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by shamrock350
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13085

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Ryanair announcing a base at Southend is a nice surprise, probably not for Easyjet or Flybe but the airport itself had stagnated for a while so this must be a welcome boost. Not sure a 738 is the right aircraft for SEN-DUB and the short term seat dumping will probably send Flybe packing but I don't ...

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by shamrock350
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3777

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Aer Lingus owned or at least had a controlling interest in a number of travel agencies and hotels during the 60s and 70s as it believed these were essential to the airline business at the time. The airline started with Irish Intercontinental Hotels and then began take overs of Sunbound and Blueskies...

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by shamrock350
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU's latest 5th-generation flight attendant uniforms introduced system-wide on June 6
Replies: 11
Views: 1463

Re: HU's latest 5th-generation flight attendant uniforms introduced system-wide on June 6

The dress is stunning and some of the additional pieces are also very smart but I'm not sure on the hat or the male uniform, the look a little uncomfortable.

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by shamrock350
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15109

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

I doubt the route announcements were ever really set in stone for May, the aircraft don't arrive until Q2 2019 and probably won't commence transatlantic flights until late summer so to make anything public now is way too early. The recent trend with Aer Lingus is autumn announcements, it was October...

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by shamrock350
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13085

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

- EI will push back deliveries of A321LR to second/third quarter next year Will they? The order was always due for delivery beginning in the second quarter and continuing throughout the year and into the following. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2017/03/06/aer-lingus-lease-seven-...

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by shamrock350
Thu May 31, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The difference with Finnair is that while the livery is terribly basic, it somehow works very, very well. It comes to life in the snowy landscapes of Finland and in winter sunlight but looks clean and sharp in almost any environment, they've also done a wonderful job in coupling the livery with thei...

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by shamrock350
Wed May 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7877

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

Boeing74741R wrote:
SonaSounds wrote:
3AWM wrote:


The A332’s currently don’t have PE, but word seems to suggest they’re being refitted later this year to bring them into line with the rest of the VS native fleet.

My mistake, those 45 seats are actually extra legroom economy seats.

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by shamrock350
Wed May 30, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7877

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

Dominion301 wrote:
Does 287 seat A332 = 9-abreast seating in Y?

Not at all.

I believe these are ex-Air Berlin aircraft so probably feature a large economy cabin over premium cabins. Something like 19 Upper Class, 40 Premium Economy and 230 Economy?

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by shamrock350
Wed May 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The IB livery somehow makes the A350 look bland.

Nice to see the new winglets in a bit more detail, think I prefer the older version though, it was very elegant in the way it was swept back.

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by shamrock350
Sat May 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31160

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

I agree with everyone who says this is just a reveal of a Lufthansa draft livery. Nowhere does that tweet indicate a new livery will be announced. The draft designs for Lufthansa were all on A350 templates and that's quite clearly a basic A350 outline. Some are visible at 1:25 minutes in: https://ww...

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by shamrock350
Fri May 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground collison at STN (minor damage)
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Ground collison at STN (minor damage)

I get that, I understand that the referendum is a huge deal, and rightfully so. But its a tenuous link between that and a ground incident at STN. Would all these agencies report on this had it been a flight to Edinburgh or Paris? Yes it's very likely they would have reported on it, in fact they did...

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by shamrock350
Fri May 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground collison at STN (minor damage)
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Ground collison at STN (minor damage)

Minor incident between two aircraft occurs. Minimal damage, some disruption. BBC reports with headline "Stansted Airport collision delays Irish 'Home to Vote' passengers" What about the passengers delayed by those who were just returning home? What about the passengers delayed who were vi...

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by shamrock350
Fri May 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 21996

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Gorgeous livery!

Unusual how different it is from the officially released images of the new branding, hopefully this is indeed the new livery because they've clearly gone to the effort of updating it and have done so in a wonderful way.

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by shamrock350
Fri May 25, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

EI-GAJ returned from SFO yesterday, missing a winglet of course. It's back in service today, currently operating EI109 to JFK so unless Aer Lingus has a few spare winglets hanging around I'm guessing 'GAJ will be flying wingletless for a few weeks.

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by shamrock350
Thu May 24, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

There's clearly room for competition on this route and with it being so heavily backed by Ryanair I imagine it doing well. The Laudamotion investment by Ryanair was a genius move, they intend to increase ownership to 75% and I suspect complete control eventually giving Ryanair a taste of the Airbus ...

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by shamrock350
Thu May 24, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5796

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

Rarely hear anything playing in European airport, I've certainly never noticed it. Sometimes you'll get live performances, British Airways once did a pop up orchestra for a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRKKmY5yCv0 Flower Duet and British Airways go hand in hand so this would have been a re...

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by shamrock350
Sun May 13, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread

I'm enjoying this season a lot! Watch it on Netflix every Friday night. Ru seems slightly more interested and involved, there have been seasons where it feels like she's just going through the motions and collecting that paycheque but this year has been fun. Loved the Monet, Asia, Vixen and Monique ...

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by shamrock350
Sat May 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

There is a picture on Instagram of G-FBEH with STOBART Air stickers. Are the E-195s now being operated on the Stobart Air AOC, but still on the UK register? Yes I believe that is the case and the same goes for G-FBEF while G-FBEN will also join Stobart but under the Irish register as EI-GGC...I thi...

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by shamrock350
Sat May 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47687

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Norwegian has no chance if IAG and Ryanair get their hands on it. If it goes ahead and gets approved by the regulators you can bet the two Irish men in charge will carve Norwegian up, long haul for IAG and short haul for Ryanair.

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by shamrock350
Sat May 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14310

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

It's a nicer livery that's for sure. Shame the aircraft is visibly dirty though, talk about doing it on the cheap!

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by shamrock350
Fri May 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

How do you get as far as Northern France before suspecting a hare has been sucked into the engine? The article states the crew informed air traffic control shortly after take off so I'm guessing they realised instantly what had happened. The crew claimed they saw two hares but after a runway inspec...

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by shamrock350
Fri May 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

OA260 wrote:
Flight EI-582 departed Dublin at 8.15am and was bound for Malaga in Spain with 287 passengers on board

287 passengers? That's a pretty full A333!

Better to be safe than sorry, things could have gotten a little harey otherwise...

:duck:

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by shamrock350
Thu May 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17752

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

The larger tail logo is a big improvement but I'm not sure the lighter shade of blue is... I think the biggest problem with this livery is how unequal it is, there's too much focus on the tail and very little design elsewhere making it tail heavy. Nice to see LH management listen to the public respo...

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by shamrock350
Thu May 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 134
Views: 19216

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

I find the 787 pretty noisy in the cabin to be honest, in terms of engine noise it is obviously much quieter than previous generation aircraft but the cabin features a lot of additional noise for some reason. During engine start and taxi there’s that loud high pitched whistle or whine followed by a ...

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by shamrock350
Sat May 05, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

New paint job on EI-GEY EI A330. There was a bit of discussion on here about livery standards after the Air Italy A330 paint rejection. What do you think? https://www.flickr.com/photos/n707pm/27993931158/in/feed Better than the other -200 repaints. The Shamrock on the tail appears to be at the corr...

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by shamrock350
Tue May 01, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

As for JetBlue, don’t both British Airways and American code share with them anyway? Wouldn’t exactly be fair to expect Aer Lingus to give it up. It’s a shame the United partnership will have to end, it’s clearly been a good fit since it started and as Kaitak states, the relationship with American h...

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by shamrock350
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

https://twitter.com/paul_deegan/status/988097259492560896 Thanks OA! . Welcome. IIRC the first EI aircraft to get mood lighting was on the lease to VS? Its a small thing but does indeed make a difference. That's right but it was removed for some unknown reason when they returned to Aer Lingus. Both...

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by shamrock350
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

https://twitter.com/paul_deegan/status/ ... 9492560896

Thanks OA!

Looks like EI-DEF (A320) and EI-EDY (A333) have been fitted this winter. Unconfirmed that a second A320 also has it. Seems like a slow roll out or trial basis.
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OA260 wrote:
Orlaithdub wrote:
Could you post here the twitter link for that photo please?


https://twitter.com/paul_deegan/status/ ... 9492560896

Thanks OA!

Looks like EI-DEF (A320) and EI-EDY (A333) have been fitted this winter. Unconfirmed that a second A320 also has it. Seems like a slow roll out or trial basis.

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by shamrock350
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

On another note, Aer Lingus appear to have fitted mood lighting to some A320s over the winter. At least one A330 has got it and there's a photo on twitter from yesterday showing an A320 with a blue hue. It's a small detail but definitely improves the cabin appearance. EI usually put themselves under...

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by shamrock350
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

How interesting We call an airline that keeps to its brand standard ridicolous!! Must be an Irish thing - sure it will be alright on the day!!! We have learned to accept less than as the new standard across the country!! How sad! Hold on, reread what I said. Qatar is well known for its high standar...

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by shamrock350
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Air Italy's first A330 was painted in Dublin recently but was rejected by Qatar/Air Italy officials due to the quality. https://www.flickr.com/photos/93967596@N05/40589878595/in/photostream/ Some suggest it was painted incorrectly, tail design is visibly further forward than on their 737, others cla...

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by shamrock350
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Interesting little interview with Declan Kearney on the Business Traveller website celebrating EIs 60 years over the Atlantic. Nothing we don’t already know but interesting to read his take on Norwegian and other loco longhaul competition, seems remarkably different to BAs attitude! https://www.bus...

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by shamrock350
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14310

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

A slight improvement. I actually like the font, it's more interesting than the oversimplified fonts that so many airlines seem to be choosing these days. The tail is very nice and I like the red wing tips.

I still prefer the old light blue and red livery, that stood out for me.

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by shamrock350
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7759

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

Hardly anyone reclines their seat on short haul flights, there’s simply no need. I’d only do it if there was nobody behind me so I see no problem with this, my only issue with these new seats is the lack of a headrest. The current slimline design is like sitting with your back against a surfboard! A...

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by shamrock350
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28504

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

EChid wrote:
I'm surprised that no one has discussed the fact that they released a (ridiculous) video on facebook featuring the new livery on an A380.

Cringe! That video is way over the top for what is a very lacklustre looking livery.

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by shamrock350
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24870

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

The new falcon looks great but the livery as a whole looks a bit muddled, the beige, gold, white and blue billboard titles clash slightly when the same combination didn't in the old livery.

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by shamrock350
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter
Replies: 27
Views: 4178

Re: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter

Shannon was very lucky to retain the same number of flights but I doubt Norwegian were expecting Aer Lingus to turn JFK year round just as they decided to throw all their eggs into a Stewart shaped basket. Good chance they'll find themselves in the same position next winter.

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by shamrock350
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28729

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

I’m pleased they’ve added depth to the tail logo, without it the entire design looked cheap but I’m still not sure what the thinking is behind the grey belly, it clashes with the blue and yellow and has little to do with the Icelandair branding.

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by shamrock350
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Shame about Norwegian's reductions, hardly shocking but maybe a surprise it's come so soon? Dublin probably has the volume for them to muddle through each winter but it doesn't bode well for everyone else in terms of current operations or any future expansion. Fair play to SNN for holding onto the s...

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by shamrock350
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Obligation driving Aer Lingus membership in transatlantic JV Aer Lingus is slowly moving towards joining the transatlantic joint venture with British Airways, a step that it was "obligated" to take when it was purchased by International Airlines Group (IAG). Terms of the Dublin-based carri...

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by shamrock350
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Aeroflot, the Russian state-controlled airline, is planning to launch a direct flight between Dublin and Moscow just as Irish diplomatic relations with the Kremlin take on a distinctly chilly air. Jason Corcoran reports from Russia. A delegation from the Dublin Airport met senior Aeroflot managemen...

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by shamrock350
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34322

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

The new livery makes the A350 look stumpy, something I didn't think was possible!

It's such a disappointing livery, yes it's smart and professional but it's also painfully bland at the same time.

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by shamrock350
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Stephen Kavanagh spoke about Aer Lingus joining the AA/IAG joint venture and said they are currently negotiating terms that will allow the airline to keep its "DNA", including continuing JetBlue codeshare. They expect to join in the next 12-18 months which usually means not anytime soon bu...

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by shamrock350
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Aer Lingus set to partner with Alaska on new Seattle service. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/new-seattle-dublin-route-is-part-of-ambitious-u-s-expansion-by-aer-lingus/ Interesting article, even mentions a possible corporate travel program with Ryanair to help get their flight...

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by shamrock350
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

The raccoon eyes are only on the LR, it appears to be a marketing tool by Airbus for its longer range aircraft; A321neoLR, A330neo and A350.

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by shamrock350
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Those racoon eyes in the A321LR are really bad, they’ve got to be looking at a new livery by the time they’re introduced .. It works on the A350 thanks to the unique nose design but even then it's mainly on liveries with white around the cockpit so the "racoon eyes" stand out. Looks a lit...

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by shamrock350
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4415

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

AB Airlines was formerly known as Air Bristol and actually marketed itself as Air Belfast due its principal route between Belfast International Airport and London Stansted. It also used the name AB Shannon for a while after it opened a base there, admittedly Shannon is small town in Ireland rather t...

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by shamrock350
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

The A321LR should have the legs for the middle east but I think it's unlikely they'd venture down there again, even with the narrow body. A code share with QR would probably be enough if the relationship with EY ends. Speaking of which, here's the first official rendering. http://i1156.photobucket.c...

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by shamrock350
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Not sure the current EI uniform is that bad actually - though personally I preferred the Ib creation I do believe there has been a general decline in grooming and appearance at EI and there are ocassions that the uniforms look like they have been slept in - not sure that's the uniforms fault Some s...

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by shamrock350
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19
Replies: 26
Views: 3644

Re: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19

As I understand it, the plan is to do a total corporate identity overhaul, not just uniforms. It is intended that IAG carriers will have a similar livery, so that aircraft can be shared between them, in order to allow best use of assets. Thus, the new EI and ultimately, the new BA livery, will be s...

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