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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines INTL Business Class = No Special Meals
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: Hawaiian Airlines INTL Business Class = No Special Meals

They should charge more for the special needs ... to cover the unnecessary operational complexity and extra work

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 40
Views: 6026

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

Erebus wrote:
Samrnpage wrote:
This extra FA to me sounds like nonsense. 40 x £60 = £2400, you dont pay an FA £2400 per flight....


Not all of the fare goes to paying FAs.


40 x coffee x 4 segments + a scratch card = more than enough for the extra FA for a day , probably much more

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 40
Views: 6026

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

Finally leather seats , well done EasyJet

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 40
Views: 6026

Re: Easyjet A321neos

Thank god for leather seats ... the cloth ones look dirty and tacky , good to see EasyJet herrings it’s act together

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5706

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

I know Ryanair get bad press and I know they successfully work in a low cost sector, but .... when things go pair shaped you do not want to be with them, as they have no real contingency plans. I'd rather pay a bit more, call it insurance. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys. You pay your money and yo...

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5706

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

And also that part about the hospital costs (as they landed in Germany): Every German hospital and doctor will treat emergency cases for free. They might ask for your insurance details afterwards to get the money back from your insurance. That is why you have it. As long as you can't get a verdict ...

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by Galwayman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?
Replies: 16
Views: 3742

Re: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?

I agree ... FR is starting to look a bit left behind compared to Wizz with their A321s ....

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by Galwayman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 40
Views: 6026

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

I don’t think the extra cabin crew member is a big cost issue .... they’re fairly cheap to employ and probably the additional cost per sector is covered by extra coffees and scratch cards Slightly off track .... just flew Wizz for the first time ... they are easily the best quality experience on a L...

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by Galwayman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 130
Views: 14130

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Is that LH 4:55 am flight the first departure out of DUB ??? Be interesting if they can make such an early flight work .... although I’m sure it’s about connections at FRA

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by Galwayman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5706

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

Well done to the pilot and crew, good to hear everyone’s safe

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by Galwayman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9471

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

Arion640 wrote:
opticalilyushin wrote:
The CEO quoted Belfast as the next UK route.


Then they will become one of the few airlines in the world to serve all 3 UK Countries.


4 countries of the U.K., something even BA don’t do

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by Galwayman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew announce European strike dates.
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Ryanair cabin crew announce European strike dates.

OLeary should have stood up to the unions ...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 2059

Re: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities

SIN is in the perfect location for Africa > Can market but maybe they need something like the A321LR ...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 130
Views: 14130

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Yes either Stobart or EI mainline or ASL , bring on the A220s ... perfect for the DUB hub ... so many opportunities

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 130
Views: 14130

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Maybe EI doesn’t need so many EI A320s when the FR transfer deal is in place

ATR42/72 Stobart
A220/A321LR/AA320/A330 EI mainline

If they can accommodate a few 757s , the can easily Deal with 10 plus A220s

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31145

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Such a beautiful aircraft , looks amazing

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46441

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Can A220 do BOS > DUB ?? That would be a game changer matched with A321LR for flexibility

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 130
Views: 14130

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

EI really need the A220, would reopen Scandinavia, Warsaw , Oporto, Copenhagen etc and new markets possibly Lagos , KEF, Halifax, Montreal etc .... such a beautiful aircraft

JetBlue are getting 60,,,,EI needs to move fast

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46441

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

If they go to Europe , it’s got to be DUB

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 130
Views: 14130

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Aer Lingus needs to brush up on its Irish-language skills Sound Off: Sheelagh Coyle came across two examples of ungrammatical Irish on a flight We were all seated, strapped in, ready for a flight from Dublin Airport to a European city with Aer Lingus recently. A male announcer addressed us. “Tá súi...

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by Galwayman
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?
Replies: 14
Views: 2685

Re: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?

Pe@rson wrote:
CrisAA wrote:
Side note, in my 6ish years in Aviation. US based I've never heard the term "nightstop". I've heard RON or terminator. I actually prefer nightstop.


Most people I know in Europe call it night stop.


EVERYONE in Europe that I know that works in aviation calls it a nightstop

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by Galwayman
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Why so many long haul flight to India arrive at midnight?

Curfews in European airports, no curfews in Indian airports ?

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by Galwayman
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 9980

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

Honestly the pronunciation of Vueling is irrelevant, people don’t need to be able to pronounce the brand and bland airline branding is all the rage ... people just book it on the internet and get on the airplane at the airport Everyone in the U.K. mispronounces Lidl but it’s still a massive success...

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by Galwayman
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

All the secondary cities in China , anything with 5 million plus , lots and lots of potential for the Chinese airlines I'd like to think those cities would be better served from a hub such as FRA or AMS; better capability to connect to many cities in Europe The hubs are in China ( Not Europe and ce...

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by Galwayman
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

All the secondary cities in China , anything with 5 million plus , lots and lots of potential for the Chinese airlines

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 9980

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

Honestly the pronunciation of Vueling is irrelevant, people don’t need to be able to pronounce the brand and bland airline branding is all the rage ... people just book it on the internet and get on the airplane at the airport

Everyone in the U.K. mispronounces Lidl but it’s still a massive success

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 130
Views: 14130

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Totally agree , the Irish side doesn’t really fully facilitate the CTA as well as the U.K. side no matter what the politicians say .... frequently bussed straight to the baggage claim at Stansted , Gatwick etc

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by Galwayman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hub in Calcutta connecting two most populous countries and 2.6b people?
Replies: 24
Views: 3517

Re: Hub in Calcutta connecting two most populous countries and 2.6b people?

It’s shocking that not one current Indian airline has got its act together to build An effective hub in any major Indian city essentially making EK India’s main international airline - massive failure for such a massive economy

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by Galwayman
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 3197

Re: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights

janders wrote:
No FIS at HPN or ISP so you can forget those.



If Norwegian uses preclearance at Dublin airport does the USA airport still need FIS in The USA??

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 9980

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

IAG are very strategic , possibly they choose the most suitable brand for the market they’re going after .... LEVEL might be very suitable for Vienna , even FR had to use a different brand for Vienna ... interesting to watch what happens next ... You'd assume that Level was deployed there because i...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 9980

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

IAG are very strategic , possibly they choose the most suitable brand for the market they’re going after .... LEVEL might be very suitable for Vienna , even FR had to use a different brand for Vienna ... interesting to watch what happens next ...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations
Replies: 25
Views: 6008

Re: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations

Amazing how flexible IAG designed LEVEL it will be running flights in about two weeks - superb organisational design even down to the bland branding

Personally I think the big loser is EasyJet , too slow and inflexible with costs too high

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 3765

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

Slightly off topic .... but I can see FR using Paphos to launch flights into DXB, AUH , DWC, Sharjah etc. I really can't imagine they'd get bilateral rights for such flights - unless of course, they created Ryanair Cyprus, which is very unlikely. UAE and EU have an open skies agreement , any EU car...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

That would look great on the airplane flying the Pope on his visit :-)

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Prices for KEF > Canaries are higher than Dub > NYC direct and the main competitor seems to be AY with a nightmare route via HEL ( taking 14 plus hours ) so there is some evidence that network yield is probably there to add KEF as a spoke to the DUB hub.... no airline is making money just flying KEF...

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 3765

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

Slightly off topic .... but I can see FR using Paphos to launch flights into DXB, AUH , DWC, Sharjah etc ... and I can see the most budget conscious self connecting at Paphos etc ... you can normally self connect from the U.K. to DXB via Sofia, BTS for under £100 at the moment

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by Galwayman
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Iceland could well work for EI , damaging yield for both WOW and also Icelandair ... DUblin is perfect spot to feed from KEF into Southern Europe and the med sun resorts plus the canaries . Also would help aircraft utilisation with a late evening departure to KEF and red eye back to Dublin arriving ...

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by Galwayman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23054

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Why would props be a requirement for the Aer Lingus Regional operation? Props would be required as any jet aircraft would have to be operated by Aer Lingus mainline due to a long standing agreement between IALPA and Aer Lingus which apparently the pilots are quite militant about. Then again the C-S...

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by Galwayman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8150

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

BA sends its old tacky 747s on its lucrative LON > NYC route for some reason.... probably because the quality of competitors on the route is so bad

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by Galwayman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines inaugurates 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today on June 23
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Sichuan Airlines inaugurates 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today on June 23

As long as any Chinese airline offers connecting flights to SE Asia, Oz and NZ they can make any route to Europe work via any Chinese city no matter how obscure ... their geographical and cost advantages are unbeatable

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by Galwayman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 17507

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

You’d have to an idiot to leave EK for a US3 airline.... anyway I’ve never come across a US pilot in years of flying EK ... cabin crew yes but never pilots though I’m sure they exist

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by Galwayman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 92
Views: 16079

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

And it looks like AI's flight has punched open the proverbial stable doors. Now SQ is also reported to be eyeing flights to Israel overflying Saudi: https://www.nasdaq.com/article/israel-says-singapore-airlines-eyes-tel-aviv-flights-over-saudi-20180322-00958 R It would be perfect for Scoot , all th...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13636

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

And the winner is Dublin, flights start March 2019 Because of the ADP situation obviously Considering that you state ''obviously'' I suggest that you get it right as it's, APD as in Air Passenger Duty NOT ADP! BTW ADP is not a situation it's a fact of life and it hasn't really affected the ever inc...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 6283

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

Great news, Norwegian should open a proper hub at Dublin , perfect spot for them I agree. Plenty of transatlantic flights from Dublin, but they lack connections further into Europe. Dublin is a dead end. However you can of course always self-transfer in Dublin, plenty of flights on other carriers f...

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 6283

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

Great news, Norwegian should open a proper hub at Dublin , perfect spot for them

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by Galwayman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13636

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

And the winner is Dublin, flights start March 2019

Because of the ADP situation obviously

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by Galwayman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5485

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Those fares don’t look that cheap

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by Galwayman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2955

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

Chongqing is probably the largest city on the planet but bjs is a much busier airport

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