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by OA260
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 29
Views: 3805

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

Although certainly not from a lot of markets where prices have been as high as ever . This weekend DUB-AGP-DUB on EI will set you back around EUR300. But Ireland was not affected by Monarch or Air Berlin :). And arguably Mallorca-Germany is (with Costa del Sol-UK) the largest seasonal market in Spa...

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by OA260
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 29
Views: 3805

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

But the capacity was scare at least until March/April 2018. I know how many times I had to rebook my flight to PMI in February 2018. And even trying to book flights to ALC for February 2019 saw less options that what you had in 2016. Yes but as I mentioned prices this summer are extremely cheap. . ...

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by OA260
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Minimum connection may be 50 mins, but the likelihood of most travellers taking a 50 or 60 minute connection is quite slim I would have thought? Even as an experienced traveller I prefer something closer to 90 minutes just for my own peace of mind. Totally agree. Anything under 90 mins at DUB is ju...

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by OA260
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Minimum connection may be 50 mins, but the likelihood of most travellers taking a 50 or 60 minute connection is quite slim I would have thought? Even as an experienced traveller I prefer something closer to 90 minutes just for my own peace of mind. Totally agree. Anything under 90 mins at DUB is ju...

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by OA260
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 29
Views: 3805

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

The countries affecting Spain are the recovering Turkey/Tunisia/Egypt and also some other countries in records like Morocco, Portugal, Greece or Croatia. . Spot on and exactly what people involved in the tourism sector in the Canaries are telling me. Good news though is this Winter Euro Wings are o...

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by OA260
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin Airport Opens New Transfer Facility Dublin Airport has opened a new €16 million facility designed specifically for passengers who are transferring from one flight to another. Built adjacent to Pier 4 close to Terminal 2, the new transfer area will greatly enhance Dublin Airport’s ability to ...

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by OA260
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin Airport Opens New Transfer Facility Dublin Airport has opened a new €16 million facility designed specifically for passengers who are transferring from one flight to another. Built adjacent to Pier 4 close to Terminal 2, the new transfer area will greatly enhance Dublin Airport’s ability to c...

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by OA260
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 7081

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Does that make TK the first airline that would not go for 1-2-1 in business class in 787? No other airlines have 2-2-2- on their B787s. Off the top of my head there are at least 10 airlines that have a 2-2-2 in business class on the 787 I meant to put No, other airlines have 2-2-2 on their B787s. I...

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by OA260
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 7081

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

According to routesonline, TK will configure their 789's with 300 seats, 30C and 270Y https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1028636139090051072 In that case, C will probably be 5 rows of 2-2-2... just like the A330s (layout-wise, not number of rows). Does that make TK the first airline that would...

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by OA260
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

TLV is a big one ... Yeah, I imagine there are quite a few market segments to tap, from religious (catholic pilgrimages to Jerusalem) to business (technology industries the general, with DUB and TLV The Pilgrimages are not in demand anymore compared to what they were. It would not fill a plane once...

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by OA260
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I don't think SU has a comparatively superior level of recognition in Ireland (they dropped Shannon yonks ago), and whatever image they do have is likely to be tarnished by the current negative publicity in western countries about all things Russia-related. Though, I do wish them the best. Cheers, ...

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by OA260
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Have I missed something? Did a search for Moscow to Dublin in December and a booking site gave me the option of Aeroflot! I thought that Pobeda (the Aeroflot low cost branch) had recently been give approval but not AF itself.. This is super news and long overdue. Yes a mate of mine is booked DUB-SV...

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by OA260
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dutch court gives the go ahead for Ryanair pilots' strike A court in the Netherlands has told Ryanair pilots that they can join a wave of strike action planned across Europe for this Friday. The Dutch pilots will now join their colleagues in Ireland, Sweden, Germany and Belgium in the 24-hour work s...

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by OA260
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Ryanair pilots in five countries call a 24-hour strike on Friday Ryanair is set to be hit by a 24-hour pilots’ strike in five countries this Friday. Pilots based in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium will join the action which comes at the height of the holiday season. http://www....

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by OA260
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes EI seems only interested in bucket and spade and leaves the business cities to others. No Business class, lousy frequent flyer programme and less than special lounges Mind you expensive enough bucket and spade fares this year! Concentrating on bucket and spade destinations isn't a great strateg...

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by OA260
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Japanese firm to take 30% stake in Avolon for $2.2bn Japan’s ORIX Aviation Systems is to take a 30% stake in Irish-headquartered aircraft leasing firm Avolon for $2.2 billion (€1.9 billion). The deal is expected to be completed towards the end of this year and values Avolon at $23.7 billion. http://...

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by OA260
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Egypt Air flight diverted to Dublin Airport with medical emergency on board The emergency was declared shortly after 8am An Egypt Air flight has been diverted to Dublin Airport this morning with a suspected medical emergency. Flight MS995 was flying from Cairo to Toronto when the emergency was decla...

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by OA260
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Really hoping HU do well on this route they are a nice airline and its great to see more foreign carriers at DUB. The only thing that disappoints me about them is their lack of connections, relative to the other big Chinese airlines (CA, CZ and MU). For example, HU doesn't offer good connections th...

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by OA260
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Recently got to try out the HU 5th freedom. Flight was full down back with around 20 in J Class. Great crew and meal for the 40 min flight. Even got slippers, wash bag and duvet . http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/50F07AF1-3A35-4150-8380-610E3DD6D337_zpstvl4zosz.jpg . http://i...

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by OA260
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Aer Lingus to increase flights between Cork and Amsterdam AER Lingus has confirmed plans to increase its Cork to Amsterdam service in 'the coming months.' The connection to the Dutch capital was the third busiest route from Cork last year, with almost 170,000 passengers using it. Despite this, the a...

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by OA260
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Aer Lingus asks for a better airport The head of Aer Lingus has said that infrastructure at Dublin airport needs to be improved if the airline is to realise its full potential. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/aer-lingus-asks-for-a-better-airport-fbdd6rprn —- Yet another passenger left stranded by ...

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by OA260
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 7081

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

mafaky wrote:

Bali Denpasar (DPS) may probably be a hopping point on route to Australia. But wonder if TK may obtain any 5th freedom rights between DPS and SYD/MEL. I also think these flights may start with 77Ws but eventually will switch to newcoming 789s.

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Its 333 AFAIK.

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by OA260
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

planemanofnz wrote:
Ouch - not even as a seasonal service, like DE's? I appreciate there are plenty of other, better opportunities for EI, before ANC.

Cheers,

C.


That route seems to do well they have a lot of TO onboard. I actually know someone that flies DUB-FRA and connects to it sometimes.

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by OA260
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Eirules wrote:
I’m all for thinking outside the box. But the person in EI who comes up with ANC deserves to be put in one, with padding and a straight jacket. It simply isn’t going to happen


:D :D :D

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by OA260
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 49
Views: 7825

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

There certainly needs to be more sanctions put on airlines that do all they can not to pay out when there is clearly no dispute. While Vueling are well known for their terrible customer service when it comes to delays/lost bags and APR they are not alone. Maybe it will indeed take grounding an aircr...

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by OA260
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Dublin Airport expects busy day after record-breaking passenger numbers Dublin Airport is expecting another extremely busy day after record numbers passed through its terminals yesterday. Passengers numbers are up 4% on the same weekend last year. People are being warned to allow extra time to pass ...

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by OA260
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

DUB - LUX strikes me as a very premium route - one where perks like lounge access, FFP mileage and the like would be core considerations for many customers. Add to that, FR is launching DUB - LUX during a terrible time for it - one in which it's getting negative press for its DUB hub issues. I know...

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by OA260
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Clydenairways wrote:

I thought MIA was doing well now, it just took a while to get going.


MIA has certainly made big gains over the last while but then again one would expect that seeing as its Peak season.

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by OA260
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Norwegian Air looking to recruit 40 pilots in Ireland Norwegian Air has launched a recruitment drive in Ireland for pilots who hold a Boeing 737 operational certificate. The airline is looking to recruit 40 pilots, both Captains and First Officers, which it says is to support continued expansion of ...

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by OA260
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Profits soar at Aer Lingus and parent group, IAG Aer Lingus has reported an operating profit of €104 million for the first six months of the financial year. That was almost double the figure of €53 million reported for the same period last year. It came on the back of passenger revenue of €867 milli...

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by OA260
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

New look unveiled at Knock airport Work has just been completed on the first phase of Ireland West Airport’s €15m facilities investment plan – aimed at further improving the customer experience for passengers and transforming the airport over the next three years. Over €4.5m has been invested in the...

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by OA260
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 244
Views: 14014

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

kaitak wrote:
- Passport queues at DUB continue to cause ructions


I think its time to bring in Fast Track arrival lanes and gates for those paying an annual subscription. For those of us that are regulars it would be well worth it. As long as it was policed and placed somewhere away from bottle necks.

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by OA260
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 7081

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Thanks for a new thread. Will be interesting to hear the feedback on the J Class seats .

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by OA260
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 26786

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Passengers far from happy with Aer Lingus customer service Pricewatch: readers outline several complaints and the carrier responds to them While other airlines are making headlines for all the wrong reasons of late our readers have been more concerned with the goings on at Aer Lingus. A reader by th...

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by OA260
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 26786

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Email from Etihad Guest : As part of an ongoing review of our network performance we have made aircraft and capacity changes to our Dublin service. From 15 January 2019, we will deploy a Boeing 777-300ER between Abu Dhabi and Dublin. The existing twice daily A330-200 service will be replaced by the...

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by OA260
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 26786

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Email from Etihad Guest : As part of an ongoing review of our network performance we have made aircraft and capacity changes to our Dublin service. From 15 January 2019, we will deploy a Boeing 777-300ER between Abu Dhabi and Dublin. The existing twice daily A330-200 service will be replaced by the ...

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by OA260
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

I flew to Stockholm during the weekend via Amesterdam with KLM. Really nice product - new plane, free food and coffee, friendly service. I am glad to see they are doing well. Indeed as I stated some posts back its really been a success story for them at DUB. Also due to aggressive pricing and some ...

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by OA260
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13596

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

MrHMSH wrote:
Doesn't say which aircraft will be used, I guess A330-200?


Correct A330-200

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by OA260
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Some interesting videos from DUB yesterday which Im sure most saw. Then last night various aircraft circling around Dublin Bay. Hoping the areas that got battered around the country get back to normal soon. --- No compensation for air passengers affected by Ophelia 160 flights cancelled in Dublin. D...

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by OA260
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180108

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am glad to hear this. The CSeries is an incredible aircraft and with Airbus's help, it will achieve even better, bigger and greater things. I am very disappointed with Boeing. I love their aircraft but the way the handled this situation with Bombardier is appalling. . Spot on. It looks like they ...

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by OA260
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1727

Re: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?

Just wait a few years and your iPhone will not be upgraded either. That is just the way technology is. Its moving ahead all the time. For those less tech geek people they still get plenty of years with a phone upgradable within its average shelf live. A mate of mine has a 5S on IOS 11 and working m...

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by OA260
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

ORK this morning


Image


QR EK EY VY all cancelled their flights to DUB for today.

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by OA260
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19212

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Talk about one dirty looking aircraft


If you told me the picture was of a MH A380 after being stored for a year I would have believed it. It looks so dirty and old. Certainly needs a clean. It would give AF a run for their money.

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by OA260
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

I would expect major disruption to all air services at all Irish Airports tomorrow North and South. Warning has now been changed to red over the whole Island. #Ophelia: Status Red wind warning extends to entire country with potential risk to lives Update 8.22pm:Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to tr...

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by OA260
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

People need to take this seriously': Worst cyclone in 50 years as Ophelia rages our way 130km/h winds Schools told to close ESB alert as Ophelia gathers pace Emergency measures will be taken in the next 48 hours as the country braces itself for a ferocious storm comparable with Hurricane Debbie, the...

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by OA260
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

No other airport in London has the connections to Central and Eastern Europe like LTN has Yes LTN did strike me as a LCC low yield migrant workers hub. More so now that Monarch has left sadly. The inmates aka staff were very disinterested also. All added to the ''experience''. Nice Aspire lounge th...

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by OA260
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

T2 was not wanted by anyone except the DAA. It cost a fortune and is no longer fit for purpose. It took them for ever to organize D, it is a hike away and it is basic. BUT it actually functions far better than T2. I was hoping someone would trot out this old chestnut. The other day I remembered all...

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by OA260
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

I use London Luton about four times a month, now that's a disastrous experience! Some other airports that couldn't hold a candle to Dublin, in particular T2 are LGW, . LTN is a hole and I would only ever use it if there was no other flight from any London Airport. SEN is a top class facility compar...

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