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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: 32341

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: 4556

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: 1559

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: 22156

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: 22156

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: 22156

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: 4112

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: 817

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: 21128

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: 16841

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: 16841

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: 1470

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: 1192

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: 18724

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: 11623

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: 11623

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: 11623

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: 4392

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: 11623

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: 38463

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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by shamrock321
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does HV not fly to the UK and Ireland from NL
Replies: 14
Views: 2325

Re: Why does HV not fly to the UK and Ireland from NL

HV previously operated RTM-DUB, IT got cut, plenty of competition from surrounds airports in NL.

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by shamrock321
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI 757 EWR
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Re: EI 757 EWR

4 weekly 332 and 3 weekly 752 at the moment, alongside it's double 330 JFK service, I guess it makes sense given the drop in travel demand at this time of the year.

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by shamrock321
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which routes do BA's refurbished B747's fly on and anyone have any pics?
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Which routes do BA's refurbished B747's fly on and anyone have any pics?

LAS will definitely be a Mid J 747 with the older interior.

The "Super Hi J" jumbles go to JFK ORD BOS KWI RUH and DXB but occasionally pop up on other routes like SAN IAH ACC

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by shamrock321
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa ends Tokyo Narita service in Jan 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 4518

Re: Lufthansa ends Tokyo Narita service in Jan 2017

I was the under the impression that to operate to/from HND internationally you had to maintain a presence at NRT? Was this only for a period of time or is this something I've made up?

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by shamrock321
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 772 crew rest area question
Replies: 17
Views: 6249

Re: BA 772 crew rest area question

Yes it is, it's curtained off in the cabin as well so not to disturb the occupants. And to not pick it's the right side, port and starboard isn't used in this industry.

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by shamrock321
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23523

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

Some ATC delays this morning because of a computer technical glitch, I'm flying to MAN on FR556, still showing on time.

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by shamrock321
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319/320/320 turnaround price
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: A319/320/320 turnaround price

Hi B777LRF, thanks for your reply.

So specifics are approx 10 flights per day with ticket office and lounge included. Full service at DUB/MAN/LHR/LGW

Thanks for any help you can give!

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by shamrock321
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319/320/320 turnaround price
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

A319/320/320 turnaround price

Good morning all!

I'm undertaking a project at work and as part of it I'm trying to find out an estimated cost of A319/320/321 turnaround.

I appreciate rates will vary and individual pare will be confidential.
But is it possible to find an average cost?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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by shamrock321
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23523

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone had a link to the info about where passengers connect to/from ex DUB via LHR? I've seen some details on here before, it's basically for a project at work about EI/BA syncing schedules between Ireland and LHR. Just my own idea not an actual company one. Thanks :)

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by shamrock321
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is BA doing in SYD?
Replies: 28
Views: 9403

Re: How is BA doing in SYD?

The trip length for WW and MF is the same, don't be surprised if you see it move back soonish either!

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by shamrock321
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23523

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

Why BRU? WX are a real conumdrum

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by shamrock321
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33645

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

Any idea when QR will start and times/frequency?

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by shamrock321
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester
Replies: 13
Views: 5095

Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Reduced flying programme over Thanksgiving, cheap and availability of space is the reasoning behind them being at MAN.

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by shamrock321
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can Cabin crew contact flight deck in emergency?
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Re: How can Cabin crew contact flight deck in emergency?

Crew can contact the flight crew in 2 different ways, a normal call or an emergency call which will have a different tone/alert so they know it's urgent.

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by shamrock321
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: British Airways PHL

PHL will be daily 744 next summer and SAN a daily 77W, the changes are not linked, after some research I've learned BA was granted rights for a second daily PHL flight in 1995 but I can't find an actual start date.

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by shamrock321
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33645

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

I'm not sure why anyone would take Travel Extra as a reliable source for an EI announcement?

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by shamrock321
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33645

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

Eurowings operated DUB-DUS this summer as well.
Any more word on QR, I've seen someone on Twitter mention SV were potentially looking at DUB next summer.

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by shamrock321
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will axe Belfast-New York in January
Replies: 42
Views: 10096

Re: United will axe Belfast-New York in January

This is unfortunate news for N Ireland, it'll also no doubt give Brexiters ammunition but clearly the route isn't financially viable. It's operated for a number of years so had plenty of time to bed in, I'm sure the larger variety of transatlantic routes from DUB just a couple of hours down the road...

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by shamrock321
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33645

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

I came though T1 last Friday, baggage hall is a mess but arrivals looks amazing!
Does anyone know who is handling KLM?

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by shamrock321
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33645

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

Loking forward to returning to DUB this Friday, LAS-LHR-DUB, is DUB still at busy as ever a 2230? I've got a week at home, hoping to squeeze in a bit of spotting.

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by shamrock321
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33645

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

What exactly are the SK increases?

I'm home next weekend, some good BA fares on offer!

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by shamrock321
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 36975

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

I was referring to the long haul fleet, even factoring in the 757s, it would be hard to justify a spare, on shorthaul BA have some spare capacity, if you look at thebasource.com you'll normally see a tech Airbus somewhere in the network but no significant if any cancellations.

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by shamrock321
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 36975

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

BA have a fair bit of spare capacity, but when you A330 fleet is 10 that's far to small to justify one sitting idle.

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by shamrock321
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Ethiopian Airlines fly direct to Brussels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: Why doesn't Ethiopian Airlines fly direct to Brussels?

Most of Belgium's demand to Africa is to West Africa, not East Africa. In spite of its very strong route network into Africa, Sabena never served Ethiopia. Neither does Brussels Airlines. Is it O&D traffic to West Africa or connecting at BRU? There will be a mixture of course but as Belgium had...

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by shamrock321
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 36975

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

What has the redevelopment of the ex Aer Lingus head office got to do with IALPA, sounds ridiculous!

Just operated a return to YYC, it's the second time I've done it and the amount of Irish onboard has surprised me both times.

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by shamrock321
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why FINNAIR downgrade the route to PEK from Oct 17 to Oct 22?
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: Why FINNAIR downgrade the route to PEK from Oct 17 to Oct

Airline equipment changes happen all the time to best suit their operation, it's neither a joke or pathetic. As was explained it is to ensure they are able to operated SIN daily with the 359 and the 330 is more than a suitable replacement on the PEK route. I doubt you'll get much sympathy on here fo...

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by shamrock321
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible weather delays LHR/LGW Friday 16th AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

Re: Possible weather delays LHR/LGW Friday 16th AM

Heathrow appears to be running very well at the moment!

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by shamrock321
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA FA does Looney Tunes voices on landing
Replies: 57
Views: 5491

Re: SWA FA does Looney Tunes voices on landing

I hope he wasn't his harness like that when they landed....but yes very funny.

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by shamrock321
Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38345

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

Swissport won't have to do much preparation for handling a TK A330, they handle a number of the type everyday.

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