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by mast2407
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Get those Hainan A330s while you can! https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1008387587554152449?s=12 789s for about 3 weeks until 20 Jun, then 788 until end October If I was flying to PEK with HU I wouldn’t be too quick using the blanket given for comfort, I’ll just say it’s not fresh. Oh? Elabor...

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Wide body heaven in Dublin this time of the day! Long may it continue! Great for the spotter & economy but not if you’ve to work on them all. Can see some of our crews doing the HU from PEK, the CX, straight to the EY & then the 2 DL widebodies some mornings. Twould be worse if the work was...

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by mast2407
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Wide body heaven in Dublin this time of the day! Long may it continue!

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by mast2407
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15723

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Wasn’t the 777 the first aircraft to be entirely designed on a compooter, with the use of computer aided design? That’s... probably worth mentioning?

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by mast2407
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21043

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

I’m guessing that the route is due to aircraft from North Korea not being allowed into South Korean airspace?

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

But Ethiopian are reducing some DUB transfer traffic in the reduction of LAX so no need for the hostility, and the ORD was an error on my part as I thought an advert I saw stated ‘introducing our 4th US destination with non stop flights to Chicago’. We all make mistakes. As for the Thai news, there...

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by mast2407
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 134
Views: 13082

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Asian routes also being targeted by EI as per Willie Walsh I'm sorry - what ? This is huge. Aer Lingus really needs to diversify and spread its risk - for too long, it's simply been focused on the US, which will continue to require more and more 'mass' (routes and capacity) to grow (which DUB simpl...

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by mast2407
Fri May 25, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10824

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

BA used a 789 to LAD, so hardly surprising they want all serviceable 789's freed up. Also, BA is cancelling NRT for nearly 3 weeks 8 - 27 June which again should allow for 789 engine work. Cancelling NRT completely, or just one frequency? That seems extreme! Can you not tell from the comment you qu...

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by mast2407
Wed May 23, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10824

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

TC957 wrote:
BA used a 789 to LAD, so hardly surprising they want all serviceable 789's freed up.
Also, BA is cancelling NRT for nearly 3 weeks 8 - 27 June which again should allow for 789 engine work.


Cancelling NRT completely, or just one frequency? That seems extreme!

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by mast2407
Wed May 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7749

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Cork, EICK, 2.3m in 2017. Backtracking required for half the runway.

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I’m the opposite - I live 30 minutes from SNN and only fly from there. I have never driven or gotten a bus to DUB to take a flight. This means having to make an intermediate stop most times but if you factor in the 2.5 hour journey time from Limerick to DUB, the stopover would often equal the overa...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

When was the last tie you flew out from SNN? I would have to disagree with your opinion that the facilities are woeful. The food offerings have improved vastly in the last 12months since EFG took over the contract for the bar and restaurants from HMS host. You now have a bar that serves really good...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Fórsa – Third Dublin Airport Terminal A Blow To Shannon And Regional Development It’s claimed a third terminal at Dublin airport would be blow to Shannon and regional development. Delegates to Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises Conference have heard that less than 15 percent of air traffic coming int...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Fórsa – Third Dublin Airport Terminal A Blow To Shannon And Regional Development It’s claimed a third terminal at Dublin airport would be blow to Shannon and regional development. Delegates to Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises Conference have heard that less than 15 percent of air traffic coming int...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 20214

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

We all know the real question though is are Airbus outfoxing Boeing? :white: ;)

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with D-AIRY?
Replies: 25
Views: 4574

Re: What's up with D-AIRY?

Fitlikemin wrote:
Are we not milking this thread a bit now?


How dairy.

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by mast2407
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 6458

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

Sorry everyone, just was thinking about it for a few weeks and wanted to throw it out there for discussion. If this is too crazy of a topic I can ask for it to be closed.... Don't be sorry, keep asking substantial things like this so those who have the answers can educate/enlighten you. You'll be g...

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by mast2407
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 6458

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

Airliners.net charges a fee for a member ID. It's time to start charging a fee to start new threads, to filter out some really inane postings, foolish hypotheticals, and lazy inquiries. I agree, tired of so many bad what ifs. Yes its a site that people can ask questions, but come up with good quest...

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by mast2407
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20806

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Was lucky enough to fly Club World LHR-HKG last week sat beside a lovely Irish man travelling for business. He said for his business the CX direct fares just aren’t competitive! Any thoughts on this? High demand? Here’s hoping CX haven’t just priced themselves outta the market. What’s his business?...

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by mast2407
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69032

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

qf789 wrote:
Word is that tonight's flight PER-LHR (29 March) has departed with 235 passengers tonight


Long may that load last!

Also, congrats to you qf789, good thread! Really well managed, and very dignified, well done.

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69032

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Less than 2 hours out at 40,000 feet. Gonna be some sunrise up there in the summer months!

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69032

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This flight also showcases one of the major challenges of making such routes profitable. After 12hours it's finally at FL400, even though its only carrying 216pax, less than a fully loaded A321. On a bad day with strong westerlies and bad weather expected at LHR, you have to block 60 seats for ever...

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69032

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This flight also showcases one of the major challenges of making such routes profitable. After 12hours it's finally at FL400, even though its only carrying 216pax, less than a fully loaded A321. On a bad day with strong westerlies and bad weather expected at LHR, you have to block 60 seats for ever...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69032

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

So is QF 9 flown almost entirely at night? It leaves at about 6pm and seems it quickly darkens. Perhaps they will see a glimmer of sunrise as they are landing LHR. That seems like its dark an awful long time. When I fly redeyes, the hum from the engines and airconditioning and the dimmed lights alw...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69032

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

So is QF 9 flown almost entirely at night? It leaves at about 6pm and seems it quickly darkens. Perhaps they will see a glimmer of sunrise as they are landing LHR. That seems like its dark an awful long time. When I fly redeyes, the hum from the engines and airconditioning and the dimmed lights alw...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Qatar Airways A332 A7-ACH has arrived in Dublin this morning for transfer over to EI. Will become EI-GEY when it starts flying for EI.

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by mast2407
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Report On Shannon Flood Embankments Nearing Completion How real is the flooding threat to SNN ops.? https://www.clare.fm/news/report-shannon-flood-embankments-nearing-completion/ http://maps.opw.ie/floodplans/fhr_map/en/?X=-1017449&Y=6951332&Z=11 That link will take you to an interactive ma...

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by mast2407
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Interesting flight on the boards today http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/56D79778-FBA8-4660-9F8D-F60E313EAAD3_zpshzbp8el1.jpg The odd biz jet flight often shows on the arrivals boards. I must the only one with no interest in the new EI uniform, has 0 bearing on how I enjoy a ...

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I'm not sure I see the same problem as yourself with the A330, I mean, EI's fleet is predominantly A330, with the exception of some B757's. They get by just fine. You're comparing apples and oranges - EI doesn't have the same route economic pressures that HU will have at DUB (e.g. with its brand re...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Question is, is HU competitive with its new DUB-PEK service? No. My biggest peeve is that HU's connections at PEK are vastly inferior to CA's - not only domestically (e.g. you can't connect to the likes of CGO, HRB, KWL, NKG, SHE, TAO etc), but internationally too (e.g. ICN, KIX, MNL, NRT, PUS, SYD...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

How has there been next to zero analysis or discussion on HU's new PEK service? It's so significant for Irish aviation! IMHO - the negatives: - It's hugely disappointing the service is being tagged with EDI, given DUB has almost twice the Chinese traffic of EDI. - It's hugely disappointing that HU ...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Well with regards to trans employees, yes! Those individuals would be able to wear the uniform for the gender they identify with. Now transvestites and men in skirts is slightly different and more of a grey area, they shouldn't be thrown in the same category as transgender people as it's a totally ...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

There has in some instances been a decline in apperance and funny enough I recently read the handbook that is given to crew with regards this subject. The rules in the handbook are certainly quite strict but it does also state that some rules are at the discretion of the employees manager. One mana...

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by mast2407
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Is there an A330 on the planet that hasn't been through DUB yet? We must find it and bring it here if there is one left. ;)

In all seriousness though, great news and great to see hard work manifesting in reality.

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by mast2407
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Doubt it will be EI, and I hope it’s direct! Routing something via EDI or anywhere else just isn’t goi g to give the route the shot it deserves Yes, and as I posted above, EDI's Chinese traffic is nothing compared to DUB's - hopefully they'll recognise this, and give DUB the stand-alone service tha...

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6870

Re: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?

Slash787 wrote:
B787-10 would be the perfect aircraft for SAS


Elaborate...?

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by mast2407
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3270

Re: Why no flights major cities in Ireland?

Have you ever done the drive? It’s quite easy with the M7. A bit more than 2 hours. It is easy to say "rent a car". However. to just get to the airport it does not make a lot of sense: 1. Cost of pick up in one city, drop in another 2. Insurance 3. If you do not drive stick you are very l...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I think EI’s predictabilityregrading routes is its own worst enemy, because when you do try to go for new routes, you have to deal with things like brand recognition and so on. Outside of EI’s strongholds (US north east coast, Germany, UK), barely anyone knows who EI even is. If EI is to develop and...

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by mast2407
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Another late arrival to DUB yesterday. Another +2 hours of waiting in the line for taxis, with hundreds of passengers freezing outdoors. Agents not pushing cabs to come up, only 2-3 cars arriving every 10-15 minutes. 3rd world service indeed. I would imagine this has far more to do with the availab...

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by mast2407
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Another late arrival to DUB yesterday. Another +2 hours of waiting in the line for taxis, with hundreds of passengers freezing outdoors. Agents not pushing cabs to come up, only 2-3 cars arriving every 10-15 minutes. 3rd world service indeed. I would imagine this has far more to do with the availab...

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by mast2407
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Seems that EI’s new A330 is making its commercial debut today. EI-GCF is operating the EI109 to JFK today.

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 10603

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

How much is that? 3-4 cm of snow with some wind and the "storm" already has a name. :banghead: Ah another ignorant fool, do you have strong opinions on everything you see from just a few seconds video clip? This is by far the worst snowfall I’ve seen here & it’s to get worse over nigh...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0302/944619-transport-services-country/ Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair have cancelled flights out of Dublin tomorrow morning. As always, intending passengers advised to check with their airline before traveling to the airport. Gonna be quite the operation to repatr...

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by mast2407
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0302/944619-transport-services-country/ Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair have cancelled flights out of Dublin tomorrow morning. As always, intending passengers advised to check with their airline before traveling to the airport. Gonna be quite the operation to repatri...

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by mast2407
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26839

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I assume that although commercial flights won't be operating until Saturday morning, the airports (particularly SNN) will remain open - weather permitting. With all three major Irish airports (and BFS too) being closed (probably airports in Scotland, too), isn't that going to cause issues for trans...

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by mast2407
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3560

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

There seems to be such an obsession with crucifying luggage carriers. Make it easier to reunite with bags after an incident and I bet you'll see fewer and fewer people try to carry them out with them. Also realize that people in shock/panic don't necessarily think about what they're doing in the he...

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by mast2407
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23938

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

Aer Lingus flight bound for USA forced to return to Dublin after suffering undercarriage issue The incident happened to flight EI125 shortly after it took off at 2pm An Aer Lingus flight bound for the USA has been forced to return to Dublin after suffering a mechanical issue on board. The incident,...

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by mast2407
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23938

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

https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-sets-new-passenger-record 29.6m last year.And 2.2m is not 'nearly 3m', even if the figures were correct. I think you've misunderstood the point. User_001 was referring to MAN traffic, which was 27.8m in 2017, not DUB, which you cited a...

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by mast2407
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23938

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

I think it's interesting to compare Manchester, with a similar population to the entire country of Ireland, to Irish airports. Manchester carried just over 25m last year. Dublin, alone, carried just under 30m, before you account for the rest of the country's airports. Ireland's air links are doing j...

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