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Old 28th May 2012, 16:36
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What are the airprot going to do about the birds around the runway, Aer Lingus had an inspection because of a possible bird strike today. To show how bad it is:

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Old 28th May 2012, 16:46
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If I were responsible for bird control at Dublin, I'd just fill the ground with worms that were filled with poison. Job's a goodun' !

But in all seriousness, I'm rather surprised at that picture. I fly to Dublin maybe twice per month usually, I've never really had the 'pleasure' of seeing so many birds around at once. There surely must be some better control that can be employed over there to tackle the issue. I don't buy the argument of the fact it's an airport not far from the coast - we don't see these issues at Blackpool or Liverpool or any of the other coastal airports. All seems rather odd.
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Old 28th May 2012, 17:52
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we don't see these issues at Blackpool or Liverpool or any of the other coastal airports.
What you mean like at Ciampino and La Guardia ?
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Old 29th May 2012, 07:30
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Yep noxegen i feel the same, I will happily drive past STN to fly from SEN to Ireland in order to avoid them. Its like how to strip all the joy out of flying! Having flown several times recently with EZY to various places I find them far better and customer orientated.
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Old 31st May 2012, 23:03
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Aer Lingus Winter 2012/13 schedule changes as of today.

Increases:
Berlin - 11 weekly (daily)
Brussels - 18 weekly (16 weekly)
Dusseldorf - 2 daily (13 weekly)
Edinburgh - daily (mainline resumes lunchtime flight)
Hamburg - 5 weekly (4 weekly)
Lanzarote - 5 weekly (4 weekly)
London Gatwick - 6 daily (5 daily)
Stockholm - 4 weekly - (New)
Tenerfie - 4 weekly (3 weekly)
Verona - 3 weekly (New)

Decreases:
Alicante - 2 weekly (3 weekly)
Stuttgart - 3 weelky (4 weekly)
Vienna - 4 weekly (6 weekly)

No Changes:
Agadair - 1 weekly (extra 8 flights this winter)
Amsterdam - 5 daily
Bucharest - 2 weekly
Barcelona - 11 weekly
Birmingham - 22 weekly
Faro - 3 weekly
Frankfurt - 13 weekly
Fuerteventura - 2 weekly
Geneva - daily*
Gran Canaria - 3 weekly
London Heathrow - 12 daily
Lisbon - 5 weekly
Lyon - 4 weekly**
Madrid - 10 weekly
Malaga - daily
Milan-LIN - daily
Milan-MXP - 4 weekly
Manchester - 26 weekly
Munich - 11 weekly
Nice - 4 weekly
Paris CDG - 3 daily
Prague - daily
Rome FCO - 9 weekly
Warsaw - daily
Zurich - daily
New York JFK - 2 daily***
Boston - daily
Chicago - daily
Orlando - 3 weekly

* Increases to 8 weekly for ski season
** Increases to 5 weekly for ski season
*** Annual reduction to 11 weekly mid Jan-mid March

Canceled:
Krakow - (4 weekly)

EI regional is still being changed so havn't included it.

Vilnuis has fares showing but no flights bookable so unknow weather it will be dropped or not.

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Old 1st Jun 2012, 10:46
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If I were responsible for bird control at Dublin, I'd just fill the ground with worms that were filled with poison. Job's a goodun' !

But in all seriousness, I'm rather surprised at that picture. I fly to Dublin maybe twice per month usually, I've never really had the 'pleasure' of seeing so many birds around at once. There surely must be some better control that can be employed over there to tackle the issue. I don't buy the argument of the fact it's an airport not far from the coast - we don't see these issues at Blackpool or Liverpool or any of the other coastal airports. All seems rather odd.
this is a fairly common sight at all airports (rooks and crows are counrtry-wide - not just near the coast) during the main cut of the summer, the airport's grass management policy should have increased bird vehicles shadowing the cut but it is inevitable to a degree that there is increased bird-risk during this process. The rooks and crows are actually quite good at staying out of the way of a/c. It is the tiny birds that are the problem as they sit on the runway and often lift just as the aircraft approaches them. That would be the scarier photograph!
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 12:09
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Birds!!!

Never mind the birds!!!! Have you seen the Hares running about the place!!! Shetland Ponies are smaller.
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 16:54
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Birdstrikes

The reason there has been so many bird strikes is the DAA cutting the grass so short a few weeks back. Coming for a farming background it looks to me like they just got ordinary agri contractors in, probably making round bales for sale. Once you cut the grass that short( sometimes exposing soil ) it makes it a haven for birds looking for food. Ideally it should be 2 or 3 inches long short enough not to nest in long enough to, well you see what..... I hope they have learned from there mistake this time round with all the bird strikes. i wonder how many bale they made the sale for 4.50 a pop.
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Old 2nd Jun 2012, 11:29
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Charlotte

Why was there 2 flights to charlotte today ?
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Old 2nd Jun 2012, 16:07
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Charlotte

One flight was cancelled on Friday,
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 18:52
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Anyone got any details on the Washington route starting up? Marked it on the calendar as this Friday a few months back, had a phalanx of United-DAA PR folk passing me at work today. Any news?

I'm just wondering when she'll be in & out, an extra chunk of people to deal with at whatever time of day it's going at.

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Old 5th Jun 2012, 23:17
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Its scheduled to arrive at 09.55 and depart at 11.25 on Friday.
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 05:19
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Great, as if 9 to 11 wasn't busy *enough*, that's 4 flights within (I think) 45 minutes from each other. I'm not gonna need a gym membership, rushed off my feet at work! *buys shoe supports*
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 15:37
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Washington

How are the bookings going on the Washington route ? I heard it's been reduced to 4 or 5 weekly in the Winter so surely that can't be a good sign ?
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 15:54
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Is iad anyones hub or just a lets give it a go route n see wot happens?
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 16:10
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Smile Washington

I Think it's a hub for United

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Old 6th Jun 2012, 17:32
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Is iad anyones hub or just a lets give it a go route n see wot happens
Its a faily big hub for United


How are the bookings going on the Washington route ? I heard it's been reduced to 4 or 5 weekly in the Winter so surely that can't be a good sign ?
It would certainly be a more positive sign if the route was to remain daily year round. Delta is also reducing its ATL route to 5 weekly for the winter season, so it will be interesting to see if US and EI reduce services more than previous winter's
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Old 6th Jun 2012, 17:39
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IAD

Washington IAD

Just posted on another forum that IAD is the "new" United's 6th largest hub with just under 300 flights a day but nearly two thirds of those are on circa 70 seat aircraft.

This is less than half the number of flights per day compared to their Houston (IAH) and ORD hubs and even San Francisco has more but a good comparison is Newark with around 425-450 flights a day.

I must admit I though Washington was a lot busier with UA flights and that both DUB and MAN on the 757 seemed an ideal progression although Chicago I believe was originally rumoured at Manchester before IAD was announced.

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Old 6th Jun 2012, 17:59
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It would certainly be a more positive sign if the route was to remain daily year round. Delta is also reducing its ATL route to 5 weekly for the winter season, so it will be interesting to see if US and EI reduce services more than previous winter's
According to EI there US flights done very well from DUB last winter so I don't see why they will cut.

IAD bookings are very good and the reduction is nothing to be worried about as all carriers reduce in low season. All US carriers are cutting for winter with DL and UA closing a number of major European routes because of rising fuel prices.
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Old 7th Jun 2012, 21:39
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Well I wish United all the best with their new Washington route Air Canada is back tomorrow with their daily seasonal service to Toronto, Air Moldova starting 19th June & Ryanair Dublin-Warsaw is starting 18th July.

On another note what will the frequency be for S7 Airlines Dublin-Moscow this summer ?
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