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by Skyblue39
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13312

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

I also see no hard facts about Aer Lingus Dublin - Miami service struggling. The flight only started a few months back. I’m VERY curious to see these assertions backed up with actual data and facts.

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by Skyblue39
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 9600

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

It’s interesting that this is the second post this week speculating poor performance on a UK-MIA route. The other being the recently launched EI DUB-MIA not doing well. How can anybody take you seriously if you don’t understand basic geography on an aviation forum. I live in Dublin which is in Irel...

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by Skyblue39
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 177
Views: 15847

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

Belfast loses its connection to Keflavík: Air Iceland Connect will also stop flying to and from Britain, right before the summer. The company had been offering direct flights to Aberdeen in Scotland and Belfast in Northern Ireland about two years ago. Árni names Brexit amongst the influencing factor...

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by Skyblue39
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 177
Views: 15847

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

The choice of terminal will not impact the importance of a service!.... 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....

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by Skyblue39
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 177
Views: 15847

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

The jetbridges in T1 are grotty and dirty...............

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by Skyblue39
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 177
Views: 15847

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

Will Cathay be operating from DUB T1 or T2?

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by Skyblue39
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 177
Views: 15847

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

Realistically speaking, I honestly can’t see Aer Lingus expand at Shannon. They’ve come out and said time and time again that their future strategy is Dublin. If United are making EWR-SNN seasonal, then that speaks volumes.

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by Skyblue39
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 177
Views: 15847

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

Norwegian to increase SWF from 1 to 2 daily with an 08.30 departure ex DUB. https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/norwegian-air-to-double-flights-on-dublin-new-york-route-1.3382606 Nice to see the continued Transatlantic growth at DUB. Separately, January Traffic is up 6% with a...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5583

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

Glad to see it. In the past few months, both PAL and now ET have made their respective YYZ flights direct. I guess it’s a solid indicator of an improving yield environment. Hopefully we see a few more airlines take a crack at Toronto going forward with ULH type routes. This has nothing to do with p...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 177
Views: 15847

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

http://www.stwarchitects.com/project-in ... hp?p=08035
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The new Dublin Tower looks very nice. The main contractor, BAM Ireland, expects to complete the project in early 2019. The cost of the new tower is approximately €27 million. It will be 87m.

http://www.stwarchitects.com/project-in ... hp?p=08035

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

OU512 ZAG-DUB 0740-0930
OU513 DUB-ZAG 1020-1405

Thursday/Sunday

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/croatia-airlines-to-launch-new-dublin-to-zagreb-service Croatia Airlines is to operate a new twice weekly schedule from Dublin to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb this summer. The airline, which is part of the Star Alliance, will operate the new service...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

Per Airlineroute: Ethiopian schedules Chicago launch in June 2018 Posted 30 January 2018 02:30 Ethiopian Airlines from June 2018 is launching new service to the US, as the airline schedules Addis Ababa – Chicago O’Hare route, 3 times a week. On board Boeing 787-8 aircraft from 02JUN18, westbound ser...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

Also, Vancouver is increased to 5w this summer compared to 3w last summer. Montreal is 4w and Toronto daily A333 on AC Mainline.

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by Skyblue39
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

Vancouver will be Rouge 763
Montreal will be Mainline AC 737 Max
Toronto will be Mainline AC A330

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by Skyblue39
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

That would bring Dublin-Chicago to 5 daily on certain days during S18 (3 x EI and 1 each AA and UA)... that’s just incredible!!

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by Skyblue39
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

Looks like Aer Lingus will be operating a significant number of flights on behalf of BA from February through to April including a number of BA8XX services on the DUB-LHR route and a number of LHR-HAM services. The original plan was for BA to once again lease a number of QR aircraft but this seems ...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

Good to see ET doing well at Dublin: Ethiopian Airlines says Irish passenger uplift figures are up 37pc and load factors have increased by 26pc as it named its one millionth passenger out of Dublin. Meseret Tekalign said: “Ethiopian’s steady growth since entering into the Irish market in June 2015 c...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

Dublin up one place on last year to 14th Busiest Airport in Europe in 2017 Total Pax: 29,582,321 http://www.anna.aero/databases/ Top 15 as follows:- 1. London Heathrow 2. Paris CDG 3. Amsterdam 4. Frankfurt 5. Istanbul IST 6. Madrid 7. Barcelona 8. London Gatwick 9. Munich 10. Rome FCO 11. Moscow SV...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

Flying FR on the palindrome flight DUB-BUD on Saturday night....curious to see how this will be handled by the gate agents. I'm non-priority, so I'm guess my cabin case will be tagged into the hold at the gate.

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by Skyblue39
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15901

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

i fly out of BDL often, but as a *A flyer, i’ve never flown TATL from BDL. the SNN flight has preclearance and lands as a domestic flight, correct? while the EDI flight would have to use the mini terminal upon arrival at BDL? does D8 use the international terminal for EDI arrivals and departures? w...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

I think the EI102/EI103 ran for 2 successive summers on B752

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by Skyblue39
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

In addition to the usual Air Canada A333 (AC842/AC843), there was an extra rotation to Toronto today from Dublin, again on mainline A333 (AC2042/AC2043). Good to see the extra lift on Air Canada. They are getting a lot of transfer traffic through YYZ from the USA surprisingly, with pretty good fares.

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by Skyblue39
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

Dominion301 wrote:
Do any of ET's multi-stops actually have 5th freedom rights? Evenidently BCN-MAD would not (well at least so long as BCN is still part of Spain :duck: ).


Dublin - Los Angeles - Dublin has traffic rights and picks up passengers in DUB to Addis Ababa and to LAX

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by Skyblue39
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

What’s the aircraft shortage that is causing the Titan 763 to be put on the Boston route the past few days? As mentioned in previous thread, on December 28th, Aer Lingus A330-200 EI-LAX operating EI145 Dublin – Los Angeles stopped the climb at 5,500 ft due to a technical issue then diverted to Shan...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21937

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

Happy New Year to all. Looks like DUB will be shy of the 30M mark in 2017. So here’s to a bumper 2018 and hitting the 30M with 16 destinations in the USA and 5 in Canada, where transatlantic traffic has continued to perform exceptionally well from Dublin, mitigating the decline in UK traffic: - Air ...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

When Wizz started Cork and then further expanded; Ryanair started every single route in direct competition with Wizz: Vilnius, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Kraków and Wroclaw. And thus, Wizz retreated from Cork entirely. Ryanair will most definitely not sit back and watch a major competitor enter their home turf...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

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

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by Skyblue39
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO
Replies: 8
Views: 2940

Re: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO

A rough translation indicates that they want to link in with LH similar to their FRA operation and offer additional connections in Europe by way of LH. So not exactly a “hub” per se. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mr. Gebremariam, you are trying since 2016 to expand more in Germany. Why? Gebremariam: Germany is on...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX
Replies: 102
Views: 15291

Re: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX

Manchester MAN continuing to see less and less love from American carriers:

Chicago O’Hare – Manchester Summer seasonal service shortened to 07JUN18 – 03SEP18 only, 787-8 operates 1 daily

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by Skyblue39
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

There will be no Aer Lingus A330s operating at Shannon next year. They will all be based in DUB.

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by Skyblue39
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Traffic for DUB 2017 likely to be about 29.5M https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/1221/928982-dublin-airport-christmas/ Over one million people are expected to use Dublin Airport this Christmas, making it the busiest Christmas in the airport's 77 year hold history. Between Friday, December 22 and ...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Good to see Washington performing well to get the daily A330 on Aer Lingus along with the daily 757 with UA.

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by Skyblue39
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

I came in on SK2537 from CPH yesterday....(nice to get an SK A321), and I used the eGates at T1. The machine pulls the passport out of your hand, so if you don't let go, then you get a red cross and have to step back out of the Gate and wait for the arrow to go green again, before re-entering. Took ...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

I see that a QR 777 operating Dallas-Doha diverted into Dublin this morning. Did a loop over the North Midlands before heading down into DUB... anybody know why?

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by Skyblue39
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

The Norwegian B789 op LGW-BOS diverted into Dublin tonight. It was off the coast of County Kerry then overflew Shannon and headed direct into Dublin. Probably a med-div? Irish Times reporting diversion was to remove unaccompanied luggage. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/flight-di...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

The Norwegian B789 op LGW-BOS diverted into Dublin tonight. It was off the coast of County Kerry then overflew Shannon and headed direct into Dublin. Probably a med-div?

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by Skyblue39
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23170

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

https://youtu.be/xOfEXPDrWJw
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Recent cockpit video of Aer Lingus EI482 Dublin - Lisbon

https://youtu.be/xOfEXPDrWJw

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by Skyblue39
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27264

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

Dublin has been included in National Geographic Traveller magazine’s prestigious “2018 Best of the World” list. It is one of 21 cities to feature on the list. “Dublin’s inclusion on the National Geographic 2018 Best of the World destination list will also help to promote the city and region to over ...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27264

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

http://www.travelextra.ie/cobalt-air-aims-three-cyprus-flights-week-dublin-open-another-irish-airport/ Cobalt Air are eyeing up another Irish Airport, fingers crossed for ORK. Cork has lost a lot of European routes over the years:- KEF LIS NCE FCO BRU WAW PRG BUD MXP SXF Seasonal MAD on I2 and ZRH ...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27264

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

Looks like EI98/EI99 were temporary placeholders for the Seattle flights. I booked Dublin-Seattle flights for August and the flights numbers are updated to tie-in with the West Coast routes:
EI143 DUB-SEA
EI142 SEA-DUB

(These were the old SNN-LAX direct flight numbers)

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by Skyblue39
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27264

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

Norwegian, Icelandair, Air Canada and Turkish will all operate the 737 Max in Dublin next year! Incidentally, I will be flying on Aegean from DUB to ATH on 1st December. Any thoughts about their service or what to expect? Thanks! DUB-ATH a hot meal and free bar. Basically how airlines used to be be...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27264

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

Norwegian, Icelandair, Air Canada and Turkish will all operate the 737 Max in Dublin next year!

Incidentally, I will be flying on Aegean from DUB to ATH on 1st December. Any thoughts about their service or what to expect?
Thanks!

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by Skyblue39
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27264

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

Some Good News: High Court throws out three challenges to Dublin Airport's plans for second runway Three legal challenges against plans for a new €320m runway at Dublin Airport have been thrown out by the High Court. Mr Justice Max Barrett today dismissed the actions which arose over the proposed de...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15472

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

A shamrock IS a three leaf clover. Ether term will work. Lets not split hairs The Aer Lingus call sign is “SHAMROCK” so I’d say that splitting hairs for accuracy is reasonable in this particular case. I understand the callsign is "SHAMROCK" as well as for branding purposes but I never ref...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15472

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Nice. If I can call it though and say I dont think it will last. Just a hunch nothing more. Can you expand or give any factual reason? When WestJet announced St. John’s to Dublin - it was doomed according to the a.net messiahs. When Air Canada Rouge announcer Vancouver - Dublin ....similarly doomed...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19045

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

My point was that one airline, with one route, does not connect all of southern California to Iceland/Europe. Then make your point clearer in the first place, rather than being highly cryptic.....we don’t have crystal balls and are not all mind readers. I was pretty clear and I didn't ask you or an...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15472

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Nice. If I can call it though and say I dont think it will last. Just a hunch nothing more. Can you expand or give any factual reason? When WestJet announced St. John’s to Dublin - it was doomed according to the a.net messiahs. When Air Canada Rouge announcer Vancouver - Dublin ....similarly doomed...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19045

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Already served by whom? WOW is already in SFO and LAX. My point was that one airline, with one route, does not connect all of southern California to Iceland/Europe. Then make your point clearer in the first place, rather than being highly cryptic.....we don’t have crystal balls and are not all mind...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15472

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

VCEflyboy wrote:
Great news. Will this be seasonal or year-round?


Year round, 4 weekly Dublin-Seattle

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