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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:29 am

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 95):
As IAG develops common standards for its fleet, it is feasible that the A380 could be moved between all IAG member airlines to meet demand peaks. Though, that could require some new ways of working between IAG airlines which have historically always had their own individual operations.

I think this could be where IAG is looking to go down the line. Having each airline with "its own" fleet but then perhaps having a "shared fleet" which can be short term allocated to suit seasonal demand as required to maximise overall group revenue/capacity mgmt.
The commonality of the A320/A330/A350 future deliveries are the start of that. Something that i dont think the AF/KLM or LH group ever implemented. The A380 example is merely an illustrative statement. (On paper EI could use an a380 on DUB-JFK for July-Aug....but probably only then,)
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:38 am

Ryanair announces Three new routes to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw from BFS.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:11 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 90):
The one advantage I see here is that IB could use it during the Winter on Southern Hemisphere routes, of which it has many - South America primarily, but possibly also SA. Maybe this could be away of strengthening the DubHub, improving the flow of pax through DUB from the UK regions and major European centres.
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 91):
Still, it would be incredible to see an A380 in Aer Lingus colours,

I can see it now. Completely eurowhite with small title and tail decals that get switched between IB and EI between seasons      
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:36 am

Not sure if it's been mentioned but Ryanair are due to announce a few more routes from BFS today, a twice weekly WMI service was revealed yesterday with more expected later.

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 94):
Would I be the only person who doesn't really like the monstrosity that is the A380, mind you I have not traveled on board one but I have no desire to either.

It may not be the prettiest aircraft around but it's incredible to fly on as a passenger, nothing like it in my opinion. I don't think any other aircraft can match it's comfort and space, even the way it appears to handle turbulence feels different, the quieter engines are a bonus as well.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:07 pm

It may seem ridiculous to us, but I'm sure Willie Walsh knows more about the economics of EI and IB than the majority of a.netters do (myself definitely included). He may be teasing the press, but it isn't an impossible proposition.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 96):
Is one A380 better than two A333s, for example on DUBJFK? Assuming EI were looking to add capacity byond the current levels and the daylight flights were year-round on A330s?

This is an example of what EI could do with an A380. Send it on its highest capacity route and use the A330 for expansion to cities like DFW or MIA. IB could do the same. If they replaced an A330/340 with an A380 on full routes they could expand to secondary cities like YYZ, IAD, PHL, or DOH.

Such an expansion would also help BA at LHR because more traffic could pass through DUB and MAD.
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:54 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 11):
I'm BA Silver (oneworld sapphire). I know this gives me lounge access when flying EI but does it give any other benefits? If I was travelling transatlantic in Y would I get extra baggage or priority boarding? Will any of this change with the introduction of Aer Club?

The following applies to BA Executive Club members -

DUB - BA Gold and Silver can access the Gold Circle lounge in Dublin when flying to London only (LHR & LGW), no guest.
LHR - BA Gold and Silver can access the Gold Circle lounge at Heathrow T2 when flying EI, no guest.
ORK - BA Gold and Silver can access the Jack Lynch lounge on EI flights that are BA codeshares only (just ORK-LHR?).

There are no benefits transatlantic and thus far no information on any BA or IB integration or forthcoming recognition with Aer Club (though you'd expect there to be something!).

If I were you, I'd fly on a oneworld carrier to take advantage of your status and avoid EI for now.

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 95):
As IAG develops common standards for its fleet, it is feasible that the A380 could be moved between all IAG member airlines to meet demand peaks. Though, that could require some new ways of working between IAG airlines which have historically always had their own individual operations.

I agree. When they have common interior specifications across the fleet, it will be easy to move the aircraft around. For example, EI could have 1 x A380 each summer and for Winter it could move to BA or IB. It makes sense to me. It's long term thinking as it will take a good while before all of this is harmonised, but it makes perfect sense to me.
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:42 pm

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 96):
Is one A380 better than two A333s, for example on DUBJFK? Assuming EI were looking to add capacity byond the current levels and the daylight flights were year-round on A330s?

I would say that the EI operation currently needs frequency over capacity. Upgrading to 3x JFK, >7 Weekly to other destinations is the the short term goal. Long term adding a mid day larger aircraft helps capacity but increases vulnerability to disruption.
In theory they could fill a A380 during the peak season but then so could pretty much every other airline during their own peak season, its what you do with a A380 for the 4-6 month off peak that make the difference between survival and closure.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:46 pm

Hi Folks

I was out @ DUB earlier (old airport road), 2 drone sightings approx 3.5 miles on approach. First was by a Cityjet at ~2pm claiming the drone was approx 150m under him, second was reported about 15mins later by Ryanair with similar distance.

Absolutely crazy lethal, especially since this was when we had that bad hail shower. I don't know how the pilots managed to spot the drone(s) in that weather. These nutters need stopping.

This is the first time I've heard of this occurring at DUB.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:17 pm

Flybe Reg G ECOP met by fire engines at DUB today and return flight very delayed and looks like still tech .
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:53 am

Quoting VFRonTop (Reply 102):

Dont joke  
Quoting classiclover (Reply 105):

Got the new Aer Club promo brochure yesterday.

Quoting neutral (Reply 98):

Yes I would expect LAX to go daily next year and then towards end 2017 early 2018 at least two new US cities with full traffic rights . Happy days  

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I had a good flight with Iberia Express yesterday. A few issues on the ground. I think Swissport have recently taken on the contract. At least I thought it was SHP before. Staff were very pleasant but my bags would not through check. The guy behind the desk was new but handled the situation well and more importantly professionally and appologised for delaying me. He sought a few colleagues who in turn eventually issued a manual tag! Have not seen one of those for ages. Rather than just say he could not do it the guy went the extra mile. Does anyone know if Swissport have a system where you can praise staff ? Maybe an email or something.

At the boarding gate everyone who checked in online needed proper boarding cards re printed and due to the fact the majority did it took a while and staff were going around with them. Boarding was smooth with Biz/Priority enforced. Friendly greeting by the crew.


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We took a slightly different routing DUB-MAD as the pilot said the French ATC had restrictions due to strikes.


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Lots of connections and flight was nearly full. ALC VLC LIS GRU SCQ were all mentioned with their connecting gates. Quite a few were GRU bound as I saw the tags at check in.

Hopefully IB will increase their presence at DUB in future and build up the DUB-MAD routes. Also I hope the new ORK-MAD works as it really does open up the whole of South America from there.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:36 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 109):
Hopefully IB will increase their presence at DUB in future and build up the DUB-MAD routes. Also I hope the new ORK-MAD works as it really does open up the whole of South America from there.



IB and EI need to start working together more. I personally cannot wait until EI moves into T4 at MAD, and I'm very anxious to be able to book EI flights through IB and vice versa.

Perhaps by this time next year the above changes I've mentioned will be in full effect   . IB could make their current I2 flight daily and maybe even add a second frequency. EI could also add a 3rd daily flight into MAD at around mid day.
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:02 am

Quoting hispanola (Reply 110):

Back in the day when EI were OW and I was GC Prestiege I used to use the EI/IB codeshares via MAD. It worked very well. It would indeed be great to see history repeat itself  
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:13 am

I remember the X1 weekly 146 from DUB to MAD - summer only. Before that, it was a 732.
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:12 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 109):

I saw you fly over after departure yesterday when I was out on my walk. If you squint hard enough* at one of your pictures you may be able to see me giving you a wave 



*I don't actually think squinting would work
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:37 pm

Bombardier's £4bn jet order is 'tipping point' that will secure future of Belfast workforce

Bombardier's massive £4bn order for 75 of its new passenger jets is the "tipping point" for the company and will help secure the firm's huge workforce in Belfast.
Delta Airlines is buying 75 of the new CS100 jets, with the potential for a further 50. Bombardier's Belfast operation, which employs around 5,000 staff, produces the wings and fuselage for the planes.


http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/bu...of-belfast-workforce-34669198.html
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:14 pm

"DAA urged to build second runway ahead of schedule" - Authority called upon to steal a march on rivals by upgrading infrastructure earlier

"A second runway for Dublin airport could help it become a leading global gateway for air travel, according to a new report.
The study suggests that Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) could also steal a march on rivals by building the runaway ahead of other possible upgrades, such as Heathrow or Gatwick."

Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/t...runway-ahead-of-schedule-1.2629371
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:31 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 109):
We took a slightly different routing DUB-MAD as the pilot said the French ATC had restrictions due to strikes.

That is the route called T9 which runs along the nine degrees West meridian and requires specific equipment on board as follows:

-MNPS approved, and one Long Range Navigation Systems - INS, GPS, or IRS
-RVSM approved above FL290
-2x serviceable HF radios

See http://worldairops.com/NAT/docs/NAT_W_T9T16routes.pdf

The landfall is at or close to Santiago de Compostela (STG) in NW Spain.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:50 pm

Quoting EI121 (Reply 115):

I don't really see the point of that article - they are building it earlier! Starting in a matter of months.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:38 pm

Quoting classiclover (Reply 105):

Great cheers thanks for that.

What are people's thoughts on EI's transatlantic expansion & in particular the opening of new routes. A few years ago when the core routes were JFK, BOS & ORD, any connections to places like IAD, LAX, SFO etc were via those airports, thus helping fill those flights. As Aer Lingus launch those and other new routes, will it sufficiently eat into JFK, ORD etc to affect the expansion of those routes, or will increasing connecting traffic from UK & Europe backfill those routes?
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:53 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 118):
What are people's thoughts on EI's transatlantic expansion & in particular the opening of new routes. A few years ago when the core routes were JFK, BOS & ORD, any connections to places like IAD, LAX, SFO etc were via those airports, thus helping fill those flights. As Aer Lingus launch those and other new routes, will it sufficiently eat into JFK, ORD etc to affect the expansion of those routes, or will increasing connecting traffic from UK & Europe backfill those routes?

They are opening new routes however expanding their 3 core routes also, JFK gets 3rd daily in summer, BOS more A333 and ORD has been increasing from 7 to 10/11/13 and 14 weekly lather this summer. Strong connecting traffic increasing demand and given some fares EI have been charging they have drive passengers away so worse case they could fill them by cutting fares slightly but can't see that happening!
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:53 am

Quoting VFRonTop (Reply 88):
Wow - I thought they'd have taken the BA approach of frequency over capacity. An A380 in IB or EI configuration would be 2 class. The EK 2 class A380s have 58J and 557Y. That's a whole lot of seats they need to fill without trashing yields

Surely there's more logic in having an additional frequency with an A333? 60% of the capacity of an A380 in such a configuration..without all the costs and additional risks associated with such a resource-consuming operation.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 74):
Its strange - I somehow see EWR as being higher risk and more surprising than BDL! Of course BDL has had a ton of "Hello money" on both sides of the route, but like EWR has no feed on the US side.

Are there any reliable figures illustrating EU/UK feed vs US feed? Which is stronger for EI?

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 74):
I imagine EWR will mainly be O&D and the difference between EWR and JFK isn't much in terms of getting to Manhattan.

The EWR flight at 1pm is timed nicely for the first wave of European arrivals, and offers ex-Ireland pax a NYC departure roughly half way between the morning and early evening JFK departures. Surely this flight should do okay?

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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:33 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 120):
The EWR flight at 1pm is timed nicely for the first wave of European arrivals, and offers ex-Ireland pax a NYC departure roughly half way between the morning and early evening JFK departures. Surely this flight should do okay?

I think it will be fine, long term. Its up against the UA service and their EWR megahub. NYC is a strong market, they should be OK with Irish O&D and EU connections.

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 119):
Strong connecting traffic increasing demand and given some fares EI have been charging they have drive passengers

I agree. I've heard some friends who flew LBA-DUB-BOS over christmas looking to fly this summer. They have ended up booking with VS, which was cheaper. I imagine EI have no trouble filling DUB-BOS in the summer, so don't feel the need to flood the market with cheap seats.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 11:27 am

IAG/EI Q1 Results

EI loss dropped by almost 50% to 26m
Full year profits expected to exceed 124 million made for 2015
OW and JV joining not taking place until 2017

/www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-on-track-for-profit-boost-in-2016-says-iag-boss-walsh-34672541.html

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 121):
I agree. I've heard some friends who flew LBA-DUB-BOS over christmas looking to fly this summer. They have ended up booking with VS, which was cheaper. I imagine EI have no trouble filling DUB-BOS in the summer, so don't feel the need to flood the market with cheap seats.

You will hear it over and over again, the lack of capacity is driving business away. Not a bad thing in some respects but they need to respond to lack of BOS capacity before it's to late.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 12:23 pm

Given the lack of contest on the BOS route, do you think we will see the likes of DL announcing it before long? They could get a healthy share of the American O&D market between BOS & DUB.
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 12:46 pm

Quoting A60Stock (Reply 123):
Given the lack of contest on the BOS route, do you think we will see the likes of DL announcing it before long? They could get a healthy share of the American O&D market between BOS & DUB.

DY would be more likely to launch BOS-DUB IMHO, along with ORK and SNN. Can imagine that fully loaded DY 787-9s will snap up a lot of EI's VFR traffic on the route.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 12:55 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 124):
more likely to launch BOS-DUB IMHO, along with ORK and SNN. Can imagine that fully loaded DY 787-9s will snap up a lot of EI's VFR traffic o

Looking at DY (or is it D8) fates ex LGW, low cost they may be, but low fares they are not. Fares are in the region of £350 each way, 600-700 return, without bags or meals, which I don't think is significantly cheaper than the 'name brands' from LHR. That having been said, LGW is significantly more conevenient than LHR for millions and DY have the BOS market to themselves, so other routes may be more representative.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 1:24 pm

Is the IAG 'grand plan' starting to work? I mean by using DUB's geographic location to win more TATL traffic from the Continent, by encouraging more passengers to switch to routing to transit through DUB, instead of routing to transit via FRA, CDG and other such Continental hubs?

This would seem likely to reduce back-tracking, flying time and thus costs?
This would seem to be a sound plan to benefit EI and thus IAG?

If it is not yet happening, why not?
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 1:38 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 99):
Does anyone know / think when AerClub finally launches, will BA gold & silver get the same benefits, ie lounge access on transatlantic, excess bags etc?

I doubt it - I don't think there are any particular benefits on Vueling for BA card holders, and Vueling is part of IAG.

I think it will happen when EI rejoins oneworld.

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 122):
OW and JV joining not taking place until 2017

While the article says oneworld in 2017, it doesn't explicitly say the JV would be the same year.

That being said, it should be assumed that it would happen at the same time. We're 1/3 through 2016 already so it's not actually that far away.

Quoting Egerton (Reply 126):
Is the IAG 'grand plan' starting to work? I mean by using DUB's geographic location to win more TATL traffic from the Continent, by encouraging more passengers to switch to routing to transit through DUB, instead of routing to transit via FRA, CDG and other such Continental hubs?

Well, the lower loss in Q1 at EI certainly gives an indication of that. Other indicators are routes like IAD going year round and things like that. I would say there's still a lot to leverage. It will be interesting to see how all the new routes go from September when the new aircraft are online.
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 3:02 pm

Quoting Egerton (Reply 126):

Is the IAG 'grand plan' starting to work? I mean by using DUB's geographic location to win more TATL traffic from the Continent, by encouraging more passengers to switch to routing to transit through DUB, instead of routing to transit via FRA, CDG and other such Continental hubs?

This would seem likely to reduce back-tracking, flying time and thus costs?
This would seem to be a sound plan to benefit EI and thus IAG?

If it is not yet happening, why not?

BA's Super-Hi J refitted 747s, which are being used on routes to BOS/JFK/ORD now have only 145 seats in Y, compared to existing configurations which have 185 and 235 in Y. It may be an indication that IAG wishes LHR traffic to mainly consist of F/J connections and F/J/Y O&D, with majority of Y connections from the UK and the EU routing via the cheaper DUB to reach these destinations.

This may be incorrect, but IMHO it seems a somewhat plausible explanation!
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 6:14 pm

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 122):
You will hear it over and over again, the lack of capacity is driving business away. Not a bad thing in some respects but they need to respond to lack of BOS capacity before it's to late.

I wonder with the 2 new A330's entering service in Q3, will this allow an increase in capacity ex-BOS? One is needed for the DUB-EWR route, but unless they are retired a current A330 then they have a 'spare' A330 based on projected Winter 16/17 timetable. (Expectations are for 2 more A330 in 2017 with 2 more routes and additional frequencies on DUB-LAX)
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 6:19 pm

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 129):
additional frequencies on DUB-LAX

Speaking of the LAX route, it commences (resumes) on Wednesday!

Does anyone know how the bookings have been for the route? They have been advertising it early on in the year however those advertisements have been replaced by BDL and EWR ones.
 
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Sun May 01, 2016 6:43 pm

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 129):

The second removes the B752 off IAD and an extra weekly to ORD and the B752 goes off to BDL. So full up until winter schedule.

If they get 2 new A330's in 2017, prehaps once for 2 new routes 4 and 3 weekly or just one new daily service and the other to boost existing freq and/or low freq new route as well.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Sun May 01, 2016 7:50 pm

Tomorrow morning will see the return of Delta with a B767 on JFK-SNN-JFK.. Great to see the extra capacity on the route this year.
 
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Mon May 02, 2016 7:16 am

Quoting EI121 (Reply 130):

The first set of figures to come in for this route once started will be quite interesting I am sure!
 
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Mon May 02, 2016 7:10 pm

Just flew back from NY on BA this morning and noticed that KIR and CFN now feature on the UK & Ireland destination map in the May edition of Highlife magazine. Put a smile on my face.  
 
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Mon May 02, 2016 8:09 pm

New Lounge at Dublin Airport Unveiled

When it comes to travelling in comfort there is no better way to do so than the luxury of an airport lounge. Dublin Airport is no exception and with continued growth and increase in passenger numbers it’s no surprise that Dublin Airport have just unveiled their latest executive lounge. Located at the end of Pier 4 this new lounge will bring an oasis of calm and comfort for passengers.


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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Mon May 02, 2016 10:05 pm

The Transaero 737 which arrived SNN 20 September 2015 has been painted in Kam Air colors and is due to depart tomorrow 3 May for Kharkiv.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 7:47 am

I had a couple of flights over the weekend with FR DUB-BHX and back. I flew on EI-FRH on the way out, which was only delivered last week. It still had its new plane smell and the new cabin with the sky interior was very comfy. I'm 6ft and had plenty of legroom. The lack of yellow was also refreshing although the back of the seats is still horrible looking.

One thing I did notice was the yellow paint on the newer aircraft appears to be a darker shade than on the older ones. Is this just aging over time or is it a different colour?
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 8:30 am

Aer Lingus eyes Cork-US service with new jets, says IAG boss

Aer Lingus is considering flights between Cork and the United States, in a move that would put it in direct competition with Norwegian, which hopes to start such services this summer.

Willie Walsh, the chief executive of Aer Lingus owner IAG, told the Irish Independent the airline group is examining a possible purchase of a new single-aisle aircraft type that would be able to reach the east coast of the US from Cork.

http://www.independent.ie/business/a...w-jets-says-iag-boss-34679697.html
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 8:56 am

More media fodder from WW. A321LR is a given for EI. The whole B757 setup is merely a stepping stone to the A321LR. Mr.Mueller was in direct talks with Airbus over its initial operational use a few years back.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 8:56 am

Quoting 321neo (Reply 138):

No major shock but I wonder how it'll affect their own routes from SNN. And they presumably won't pre clear which may be seen by some as a disadvantage
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 9:07 am

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 139):
More media fodder from WW. A321LR is a given for EI.

It's a given for many people but shouldn't we wonder as to why not a single aircraft has been ordered for this purpose? It's 2016, the A321NEO is already flying and EI B757 ops seem to be progressing positively, yet....no orders!

Assuming that any A321NEOs delivered will come from lessors, then I guess production slots won't be a major issue.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 10:00 am

Quoting 321neo (Reply 141):
It's a given for many people but shouldn't we wonder as to why not a single aircraft has been ordered for this purpose? It's 2016, the A321NEO is already flying and EI B757 ops seem to be progressing positively, yet....no orders!

The A321neo is indeed flying and first deliveries are due later this year but the A321neoLR isn't due to enter service until 2019 so plenty of time for that one.

Unfortunately a downside to Aer Lingus being in IAG is that we'll often be left guessing about their future plans, as an independent airline information on product/fleet/route changes would have been provided in quarterly and annual reports or on investment days but now they're part of a bigger group this is over.

It'll be interviews with Mr Walsh that provide snippets of information like the one above that help get a discussion going.

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One thing I did notice was the yellow paint on the newer aircraft appears to be a darker shade than on the older ones. Is this just aging over time or is it a different colour?

There have been minor tweaks to the brand recently, the logo now flying in an upwards direction on the tail is probably the most noticeable of them all but the toning down of the colours in the cabin, on the website and in all all marketing material is also evident recently.

In terms of the livery, I honestly think it depends on the lighting and ageing of the paint. In these two photos of older aircraft the colours look entirely different. The reality is somewhere in the middle.


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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 1:24 pm

A new CEO Matthew Thomas has been appointed to the Shannon Group Plc. He comes from Vantage airport group where he is currently chief commercial officer. His appointment is for 5 years.

http://www.clarechampion.ie/new-ceo-at-shannon-group/#
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 1:27 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 138):

It would have been a surprise if they had not considered it. They should look at seasonal first.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 2:01 pm

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 139):

I agree and I think it is very likely we will see an order for the A321LR for EI/IAG very soon.

I can vaguely recollect reading somewhere that the A321LR take off distance is going to be significantly longer than that of the standard A321 because of its higher gross weight but I can't seem to able to find any actual runway length figures for the LR - does anyone know what they are? If it does require a significantly longer take off role, then would transatlantic operations from ORK's 2133m runway using an A321LR still be feasible?
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 2:04 pm

Quoting stratocruiser (Reply 145):
If it does require a significantly longer take off role, then would transatlantic operations from ORK's 2133m runway using an A321LR still be feasible?

In literally pulling words out of the sky here, but I'd imagine that ORK's location would mean that ops to the East Coast of the US wont pose any problems with the current runway length. someone with figures may indeed quash this presumption, because that's all it is, a presumption
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 4:00 pm

Quoting RRTrent (Reply 146):

Ironically, I think the elderly 757s with their excellent take off performance could do JFK or BOS from ORK, but unfortunately I don't think the same applies to the A321LR, but, as you say, let's see if someone can come up with some accurate figures.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 4:03 pm

With the resumption of LAX flights tomorrow isn't the 4th EI 757 supposed to be entering service? AFAIK this aircraft has not been flying recently.
 
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RE: Irish 6/16: Dreams With Wings

Tue May 03, 2016 5:45 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 148):

Looks like it will be Saturday, Thursday/Friday flights to IAD not operating and tomorrow is down for B752 however SNN-BOS has been removed from website booking system, or could be sold out both ways. Titan could be subbed in for either BOS or IAD.

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