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by HTCone
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 174
Views: 15145

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

TK have always maintained a 3rd daily is there objective, can't see regular A330 happening at all. 22.30 arr/23.30 dep meets the next batch of flights from IST. Once they move to the new airport and don’t have the same slot issues that they have in IST I’d agree a third daily narrow body service is...

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by HTCone
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8065

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

The biggest threat to DUB’s growth is infrastructure. The parallel runway will be fine and dandy when it opens in 3 years but DUB has the worst taxiway layout and most bottlenecks and cul de sacs at piers I’ve ever seen at a major airport, severely delaying ground movements. A midfield terminal 3 wi...

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by HTCone
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 174
Views: 15145

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I think IAG are too busy cost cutting, and presumably Star could have used the old BD space back in the day had they really wanted a DUB lounge. I think the DAA saw a chance to expand their lounge so BA were not offered it and the lease was ended from memory. —- Irish airspace reopens as 'back-up s...

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by HTCone
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17483

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

T54A wrote:

I can’t believe we still have to teach people about Just Culture in 2018 and the benefits it’s had on overall flight safety


The only people who still need teaching are amateurs who don’t work in the industry. Those of us who do know why firing people who make mistakes reduces safety.

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by HTCone
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1594
Views: 149150

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

EI do their homework. Every EI TATL destination bar MIA has been profitable from day one, and MIA is now. EI are absolutely printing money on North America. Because there’s no ADP in Ireland, and they don’t overfly really expensive airspace like the UK or France on TATL, they can offer bargain basem...

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by HTCone
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I believe Aer Lingus considered a “spare” for this summer, it even arrived at DUB for a few days before it was decided to be unsuitable...or so the story went. Any more details? Or was this the A330 that ended up at Air Italy? Ex VIM airlines, I heard EI engineers got a look at it in the hangar and...

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by HTCone
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

SEA is rammed by all accounts and needs upgauging, so my guesses are SEA goes daily ... Why has SEA been so successful? Is it more O&D tech traffic between DUB and SEA, or connections through DUB to Europe? Cheers, C. I’d be guessing, but it’s probably both just like all other EI TATL routes. M...

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by HTCone
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Well 2 A330s arriving next year seems to be popping up in various places. SEA is rammed by all accounts and needs upgauging, so my guesses are SEA goes daily, DEN gets announced at 4 x weekly, taking care of one frame, PHL goes A330 taking care of the other, leaving a 757 to launch YUL daily. I thin...

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by HTCone
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2453

Re: Best TATL premium products?

I like EI J, BA J is the worst out there atm imo. They’re the only 2 I’ve been on recently TATL....actually i’ve been on SQ heading to Asia ...theirs is brilliant.

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often done in SNN or DUB, as well as return to lessor/delivery to customer flights Alitalia are fairly rare visitors, I would say. They are not a regular maintenance customer at Dublin, unless something has...

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Nice to see Alitalia back in Dublin again, even if only for the day. The air to air shots of the arrival complimented the Alitalia brand and provided excellent coverage of the arrival and landing. They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often don...

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Nice to see Alitalia back in Dublin again, even if only for the day. The air to air shots of the arrival complimented the Alitalia brand and provided excellent coverage of the arrival and landing. They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often don...

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by HTCone
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

ELA, GCF and LAX have all had issues in recent days.

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by HTCone
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

When we can get A350s leaving the current 10/28 with little or no difficulty, I don't think the planned length of 10L/28R will pose any obstacles for any route the DAA might target. It would be interesting to know what kind of routes IALPA believes is being prevented by the planned length . I'd muc...

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11825

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

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 up

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by HTCone
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28348

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

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...

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by HTCone
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36409

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

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 :rotfl: :rotfl:


Or Norwegian themselves.....

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Problem with the 321LR is much of the belly space is taken up by additional fuel tanks, so cargo capacity is very limited, especially at the upper end of it’s range. Any services from Ireland to the ME would be relying on bums on seats alone for profit, particularly in the premium cabin. Cargo would...

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by HTCone
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Exactly, Delta have the best OTP, dispatch reliability and lowest % of cancellations in the US, it’s because the staff go the extra mile.

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

kaitak wrote:
Will Airbus offer a cockpit that will offer commonality with the existing Airbua fleet? .


Unlikely. Entire FBW system, control laws etc would need to be totally redesigned at a cost of billions and the aircraft would need complete recertification.

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by HTCone
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

It’s a nice little touch for the tourists imo but I couldn’t give a fiddlers about the grammar, although my attitude to the language would be hostile and forcing everyone to learn it in school is archaic but that’s not an argument for here.

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by HTCone
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 51747

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

F27500 wrote:
How juvenile "Hi-Fly" sounds. It sounds more like the name of an off-site airport parking facility than the name of an airline.


But the Maltese division’s callsign is “Moonraker”....it’s bloody perfect for this aircraft!

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 75
Views: 13897

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

I don’t see single pilot ops being extended to 30 odd seaters without an FA capable of landing the aircraft in the back. Flight crew incapacitation would prohibit it.

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by HTCone
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Second Dublin Airport runway would be 'disaster' without law change The head of DAA says unless the laws are changed, building a second runway at Dublin Airport will be a disaster. Currently, planning conditions for the new runway, due to open in 2021, requires a reduced number of flights overnight...

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by HTCone
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 7275

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

I seem to recall reading on here that UA briefly weighed up taking on the 3 Skymark A380s for Asian routes ex SFO before they were forced on ANA.

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by HTCone
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9927

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: 5960

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: 253
Views: 23502

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: 17414

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: 1616

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: 22271

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: 153
Views: 18497

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: 153
Views: 18497

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: 21137

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: 21137

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: 5193

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: 9126

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: 9126

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: 9126

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: 9126

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: 21137

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: 7669

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: 21137

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: 21137

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: 806

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: 2502

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: 2502

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: 2502

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: 21137

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: 2502

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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