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Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:01 pm

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The BA 832 on Tuesday morning is being operated by a QR A320.


Also QR A320 on tomorrow's 832


A few Anetters are on it tomorrow in J. A great way to spend AerClub AVIOS :)
 
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:01 pm

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cc47 wrote:
BestWestern wrote:
The BA 832 on Tuesday morning is being operated by a QR A320.


Also QR A320 on tomorrow's 832


A few Anetters are on it tomorrow in J. A great way to spend AerClub AVIOS :)


I'm hoping to fly on a BA A320 next month, are the QR A320s staying around for another while or are they returning after the strikes end?
 
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Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:32 am

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SuperSix2 wrote:
BrianDromey wrote:

If its not a part/parts available "off the shelf" then it may have to be designed/fabricated/approved by Airbus before it can be installed. Does anyone know what actually happened? I imagine parts like doors/door frames/engine cowlings/winglets, etc are at highest risk of damage and available pretty quickly, but other parts probably are not. Remember the cockpit damage to an A330 one St. Stephens Day in high winds? I wouldn't imagine Airbus keep a stock of skin for that area, for example.


LAX was hit on stand by air-stairs, but it was where it was hit is the issue. She was hit at/near the rear door. I've heard from a few sources that more structure than normal was required to be removed in order to correctly repair the damage. 1 other source mentioned that extra non-related maintenance was being undertaken too. Hopefully she will back in action soon.


Would expect all non related is only been carried out because it's likely due shortly and while it's out of action it makes sense.


Costing EI a lot of money to hire in for 3 weeks and counting though
 
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Possibly cheaper than owning another aircraft
 
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Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:26 am

HB-JHG, a SWISS A330-300 is due to DUB at 1025
 
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Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:58 am

Shannon Airport wants outside help to become a 'challenger brand' to Dublin and Cork

The Clare hub is looking for a ‘renewed commercial strategy’.

SHANNON AIRPORT IS looking for advice on how it can “improve overall competitiveness” and become a “challenger brand” to rival airports in Ireland.
Management at the County Clare hub have tendered a contract for a business consultant to help it create “a renewed commercial strategy and brand framework” to increase passenger spend and encourage repeat visits from travellers.
It’s hoped this new branding strategy will serve as “a North Star” to Shannon Airport and its sister brands under the wider Shannon Group umbrella.
According to the group’s most recent annual report, Shannon Airport handled just over 1.7 million passengers last year – well below the 2.2 million who travelled through Cork.
Although traffic increased at Shannon in recent years, figures remain a long way from the 3.6 million passengers it handled a decade ago under DAA ownership.

http://www.thejournal.ie/shannon-airpor ... 1-Aug2017/
 
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:49 am

Southend Airport to offer free trips

SOUTHEND Airport is showing support to frustrated passengers who are delayed at Heathrow and Gatwick by offering free flights to three destinations.

The move is the latest ploy by the airport to boost numbers and compete with the country’s biggest airports.
The airport is offering free return tickets to Manchester, Glasgow or Dublin on new flights to be operated by Stobart Air, to passengers who suffer delays of 30 minutes or more to those destinations.
The offer will apply to flights from October 29 for the first 1,000 passengers who prove that they have been delayed from Monday until the offer runs out on September 30.

http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/ ... s/?ref=rss

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Immigration control at Dublin Airport

Sir, – I note the installation of automatic passport readers at Dublin Airport later in year (“Dublin Airport e-gates to allow ‘speedier’ security checks”, August 7th).
A very considerable number of passengers arriving at the airport are travelling within the Common Travel Area of the UK and Ireland.
The UK airports are able to operate free movement for such travellers without seeking passenger identification.
Irish authorities seek identification from all passengers resulting in employment of extra staff and now the expense of automated equipment.
So much for talk about Brexit and free movement. – Yours, etc,
JOHN BARNEWELL,
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Co Dublin.

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/lett ... -1.3181579

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The most confiscated item at Dublin Airport is unexpected
Who would have thought?
When travelling through an airport, like Dublin Airport, most of us know at this stage that you cannot bring some items such as liquids above 100ml or any sharp objects in your hand luggage.
The last thing we would expect to be banned from bringing is mustard, particularly the Guinness Wholegrain Mustard variety. But, it turns out not only are you not allowed to bring that through security, but it's also one of the most confiscated goods going through Dublin Airport.
RTÉ reached out to Dublin Airport to find out the most confiscated item, outside of the ordinary ones like water or sharp items, and it was the humble jar of Guinness Wholegrain Mustard.
Why it's banned, we don't know. We've reached out to DAA for the reason.
If these are the most confiscated items in Dublin, then it got us thinking - what about Cork and Limerick?
Unfortunately, their answers weren't as exciting. Cork said it's over-sized liquids and knives, while Shannon Airport said they couldn't share any information regarding confiscated goods.
We were really hoping it would be Ballymaloe Relish or Clonakilty Pudding.

https://www.her.ie/life/confiscated-ite ... ted-358908
 
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:20 pm

Aegean will offer a twice weekly direct service from Dublin to Athens from 30th October 2017 through to 8th January 2018. Mon/Fri

Dublin to Athens: departure 1135hrs / arrival 1725hrs

Athens to Dublin: departure 0835hrs / arrival 1050hrs
 
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:53 pm

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Aegean will offer a twice weekly direct service from Dublin to Athens from 30th October 2017 through to 8th January 2018. Mon/Fri

Dublin to Athens: departure 1135hrs / arrival 1725hrs

Athens to Dublin: departure 0835hrs / arrival 1050hrs



Great news. Service must be doing well
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:06 pm

FR are also dropping their winter ATH service as well, had they operated a Mon/Fri instead of a Wed/Sun I suspect it might of survived but good to see Aegean continue to expand and fill the gap.
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Meanwhile Aer Lingus official winter schedule launch:

"Aer Lingus adds two new routes and 300,000 seats in biggest ever winter schedule"

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/t ... 19072.html
 
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:21 pm

Eirules wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Aegean will offer a twice weekly direct service from Dublin to Athens from 30th October 2017 through to 8th January 2018. Mon/Fri

Dublin to Athens: departure 1135hrs / arrival 1725hrs

Athens to Dublin: departure 0835hrs / arrival 1050hrs



Great news. Service must be doing well


Its done well thankfully. Winter will do ok but is mainly targeted at the diaspora here in Ireland hence from what I heard a single class config. They may pick up some Irish city breakers and some connections. Also Dublin is popular for Greeks for Winter breaks too.
 
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:56 pm

Here he goes again...

I notice that two ex Aeroflot A320s have joined EI. In terms of their cabin & seats are they similar to the rest of the fleet, or do they have another variation on slimline seats?
 
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:55 am

Second time flying the DUB-DSA route with BE. Flight has been full both times with a mix of Biz and Leisure. Nice that its operated by the E90 and pretty decent fares. Good that BE have made a comittment to it for Winter 17/18 too.
 
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:57 am

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I notice that two ex Aeroflot A320s have joined EI. In terms of their cabin & seats are they similar to the rest of the fleet, or do they have another variation on slimline seats?

EI-GAM and -GAL have been fitted out with the standard 174 seats in line with the rest of the 320 fleet. From an airframe technical point of view they do have some minor variations but the plan is to make these small technical modifications soon, probably during the quieter winter schedule.
 
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:30 am

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Second time flying the DUB-DSA route with BE. Flight has been full both times with a mix of Biz and Leisure. Nice that its operated by the E90 and pretty decent fares. Good that BE have made a comittment to it for Winter 17/18 too.

DSA is a great airport, its actually very convenient for anyone who lives on/near the M62 corridor or to the south/east of Leeds. Its pretty much Motorway/Dual Carriageway right to the door and once there you can pretty much park on the doorstep. When I last used it it took 8 minutes from locking the car door to sitting in the lounge, which I think is excellent. Parking is also a lot more reasonable than LBA. In contrast LBA can be a right pain to get to and requires a drive through half of the suburbs of North Leeds and around the dreaded ring road. Destinations are a little bit limited, but there is still plenty of choice if you're not overly fussy. Wizz have a big operation (for now!), BE cover some good city routes and TOM some family favourites.

Phen wrote:
EI-GAM and -GAL have been fitted out with the standard 174 seats in line with the rest of the 320 fleet.


Ah very good. The OCD in me needed to know, god knows why! Are these the same, comfortable, seats as the rest of the fleet?
Im surprised there hasn't been talk about adding more seats to the fleet. BA already have 171 on the LHR and 177 on the LGW A320 and are planning on retrofitting space flex to the A320/1s from this winter, with the A320 going to CY180 (eek). Surely there must be some deep, dark plans in Hangar 6 to "densify" the EI fleet - or is there a technical limitation to installing Spaceflex on older airframes? (fingers crossed!)
 
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:33 am

BrianDromey wrote:
OA260 wrote:
Second time flying the DUB-DSA route with BE. Flight has been full both times with a mix of Biz and Leisure. Nice that its operated by the E90 and pretty decent fares. Good that BE have made a comittment to it for Winter 17/18 too.

DSA is a great airport, its actually very convenient for anyone who lives on/near the M62 corridor or to the south/east of Leeds. Its pretty much Motorway/Dual Carriageway right to the door and once there you can pretty much park on the doorstep. When I last used it it took 8 minutes from locking the car door to sitting in the lounge, which I think is excellent. Parking is also a lot more reasonable than LBA. In contrast LBA can be a right pain to get to and requires a drive through half of the suburbs of North Leeds and around the dreaded ring road. Destinations are a little bit limited, but there is still plenty of choice if you're not overly fussy. Wizz have a big operation (for now!), BE cover some good city routes and TOM some family favourites.

Phen wrote:
EI-GAM and -GAL have been fitted out with the standard 174 seats in line with the rest of the 320 fleet.


Ah very good. The OCD in me needed to know, god knows why! Are these the same, comfortable, seats as the rest of the fleet?
Im surprised there hasn't been talk about adding more seats to the fleet. BA already have 171 on the LHR and 177 on the LGW A320 and are planning on retrofitting space flex to the A320/1s from this winter, with the A320 going to CY180 (eek). Surely there must be some deep, dark plans in Hangar 6 to "densify" the EI fleet - or is there a technical limitation to installing Spaceflex on older airframes? (fingers crossed!)


I take the same view about the 180 seats however EI are unable to fill the current 174. Loads are still not great outside peak months but are improving. If they were operating at 90% loads year round then I could see a case but they are a long way off.
 
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:20 am

BA is still currently 168 pax exLHR in the A320
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:56 am

Lately I've been trying to find the registration of the EI A320s I flew on ORK-BHX-ORK in August 2008. Does anybody on here know the flight number of the flight that left Cork at 1325 in the afternoon? I would be very grateful. Thanks!

EDIT: Never mind I got it - it was EI726/727 in case anyone's curious
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:45 pm

According to Wikipedia Aer Lingus is set to receive 3 A350s per year between 2018-2020. Is this still going to happen? If so, where will they send the new aircraft? New long haul routes?
Edit: I read that the 350's will go to Iberia and Lingus will get A330 NEOS. With the Neos will they still be getting 3 per year between 2018-2020?
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:14 pm

FLYKTPA wrote:
According to Wikipedia Aer Lingus is set to receive 3 A350s per year between 2018-2020. Is this still going to happen? If so, where will they send the new aircraft? New long haul routes?
Edit: I read that the 350's will go to Iberia and Lingus will get A330 NEOS. With the Neos will they still be getting 3 per year between 2018-2020?


There has been no official confirmation of the A350's which EI ordered nor any potential A330 NEO. Only thing we know is the A350 will not go to EI in 2018. All we know currently is there will be 1 more A330 joining in December for summer 2019. They will probally get another by end of 2019 but nothing announced yet.
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:27 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:
According to Wikipedia Aer Lingus is set to receive 3 A350s per year between 2018-2020. Is this still going to happen? If so, where will they send the new aircraft? New long haul routes?
Edit: I read that the 350's will go to Iberia and Lingus will get A330 NEOS. With the Neos will they still be getting 3 per year between 2018-2020?


There has been no official confirmation of the A350's which EI ordered nor any potential A330 NEO. Only thing we know is the A350 will not go to EI in 2018. All we know currently is there will be 1 more A330 joining in December for summer 2019. They will probally get another by end of 2019 but nothing announced yet.

Will the 321LR be used to increase frequency and free up A330s that currently go to JFK, BOS ect. If the 321 opens up 330s do you think we will see more long haul North American routes?
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:11 pm

FLYKTPA wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:
According to Wikipedia Aer Lingus is set to receive 3 A350s per year between 2018-2020. Is this still going to happen? If so, where will they send the new aircraft? New long haul routes?
Edit: I read that the 350's will go to Iberia and Lingus will get A330 NEOS. With the Neos will they still be getting 3 per year between 2018-2020?


There has been no official confirmation of the A350's which EI ordered nor any potential A330 NEO. Only thing we know is the A350 will not go to EI in 2018. All we know currently is there will be 1 more A330 joining in December for summer 2019. They will probally get another by end of 2019 but nothing announced yet.

Will the 321LR be used to increase frequency and free up A330s that currently go to JFK, BOS ect. If the 321 opens up 330s do you think we will see more long haul North American routes?


4 of the 7 A321's will replace the current B752 fleet in 2020 so it's likely they will have one or two A321's to fly T/A in 2019. Hard to know what they will do but suspect they will complement A330 services to NY/Boston and prehaps open up one or two thinner routes. They might for example return the daytime JFK-DUB service etc.
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:34 pm

FLYKTPA wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:
Will the 321LR be used to increase frequency and free up A330s that currently go to JFK, BOS ect. If the 321 opens up 330s do you think we will see more long haul North American routes?


It's likely they'll expand service to North America. These 7 A321s will replace the 4 757-200s EI is using, leaving 3 extra aircraft. Perhaps another secondary U.S. city or YUL in Canada. EI should try to free up an A330 though.
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I've read on this forum that EI is expected to announce new transatlantic route(s) soon. Is this still happening and will their be multiple new routes?
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:23 pm

Heads up for an apparently imminent announcement from Hainan for a new Chinese service, presumably to PEK. It will most likely be a 787 service, combined with EDI.

Fingers crossed it will finally come to pass!
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:41 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:
According to Wikipedia Aer Lingus is set to receive 3 A350s per year between 2018-2020. Is this still going to happen? If so, where will they send the new aircraft? New long haul routes?
Edit: I read that the 350's will go to Iberia and Lingus will get A330 NEOS. With the Neos will they still be getting 3 per year between 2018-2020?


There has been no official confirmation of the A350's which EI ordered nor any potential A330 NEO. Only thing we know is the A350 will not go to EI in 2018. All we know currently is there will be 1 more A330 joining in December for summer 2019. They will probally get another by end of 2019 but nothing announced yet.


Where did we hear there will be none on 2018? I appreciate its unlikely at this stage but curious about this?

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 pm

VanBosch wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:
According to Wikipedia Aer Lingus is set to receive 3 A350s per year between 2018-2020. Is this still going to happen? If so, where will they send the new aircraft? New long haul routes?
Edit: I read that the 350's will go to Iberia and Lingus will get A330 NEOS. With the Neos will they still be getting 3 per year between 2018-2020?


There has been no official confirmation of the A350's which EI ordered nor any potential A330 NEO. Only thing we know is the A350 will not go to EI in 2018. All we know currently is there will be 1 more A330 joining in December for summer 2019. They will probally get another by end of 2019 but nothing announced yet.


Where did we hear there will be none on 2018? I appreciate its unlikely at this stage but curious about this?

Thanks


I didn't however if you want more A330 to arrive in 2018 then they will have to place the order/exercise option pretty soon as IMO it's unlikely they will get another A330 until late 2018 which could mean a route starting later in the year like MIA or even May 2019.

It's just an assumption on my part.
 
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Dublin Airport is edging ever closer to the 30 million passenger mark. In July, a record 3.12 million people travelled through there, while a total of 16.9 million used it in the first seven months of this year.

That figure does not include a busy August weekend. Along with that, there is still a month of the peak holiday season left. The likelihood is that in a few weeks time Dublin will be reporting that it handled around 20 million people in the first eight months of 2017.

Traffic has been growing there at around 7 per cent this year. Given that 2016’s total was 28 million, a back-of-the-envelope calculation shows that continued expansion at this rate should put it within hailing distance of 30 million for 2017.

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... 9?mode=amp

 
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I didn't however if you want more A330 to arrive in 2018 then they will have to place the order/exercise option pretty soon as IMO it's unlikely they will get another A330 until late 2018 which could mean a route starting later in the year like MIA or even May 2019.

It's just an assumption on my part.


Looking at what is currently bookable they need 11 A330s most days, except Tuesdays and Thursdays when LAX and YYZ are not currently scheduled to operate. I believe there is one more A333 on order, due in December. That would give a fleet of 12 for next summer, if -EWR stays. If the fleet stays at 12 EI may feel that they want an operational spare given the size of the fleet and the intensity of the workload, once the FAO/AGP flights are added in, but there probably is room for increased frequencies or one additional route if they need to make hay.

DUB-JFK - 2x daily
DUB-BOS - 2x daily
DUB-ORD - 2x daily
DUB-EWR - daily
DUB-SFO - daily
DUB-YYZ - 1-3-567
DUB-LAX - 1-3-567
DUB-MCO - 12-4-6-
DUB-MIA - --3-5-7

DUB-AGP - daily
DUB-FAO - -2-4-6-

757
DUB-BDL - Daily
DUB-IAD - 12345-7
SNN-JFK - 1-34567
SNN-BOS - 1234567
 
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:29 pm

BrianDromey wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:

I didn't however if you want more A330 to arrive in 2018 then they will have to place the order/exercise option pretty soon as IMO it's unlikely they will get another A330 until late 2018 which could mean a route starting later in the year like MIA or even May 2019.

It's just an assumption on my part.


Looking at what is currently bookable they need 11 A330s most days, except Tuesdays and Thursdays when LAX and YYZ are not currently scheduled to operate. I believe there is one more A333 on order, due in December. That would give a fleet of 12 for next summer, if -EWR stays. If the fleet stays at 12 EI may feel that they want an operational spare given the size of the fleet and the intensity of the workload, once the FAO/AGP flights are added in, but there probably is room for increased frequencies or one additional route if they need to make hay.

DUB-JFK - 2x daily
DUB-BOS - 2x daily
DUB-ORD - 2x daily
DUB-EWR - daily
DUB-SFO - daily
DUB-YYZ - 1-3-567
DUB-LAX - 1-3-567
DUB-MCO - 12-4-6-
DUB-MIA - --3-5-7

DUB-AGP - daily
DUB-FAO - -2-4-6-

757
DUB-BDL - Daily
DUB-IAD - 12345-7
SNN-JFK - 1-34567
SNN-BOS - 1234567


IAD is going A332 from March 25th, so I'd say the new A333 coming later this year will be used to relieve one of the existing A332 routes. I'd imagine the 757 will be used for either JFK daytime again or the rumored new route to PIT?
 
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alancostello wrote:
BrianDromey wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:

I didn't however if you want more A330 to arrive in 2018 then they will have to place the order/exercise option pretty soon as IMO it's unlikely they will get another A330 until late 2018 which could mean a route starting later in the year like MIA or even May 2019.

It's just an assumption on my part.


Looking at what is currently bookable they need 11 A330s most days, except Tuesdays and Thursdays when LAX and YYZ are not currently scheduled to operate. I believe there is one more A333 on order, due in December. That would give a fleet of 12 for next summer, if -EWR stays. If the fleet stays at 12 EI may feel that they want an operational spare given the size of the fleet and the intensity of the workload, once the FAO/AGP flights are added in, but there probably is room for increased frequencies or one additional route if they need to make hay.

DUB-JFK - 2x daily
DUB-BOS - 2x daily
DUB-ORD - 2x daily
DUB-EWR - daily
DUB-SFO - daily
DUB-YYZ - 1-3-567
DUB-LAX - 1-3-567
DUB-MCO - 12-4-6-
DUB-MIA - --3-5-7

DUB-AGP - daily
DUB-FAO - -2-4-6-

757
DUB-BDL - Daily
DUB-IAD - 12345-7
SNN-JFK - 1-34567
SNN-BOS - 1234567


IAD is going A332 from March 25th, so I'd say the new A333 coming later this year will be used to relieve one of the existing A332 routes. I'd imagine the 757 will be used for either JFK daytime again or the rumored new route to PIT?


IAG is going A332 from march 25th??

The new A330 will differently be used, IAD is going back to A330,

The above schedule shows in terms of gaps:
Daily 757
x5 A330 (2x Tue/Thu, 1xSat)

Based on that I think we can expect at least one daily B752 route or (2 routes by x4/x3 weekly) and/or a new x3 weekly A330 service however they could just return a freq or two to YYZ/LAX as they were daily over peak season this year.
 
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:05 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:

The above schedule shows in terms of gaps:
Daily 757
x5 A330 (2x Tue/Thu, 1xSat)

Based on that I think we can expect at least one daily B752 route or (2 routes by x4/x3 weekly) and/or a new x3 weekly A330 service however they could just return a freq or two to YYZ/LAX as they were daily over peak season this year.


I dint quite get the IAD schedule right. The booking engine currently has it as 757 for 1-3-5-7 and 330 -2-4---, still with no Saturday service.

It would seem that there is room for a 3 weekly 757 service, but that only leave one cover day for the 4 frames. There is certainly no room, at present, for the daytime JFK - although I suspect the daytime JFK and EWR are mutually exclusive, at least for now.
 
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:08 pm

BrianDromey wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:

The above schedule shows in terms of gaps:
Daily 757
x5 A330 (2x Tue/Thu, 1xSat)

Based on that I think we can expect at least one daily B752 route or (2 routes by x4/x3 weekly) and/or a new x3 weekly A330 service however they could just return a freq or two to YYZ/LAX as they were daily over peak season this year.


I dint quite get the IAD schedule right. The booking engine currently has it as 757 for 1-3-5-7 and 330 -2-4---, still with no Saturday service.

It would seem that there is room for a 3 weekly 757 service, but that only leave one cover day for the 4 frames. There is certainly no room, at present, for the daytime JFK - although I suspect the daytime JFK and EWR are mutually exclusive, at least for now.


It will be all A330, put mouse over flight number and it showing A330. They are always slower to update the ops by ASL, it's just winter schedule rolled on and not fully adjusted where as they would of added the Tue, Thur themselves so they are correct.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:16 pm

JAmie2k9 wrote:
It will be all A330, put mouse over flight number and it showing A330. They are always slower to update the ops by ASL, it's just winter schedule rolled on and not fully adjusted where as they would of added the Tue, Thur themselves so they are correct.


Third times a charm! I think the correct schedule should read;

DUB-JFK - 2x daily
DUB-BOS - 2x daily
DUB-ORD - 2x daily
DUB-EWR - daily
DUB-SFO - daily
DUB-IAD - 12345-7
DUB-YYZ - 1-3-567
DUB-LAX - 1-3-567
DUB-MCO - 12-4-6-
DUB-MIA - --3-5-7

DUB-AGP - daily
DUB-FAO - -2-4-6-

757
DUB-BDL - Daily
SNN-JFK - 1-34567
SNN-BOS - 1234567

So you're right, one 757 spare, 12 A330s required except Tuesdays and Thursdays, when its 'just' 10 - for now.
For the 757 Maybe PIT, or the daylight JFK-DUB? They have done well to grow IAD and YYZ from the 757. Washington has been a tough nut for EI to crack over the years (BWI and IAD). A 757 size aircraft in the EI fleet is certainly invaluable for developing these routes.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:25 pm

BrianDromey wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
It will be all A330, put mouse over flight number and it showing A330. They are always slower to update the ops by ASL, it's just winter schedule rolled on and not fully adjusted where as they would of added the Tue, Thur themselves so they are correct.


Third times a charm! I think the correct schedule should read;

DUB-JFK - 2x daily
DUB-BOS - 2x daily
DUB-ORD - 2x daily
DUB-EWR - daily
DUB-SFO - daily
DUB-IAD - 12345-7
DUB-YYZ - 1-3-567
DUB-LAX - 1-3-567
DUB-MCO - 12-4-6-
DUB-MIA - --3-5-7

DUB-AGP - daily
DUB-FAO - -2-4-6-

757
DUB-BDL - Daily
SNN-JFK - 1-34567
SNN-BOS - 1234567

So you're right, one 757 spare, 12 A330s required except Tuesdays and Thursdays, when its 'just' 10 - for now.
For the 757 Maybe PIT, or the daylight JFK-DUB? They have done well to grow IAD and YYZ from the 757. Washington has been a tough nut for EI to crack over the years (BWI and IAD). A 757 size aircraft in the EI fleet is certainly invaluable for developing these routes.


When they resumed IAD it was x4 weekly A330 followed x5 before they switched to B752 in summer. They have done well particularly getting it year round now. The B752's have been one of the best additions in recent times. Would imagine it will return to B752 or A321 NEO for summer 2019 which is more suited but for 2018 it will likely be almost exclusively operated by EWR like last time.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:47 pm

Just received a report from friends of a computer glitch at DUB (Air Lingus) stranding a bunch of folks bound for the US (DUB-BDL supposedly dispatched with folks left in the terminal). Anyone know anything about this?
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:14 pm

The 757 seems to be developing the BDL-DUB route well. Loads seem to be steady in the high 80's to low 90's since the spring, hoping this continues and maybe see an occasional A330. From what I can tell looking at expertflyer and having taken the flight myself twice, loads in business class seem to be nearly full every flight.

My last flight DUB-BOS in business on the A330 was only half full, I am sure this isn't the norm.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:03 pm

Northern Ireland's three airports have told the UK government they are ready to axe air passenger duty.
The chief executives of Belfast International, Belfast City and the City of Derry airports want a review into the impact of scrapping the tax.
And they want it to begin as soon as possible.
The confidence and supply deal struck between the Conservatives and the DUP in June contained a commitment to review air passenger duty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40902700
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:15 am

Senator Calls For LUAS-Style Service Between Shannon Airport And Limerick City

A Sinn Féin Senator wants a new Luas-style light rail service to link Shannon Airport and Limerick City.

Limerick Senator Paul Gavan wants local authorities to back the project which he says could help drive investment in the city and the region.

He has envisaged a system that utilises some existing rail lines, and also the development of a rail link to Shannon, which potentially could include the likes of Bunratty and other Clare communities too.

http://www.clare.fm/news/senator-calls- ... rick-city/
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:23 am

OA260 wrote:
Senator Calls For LUAS-Style Service Between Shannon Airport And Limerick City

A Sinn Féin Senator wants a new Luas-style light rail service to link Shannon Airport and Limerick City.

Limerick Senator Paul Gavan wants local authorities to back the project which he says could help drive investment in the city and the region................
He has envisaged a system that utilises some existing rail lines, and also the development of a rail link to Shannon, which potentially could include the likes of Bunratty and other Clare nities
http://www.clare.fm/news/senator-calls- ... rick-city/


Perhaps with a harpist on board and servings of mead also?
Having created the almost unused Limerick / Galway rail link at enormous expense, why not pour some more of our money down the drain on adding something equally unnecessary.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:51 am

Shannon is about 25 mins from Limerick city by car or bus, what exactly would a €200 million rail line do that existing bus routes don't. The money would be much better spent on trying to get more tourists into the area via marketing and route incentives. UL is an excellent university, I did a masters there myself, and it may further benefit from additional US students enrolling due to lower fees then equivalent institutions in the states and it has good transport route connections to the States so perhaps expand capacity there.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:23 am

I noticed someone on Facebook asking what type of aircraft Privelage Style will be using on their EI booked flight to LAX next June/July. So I did some research and sure enough EI have some LAX flights listed as being operated by Privelage Style! Are EI going to be using them for the next summer or is this a clitch?
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:43 pm

shamrock321 wrote:
I noticed someone on Facebook asking what type of aircraft Privelage Style will be using on their EI booked flight to LAX next June/July. So I did some research and sure enough EI have some LAX flights listed as being operated by Privelage Style! Are EI going to be using them for the next summer or is this a clitch?


Interesting one to watch, it would perhaps free up aircraft for new routes over peak season if 2018 deliveries happened towards end of year.

Unlikely to be a SNN type switch like before or glitch.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:06 pm

sgbroimp wrote:
Just received a report from friends of a computer glitch at DUB (Air Lingus) stranding a bunch of folks bound for the US (DUB-BDL supposedly dispatched with folks left in the terminal). Anyone know anything about this?


Turns out the computer glitch apparently started with their MUC-DUB portrion, causing an hour delay and causing them to miss their connection by 5-10 minutes, EI dispatched their flight to BDL without the connecting passengers from Munich (my friends only apparently). Of note is the fact that EI did get their luggage on. I thought that was a real no-no security-wise, but maybe not for connecting luggage. Next day there was no space on DUB-BDL, so they were sent DUB-BOS and now their luggage is at BDL. Hope they each get the 600 Euros......
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:13 pm

sgbroimp wrote:
sgbroimp wrote:
Just received a report from friends of a computer glitch at DUB (Air Lingus) stranding a bunch of folks bound for the US (DUB-BDL supposedly dispatched with folks left in the terminal). Anyone know anything about this?


Turns out the computer glitch apparently started with their MUC-DUB portrion, causing an hour delay and causing them to miss their connection by 5-10 minutes, EI dispatched their flight to BDL without the connecting passengers from Munich (my friends only apparently). Of note is the fact that EI did get their luggage on. I thought that was a real no-no security-wise, but maybe not for connecting luggage. Next day there was no space on DUB-BDL, so they were sent DUB-BOS and now their luggage is at BDL. Hope they each get the 600 Euros......



Did they clear US immigration?
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:25 am

Dublin Airport nominated in over-25m category for prestigious award
Belfast, Cork and Shannon Airports to go forward in under 4m category in World Routes event in Barcelona

Four Irish airports have been nominated in the prestigious aviation marketing awards World Routes which takes place in Barcelona in September. Dublin has been nominated in the category of over 25 million passengers, Cork and Shannon have been nominated in the under four million passengers category along with George Best Belfast City Airport. Tourism Ireland has been nominated in the Destination Award category which it won in 2015. Shannon has been shortlisted for the fifth consecutive year and has won twice in the past three years. Dublin Airport won its category in 2014 and the overall award in 2016 when Cork was highly commended.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3189646

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Belfast City is most punctual airport in the UK

BELFAST's George Best Belfast City Airport has checked in as one of the top two performing UK airports for punctuality.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures analysed by the BBC data unit have revealed that, on average, flights leaving and arriving at the city airport were delayed by just 10 minutes.

The Belfast runway shared top honours with Leeds/Bradford in the study of British and Irish airlines flying to and from UK airports.

http://www.irishnews.com/business/2017/ ... k-1112916/

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‘Build it and they’ll come’: How Knock Airport is gaining altitude
Joe Gilmore, CEO of Ireland West Airport, on the personal nature of the airport and how US flights could take off once again

“And they said it couldn’t be done,” read the headline on a souvenir supplement of the Western People on May 28th, 1986 – the official opening day of what was then Connacht Regional Airport.

The very existence of the airport was somewhat miraculous. Political will for what is now called Ireland West Airport Knock was practically non-existent in the years leading up to the completion of the western outpost. The airport’s cheerleader-in-chief, Monsignor James Horan, managed to convince the Charlie Haughey-led government to build an airport on what critics called a “foggy, boggy site”.

Today, the site is still boggy and somewhat foggy, but this year it will handle around 750,000 passengers – a far cry from the 8,000 it handled in those early days.

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.3187478
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:37 pm

Re: Privilege style operating for EI next summer. Hopefully we will see a shamrock painted on a 777.

This is becoming a recurrent feature of the airlines operations. The EI fleet has come under pressure a few times in the last few years when an A330 has suddenly been knocked out of action. In future perhaps BA or Iberia could sub in 1 or 2 aircraft for the 4 busy months of the summer season, didn't BA operate an E190 for EI last summer at weekends.


Some of us may remember EI wet leasing out 747s and the 767s in the winter to optimize the fleets capacity.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:08 am

I had a flexifare during the week from FAO to Dublin with EI. The flexi fare claims fast track and lounge access. I received the lounge access email to print off and present in the lounge.. Faro also has a well sign posted fast track channel.

At check in the agents had never heard of an EI fast track voucher. After a long queue to get through security I then went to the lounge where there was a clear sign saying that Aer Lingus passengers could not enter. The lounge agent said the arrangement had been terminated 2 months earlier. Incidentally Faro is a zoo at the moment.

How should I, ahem, bring this to EI's attention?
Aer Maighdean abu
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:16 am

nu wrote:
I had a flexifare during the week from FAO to Dublin with EI. The flexi fare claims fast track and lounge access. I received the lounge access email to print off and present in the lounge.. Faro also has a well sign posted fast track channel.

At check in the agents had never heard of an EI fast track voucher. After a long queue to get through security I then went to the lounge where there was a clear sign saying that Aer Lingus passengers could not enter. The lounge agent said the arrangement had been terminated 2 months earlier. Incidentally Faro is a zoo at the moment.

How should I, ahem, bring this to EI's attention?


On the Advantage fare they only offer Fast Track in DUB. The lounge issue is another matter though and the fact they emailed you a voucher and this was refused maybe due to a change in contracts is a valid claim to be compensated. Customer relations is your best avenue via email. You may need to keep chasing them up. Make it clear you expect to be compensated for something advertised that was not provided as part of the Advantage Fare product.
 
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Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:17 am

It seems that Norwegian will be opening a pilot base at DUB:

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/Advert ... ource_id=0

I wonder how much more expansion from DUB should be expected then in the future.
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