And it’s been ages since they busted minimas and crash landed in the grass, or botched a go around and knackered both engines, or nearly hit a bus station (or was it a train station?) due descending below MSA on approach, things are looking upJump to post
Other than that all I can see for MSP now is EI to DUB, but only with an aircraft smaller than a 757 that has the range (A321LR maybe? Is EI ordering those?). Aer Lingus will lease A321LRs via ALC. First delivery scheduled for May 2019, four to replace the 757s and four more for expansion. MSP coul...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:Slug71 wrote:AF022 wrote:Can DY make money doing this? I would assume the wet-lease rate is high.
They wouldn't do it if they couldn't ......
Just like any business, they are there to make a profit.
Tell that to SAA, Alitalia and Air India
The only place it's third world is on the apron.Jump to post
Did metro north not get the go ahead already?Jump to post
This is a route for which the leased A321LRs will perfect. They cannot come soon enough, and ideally, they would take over all flying to and from Shannon, as well as DUB-PHL. There are definitely 7 LRs coming, EI want 12 and IAG CEO Willie Walsh seemed to back this plan recently. SNN-JFK, SNN-BOS, ...Jump to post
Hello again, Does anyone have a view on the viability of BFS securing new services from the ME3 and/or a Chinese carrier? I know this topic has been discussed before, but CX announcing DUB introduces a new element here. - ME3 carrier: I wonder if one way for one or more of the ME3 carriers to disti...Jump to post
It's going to be a very difficult aircraft to get right isn't it? Too big/heavy, could eat 787 sales, and A330Neo MAY take too many of it's sales to make it as profitable as it could be. Not capable enough, ditto with the A321LR, or inevitable A322. Interesting times ahead. Looking forward to seeing...Jump to post
Under the current air traffic control system the North Atlantic Track system is terribly inefficient. Due to the non-radar environment there is a substantial amount of spacing required between the tracks and the amount of spacing required between aircraft at the same altitude on the same track. Con...Jump to post
Are the Max 8s going to have lie-flats up front, or just domestic Business seating? I think they will have regular domestic seating. Ireland isn't too premium heavy, so it probably isn't worth having a sub fleet with lie flats. Depends on the route. Mainline A333 is replacing Rouge B763 on DUB-YYZ ...Jump to post
A huge problem for Norwegian funnily enough is the current low fuel price. The cost of financing the latest widebodies outweighs the money saved on fuel. They'd be making more money flying cheap as chips 767s/A330s etc. This is one of the reasons why widebody sales are so sluggish right now, all tho...Jump to post
None of the beers in the video are black, so I don't think Dublin is one.
Copenhagen, Brussels, Dallas IMO
Fuel is dirt cheap right now. There's more profit in flying thirsty older aircraft that have already been written down than financing brand new more efficient aircraft like the 787 and A350. The cost of finance often exceeds the cost of the extra fuel burn. I suspect it's one reason why Norwegian ar...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:Ryanair is getting free media coverage again ...
There is 3 Airlines in Norway alone and they will no doubt be alive in 5 years too
SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe
I was thinking he might be referring to airlines of a certain size, say 50+ aircraft, but then I don't see TUI group or Wizz going anywhere. There will be more consolidation though, no doubt about that.Jump to post
I think Cathay tried to get a common type rating for A330/40/50 but were told no. Regulators don't seem to like more than 2 types on a single rating. I think Southwest also tried to get the 737 classic, NG and Max on a common rating and were told no too? Afaik there's no issue flying the A318/19/20...Jump to post
Is that allowed? Yes mixed fleet flying is allowed across different Airbus types, the A340/A350 is not a common type rating so there is not the same advantage as the A330/A350. I'm aware of that but we are not talking about the A350, we are talking about the A380. Is mixed fleet flying allowed betw...Jump to post
I believe AF indicated previously that they intend making BOG a B789 route. An issue with these hot and high airports is that twins can be restricted in payload. I'm only an ATCO so if any pilots can correct me on this, please do so. An aicraft needs to be able to maintain a certain level of climb (...Jump to post
As previously stated, there has never been a single fatal accident involving an A340, unlike A300, A330, MD11, B747, B767, B777...the only other widebodies without fatalities are virtually new (A380, A350, B787).... Wind your neck in A Dog is only as good as it's training... An airliner is only as g...Jump to post
Could EI deploy some 321LR on European routes. That way if a 330 or 757 goes tech they are better prepared to redeploy some aircraft from European routes for cover??? Seems a less expensive alternative that having a spare sitting around. In the long run it would be more expensive than using regular...Jump to post
Just got around to reading the Irish Aviation threads. Aer Lingus 4x weekly (to start with) with 757s seems to be the consensus over there. If true I imagine it would be announced fairly soon. EI normally announce new trans Atlantic routes in October, so depends on your definition of soon, but fing...Jump to post
EI have updated their schedules for next summer, with the A330 taking over DUB-IAD from the 757 (a new A333 will be delivered in December),there's a Boeing sitting in Dublin 7 days a week with nothing to do. Consensus seems to be it will be doing either YUL or PIT. Also on EI's schedule, a Privilege...Jump to post
1 - segregation of passengers 2 - they allow dual ops between 06.30 and 08.00 when weather allows it How come it is only between 06:30 and 08:00? Is that because that is the only time Dublin experiences a major issue with bottlenecks? Just curious. It blocks most of the taxiways for arriving aircra...Jump to post
I guess their assigned cruising altitude wasn't 24k ft? So the pilots and ATC never realized that they were at the wrong altitude? Jeepers. ATC assign Flight levels in a dynamic way. If the crew was climbing to FL360 and then requested to level at FL240, it might raise my eyebrows, but it certainly...Jump to post
DUB has full US CBP preclearance. Flights arriving from DUB to the US arrive as domestic flights and do not require International gates/terminals. Yep, major brain fart on my end. Thanks for the correction. I'd hardly call it major! It just means it's easier for smaller airports to fit in a DUB ser...Jump to post
UA were using the B764 on EWR-DUB earlier this year on the UA22/23 flight. It's a B772 in winter and peak summer but when the second daily B752 started in spring the reverted the earlier flight to a B764 for a month or so, I assume until summer loads could justify the B772 and B752 on the same dayJump to post
Any chance of DFW-DUB? There was quite a bit of chatter that EI would launch it but it seems they're launching DUB-PIT next year on a B752. DFW being AA's largest hub, it's the busiest US airport currently without a DUB flight, EI about to join OW and the JV with AA/BA, so EI would feed it at the DU...Jump to post