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Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:14 am

Maybe I'm spoilt with IFE, food and quality service, but can't remember the last time I opened the Cathay magazine.

However, the air Asia magazine is excellent - well worth a browse - always something very interesting.
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Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:51 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 44):
New edition of Cara. Front cover was promising but sadly nothing much in the way of info about the 80 years. Cara is not what is was and even the content is mediocre these days.

I was actually looking forward to having a look at this new edition tomorrow on my first April flight. Not any more.......

Quoting 321neo (Reply 47):
I'd rather have nothing than opening the first page to see a grinning Stevie K

More like a grimace

Quoting teahan (Reply 45):
Maybe they have the right idea.

The concept of inflight mag are a little outdated with the modern world and the majority of people carrying around their own personal devices.
However for an international company to skim over their 80th birthday and the obvious marketing opportunity shows how narrow minded the current leadership in EI are. The current COO fired the head of marketing a little over a year ago and it shows very much so.
Fiscal conservatism is very important in any business, but so are positive PR opportunities.
(Especially in light of the national events surrounding the 100th anniversary of the Rising, Aer Lingus can piggy back on that...."use Irelands 80 yr ols airline to visit the nation 100 years after the Rising")

I predict a summer with more catering issues looming, as well as problems with dirty cabins and delays/disruptions as EI try to operate a max schedule without opportunities for unexpected tech issues. Those A330's in Aug/Sep cant come soon enough.......
 
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Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:23 pm

I have to say I was kind of shocked as I thought there would be 4-6 pages of archives and some great content. I was looking at the pages to see if someone had ripped them out to take home  

Really dissapointing with such a rich history just to ignore it.
 
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Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:24 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 50):
Maybe I'm spoilt with IFE, food and quality service, but can't remember the last time I opened the Cathay magazine.

I never open the magazine on Cathay either. The IFE, food and service is superior! Can't wait to fly them again next week when I head down to Hong Kong and Sydney.
I do enjoy a spot of flying, especially when it's not in economy!
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:23 am

€40 million aviation fuel storage facility with six times the current capacity is to be built at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has awarded the Spanish company CLH Group a contract to Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer (DFBOT) the aviation fuel storage facility at the airport.

CLH Group is investing €40m in a suite of services which will ultimately increase the existing aviation fuel capacity six fold.

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-...e_Facility_For_Dublin_Airport.aspx
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:46 am

Quoting RRTrent (Reply 54):
Dublin Airport has awarded the Spanish company CLH Group a contract to Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer (DFBOT) the aviation fuel storage facility at the airport.

Did the aviation industry really NEED another pointless acronym?

[Edited 2016-04-06 00:47:23]
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:02 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 52):
I have to say I was kind of shocked as I thought there would be 4-6 pages of archives and some great content. I was looking at the pages to see if someone had ripped them out to take home  

Really dissapointing with such a rich history just to ignore it.

Not the same I know, but the April edition of Airliner World (which should be in the newsagents next week) has a feature on Aer Lingus @ 80
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:22 am

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 55):

Did the aviation industry really NEED another pointless acronym?

Of course... sure it wouldn't be aviation without an acronym now would it  
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:47 am

Quoting abc9 (Reply 56):
Not the same I know, but the April edition of Airliner World (which should be in the newsagents next week) has a feature on Aer Lingus @ 80

Probably going to be better than whats in CARA mag
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:10 pm

Arrived back in DUB this morning & noticed some building work going on at the end of the runway, what's that?

On another note, flew in on AA from PHL. The J cabin on the A330 was very good, better than the BA 777 I left on. The flight was full in both classes & the purser was telling me it's now one of AA's best performing routes from PHL
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:19 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 59):

Around approch lights?, is so new underground fuel facility, piece on DUB site since yesterday. Going to result in underground system at T2 gping into use and one been built at D pier.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:31 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 60):

Ah ok wasn't sure if that was it. Thanks
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:03 pm

Up there with Berlin Airport and a new runway for Heathrow, is the long running saga of Dublin Airport transport links.

The latest contribution to "road safety" is this masterpiece of optimism.

https://fe49d9ec8511d2dc0553-f8f415f79bf5d37d632aa2f721fb6d7c.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Transport_Strategy_for_the_Greater_Dublin_Area_2016-2035-1.pdf

Includes a dedicated busway Swords / Dublin Airport / City pending " Metro North".
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:39 pm

I've heard that plans for traffic light free exit from the airport which included a flyover at the coachmans roundabout and at the M1 junction southbound are also shelved, alongside an extra lane between there and the M50 junction to make that stretch safer as airport to M50 traffic doesn't have to merge onto the M1 and off again 200m later.
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:48 pm

Quoting abc9 (Reply 56):

Thanks for the heads up will look out for it.  
Quoting EIRules (Reply 59):

Indeed it was always US Airways better performing routes too especially up
front  
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:44 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 59):
The flight was full in both classes & the purser was telling me it's now one of AA's best performing routes from PHL

Ive always been surprised at this route. I've flown on it many times and it has always been full no matter what time of the year. I wonder what percentage of the passengers on this route are connecting. I say a very small minority stay in Philadelphia on arrival.

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Just a quick question: Did EI ever/ consider flying to Moscow? Seems to be a major connecting destination for many airlines operating from DUB. (LH,BA being some) I know FR did consider flying to St. Petersburg but those plans seem to have been shelved.

Did SU ever fly to DUB?

Thanks.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:58 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 65):

SU have a long history of flying to DUB. With TU's, A310 etc.. Skynet flew for SU at one stage then when they went bust SU flew in some A310 rescue flights. After that they codeshared with OK DUB-PRG-SVO until OK axed DUB. However SU maintained a ticket office at DUB for many years even when they had no service but it closed a few years back.

Although discussed a while back I still believe EI to Moscow wouldnt work. LX LH SK AF BA all dillute the traffic and EI would find it hard to go up against them in terms of frequency and price.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:30 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 66):
SU have a long history of flying to DUB. With TU's, A310 etc.. Skynet flew for SU at one stage then when they went bust SU flew in some A310 rescue flights. After that they codeshared with OK DUB-PRG-SVO until OK axed DUB. However SU maintained a ticket office at DUB for many years even when they had no service but it closed a few years back.

Although discussed a while back I still believe EI to Moscow wouldnt work. LX LH SK AF BA all dillute the traffic and EI would find it hard to go up against them in terms of frequency and price.

Thanks for the great response OA260!! Much appreciated. I agree I say EI wouldn't make Moscow work. However if they had the frequency and now being part of IAG I say connection's would be a incentive to starting it. BA fly a 747 to Moscow daily (not sure if they still do) and I remember reading that it did well for connections.

I say it won't be until Russia's economy recovers that we will see EI even consider Moscow again.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:54 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 65):
Just a quick question: Did EI ever/ consider flying to Moscow? Seems to be a major connecting destination for many airlines operating from DUB. (LH,BA being some) I know FR did consider flying to St. Petersburg but those plans seem to have been shelved.

S7 returns again this summer with a weekly A319 service to DME.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:55 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 67):

Of course you are correct in IAG being in a stronger position than EI was on its own. They would have to
have BA codeshares and get a decent amount of USA-DUB-MOW to make it work. The thing is are there really that many that want to transit DUB to get TATL to Russia. Certainly is an interesting thought though.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:48 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 66):

SU have a long history of flying to DUB. With TU's, A310 etc.. Skynet flew for SU at one stage then when they went bust SU flew in some A310 rescue flights. After that they codeshared with OK DUB-PRG-SVO until OK axed DUB. However SU maintained a ticket office at DUB for many years even when they had no service but it closed a few years back.

Indeed, I still remember doing a ramp tour at DUB in the mid 1990s and there was a Tu-134, glass nose and all! (This was in the days of Gorbachev, when they were big into glass nose and perestroika).

Anyway, three old (and not so old Irish 737s moving to new owners).

The former EI-CDF, which spent its last days with EI wearing a partial Pulkovo Airlines livery, ended up with Rossiya and has been withdrawn from use since last month. It has now been acquired by Dart aviation, with a new reg, UR-CGY.

EI-DYT of Ryanair is now HL-8062 of Jeju Air.
EI-EBT has gone to T'way (another Korean low cost carrier) as HL-8069.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:08 pm

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 62):
Up there with Berlin Airport and a new runway for Heathrow, is the long running saga of Dublin Airport transport links.

And unfortunately it's not only transport links to the airport but whole parts of the city that are left without a reliable medium to high capacity transport solution.
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:56 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 65):
Ive always been surprised at this route. I've flown on it many times and it has always been full no matter what time of the year. I wonder what percentage of the passengers on this route are connecting. I say a very small minority stay in Philadelphia on arrival.

Substantial amount of traffic is transit, PHX is or at least was a busy transit route a few years ago.
 
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:37 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 72):

Yeah I saw a few bag tags from PHX. I was one of 20 odd coming from LAS & I also saw tags from DFW & SEA
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:43 am

Just having a quick look at the A350 production list and the first EI A350 has been assigned LN 197.

It will be an A350-941, being an RR powered aircraft - the first for EI since the One Elevens were retired in c. 1991/92 (and just a tad quieter!).
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:47 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 70):
This was in the days of Gorbachev, when they were big into glass nose and perestroika).

Ha! Subtle but brilliant!
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:38 am

daa go offical on €320 million runway at 3,110m should be operational by 2020.

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-..._New_Runway_At_Dublin_Airport.aspx
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:39 am

The News we have all been waiting for:

"daa To Build New Runway At Dublin Airport"

daa is progressing its plans to deliver a new runway for Dublin Airport.The 3,110 metre runway will be built 1.6km north of the existing main runway and is expected to be delivered in 2020.

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-..._New_Runway_At_Dublin_Airport.aspx

I'm going to miss those 16 departures and arrivals....   
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:55 am

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 76):
daa go offical on €320 million runway at 3,110m should be operational by 2020.
Quoting EI121 (Reply 77):
I'm going to miss those 16 departures and arrivals....

So to have 28R, 16 is going to be decommissioned? it will be missed, theirs nothing like the braking action when landing on a wet 16 

I only found this out the other day, but both EK and EY have a captain only policy for 16 arrivals. Due to its length its one of aviation's more challenging landings.. as an EY skipper once put it "on approach, it appears wider than it does long"
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:25 am

Quoting RRTrent (Reply 78):

So to have 28R, 16 is going to be decommissioned? it will be missed, theirs nothing like the braking action when landing on a wet 16

Are you sure 16/34 is going?
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:51 am

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 76):
daa go offical on €320 million runway at 3,110m should be operational by 2020.

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-..._New_Runway_At_Dublin_Airport.aspx

Great news.  

New runways in Europe are very rare.
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:52 am

I know that the original plan was to decommission 16/34 when 28R was introduced, but 16/34 has been used quite a lot this winter. Listening to LiveATC and monitoring FR24, I have counted at least 10 days since November when 16/34 was used for almost all movements for periods of 4 hours or longer and another 3 days when it was used for 2 to 4 hours, because of very high winds related to winter storms. This usually involved sustained winds of 20kts or more gusting to 40kts or greater. Despite having this runway available there were still some diversions particularly at times when the wind direction was from 200-210 degrees, but had 16/34 been decommissioned, there would have been a huge number of diversions on those days. As these severe winter storms seem to be becoming more prevalent, perhaps the DAA should reconsider any plans to close 16/34, not just to mitigate the chaos which would be caused by large numbers of diversions but also from a safety viewpoint.
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:01 am

The layout of the taxiways in DAA's graphic does not suggest a decommissioned 16, but that may just be lazy media work.
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:10 am

16 not going anymore from what I understand.
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:13 am

Quoting neutral (Reply 79):
Are you sure 16/34 is going?

I don't know... hence the question mark after my comment but I hope not. Looking at the image on the DAA website (which admittedly is an artists impression) it looks like it should be good for continued use.
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:04 am

Question on AA flight from JFK to Dublin over summer. Its on a 757? What is the business class like? Is it the new re fitted fully flat? Or still sloped only business?
Thanks
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:03 pm

Quoting Irishbean (Reply 85):

Yep it's a 757 so angled seats in business and no tv down the back, it leaves AA well behind the competition between New York & Dublin.
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:31 pm

Aer Lingus have announced capacity increase on short haul services by 400,000 this winter to the sun with ACE topping the list.

www.irishmirror.ie/lifestyle/travel/...s-announce-whopping-400000-7708611

Not fully live on website yet.

[Edited 2016-04-07 08:35:38]
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:42 pm

In a event celebrating BA 80 years of serving HK Willie Wlash mentioned that "IAG may expand Aer Lingus – the Irish flag carrier IAG acquired last year - into China"

The article is based on the current expansion plans of LHR and HKG. A central reason of IAG acquiring EI due to the extra capacity DUB brings, as we saw today.

Other then PEK I don't see EI serving anywhere else in China.

WW will be a key note speaker at a course launch in UCD next week so I say he will say many interesting things on the announcement today.

http://www.scmp.com/business/compani...m=&utm_campaign=SCMPSocialNewsfeed

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I know its early days but what type of routes and airlines could we see entering the DUB market with the new runway?
 
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:37 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 88):

I was only thinking about this earlier. The progress on long haul of late has been phenomenal. I never thought I'd see BDL, YVR or CLT from Dublin, never thought we'd see 7 daily flights to New York in peak summer, Emirates & Etihad both flying eastbound & that's not to mention the increases from carriers both new and old - TK, WS, LH, LX and of course EI and FR.

New runway or no, I see MIA & DFW on the Dublin route map within 2 years between EI & AA (though whether AA will survive ex JFK is a doubt in my mind). I can see UA go year round from ORD, but with now 3 daily flights to EWR between United and Aer Lingus I think something may have to give. For me, I'm shocked that someone, notably DL, have not launched flights from Boston, it must be a cash cow for Aer Lingus in summer. I'd like to see Delta expand in Dublin but they seem a bit lost as to how to react to EI, the new AA & United's capacity increased. Maybe Dublin isn't a priority for them but I could see them try Seattle. I think where Aer Lingus could really win is by using our geographical location and pre-clearance to serve routes in America which are either not served from Europe or relatively underserved such as PIT, PDX, PHX, maybe even LAS

Outside of US, Montreal has to be on the radar, even if seasonally. I would be shocked if we don't see QR come to town, though how this will impact EK & EY remains to be seen. I think HKG will be our first Asian route, though whether it's CX or EI I'm not sure. I would be shocked at EI having more than one Chinese destination though & despite some sporadic rumours, we have seen little interest from the Chinese carriers. Could we see someone launch to India or have EY & EK got that sewn up? I just don't see enough demand for another route into deep Africa but for a complete punt in the dark, could we see LATAM to GRU??
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:30 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 89):

Read recently the DL move to all A333 ops is like 25 or 30% capacity growth.

EI will have to add a 3rd daily BOS at some stage, prehaps with EWR operating a full season next summer, they may drop 752 to JFK to replace it with BOS.

I do not see UA going anywhere, if somebody leave EWR it will be EI.

It would be my view that the new runway will not have a significant impact on route offering, it will help however I don't see it as a deal breaker for prospective routes ex DUB.
 
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:01 am

Perhaps HKG would be a good entry point into China for Aer Lingus.

It is interesting that they are looking this direction.

Also in today's SCMP - Virgin are closing their call centre and ticking service in HK. They are also reducing cabin crew per flight from 12 to 10. With the fares they charge, it's no surprise they are having to cut back on staff and service.

They employ 45 people here still, a huge demonstration on the cost of a daily long haul operation.
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:56 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 91):
Also in today's SCMP - Virgin are closing their call centre and ticking service in HK. They are also reducing cabin crew per flight from 12 to 10. With the fares they charge, it's no surprise they are having to cut back on staff and service.

I wonder if this could be due to the fact that they have moved from 346s to 789s on the HKG route?

I'd certainly prefer to see EI serve HKG rather than PEK. It's a much more central hub for Asia and would feed into CX's network there.
 
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:15 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 92):

Yes HKG would be preferable, also providing a one-stop option to Australia/NZ with its large Irish diaspora, if EI doesn't consider it, I can CX evaluating it with its new A350s. MAN seems to be performing well..
 
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:09 am

Residents seek restrictions on flights at Dublin Airport
Second runway a ‘fait accompli’, say Portmarnock locals affected by expansion move

Residents affected by Dublin Airport’s decision to proceed with a second runway are to seek guarantees on restrictions to the frequency and hours of flights.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/envir...lights-at-dublin-airport-1.2602561

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Bray Air Display line-up off to a flier with Red Arrows booking
Royal Air Force aerobatic team set for runaway success before 90,000 enthusiasts

Famed aeronautical acrobats The Red Arrows have been confirmed as the centrepiece to this summer’s Bray Air Display.
The Royal Air Force pilot team have made their names with close formation precision flying techniques and are held to be among the best in the world.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/consu...-with-red-arrows-booking-1.2602291
 
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Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:13 am

FR have released ORK to AGP (x2), TFS (x1), and LPA (x1) for winter. Every extra flights help boost numbers.
 
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Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:21 am

Two RAF Typhoons broke the sound barrier to intercept a private jet flying towards Dublin which had broken radio contact.
The high-speed fighters raced across the Midlands to identify the aircraft which had stopped communicating with air traffic controllers.
Emergency services on the ground were launched after sounds of explosions were reported as the RAF fighters intercepted the aircraft.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...0&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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A funeral director who plans to move a disused passenger jet from Shannon to his Co Sligo camping site has revealed that a special cradle has been developed to lift the aircraft onto a barge.
David McGowan wants to adapt the plane — an engineless 159ft long, 70 tonne Boeing 767 with a 140-metre wingspan into accommodation for his “Quirky Glamping Village” business in Enniscrone, West Sligo.
Having ruled out bringing the plane from Clare to Sligo via road, or airlifting the vessel, Mr McGowan aims to sail the aeroplane up the west coast on a barge.
However, lifting the huge plane onto the barge is now proving to be a problem.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...ot-quite-plane-sailing-391996.html
 
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Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:07 pm

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 53):

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 50):
Maybe I'm spoilt with IFE, food and quality service, but can't remember the last time I opened the Cathay magazine.

I never open the magazine on Cathay either. The IFE, food and service is superior! Can't wait to fly them again next week when I head down to Hong Kong and Sydney.

I had my first flights with CX very recently; I flew SNN-LHR-HKG and back, booked directly on cathaypacific.com. Great service, very impressed I have to say and nice to be able to book it all on one ticket through the CX/EI interline. The return flight was delayed due to ATC issues in China (beyond CX's control) which resulted in me missing my connection to SNN. A CX rep was waiting for me at the end of the airbridge and presented me with accommodation/meals/transport vouchers for my unexpected overnight stay in London. Very efficient and professional service.

Also QR have started interlining on RE's SNN-EDI route to feed their connections to DOH in addition to the existing SNN-LHR-DOH arrangement.
 
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RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:25 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 97):
I had my first flights with CX very recently; I flew SNN-LHR-HKG and back, booked directly on cathaypacific.com. Great service, very impressed I have to say and nice to be able to book it all on one ticket through the CX/EI interline. The return flight was delayed due to ATC issues in China (beyond CX's control) which resulted in me missing my connection to SNN. A CX rep was waiting for me at the end of the airbridge and presented me with accommodation/meals/transport vouchers for my unexpected overnight stay in London. Very efficient and professional service.

They are a very, very good airline. I always think you can tell a lot about a good airline when there are irregular operations and this is a good example! Glad you enjoyed CX!
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RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:06 am

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 97):
Also QR have started interlining on RE's SNN-EDI route to feed their connections to DOH in addition to the existing SNN-LHR-DOH arrangement.

Is there a DUB-LHR-DOH-XXX possibility on QR?
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