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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: 176
Views: 18689

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: 176
Views: 18689

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: 176
Views: 18689

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: 14799

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: 14799

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: 169
Views: 17441

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: 14799

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: 169
Views: 17441

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: 14799

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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by Skyblue39
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Anyone know what's up with the flight number of the new SEA service? It's down as EI99 and EI98, usually all Aer Lingus flights have a three . We've been there before in the days of Saab 340s and Fk50s, but they always used the 0 as a prefix. Think it used to be the old numbers on the following dom...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14799

Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Seamless to Seattle – Announcing our newest direct route to North America Our new route to Seattle brings our total number of transatlantic routes to 15. Today we’re delighted to announce a brand new route from Dublin to Seattle – Ireland’s first ever direct service to the Emerald City. The Airbus A...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Seamless to Seattle – Announcing our newest direct route to North America Our new route to Seattle brings our total number of transatlantic routes to 15. Today we’re delighted to announce a brand new route from Dublin to Seattle – Ireland’s first ever direct service to the Emerald City. The Airbus A...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

But VS can’t even maintain ATL and JFK daily through the winter months so I’m not sure what good throwing DTW into the mix would do. It’s quite clear to see that MAN’s US ops are gearing more and more towards leisure P2P and the more direct options TCX, and to a lesser extent VS, continue to add th...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Already served by whom? There will be a good amount of people who would rather travel by AA rather than WOW. Folks in places like Los Angeles (with a large OneWorld frequent flier base) will probably be very drawn to use AA versus WOW. LAX and SFO are both served by WOW direct to KEF. Are you sayin...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Already served by whom? There will be a good amount of people who would rather travel by AA rather than WOW. Folks in places like Los Angeles (with a large OneWorld frequent flier base) will probably be very drawn to use AA versus WOW. LAX and SFO are both served by WOW direct to KEF. Are you sayin...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

West Coast-KEF is already served. The catchment is going to be limited to the Midwest. Already served by whom? There will be a good amount of people who would rather travel by AA rather than WOW. Folks in places like Los Angeles (with a large OneWorld frequent flier base) will probably be very draw...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Aer Lingus not to join Oneworld. We have no plans to join Oneworld. We still have to do the business case for joining Oneworld," Mr Kavanagh told the European Aviation Conference at Dublin City University yesterday. https://m.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-has-no-plans-to-rejoin-airl...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

texdravid wrote:
Zero players to three all in one year?
Let the bloodbath begin!
AA is not going to be one of the losers.
It will be one or both of the Icelandic carriers.


You're American, of course you're going to say that AA will have runaway success..............

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by Skyblue39
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Guys, any news on the EI announcement......are Seattle and Dallas in contention, or will it be (YET!) another East coast gateway?

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by Skyblue39
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Per Routesonline, FI will use the 737 Max on KEF-DUB from October 2018

Reykjavik Keflavik – Dublin eff 16OCT18 3 weekly (4 weekly from 29OCT18)

Next year will see Air Canada, Icelandair and Norwegian use this a/c at Dublin.

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by Skyblue39
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Aer Lingus will announce a new Transatlantic route at a breakfast briefing on Friday

source: travelextra.ie

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by Skyblue39
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

AirbusA343 wrote:
Good to hear about your experience. Would you believe, I actually saw your flight landing from my house! Planes were flying low over my house because of the approach course.


Great! A night time R34 arrival on an A318... very rare indeed for me! :)

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by Skyblue39
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Been a while since I was on Air France. Last night I flew CDG 2E to DUB on AF1016. Aircraft was an A318, which was nice to get. Crew were wonderful, service was great - free sandwiches and wine etc. They even came around a 2nd time offering extra food for free as the a/c was nightstopping. Punctual,...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines now a 4-star Skytrax airline
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: Ethiopian Airlines now a 4-star Skytrax airline

Great news! Flew them Dublin - Addis Ababa - Johannesburg : They were excellent! Love ET!

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by Skyblue39
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7368

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

jbs2886 wrote:
I mentioned on the ORD thread, but I wonder if SNN is a possibility for a stop. This would be similar to the current DUB stops by ET, but would pick up passengers otherwise on the now-cancelled UA flight. Will be interesting.


Not a chance! They’ll consolidate all Ireland ops at DUB

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by Skyblue39
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7368

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

Is this direct both ways? No fuel stop in FCO? Or has the 788 ended the need for that? They don't fuel stop in Rome any more. That was moved to Dublin over a year ago. They route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles, Washington and Toronto all via Dublin. Washington and Toronto are all nonstop eastbound...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

2.6M Pax in DUB in October, up 4% on October 2016. Busiest October in the airport's history. So far, 25.3M pax have travelled through DUB, a 6% increase on last year. The number of passengers flying to and from continental Europe increased by 5%, as more than 1.3 million passengers travelled to and ...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/
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Norwegian will introduce 737 Max 8 on one of the rotations from HEL to DUB:

Helsinki – Dublin eff 19JAN18 1 weekly (Day 5)

Source: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/

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by Skyblue39
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KWI - SNN B77W KU177
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: KWI - SNN B77W KU177

Why can't KWI-JFK just be flown direct. I would assume Kuwait isn't considered a security risk like Pakistan. If there not allowed to stop over at LHR just fly it direct. Also, it pre-clearance in SNN shut down? I though I heard it was a while ago. Pre-Clearance is not shut down at Shannon. The ear...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Just heard that Seattle is going to be the next Aer Lingus destination from Dublin. (overheard EI crew members say it in the cabin tonight). Anybody else hear anything?

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by Skyblue39
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KWI - SNN B77W KU177
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: KWI - SNN B77W KU177

Bricktop wrote:
Goes on to JFK. Stops in SNN for pre-clearance perhaps.


It doesn’t pre-clear at Shannon. It’s a security requirement from US that this flight can not operate direct from KWI to JFK, hence the SNN stopover.

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by Skyblue39
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 176
Views: 18689

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

Au revoir to Rouge as Air Canada returns to Dublin-Toronto route with three-class service. Air Canada has returned to the Dublin to Toronto Pearson route, switching back from the Air Canada Rouge offering. Air Canada flight AC843, operated by a 292-seat Airbus A330-300, is offering a three-cabin ser...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

Flew DUB - BUD on EI this morning. Have to say ground staff are so rude and abrupt at Dublin. My God... never have I had such a bad taste from Aer Lingus until this morning..... departed from gate 407 where we walked to aircraft. Our aircraft wasn’t attached to the air bridge, it was parked directly...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 9982

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

Mike Rutter recently stayed at the Philadelphia launch that Aer Lingus were going to bolster & improve their relationship with AA and that another new Transatlantic route out of DUB would be announced shortly. For me, this points at DFW.

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by Skyblue39
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 9982

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

I would say DFW would be next in line.

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by Skyblue39
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 22940

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Hoping they'll open up a base at Cardiff Why on earth would you want them at your local airport? Dreadful airline and they tend to 'infest' airports once they turn up, driving other half decent carriers away and constantly expanding. Forget about having any other choice once FR are in, this is the ...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

All - On the subject of Dublin Airport am more than happy to agree to differ! :hissyfit: Any more rumors on the rumored Cityet announcement? @eirflot, we've touched a raw nerve it would seem :stirthepot: :stirthepot: I think your above post is pretty low to be honest.... keep stirring for what it’s...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

I can’t believe someone claimed that the airport is the wrong side of the city!! Lol. Where do you want it? On a floating island in Dublin Bay? If you think that DUB is 3rd world and a laughing stock - you haven’t been to BFS, MAN, GLA, CDG1, FCO, LIN, TXL, OTP. Lack of seats in T2 - are you having ...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

Guys, have Luxair already started twice daily? I see that some days there is both a morning and evening flight. Would love to try them, however they are a bit pricey coming in at about €120 one way DUB-LUX. Cheers!

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by Skyblue39
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 25
Views: 5484

Re: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

Am I correct in saying that PHL will therefore only have 4 European Carriers: Lufthansa, Icelandair, British Airways and Aer Lingus? If so, that seems really strange.

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by Skyblue39
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 35858

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

I re-iterate that there are currently no flights from East Asia to Ireland, unlike how there are to Belgium and Denmark. You are basically reminding us why we think the DUB-East Asia market is not as significant compared to the other two. :D You clearly are fascinated (or peeved) by Cathay at DUB. ...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

Is the whole event presentation available online anywhere? Have a look here for some content. Coincidentally their pop up stand is a nod to this thread title! ;-) http://www.travelextra.ie/philadelphia-come-aer-lingus-says-served-city-obvious-choice-dublin/ Thanks for this! Interesting that he ment...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

During today’s formal announcement of the Dublin - Philadelphia route, Aer Lingus COO, Mike Rutter said that Aer Lingus will announce yet another transatlantic route “in due course”. Is the whole event presentation available online anywhere? Have a look here for some content. Coincidentally their p...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

During today’s formal announcement of the Dublin - Philadelphia route, Aer Lingus COO, Mike Rutter said that Aer Lingus will announce yet another transatlantic route “in due course”.

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by Skyblue39
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

Styles9002 - proportional representation is the purest form of democracy - so the political classes tell us - everyone has a vote and every one vote counts! Personally I believe it to be flawed and a major part of the past and current problems in Ireland. Who know really??! JAmie2k9 - each to his /...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 25
Views: 5484

Re: Unconfirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

The flights are available for booking on aerlingus.com
EI114/EI115

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by Skyblue39
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

Really was hoping for Dallas or Pittsburgh, personally. But no, they announce an already-served US destination. Mlehhhh.... In any case, so far this is DUB's third new long-haul announcement for 2018, after Air Canada (Montréal), Cathay (Hong Kong) and just after yesterday's new route by Icelandair ...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

Galwayman wrote:
True , but they will fly via Dublin to FCO , Milan , Ams , Rome , Paris etc and that's where EI can damage FI and Wow


But why would they fly onestop via DUB, when they can already fly to these destinations nonstop using WOW or Icelandair?

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by Skyblue39
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

Regarding FI's announcement, it is interesting to note that 3 years ago there were zero scheduled flights between DUB and KEF and in Summer 2018 there will be up to 17 weekly. Will FI be the only B752 operator at DUB? On short haul yes, UA, EI and AA fly them long haul. DL also use it on seasonal D...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30464

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

For Dublin S18, per Aer Lingus:

Split - increase from 2W to 3W
Marseille - increase to 5W
Bordeaux - increase to 9W
Lyon - increase to 10W
Bilbao - increase to Daily
Verona - increase to 4W
Catania - increase to 3W

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