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by shamrock321
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 137
Views: 16785

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

I’ve seen an internal email from Norwegian to staff confirming the closure of their Dublin flight and cabin crew base, anyone know how many crew they had in Dublin. The email also mentioned that for the first part of summer this year they had 6 based aircraft, I had no idea it was so many?

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by shamrock321
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21587

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

MIA is one of those routes that busier in winter than summer, loom at BA for example, 3 daily this winter up from 2 and once daily A380.The 3rd daily frequencies stay next summer but no A380.

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by shamrock321
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21587

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Etihad blocking the runway with hydraulic issues

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by shamrock321
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11099

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

From a passenger point of view maybe, from a business point of view no, they’ve gotten everything out of their assets especially the 747s.

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by shamrock321
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR
Replies: 35
Views: 5825

Re: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR

BA are reducing NCL, ABZ and MAN next summer, have the slots come from here?

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by shamrock321
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6057

Re: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

windian425 wrote:
VS operate from both LGW and LHR to BGI in the winter season only. Perhaps BA could offer something similar. Instead of 10 weekly LGW, 7 from LGW and 3 from LHR. They have done this before after Concord was grounded.


VS don’t operate to BGI from LHR at any time of the year.

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by shamrock321
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6057

Re: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

It wouldnt at all surprise me to see a LAS or BGI flight move to LHR, I 8magine they would do exceptionally well with the added benefit of the LHR short haul network but as mentioned slots are an issue. LAS operates from both LHR and LGW proving BA isn’t against doing it or operatin gleisure routes ...

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by shamrock321
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 27591

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Lufthansa adding an extra 6 weekly flights to/from MUC including a nightstopper.
LH2520 arrives 2130
LH2521 departs 0615

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by shamrock321
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF137 ORD-CDG Landing Gear Issues Tonight
Replies: 8
Views: 2513

Re: AF137 ORD-CDG Landing Gear Issues Tonight

Perhaps something simple like a gear locking pin left in pace? Didn’t this happen to a BA 747 just a few weeks ago ex ORD?

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by shamrock321
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8868

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

If my boyfriend proposed to me on a plane, I’d fire him...

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by shamrock321
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32109

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The 330 fleet is busy enough in the summer time without squeezing London rotations out of them. And to clarify it’s 50 times when both directions are taken into account.

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by shamrock321
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32109

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

EI won’t be competing with AA, the idea of a joint venture is that the airlines share the spoils so EI starting DFW would be detrimental to this. LAS would be an interesting one, lots of Irish traffic on the route and BOB alcohol on the route would be a killer, although I think we could all be surpr...

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by shamrock321
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32109

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The TPA route confirmed as DL to AMS. I’m clueless as to where it will be, DEN would surprise me given only BA and LH operate there from Europe but then again SEA surprised me!

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by shamrock321
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27749

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Aer Lingus also had a cancelled PSA-DUB last week, the tweets I seen suggested a similar fiasco in sorting hotels etc out.

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by shamrock321
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27749

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

There is a video today of a Vueling A320 tearing up a piece of tarmac at DUB and it getting stuck to the landing gear, the return trip was delayed 2 hours. The video suggests it’s a piece of patched up taxiway, doesn’t fill you with confidence...

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by shamrock321
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4078

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

Let’s be honest! An airline employee posting about how he’s cheated security be it at a sporting event or anywhere else and posting it on social media is going to get you into trouble.

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by shamrock321
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23812

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

It’s logical for TP to return, with the growth at DUB, they can surely make it work this time round especially with their South American network. Let’s hope Norwegian make a better go at Hamilton than Globespan did, it was always very delayed! Lucky enough to be operating in/out of DUB twice in July!

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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: 6341

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: 17548

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: 21341

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: 21341

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: 27661

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: 1463

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: 68
Views: 15548

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: 27661

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: 2765

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: 27661

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: 27661

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: 24516

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: 22985

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: 22985

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: 23178

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: 23907

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: 23907

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: 23907

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: 23907

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: 23907

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: 13291

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: 6391

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: 23907

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: 23907

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: 3701

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: 28831

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: 33053

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: 33053

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: 33053

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: 33053

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: 4621

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: 1598

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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