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by OA260
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

IAA to run aircraft satellite alert system Deployment of a major new global aircraft-tracking satellite system, a component of which will be operated from Co Clare by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), was completed at the weekend by US firm Aireon. The IAA will operate the system's Aircraft Locati...

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by OA260
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 434
Views: 69075

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Let’s hipe they don’t botch the uniforms again, the current ones are cheap and nasty In fairness to the uniform, when it came out in 1998 when I went into it, it was very much a cut above the rest. It was modern, elegant and stood out and not just because of it’s colour. Unfortunately however it di...

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by OA260
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 434
Views: 69075

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/6/9/8/0468896.jpg?v=v40 http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aer-Lingus/Boeing-737-548/468896 Just going to put this here to remind people its not all bad. :lol: Those indeed were dark days but thank god EI has come a long way from that time. :)

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by OA260
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Sun comes down on Ryanair Holidays as airline closes service Ryanair’s packaged holidays service has been discontinued after just two years Ryanair aim to become the “Amazon. com of travel” has suffered a blow after the company announced it had shuttered its package holiday service just two years af...

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by OA260
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7380

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

Hopefully it will boost tourism in the area. Well worth a visit I was there a few months ago.

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by OA260
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13182

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

. The reason why this indecent reached the media, is probably because they didn't offer a proper compensation (which TUI should do). BINGO that is the point. TUI failed to offer basic recovery in such circumstances. The passengers paid for proper seats they did not get what was part of their contra...

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by OA260
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

DUBLIN AIRPORT WAS fined €600,000 in 2018 over delays experienced by passengers getting through security. The airport was penalised by the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) for four breaches of the maximum security queue time. This is the highest number of breaches recorded at the airport sin...

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by OA260
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Last year it was announced that LH were adding a 5th daily to Frankfurt. It was loaded for bookings after March but now I can't find it Anyone know anything? Seems axed. It was to operate from start of Winter timetable daily except Saturdays leaving DUB at 14:00. Maybe they were not getting the num...

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by OA260
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

A little surprised that there is little discussion on the flybe/stobart/virgin tie up and any consequences it might have for EI and trans Atlantic connecting traffic. Also the possibility if VS having access to EI information It will be interesting to see what evolves if this deal does go ahead. Cu...

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by OA260
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

I can remember boarding a ryanair 737-200 from the ground floor of the 1942 terminal around 1999. I think it was used up to the point that pier D was built? I think you're right; I boarded from one of those gates but it was probably around the late 1990s too. The gates are still there and numbered ...

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by OA260
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas
Replies: 27
Views: 1747

Re: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas

I guess they get a refund as the cruise is cut short, and hopefully a deep clean before the next lot of souls get onboard. RCI will thoroughly clean everything from handrails to chairs basically every part of the ship that needs deep cleaned. Usually they have teams for each section and check lists...

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by OA260
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Does anyone on here know when Dublin's beautiful Central Terminal that was built in 1942 ceased functioning as an aircraft terminal. Thank you. By the late 1950s, the original terminal was incapable of handling growing passenger numbers, so the new North Terminal was opened in June 1959. Originally...

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by OA260
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 321
Views: 51707

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

CarbonFibre wrote:
Time to dig this one out again!

CarbonFibre wrote:
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That does look pretty good on it though .

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by OA260
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 321
Views: 51707

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

Flybe shareholders urged to accept Virgin Atlantic's £2.2m takeover offer: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/11/flybe-urges-shareholders-accept-cut-price-takeover-offer-virgin-atlantic-led-consortium I wonder if the offer will be accepted, or whether it's just too low for shareholders? ...

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by OA260
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Two planes in near miss on Dublin Airport taxiway, AAIU finds Investigation found planes were operating on different transmission frequencies Two aeroplanes full of passengers nearly collided at Dublin Airport as they were not on the same transmission frequency, an investigation has found. A Boeing ...

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by OA260
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Blow for Shannon Airport as Kuwaiti stopovers end Flights had stopped in Clare since 2016 Shannon Airport has suffered a blow as lucrative stopovers between Kuwait and the US are set to end on Friday. Kuwait and the US are set to resume direct air flights, which have for three years been making tran...

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by OA260
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Excitement in Dublin Airport as 'rare visitor' touches down in the capital Aviation geeks would be delighted seeing this There was great excitement amongst aviation geeks in Dublin Airport on Wednesday after a "rare visitor" touched down. The DC3 plane, which dates back to 1942, made its w...

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by OA260
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

I think Air Dolomiti just stole EIs thunder! Not sure I like the new Italian look but very much in keeping with the corporate parent approach! Seriously not looking great for EI!! Not really a big difference compared to what we are expecting to see from EI. Air Dolomiti looks ok and on the smaller ...

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by OA260
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Aer Lingus was told to pay thousands to workers 'in limbo' after a restructuring of its food unit The airline rejigged its catering set-up before it was bought by IAG. AER LINGUS HAS been told to pay €14,000 to two former catering staff members who claimed they were left “in limbo” after being remov...

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by OA260
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 434
Views: 69075

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Not sure it will be to everyone's liking!!! Indeed it will not be getting the hype that the current one did back in the 90's. I still have the promo brochures from it. Very hard to match that iconic launch. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/HISTORYFILES/File32.jpg . http://i955.ph...

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by OA260
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

The DAA has put the concessions for its lucrative electronics stores at Dublin Airport back out to tender after a legal bust-up last year. The semi-State airport authority had put the contracts for two stores, one at T1 and another in T2, up for grabs in October 2017. The stores are operated under t...

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by OA260
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Aer Lingus prepares for takeoff with €2m brand refresh Airline plans rebrand involving changes to shamrock logo, aircraft livery and uniforms Aer Lingus plans a rebrand this year that is likely to cost the Irish airline less than €2 million. The Irish carrier, which is part of the Willie Walsh-led I...

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by OA260
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 43
Views: 2172

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

My top three. 70% of the ones I try I do not like. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/745453FC-6BE3-436F-AFC1-05378B4AEE9D_zpslawgmnqq.png . http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/CC6E48E6-3D86-4B74-A42E-005DA0128BDC_zpsn95ljfk2.png . http://i955.photobucket.c...

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by OA260
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 6333

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

We market to North Americans, Brits, Australians. Nothing else. No Turks, no Brazilians. They may sneak on a person from Hong Kong or whatever, but the language is English, and it's the ambience of these types of people [that we strive for]." http://www.travelweekly.com/River-Cruising/Rolling-...

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by OA260
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 55
Views: 7557

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

a350lover wrote:

Commissions from sales on board must be good ones I bet. Sectors like Canaries-UK or Canaries-Scandinavia can easily see sales of around 3000€ per flight.
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Correct just like most other carriers EI TCX LS the onboard sales of duty free and food, drink is a cash cow.

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by OA260
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Seems Aer Lingus having issues at DUB this morning. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/8C12EC63-CD7B-460E-B1DB-A5D367BFE8C5_zpscpbgb3yq.jpg . http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/DD33F2E0-2067-4F00-A2A9-96C644483CF0_zps78b8d3uv.jpg

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by OA260
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

More issues at BFS : Belfast International Airport apologises for long security queues Belfast International Airport has apologised again after passengers complained about long security queues. Angry customers posted photos on social media which showed queues stretching down staircases on Thursday n...

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by OA260
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

One million people in Galway fly Dublin over Shannon Airport It might be the closer airport by some margin, but when people in Galway are getting a flight they choose Dublin over Shannon airport the vast majority of the time. The Clare Echo reports that Matthew Thomas, CEO of the Shannon Group which...

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by OA260
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 12077

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Happy New Year and thanks to TK787 for great threads in 2018.

It certainly will be an interesting next few months with developments at the new airport.

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by OA260
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 110
Views: 13755

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

Dublin Airport's Newest Addition At Terminal 2 Is Going To Be A Treat Next Time You Fly Something like this was badly needed in this terminal Dublin Airport’s newest food and beverage outlet, Caffè Nero has opened in the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 2. https://lovindublin.com/news/dublin-airport-caffe-...

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by OA260
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Looks like the Etihad A330 fleet is being retired quite quickly. 'EYE (the Man City logojet) has already gone to Lourdes and as Skyliner shows (see attached) another four, including a -300, have now gone. https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2 Catch 'em while you can! Saw th...

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by OA260
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Just out of curiosity why would there be a need to raise a transport rax? In bad times travel and tourism taxes usually get eased to boost inbound tourism as we saw with the low VAT rate for example. When things get back to normal and like Ireland is now booming in terms of tourism growth and air t...

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by OA260
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

I was thinking more along the lines of reducing taxes to keep travel UK centered! I do not see taxes being reduced to be honest. Whoever remains in power in the UK this time next year will either keep taxes as they are or if Mr C gets in or similar air tax would increase to pay for bringing the rai...

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by OA260
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Some interesting fares with the new TAP route. MIA is EUR70 base fare plus taxes each way.

VS/UA/LH/KL/BA/AA/IB/LX all have base fares of EUR96 return plus taxes.

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by OA260
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

VFRonTop wrote:
There seems to be an issue at NOC at the moment. BE663 from MAN and FR8142 from LTN seem to be circling the field.


Seems to be weather issues at NOC.

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by OA260
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

I have heard rumours that the MIA route hasn't performed well - never a good sign when a route is cut frequencies during the busy summer season. EI121 It struggled from the start. Various promotions to boost the numbers were done and for a while things looked like they were improving but it has bee...

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by OA260
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 434
Views: 69075

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I saw a pic somewhere the other day of a leased Avro RJ85 operating from Cityjet for EI at DUB. It was all white with a simple green tail shamrock and Aer Lingus titles, the same as current style but green. My first thought was that it was a sneak preview. I may be right yet... ;-) http://smiliner....

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by OA260
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

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by OA260
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Dublin Airport's VIP terminal: Inside the 'Platinum Services' used by airport A-listers like Taylor Swift Pól Ó Conghaile checks in to put Dublin Airport's 'Platinum Services' to the test... Taylor Swift has used it. So has Ed Sheeran. And U2, countless times. The Irish rugby and soccer teams regula...

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by OA260
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS9949 LGW-PTP
Replies: 20
Views: 4464

Re: VS9949 LGW-PTP

I can confirm that VS9949 is indeed cruise related - there are people flying on it for the MSC Preziosa. I remember seeing this . MSC are targeting the UK market and have made large gains in the last two years. Hiring British staff to work onboard and also attracting sales managers from major rival...

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by OA260
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-oneworld-transatlantic-joint-venture/ Looks like EI has filed to join the OneWorld transatlantic venture, they're unlikely to join as a full OneWorld member, but may take the opportunity to join as a OneWorld Connect member. Interesting times ahead! Connect wil...

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by OA260
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

UK regulators approve Aer Lingus, CityJet deal Absence of deal would have led to less choice for consumers, regulators found UK regulators have approved Aer Lingus’s plan to take over CityJet’s services from Dublin to London City Airport. In the absence of the agreement, they found there would be le...

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by OA260
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Investigation underway after passengers removed from Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight AN INVESTIGATION is underway into the circumstances in which some passengers were removed from a Dublin-bound flight at a London airport which included former Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Ireland South European Parliame...

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by OA260
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

eirflot wrote:
Great about Air Baltic. I wonder will the schedule allow for CIS connections?


The flight times are not really optimised for connections. Especially on the inbound. Still some maybe possible but this route is more about point to point.

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by OA260
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Aer Lingus release statement after all flights to and from Gatwick are suspended Bad news if you're travelling here. Aer Lingus have released a brief statement after the airline are just one of the many companies that have been impacted by the ongoing issues at Gatwick. As reported previously, all f...

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by OA260
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15857

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

I went to the new airport last week and I can see several major problems that are likely to delay it's "big bang" opening in just 11 days: - The car parks have dangerous 8-storey drops where the glass protecting the lifts is supposed to be. Very easy for a kid to run off and fall down one...

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by OA260
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21563

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

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