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by HTCone
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9632

Re: IAG and the A350

That said, if BA ever decides to try to build a Manchester hub again with Heathrow maxed out and Gatwick bursting at the seams..... It could be argued IAG are already doing this at DUB for North America at least. LHR is the top destination for PAX transferring through DUB with EI from North America...

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by HTCone
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 5855

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

I always thought that EK never refurbish their older aircraft with newer cabin. They will fly those airplanes to till retirement or lease expires. Take for example only newer A380 and B77W come with newer J and Y cabin compared to older fleet. Is this a change in their policy for first time? Sorry ...

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by HTCone
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Welcome Cathay! I’m glad to see DUB “too short” runway was long enough. I rather suspect it was commercial ambition and marketing ability that were too short. Tomorrow we will have 3 x AC in DUB:- 737 Max from Montreal 767 Rouge from Vancouver A333 Mainline from Toronto Potential all three AC liver...

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by HTCone
Fri May 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17087

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Nice to see another (Lauda) airline start a route. Any news on the supposed Aeroflot route? Interesting the Emirates are insisting that the DAA operate terminal 3, I wonder is this just backscratching. I'm beginning to think that the most realistic location for terminal 3 from a planning point of v...

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by HTCone
Tue May 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency situation on ATC displays
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Re: Emergency situation on ATC displays

Markers on the screen, audible alarm everyone in the room can here if one of the 3 magic squawks are used.

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by HTCone
Fri May 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22004

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

It’s a good opportunity for Airbus and lessors to sell stored A340s over the next few weeks I would think.

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by HTCone
Thu May 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15109

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Pepper456 wrote:
Does EI do DUB-RDU??? If not it would work no??? Or DUB-SEA??? DUB could be an airport like MAD in medium term...


EI starting DUB-SEA in a couple of weeks.

Any airport that gurantees to plug any revenue shortfalls like BDL did has a decent chance I’d say.

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by HTCone
Wed May 02, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15109

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

EI used to serve BWI with the A330 before moving over to IAD, then suspending the service during the recession before returning to IAD. With the ending of their codeshare with UA on the horizon, and UA also serving IAD-DUB, there might not be the demand for 3 flights to DUB so close together geograp...

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by HTCone
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Only problem for premium pax is that J class on the EK 777s is woeful, as is BA J. EI beats both. Not the EK 380s though, that’s magic. QR and CX are regarded as being top notch in premium cabins, as are most SE Asia legacy carriers in fairness. No way would I pay to fly in BA J or on the EK 777, if...

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by HTCone
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

From another thread: I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the data published by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and see how the major international carriers are doing at the 30 largest U.S. airports in terms of load factors. The spreadsheet linked below is quite large, b...

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by HTCone
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 5006

Re: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet

Good Evening, I know I am going to get raked over the coals for this but who cares. I think Delta should be ashamed of themselves. An American airline not buying American products employing American workers. As mentioned, Airbus have a factory in Mobile. 787 fuselages are made in Italy. So many Air...

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by HTCone
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

CFN has had successful commercial service to Glasgow (GLA now, PIK before) for longer than it has had a Dublin flight. I didn’t realise Logan picked it up after EIR dropped it. Okay so there’s 17 flights a week during the winter, 20 during the summer? My point being it’s more profitable for EI/EIR ...

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by HTCone
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Lads, CFN’s runway is less than 1,500m, it’s only commercial service is to DUB and is in one of the most beautiful parts of the world so will never be extended. Who said anything about extending it? I'm saying it needs a morning flight to Dublin. The 1030 departure to Dublin is too late to connect ...

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by HTCone
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

Why not? It’s a target for both airports, and there’s a decent amount of leisure. Same would go for BCN. The problem is front paying which is where Delta would have trouble, so who does that leave? EI. I think DTW is overdue for DUB service be it on DL or EI. I just know the passion of several DTW ...

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by HTCone
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9024

Re: New Routes from Ireland

To be honest, there isn't enough demand for 3 daily flights on Irish domestic routes. You'd be better off flying to DUB and getting an Aircoach. And a lot of the American tourists book coach tours anyway, so it really would just be people living in Donegal and Kerry getting connections to the US, w...

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by HTCone
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Shannon can’t compete with Dublin but it could easily compete with KEF as a low cost hub from Europe to USA/ Canada ..... Wow was looking for an extra hub at one stage , that would be brilliant for Shannon ( yes I can dream ) It could work yes, but the same model works better from DUB because you g...

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by HTCone
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual look at how Hainan Airlines flies its A332, A330, B788, B789 fleet on its intercontinental long-haul routes
Replies: 42
Views: 7603

Re: A visual look at how Hainan Airlines flies its A332, A330, B788, B789 fleet on its intercontinental long-haul routes

I’m curious. On that map there’s 787s and A330s serving the same destinations. Now I appreciate one has an advantage over the other in different markets depending on fuel burn, payload and finance/acquisition costs amongst other things, and this will vary from airline to airline depending on their i...

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by HTCone
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I’m the opposite - I live 30 minutes from SNN and only fly from there. I have never driven or gotten a bus to DUB to take a flight. This means having to make an intermediate stop most times but if you factor in the 2.5 hour journey time from Limerick to DUB, the stopover would often equal the overa...

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by HTCone
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I’m based in Galway , generally for cost , convenience , accessibility , route choice Dublin usually beats Shannon except for maybe London trips ..or mid season transatlantic .. I live well within Shannon’s catchment, I work in Shannon. I’ve used it twice so far this year. The lack of shops and foo...

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by HTCone
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Callsigns
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Airline Callsigns

Good Day Everyone! I am looking for a complete list of airline callsigns past and present! I mean a COMPLETE list from the 60's to today. I have looked everywhere, Any help would be appreciated! We have a few of these lying around in work, never knew how expensive they were though! And they’re alwa...

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by HTCone
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

I’d be shocked if EI didn’t tap into AA’s second largest hub, and a massive gateway for florida at that. As would I. There’s currently a seasonal AA A332 on CLT-DUB, I’d suggest a 321LR solo in the winter and supplementing the AA widebody in summer could be a winner. Before the merger, US ran year ...

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by HTCone
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

There must be ten airports in the Northeast, MidAtlantic, and Eastern Canada with more TATL O&D than Charlotte. You’re probably right, but when the JV is finalised and codesharing is in place, CLT might be a runner. EI are definitely keeping their codeshare with B6, their CEO has said as much. ...

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by HTCone
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

I think EI on a 321LR is very likely since they’ve launched PHL and MIA within the last 6 months as they prepare to enter the JV with AA, BA etc. They’ve 12 321LR on order, the last 4 of which are 757 replacements. There’s only so many airports within the range of those 8 extra airframes. There mus...

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by HTCone
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

The main reason FR haven’t gone TATL themselves is because working the proverbials off a narrow body on 8+ sectors a day within Europe is far more profitable than 2 sectors a day TATL. The whole point of Low Cost is economy of scale. To compete with the legacies you only make a profit on the last fe...

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by HTCone
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

I think EI on a 321LR is very likely since they’ve launched PHL and MIA within the last 6 months as they prepare to enter the JV with AA, BA etc. They’ve 12 321LR on order, the last 4 of which are 757 replacements. There’s only so many airports within the range of those 8 extra airframes.

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by HTCone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US CBP stationed overseas, who funds it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: US CBP stationed overseas, who funds it?

TropicalSky wrote:
Last I heard the host country pays the bill in terms of building the facilities up to CBP requirements and specifications.....but the USA pays the agents and relevant officials to run it.....


The airlines then pay a fee to use it.

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by HTCone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5505

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

The third A330 is still rumoured as a "spare" because Aer Lingus no longer want their peak summer fleet stretched so much and to avoid disruption should one aircraft go tech. It'll only be around for four months. The whole Omni 767-200 thing at Boston was never really a good look. I actua...

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by HTCone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10137

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

YHZ already has a summer seasonal flight to DUB with ASL

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by HTCone
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10137

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

this is likely. plus hopefully by then, they'll be partnered with AA Recent talk is that they’re sticking with the UA partnership and not joining the BA/AA joint venture. highly unlikely Willie Walsh will continue to put money in the pocket of a competitor for long He’s getting their money too. EI ...

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by HTCone
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10137

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Really wish they would bring the A330s to DFW! There has to be some demand for DFW-DUB? I could see this once they receive their A321LR's, which will free up some A330s. this is likely. plus hopefully by then, they'll be partnered with AA Recent talk is that they’re sticking with the UA partnership...

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by HTCone
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 83
Views: 16510

Re: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

There’s already a legally binding agreement from the UK that the CTA will continue post Brexit and there will be no hard border.

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by HTCone
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10137

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Seems a little early to be announcing 321LR routes, unless delivery has been advanced. First 4 for EI were originally announced for delivery in 2019, but I seem to recall reading TAP are getting the first of theirs in Q3/4 this year. None of their partners (UA, B6, AC) have a major presence in SEA o...

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by HTCone
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23938

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

or you can launch say DUB-DTW, which has more O&D This will probably never happen anyhow. You might be right, but who knows. If I had to guess I’d say PIT would be the first new additional narrow body route, purely because of the Irish connection, in a similar vein to PHL, but like I said, tota...

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by HTCone
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23938

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

OA260 wrote:
eirflot wrote:
Philadelphia anyone?!


Someone I know flew in with AA from PHL last week. 47 passengers were onboard. Needless to say they had a great flight.


On an A330, bloody hell!

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by HTCone
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23938

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

As has been said time and time again, the issue isn’t as much about whether SNN-ORD/YYZ etc would be profitable seasonally for EI, it’s whether it would be MORE profitable than DUB-XXX, the answer is no. If that were EI’s go-to strategy, they would have taken the two SNN-based 757s and redeployed t...

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by HTCone
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23938

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

As has been said time and time again, the issue isn’t as much about whether SNN-ORD/YYZ etc would be profitable seasonally for EI, it’s whether it would be MORE profitable than DUB-XXX, the answer is no.

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by HTCone
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 11052

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

The narrower fusilage also prohibits containers, unlike the Bus. Loose baggage for a loco or a cityhopper isn’t really a problem, but with the ranges of the the LR and MAX, being able to stick a few pallets of cargo in the hold of the LR will really appeal to the legacies with premium cabins up fro...

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by HTCone
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 11052

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

The narrower fusilage also prohibits containers, unlike the Bus. Loose baggage for a loco or a cityhopper isn’t really a problem, but with the ranges of the the LR and MAX, being able to stick a few pallets of cargo in the hold of the LR will really appeal to the legacies with premium cabins up fron...

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by HTCone
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22607

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 se...

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by HTCone
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22607

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

Discussions ongoing on another Irish forum of another A330-200 having been sourced for this Summer '18 by Aer Lingus, with talk that 4 weekly Denver is to be announced as the latest "cab off the rank" at the press conference scheduled for next Thursday pending approval and finalisation, w...

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by HTCone
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22607

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

Seems very late in the day to be announcing a new route; I could understand an extra A330 being made available, as QR has quite a few to offload, with all the A350s coming into the fleet, but probably just as a reserve aircraft. Not really, plenty of lead in for late May start. EI having a reserve ...

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by HTCone
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80188

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

JamesCousins wrote:

Would love to know whether people see any going to IB or EI, although I don't believe DUB is 380 compatible, and this would be a HUGE capacity jump from what they already have...


DUB will be A380 compatible in early 2021 when the new runway and taxiways open.

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by HTCone
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22607

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

leghorn wrote:
Isn't Kerry behind the mountains about the best protected of the runways on the western coast


Mountain waves are a big problem

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by HTCone
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 16303

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

EI 321LRs will have a premium cabin, so I don’t see circa 200 seats being realistic. They have 12 321LRs on order, with 4 arriving per year starting 2019. The 757s will be replaced by the final 4 in 2021. Perhaps they’ll put a double daily 321 into the likes of YYZ or IAD instead of a 330 and send t...

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by HTCone
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22607

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

EI ran DUB-JFK 3 daily quite successfully until a couple of years ago, I can certainly see the evening arrival from JFK making a return on the 321LR, just a question of whether it’s EI or JBU

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by HTCone
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 18146

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

TC957 wrote:
Seems to me EY's terrible strategy of investing in AB & AZ has come back to haunt them now.


Small change when compared to their liabilities on aircraft orders. Having two carriers that size 90 mins apart trying to do exactly the same thing is madness.

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by HTCone
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23581

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Skyblue39 wrote:
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?


Medical emergency

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by HTCone
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28336

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

There’s currently eight A333s and four A332s, the Qatar A332 would be a fifth one. A333: EI-GCF, EI-GAJ, EI-FNH, EI-FNG, EI-ELA, EI-EDY, EI-EAV, EI-DUZ A332: EI-EWR, EI-DUO, EI-DAA, EI-LAX Also SNN-JFK is 6 x weekly in peak summer to allow ASL do maintenance on the old girls, and rotate them through...

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by HTCone
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28336

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

If EI want another B752, it’s up to ASL to source it, not EI. Granted 75% of ASL 757 crew are on secondment from EI, but there’s no way in hell EI are going to pay all the bills involved in running a new type (TR for crew, engineers, training, certification etc.) for one aircraft. ASL are twice the ...

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by HTCone
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15741

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Apparently the QR A330 will be for expansion, including the new Seattle route. The flight being four times a week leaves three days there is an A330 not scheduled.....yet. DUB-LAX is going daily IIRC, hence the other three frequencies. That’s covered by a new build A333 arriving in a few weeks. The...

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