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Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:30 am

Indo piece on new control tower at DUB:
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...ther-tall-structures-34613398.html

Quoting nu (Reply 99):
Is there a DUB-LHR-DOH-XXX possibility on QR?

Interlining, yes; both EI and BA are oneworld carriers too, but it would be messy, as QR uses T4. Much better to interline via somewhere else, e.g. AMS.

Incidentally, SQ has now added DUB to the list of cities it codeshares to, via CPH, with SAS.

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Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:06 am

Quoting nu (Reply 99):
Is there a DUB-LHR-DOH-XXX possibility on QR?
Quoting kaitak (Reply 100):
Interlining, yes; both EI and BA are oneworld carriers too, but it would be messy, as QR uses T4. Much better to interline via somewhere else, e.g. AMS.

Incidentally, SQ has now added DUB to the list of cities it codeshares to, via CPH, with SAS.

Both SQ and QR offer connections from DUB via AMS/CDG/MAN/MUC/FRA. A nice way to get a flight on an A350!
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:12 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 101):

But it's not book able on their site?
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:05 pm

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 98):
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!

Yes indeed. They have become my airline of choice on my annual trip home for Christmas routing MEL-HKG-LHR-SNN. Unfortunately, one cannot book that itinerary directly through CX website but one can still check bags all the way through provided you do airport check in. Food, entertainment and crew are always excellent, seats are as spacious and as comfortable as one cans resonably expect in economy, HKG is a nice airport to pass a few hours and the 3-3-3 seating on the B777 is just a joy.
Airports: SNN GWY NOC DUB ORK BOS EWR JFK ORD MCI BOI SEA LHR STN CDG LYS FAO GVA HKG MEL ADL HBA
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:17 pm

Quoting nu (Reply 102):
But it's not book able on their site?

I was recently booking flights from DUB to Oz and was offered connections via the above airports with SQ and QR. Perhaps it depends on where your final destination is?
 
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:34 pm

Nice views inside the AG-operated EI 757 cabin, including the new Business Class:

http://www.google.com/maps/@53.42284...AAAQvOswG7w!2e0!3e2!7i13312!8i6656
 
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:17 pm

Finally got to try out the new FR interior . EI FOZ a new delivery was my chariot. Have to
say it was really nice and seats very comfortable. Noticeable extra legroom too.


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Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:24 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 106):
Finally got to try out the new FR interior . EI FOZ a new delivery was my chariot. Have to
say it was really nice and seats very comfortable. Noticeable extra legroom too.

I've been lucky enough to get it a few times. It' s excellent and the extra legroom is a big plus. My friends with no interest in aviation or flying even have mentioned how much of an improvement it is.
Let's fly! Unless it's on a CRJ 200, then I'll stay down here.
 
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:01 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 106):
Finally got to try out the new FR interior . EI FOZ a new delivery was my chariot. Have to
say it was really nice and seats very comfortable. Noticeable extra legroom too.

Great photos of the new FR interior. It's not bad at all but I wonder why they kept that awful yellow on the seat backs.

The legroom won't be bad until the 737 Max 200 comes along...
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:04 pm

Quoting Cipango (Reply 107):
I've been lucky enough to get it a few times. It' s excellent and the extra legroom is a big plus. My friends with no interest in aviation or flying even have mentioned how much of an improvement it is.

Meanwhile LH is taking deliveries of 186-seat A320NEOs...
 
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:20 pm

Quoting teahan (Reply 108):

Thanks tried out the camera on my new iPhone SE quite impressed by the quality they produced. Did not use my Sony camera at all.

Agreed with the yellow bits but I guess they want to keep a bit of their LCC history/brand  
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:10 am

Quoting 321neo (Reply 109):
Meanwhile LH is taking deliveries of 186-seat A320NEOs...

And the IAG capital markets presentation last year stated "up to 186 capacity on A320's"
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:19 am

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 111):
And the IAG capital markets presentation last year stated "up to 186 capacity on A320's"

Don't some Vueling A320s already have 186 seats?
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:28 am

Ryanair to announce year 3 of Always Getting Better today. Apparently it will be all about attracting more business customers.

I've also heard they have some IT guys working on Apple Watch and Apple TV apps.
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:04 am

Another double digit increase at DUB

2.1 Million Passengers In March At Dublin Airport.

More than 2.1 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in March, a 17% increase over the same period last year.

Source: http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-...rs_In_March_At_Dublin_Airport.aspx
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:24 am

Quoting EI121 (Reply 114):
More than 2.1 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in March, a 17% increase over the same period last year.

Didn't Jan and Feb also see increases of 17%?

If that is the case shouldn't DUB be on target for approx. 29m passengers (25m x117%) in the coming year?
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:32 am

Quoting 321neo (Reply 115):

Not so sure main summer wil be as high and remember April may take a hit with Easter. Still 28 million doable.
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:42 am

Quoting teahan (Reply 113):

FR are quite good recently with their IT and exploring new options to both enhance the customer experience and generate more revenue in a more positive way than they did historically.
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:45 pm

If you want a chance to win free flights to the US then.....

When: Friday 15th April between 13.00 and 14.00
Where: Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2
How: To enter, just show up at Grand Canal Dock at lunchtime this Friday and you could be chosen to play.

http://www.goss.ie/2016/04/aer-lingu...way-e10000-worth-of-flights/64704/
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Airline Aer Lingus has announced it will up capacity on its Dublin to Glasgow service for golf fans heading to the British Open this summer.
The Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire will host the Open Championship for a ninth time in July.
Aer Lingus Regional said it expects a large number of golf fans from North America to transfer through Dublin Airport on to Scotland to attend the tournament, which is now in its 145th year.
The airline will operate its larger 174-seater A320 on the route between July 11 and 19 to cater for the increased demand for seats from those travelling from Ireland and onward from cities including New York, Boston, Chicago and Toronto.
Martin Saxton from Stobart Air, operators of Aer Lingus Regional, said: "The additional capacity on the route is a direct response to the increased passenger demand amongst golf enthusiasts looking to attend the event and cheer on what is an exceptionally strong field of Irish golfers competing in this year's Open."

http://www.breakingnews.ie/business/...ans-plan-trips-to-open-729313.html

Will be on the 06.50 departure, swapping with BHX.
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:28 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 118):
The airline will operate its larger 174-seater A320 on the route between July 11 and 19 to cater for the increased demand for seats from those travelling from Ireland and onward from cities including New York, Boston, Chicago and Toronto.

I imagine there are quite a few carrying golf clubs, etc on these flights, I guess space for these is pretty limited on the AT7?
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:29 pm

Does Are Lingus still allow people to select a seat when doing online checkin or is it automatically assigned without any chance to change it?
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:15 pm

Quoting teahan (Reply 120):

Yes for free 30 hours before departure or for a fee outside that time.
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:56 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 121):
Yes for free 30 hours before departure or for a fee outside that time.

Thanks.  
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:33 am

There's a "50-50" chance Michael O'Leary will retire as Ryanair chief executive in 2019 when his current five-year contract expires, he said.


Mr O'Leary, who will be 58 in 2019, insisted yesterday he doesn't plan to be hanging on until he's 75 and said there is succession planning at Ryanair.

"I'll only stay if the board wants me to stay. I'm not wedded to this place that I want to stay here until I'm 75," he said as the airline launched the latest phase of its so-called 'Always Getting Better' plan.

"We have succession plans both for me and all the other senior managers on an ongoing basis," he said, pointing out that there are a "number of internal senior management candidates" who could succeed him, and that the board would look externally as well.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...talks-of-a-successor-34622041.html
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:45 am

Interesting article in the Northside People saying that the longest serving foreign airline still operating into DUB is celebrating its 50th anniversary flying into the airport. SAS started flying to DUB from CPH on 1/4/66 using a Caravelle. Since then they have carried 4.5million from Dublin
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:27 am

Quoting bx737 (Reply 124):

I've flown SAS a few times and think they've a decent product. But they seem to have little interest in actively marketing their routes or doing deals with the trade
The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live....
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:34 am

Quoting EIRules (Reply 125):
I've flown SAS a few times and think they've a decent product

I've flown 4 sectors with them and cant say they are the best airline I've ever flown with. The product is OK, but there was something about them I just didn't like.

I have a question I'm sure may get answered here, I'm traveling to MCO with EI and VS via MAN, and have heard that there is no transfer facility between T1 and T2 in MAN. Ive read that after arrival I'll have to go landslide, and clear security again in T2, this doesn't bother me but It got me thinking, will I have to collect my bags, and re-check them in T2? The flights are all on one ticket. Has anyone made this connection before and if so, is the above correct?

[Edited 2016-04-13 01:43:53]
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:41 am

Quoting bx737 (Reply 124):

Great product and I have flown them quite a bit. Some great routings and fares to be had and their GSA is quite pro active within the trade.

Quoting EIRules (Reply 125):

What gave you the impression that they are not interested in dealing with the trade ?
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:54 am

Quoting RRTrent (Reply 126):

MAN is increasingly a popular transit point for Irish connecting onto VS especially for LAS. Bags will be through checked and usually both boarding cards will be printed by EI at DUB. You can actually go into your VS booking on the VS website and complete your APIS if not already done and choose seats (££) and do OLCI and print your BP if you want to when it opens. Sometimes there can be a glitch in the system because you are connecting from DUB where it wont let you do OLCI but mostly it works.
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:07 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 128):

Sounds perfect. I wasn't sure about the bags. Seat selection is a bonus worth paying for... Upper Deck on a 747... sure why not ehh Big grin

[Edited 2016-04-13 02:07:51]
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:35 am

Quoting RRTrent (Reply 129):
Sounds perfect. I wasn't sure about the bags. Seat selection is a bonus worth paying for... Upper Deck on a 747... sure why not ehh

I have flown on the Upper Deck with VS to MCO in 2014 and it was the best economy flight I have experienced yet. I know on my fight we got a few of the premium economy perks too! Welcome drink etc. But this might've just been down to the crew that were working that section.

----------------------------------------

A lot of articles today about EI expansion plans:

Willie Walsh was at UCD Smurfit Business school launching the new MSc in Aviation Finance:

He said that there is a possibility of a China flight with EI. However "unlike its transatlantic services, an Aer Lingus Dublin-China service would not benefit from picking up transfer passengers, which “makes it a much more difficult proposition""

Regarding US expansion: "There may well be an opportunity for us in 2017. I'd be amazed if we don't do something by 2018. I'd be amazed by 2018 if we had not expanded beyond the existing (US routes)."

My money is on MIA and LAS for next summer.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...us-expansion-into-us-34622046.html

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/t...ity-1.2608323#.Vw3uKt8PQ7w.twitter

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...b-as-u-s-airports-court-aer-lingus
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:55 am

Quoting RRTrent (Reply 129):

Certainly is. One year neighbours of mine didnt have a clue about OLCI and seats etc .., So I got them sorted and they said it was the best flight they ever had and their Son loved the UD too. Even got a flight deck visit on arrival.
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:59 am

Quoting EI121 (Reply 130):
A lot of articles today about EI expansion plans:

Willie Walsh = "There may well be an opportunity for us in 2017. I'd be amazed if we don't do something by 2018.
I thought it funny that the IT and the Indo both used the above quote from WW but in relation to wholly different subjects .....the Irish Times articles was about a route to China, while the Indo focused on US expansion.
So in reality, it was a throwaway soundbite from WW with no actual info given. And gullible journalists didnt bother to query it.

I too would be amazed if IAG didnt do anything with EI by 2018, considering 2 new A330's added to the fleet in late 2016 and a promise of 2 new routes/2 new aircraft per year up to 2020!
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:34 am

Quoting EI121 (Reply 130):
I have flown on the Upper Deck with VS to MCO in 2014 and it was the best economy flight I have experienced yet.

I flew on the upper deck on a BA 744 in the 90's with my Dad. I don't remember much of it other than because I was so small (being a kid at the time) I couldn't see out the window without standing up and stretching over. One thing I do remember tho is the landing at Kai Tak, which is something that hopefully I never forget.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 131):

Thanks for the info, I'll be sure to check in as soon as possible and book the seats I'm looking for. If I can get the kids half as excited as my Dad got me, then its gotta be good!
 
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RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:37 pm

A much needed renovation:

DAA plans €10m upgrade for Terminal One at Dublin airport

Part of plan is to remove some of the desks along window in order to let in more natural light. I wonder why the orginally plan; opening up the ceiling to allow light from the checkin area was shelved.


http://www.irishtimes.com/business/t...al-one-at-dublin-airport-1.2609128
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:46 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 134):

They needed to do something . Airside is a lot better these days but arrivals and departures could look so much better. They are actually doing arrivals now. Its looks a mess at the moment but hopefully will be a big improvement once finished. They could move some down to area 14 while they gut out departures.
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:58 pm

Serious question is; how much longer can the existing Terminal One be expected to last? It's starting resemble LHR's original Terminal Two, because in spite of all of the modifications and new façades, it is becoming increasingly decrepit and is no longer a good reflection on Dublin and Ireland.

As I understand it, 30m passengers was the point at which the DAA would consider building a third terminal? That amount can't be very far away, and if the Terminal Three was operating by say; 2025, T1 would be 53 years old and will need total demolition and rebuilding (the only part of I can see being retained is Pier D).
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:59 pm

Quoting A60Stock (Reply 136):
As I understand it, 30m passengers was the point at which the DAA would consider building a third terminal

There won't be a third terminal according to Dublin Airport's master plan. Instead, piers in the existing terminals will be extended/re-built/added on to allow for up to 90 contact stands. There's a nice image of the proposed final layout on page 159 of the below document:

http://www.aviationreg.ie/_fileuploa...e/2009-03-02_daa_cip_2010-2014.pdf
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:26 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 137):

They will need to be quite ingenious to fit the master plan while seeing to T1 for the longer term - to my mind, it's not really fit for purpose any more, and I don't think any amount of renovation will be able to disguise its age in 10 years time. Then again, maybe they can disguise it, or try to carry out a phased rebuild without causing too much inconvenience to the passenger.

As this is a forum, what major change in the terminals do you guys suspect will happen first?
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:50 pm

You are going to see 40-50 million before T3 is considered at all, at between 30-35 you may see F pier been revisited and peehaps expanded T2 check in.

T1 is fit for purpose at some stage major check in/security changes will happen.

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Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:57 pm

Quoting A60Stock (Reply 138):
what major change in the terminals do you guys suspect will happen first?

I believe the first major project would be the demolition of the Pier 3 (B) rotunda and the building of a new, extended linear concourse to allow for an increase in contact stands.
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:17 pm

The May issue of Airliner World is now on sale and there is an article on Aer Lingus - "Shamrock and Roll" (yes, seriously) and it's quite interesting. Not a lot we didn't know already, but good nonetheless.

The one interesting point was a reference to an "undisclosed number of A320Neos". Huh? Something we missed. I knew IAG had ordered the 320Neo, but I thought all were spoken for and EI wasn't getting any (as yet). Anyone know anything further?
 
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Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:09 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 141):
The May issue of Airliner World is now on sale and there is an article on Aer Lingus - "Shamrock and Roll" (yes, seriously) and it's quite interesting. Not a lot we didn't know already, but good nonetheless.

The one interesting point was a reference to an "undisclosed number of A320Neos". Huh? Something we missed. I knew IAG had ordered the 320Neo, but I thought all were spoken for and EI wasn't getting any (as yet). Anyone know anything further?

Probably a better article than their own inflight mag.....which was stunning in its avoidance of the 80th anniversary. They could have at least reprinted some old articles from 70th and 75th? 10th oldest airline in the world and they do nothing.
The COO was actually asked by frontline staff 4 weeks ago what was planned and he didnt even know what the staff meant by "the 80th in May" No wonder FlyBe are doing so well without him.

As for the A320neo.......not surprised to be honest. IAG currently have 85 orders with no airline specified. Vueling have 120 already going their way and BA have a few dozen. So I would assume that the bulk of that 85 will be going towards IB and a few to EI.
 
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Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:38 am

The A320neo order by IAG stated it was for all or any of the group airlines, there was even a render of the aircraft in full Aer Lingus livery, tweeted by Airbus.

On another note, had a nice STN-SNN flight with Ryanair yesterday evening. It was an 11 year old aircraft and it definitely showed but the load factor was barely 60% so an entire row to myself and my friend made up for that! Great crew as well, they were funny and clearly loved their job, one flight attendant in particular liked the sound of his own voice and used every opportunity to make that cabin his stage for the evening, he made announcements like "smoking is very, very bad for you and also illegal on these flights, if we catch anyone smoking they will be thrown out the window without a parachute" and "welcome on board the worlds favourite airline, don't laugh, it's true" which created a fun atmosphere on the short flight. Even the pilot gave us the flight time down to every last second, nobody could tell if he was joking or not.

Just one flight attendant tried to ruin the party on a few occasions, a 'Vicky Pollard' style character who shouted at more than one passenger, visibly threw a tantrum mid flight and had a right miserable look about her. The others were clearly embarrassed to work with her.

Not bad for £12!
 
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Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:06 pm

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 142):

Apart from a few people recalling their own personal experiences ie: The lady who assisted in the birth of a Portuguese baby over Africa it really was lame. It would have been nice to
see some photos from archives rarely seen. They could have run a huge social media campaign asking for old staff now retired to share their own photos with the tag #Aerlingus80 . Really not rocket science and costs nothing !!
 
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Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:53 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 143):

They have destroyed SNN schedule for business passengers so 60% not a surprise such poor load reported.

In other news VLM will close WAT-BHX from 2 May, given their financial position I hope they survive.

[Edited 2016-04-14 07:14:37]
 
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Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:00 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 144):
Apart from a few people recalling their own personal experiences ie: The lady who assisted in the birth of a Portuguese baby over Africa it really was lame. It would have been nice to
see some photos from archives rarely seen. They could have run a huge social media campaign asking for old staff now retired to share their own photos with the tag #Aerlingus80 . Really not rocket science and costs nothing !!

100% agree. The 3 ex EI employee's were part of that 80 years of history....to put them alongside Jonny Sexton, the Special Olympics CEO and the new IAG appointed Guest Experience Director seemed jarring. The last doesnt seem to realise the company she is working for "it feels like a start up, everyone is so enthusiastic" That's called 80 yrs of history and pride, love.
 
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RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:35 pm

Cork Airport have been installing a second airbridge this week at gate 4 (stand 8). The airport hopes this addition will help enhance the customer experience.

I was rather surprised at this. ORK has really seen a great deal of new services and as far as I'm aware EI are the only operator of the airbridge.

Unless they are installing it in advance for when the Norwegian Flights eventually happen.

Source: http://twitter.com/CorkAirport
 
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RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:53 pm

Talking of anniversaries, it was nice to see that over 300 former Pan Am employees chose Limerick to host their "possibly" last ever world re-union.

http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2016/0...-possible-last-ever-world-reunion/

Fond memories for both Shannon and Foynes and a truly iconic airline!   
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RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:10 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 147):
I was rather surprised at this. ORK has really seen a great deal of new services and as far as I'm aware EI are the only operator of the airbridge.

Aer Lingus use it for all flights now, it was just LHR regularly but more recently it seems they've committed to its use at every chance they get. Maybe Aer Lingus, CityJet, Flybe and the charters have all agreed to use them this summer? Aer Lingus alone would account for a lot of their use, particularly during the summer.

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 145):
They have destroyed SNN schedule for business passengers so 60% not a surprise such poor load reported.

Yes, my friend had actually booked a week later than me and got his flight for just £8! Very low yielding but on a Wednesday evening it's to be expected.

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 145):
In other news VLM will close WAT-BHX from 2 May, given their financial position I hope they survive.

No surprised, right sized aircraft, totally wrong airline. Unfortunately I see very few options for WAT if the worst should happen to VLM. It doesn't fit the Aer Lingus Regional business model and neither CityJet or Flybe have bases in LTN or WAT at the moment and are unlikely to anytime soon.

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