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by Skyblue39
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Record May Is 50th Consecutive Month Of Growth At Dublin Airport https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/record-may-is-50th-consecutive-month-of-growth-at-dublin-airport A record 2.9 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in May, a 10% increase over the same month last year. Pa...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

I counted 31 long haul arrivals into DUB tomorrow morning until 10:45am, including 3 from each of ORD, BOS, JFK. Really is mind boggling to think of the growth compared to 20 years ago when we had perhaps 4 or 5 long haul if even that! Any news on EI next TATL destinations for 2019? EI104 0455 New Y...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

UA just reached 20th anniversary of SNN-EWR service. https://www.clare.fm/news/united-airlines-speak-shannon-hopes-20-year-milestone-marked/ http://clareherald.com/2018/06/united-airlines-celebrates-20-years-at-shannon-20981/ How long have UA been flying to DUB? CO also started Newark-Dublin in 1998.

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Good news with Delta expanding DUB-BOS. Healthy competition for Aer Lingus.

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

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Looks like FR will be starting 2 x daily DUB-SEN from S19. Flights now available for booking on www.ryanair.com

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by Skyblue39
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11388

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

With CDG-DEN struggling I wonder what impact this might have on EI choosing DEN for their next addition. Perhaps the market is already over crowded for EI to jump in the fray. Anyone know how ZRH-DEN is doing ? Well at least EI would have UA feed at Denver and EI feed on the Dublin side. Norwegian ...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Hainan HU749/ B-5972 / A333 is en route from Beijing. Should be in Dublin via EDI at 9am approximately tomorrow morning.

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by Skyblue39
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11388

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

With CDG-DEN struggling I wonder what impact this might have on EI choosing DEN for their next addition. Perhaps the market is already over crowded for EI to jump in the fray. Anyone know how ZRH-DEN is doing ? Well at least EI would have UA feed at Denver and EI feed on the Dublin side. Norwegian ...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

From Winter timetable, Lufthansa are bringing their daily early morning DUB-FRA flight forward to a very early 04:55am departure from Dublin.

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Is this more speculation, like in the way you posted here a few days ago stating that Ethiopian were reducing their Dublin transfer traffic and starting Chicago non-stop? But Ethiopian are reducing some DUB transfer traffic in the reduction of LAX so no need for the hostility, and the ORD was an er...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Regarding Asia , my guess is, Winter seasonal to BKK A332 ... timed for connections from North America I had no idea how competitive going via DUB could be on BKK - East Coast USA routes. For comparison: BKK - HKG - JFK - 9,121 mi BKK - DUB - JFK - 9,324 mi BKK - CDG - JFK - 9,512 mi BKK - NRT - JF...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Just a correction on the DXB flight numbers it was EI101 and EI102. (Not 001/002)

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by Skyblue39
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight
Replies: 24
Views: 2465

Re: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight

DUB has daily 2 x EI A330 and a 757 DL on BOS-DUB as well as a 737 to Providence and a daily 757 to Hartford. Not sure there’s room for more Dublin to New England service.

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by Skyblue39
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

- EI receive strong response to RFP for commercial ventures in US/Canada - New EI routes to be announced in “coming months” - Asian routes also being targeted by EI as per Willie Walsh. https://blueswandaily.com/aer-lingus-receives-stronger-than-anticipated-response-to-network-rfp-as-it-closes-in-on...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

OA260 wrote:
Great to see AC back at SNN and the new DUB-YUL starts tomorrow.


Tomorrow we will have 3 x AC in DUB:-

737 Max from Montreal
767 Rouge from Vancouver
A333 Mainline from Toronto

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by Skyblue39
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

And.....it’s off. CX301 (B-LRI, A350) has just left HKG for DUB.

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by Skyblue39
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 151
Views: 14384

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Finnair sending A321’s recently, and most LH FRA are A321 too with some MUC. WOW’s morning flight mainly A321 also, as well as LX ZRH flight. Was surprised to see so many 321’s today!

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by Skyblue39
Wed May 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7894

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

A less than daily and only summer seasonal SFO-MAN is definitely not going to attract business traffic. Not surprised it is getting canned.

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by Skyblue39
Tue May 29, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

CX301 the inaugural HKG flight arrives in Dublin 06:45 on Saturday. It has over 5 hours on the ground in Dublin. Will it remain at the gate for that entire time or be towed to a remote parking stand then brought back to gate for the 11:55 departure?

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by Skyblue39
Tue May 29, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Part of MAN Airport Evacuated, Crack Forms in Floor
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Part of MAN Airport Evacuated, Crack Forms in Floor

ikolkyo wrote:
Doesn't look like the floor to me. Looks like a corner at the top of the ceiling, maybe I'm just crazy.


Exactly what I thought! Looks like the ceiling.

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by Skyblue39
Tue May 29, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Is the plane based in Dublin? If so it sounds like a Ryanair is flying for Laudamotion. A way to get some incentives from Dublin Airport? Nope, it’s a VIE based aircraft. (Schedules vary according to the day). Good to finally have competition for EI on this route. Did FR ever serve this route? No, ...

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by Skyblue39
Thu May 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4302

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

https://news.sky.com/story/1000-liverpool-fans-have-champions-league-final-flights-cancelled-11384209 ET have cancelled all their MAN - KBP flights per sky news. The firm said the return flights affected were: out 25 May ET8700 and back 27 May ET8701; out 26 May ET8704 and back 27 May ET8705; and ou...

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by Skyblue39
Thu May 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Laudamotion, in which Ryanair has a 24.9pc stake, is to start services from Dublin Airport to Vienna from October 28. The daily service will pit it against Aer Lingus on the route, with Laudamotion flights departing Dublin at 14.05 hours and departing Austria at 16.15 hours. Is the plane based in D...

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by Skyblue39
Thu May 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Laudamotion, in which Ryanair has a 24.9pc stake, is to start services from Dublin Airport to Vienna from October 28.
The daily service will pit it against Aer Lingus on the route, with Laudamotion flights departing Dublin at 14.05 hours and departing Austria at 16.15 hours.

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by Skyblue39
Thu May 24, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

kaitak wrote:
When does AC start YUL?


First service AC818 leaves Montreal 2nd June, leaves Dublin 3rd June, AC819.

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by Skyblue39
Tue May 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

ET is only only down from 4 to 3 weekly so not a huge cut. However the bigger picture may be that the DUB transits may cut down gradually. YYZ is going non stop, EWR went via Lome instead of DUB, Chicago is starting non stop so given ORD can go direct, may not be long until IAD can do the same as s...

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by Skyblue39
Tue May 22, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

It is staggering to see TATL traffic still growing so fast!!! As the 5th busiest European hub for TATL traffic, this speaks for itself I guess. I would imagine that EI makes up most of this transfer traffic. Apart from EI to EI, There’s also BE transfer from UK regions at DUB to both EI and EY. OU t...

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by Skyblue39
Mon May 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 5% in April to 2.6 million, which made it the busiest April in the airport’s history 78-year history. Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increased by 6%, with almost 1.4 million passengers travelling on flights to and from continental Eu...

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by Skyblue39
Tue May 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December
Replies: 22
Views: 4454

Re: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December

I believe the pattern was different until recently. In the past the Brussels flight went via Paris. It then changed to Milan (possibly alternating) and then via Vienna and Milan alternating. Confirmation of the patterns would be handy. I would imagine Vienna will be tied on to a new destination ove...

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by Skyblue39
Sat May 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Plenty of charters to Bilbao, Santander and Vitoria today, including an interesting Air Bucharest. Today has also seen Luxair back with their 738 Faro route, Sun Express to Izmir and increased SK to Copenhagen. Yesterday a Royal Jordanian 788 came in from Beirut and today a Eurowings A330 diverted i...

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by Skyblue39
Thu May 10, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Does ET really have rights ex-DUB to the States? The US DOT T-100 stats don't show passengers on ET to DUB (note they do include 5th freedom as SQ's MAN-IAH is shown). On the basis that they do have rights to LAX, this is what the stats say: Mth pax.. max. from. to......load 5 2422 3198 ADD LAX 75....

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by Skyblue39
Tue May 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

TF-FIR, Icelandair's inaugural service from KEF to DUB is en route flight FI416. Both Icelandic carriers (WOW and Icelandairs) flights back to KEF depart DUB at the same time.

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by Skyblue39
Fri May 04, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9025

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Most of the Brazilian community in Ireland fly KLM via AMS.

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by Skyblue39
Fri May 04, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

bx737 wrote:
Heard a rumour that Westjet are going to fly YYZ-DUB direct from the start of the winter schedule with 737MAX


Not surprising. They do extremely well on their existing Summer service.
St. John's - Dublin is highly seasonal and makes sense as a summer only route.

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by Skyblue39
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17107

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Earlier summer season on WestJet from St. John’s to Dublin as tomorrow sees the first inbound. On Thursday, Croatia Airlines will launch Zagreb-Dublin. It’s shaping up for a bumper summer!!

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by Skyblue39
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20818

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

DAA Chief Dalton Philips hints at next targets for Dublin: The airport boss also hopes to secure direct routes to cities such as Shenzhen in China, Tokyo and Delhi within the next three to five years, as Dublin continues to expand as a passenger hub. https://www.google.ie/amp/s/amp.independent.ie/bu...

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by Skyblue39
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20818

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

The "ME and Other" also typically includes scheduled ET to Addis Ababa and Air Arabia to Agadir.

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by Skyblue39
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9025

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Not only GLA, but CFN has had charter flights to Rotterdam on VLM F50 previously for inbound Dutch tourism.

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by Skyblue39
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ future expansion in Spain & Portugal
Replies: 18
Views: 2429

Re: SQ expansion in IBERIA

SQ to Alicante? Really......?

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by Skyblue39
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20818

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Per Airlineroute:

Reykjavik Keflavik – Dublin Increase from 6 weekly to 7 weekly

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by Skyblue39
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9025

Re: New Routes from Ireland

The issue with EI flights to MSP, DTW, or any DL hub for that matter, is that DL often fights back with competing service. Further, it all seems to depend on the type of service the competition offers to the DL hub. If the service is provided by a LCC carrier (Spirit, SunCountry, WoW), DL doesn’t e...

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by Skyblue39
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9025

Re: New Routes from Ireland

In fairness, a DTW-DUB flight is actually a fairly reasonable answer to the OP’s question. And yes, I know the history and get the jokes. The five most reasonable adds to North America that I could see on EI: CLT-DUB DTW-DUB IND-DUB MSP-DUB STL-DUB I would also add BWI-DUB to this list Dublin alrea...

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by Skyblue39
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48561

Re: MAN news - 2018

Per Wikipedia, Thomas Cook seem to be starting MAN to both MSY and BWI next May!

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by Skyblue39
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20818

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I don’t see Aer Lingus in Tampa. If they can maintain a daily service to Florida during summer season (4w MCO + 3w MIA), that will be their priority. There’s no way they will add another FL destination. There are more substantial gaps they are likely to plug first - DFW/DEN/PIT/CLE/MSP and YHZ. I al...

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by Skyblue39
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20818

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

March Stats for DUB: Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 5% with more than 1.1 million passengers travelling to European destinations. UK traffic declined by 5% when compared to last year with over 807,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain in March. Passenger volumes to ...

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by Skyblue39
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20818

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Just saw an AA 773 divert (flight AA100) lift off from DUB en route JFK-LHR.

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by Skyblue39
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20818

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

None of the E-Gates were in use yesterday in T1 at 1pm. All had a Red Cross displayed on them. 30-40 minute wait to get to a booth. Only 3 immigration officers on duty. And it’s not even peak season...

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by Skyblue39
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20818

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Santiago - Lima - Havana - Shannon was one of the more interesting routes! Also from Shannon, SU flew regularly to Panama City, Mexico City, Miami, Washington, Chicago, Managua and the occasional flight to Nassau and Bridgetown too! Some flights continued nonstop eastwards onto SVO while others stop...

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by Skyblue39
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26851

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Just flew Dublin-Luxembourg this morning on Luxair flight LG4882. Pleasant service on Dash 8 aircraft. Forgot how bouncy those a/c can be, was never a big fan of them. Free breakfast (Tea/Coffee, Juice and pain au chocolat) and a boiled sweet before landing. Cabin crew barely just doing their job, n...

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