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Old 5th May 2016, 20:46
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Looking at flight radar earlier today and noticed 5 EI planes bound for the states right after each other , great to see hopefully many more soon .

Any new a320s due soon ? the current one's are fairly old right ?
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Old 6th May 2016, 08:07
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FR to feed EI T/A?

According to The Irish Independent (6th May 2016),

Ryanair is likely to feed passengers to the Aer Lingus long-haul network as part of what would be an unprecedented formal agreement between the two former arch rivals, according to IAG chief executive Willie Walsh.
Former arch rivals Aer Lingus and Ryanair set to reach deal - Walsh - Independent.ie

Now, I may be putting two and two together and getting fifteen, but given that about 30% of EI T/A traffic is currently originating from airports other than DUB, isn't it likely that pushing feeds from more airports will boost that number, and if so, again given that the announcement is coming from Willie Walsh and not EI management, what are the odds of one or two of the pre-owned A380's Willie has his eyes set on for IAG ending up with a lick of green paint to provide for that increase?

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Old 6th May 2016, 11:04
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Now, I may be putting two and two together and getting fifteen, but given that about 30% of EI T/A traffic is currently originating from airports other than DUB, isn't it likely that pushing feeds from more airports will boost that number, and if so, again given that the announcement is coming from Willie Walsh and not EI management, what are the odds of one or two of the pre-owned A380's Willie has his eyes set on for IAG ending up with a lick of green paint to provide for that increase?
None whatsoever unless Airbus give them away for a song.

The A380 is only useful if it can be flown as near to full as possible all year round, that's why BA switch capacity between routes at LHR and still capped the fleet at 12. It has no useful cargo capacity and coupled with DUB being US focussed which is still quite seasonal, it's a spotters fantasy I think.
It's just too big, and by quite some margin for much of the year.
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Old 6th May 2016, 15:15
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Well they do have an attractive window of opportunity with US Preclearance at DUB?
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Old 6th May 2016, 15:19
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Not to mention DUB can't handle the aircraft until 2020
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Old 6th May 2016, 15:30
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Are you serious they have built a stand they can't use for 4 years?
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Old 6th May 2016, 16:41
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Originally Posted by Sober Lark View Post
Are you serious they have built a stand they can't use for 4 years?
In theory it could land on RWY 10 as the taxiways are wide enough at the 28 end and at the right angles for it to use. The exits off 28 onto the bravos are too tight and would need to be filleted, which they don't plan on doing for potentially 1 service a day AFAIK.

So as things stand it can only use 10, which is a fat load of good at 240/35 gusting 50 for half the winter

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Old 6th May 2016, 17:20
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You have me in stitches.
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Old 6th May 2016, 23:19
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Don't think they have added the air bridge to the gate yet and I would expect to see it before 2020.

EI have a great social media team, they like to creat lots of publicty from route launches!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPp3FVUtdTo
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Old 19th May 2016, 06:55
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EI BHD redundancies

Aer Lingus: Airline cutting 70 jobs at Belfast city airport - BBC News
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Old 26th May 2016, 01:08
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Current increase in capacity ex DUB planned:

November, December = 38 additional weekly flights (x19 each way)
Newark - Daily
Hartford - 4 Weekly
Los Angeles - 4 Weekly
Chicago - 2 Daily (+4 weekly, 3 B752, 1 A33X)

January, February = 38 additional weekly flights (x19 each way)
Newark - 6 Weekly
Hartford - 4 Weekly
Los Angeles - 3 Weekly
Chicago - 10 Weekly (+3 weekly, 3 B752)
Boston - 10 weekly (+3 weekly)

Quiet impressive growth if it all plays out as things stand...
SFO also going from 5 to 6 weekly for half of winter.

EI Chief said in a recent interview he expects SFO to move to A333 very soon and LAX to go from x4 to daily.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 13:18
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2017 T/A announcement tomorrow!
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 21:21
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I'm thinking miami and what about Vegas ?
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 22:00
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I'm thinking miami and what about Vegas ?
MIA & DFW I'd say, two big cities and also AA hubs. Rumours of another 757 to give a third route, possibly PHL. Jamie tipping Montreal on another site also.
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Old 11th Jul 2016, 14:07
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Wasn't today but it should be quiet soon. Today Skytrax awarded them 4 star rating and the new J product on T/A was a major part of increasing the rating.

Other 4 star rated carriers are Air France, Emirates, Lufthansa and British Airways
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Old 12th Jul 2016, 01:24
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Was there talk that the 102/103 was going to be kept year round?

What are the loads like on it currently?
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Old 12th Jul 2016, 10:07
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Strong loads but I don't see it changing unless they acquire a fifth B752.
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Old 12th Jul 2016, 10:31
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Were off to Toronto in October from BHX via DUB... very competitive pricing indeed,
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 15:49
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Enjoy, cheesebag.

Hope the pre-clearance works out for you. In fact, I don't think you'll need it of course.

How much were the flights, by the way?
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 21:41
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No preclearance to Canada.
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