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by mast2407
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 174
Views: 15150

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Are there ever any pax or cargo on the Shannon to Dublin ferries? I’d imagine it could be a wise way to disperse the transfers.

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by mast2407
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Was passing through SNN this evening at about 6:30, saw an American 767 (I think!) on the tarmac. Any clues as to why it was there?
Also nice to see the BA 777’s getting some fresh air in Shannon.

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by mast2407
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

It’s the first time I even noticed the KLM swoosh. I was wondering what everyone was harping on about. I’m still wondering, because I’d agree with Shamrock350: it looks like a mistake. Here’s to the diminishing hope of a 330 getting decked out in all singing, all dancing, glittering and dazzling gre...

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by mast2407
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29703

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Heard there are 2 A330 arriving next year alongside any neos that are being delivered plus 757 are staying until 2020 I believe 4 new routes is a lot on long haul expansion for an airline the size of EI. Where are your sources? I’m noting from your post history that you suggested EI was considering...

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by mast2407
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

It’s 25 ish rotations ... Let’s not get too hysterical. AFAIK, the 25 doesn't account for IAG's other rotations through BA - so, the overall number is quite a bit higher than that? LHR ... flexibility is key to meeting the demands of the consumer. How are you reducing flexibility meaningfully by co...

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by mast2407
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

With the new LCY service, EI will be operating up to 50x daily flights between Dublin and London. I know that this is spread across multiple airports, but would it not be worth using A330's for some of these flights? Yes, there are gate issues, but just park them remotely and bus the passengers. I ...

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by mast2407
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Brilliant news for Dublin! Looking forward to EI’s new routes in the coming weeks!

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by mast2407
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

When we can get A350s leaving the current 10/28 with little or no difficulty, I don't think the planned length of 10L/28R will pose any obstacles for any route the DAA might target. It would be interesting to know what kind of routes IALPA believes is being prevented by the planned length . I'd muc...

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by mast2407
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Seems there are delays across the board, EI109 is 5 hours behind. 2 and 3 hour delays earlier in the day.

EI 145 is approaching Dublin.

Edit: seems a technical issue on EI-LAX.

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by mast2407
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7147

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

An emotional support cat? Is this for real?! If the cat had already boarded then the safer option is to not allow the allergic girl to board. When are ESA’s gonna be banned? They’re not really a thing in Europe, why is it a thing in America? Are you Americans so inherently emotionally unstable that ...

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by mast2407
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94064

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Probably the brakes smoking. Someone who doesn't know how to taxi would use the brakes to control speed. This is a really naive question, but how else would you control speed? I’m guessing that riding the brakes is not a good thing, as it wouldn’t Be in a car. Nor is it the only way of controlling ...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Why is the aviation regulator of India trying to get something from the UK regulator? What’s the jurisdiction connection?

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

No, I am slating posters for defending BA with the premise that BA is so awesome that such a thing will never happen. All due respect sir, I don’t think that’s what they were doing. I think they were defending BA because there is likely much more to the story, that none of us know about. With due e...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

I don’t think that’s what they were doing. I think they were defending BA because there is likely much more to the story, that none of us know about. Must be the language barrier, the way I read the above posts, BA FA would never do or say such things. That has been disproven with snap chat video. ...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

You keep slating posters for suggesting there’s more to the story. It’s the same thing. Usually when comments get posted on this site about human behavior, there is always more to the story than Is ever portrayed in the media. The media aren’t looking for the truth, they’re looking for a story. The...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

i don't think the story cannot be dismissed as 'clearly false' by someone who wasn't present there. Similarly it can’t be verified as being accurate by someone who wasn’t present there. I am not claiming it is accurate. Nor does the newspaper that published this. You keep slating posters for sugges...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Wasn't there another recent incident of BA FA's rant on snapchat about Nigerians? Oh yeah. To the many posters who have defended BA here purely on the belief that such a thing will never be done by a BA crew member, there is clearly some precedence for deplorable behaviour by BA crew. Link to the i...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

unrave wrote:
CARST wrote:

BTW why do such clearly false stories get published at all?

i don't think the story cannot be dismissed as 'clearly false' by someone who wasn't present there.


Similarly it can’t be verified as being accurate by someone who wasn’t present there.

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Why is the word bloody racist against Indians? Also, there are 3 sides to every story. India is a huge market for BA, I’d imagine they’re more than willing to deal with this as amicably as possible, lest they loose a substantial chunk of the market share to the sub continent. And a word for the OP,...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Eitilt wrote:
Yes. EIGCF was damaged by an airbridge and needs to be repaired over the weekend.


Ouch. Where did this happen?

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Seriously. That doesn't even sound believable Agreed. This is BA Long Haul. An FA getting more animated than "just above comatose" and speaking louder than a mumble? That would be a first. Pardon my ignorance but LCY-TXL is long haul? It’s short haul. Why so defensive? If you let discussi...

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7721

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Why is the word bloody racist against Indians? Also, there are 3 sides to every story. India is a huge market for BA, I’d imagine they’re more than willing to deal with this as amicably as possible, lest they loose a substantial chunk of the market share to the sub continent. And a word for the OP, ...

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by mast2407
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

On future night flying and that being low-yielding, the Canaries don't strike me as time-sensitive or high-yielding anyway? Cheers, C. I have only got one explicit experience of night flying: from Dublin to Split in Croatia, via Cork. It was horrible, because you’re tired and because you loose the ...

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by mast2407
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 14886

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

If slots in JFK go, or are being rumored to be going, why would any airline buy slots from AA? Instead of holding out and seeing if there is any truth to the rumor? This question doesn’t make sense on too many levels.

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by mast2407
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 5517

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

What really irritate me about these photos is that they’re classed under the “air to air” category. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s “air to ground”. AmIRight. I think you are right, and I've done photos like these from Sydney. I don't classify them as air-to-air. Real air to air is photographin...

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by mast2407
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 5517

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

What really irritate me about these photos is that they’re classed under the “air to air” category.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s “air to ground”. AmIRight.

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by mast2407
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Hmm. With the first batch of 321LR replacing the 757s, will IE have enough metal to cover new routes next year? I was under the impression the first 321LRs were for expansion, with the last few to come in replacing the 757s. I can’t find it right now, but did the fleet planning from the IAG investo...

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by mast2407
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Would easyJet, Jet2 or Ryanair ever move to BHD? Are high costs and a curfew too off-putting for them? Cheers, C. Runway is only 6000 feet, so it limits options. You can get A321s and 738s in, but anything longer than UK routes and you could be leaving with empty seats. It's interesting to note tha...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

There is a video today of a Vueling A320 tearing up a piece of tarmac at DUB and it getting stuck to the landing gear, the return trip was delayed 2 hours. The video suggests it’s a piece of patched up taxiway, doesn’t fill you with confidence... You simply can’t say that there’s a video of that an...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

There is no argument for domestic passenger flights to anywhere else in Ireland ... If we look at the island of Ireland as a whole, what about ORK - BFS / BHD, which is actually longer than DUB - CFN / KIR? Cheers, C. Perhaps. I used to take the EI flights between Shannon and Dublin when the stopov...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

It’s about a 2 hour drive between Dublin and Belfast. The two cities are connected via motorway pretty much the entire way. There is an argument to be made for services to Kerry where parts of Kerry are so far away that by the time you get to Cork city you’re still only half way between Kerry and Du...

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by mast2407
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 7606

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

hooverman wrote:
AMS is not full. It’s capped due to politics.


So it’s full.

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 12284

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

a new runway at an airport in my country, on land already owned by the airport authority, with a base infrastructure that already exists, and excluding other projects that were spurred on as a result of the new runway (new atc tower, roads etc), cost €325m. And has been the guts of 20 years in the m...

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by mast2407
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Germany https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0714/978602-ryanair/ Flight was from Dublin to Zadar, Croatia. Seems a crack was heard, depressurization occurred, rapid descent and landing in Frankfurt Hahn. A number of injuries: nosebleeds, ear-bleeds, headaches, due ...

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by mast2407
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Residents to protest against new €320m runway at Dublin Airport A group of residents are to protest against plans to develop the €320m runway at Dublin Airport during an information meeting in St Margarets GAA club tomorrow. The move comes after 20 farmers and property owners living along Kilreesk ...

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

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This is the previous thread from June for your perusal:
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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

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The July thread!
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The July thread!

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by mast2407
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27222

Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Greetings and welcome to the July thread! Last month saw historic flights from Dublin to Hong Kong with Cathay, and Beijing with Hainan. Other points from last months roundup: Delayed delivery of A321lr’s to EI Air Canada returns to Shannon Lufthansa retiming it’s morning flights to Frankfurt EI loo...

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15891

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Back to topic. Is it right that the government pursue just one new runway for London and the southeast? I can foresee either massive delays, followed by failure at Heathrow, or it opens in 2026 and fills up within two years with EasyJet and Ryanair. Then we are back to square one ten years from now...

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Dublin airport cannot thrive at Shannon’s expense SHANNON Airport cannot be forgotten about as the go-ahead is given for a third terminal at Dublin Airport as part of Project Ireland 2040. That’s according to Munster Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who said that Shannon and Cork cannot be abandoned whi...

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by mast2407
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

OA260 wrote:
Aer Lingus supporting Dublin Pride


Image


Is that real or a doctored image? Please say it’s real!

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by mast2407
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15891

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Arion640 wrote:
Really don't know why boris wasn't allowed to come and vote against. We know he's anti Heathrow expansion, wouldn't of made the Government look any weak or stronger.

It looks more silly that he's not there.


I read somewhere that he’s in Afghanistan... that’s quite the diversionary tactic...!

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by mast2407
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 6681

Re: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_845

Wiki says you are correct!
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MrBretz wrote:
Wasn't 1R the same runway that the PamAM 747 clipped the lights at the end of the runway in the early 70s?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_845

Wiki says you are correct!

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by mast2407
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

I think I’d like to hope that Ross is suggesting that there might be some kind of package possible for the other airports that could be used to lure customers (both the airlines and the passengers) to them. I’m not so sure I’d like to imagine a row back to the times when a mandatory stop over was a ...

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by mast2407
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Do TUI have their own 737s operating out of DUB or is it just Sunwing planes? Seems they have stretched themselves too thin and its now effecting their brand. Passengers have been venting their frustration at the resort Reps and call centre lines. Many being offered extra compensation. Extremely po...

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by mast2407
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 3991

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

In this day and age, the rule is if you’re on social media, regardless of privacy settings, your boss and the gubberment is watching, and that opens you up to consequences, whether you like it or not. Don’t be stupid on social media kids... the gubberment is watching. Probably.

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by mast2407
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 23502

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: 253
Views: 23502

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: 253
Views: 23502

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: 16751

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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