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by eicvd
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 153
Views: 17675

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

At this time: 1.) EI is not in OW 2.) EI is not in the AA/BA transatlantic JV 3.) As far as I can tell, AA/EI don't even code share 4.) IAG has not further developed DUB into a full fledged connecting hub that takes pressure off LHR and competes with KEF. Not to say EI has not developed the DUB hub...

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by eicvd
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 193
Views: 17739

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

TUI having a bit of a nightmare in DUB today, the 0540 to TFS is only departing around 1500, the afternoon KGS is now cancelled.

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by eicvd
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there really a capacity problem at LHR?
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Is there really a capacity problem at LHR?

I wouldn’t say DUB is operationally better, congestion is a big problem here.

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by eicvd
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 193
Views: 17739

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Get those Hainan A330s while you can! https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1008387587554152449?s=12 789s for about 3 weeks until 20 Jun, then 788 until end October If I was flying to PEK with HU I wouldn’t be too quick using the blanket given for comfort, I’ll just say it’s not fresh. Oh? Elabor...

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by eicvd
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 193
Views: 17739

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 52449?s=12

789s for about 3 weeks until 20 Jun, then 788 until end October

If I was flying to PEK with HU I wouldn’t be too quick using the blanket given for comfort, I’ll just say it’s not fresh.
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kaitak wrote:
Get those Hainan A330s while you can!

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 52449?s=12

789s for about 3 weeks until 20 Jun, then 788 until end October

If I was flying to PEK with HU I wouldn’t be too quick using the blanket given for comfort, I’ll just say it’s not fresh.

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by eicvd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 193
Views: 17739

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

mast2407 wrote:
Wide body heaven in Dublin this time of the day! Long may it continue!

Great for the spotter & economy but not if you’ve to work on them all. Can see some of our crews doing the HU from PEK, the CX, straight to the EY & then the 2 DL widebodies some mornings.

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by eicvd
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB
Replies: 27
Views: 3703

Re: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB

gatibosgru wrote:
Do ACs MAXs have IFE?

Unlike their A333s......yes I’m still bitter mine, my other half & a few others screens weren’t working on a DUB-YYZ & that the whole IFE system wasn’t working on the return!

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by eicvd
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 193
Views: 17739

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

With the ramp congestion of the last couple of days there’s going to be some amount of delays, 3 in case the early EK & FI yesterday, DL BOS today.

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by eicvd
Mon May 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17129

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Flew with AC to YYZ & back in the last 10 days. Can’t say I’m in a rush to fly with them again, on the outbound quite a few IFE screens weren’t working, a reboot or 2 didn’t help. Flight back last night the whole system wasn’t working but at least they gave us notice before boarding, may as well...

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by eicvd
Fri May 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9030

Re: New Routes from Ireland

I’m surprised TAP don’t fly LIS-DUB for the South American connectivity. No chance of EI flying DUB-Brazil though, wouldn’t make a cent.

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by eicvd
Wed May 02, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying into Louisville, KY for the Kentucky Derby
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Flying into Louisville, KY for the Kentucky Derby

One business jet that might make an appearance is G-NOAH, an A319. It’s regularly used by Coolmore who have a leading contender in the race.

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by eicvd
Wed May 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7599

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

I’m 99% sure EI sponsor some sort of Irish festival in Milwaukee.

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by eicvd
Wed May 02, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7599

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

With MKE's new international terminal only a couple years away (Demolition of E to begin sometime this year and 1st phase beginning next year with completion slated for 2020), any guesses or rumors, etc. on who will be the 1st international long haul carrier at MKE? Air Canda isn't longhaul because...

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by eicvd
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9030

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Pepper456 wrote:
New routes form Ireland to Portugal:
SNN-LIS EI
DUB-OPO EI
ORK-OPO EI
SNN-OPO EI


EI did announce DUB-OPO to start this time last year but dropped it.

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by eicvd
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news
Replies: 125
Views: 17772

Re: French routes news

Toulon (TLN) is stuck between Marseille (MRS), just 50 miles away and Nice (NCE) 100 miles aways. Both cities have always attracted most of the traffic. The airport is originally a Navi Air Base. The Terminal was built in the 60´s on a piece of land « given » by the Navy but the Runways and ATC are...

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by eicvd
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair interested in A320 expertise
Replies: 35
Views: 7174

Re: Ryanair interested in A320 expertise

talonone wrote:
Slash787 wrote:
Maybe A321LR for cheap long haul routes?


It will be a could day in hell, when Airbus will sell AC to FR. Don't think they will forget the humiliation so son

If you think Airbus would just say no to a potential order of 100/200 aircraft you need to open your eyes.

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by eicvd
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to the United States?
Replies: 19
Views: 3390

Re: Ryanair to the United States?

ridgid727 wrote:
Im sure if Ryan Air starts mainland US service, they will fly to Boise and pass it off as Seattle, Reno and pass it off as San Francisco, Columbus and pass it off as New York City and Tallahassee and pass if off as Miami.

This would be funny if it was 2002.......

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by eicvd
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair fleet age
Replies: 20
Views: 3829

Re: Ryanair fleet age

Back in 2008 I flew to Palma de Mallorca from Stansted on EI-CSC, I think that this was one of Ryanair's first batch of 738's as it still had the Boeing 'eyebrows' and did not have the winglets compared to the aircraft on the return flight, I also remember that the cabin on CSC had the old style re...

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by eicvd
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8706

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

Always nice to see Ryanair grow.

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by eicvd
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26871

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Interesting flight on the boards today http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/56D79778-FBA8-4660-9F8D-F60E313EAAD3_zpshzbp8el1.jpg The odd biz jet flight often shows on the arrivals boards. I must the only one with no interest in the new EI uniform, has 0 bearing on how I enjoy a ...

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by eicvd
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3280

Re: Why no flights major cities in Ireland?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
There are domestic flights between Dublin and Kerry on Aer Lingus Regional operated by Stobart Air. Otherwise, all Irish regional airports have flights to major airports outside Ireland where you can transfer.

Donegal too, both are PSO routes.

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by eicvd
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no easyjet to Ireland?
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Re: Why no easyjet to Ireland?

They’ve never even attempted DUB at all, hard to believe they couldn’t make a few routes a success from the biggest bases namely LGW or LTN.

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by eicvd
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 19972

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

How about linking secondary cities in Europe that already have service to the US East Coast or Canada? Norwegian could offer a competitive product. LYS, NCE, VCE, etc come to mind. Are they within range if the A321LR? If they are, they're on the bare reach of it's range. Those destinations would be...

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by eicvd
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK A330 ops into ARN
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: TK A330 ops into ARN

DUB was twice daily A330 on Saturday but that was for obvious reasons.

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by eicvd
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5680

Re: Size of US-Europe market

Really really big









No seriously it’s massive!

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by eicvd
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 10612

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

How much is that? 3-4 cm of snow with some wind and the "storm" already has a name. :banghead: Ah another ignorant fool, do you have strong opinions on everything you see from just a few seconds video clip? This is by far the worst snowfall I’ve seen here & it’s to get worse over nigh...

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by eicvd
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 37
Views: 7254

Re: Wizz Air Massive Vienna Expansation (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

Still think Wizz are missing a trick by not venturing into the DUB market with a VIE route, the EI monopoly continues.

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by eicvd
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 10612

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

[threeid][/threeid] How much is that? 3-4 cm of snow with some wind and the "storm" already has a name. :banghead: Ah another ignorant fool, do you have strong opinions on everything you see from just a few seconds video clip? This is by far the worst snowfall I’ve seen here & it’s to ...

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by eicvd
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 10612

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

I'm a bit confused as to what's going on at DUB now. It doesn't appear to have snowed in the last while, but nothing is landing. EI105 did recently take off, but the inbound EY41 has started circling over the Irish Sea, much like QR did before they diverted earlier. And UA 23 that went to BRU has n...

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by eicvd
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11496

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

    OA260 wrote:
    The snow has started to fall in West London.

    Ah shite, flying home on EI183 tonight.

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    by eicvd
    Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:33 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Odyssey Airlines launch?
    Replies: 12
    Views: 2254

    Re: Odyssey Airlines launch?

    When will it launch? My guess is when a certain farm animal will also be flying around our skies.....

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    by eicvd
    Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:03 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
    Replies: 62
    Views: 8519

    Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

    Plenty of bitterness & jealousy towards this kid here, stay classy A.net

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    by eicvd
    Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:07 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
    Replies: 58
    Views: 10009

    Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

    clrd4t8koff wrote:
    It’s interesting that this is the second post this week speculating poor performance on a UK-MIA route. The other being the recently launched EI DUB-MIA not doing well.


    Oh deary deary me :banghead:

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    by eicvd
    Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:40 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
    Replies: 258
    Views: 23962

    Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

    Nobody really seems to know the answer to my original question, which was why CX was allocated within T1, and not T2? Given that carriers like EY have been dumped from T2, I assume that there is no space? Pathetic - the terminal is so young. The contrast between T1 and HKG is dramatic, on aesthetic...

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    by eicvd
    Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:18 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
    Replies: 54
    Views: 5513

    Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

    kjeld0d wrote:
    I'm still waiting on the much rumored Cunard-Aer Lingus merger.


    Ooooh looks like we’ve got a comedian amongst our midst :roll: I’m guessing you’ve just hit puberty?

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    by eicvd
    Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:12 pm
    Forum: Aviation Hobby
    Topic: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....
    Replies: 27
    Views: 3031

    Re: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....

    & you married this woman? What’s her hobbies? Shopping & reality tv?.....

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    by eicvd
    Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:43 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order
    Replies: 21
    Views: 3285

    Re: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order

    redcap1962 wrote:
    The Russians came up way earlier with the quite similar Tu204C, but this aircraft seems not to be a real sucess, presumably due to operating costs.

    They key word here is Russians, Soviet aircraft where never really a success anywhere but the home states.

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    by eicvd
    Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:05 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
    Replies: 258
    Views: 23962

    Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

    Mexico City still on the cards as Turkish looks to Irish expansion. Wow - interesting! I hope that this happens, and that TK wide-bodies come to DUB. Separately, I assume IAG will not let EI go to MEX / Latin America, because of IB? Cheers, C. It’d probably be more a case of no point than not letti...

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    by eicvd
    Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:21 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Transaero 747 Flies Again
    Replies: 2
    Views: 2205

    Re: Transaero 747 Flies Again

    It’s a glitch, seemed to happen regularly with FR flights being operated by Transaero aircraft (certainly one 737 in particular) before they went bust.

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    by eicvd
    Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:40 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: 767/787/MoM
    Replies: 11
    Views: 1243

    Re: 767/787/MoM

    flyguy84 wrote:
    How many threads do we need on this.

    Id day about seven hundred & ninety seven....

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    by eicvd
    Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:18 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indigo to start low-cost flights to Europe from next winter
    Replies: 59
    Views: 12469

    Re: Indigo to start low-cost flights to Europe from next winter

    kotoka wrote:
    Blerg wrote:

    I don't think there are that many markets in Europe that can sustain a direct, year-round flight to India.


    You do realize that just about every major European city has a direct year-round flight to India?

    DUB hasn’t, plenty of options via the ME3 but nothing direct.

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    by eicvd
    Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:59 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
    Replies: 43
    Views: 8880

    Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

    SkyGrunt wrote:
    Crossing the ocean packed into a 737. Ouch.

    Sent from my BBB100-1 using Tapatalk

    You say that as if it’s something new

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    by eicvd
    Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:13 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
    Replies: 82
    Views: 10610

    Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

    There are rumours they want to start ORD & IAH via DUB with 5th freedom but a certain few airlines are objecting. If it does come to fruition hopefully it’s an ADD-DUB-IAH route, AA/EI/UA don’t seem to have much interest in starting a Texas route. Where are these rumours circulating? I'd be sur...

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    by eicvd
    Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:52 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
    Replies: 195
    Views: 41859

    Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

    I guess IAG wants to start "NIKI new" that quick in order to get ahead of Wizz, which begins flights ex VIE in April (Danzig, VAR, Tuzla), some in June (Rome, TLV, Valencia, Bari, MLA), the rest in November (Bergen, Billund, DTM, Kutaissi, Teneriffa, SKG, Nis, Ohrid, LCA). By this the bra...

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    by eicvd
    Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:37 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: BA cancel Tokyo flights all week
    Replies: 2
    Views: 3940

    Re: BA cancel Tokyo flights all week

    I presume it had to do with the 787 engine problems, the same way the DOH flights had been cancelled a few weeks earlier?

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    by eicvd
    Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:57 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
    Replies: 163
    Views: 28763

    Re: New Icelandair livery coming

    PHBVF wrote:
    Image

    EDIT: Whoops forgot to say this is a concept I made

    If only this was true, love it! Not that the Icelandair livery needs improving but that nice.

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    by eicvd
    Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:51 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
    Replies: 82
    Views: 10610

    Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

    There are rumours they want to start ORD & IAH via DUB with 5th freedom but a certain few airlines are objecting. If it does come to fruition hopefully it’s an ADD-DUB-IAH route, AA/EI/UA don’t seem to have much interest in starting a Texas route.

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    by eicvd
    Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:38 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
    Replies: 46
    Views: 10151

    Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

    Samrnpage wrote:
    I wonder why they didnt go for the MAX? Boeing seems to be losing these battles recenty. I thought the Max would suit SAS over the NEO.

    Why would it suit them more? They’re already flying the NEO as well as having quite a few A319/320/321 in the fleet.

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    by eicvd
    Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:46 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
    Replies: 138
    Views: 8170

    Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

    A good few times, certain I’ve flown a few EI A320s more than once as well as one of their 330s. Flew a FR 738 twice on the same day over to LGW & back. Primera Air 738 DUB-PMI & the return a week later, flew the same route a year later on their 737 OY-PSF.

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    by eicvd
    Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:58 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: MAN news - 2018
    Replies: 325
    Views: 50008

    Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

    Just been reported that Emirates signed a deal for 36 More A380 aircraft,,,, not sure what this means for their global aspirations. New countries, more regional airports or upgrades from B 777? I really did think that the A350 or Dreamliner would have covered those markets though. They’ll have to r...

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