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by OA260
Fri May 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Was 28 operating with a displaced threshold last night? I was on the apron at about 7.30-8 and noticed a number of aircraft, including the EK 777, landing quite long. Any idea of why this might have been? Also, I see an AC 788 on the ground - which flight is this operating? Its operating for the AC...

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by OA260
Fri May 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Ryanair secures compensation deal from Boeing RYANAIR has struck an agreement with Boeing worth hundreds of millions of euro to the Irish company in compensation for the worldwide grounding of the US aircraft-maker's 737 Max jet, the Irish Independent has learned. The agreement involves money alread...

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by OA260
Thu May 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2854

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Brits should really be watching out for the loss of reciprocal healthcare agreements between the UK and the rest of the EU. Many Brits traveling to the EU, who are accustomed to seamless health coverage while traveling, will be surprised NHS may no longer cover them. Any future reciprocal agreement...

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by OA260
Wed May 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Does anyone happen to remember a flight from Dublin to a destination in South Africa? Can't find anything online but have been told it used to exist. Slatterys Travel chartered LTU to run the flights. It was a good service to have back when DUB Longhaul was very much limited to the USA. IIRC the ow...

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by OA260
Tue May 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Ryanair in talks with Boeing on 737 Max compensation RYANAIR is in talks with Boeing regarding potential compensation after the grounding of 737 Max jets around the world, according to CEO Michael O'Leary. But he declined to say how much the carrier could seek from the aircraft maker. Mr O'Leary als...

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by OA260
Mon May 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

A350belfast wrote:
Anyone know why Aer Lingus a320 EI-DEG is currently at BFS?


Looks like it was operating the 175 LHR-DUB and had to divert to BFS for refuelling and some others diverting to SNN .Seems to be an issue with runway at DUB.

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by OA260
Mon May 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Isn't the cabin crew uniform in the process of being redesigned for launch this summer? I can't wait. I think the current uniform is awful and outdated. Both mens and ladies jackets look like a sack of spuds material!! Certainly will be a nice change. Sadly the current one dated and was made worse ...

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by OA260
Mon May 20, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

I remember the crew finding it inexplicably difficult though and they never seemed to have a really good handle on delivering it, from the perspective that they always seemed to be mildly surprised at pre-orders, even after it had been in for some time. I think at least once I didn't get my pre-ord...

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by OA260
Sun May 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 49583

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

There are delays and cancellations at Manchester Airport after a "power issue" affected fuel supply. Flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan are among 69 cancelled, while others have been delayed by hours. A Manchester Airport spokesman said: "Due to a power issue this afternoon there ...

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by OA260
Sun May 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 15606

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

As per booking system looks like TK are cancelling the following flights : 01 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 06 JUN 2019 TK1975-1976 08 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 09 JUN 2019 TK1975-1976 15 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 16 JUN 2019 TK1975-1976 20 JUN 2019 TK1975-1976 22 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 29 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 30 JUN 20...

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by OA260
Sun May 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

As per booking system looks like TK are cancelling the following flights : 01 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 06 JUN 2019 TK1975-1976 08 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 09 JUN 2019 TK1975-1976 15 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 16 JUN 2019 TK1975-1976 20 JUN 2019 TK1975-1976 22 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 29 JUN 2019 TK1977-1978 30 JUN 20...

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by OA260
Sun May 19, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

I do agree that pre-orders need to make a comeback, . Aer Lingus actually had it right back in 2013 with the salad boxes. Seared beef and another often for Sesame Chicken both which were great and ''relatively'' healthy. They were certainly filling and not in a way that you feel horrible afterwards...

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by OA260
Sun May 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Macaroni cheese rarely travels well I dont know why they even thought it would. I wish Aer Lingus would think outside of the box with regards their BOB product as its a bit boring and bland. It needs a total re think for those of us that are regulars on the Euro routes. I was checking out the Bia m...

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by OA260
Sun May 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

the captain stood at the door upon arrival and said goodbye to everyone which was a nice touch. I don’t recommend the macaroni and cheese pie... Rarely happens on EI these days . Shame as the Captains used to do it a lot in the 90s. Macaroni cheese rarely travels well I dont know why they even thou...

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by OA260
Sat May 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Just the two! I eventually found that I have 2 pcs when I clicked on my ticket no in my email. So happy days :-) Yes ET are very generous when it comes to baggage. I know a few Spanish students who have booked DUB-MAD for when they go back in Summer purely due to the cheap fares and baggage allowan...

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by OA260
Sat May 18, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Great flight ATH-DUB with Aegean last night. Loads around 75%. Tourist season has kicked off the majority were Irish tourists followed by Greeks and around 40 passengers connecting from wider A3 network. Fantastic crew as usual and plenty of drinks runs and a decent meal. Lots of info from the flig...

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by OA260
Sat May 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Athens flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 8359

Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

Usually Tour charters.

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by OA260
Fri May 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Booked to come home from Erasmus on the Ethiopian from MAD. Very excited even though I've to get up at ridiculous o'clock to travel from Valladolid first. I can't really get my head around their baggage policy though, they're saying €140 per extra bag...but haven't said what's included :| How many ...

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by OA260
Fri May 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Booked to come home from Erasmus on the Ethiopian from MAD. Very excited even though I've to get up at ridiculous o'clock to travel from Valladolid first. I can't really get my head around their baggage policy though, they're saying €140 per extra bag...but haven't said what's included :| How many ...

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by OA260
Thu May 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Great flight ATH-DUB with Aegean last night. Loads around 75%. Tourist season has kicked off the majority were Irish tourists followed by Greeks and around 40 passengers connecting from wider A3 network. Fantastic crew as usual and plenty of drinks runs and a decent meal. Lots of info from the fligh...

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by OA260
Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Dublin pulls further and further ahead of NI’s three airports Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport are soaring in a way that makes it one of the fastest growing facilities in Europe. It is approaching the list of the top 10 busiest airports in the continent. Across Britain and Ireland, only London He...

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by OA260
Tue May 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

'Exciting times' as Waterford Airport runway extension moves a step closer Minister for Transport Shane Ross has signed off on a Government memo that paves the way for €5 million in exchequer funding to extend Waterford Airport’s runway. The runway extension will cost €12 million in total, with the ...

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by OA260
Mon May 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

New April Record With 2.8 Million Passengers Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 7% in April to 2.8 million, making it the busiest April in the airport’s 79-year history. Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increased by 9%, with almost 1.5 million passengers travelling on f...

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by OA260
Mon May 13, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Aer Lingus seeks to recover Storm Ophelia costs UPS, Sky Handling Partner and DAA are named defendants to the legal case er Lingus has gone to court seeking to recover costs incurred in repairing an engine that was damaged during Storm Ophelia in 2017. The airline, owned by International Consolidate...

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by OA260
Sun May 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4508

Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

I read on the internet that a Chinese person at Dublin tried to book the DUB-EDI-PEK flight but Hainan cannot answer whether the flight would require British visa or not so he picked another airlines instead. Ireland and UK have reciprocated on Visas for PRC nationals. This is a non issue. Like mos...

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by OA260
Sun May 12, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

DAA says cut to passenger levy puts Dublin Airport expansion at risk Aviation regulator says levy paid to airport should be cut from €9.65 a head to €7.50 Air travel watchdog, the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR), wants Dublin Airport to cut the passenger charges it levies on airlines to €7....

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by OA260
Fri May 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to do/see in southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 1109

Re: Things to do/see in southern England

https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk

https://maryrose.org

You could even take the Hovercraft to the Isle of Wight for a few hours.

https://www.hovertravel.co.uk
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Portsmouth is nice. Historic Naval Dockyard and Mary Rose. Also a few antique shops around.

https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk

https://maryrose.org

You could even take the Hovercraft to the Isle of Wight for a few hours.

https://www.hovertravel.co.uk

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by OA260
Fri May 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

EI321 wrote:
What exactly have the Hainan loads to Beijing been like recently?

Apparently the Shenzhen loads were only in the 20-30% range?


Put it this way if you want 15-20 rows of 3-3-3 to yourself on most flights then its the way to go.

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by OA260
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5143

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

I'm interested in a cruise right through the Panama Canal; I know Princess Cruises does some cruises from Florida (Ft. L & Miami) to Los Angeles/San Diego and they would probably be my first choice, but are there other companies that do this - thinking of not longer than 2 weeks. How does Princ...

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by OA260
Fri May 10, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Aer Lingus recruiting Cargo Agents at Dublin Airport - and perks look pretty good The department manages all cargo for IAG's airlines in Ireland - namely Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Veuling The company that owns Aer Lingus is recruiting for cargo agents to work in Dublin Airport. The dep...

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by OA260
Thu May 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

ET have brought forward their DUB-MAD flights due to Champions League Final. First flight now ex DUB 29th May and they are considering putting on an extra flights. The MAD-DUB for 2nd June ex MAD at 0615 has sold out in all classes ! Flights are bookable as per their website.

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by OA260
Wed May 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10524

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

I paxed from SNN to LGW on one in summer ‘99. Can’t remember the airline ( ‘was it Eirjet? Anyone?). She was a looker but...Shake, rattle and roll. Yes would have been either Air Belfast or AB Shannon. I flew it BFS-STN. Great aircraft. My first BA flight as a kid was on one from LHR-DUS. https://i...

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by OA260
Wed May 08, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Was lucky enough to try the Hainan 5th freedom DUB-EDI in J. CX are performing beyond expectations on the other hand which is great. —— 32 passengers accidentally used emergency exits to get off plane at Cork Airport, report finds PASSENGERS ON BOARD an Aer Lingus flight that performed an emergency ...

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by OA260
Tue May 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7984

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

This bring me a question: When SU was flying through SNN for refueling between JFK and SVO, did any passenger embark or disembark in SNN? So in other words was one allowed by buy a ticket on SU just to fly, for example, JFK-SNN and back to JFK? I don't think so because I don't think that during com...

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by OA260
Tue May 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

by738 wrote:
'Summer is coming' ... but will Hainan still be ?


Not based on their current load factors ;)

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by OA260
Tue May 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

LH get a lot of group bookings on that flight during the peak Summer season.

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by OA260
Tue May 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Thousands of Dublin Airport staff face shift shake-up as flights soar The DAA is to review the rosters of thousands of workers at Dublin Airport to enhance its ability to deal with a surge in activity at the gateway. Three-quarters of the more than 3,000 staff at Dublin Airport work shift arrangemen...

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by OA260
Sun May 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 14
Views: 4624

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Yeah this is really going to hurt Sri Lanka but the government has no one to blame but themselves. My wife and I even looked at going to SL for an upcoming anniversary but now? Not a chance. Which is too bad - seems like there really are some unique and luxurious experiences to be had there. Not su...

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by OA260
Sat May 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Has Ryanair been offering pre order hot meals for a while now? Must admit have not flown them for ages and only noticed when a mate mentioned that they had seen it. Since 2016 I believe, it was introduced shortly after the Irish Breakfast was added. It's on select flights and very limited, pre orde...

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by OA260
Fri May 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Has Ryanair been offering pre order hot meals for a while now? Must admit have not flown them for ages and only noticed when a mate mentioned that they had seen it.

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by OA260
Fri May 03, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

AerSpace seems more targeted at the 'business' or connections parts of the network, where the loads might be slightly lower and the loss of the middle seat wont make much difference to capacity, the seats would be empty anyway. I wonder what they will do on the A330 routes. Will the front cabin sti...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 15606

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

I am not sure about this dark color scheme of Business Class, with enclosed seats. It might feel pretty dark IMHO, especially when at gate and on tarmac and at night or when window shades down. I hope they have done some VR presentations and got some feedback from real pax. I do actually like this ...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2551

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

So who IS selling the 35 percent of the 19 per cent of connections to Europe would be the answer to OP's question, I would think. Its obvious that a certain small segment of travelers out of CFN are able to get to Europe on EI using DUB connection and had to have bought tickets somewhere. . Simple ...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2551

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

AND sometimes good old fashioned travel agents can magically pull these out of their systems maybe even worth paying their service fee! On this route they would not be able to offer anything as the only through fares are for CFN-TATL.Also no IATA fares exist for European connections. Ironic as 19% ...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Bombardier to sell off its Belfast business Canada's Bombardier has today announced plans to sell its aerostructures business in Belfast. The company said it wants to combine its corporate and regional jet units into a single aviation unit and shed more non-core assets by selling off its Belfast and...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Great to see it FINALLY being launched. Free food from the BIA menu could get messy based on the current lack of availability of items particularly on the way back to Dublin. People will rightly get pissed if there’s little / no options left. I wonder will these now be bookable as part of BA busine...

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by OA260
Thu May 02, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Good flight this evening ACE-DUB. Flight was around 65% full. Took a full 4 hours as opposed to usual 3.30.

New BIA menu onboard with a few changes.

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by OA260
Wed May 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20296

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

Stobart Air is hiring aircraft engineer apprentices in Dublin Airport and tomorrow's the deadline for CAO students to apply There are just six places available on the four-year programme Stobart Air is recruiting for its 2019 Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship programme - but school leavers interested...

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by OA260
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 15606

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Thanks for a new thread. Interesting rumours / developments re the TK MAX order.

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