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by embraer420
Thu May 02, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..

Jet Aircraft (All) 737 Classic Series / 737 NG Narrowbody 737-900ER Widebody 747-400 Twinjet 737-900ER Trijet Tupolev TU-154 Quadjet Boeing 747 (All series) / Ilyushin IL-62 / IL-96-300 Regional Jet Sukhoi Superjet 100 / Bombardier CRJ1000 Props (All) Ilyushin IL-18 / Q400 Propeller general aviation...

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by embraer420
Wed May 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most important markets for airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Most important markets for airlines

Well take for example my national flag carrier, Aer Lingus. Their main markets would be the UK, the US and southern European leisure destinations (so Spain and Portugal mainly.) This is because there are a lot of Irish people living in the UK and vice versa, and there are also a lot of business trav...

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by embraer420
Wed May 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20305

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

I noticed the the other day that airBaltic sent a 733 to Dublin instead of an A220. Rather unusual, anyone know why this is? Is this a one off or will they continue to send the odd 737 throughout the summer season? If so it would be a good opportunity to catch a classic 737, they're getting quite ra...

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by embraer420
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20022

Re: Irish 2/19

With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate. When would this be likely to happen. I'm booked to transfer through JFK fro...

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by embraer420
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29182

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ryanair ... 578247/amp

I wonder will Ryanair launch DUB-TLV when they get the MAX-200?
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https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ryanair ... 578247/amp

I wonder will Ryanair launch DUB-TLV when they get the MAX-200?

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by embraer420
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29182

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Some more details on the new Aer Lingus branding: https://lippincott.com/work/aer-lingus/ I've thought about it for a few days now and the refreshed brand is quite nice. Except the eurowhite obviously. The new safety cards and the cups especially look great. The multicoloured headrests remind of VY...

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by embraer420
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29182

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

On the wider point, adding Shenzhen would suggest they are reasonably happy with performance at DUB. I’ll admit however, it’s not a city I ever imagined us having a direct flight to! Five years ago if you told me we'd have a direct flight to Shenzhen I'd have said you were daydreaming. In the past ...

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by embraer420
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29182

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201901/t ... 65194.html

Schedule:
HU755 SZX0130 – 0700DUB 787 15
HU756 DUB0900 – 0530+1SZX 787 15


What are LFs like on the PEK flight?
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Ytraveller wrote:
New route to Shenzhen begins 25 February. Source in Chinese: http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201901/t ... 65194.html

Schedule:
HU755 SZX0130 – 0700DUB 787 15
HU756 DUB0900 – 0530+1SZX 787 15


What are LFs like on the PEK flight?

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by embraer420
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29182

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

It's a sad day when Ryanair has a more recognisable and arguably better livery than Aer Lingus. Yes, the new EI livery is terrible, I hate the eurowhite and the "green" on the tail looks blue. Not to mention the ridiculous new shamrock that looks like it belongs on a box of Lucky Charms c...

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by embraer420
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29182

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

I'm not impressed by the livery, but I don't mind it at the same time, it just seems a bit safe and been-done. My only issue with it is that jaunty shamrock, it just looks like it was painted on wrong. I dislike the new shamrock too. In fact I dislike all of it. It's a modern boring eurowhite LCC n...

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by embraer420
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29182

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

The new livery has apparently leaked, it's appeared on other websites and social media. https://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/aerlingus%20new%20livery_zpskokyoxez.png The new shamrock and the titles are a complete mess in my opinion, it feels childish and dated at the same time. I'm ...

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by embraer420
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26874

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

http://www.ryanair.com


Great news, are they going to launch Lviv at some stage? Hopefully UIA still launch the Kiev route in the future.
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Skyblue39 wrote:
Ryanair announce Dublin to Kiev Borispol, from 2nd May 2019. (2 weekly on Thursday and Sunday).

Available for booking on http://www.ryanair.com


Great news, are they going to launch Lviv at some stage? Hopefully UIA still launch the Kiev route in the future.

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by embraer420
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26874

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

I just saw on wikipedia air india is starting flights from dublin to Hyderabad on 1 July but no reference though Completely false When was this I can't seem to find it. Another reminder to be cautious when it comes to Wikipedia. And the troll that put that there must be pretty dumb to think that Ai...

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by embraer420
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26874

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

BrianDromey wrote:
Hicksville, Oklanowhere is as likely as anywhere.


Aer Lingus would sooner fly to Des Moines and Boise than Beijing and Tokyo :roll:

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by embraer420
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26874

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Agreed - but with a fleet of 12 A321s I think they would make this work. Also I was thinking more about EU to NA business flights, currently people who connect to North America in business class on BA, LH, AF, KL etc fly economy with the middle seat empty euro-business. If EI could offer the comfor...

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by embraer420
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28275

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

- ADD - DUB's market has to be considered too, which has big potential, but this move jeopardizes that. C. Bad commercial move for Ireland-Africa-Onward traffic. It now makes the DUB-ADD into a 11 hours 15 mins flight compared to what was a non stop 8 hours 10 mins flight. Although from what Im hea...

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by embraer420
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28275

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

LOS could be a good addition - good sized Nigerian community in Ireland, and Nigeria is the largest producer of oil in Africa, so I'm sure there's an okay sized Irish expat community out there as well. However Aer Lingus specifically ordered the A321LR to serve secondary destinations in North Ameri...

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by embraer420
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28275

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

EI would be stupid to not rush out a non stop CPT service ASAP ... it’s now or never If widebodies aren't available, the 321NEOs open up some alternative, closer options in Africa - like LOS - which could rely on i) expat populations in Ireland, ii) connections to/from North America, and iii) cargo...

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by embraer420
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28275

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

The scheme for a midlands airport has resurfaced, you may recall this odd scheme was proposed some years back but we heard no more. Now a €2.5m Government grant is being sought for preliminary works for an airport project to be based in Tubber, Co Offaly, 18km from Tullamore and 22km from Athlone. ...

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by embraer420
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 32948

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I fear the new Aer Lingus livery may look like this: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/9481643994_5871fe0185_z.jpg I hope it's not but IAG like white paint, BA, IB and VY all have white liveries. I think it would look good if they just removed the cheatline and changed the colour of the shamrock o...

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by embraer420
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 32948

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I fear the new Aer Lingus livery may look like this: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/9481643994_5871fe0185_z.jpg I hope it's not but IAG like white paint, BA, IB and VY all have white liveries. I think it would look good if they just removed the cheatline and changed the colour of the shamrock on...

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by embraer420
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I said LAS from the start and I’m sticking with that. Beyond that, DL are dropping CDG-PIT so PIT could be a possibility but maybe they won’t step on BA’s toes. Perhaps YUL or DTW? Yeah, I'd say LAS as well. DEN, DTW, YUL, YVR, PIT or PDX I think for the second destination, or perhaps (though unlik...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

ClassicLover wrote:


I believe EI is due to join the Transatlantic JV with BA, AA, etc sometime next year.


So that means they're ending the partnership with UA?

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by embraer420
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Was booking flights DUB-GVA for next year, and I noticed that on March 16 LX411 is operated by a Brussels Airlines A319. Does anyone know anything about this?

P.S. The return flight a few days later is on an A220.

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by embraer420
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

OA260 wrote:
I sometimes miss the old retro SU !


Don't we all

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by embraer420
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Will be interesting to see how Aeroflot do. Having used them for more than 20 years (internally and internationally) they have greatly improved. Though I am still not a great fan of SVO - how I remember the old style passport control and security. The times I nearly read a complete novel waiting in...

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by embraer420
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The concept of a major cargo Centre in Shannon is nuts. No industrial area within hundreds of kms. Consider Europe’s major cargo hubs - East Midlands, Liege and Cologne, etc. All based in the heart of industry and population. Cargo from Asia isn’t going to fly right over continental Europe to fly b...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare types 2019-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 2703

Re: Rare types 2019-2022

The 737 classic (300/400/500) will become pretty rare the following years. The ones that are left are quickly approaching their retirement age. I've been on a few of those, and I've been on the 777-200 and A310. After this year, will there be a chance to fly on a Tu-154? I've never been on this one...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane to bring back to production?
Replies: 45
Views: 2362

Re: Which plane to bring back to production?

Certainly the Tupolev Tu-154. It's such a beautiful and iconic plane. Also the Ilyushin Il-62 and 86, Boeing 727 and 757.

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare types 2019-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 2703

Rare types 2019-2022

Hello all, Unfortunately not able to get more free time this year, but I am going to ask a question: What rare types are available to fly over the next, say, five years? Anything kind of "unusual" will do, from 747s and MD80s to really rare stuff. I would like to fly on Russian and Soviet ...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

It's crazy that no airline serves WAW from DUB. Unless EI manages to get A220s sometime in the future, LO would work better on the route. They have brilliant brand recognition in Poland, and strong recognition in the Polish community in Ireland. They have a hub in WAW which would be good for people ...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

So what's the story with Pobeda then? They are wholly owned by SU, I wonder if that makes any difference? Yes, it's very confusing, initially the Irish Times said Aeroflot was going to launch the route, then Pobeda was given rights to launch the route, and now the booking engines show Aeroflot is g...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Have I missed something? Did a search for Moscow to Dublin in December and a booking site gave me the option of Aeroflot! I thought that Pobeda (the Aeroflot low cost branch) had recently been give approval but not AF itself.. This is super news and long overdue. Good to see Aeroflot finally back i...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 3312

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

TG788 wrote:
embraer420 wrote:
but ASB-BHX I just don't understand


This thread my shed a bit of light on this route :)


Thanks :checkmark:

So it's all connections to India. Interesting.....

So I guess in this case Turkmenistan Airlines are genuinely operating as a business, not as a political tool.

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 3312

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

So there are a few different models. For example, China could be considered a dictatorship. They have multiple airlines and technically they are state-owned. There is heavy regulation and yet there is room for entrepreneurship. Then there was the Soviet Aeroflot. Every non-military aircraft in the ...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 3312

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

Depends what you classify as a dictatorship. North Korea is a particularly exaggerated example, but just have a look at Saudia. There, the carrier is seen as part of the political body. Their routes regularly exist as a symbolic statement of relations between Saudi Arabia and another county. I beli...

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by embraer420
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 3312

State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

Hello everyone, I'm just posting this thread as state-owned airlines in dictatorships intrigue me, and I have a number of questions, such as: How do they decide where to fly? (Well for routes like PEK-FNJ this is obvious, but ASB-BHX I just don't understand) Do they actually make money on the route,...

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by embraer420
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry
Replies: 32
Views: 2584

Re: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry

SFO-DUB is a route that serves the tech industry. There are a lot of big US multinationals in Dublin, mainly tech giants from Silicon Valley. Aer Lingus has arrangements with tech companies to buy certain amounts of seats on each flight.

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by embraer420
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

With BDL being a good proof of concept I'd expect that some of the following showed (varying) interest: Central MidWest: STL/MCI NE MidWest: IND/CLE/PIT/CVG/CMH New England and Mid-Atlantic: BUF/ALB/SYR/ROC South Atlantic: CHS/RIC Neither BUF, ALB, SYR, or ROC are considered New England or Mid-Atla...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3712

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

aerolimani wrote:
Ciudad Real, Spain.

Famous only for its airport, and you can’t even fly there anymore!


Also in Spain: Almeria, Murcia and Zaragoza. And maybe Girona. Maybe.

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

And if BA offer club class on their European flights (Including leisure flights), why can't EI do the same thing? Weren't they supposed to launch a European business cabin called AerSpace a few years ago? Aer Space was put on the back burner after the IAG purchase. Not sure what the plan is at the ...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3712

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

A few examples here, just off the top of my head: Did you just randomly throw out a bunch of cities? B/c many of them makes no sense. Guangzhou Shenzhen How so? Shenzhen is more known for being the next door neighbor to HK, and also being "Chinese Silicon Valley". As for Guangzhou - known...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes EI seems only interested in bucket and spade and leaves the business cities to others. No Business class, lousy frequent flyer programme and less than special lounges Mind you expensive enough bucket and spade fares this year! I remember reading that EI would consider using the A321LRs on key E...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes EI seems only interested in bucket and spade and leaves the business cities to others. No Business class, lousy frequent flyer programme and less than special lounges Mind you expensive enough bucket and spade fares this year! I remember reading that EI would consider using the A321LRs on key E...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes EI seems only interested in bucket and spade and leaves the business cities to others. No Business class, lousy frequent flyer programme and less than special lounges Mind you expensive enough bucket and spade fares this year! Concentrating on bucket and spade destinations isn't a great strateg...

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by embraer420
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3712

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

A few examples here, just off the top of my head: Antwerp Prestwick Exeter Newquay Bridgetown Gibraltar Tecigualpa ( I think that's how it's spelled anyway!) Addis Ababa Guangzhou Shenzhen Fuzhou Haikou Lhasa Panama City Oklahoma City Muscat Wonsan Ypsilanti Liege Luxembourg Louisville Da Nang Gdyni...

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by embraer420
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I'm looking forward to seeing what new routes Aer Lingus announce in the next few weeks. I'd bet on LAS ( leisure market, like MCO) and DFW ( AA connections ). In the future, new routes I expect from DUB: (Obviously not all of them) North America : YYC - EI/AC/WS YOW - AC SAN - EI BWI - DY/B6 OAK -...

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by embraer420
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 32898

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I'm looking forward to seeing what new routes Aer Lingus announce in the next few weeks. I'd bet on LAS ( leisure market, like MCO) and DFW ( AA connections ). In the future, new routes I expect from DUB: (Obviously not all of them) North America : YYC - EI/AC/WS YOW - AC SAN - EI BWI - DY/B6 OAK - ...

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