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by kaitak
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 139
Views: 14418

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

I see, on another thread, that they're looking at flights to ORD or IAH. Wonder if they'll apply for more fifth freedom rights. Not so much for ORD, but IAH would be good to see.

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 139
Views: 14418

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

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 ...

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines In Communist Albania
Replies: 18
Views: 4965

Re: Airlines In Communist Albania

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 ...

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10
Replies: 11
Views: 2877

Re: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10

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.

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by kaitak
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 149
Views: 30042

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Yes, my thoughts exactly ( re the removal). It wil be v difficult to remove the acft without exacerbating the damage .

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by kaitak
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 139
Views: 14418

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

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...

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by kaitak
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 139
Views: 14418

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

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...

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by kaitak
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oprah 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 892

Re: Oprah 2020?

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...

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh
Replies: 37
Views: 6135

Re: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh

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...

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 39468

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What is first expected delivery tugs year? A7-ANA of Qatar ?

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 139
Views: 14418

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

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...

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by kaitak
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 139
Views: 14418

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

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...

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by kaitak
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 58
Views: 13243

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

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 ...

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by kaitak
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 10967

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

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.

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 139
Views: 14418

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

Heard that they were looking at the possibility of basing a 787 in Dublin, but not what routes it might be operating on.

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by kaitak
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 22924

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

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Good afternoon all!

Our first thread of 2018 is now up and running. Nothing like being ahead of the game!

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by kaitak
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 139
Views: 14418

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

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...

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by kaitak
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 22924

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Expect FR to announce 737-Max10 order sometime in the coming year. That will give them a 235-240 seater; with U2 and Wizz both ordering the 321Neo, you can expect FR to match them in the "pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap" race!

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by kaitak
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 22924

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Skyblue39 wrote:
If Wizz enter DUB, FR will do everything (and then some) to send them packing!


That could certainly be interesting. Wonder what routes they would fly? Mostly E Europe, but possibly LTN as well. Would certainly love to see them in DUB, even if only for the added dash of colour!

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by kaitak
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 5156

Re: EasyJet in 2018

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 ...

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons
Replies: 21
Views: 4272

Re: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons

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.

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8509

Re: 2018 77W Top Off Orders

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...

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Royal Air Maroc to order 4 x 789
Replies: 38
Views: 10068

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc to add 3 763 and 2 789

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 ...

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 22924

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

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.

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fact Based Discussion on IAG for 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Fact Based Discussion on IAG for 2018

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...

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by kaitak
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 7655

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

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...

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the 737 MAX
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Re: Ryanair and the 737 MAX

Thanks Leghorn, I thought I'd seen a reference to it, but couldn't remember when. I'd guess there are ongoing talks, probably a conversion of some existing Max200 orders/options being considered.

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the 737 MAX
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Ryanair and the 737 MAX

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...

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by kaitak
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21202

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Good news (not least because I didn't think the A35K had the legs for a route of that length!)

Any idea as to what existing routes they're planning to send the 35K to? One of the LHR flights, perhaps? Or LGW

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by kaitak
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 22924

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

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...

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by kaitak
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to retrofit its 777 - again.
Replies: 23
Views: 5100

Re: LATAM to retrofit its 777 - again.

Is JJ planning to repaint the 777s into LATAM colours? (Have any been repainted so far). I thought AC was slow to repaint its 777s, but JJ is even slower!

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 717
Views: 24828

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

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...

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by kaitak
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery of Ryanair's B737 Max 8 200 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1912

Re: Delivery of Ryanair's B737 Max 8 200 ???

Hello, all I can see from "Jethros fleet listings" is 2018; I think, from memory, that it's going to be around mid-year.

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 11344

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

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 ...

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Surpasses 4000 Orders with 43% Market Share
Replies: 26
Views: 9880

Re: 737MAX Surpasses 4000 Orders with 43% Market Share

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....

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1531
Views: 71231

Re: Brexit - EU position

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 ...

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by kaitak
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

Congratulations Finland!

Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I want to be,
Pony trekking or camping,
Or just watching TV,
Finland, Finland, Finland,
It's the country for me.

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by kaitak
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 22924

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Yes, an excellent response by EI. No point in being po-faced about it; graceful, humorous and appropriate - a perfect retort.

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by kaitak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1531
Views: 71231

Re: Brexit - EU position

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...

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by kaitak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 22924

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

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 ...

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by kaitak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27014

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

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Hello folks: 12/17: is now at the gate and awaiting departure.

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by kaitak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 22924

Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

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 ...

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by kaitak
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27014

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

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 ...

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by kaitak
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27014

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

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 ...

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by kaitak
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 10 LAX-IST diverted to KEF
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: TK 10 LAX-IST diverted to KEF

Would they stay that long for a medical issue? I thought they would land, offload bags (including bags of travelling companions), take on some more fuel, de-ice and go. I thought 2-h30 max would do it?

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by kaitak
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27014

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

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...

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by kaitak
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 23848

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

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...

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by kaitak
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 27452

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

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...

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by kaitak
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea
Replies: 25
Views: 10599

Re: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea

When was this interview? Have they not already selected the 789 over the A350?

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by kaitak
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27014

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

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...

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