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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: 105
Views: 11166

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: 190
Views: 25290

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: 237
Views: 22714

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
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32361

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

The only place it's third world is on the apron.

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by HTCone
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32361

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

Did metro north not get the go ahead already?

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by HTCone
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SK's A343's
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: SK's A343's

Not to mention with cheap fuel, there isn't the same urgency in retiring A340s that we saw up until a couple of years ago in general.

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by HTCone
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32361

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

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, ...

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by HTCone
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26422

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

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...

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by HTCone
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343763

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

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...

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by HTCone
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: North Atlantic Track Limitations
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: North Atlantic Track Limitations

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...

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by HTCone
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 14189

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

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 ...

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by HTCone
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 27580

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

He used to put those slogans on aircraft when he chased a particular airline off a competing route IIRC. The Alitalia one was put on a DUB based aircraft when AZ dropped FCO-DUB

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by HTCone
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 27580

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

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...

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by HTCone
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22174

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Delighted to have been wrong!

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by HTCone
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22174

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

It actually wouldn't surprise me if Guinness have copyright/trademark on a black pint being used in adverts. They have on the Harp, hence why it's backwards on our coins, or at least that's something I remember from school.

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by HTCone
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22174

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

As I said on that thread, none of the beers in the video are black, so I don't think Dublin is one of the 3 cities.

Also on another website, Cathay crew are saying it's BRU, CPH and DFW that they're launching.

Hope I'm wrong though.

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by HTCone
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:25 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: 37421

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

None of the beers in the video are black, so I don't think Dublin is one.

Copenhagen, Brussels, Dallas IMO

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by HTCone
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 173
Views: 53521

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

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...

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by HTCone
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13405

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

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 wouldn't be so sure about Norwegian....

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by HTCone
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13405

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

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.

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by HTCone
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 8160

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

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...

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by HTCone
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 8160

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

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...

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by HTCone
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 17093

Re: Air France A340 issues?

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 (...

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by HTCone
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 17093

Re: Air France's A340s, a disaster waiting to happen

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...

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22174

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san a

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...

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by HTCone
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149238

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

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...

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by HTCone
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149238

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

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...

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by HTCone
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149238

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Apparently EI are putting the A330 on DUB-IAD from next March, meaning there's a 757 spare for them from then. Dublin airport CEO hinted a few weeks ago that a DUB-PIT route announcement was on the horizon, didn't mention a carrier though.

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by HTCone
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22174

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

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...

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by HTCone
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes
Replies: 50
Views: 7185

Re: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes

ET ADD-DUB-LAX and vice versa

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 20688

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

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...

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by HTCone
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12583

Re: Sunday Times British Airways

Their J class product is one of the worst out there. EI's is one of the best I've used on the other hand. Maybe they could learn from their ulta profitable little sister here.

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149238

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

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...

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by HTCone
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149238

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

DUB has full US CBP preclearance. Flights arriving from DUB to the US arrive as domestic flights and do not require International gates/terminals.

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by HTCone
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current 767-400 routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 4101

Re: Current 767-400 routes?

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 day

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by HTCone
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA International routes
Replies: 67
Views: 17007

Re: New AA International routes

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...

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