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by A60Stock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I find YHZ the interesting one, as there were plans for EI-EDP and EI-EDS to be fitted with extended range fuel tanks to take advantage of their ETOPS rating back in about 2015 for a 3x weekly service to YHZ. Apparently the unions weren't going to stand for it and it never took off, by the time EI w...

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by A60Stock
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6553

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Look, being guilty is just good business and we all know it. Parker's moaning is a bit like that of the seven year old whose parents have beaten him in a game of Monopoly.

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by A60Stock
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

spinotter - RE: The dates, I think the Americans and Canadians give dates as they would have been given in the U.K. a couple hundred years ago, it's a legacy issue I suppose. RE: eicvd, I agree the comment was tactless, however the question should be challenged. The logic of comparing Alabama to Ire...

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by A60Stock
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

It seems as if the A321LR will be configured with 16 Business Class seats, in a staggered config, 3 rows of 2 each side and 3 rows of 1 each side of the Aisle and one toilet at the front. Economy is 27 rows of 3 each side and 2 overwing exits at row 14 and 15 and 3 lavs at the aft galley as expecte...

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by A60Stock
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

I'd side with other posters here and say that if DL were to compete they'd probably only do so during the summer season (however, with a B752), as it could just about do it in the summer. Winter might be a different story where it'll be just as well that EI should be left alone to pick up the scraps...

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by A60Stock
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

In other (pretty minor) news - Icelandair goes daily next summer.

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by A60Stock
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Without wishing to be too blunt, DTW is a bit of an obsession for KLM617, so y'all please do forgive me if I don't take the suggestion too seriously. That being said I would imagine DTW would happen from DUB before MSP but there you go. I'd believe the theory about 2x A330's coming in sooner than yo...

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by A60Stock
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

@shamrock350 I am led to believe that G-FBEL, G-FBEM and G-FBEN are the aircraft being sold to Stobart, with the endlessly troublesome G-FBEF going back to BE. Having flown G-FBEF on DUB-SEN a few times, it made a few weird noises which made me wish I was wearing brown trousers! I recall someone men...

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by A60Stock
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Oh I'd say that it'll be with the spring schedule in mind as the affected SEN routes don't appear to end until January 2019 which should leave the E195's some time to receive some TLC (which they're sorely in need of) and paint in time for late March/early April 2019. I'm curious as to why RE mentio...

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by A60Stock
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

http://www.stobartair.com/jobs/rated-an ... blin-base/
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Stobart Air to open up E190 (probably E195) base at Dublin Airport - interesting times ahead.

http://www.stobartair.com/jobs/rated-an ... blin-base/

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by A60Stock
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 69989

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

Probably more like a narrow body A310-300.

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by A60Stock
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23501

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

@IrishTexan - you'd be cutting it very fine there. Then again, airlines normally don't advertise connections with insufficient time, so you could give them hell if it all went wrong. To be fair, just from my own perspective, 1½ hours is much less than I would be comfortable with. In any case, I wish...

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by A60Stock
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10293

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

God, that reminds me of the rumours that EI was going to operate YHZ 3x weekly on it's ETOPS A320's back in 2014 or so. Would have been interesting to see how that would have turned out.

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by A60Stock
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 15178

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

I have seen the letter, it is in such appalling English that I doubt a doctor would have written it. The grammar is all wrong, at least one spelling error, the wording is unbecoming of anyone with a modicum of restraint or reasonability - to use the word 'prostitute' in a letter is not the language ...

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by A60Stock
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 88
Views: 10489

Re: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?

I will go as far as to say DTW is definitely something of an omission from DUB's route map, although I would also say that it's not confirmed until we see it in black and white, hence any destination could be argued for.

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by A60Stock
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15841

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

There is a direct service to YVR since 2016 from DUB, summer only though.

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by A60Stock
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21217

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Yes, it's mentioned in the OAG thread, UA's IAD increase.

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by A60Stock
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 74232

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Well, the EI ones are coming from lessors who responded to RFP's, so it's in the lap of the lords as to their engines.

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by A60Stock
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 74232

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

I've heard on the one of the Irish threads, there's rumours that Aer Lingus is looking for another pair of A333s for next year.

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by A60Stock
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA fined $400K+ by FAA for flying unairworthy 787 23 times
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: UA fined $400K+ by FAA for flying unairworthy 787 23 times

$400k is such a tiny dent in their profit, I don't think this fine will teach them anything.

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by A60Stock
Wed May 17, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 16917

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

https://twitter.com/IrishAero/status/864561703312396289

Does anyone know more about this? I never figured that Yerevan would ever have anything to do with Dublin.
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https://twitter.com/IrishAero/status/864561703312396289

Does anyone know more about this? I never figured that Yerevan would ever have anything to do with Dublin.

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by A60Stock
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11692

Re: Irish 2/17

See, I can see the cutting of the meal in the flight creating a bit of a nightmare with regards the in-flight service, might slow things down if flight attendants have to check eligibility for a meal.

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by A60Stock
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11692

Re: Irish 2/17

Question is; what do EI cut from the economy fare apart from complimentary in-hold baggage that could bring the price down a bit without making in-flight service an absolute nightmare?

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by A60Stock
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11692

Re: Irish 2/17

I can see them trimming capacity so as to only have one TATL aircraft based should D8 do well, perfect excuse to give DUB another frame as well. Before anyone starts by the way, I am not in favour of EI doing a BA and becoming Dublin Airways.

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by A60Stock
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11692

Re: Irish 2/17

I don't think they will, I think the premise that they're essentially going to be the only TATL carriers into these airports might make USCBP in Dublin and Shannon a bit redundant, notwithstanding the fact that such facilities will still have to exist at SWF/PVD/BDL for the use of passengers coming ...

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by A60Stock
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11692

Re: Irish 2/17

Hi all, well in anticipation of today's route announcement, I decided to try and book a DUB-NYC flight with DY, only to find that I would be routed through Stockholm. There's not been any route announcement, so I may have stumbled upon another route to be announced from DUB in the near future. In an...

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by A60Stock
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI planning direct flights DUB-LAS
Replies: 14
Views: 3520

Re: EI to add DUB-LAS

FLYKTPA wrote:
Congrats to Aer Lingus & LAS! I wonder what North American cities they will add next? YVR, SEA, SAN, PHX, TPA, DFW and MSY sound like good candidates for their A330.


As far as I know, Willie Walsh was making some noises in the press either this year or last about adding SAN down the line.

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by A60Stock
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38529

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

I can't wait for the Women's March on Swords - seriously though, although this is a terrible thing to say and is totally inexcusable, we must face facts. MOL will always be MOL, and by getting people to overreact, he has done his job as a provocateur.

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by A60Stock
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 64125

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

The only non-stop to Europe I can foresee would be with BA's sister airline EI (Aer Lingus) to DUB, but only if they secured the same sort of assurances as they did with BDL.

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by A60Stock
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air Romania Expands Fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: Blue Air Romania Expands Fleet

I can see them potentially saving some of WS and/or SK's 737-600's from an early death; well maintained, more modern and dirt cheap.

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by A60Stock
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will WestJet do with its B736 or older B737-7s?
Replies: 15
Views: 3250

Re: What will WestJet do with its B736 or older B737-7s?

The only airline I can really see having an interest in getting the 736's would be Blue Air of Romania, purely on the basis that they're flying a load of 735's at this point in time. The 73G's might have a brighter future on the North American continent, but they may also be taken up by carriers suc...

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by A60Stock
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38529

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

The wrong engines - P&W I believe, the A333s.

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by A60Stock
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to launch long haul flights from BCN next S17.
Replies: 148
Views: 34412

Re: IAG to launch long haul flights from BCN next S17.

I imagine to reach EZE (one of the proposed routes, I believe) they would have to buy up some A332's, if they wish to bring down the cost of this exercise to have less to offset in case it all goes wrong, I guess they could get the A330-203's that both KLM and LATAM are retiring at around 10-12 year...

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by A60Stock
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA not serve Charlotte, NC?
Replies: 40
Views: 7279

Re: Why does BA not serve Charlotte, NC?

I wouldn't bet on it right now, as their bedfellows in AA already operate a CLT-LHR service....

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by A60Stock
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321neo - EIS And Missions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4940

Re: American A321neo - EIS And Missions?

All I reckon the AA 321neo would be doing on the Europe side of things is JFK-DUB/MAN and possibly LHR on a turn which doesn;t require high capacity. Otherwise I'd say it'd be largely confined to transcontinental and central America.

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by A60Stock
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no winglets on C-GHLK?
Replies: 11
Views: 3105

Re: Why no winglets on C-GHLK?

I'd assume this is due AC's seemingly immediate need to put them into service.

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by A60Stock
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23600

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

@Super88 might have been a diversion of either an SFO or LAX bound/originating flight.

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by A60Stock
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to begin PIT-KEF (year round 4x weekly)
Replies: 51
Views: 6363

Re: Wow Air to begin PIT-KEF (year round 4x weekly)

I won't count on them coming to BDL soon - as they will have EI to fend off, which offer a better product for a fairly reasonable price.

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by A60Stock
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33840

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

My best guess would be that these frames will be reassigned to IB or BA and EI will get more A330s (potentially NEO's) and A321LR's IAG (BA, VY & IB) already have a320neo orders. Can these be converted to A321neoLRs easily and do we expect some of them to head to EI? I'd hate to see EI lose a c...

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by A60Stock
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37077

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

There does seem to be an air of calm before the storm, so maybe they'll be third time lucky this time

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by A60Stock
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37077

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

Maybe a good frame on which to have a crew training, reserve fleet and also maybe add an additional service to somewhere on the east coast would be an A330-301 or two. At least it is much less different than an A340

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by A60Stock
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37077

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

You don't suppose that a certain other Gulf carrier (possibly a member of Oneworld) might have been given to access to Terminal 2 for a route on similar timings?

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by A60Stock
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK postpones Boeing/Airbus deliveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Re: TK postpones Boeing/Airbus deliveries

I hope IAG jump in and snap up the now vacant slots for 2018 - 2020 delivery, they could definitely do with some A321LR for EI and perhaps IB.

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by A60Stock
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: WOW Air ends KEF-LAX/SFO from 03/25/17
Replies: 28
Views: 4743

Re: RUMOR: WOW Air ends KEF-LAX/SFO from 03/25/17

The reason I don't jump the gun, especially with route cancellations is because I am well aware of how fickle the industry is and how full of nonsense it can be. My local airport has seen routes dropped a few weeks after launch, some condemned not to be renewed even before the inaugural flight - but...

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by A60Stock
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: WOW Air ends KEF-LAX/SFO from 03/25/17
Replies: 28
Views: 4743

Re: RUMOR: WOW Air ends KEF-LAX/SFO from 03/25/17

Nobody said (in fairness) that they had been put on sale and subsequently pulled, and empirical research doesn't always give a clear indication of something continuing or ending. Until I hear something official, I am not going to believe either theory/rumour until there is an official announcement.

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by A60Stock
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37077

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

FI not coming to DUB (not too surprising really) - apparently their second route announcement is PHL.

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by A60Stock
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: WOW Air ends KEF-LAX/SFO from 03/25/17
Replies: 28
Views: 4743

Re: WOW Air ends KEF-LAX/SFO from 03/25/17

Do you have a link to this announcement?

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by A60Stock
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 45655

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

TP doesn't codeshare with EI

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