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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: 29704

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: 29704

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 2484

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: 1806

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: 2484

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 3018

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: 3018

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: 3018

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: 3018

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: 2173

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: 30017

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: 3102

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: 30017

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: 3102

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 30017

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: 3102

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: 30017

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: 30017

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
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

TUI having a bit of a nightmare in DUB today, the 0540 to TFS is only departing around 1500, the afternoon KGS is now cancelled. Will be fun when there is 2 Sunwing based next summer. That TFS was due to go yesterday evening and will probably 25-26 hours late by the time it goes. Turing into the ch...

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by embraer420
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Airlines aren’t obligated to use preclearance - it’s opt-in. KU doesn’t use preclearance at SNN either (though I heard they’re reviewing it). Why would props be a requirement for the Aer Lingus Regional operation? They're not a requirement, but EI (well Stobart really) use all props at the moment a...

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by embraer420
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Airlines aren’t obligated to use preclearance - it’s opt-in. KU doesn’t use preclearance at SNN either (though I heard they’re reviewing it). CityJet and Air Nostrum's Hibernian looking at competing for Aer Lingus Regional ops https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/68129-cityjet-hibernian-eye-comp...

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by embraer420
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

This may be a stupid question, but do the ET flights from DUB to the US use preclearance? Or, specifically, DUB-LAX? If not I'll go EI. For Los Angeles, Ethiopian operate from Terminal 1, so they don't use USCBP. Aer Lingus use it as they operate from T2. Thanks, that's unusual. EI it is then. I th...

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by embraer420
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

This may be a stupid question, but do the ET flights from DUB to the US use preclearance? Or, specifically, DUB-LAX? If not I'll go EI.

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by embraer420
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

CityJet and Air Nostrum's Hibernian looking at competing for Aer Lingus Regional ops https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/68129-cityjet-hibernian-eye-competing-for-aer-lingus-regional-ops WX don't have props (AFAIK ) so I'd say they won't get it. Depends on whether this Hibernian crowd have a su...

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by embraer420
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

I said it on the individual thread but I don’t see that Toronto route working for Norwegian. It’s too far out of the city & AC offer very good fares which include tv, bag, food etc Yeah, AC and EI fly direct to YYZ and if you want a cheap flight you can fly WS via YYT. In fact, the Hamilton rou...

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by embraer420
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

What's up with the satellite terminal at DUB T2? Is it going to be replaced at some stage? Planning is for 5 yea\rs, so it will go then or prehaps be extended for a few more but it won't be there long term. ___ Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement from Norwegian that it is to operate a new ...

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by embraer420
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

What's up with the satellite terminal at DUB T2? Is it going to be replaced at some stage?

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by embraer420
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4640

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

Aren't WestJet an LCC themselves? Why did they launch Swoop? Lower cost structure and less frills (i.e., Y189, unbundled fares). Swoop isn't just a WS brand; it's a different corporate entity entirely with its own AOC. WS proper has really evolved to be the former Canadian Airlines International do...

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by embraer420
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 5046

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Why would anyone fly Luxembourg to Zengzhou with pax? Surely an all-cargo service would be better. Luxembourg is nice, but it's too small to warrant flying intercontinental for 10+ hours just to see Luxembourg on its own.You'd be visiting neighbouring countries anyway so why not just fly to France o...

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by embraer420
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4640

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

Aren't WestJet an LCC themselves? Why did they launch Swoop?

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IrishTexan wrote:


How long have UA been flying to DUB?

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by embraer420
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/ryanair-passengers-delayed-by-10-hours-as-no-engineer-to-change-tyre-on-plane-37011509.html A Ryanair flight from London to Cork was delayed for over 10 hours as there was no engineer available to change a tyre on the plane. Flight FR9853 was due t...

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by embraer420
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

However , I really question if the 332 can do DUB - BKK - it's 1,000 mi longer than to LAX. DUB's runway length really affects the performance of the 332 on such long flights, right? Cheers, C. I know there are plans to build a new runway, but was extending the current runway never considered? Yes ...

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by embraer420
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6412648/britain-sharia-muslim-airline/ Just saw this article saying that a "Sharia Compliant" airline called "Firnas Airways" will be flying a Jetstream 32 between London Ashford and Waterford. Should be interesting to see how this works out, someho...

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by embraer420
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16956

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I am going to launch a crowd funding for a local British airline to serve gin and pork pot in the cabin and have a lavatory large enough for people to join Mile High club. Ah maybe will learn from the Germans to dedicate an area for all natural flying experience too (means areas for nudist). I thin...

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by embraer420
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16956

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Hopefully their AOC is denied. No, listen. We have to be tolerant of other beliefs and ways of living, as long as they do the same with us. And most Muslims do that. I lived in Iran for two years and I am going to tell you straight out that the Iranians are the kindest, most hospitable people on ea...

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by embraer420
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6412648/britain-sharia-muslim-airline/ Just saw this article saying that a "Sharia Compliant" airline called "Firnas Airways" will be flying a Jetstream 32 between London Ashford and Waterford. Should be interesting to see how this works out, somehow...

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Has anyone heard anything lately about that Aer Southeast crowd who wanted to fly from Waterford? Last time I checked they still had a facebook account, nothing on there about cancelling their launch from WAT. Have they got an AOC yet or are they using someone else's? Or are they even going to fly?

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by embraer420
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

I was always wondering why don't they simply extend DUB primary runway 10/28 towards the West direction? I've been there ages ago, but looking at satellite images there's just nothing there except some small secondary road and empty fields. Just perfect for the extension. But is there a real need? ...

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