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by LH982
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake security at new Islamabad airport
Replies: 7
Views: 2927

Re: Fake security at new Islamabad airport

smokeybandit wrote:
There's gotta be a joke about TSA being fake security somewhere.


The problem is that it's not a joke.

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by LH982
Fri May 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

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

BravoOne wrote:
How about Iran becoming compliant with the "norms" and having this and so many other problems go away? New airplanes, no problem.


So the US is applying the "norms" to Russia and China?

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by LH982
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10317

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

That complaint about too many remote stands Comes up every so and so many weeks. I prefer a remote stand at the far western tarmac ovewr a gate stand in the A30s and upwards. The bus takes you swiftly to the Exit in the A terminal, much better than Walking that distance. Another indication how huge...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

No! Agricultural CBP has the same regulations whatever port of entry you are using. The CBP agent has the same discretion to fine the person the same way in Dublin for misconduct as in the USA - and they do prosecute misconduct there at Dublin CBP, without doubt. Whether you are bringing undeclared...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

People are conditioned not to bring things with them onto a flight. They are not conditioned to check what they cannot bring when leaving the aircraft.

$500 for an apple is someone on a power trip, no matter how annoying the passenger may have been, or what rules you can hide behind.

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by LH982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

So if I walk off a flight from Heathrow with a Delta apple i get fined $500, but if I walk off a flight from Dublin with a Delta apple it's fine?

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by LH982
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7733

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

Remove comfortable seats.
Replace with uncomfortable seats.
Remove uncomfortable seats.
Replace with slightly more comfortable seats.

Yes, it's all about the customer.

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by LH982
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3232

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion Laudamotion flying for Eurowings? lol I also flew Laudamotion for EW a few days ago. It was a weird mix...

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3232

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

There are at least 500 Geran firms on Location in NC , SC, GA AL A freight forwarder hat a 747, or still has that runs LUX HSV. Another freight forwarder charter serves HHN to ??? not sure if they fly to GSP direct. For that LUX HSV flight the freight was pre-cleared and loaded on trucks for direct...

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by LH982
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

US Army has a very large presence just west of Stuttgart. It also has a considerable presence on the daily Delta service. Automotive also plays a major part, both with the big players and the myriad of small engineering companies. It's also useful for all the people going to the US who don't fancy g...

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by LH982
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10317

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Both can grow as long as LH group grows. MUC has the distinct advantage of quicker transfers and the greenfield architecture. O&D in both FRA and MUC is lower than DUS, CGN, HAM, or TXL since those don't feature many opportunities for international connections due to LH focusing heavily on MUC ...

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by LH982
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10317

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Ryanair currently boards most (all?) of their flights at these stands providing every passenger with a little airport bus tour on the way to the remote Ryanair were on the north side when they started, but moved to the south stands after a few months. Lufthansa also bus all the way to the far end o...

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by LH982
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3232

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

Laudamotion might be Ryanair’s way to get into Austria and Eastern Europe. Even if it ultimately becomes Ryanair, I see that AOC being maintained. Why would Ryanair need Laudamotion to get into eastern Europe? They have been flying there for many years now. Just look at their presence from Estonia ...

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by LH982
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3232

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

I'm confused... didn't Eurowings just announce that a number of their flights would be operated by Laudamotion this summer? Yet now Laudamotion are getting Ryanair to operate flights for them? Is Laudamotion to become a wet lease airline? Laudamotion has it's own A320/321s, but are also pulling in ...

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by LH982
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20611

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

So they're using the Domestic configured 772s instead of the international ones, business is an awful 2-4-2 but this also means that economy is configured 3-4-3 instead of 3-3-3 and pitch is reduced as well. Higher capacity flight but much lower comfort levels in all classes. If this happens it mig...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Union action in Germany 10/04

Various unions in Germany having one day strikes from 10th to 13th of April, before the next round of talks at the weekend. Tuesday includes Ver.di who provide lots of ground services at Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. LH have already cancelled 800 flights tomorrow. Flights should be back to normal on...

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by LH982
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20611

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Anyone know the owner of the new building going up beside the Boot Inn? Looks like a reasonably sized hangar.

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20611

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I've had a few of these on the 300s pier, but never more than 5 to 10 minutes.

Automatic passport machines seem to be an issue everywhere. I'll frequently see them out of use in Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20611

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

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by LH982
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20611

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

That's not bad at all. I've had Finnair a few time for under 2000, but I was worried that Cathay would start at 3k+

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by LH982
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8400

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

FRA at #10 is a joke. When the majority of your flights go out of a remote stand via buses you should be DQ’ed. Maybe because LH uses this airport and people are happy with LH and this is reflected in the Fra reviews. Otherwise I also can't explain this besides the fact that it fels everyone has ac...

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by LH982
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 8118

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

The plan for this summer won't worry anyone, but where they intend to be in 3 or 4 years time would be much more interesting. Wizz, Easy and Eurowings would seem the likely competitors, but who knows how it will work out.

Also worth noting that it gives them a small presence in Zurich

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by LH982
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26667

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

He also observed that the new runway is not precisely parallel to 28, according to a layout plan he had seen. Is it supposed to be? Is it still planned to designate it 28R/10L? Anything I have seen shows it as parallel. I can only think he's seen a plan with the old runway 29 on it, and taken that ...

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL8958 MSP-HHN
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: DL8958 MSP-HHN

rlwynn wrote:
What is that about? a Delta 332 to Hahn. Military Charter?


Yes, they're reasonably regular

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 10559

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

From the point of this topic the difference is that the UK is a bunch of people unable to cope with snow while Ireland is a bunch of people nearby unable to cope with snow therefore it's entirely irrelevant here. All your posts are proving my point: one can't just moan on money otherwise you get to...

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by LH982
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26667

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

At Frankfurt for the morning LH flight to Dublin, which seems to have grown into an A330

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by LH982
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23738

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

Just to add LH is all about connections. You can get off an A321 Dublin flight in Frankfurt and see less than 20 passengers waiting for bags. Again in Dublin, the vast majority of bags have tags that show the passenger has connected at Frankfurt.

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by LH982
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23738

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

LH are just about all 320 and 321 in the summer. They added another flight this winter and we've seen mainly 320s, with 321s, 319s and even CRJs showing up. It's possible that you'll see empty seats on a Sunday evening or a Tuesday afternoon, but LH are running lots of flights at 90%+. 982 last nigh...

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by LH982
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23738

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

List of stops on the Dublin Airport line. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/Metro.18_zpskyijyidj.png Huh. Imagine if the Metro connected to the rail line above Malahide somewhere. That would open up real connections, That would break every principle of transport planning in I...

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by LH982
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying the owner of this 737?
Replies: 22
Views: 6964

Re: Mystery Jet

Pk-KJO.

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by LH982
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet
Replies: 47
Views: 12497

Re: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

They've had 757s.

I think all the E170s went a few years ago. They have about a dozen 190s, but I'd imagine they would want to replace them with something of the same size.

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by LH982
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17305

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

14 CFR Part 234 dictates airline baggage reporting requirements, that would be the federal law being broken. The gentleman was no longer a customer of Delta when Delta endorsed the ticket the customer had with them to Hawaiian. At that point he became a customer of Hawaiian I have a big problem wit...

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by LH982
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17305

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

And for those who say that he should’ve just helped the customer and taken the claim, then DL is taking a DOT hit for something that they are not responsible for I know Delta is obsessed with their phony statistics but who cares? The customer bought a ticket from Delta to transport himself and his ...

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by LH982
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter Conversion Up in 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2200

Re: Freighter Conversion Up in 2017

kitplane01 wrote:

I believe you but I gotta ask ...

Who orders an MD-80 freighter for a one way mission? What kind of customer and what could they be shipping? It seems like such an expensive and oldall thing to do.


Automotive. Parts to keep automated assembly lines running.

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by LH982
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22445

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

The funny thing is that none of our people would touch AF for long haul, because of previous experience during strikes. When you say it wasn't supported, do you mean by the trade? I suppose the point I was trying to make is that local business wanted to support the route, but it's difficult to defen...

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by LH982
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22445

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

The CDG-SNN service died because of high fares, as it was always much cheaper to go via Dublin. Hopefully they're a bit more realistic this time. Do we know that for sure? I thought it was because of the resumption of EI's SNN-LHR route which had better frequencies for connections... I was working ...

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by LH982
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22445

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

The CDG-SNN service died because of high fares, as it was always much cheaper to go via Dublin. Hopefully they're a bit more realistic this time.

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by LH982
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23540

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Closing a key infraestructure for Christmas is not a tradition, it is a shame and to generate a problem to a lot of users, unbelievable coming from a country that is supposed to consider itself developed. Hello, XXI century? Try go shopping in France or Germany on a Sunday. I'd consider that a lot ...

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by LH982
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23540

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Overall I’m not sure that KL or LH are really much better, certainly in EU business class I don’t think there’s much in it. BA does need to invest in its product, but I think there is a lot to like. They're all pretty much the same in J, but in Y BA are often charging a premium and delivering less ...

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by LH982
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23540

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

From Ireland, European connections with BA are nearly always much more expensive than KL or LH, for a poorer experience. EI are probably on a par service wise, but at a much lower fare.

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by LH982
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 8790

Re: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

r2rho wrote:
I guess Skytrax only looks at lounges and long-haul business class, and the economy legroom on their new NEO's did not come into consideration for this...


I've seen nothing 5 star about any LH lounge I've visited.

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by LH982
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 7824

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

Would have loved a 763 in BEA red square.

Never too fond of the Dove scheme either. Always thought it looked a bit of a mess, close up.

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by LH982
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 40950

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

As someone who often uses rail and fly to book flight via places like dus, fra, and cgn instead of muc/str, there was a huge difference in LH pricing before/after AB. Previously, a north american flight originating through virtually all german airports was about €800, with almost all those flights ...

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by LH982
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus
Replies: 66
Views: 19406

Re: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus

I think that JL is a great man who deserves respect. However, the question is whether he shaped Airbus or Airbus shaped him? After all, one must recognise that it takes both a good salesman and a good product to reach success. Would Airbus have been worse off if it was someone else? Airbus hasnt se...

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by LH982
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28218

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

Of late, the closure of 10/28 has been at about 2115 local, I presume to increase the amount of work that can be completed before the runway has to be handed back for early arrivals. Works are generally five or six nights a week but never on Sundays. Of interest, on runway 34 two nights ago ex-BER ...

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by LH982
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator
Replies: 110
Views: 41422

Re: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

It opens up a world of choices and possibilities that don't exist today. Look at the automotive industry, which is having it's world turned upside down at the moment. It may be subtle at first, but it will come.

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by LH982
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28218

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

More less 23.00-05.00 with the odd weekend changes during the winter. They generally try have it back after 04.00 for EI/ET flights but it really just depends on the progress made overnight. 28 in use at 3.30 this morning and no sign that there's been any overnight work. I honestly cannot remember ...

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by LH982
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28218

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

The daa says work to resurface Dublin Airport's main runway is being brought forward by two hours each day. Work on the runway, known as R10/28, is more than two-thirds complete./ Do the works take place on Saturday and Sunday night's? I've been through before 5 on a few Monday morning's recently a...

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by LH982
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15706

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Nice score for Seattle. However, i'm not surprised that Aer Lingus announced service as they seem to be transforming into a carrier like Icelandair (focusing on connections and price value rather than O & D) and SEA was on their wishlist for some time. That being said, DEN is probably right aro...

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