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by alancostello
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.
Replies: 41
Views: 4392

Re: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.

Bali/DPS in Indonesia, 4000 Rupiah to enter/exit the terminal drop off.

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by alancostello
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 190
Views: 17336

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

This may be a stupid question, but do the ET flights from DUB to the US use preclearance? Or, specifically, DUB-LAX? If not I'll go EI. For Los Angeles, Ethiopian operate from Terminal 1, so they don't use USCBP. Aer Lingus use it as they operate from T2. Thanks, that's unusual. EI it is then. I th...

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by alancostello
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 190
Views: 17336

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

AFAIK the CTA only applies to U.K. and Irish citizens, by extension it should also apply to EU citizens, but that’s not the wording of the treaty and I don’t think that’s ever been tested in court. On Twitter Stobart are reported to be increasing the capacity on KIR-DUB using can ATR72 for the wint...

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by alancostello
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 190
Views: 17336

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Fold the old used one & put it back on the seat for the next passenger. Does any airline actually launder their blankets between rotations(or even weekly?). As far as I was aware all they do is re-package them, I've even had EI J blankets with marks and stains on them, including food. Any airli...

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by alancostello
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 190
Views: 17336

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

If I was flying to PEK with HU I wouldn’t be too quick using the blanket given for comfort, I’ll just say it’s not fresh. Oh? Elaborate? Fold the old used one & put it back on the seat for the next passenger. Does any airline actually launder their blankets between rotations(or even weekly?). A...

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by alancostello
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10297

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

I’d take them with a grain of salt. I’m pretty sure that top right picture was in a widely circulated Vice news article from last year. Regardless, I doubt the truth is very different from these. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywwk9j/meet-the-guy-who-photographs-luxury-planes-for-the-super-rich...

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by alancostello
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12327

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Disembarked from a Qatar A340-600 using stairs last week at Doha. Boarded to my connecting 787 flight via stairs too.

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by alancostello
Mon May 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17128

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

AmricanShamrok wrote:
Why is EK concerned about queues at US Preclearance? They should have little or no passengers connecting onto US flights? They'd be better suited in T1 in my opinion - keep T2 for EI and US Preclearance airlines.


As far as I’m aware only T2 has gates big enough for a 77W

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by alancostello
Mon May 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17128

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

The EI A321 Neos will be registered in the EI-LRA to 'LRL sequence. The next FR 738s (the first of which has already been painted) will be in the EI-GSx sequence; I think they'll only go up about 'GSK or GSL, as there aren't too many standard 738s left to be delivered. 2Q19 will see the first EI A3...

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by alancostello
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20834

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

EI321 wrote:
Is the white A330 sitting beside the Aer Lingus hangar in Dublin going to Aer Lingus? The fleet is getting so big that I'm beginning to loose track!


Pretty sure that's the ex-QR frame mentioned at the top of the page, it's destined for Air Italy, was painted in DUB and rejected by QR.

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by alancostello
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 50
Views: 6966

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

Ok. Candid question as I'm not from the US. Why then Norwegian didn't flew the 737s to Westchester Airport instead of Steward, as Westchester seems to be closer to NYC than Stewart? 1. Terrible transit access (the public transit route there has very limited hours to the point where nearby SUNY Purc...

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by alancostello
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20834

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

So they're using the Domestic configured 772s instead of the international ones, business is an awful 2-4-2 but this also means that economy is configured 3-4-3 instead of 3-3-3 and pitch is reduced as well. Higher capacity flight but much lower comfort levels in all classes. If this happens it mig...

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by alancostello
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20834

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Seems UA are going to scrap their traditional IFE system on the DUB - EWR route and offer the App based wifi system. A few friends of mine got emails. So they're using the Domestic configured 772s instead of the international ones, business is an awful 2-4-2 but this also means that economy is conf...

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by alancostello
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?
Replies: 31
Views: 2011

Re: Biggest airports with the least 777 service?

DUB serves close to 30 million a year, and only gets two 77W from Emirates a day

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by alancostello
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26866

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocksokan

Not really sure why it’s geared towards me. As an openly gay man I couldn’t give a rats arse if someone is straight, gay, bi, transsexual, transvestite (and thanks for the educational lesson but I already know the distinction) or anything else for that matter I merely asked a question in relation t...

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by alancostello
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26866

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Well with regards to trans employees, yes! Those individuals would be able to wear the uniform for the gender they identify with. Now transvestites and men in skirts is slightly different and more of a grey area, they shouldn't be thrown in the same category as transgender people as it's a totally ...

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by alancostello
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19
Replies: 26
Views: 3648

Re: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19

Can we speculate further re-branding of the Irish flag carrier for 2019 and beyond (e.g: an update/replacement of their 1996 livery and logo, new advertising slogans, etc.)? Perhaps both BA and Aer Lingus will look at introducing a new livery, but please though don't let it follow recent trends of ...

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by alancostello
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 10612

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

With EI shorthaul cancelled I'll bet there's lot of room on the longhual flights today!

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by alancostello
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23962

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Correct re the Luas line, it was always intended to change it to a higher capacity metro line in the future. In fact most of it is built on the old Harcourt rail line up as far as Harcourt street. Makes one wonder why they ever decided to build it as a tram line in the first place, I assume the bud...

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by alancostello
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23962

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

If I'm reading that correctly, all that hassle over Luas CrossCity, for it all to go underground 8 years later... No, Luas CC will be extended to Finglas and operate to/from Charlemont and between Brides Glen and Sandyford (looking to extend to Bray). The Green Line to between Charlemont and Sandyf...

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by alancostello
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23962

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

As far as I remember, T2 was initially earmarked just for EI and airlines using US Preclearance. Until an extension or additional piers are added, my understanding is that there just isn't the space to accommodate additional carriers here. As another poster suggested above, EK should probably be bo...

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by alancostello
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23962

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

I disagree - things like lounges are important to the quality of the overall experience? Cheers, C. Well if you remove yourself from the aviation enthusiast bubble, most people don't care which terminal or the state of lounges. DUB lounge in T1 and T2 are more less the same. I'm sure some CX holder...

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by alancostello
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23962

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

On an A330, bloody hell! I work for Swissport in Dublin the real reason it a a330 is cause it full of cargo..I was loading this flight a couple of days ago and only 6 bins of bags went onto it and the rest was pallets of cargo. Yeah cargo is a big factor, going from B752 to A332 was never really pr...

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by alancostello
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 9931

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Not a chance I could actually see a 2x weekly. Even as far away as Lake County would be a hell of a lot easier to use SBN than ORD. Could definitely see this being an attractive option not only for ND, but higher ups with Arcelor Mittal that want to get to/from the Michigan City plant. Whirlpool co...

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by alancostello
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse

Surprised they're using the KLM 747s in the render, as they're being retired in 2020, if this is delayed at all they may never see it!

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by alancostello
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?
Replies: 36
Views: 3899

Re: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?

AA wouldn’t waste a slot at Heathrow on TATL with a premium service A321 from JFK. But could an A321 make the UK from ORD? Back in the 80s AA used the 767 to start service from ORD to smaller European cities. If the A321 has the range. AA has flown the 757 MAN-ORD nonstop so I am persuaded the A321...

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by alancostello
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 2958

Re: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

In a similar vein, I've been struggling to find the differences in the Aer Lingus A330 fleets since they refer to different types on their website. And Iberia did the same for a while, using non-standard codes. Anyone able to shed some light on either EI or IB? On some of EI's A330s there are crew ...

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by alancostello
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 9931

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Rumors are that the University of Notre Dame is working with a carrier in regards to twice weekly service to Dublin. As a Dublin native studying at ND this would make my life a lot easier, if it's EI there's massive potential for onwards travel to Europe with their extensive network, if it's Norweg...

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by alancostello
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 39641

Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

MSN, Airline, Frame, Reg, Status Beverage Cans 59 Aer Lingus A330-301 EI-ORD Scrapped 999 Afriqiyah Airways A330-202 5A-ONF Written Off 1024 Afriqiyah Airways A330-202 5A-ONG Written Off 660 Air France A330-203 F-GZCP Written Off 42 Airbus Industrie A330-321 F-WWKH Written Off 401 bmi British Midla...

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by alancostello
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10362

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

As far as the "shuttle" service goes - it had been rumored for awhile anyway when people were speculating how "Shuttle" service is done after DL's end their West Coast "Shuttles" (That doesn't even have hourly frequency outside of LAX-SFO). And as someone else already ...

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by alancostello
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23608

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

mast2407 wrote:
EI-LAX A332 seems to have stopped the climb at start of EI145 to LAX at 5000 feet and is currently seemingly inbound to Shannon. (FR24)


Seems to be an engine shutdown after takeoff from Dublin as they declared an emergency, had to dump a large amount of fuel circling over Limerick before landing.

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by alancostello
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23608

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Arrived yesterday on BA834, used the E gates for the first time, although it worked for me it was much slower compared to those at Heathrow T5 and they were rejecting quite a lot of people. They also don’t work with the passport cards after assurances they would, pretty absurd given the gates are b...

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by alancostello
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23608

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

shamrock321 wrote:
Some rows on the BA A321s don’t have vents because of the refit, more seats meant not enough vents for every row and you’ll find a lot of them are slightly out of line with the rows that do have them.


Are some rows missing/have misplaced overhead call bells/lights too then?

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by alancostello
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23608

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

shamrock321 wrote:
Currently being discussed on another thread is UA sending 2 class 777s to DUB next summer which apparently have 0 IFE!
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The recently configured domestic 777s have streaming IFE. They’re very high density, I’d be amazed if they’re sending them to DUB as it’d more than double their capacity.

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by alancostello
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23608

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Just nothiced that tonight’s LH980/981 was operated by a Lufthansa Regional CRJ-900, is all the added extra LH/AF/BA/EK/QR and their own MUC traffic plus the winter time having an effect? Don’t ever remember them downgrading capacity before? The last week has seen it operated by a mix of CRJ-900 an...

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by alancostello
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28360

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

For what it's worth, the language itself is called Gaeilge, Gaelic is the branch of the language.

Aer Lingus is also an anglicization, the actual Irish is 'aerloingeas' which means air fleet.

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by alancostello
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 233903

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:
Thai Lion Air MSN 1820 is ready for delivery.

Image
Airbus A330 Thai Lion Air HS-LAH by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr


With EI-GCF in the background, supposed to be getting delivered Monday the 20th

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by alancostello
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28360

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

SEA is a fabulous addition to the network, I think. Hopefully, like Hartford, it will be a slight risk that will really pay off. I guess this confirms an extra A330 has been secured - so frequency increases elsewhere might be announced later, depending on bookings, I suppose. IAG has a lot of netwo...

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by alancostello
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28360

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

Bit of a blow to Irish tourism as France wins the hosting of 2023. I don't think anyone seriously believed Ireland would get it. We all wanted it, sure, but more than half of the stadiums were under 30k capacity and in places like Castlebar, Kilkenny, and Killarney. France's smallest start stadiums...

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by alancostello
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3549

Re: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity

G'day So much for consistency :crazy: :banghead: Ha right, never understood why people slag off BA’s Club World, first of all it’s a reasonably generous 1-2-1 layout but most of all every plane in the entire fleet has the same seat, you don’t need to look at the aircraft type and SeatGuru to try to...

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by alancostello
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28360

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

gosimeon wrote:

I get the impression that Aer Lingus are massively understaffing customer service in HQ whilst not having the right IT in place to ensure it can fill the gap.


I’m waiting 11 weeks for a reply to an EU.261 claim.

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by alancostello
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1516794

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

kelual wrote:
Any news on the Are Lingus birds due for next year?

They're not, slots have been reassigned. IAG's market day presentation made no reference to the A350 at EI in the next few years.

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by alancostello
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28360

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

Some information on Aer Lingus from IAG's market day, long haul fleet plan seems the most interesting. http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/Screen%20Shot%202017-11-04%20at%2023.05.43_zpseffs4g8q.png No more A330s planned according to this but none leaving and some major growth expect...

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by alancostello
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 21226

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Dublin to Manchester, roughly a 6-7 hour drive including the ferry, less than 25 minutes actually in the air, and operated numerous times a day by a mix of ATR72 and A320 by Aer Lingus, and 737s by Ryanair.

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by alancostello
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 10691

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

The initial EI order was for four A321neoLRs; a fifth has already been announced and IAG is said to be imminently looking at EI's business plan to add a few more, for a total of 12. And no doubt we'll be seeing more 330s as well ... FWIW, the initial order was actually for seven, and now sits at ei...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32019

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

The AF numbers are surprising to me, only 8% connect to long haul via CDG! I expected it to be much higher tbh! From what I've seen their prices are consistently higher than KLM or BA on the same routes, sometimes by several hundred euro, can't imagine many would choose it unless they were the only...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32019

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

By my understanding IAD is only a330 on four days of the week, with the 752 still on the other three, so there's three a330 rotations free, not three 752 EI does need 3 rotations for Miami, as it didn't operate until September this year. LAX was cut to 4 a week to allow Miami to happen but it is ba...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32019

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Chicago Midway could be an option? It's a big Southwest hub so I'd imagine costs are much lower than O'Hare. Its an "out there" option. DY et al don't serve MDW as yet, I think slots are hard to come by, but the airport doesn't seem to have perimeter rules. Passengers could pre-clear at S...

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by alancostello
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32019

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

By my understanding IAD is only a330 on four days of the week, with the 752 still on the other three, so there's three a330 rotations free, not three 752 Yep, thats how its timetabled at present. Apparently there are talks of another A330 joining the fleet in 2018, so we'll see. I imagine IAGs curr...

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