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by LH982
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32343

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

For Dublin the toilets are probably the biggest weakness. They can be good or shocking, particularly the main baggage hall toilets in T1. Most everything else is okay to good. The old A pier is now just about finished, and on a par with the Cityhopper gates in Amsterdam or the bus area in Zurich. Th...

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by LH982
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32343

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

Ideally T1 needs knocked down and a T2 style terminal in its place. It would make it a lot better for the travel experience. T1 just looks like the poor Cousin even after all the bits done. Low ceilings also make it feel stuffy. But would you not miss the hurdle race from the 3xx gates to the bagga...

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by LH982
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32343

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

I have been challenged here about my comments on Dublin Airport and it not being fit for purpose. It was only my opinion but it is heartening to have others make similar comments. I remain of the opinion that the DAA are great shop keepers but lack imagination when it comes to transport operations....

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by LH982
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32343

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

HK’ers won’t travel to shenzhen for a long haul flight. Irish people travelling to HK would also need a Chinese visa to take this flight too. This will siphon some Chinese tour groups off the CX Service though, and quite possibly affect the success of the route. The Pearl River Delta doesn’t need t...

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by LH982
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41158

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

What about all the other routes out of DUS and TXL where both EW and AB competed ? It's not just the direct routes. It also kept LH Group honest on plenty of connecting flights, where there will be no reasonable alternatives anymore I can understand the loss of competition on direct flights mainly ...

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by LH982
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41158

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Monopolies... good to have them! iirc there is just a single relation where taking over AB leads to a monopoly and that is MUC-CGN. best regards Thomas What about all the other routes out of DUS and TXL where both EW and AB competed ? It's not just the direct routes. It also kept LH Group honest on...

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by LH982
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41158

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Why do I get the feeling that if this was anyone other than LH the EU would be all over it. It might be good for jobs in Germany, but I am baffled how it is good for the consumer.

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by LH982
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41158

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Bhoy wrote:
And what about the 5 Belair Aircraft that operate ex-Switzerland in Air Berlin livery? (Two of their four A321s are leased from AB, and they have a single A320 left, too)


I think Belair was supposed to die at the end of this month.

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by LH982
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41158

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Not sure where so many take their fear of a lack of competition from. LH Group has a market share of 14% in Europe, hardly dominant and so there can't be an argument for lack of competition within Europe. As to domestic traffic: Germany is a tiny Country. Not too many worthwhile domestic routes apa...

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by LH982
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41158

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

I'm sure they've done their homework and have structured it in a way that they know will be palatable to the regulators. It does however all look a little too cosy and a little too orchestrated, much like the auto industry.

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by LH982
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32343

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

Yes it was announced some time back and has indeed been on sale for a while. Its actually a great upgauge as it was getting near impossible to get the cheaper classes on the limited capacity that WX aircraft offered on the route. The demand for DUB-CDG continues to grow and AMS speaks for itself an...

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by LH982
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32343

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

I presume it's already been noted, but I hadn't realised AF were taking over most of the CDG rotations from next month. Looks like 1 Cityjet, 1 HOP ERJ, and 2 AF 318/9.

With KL 737s on 2 of the AMS rotations it will add a lot of variety

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by LH982
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery
Replies: 92
Views: 20900

Re: Fokker 70 Goodbye Livery

I'm fairly sure I flew on KZL last week.

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by LH982
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2851

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

It is a deutsche bahn train just with LH "code share" and a LH contact person. You need to check in at a dedicated checkin counter at frankfurt once you arrvie in FRA. They have dedicated carriages, but the bag drop on the Frankfurt end can be used by any LH customers. Works well and a lo...

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by LH982
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2851

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Austrian have flight codes on trains between Linz and Vienna

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by LH982
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Biggest problems for me are apron/taxiway congestion and lack of a rail link.

I've always thought the passenger experience is good, in a lived in, rough around the edges way. Another plus is that most of the people who work there are genuinely friendly

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by LH982
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 4580

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

An EI 1-11, but I'd agree that it's likely to be 737s with A320 series in second place

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by LH982
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Yes but neither Finnair nor BA have a product remotely close to CX in terms of product Finnair uses the same Zodiac business class seats as CX on the A350s which it flies to HKG (albeit in a slightly tighter configuration). Unless you are referring to their short-haul fleet? I don't think there's a...

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by LH982
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Between Cargo and Pier 4, there will be a continua bus shuttle transferring passengers regularly. It will handle around 8,000 per day. EI have worked with the daa and it's more less designed how they want it. It will be around for 5-6 years (current planning), Ah, got it, so it's a bit of a formali...

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by LH982
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

New pre boarding zone due to open very soon, it will deliver 6 extra stands (not 100% but think 6) and EI will operate a lot of SH flights there daily and will result in more LH gates at T2 in the morning and cut the number of flights at B pier. Sounds really interesting. Have you any idea where th...

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by LH982
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

It's pretty much at capacity for the morning rush at 6am. EI already using all the cargo centre stands with bussing from T2. B gates also used but mainly in a left and right configuration which means you can fit 2 A320s on one stand. It also means boarding by stairs. CX arriving next summer potentia...

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by LH982
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22159

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

It will be fascinating to see who they rob premium traffic from, be it the ME3 or the BA, LH and AF/KLs of this world. Will also be interesting to see if it slows Finnairs expansion at Dublin, as they carry a lot of transfers to the Far East and the second rotation is making them much more user frie...

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by LH982
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22159

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Munich and Frankfurt flights are nearly always busy, though a lot of the Lufthansa traffic is transfer. Stuttgart also very welcome as no EI flights during the winter. Could save me lots of 3 hour drives this winter

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