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Old 2nd Aug 2011, 18:11   #1 (permalink)
 
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Aer Lingus - 6

Wanted the joy.

New thread for Aer Lingus
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Old 2nd Aug 2011, 20:23   #2 (permalink)
 
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akerosid,

Still possible........Where is there an airframe available to operate the DUB-SFO?

1 in use on the MAD-IAD

Then there is the

DUB-JFK x 2
DUB-BOS x 2
DUB-ORD
SNN-BOS/JFK

Will they drop the 2nd daily flight to BOS, or operate it on the alternate days to SFO??

Not much wiggle room there to be honest.
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Old 2nd Aug 2011, 20:36   #3 (permalink)
 
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Will they drop the 2nd daily flight to BOS, or operate it on the alternate days to SFO??
This season BOS is 10 weekly.

For 2012 its loaded as daily so there is 4 slots available for an A330. EI could squeeze in SFO in they wanted to.
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Old 2nd Aug 2011, 22:14   #4 (permalink)
 
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This is almost an exact repeat of a series of posts last week about fewer Boston rotations next year freeing up capacity for the west coast - why repeat the points again so soon?
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Old 2nd Aug 2011, 23:03   #5 (permalink)
 
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Some people might have missed it, want to repeat it, or generally go around in circles much like what aer lingus does at the best of times!
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 13:54   #6 (permalink)
 
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proof of the pudding will be putting more pilots on the 330 as they will need a heavy crew for the west coast. Whats the story fellas?
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 14:12   #7 (permalink)
 
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EI will have the extra pilots to do it. All the pilots in IAD are Irish and they will come back at the end of March to Dublin as EI are dropping IAD - MAD.
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Is that definate, there has been conflicting stories about that.
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Aer Lingsu now offering package hoildays with Click & Go.
link to website at end of Aer Lingus.com

Cheap Holidays - Holiday Deals | Aer Lingus Packages
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If anyone at Aer Lingus reads this thread can I please ask that, if you are planning to operate EI052/EI053 (BFS-LPA-BFS) in S12, can you please schedule it to operate on a day of the week when DUB-LPA-DUB also operates (preferably Saturday) so that if you do have to start combining the flights, as has happened this year, the disruption is kept to a minimum. Thanks.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 21:42   #11 (permalink)
 
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Aer Lingus to operate some charter flights on behalf of Topflight and Direct Ski.

Saturdays - Dublin - Salzburg - Cork - Salzburg - Dublin
Sunday - Dublin - Toulouse - Dublin

It is not know if Aer Lingus will also sell seats on board. THey will have there own Dublin - Salzburg as well as the above. Toulouse is currently seasonal.
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Sorry if this has been asked before (I seem to remember some discussion in the past, but can't find it with a search): which routes are the A330-200s deployed on? I'm guessing one on MAD-IAD, one on DUB-MCO/DUB-BOS, and then one somewhere else? Are -200s reasonably consistently on the same routes or do they chop and change based on loads?

Thanks!
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 11:09   #13 (permalink)
 
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The -200's usually operate the SNN routes as well.

To answer your second question - yes, the scheduling of the A330-200's is reasonably consistent. They cover MAD-IAD, DUB-MCO, EI139 DUB-BOS and SNN. The -300's are reserved for DUB-JFK/ORD and the 137 to BOS. Aircraft can be changed around for operational reasons now and again of course.
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I heard a story that 7 cabin crew based out of Shannon have been sacked, and there is nothing the union can do about it. Something to do with minimum crew rest period. Anybody know anything?
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 13:20   #15 (permalink)
 
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The aircraft used on the MAD-IAD flights. are they in EI colours?
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Yes the IAD-MAD-IAD flight is an EI A330-200 in EI colours with an EI and UA flight number. Operated by EI pilots and EI cabin crew who are based in IAD. The flights are handled by Swissport in IAD and by Swissport Menzies in Madrid. Seats are sold on both EI and UA websites.
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 15:42   #17 (permalink)
 
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The -200's usually operate the SNN routes as well.

To answer your second question - yes, the scheduling of the A330-200's is reasonably consistent. They cover MAD-IAD, DUB-MCO, EI139 DUB-BOS and SNN. The -300's are reserved for DUB-JFK/ORD and the 137 to BOS. Aircraft can be changed around for operational reasons now and again of course.
Many thanks!
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Same thing happend in Cork last year a few staff were told to take holiday leave until March i think around 20+ or so, a few were re-deployed to Dublin too. Same is happening this Winter.
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 11:25   #19 (permalink)
 
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Aer Lingus July passenger up 3% at 1,105,000 passengers.
Long Haul down 3%
Short Haul up 1.1%

EI regional passengers increased by 47.2% compared to July 2010.

Short Haul LF dropped 0.3%
(Short Haul capacity increasing by 2.6%)
Long Haul LF dropped 3%
(Long Haul capacity dropping by 0.5%)

This is first increase in passenger numbers that has nothing to do with weather/ash.

Also an Omni Air B767 arrived this morning with the EI passengers from Fridays cancelled BOS flight. EI-LAX suffered damage to the nose wheel during push back.

Last edited by Jamie2k9; 8th Aug 2011 at 12:13.
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Old 9th Aug 2011, 13:11   #20 (permalink)
 
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Couple of things Ive been told in the last day or so. -LAX is still in BOS. They are waiting engineers from Airbus to go out and inspect the front landing gear. The Omni air will be operating for a while.

The routes story is changing all the time. As well as MAD-IAD going, and the DUB-SFO starting, there is to be a reduction in the DUB-MCO route, for a return to...............DUB-DXB in conjunction with Qantas to SYD!!!

That has to be one of the best stories Ive heard so far! Compete with the 14 times a week service to AUH.

Anybody want to weigh up the pros and cons of AUH v DXB?????
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