job easier.

I also expect 300 gate change is not off the table either, they may not do the upper deck but they will likely do B777 capability, daa would of been aware of 426 plans when tendering the other contract. They have 4 years to complete it, ET may require it in future.

[Edited 2015-08-05 05:33:28]
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:55 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 4):
I also expect 300 gate change is not off the table either, they may not do the upper deck but they will likely do B777 capability, daa would of been aware of 426 plans when tendering the other contract. They have 4 years to complete it, ET may require it in future.

What's the issue with handling the 777 on the B pier? AF certainly have used the 777-300 on B before for rugby charters?
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:16 pm

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 5):
What's the issue with handling the 777 on the B pier? AF certainly have used the 777-300 on B before for rugby charters?

I think he means adding a second airbridge to one of the existing gates for dual boarding/disembarking at doors 1L and 2L. I've seen EY use two airbridges at T2 by using the one at Gate 410 and the adjacent one at 408. I think EK does this too with their 77Ws. I wonder why EI doesn't do this for their A330s...the adjacent gate cannot be used when a widebody is parked next to it so they might as well.
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:19 pm

Speaking of Emirates they are offering transit passengers of 4 hours or more a free meal voucher at DXB which will be handed to passengers at check in at DUB. Commences from 7/8.
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:52 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 2):
upper level air bridge at gate 426 to accommodate the A380

At first i was thinking where in gods name is 426...as in Stand 426..

By Gate 426 im assuming that's Pier E/4 Stand 404C??

Are we expecting A380 service soon??

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Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:54 pm

Leasing key to Cork Airport, says European Affairs Minister

Cork Airport should position itself as a global aircraft leasing hub to take advantage of the multi-billion euro industry, according to European Affairs Minister Dara Murphy.

Last week, the airport closed a deal with Weston Aviation to open a new business aviation centre there.

The imminent arrival of the UK-based aviation company which will provide the first hangar service for executive aircraft at the airport is an opening success for management at Cork Airport in developing ancillary revenue streams which are crucial to its future success.

Following the long-term deal with Weston, further revenue streams should be explored to help support the airport, said Mr Dara Murphy.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/busines...opean-affairs-minister-346331.html
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:55 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 6):

Indeed both EY/EK do it, I think even EY may do it for their 330. Not sure if EK do it the odd time they use gate 414 or 413.

As for EI doing it, USBCP wouldn't allow dual bridge usage

Quoting SuperSix2 (Reply 8):

Yes would expect the A380 to take up stands 404 L, C, R of which C, R are 426 gate where the air bridge will be converted.
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:30 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):

Weston aviation are an FBO/ trip planner /charter specialist and unfortunately won't bring in any extra flights or corporate aircraft. ORK will now have 3 FBOs South aer, EVS aviation and Weston Aviation. All this will do is divide up the business further that is already there for the other FBOs. For an airport the size of Cork and the amount of corporate/ general aviation traffic it has per year 3 FBO's is too many and someone will have to suffer.
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:01 pm

DL operated a 763 on the DL406/DL223 (JFK-SNN) rotation on Sunday night/Monday, registered N152DL. The service is normally operated by a 752.
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:03 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 10):
As for EI doing it, USBCP wouldn't allow dual bridge usage

You may not know the reason; But why is this?
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:20 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 13):

Gates 401-406 downstairs are only connected to one air bridge from downstairs, using another would require passengers to mix with people upstairs to gain access.
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:49 am

Quoting SURFER (Reply 11):
3 FBO's is too many and someone will have to suffer.

Amazing that anyone would believe that ORK could support 3 FBO's - is there enough business for one given the low volume of traffic?
Perhaps they have something else in mind, but what? What positional advantages ORK would have as "a global leasing hub" escape me.
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:06 am

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 15):

Quoting SURFER (Reply 11):
3 FBO's is too many and someone will have to suffer.

Amazing that anyone would believe that ORK could support 3 FBO's - is there enough business for one given the low volume of traffic?
Perhaps they have something else in mind, but what? What positional advantages ORK would have as "a global leasing hub" escape me.


Very few. In fact, I suspect SNN is a lower cost and lower tax location due to the Shannon free enterprise zone?
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:09 pm

Dublin had 4881 transit pax on August 3rd. If they did that amount every day, it would fill 3m aircraft seats.
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Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:15 pm

Aer Lingus' passenger numbers up by 4.3% in July

Aer Lingus carried more than 1.26 million passengers in July – a 4.3% improvement on the same month of 2014.

Most of the growth came from the airline’s short haul routes, which had 962,000 passengers in the month – a 34,000 (3.7%) gain year-on-year.

However Aer Lingus’ long haul services saw the biggest proportional gain with 168,000 passengers, a 26,000 (18.3%) increase on July 2014.

The number of passengers being carried on the Aer Lingus Regional service was down, however, falling by 8,000 (5.6%) to 134,000.

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015...us-passenger-numbers-grew-in-july/
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:20 pm

Very good figures from EI itself, but disappointing to see the regional numbers go down so much; this is the second month in a row that this has happened.
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:27 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 19):
Very good figures from EI itself, but disappointing to see the regional numbers go down so much; this is the second month in a row that this has happened.

Reduced flying due to SNN base closure and the WX/BE contracts explains this I believe.
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:38 pm

Quoting EIDL (Reply 20):
the WX/BE contracts explains this I believe.

They wouldn't be included but expect major capacity pressure from FR has hit numbers.

EI Short Haul had a really good month the best in a long time and load factor passed 87% which is great.
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:41 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 21):

Quoting EIDL (Reply 20):
the WX/BE contracts explains this I believe.

They wouldn't be included but expect major capacity pressure from FR has hit numbers.

EI Short Haul had a really good month the best in a long time and load factor passed 87% which is great.

The WX/BE capacity came directly from EIR flying though, as RE haven't acquired more aircraft to backfill.

Good figures from EI. I'm looking forward to the next few months, there should be plent to keep us tapping and typing. I've speculated that the additional A330s might be brand new from Airbus, IAG seem to have options for delivery from next year. Intriguingly they have 2 A330 options which they haven't takeen up, although these are, nominally, for the -200. The introduction of AerSpace is going to be interesting, I guess this will be the excuse EI management use to move away from the current catering model.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:49 am

I flew DUB-AMS with EI on Thursday evening and was very disappointed. The flight was 40mins late due to the inbound aircraft getting a slot in MAN. I can get over that as these things happen but the attitude of the crew is a different story. Very unpleasant and it was like they had zero interest in what they were doing. 1 girl in particular stood out from the rest she barked at young girl who was struggling with a bag and then proceeded to give out to a trainee flight attendant in front of everyone in the rear of the cabin. Highly unprofessional regardless of being under pressure due to being behind time.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:20 am

Quoting SURFER (Reply 23):
1 girl in particular stood out from the rest she barked at young girl who was struggling with a bag and then proceeded to give out to a trainee flight attendant in front of everyone in the rear of the cabin

She wasnt in her 50's and blond hair with roots showing was she? There is one that stands out from the crowd I have encountered a few times.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:12 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 24):

No a young girl around the 30 mark with hair tied up in a bun. Oh don't worry if you come across her you will know her.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:21 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 22):
I guess this will be the excuse EI management use to move away from the current catering model.

I think we may see the person responsible for the new system leaving quite quickly...unfortunately the demage to customer loyalty has been done.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:48 pm

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 26):
I think we may see the person responsible for the new system leaving quite quickly...unfortunately the demage to customer loyalty has been done.

I wonder what Clodagh McKenna thinks of all this?

Her income must have taken a cut as a result of the "once a day" stock up. The catering in question is food that she puts her name on. If Tesco's management mis-sold Kellogg's, Head and Shoulders or Tropicana, no doubt those companies would make their voices heard. I don't see how Aer Lingus and Clodagh McKenna is any different?

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Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:13 pm

Not sure if this YouTube clip has been posted before but it's worth a look if you haven't seen it.

It's an Aer Lingus A320 in a near wing tip strike and go around in stormy weather.

Well done to the pilots, it looked a bit uncomfortable there for a few seconds!


http://youtu.be/BJD8q-oDHnA
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Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:33 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 27):
Her income must have taken a cut as a result of the "once a day" stock up. The catering in question is food that she puts her name on. If Tesco's management mis-sold Kellogg's, Head and Shoulders or Tropicana, no doubt those companies would make their voices heard. I don't see how Aer Lingus and Clodagh McKenna is any different?

I would imagine she was paid once. She isn't producing the food, unlike Kelloggs etc.
 
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Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:33 pm

Quoting EIDL (Reply 29):
I would imagine she was paid once. She isn't producing the food, unlike Kelloggs etc.

Fair enough if she was paid once, but that said she is still the face of the on-board catering. Any bad press about the on-board catering would bring her into the equation albeit partially.

I can't imagine any person in business would stand for this especially when they are not at fault?
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:32 am

Quoting SURFER (Reply 23):

Hope you drop a line to EI as well....

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 22):

4-5,000 passengers will be old SNN passengers and I expect the remaining 3,000 will be a general mix. While EX/BE have aircraft I believe under EIR they are still up at DUB v last summer, ORK flat combined with routes so as BE moving in on Cardiff will hit them also.

Hopefully IAG will be preparing some P45's for most of the management team in due course. I think EI's OTP is fast becoming a much bigger issue than food and lets be honest time matters more than food to most passengers. While they seemed to have reduced the serious levels experienced in recent weeks a lot of work is required.

Also EI mainline has started using busing one of the early morning departures and somethings a second later in the morning. Expect airfield congestion is preventing them bringing aircraft on stand is what the issue is but somebody in EI may confirm. Mainly MRS service along with BUD, CFU and BOD.

Read in one of the papers today that IAG will outline EI plans at an IAG investor day in November. Surely we will see the T/A routes announced in September, leaving it until November would be a bad idea IMO.
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:30 am

The JFK-NOC flight landed this morning.


 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:59 am

How strange that after all these years the first charter pilgrimage to Knock from the USA, a key rational for the original development of the airport, should turn up almost 30 years late!

Just lucky that local demand and state funding filled the gap for Knock.
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:07 am

Travel Extra:

"Minister Paschal Donohoe responded to a question by Travel Extra this week by saying he expected Aer Lingus to implement an east coast strategy and west coast strategy when they announce their two new trans-Atlantic routes next month (listen here). Los Angeles, although still unannounced, is the west coast option while pre-IAG strategy focussed on expanded capacity in New York and nearby airports, including potential Oneworld partner American’s hub in Philadelphia, the heartland of United (and the Star alliance) in Newark, and soon-to-be-revamped La Guardia. Negotiations has proceeded around Bradley international between Hartford and Springfield in northern Connecticut (or as they say in Connecticut, Bradley “Not-Really-International”) has also been under negotiation, with Governor Malloy calling by to talk and dangle a $5m carrot in front of Aer Lingus in June. It would be Bradley’s first daily trans-Atlantic flight since Delta pulled its Amsterdam nonstop in 2009. The real trans-Atlantic game begins when IAG completes its takeover on Tuesday August 18."

https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-august-9-2015/
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:44 am

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 34):

Ok firstly LGA? Is that a typo?

I'm a little confused about some of the other content. Does it mean EWR was being considered but it's now off the table since the IAG takeover & now they're looking at PHL?

And despite whatever carrot being dangled, I really don't see BDL as a realistic option. No onward feed & no other OneWorld airline currently flying transatlantic from it suggesting they don't see a demand. Perhaps as a seasonal few flights a week on a 757 might work but I can't see it setting the world alight. I'm sceptical of the content of much of this.
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:13 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 32):
The JFK-NOC flight landed this morning.

I'd forgotten about this. The flight (AG4102) was operated in place of the AG102 (JFK-DUB) flight last night. The aircraft then positioned back to DUB as flight AG4103P to operate today's AG129 to YYZ.
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:32 am

Some interesting aviation related snippets in the papers today:

- Minister said to be focusing on heavy rail link option (not Dart or Luas) for airport as neither of the "light" options can meet the capacity requirements.
- DAA has submitted plans for A380 gates at T2 (which we knew already), but also, EY announced last month that it is bringing 787s to Dublin. (Did anyone else miss this?!)
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:37 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 37):
EY announced last month that it is bringing 787s to Dublin. (Did anyone else miss this?!)

They have constantly been saying the B787 is a perfect fit for DUB and the Irish market. Also at trade events they have been mentioning it as something that would happen early 2016 or even late 2015 even if its just a few flights to begin with that get subbed for this type.
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:38 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 17):

Dublin had 4881 transit pax on August 3rd. If they did that amount every day, it would fill 3m aircraft seats.


Indeed it would over 20 months
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:46 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 38):
They have constantly been saying the B787 is a perfect fit for DUB and the Irish market. Also at trade events they have been mentioning it as something that would happen early 2016 or even late 2015 even if its just a few flights to begin with that get subbed for this type.

Would EY wait until they receive 2 class 788's or would they introduce First Class on the route? Im always surprised they never reintroduced first class when EK entered the market.
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:26 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 35):
And despite whatever carrot being dangled, I really don't see BDL as a realistic option. No onward feed & no other OneWorld airline currently flying transatlantic from it suggesting they don't see a demand. Perhaps as a seasonal few flights a week on a 757 might work but I can't see it setting the world alight. I'm sceptical of the content of much of this.

Could be the perfect start for EI as an IAG carrier to commence proper hub and spoke operations flying from its hub to more regional airports therefore opening the European continent up to the Piehole of Connecticut. Much like BA already does with the likes of San Diego, Austin and Phoenix.
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:32 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 36):

Did the 752 that arrived in SNN position to DUB to operate this mornings 07.50 service?

Quoting EIRules (Reply 35):
Ok firstly LGA? Is that a typo?

Could be a mistake however not beyond the possibility, NY is a market which can be sustained with point to point and euro feed and opening a daily LGA would do just as well as a third JFK IMO. There is a mini AA hub so they would have some feed.

Would be quiet something if EI was the only INT carrier (to Europe)!

I will be really surprised if they go for PHL next summer, MCO going daily or MIA are much more likely as well as boosting BOS freq if they get enough aircraft.
 
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:47 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 42):
Could be a mistake however not beyond the possibility, NY is a market which can be sustained with point to point and euro feed and opening a daily LGA would do just as well as a third JFK IMO. There is a mini AA hub so they would have some feed.

I believe there is a mileage limit from LGA. They can't fly to the west coat as it exceeds the mileage limit so DUB definitely would be out of the limits.
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:59 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 43):

Well that's ruled out then!

looking at wiki, the rule does not apply on Saturdays and there is an exception for Denver. I am wondering because we have USBCP which they don't that could be a big part of the limit and could the get rule relaxed if they were considering it. Its 2400 km according to the page.

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Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:10 pm

Great flights with EI yesterday and today to LHR and back.

Both flights were bang on time and my pre-order breakfast was delivered promptly on the outbound. I don't like the box at all, unfortunately - it seems like such a waste of material. I wasn't aware you got a newspaper with the breakfast either so that was interesting.

On the return I experienced Aer Space   ... I usually sit in 3A or 3F (so my favourite seats will no longer be available once it launches) and I had the middle seat free  

I had a Cheesy Mister on the way back. There didn't seem to be any catering issues which was good.
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:30 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 40):
Im always surprised they never reintroduced first class when EK entered the market.

Currently they dont see it working for them. Maybe that will change. They concentrate on filling up their Business Class product its quite cut throat against EK currently. With talks of QR looking at DUB in future many in the industry think if DUB got to EK EY QR one would exit. There is only so much demand especially in Premium classes. The OZ traffic looking at just one market is not what it once was thats for sure.

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 45):
On the return I experienced Aer Space   ... I usually sit in 3A or 3F (so my favourite seats will no longer be available once it launches) and I had the middle seat free  

I cant wait for Aer Space personally. It will be great to have something akin to the old days of Premier although not as nice. Your favourite seats will still be there if you book into the new cabin   From what I have heard its not going to be an outrageous price.
 
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RE: Irish 14/15 ... The (Irish) Summer Edition

Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:52 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 36):
The flight (AG4102) was operated in place of the AG102 (JFK-DUB) flight last night. The aircraft then positioned back to DUB as flight AG4103P to operate today's AG129 to YY

Inbound to DUB it was EIN4103P.
 
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RE: Irish 14/15 ... The (Irish) Summer Edition

Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:30 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 43):

Yeah you can't fly Europe - LGA. There's a perimeter rule which prevents it, otherwise BA would fly there from LCY.

For me, any east coast destination other than MIA will be a disappointment. There is enough capacity to NYC between all of the current carriers and considering US could only make a 752 work for 6 months of the year, a second carrier would be a struggle, despite increased connection opportunities at the DUB end
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RE: Irish 14/15 ... The (Irish) Summer Edition

Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:27 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 42):
MIA
Quoting EIRules (Reply 48):
For me, any east coast destination other than MIA will be a disappointment.

Well, we folks down in South Florida are waiting! Come on, Aer Lingus... Hurry up!   
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