Ceremony for men killed in Aer Lingus training flight crash Cause of incident during training flight more than 50 years ago has never been ascertained Three men who were killed when an Aer Lingus training flight crashed in a field in Co Meath more than 50 years ago were commemorated at the site of ...Jump to post
Albania had an odd relationship with most countries, even communist countries; the Hoxha government was hardline Stalinist. On top of that, the country was dirt poor; only elites got out and getting in was not easy, so there wasn't a lot to support any significant air services. That said, I seem to ...Jump to post
The only issue I'd have with these is that even those seats which are right beside the window seem to have part of the seat structure obstructing the window itself.Jump to post
Yes, my thoughts exactly ( re the removal). It wil be v difficult to remove the acft without exacerbating the damage .Jump to post
Ethiopian celebrates its millionth passenger through DUB: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/road-warrior-the-business-of-travel-1.3352060 (The vast majority of these would be transit pax; it would be very interesting to find out how many of these were point to point, on DUB-L...Jump to post
Aer Lingus first was called Golden Shamrock It was silver service all the way It was old world first class and it was very good The first lounge was in Terminal one behind the pub at the 300 gates Each passenger was escorted to the aircraft by a lounge hostess Originally it was two class on the 747...Jump to post
I would be delighted to see her run. I think she would be an excellent candidate and her qualities would highlights so many of DT's failings (if he actually lasts until 2020 - her most likely opponent would be Pence, and that would make for very interesting debates: Pence's pseudo Christianity vs. O...Jump to post
A couple of newer planes would serve them better and might actually be cheaper than trying to keep their old ones airworthy. Agreed, and fortunately the current CEO is aware of this. She was put off the Dash 8 after several of her flights to visit the stations (when she first took the job) were can...Jump to post
Hi Richcandy, yes, this route was operated . Definitely in 1990, possibly a year or two after that and definitely with 747s. ORD was then axed gif a short time (again) and reintroduced when A330s delivered. Can't remember schedule. I flew it in 1990, EI-ASJ both ways . Good flight back from LHR to D...Jump to post
JetBlue looking at Ireland ... https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/63074-jetblue-mulls-tatl-flights-to-ireland-report Also, interesting to note that Westjet is going to be operating 738s to DUB this Summer (as opposed to the 73Gs, last year), with the St. John's service originating and terminati...Jump to post
Thank goodness, hope the A350-1000 to LAX is true. Anything to avoid 10 across 777s You have to wonder if airlines will begin recognising this - not just those with A350s and 777s (at 10 abreast), but also those with 787s (at nine abreast - which is all but one). If the operate both 777s and A350s ...Jump to post
It has happened on other flights; I recall that a Qantas captain and a S/O had an argument in Dallas and it has also happened with TK and AT (the latter, with tragic results).
I would think in this case that it's worse for the male pilot than it is for the female FO.
Good afternoon all!
Our first thread of 2018 is now up and running. Nothing like being ahead of the game!
Good afternoon folks and welcome to our first thread of 2018. As I'll be out for the rest of the day enjoying new year festivities, I thought I might launch this thread a little earlier than usual. A very happy new year to everyone; hope it's successful, happy and filled with lots of luck and no lit...Jump to post
Skyblue39 wrote:If Wizz enter DUB, FR will do everything (and then some) to send them packing!
No, all standard Neos; no intention of U2 doing long haul. They want to reduce their unit/CASM costs, so a bigger aircraft allows them to do this. Wizz iz doing the same, and don't be surprised if FR orders 737-Max10s next year. I expect that as more 320s and the 321s start to arrive, we'll see the ...Jump to post
That black goat is probably feeling a bit down on its luck, now.
Presumably they'll have to transport a large inflatable bag from DEL/BOM to place under the acft and raise the NLG.
Is there any way of knowing how many production slots are still available; I guess airlines are probably playing a waiting game, figuring that the closer Boeing comes to not being able to plug that gap, the more likely it is that they'll offer good deals. I could see BA going for a few. Don't have m...Jump to post
The 789 are now confirmed,and they added 2 more so that will be 4 789: http://www.air-journal.fr/2017-12-27-royal-air-maroc-commande-quatre-boeing-787-9-dreamliner-5192388.html You beat me to it! Here's the article from Flight International anyway. Good to see that they are continuing their growth ...Jump to post
SNN-JFK most likely. Didn't know they had any plans for SNN-YYZ? Won't AC be flying that route anyway.
That may not be the last ex-QR 330. As their fleet expands, more will become available and with GE engines and a two class config with good IFE, they may become a useful asset to EI.
12. How will IAG plan to cope with Brexit? There is a considerable risk that an adequate agreement between UK and EU will not be reached by the deadline. IAG may not want to make any major decisions for anything before the new conditions are clear, except almost obligatory preparations for the wors...Jump to post
As a former Jersey resident, I can certainly vouch for how great a pain in the posterior it was to transfer from LGW to LHR (and back); it's got steadily more expensive and it's not a particularly comfortable journey. It would have been great to have had the option to take a chopper, even once. Trou...Jump to post
I know, of course, that Ryanair has a large order for 737 MAX200s (a high density version of the Max 8, with extra exits, for 200 seats, but the same physical size). However, with U2 ordering A321s and Wizz the same, I was wondering if we might see it place an order for the Max 10? How many might su...Jump to post
So, what's the current position on FR? The strike appears to be on still; odd that after breaking a 20 year moratorium on recognising unions, the airline caved in, but still refuses to talk, at least until next Wednesday. Can't blame the union for not trusting them; why would they not sit down and c...Jump to post
Ah, this gives me a very warm feeling inside! I don't know if it's the fact that the reddest of red states voting in a Republican, the fact that - for all of the pressure put on them -they simply could not countenance Moore, or Trump's puerile response to the loss (how unlike him!) ... maybe a combi...Jump to post
So, the die is cast then. The US has taken a step which will further alienate it from the vast majority of the Islamic world, as well as most of Europe. Playing to the home crowd whose understanding of the sensitivities of ME politics is very limited and not really giving a tinker's curse about the ...Jump to post
Where is your source that KLM will be leasing these aditional frames? Clearly you need to read http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1378339 ... I have been reading that thread from the start and have re read it on your suggestion. I can’t find where it says KLM will order the MAX....Jump to post
Speaking as an Irish person, the events of this week have been a huge embarrassment for the UK government. They nearly had something which was workable and would benefit NI, but the DUP - that civilised, enlightened and open minded lot - blew a gasket and threatened to pull out of the government. I ...Jump to post
There is an assumption here that Ireland is seeking unity by stealth. This is not correct. There is a significant minority (close to 50%) of the NI population who have Irish citizenship and therefore are also EU citizens. Many of these people have businesses, which will be undermined by Brexit and b...Jump to post
I don't know if EI will codeshare; it certainly is possible, even probable but I haven't heard anything yet. As to connections, as CX already flies to MAN, LHR and LGW, I doubt if their expecting much in the way of connections at DUB. That said, connecting at DUB is probably going to be easier than ...Jump to post
Good afternoon folks and welcome to our last thread of 2017 ... and what a year it has been! It's seen several highlights and very few negatives; all three major airports appear to be doing well and Dublin may very well hit the 30m mark this year, which would be a massive milestone. Some highlights ...Jump to post
Thanks, HTCone! I had forgotten 'EAV! Anyway, thanks for that; so looks like that Qatari 332 will definitely be needed anyway, by the time the Summer season hits full tilt. I remember the Caledonian Tristars; indeed, I had my first Tristar flight on one of them, from DUB to SNN, with the ASI - many ...Jump to post
Would the cost of refurbishing a 757 to the same configuration/standard as the existing 757 fleet be justified for a period as short as 12-18 months? That's a very interesting question. The current layout of these aircraft is too premium heavy with 20 v 12 Business seats and 66 economy seats (+ 28 ...Jump to post
That could certainly be a solution; after all, EI would probably only need a fifth 757 for about 12-18 months (I'm not sure how many 321NeoLRs they plan to have in service in time for the Summer 2019 peak?) Two of the Open Skies 757s are PW powered and at 20+ years, they're probably not going to hav...Jump to post
I think we will see Level using some of its A321NeoLRs (possibly A330s as well) on long haul routes from various bases in the IAG group (though not DOH!) and I expect that we'll see Level being used as a stick to reduce costs, along the lines of "Level will fly these routes, unless you can matc...Jump to post
That's the big danger for FR. They have put a lot of effort into trying to keep their pilots sweet. But the flight attendants could give them the biggest sting of all ... there comes a time for any employee when the next straw is the one that breaks the camel's back. A mass walkout of FR cabin staff...Jump to post
When was this interview? Have they not already selected the 789 over the A350?Jump to post
Although I understand that 'GCF is to be parked at DUB over the winter, I was just wondering if it would be available as an "operations reserve aircraft", should it be necessary at some stage between now and next Summer? Hardly a good idea to be paying the expense of hiring an aircraft and...Jump to post