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by shamrock321
Tue May 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6167

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

Source? I’m surprised VS are making any additional 789 plans for the time being unless they are confident the RR issues are almost solved? LAS is a route which requires ETOPS.

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by shamrock321
Fri May 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17090

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

How do you get as far as Northern France before suspecting a hare has been sucked into the engine?

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by shamrock321
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20810

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

There is zero chance of QF starting PER-DUB

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by shamrock321
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20810

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Was lucky enough to fly Club World LHR-HKG last week sat beside a lovely Irish man travelling for business. He said for his business the CX direct fares just aren’t competitive! Any thoughts on this? High demand?

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by shamrock321
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26844

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I don’t think EI could make this route work, SU is much better positioned due to onward connection opportunities eastwards and it’s obvious brand awareness in Russia.

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by shamrock321
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using 6 different airlines in March, unusual?
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: BA using 6 different airlines in March, unusual?

BA were granted quite a lot of the Monarch slots at LGW and have increased frequency on a number of routes but this has been done quite quickly without them having enough of their own equipment to use hence using other airlines to cover the schedule. NEO delays haven’t helped but they begin arriving...

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by shamrock321
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 34
Views: 5469

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

BA already operates non bunked 777s to SEA and ATL. Look at EASA flight time limitations, B could easily operate an 11 hour sector without bunks...

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by shamrock321
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26844

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Doubt it will be EI, and I hope it’s direct! Routing something via EDI or anywhere else just isn’t goi g to give the route the shot it deserves

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by shamrock321
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights to Gibraltar div to Malaga
Replies: 4
Views: 2717

Re: BA flights to Gibraltar div to Malaga

The wind doesn’t even have to be that strong but coming from a certain direction it creates turbulence off the rock which makes an approach difficult.

I was diverted last week but because a rock fall had damaged some equipment related to the airport but we knew even before leaving London.

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by shamrock321
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26844

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Apparently there is a new BA uniform in the pipeline as well so perhaps a joint IAG thing?

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by shamrock321
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26844

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

My mother and 17 friends have been stuck in Amsterdam since last Tuesday because of the snow closures and the back log of customers, they are finally flying home today and have nothing for praise for the way they have been looked after by Aer Lingus.

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by shamrock321
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23939

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

As some of you will have seen Aer Lingus will operate a number of BA flights to/from Heathrow from early February onwards so we’ll get to see the shamrock at terminal 5! It does mean DUB won’t have a BA LHR nightstopper for a few weeks but it returns in March. EI will also operate some HAM flights f...

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by shamrock321
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22607

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

If this route works as AF want it to, then FR can add as much frequency to BVS as they want, AF will want as many as possible on this service to be connecting to long haul surely?

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by shamrock321
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22607

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

So apparently it’s been confirmed that Menzies will enter the ground handling business at DUB and will take over BA/IB/VY from April, can anyone confirm? A relative who works on the ground at EI suggests this could be the beginning of IAG outsourcing ground handling for all IAG airlines at DUB inclu...

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by shamrock321
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 18373

Re: British Airways and the 767

The 767s will be gone by November 2018. They have been work horses for BA and carry a lot more cargo than the A320 family something short haul routes will loose.

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by shamrock321
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23584

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Ahhh ok, I’m on the 210 well passed 0630...

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by shamrock321
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23584

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Flying with Aer Lingus to MAN tomorrow afternoon, will pass on the new gate experience if I have the pleasure.

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by shamrock321
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23584

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Arrived yesterday on BA834, used the E gates for the first time, although it worked for me it was much slower compared to those at Heathrow T5 and they were rejecting quite a lot of people.

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by shamrock321
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23584

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Some rows on the BA A321s don’t have vents because of the refit, more seats meant not enough vents for every row and you’ll find a lot of them are slightly out of line with the rows that do have them.

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by shamrock321
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23584

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Aer Lingus confirm 2 additional A330s next summer, I assume this includes the one we already know about from QR, any ideas about the other?

And PHL goes daily from May.

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by shamrock321
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 62
Views: 13062

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

Wonder what the reaction from IAG will be? Not likely to let them have an easy time with this!

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by shamrock321
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA sacks cabin crew for drunken behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 6290

Re: BA sacks cabin crew for drunken behaviour

The drinks were either stolen or purchased.....

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by shamrock321
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23584

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Currently being discussed on another thread is UA sending 2 class 777s to DUB next summer which apparently have 0 IFE!
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by shamrock321
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23584

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Just nothiced that tonight’s LH980/981 was operated by a Lufthansa Regional CRJ-900, is all the added extra LH/AF/BA/EK/QR and their own MUC traffic plus the winter time having an effect? Don’t ever remember them downgrading capacity before?

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by shamrock321
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can male pilots (UK) have longer hair if tied back or up?
Replies: 31
Views: 3114

Re: Can male pilots (UK) have longer hair if tied back or up?

Each individual airline will have their own uniform standards relating to each of the items you've mentioned. At the airline I work for longer hair is fine if maintained correctly, piercings for men are out and no visible tattoos.

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by shamrock321
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28341

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

I'm not saying it's not going to be Seattle, but don't believe everything you here in a cabin full of cabin crew, it's my profession and I can confirm 90% of what's spoken is crap and crew certainly aren't who these thing she leaked to! #crewmour

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by shamrock321
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32006

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

I looked at a random date in July and it's only one daily

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by shamrock321
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32006

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

According to a Facebook page, today's MIA returned after making contact with runway lights on takeoff! Any more info?

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by shamrock321
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32006

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

The AF numbers are surprising to me, only 8% connect to long haul via CDG! I expected it to be much higher tbh!

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by shamrock321
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32006

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

PHL is great news for Aer Lingus and the DUBHUB project. I know people aren't happy that they are playing it safe but I really don't think a route like DFW or IAH would work from DUB.

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by shamrock321
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loud Speaker Used for PIA In-flight Announcements
Replies: 8
Views: 4541

Re: Loud Speaker Used for PIA In-flight Announcements

If the PA doesn't work this is a perfectly acceptable way to deliver the safety demonstration and will be most airlines SOP.

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by shamrock321
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When ISB's new airport opens, will BA fly LHR-ISB?
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

Re: When ISB's new airport opens, will BA fly LHR-ISB?

Like you say it's all down to wether or not it's safe for BA to operate the route.

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by shamrock321
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22047

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Great news indeed! They really are cramming a lot into that early morning window when it's pretty full already, assume this will have to be a T1 airline?

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by shamrock321
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22047

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Ryanair are really continuing to squeeze EI on what I've have considered to be Aer Lingus bread and better routes in Europe, BRU, AMS and now MUC surely EI must be feeling the pinch.

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by shamrock321
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22047

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

I noticed someone on Facebook asking what type of aircraft Privelage Style will be using on their EI booked flight to LAX next June/July. So I did some research and sure enough EI have some LAX flights listed as being operated by Privelage Style! Are EI going to be using them for the next summer or ...

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by shamrock321
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Pilots Ask Airline’s Founder to Intervene on Cost-Cutting
Replies: 7
Views: 4094

Re: EasyJet Pilots Ask Airline’s Founder to Intervene on Cost-Cutting

Discretion is a period of time crew can operate beyond what is normally legal.

For example at my airline a 4 sector days reporting between 0600-1329 means we can operate for 12 hours, discretion is needed when delays etc happen and is limited to a maximum of 2 hours.

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by shamrock321
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Aircraft Substitutions
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Aer Lingus Aircraft Substitutions

EI-LAX sustained damage from contact with ground equipment and hasn't flown since the end of August. The EI long haul programme is quite tight in the summer time so any issues such as this cause disruption. There is some more info about delays and cancellations on the Irish thread.

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by shamrock321
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21036

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Don't believe everything a pilot tells you about the airline they work for, I've learned over the years by that most of it tends to be bull

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by shamrock321
Wed May 31, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 16793

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Where can one work best in or around the Dublin airport for a full workday? Soon I'll need to self connect in Dublin. To save up a vacation day, I want to work between my arrival flight (early morning) and departure flight (evening). Has anyone of you done that before? Essentially, just need a plac...

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by shamrock321
Fri May 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 16793

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

These posts about delays at passport control wind me up! These are the same people that will moan when someone who shouldn't be in the country does something they should, why don't we're just wave everyone in.... Also note the that GAJ is operating to SFO today, is it the only 333 that can operate t...

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by shamrock321
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weather delay sat on the aircraft on the taxiway
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Weather delay sat on the aircraft on the taxiway

As theginge has said, a lot of the time these slots come forward. At my airline we do exactly the same thing. Get closed up and let them know you're ready to go and more often than not you get away earlier. If you release everyone back into the terminal you risk some not turning back up and missing ...

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by shamrock321
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 Only Routes
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Re: BA A380 Only Routes

The short answer is no, the 2 that come closest are LAX and JNB which have A380 only service at certain times of the year.

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by shamrock321
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 18675

Re: Irish 3/17

So EI are expecting 2 A330s this year and another 2 next year?

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by shamrock321
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11561

Re: Irish 2/17

To say that IAG is concerned about Norwegian is an understatement! As my employer I can tell you they view them as a big threat and they have no problem telling us about it and what we need to do to counter the attack. Just look at FLL and OAK being launched from LGW this summer and JFK a few months...

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by shamrock321
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11561

Re: Irish 2/17

The EI results are fantastic! When you look at the group they are far more profitable than VY and made almost as much money as IB which is impressive given the size of the operations!

The sooner the better the 321s are confirmed and delivered, it opens real potential for EI.

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by shamrock321
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11561

Re: Irish 2/17

I've been having a detailed look at EI schedules for the upcoming summer season, as was mentioned a while back there are some cuts to city routes in favour of increased frequency on the sun routes. But I've noticed that there is no service to BRU at all on Saturdays, the early 0640 flight on Saturda...

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by shamrock321
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet ends London City to Paris ORY service
Replies: 19
Views: 4385

Re: Cityjet ends London City to Paris ORY service

With KL restarting LCY today, it's quite a worry for WX at LCY, perhaps they need to look at unserved cities for future opportunities.

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by shamrock321
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11561

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Ive operated LHR-LAS many times and the amount of Irish onboard is astonishing! I've no doubt it'll do very well especially with EI charging for alcoholic drinks onboard!

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by shamrock321
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38404

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

BA crew have no problem serving full and short flights, I've worked any MAN and served full A321s in 20/25 minutes. The problems are with the computer used to process payments, it's had a few teething problems. (End of defensive post)

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