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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 184
Views: 16831

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

UA just reached 20th anniversary of SNN-EWR service. https://www.clare.fm/news/united-airlines-speak-shannon-hopes-20-year-milestone-marked/ http://clareherald.com/2018/06/united-airlines-celebrates-20-years-at-shannon-20981/ How long have UA been flying to DUB? CO also started Newark-Dublin in 199...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 184
Views: 16831

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

I think you are cutting it very fine and I would avoid this if on separate tickets. I did a T3-T5 early morning transfer a few months back and between UK immigration, the bus transfer and re-clearing security it took a good 90 minutes by the time I was in the departure lounge at T5. I wasn’t hangin...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 184
Views: 16831

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

AmricanShamrok wrote:
1.5 hours for a connection at LHR is fine. I’ve made terminal-to-terminal transfers and been through security at the other side there before in under 30 minutes.

Thank for that. That's pretty much what I recall, but that was in the 80's/90's.

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 184
Views: 16831

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Personal info request on transfer time at LHR (not having traversed terminals there in many years). Arriving on AA to LHR T3 @ 12.15 and departing from T2 with EI to SNN at 13.45. Is that 1.5 hours sufficient? Arrival time history for my particular AA flight looks excellent. No checked luggage. LHR ...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9030

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

http://video.foxnews.com/v/579262232900 ... show-clips
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That discussion also caught my attention.
Here's a link to the show segment for y'all.
http://video.foxnews.com/v/579262232900 ... show-clips

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by IrishTexan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 134
Views: 16031

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

Interesting find. Video interview with WW covers several topics, but go to 4.56 in for comments specific to this forum topic. "Announcements in the coming months"! https://blueswandaily.com/aer-lingus-receives-stronger-than-anticipated-response-to-network-rfp-as-it-closes-in-on-final-a321n...

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by IrishTexan
Mon May 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 134
Views: 16031

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

Any predictions on when the "official announcement in early May" might actually happen or have I missed something? Quote/source: Airports along with local government, business and tourism bodies are invited to submit information to assist in building the commercial and operational case to ...

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by IrishTexan
Fri May 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come
Replies: 29
Views: 3317

Re: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come

Speculation about EI to DFW has generated occasional chatter since as least the Celtic tiger years of a decade ago. I'll believe it if and when EI officially makes an announcement. EI are expected to announce further route expansion in "early May", so I guess that could be any day now. DFW...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26863

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

https://www.clare.fm/news/report-shanno ... ompletion/
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Report On Shannon Flood Embankments Nearing Completion
How real is the flooding threat to SNN ops.?
https://www.clare.fm/news/report-shanno ... ompletion/

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by IrishTexan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Traffic Controllers Trade the Tower for a Screen-Stuffed Cave
Replies: 15
Views: 3059

Re: Airport Traffic Controllers Trade the Tower for a Screen-Stuffed Cave

Media article on remote tower test at SNN last year. http://clareherald.com/2016/07/remote-air-traffic-control-trial-continues-12187/ Related video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDwzE4ISQU8 EU paper on RTO (remote tower ops) http://www.atceuc.org/uploads/docs/human-dimension-in-remote-tower-operat...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22611

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

UA to reduce ops even further at SNN. Having suspended EWR service from Nov.25 in 2017 to Mar.10 this year and cancelled all 2018 ORD services, the winter suspension will begin on Oct.27 this year. They have also moved the SNN departure time from 9.00am to 12.30pm when the service restarts on Mar.10...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23607

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

The Norwegian B789 op LGW-BOS diverted into Dublin tonight. It was off the coast of County Kerry then overflew Shannon and headed direct into Dublin. Probably a med-div? Irish Times reporting diversion was to remove unaccompanied luggage. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/flight-di...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23607

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Got e-mailed a schedule change from UA on their EWR-SNN-EWR flights. From March 25 next UA25 dep. EWR 9.55pm and arr. SNN 9.15am with the return UA24 dep. SNN 12.30pm and arr. EWR 2.45pm. For as long as I remember flying the route the flights have departed EWR at 7.50pm and SNN at 9.00am. Personally...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KWI - SNN B77W KU177
Replies: 19
Views: 2182

Re: KWI - SNN B77W KU177

I can attest to how rubbish security in KWI is/was a few years ago. They were like 'ah, you're white - just go straight through'. Completely nuts. Things are different now, A security firm is managing the airport, Measures are uncomfortably strict. Seems like SNN security picked up on something eit...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ264 ORD-AMM Diverted to SNN
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Re: RJ264 ORD-AMM Diverted to SNN

http://clareherald.com/2017/10/jet-dump ... ger-81121/
Unfortunately, given it's location, this is a relatively frequent event at SNN.
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Diversion due to passenger medical condition.
http://clareherald.com/2017/10/jet-dump ... ger-81121/
Unfortunately, given it's location, this is a relatively frequent event at SNN.

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by IrishTexan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26167

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Is a new EI transatlantic route announcement coming next week on Oct.4? Not sure if the site linked below has accurate info, but it's about that time of year again for speculation. http://travelbiz.ie/newsstory/Breaking_News_-_Aer_Lingus_to_announce_new_transatlantic_route Also came across some comm...

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by IrishTexan
Thu May 11, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 16794

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

http://clareherald.com/2017/05/e15m-upg ... way-25155/
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SNN runway rehab underway. Was surprised that this is only the second rehab since original construction in 1961.
http://clareherald.com/2017/05/e15m-upg ... way-25155/

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by IrishTexan
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11574

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

[quote="kaitak"]It's expected that, this coming week, details will be announced of the first direct scheduled flights from ORK to the USA. Initially, it's expected that the first flights will be to Rhode Island, T F Green Airport, near Warwick: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/confirmati...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11574

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

http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 16389.html
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More related info.
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 16389.html

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by IrishTexan
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI planning direct flights DUB-LAS
Replies: 14
Views: 3504

Re: EI to add DUB-LAS

http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 16389.html
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Some additional background info on the route decision.
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 16389.html

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by IrishTexan
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI planning direct flights DUB-LAS
Replies: 14
Views: 3504

EI planning direct flights DUB-LAS

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ae ... 17113.html
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Just came across this report of new service to begin next winter.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ae ... 17113.html

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by IrishTexan
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11574

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

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ae ... 17113.html
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New transatlantic service to Las Vegas later this year with EI planning DUB-LAS.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ae ... 17113.html

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by IrishTexan
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23445

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

Noticed a change on Airbus A330 production list. EI had been listed for MSN1791 for May 2017 delivery and MSN1831 for December 2017 delivery. EI now allocated MSN1817 with MSN1831 going to Hainan. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ff2DA4QRsnyx6Og6UREgvDckpdF2Iu7o4Vcj6m7EM_I/pub?single=true&...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 36864

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

Looking at the pic in post #164 and also reading other media about a well known Korean phone manufacturer having combustion issues with their new model 7, and also the replacement units, makes me wonder if there could be a connection. Hopefully the facts from the incident investigation will prove ot...

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by IrishTexan
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 36864

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

Found some recent video of MOL sharing many opinions in his own style at the creative minds series at the U.S. embassy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zOztyJS_uc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcTX1cuamiI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEO04zhCk7I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ytmFxB1ec http...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 36864

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

Given the current thread title, here are a couple of news links from DFW area media during the last week to add fuel to speculation about possible EI service to DFW. http://www.star-telegram.com/news/busin ... 96832.html http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dfw-airp ... /311782294 While this incentive pac...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc
Replies: 52
Views: 5647

Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

BDL to DUB with EI 757 will soon be an addition to this list

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by IrishTexan
Mon May 02, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Undertaker To Repurpose B767 As Seaside Hotel.
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

RE: Undertaker To Repurpose B767 As Seaside Hotel.

First part of the journey on May1.
http://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/...ping-by-barge-to-sligo-732286.html

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by IrishTexan
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Undertaker To Repurpose B767 As Seaside Hotel.
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Undertaker To Repurpose B767 As Seaside Hotel.

Ex Transaero B767-200ER <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>-CZD was facing the scrapheap at <acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</acronym>, but David McGowan, an Irish funeral director, has come up with a plan to make it the centerpiece of his proposed glampsite in Ennis...

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by IrishTexan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Cork-USA?
Replies: 41
Views: 9608

RE: Why No Cork-USA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="TWA Transworld Air...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1
Replies: 217
Views: 20868

RE: Irish 12/15: High On Jet A1

On a lighter note, I decided to take a look at eircode.ie to get some mailing address info and see that, according to this new postal coding mechanism, many parts of Clare have relocated to Limerick, most notably any address relating to Shannon airport. Yikes!!! Conspiracy theory anyone?

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by IrishTexan
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T/A ATC Developments At Shanwick
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

T/A ATC Developments At Shanwick

Just read an article detailing some interesting developments in T/A ATC for Shanwick. The second topic in the article was what caught my attention. Link to article: <a href="http://clareherald.com/2015/06/another-aviation-first-for-iaas-ballygirreen-centre-58738/" target="_blank">http://clareherald....

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by IrishTexan
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying
Replies: 214
Views: 24657

RE: Irish 10/15: Future Focused Flying

Assuming that the <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym> purchase of <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> does go ahead, and additional long haul routes are duly announced, I wonder what equipment will be used, and from what source. Do...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/15: Fasten Seatbelts - Turbulence Ahead!
Replies: 200
Views: 23438

RE: Irish 3/15: Fasten Seatbelts - Turbulence Ahead!

Reading paragraph 5 of linked article from today's <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym>, wondering where <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> would be interested in serving. <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th ...

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by IrishTexan
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/15: Fasten Seatbelts - Turbulence Ahead!
Replies: 200
Views: 23438

RE: Irish 3/15: Fasten Seatbelts - Turbulence Ahead!

Just read this "good news" story. Nice to see Ireland involved on the leading edge of aviation. What especially caught my attention was the phrase "free of charge". Wonder if the government will manage to generate a revenue stream from this service? <a href="http://clareherald.com/2015/02/05/new-air...

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by IrishTexan
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Plans DFW
Replies: 75
Views: 17480

RE: Aer Lingus Plans DFW

Will be very happy if this does happen. Would be very nice to cut several hours travel time, not to mention eliminating connecting time. I know this is non scientific, but with many, many combined family trips originating at both ends over the last decade and longer, we, as an extended family, have ...

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by IrishTexan
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA New Procedures Re Passengers Deceased Inflight
Replies: 22
Views: 12636

BA New Procedures Re Passengers Deceased Inflight

Just read the story linked below. <a href="http://www.breakingnews.ie/business/ba-overhauls-guidelines-for-dealing-with-dead-passengers-632123.html" target="_blank">http://www.breakingnews.ie/business/...g-with-dead-passengers-632123.html</a> First time I've heard of the "sunglasses and newspaper" p...

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by IrishTexan
Mon May 19, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US715 Lands DUB D/t 9 Sick F/As
Replies: 50
Views: 20089

RE: US715 Lands DUB D/t 9 Sick F/As

Given that scheduled t/a flights to the U.S. preclear custom and immigration at <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>, I'm curious if a diverted flight such as this ever takes advantage of this facility, assuming baggage has been offloaded when the flight is del...

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by IrishTexan
Mon May 19, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US715 Lands DUB D/t 9 Sick F/As
Replies: 50
Views: 20089

RE: US715 Lands DUB D/t 9 Sick F/As

Repeat incident today. Same route but different equipment per the linked report. <a href="http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/us-airways-plane-forced-to-land-in-dublin-as-multiple-staff-feel-unwell-630995.html" target="_blank">http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/u...iple-staff-feel-unwell-630995.html<...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/14: A Whole New World
Replies: 226
Views: 32750

RE: Irish 1/14: A Whole New World

If speculation is the flavour of the day, then let me throw this one out there. Are the Ryan family still part owners of <acronym title="Maersk Air United Kingdom">VB</acronym>? Even though <acronym title="Maersk Air United Kingdom">VB</acronym> are without the equipment to fly T/A currently, could ...

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by IrishTexan
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/14: A Whole New World
Replies: 226
Views: 32750

RE: Irish 1/14: A Whole New World

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EIDL" class="quote" target="_blank">EIDL</a> (<a href="#124" class="quote">Reply 124</a>):<br/><i>If they're counting <acronym title="American A...

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by IrishTexan
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/13: Up There Where The Air Is Clear ...
Replies: 206
Views: 25885

RE: Irish 10/13: Up There Where The Air Is Clear ...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IRISH251" class="quote" target="_blank">IRISH251</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border=...

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by IrishTexan
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!
Replies: 213
Views: 27840

RE: Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!

Seems not everyone at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> was fully aware of the US777 incident as it played out. <a href="http://www.clareherald.com/2013/08/audio-reveals-confusion-around-bomb.html" target="_blank">http://www.clareherald.com/...

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by IrishTexan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!
Replies: 213
Views: 27840

RE: Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!

Some media follow up to the bomb hoax on US777
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/230...d-to-make-emergency-landing-at-phl

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by IrishTexan
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!
Replies: 213
Views: 27840

RE: Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!

Fox news reporting an incident currently developing at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>. Video from <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> of a US 757, reported to be a flight from Irela...

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by IrishTexan
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!
Replies: 213
Views: 27840

RE: Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!

Thirsty visitor to SNN recently.
http://www.clareherald.com/2013/08/s...record-largest-ever-refuel-of.html
Discount for cash payment?

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by IrishTexan
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Range Rover In A 747
Replies: 18
Views: 13880

RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Given that most people on this forum advocate attention to detail, I notice the techically innacurate title to this thread. The vehicle involved is not a Range Rover, but the new model 2014 Range Rover Sport. For those who follow such topics it is akin to talking about the A330 and using photos of a...

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by IrishTexan
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Range Rover In A 747
Replies: 18
Views: 13880

RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Some video of this Jaguar/Land Rover marketing event with lots of interior fuselage footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPKCw4kkD4E

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