Airlines, Airports & Routes Topics about airports, routes and airline business.

Aer Lingus - 6

Old 27th Feb 2017, 10:58
  #3401 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ireland
Posts: 255
Originally Posted by sprite1 View Post

I'd recommend you contact EI outlining what happened. You could nearly throw your bag from 412 to the baggage hall. An hour wait is simply down to poor resources on the day.
Done. Ridiculous in this day and age that a company cannot get on top of absenteeism. A fair few angry heads there on Saturday. And it wasn't just my flight. A lot of people standing around waiting for bags that took an age to arrive.
alserire is offline  
Old 27th Feb 2017, 13:49
  #3402 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Between Foxrock and a hard place
Posts: 87
Done. Ridiculous in this day and age that a company cannot get on top of absenteeism. A fair few angry heads there on Saturday. And it wasn't just my flight. A lot of people standing around waiting for bags that took an age to arrive.
^^^Good. Sounds like a shambles, that day.
sprite1 is offline  
Old 5th Mar 2017, 11:55
  #3403 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 279
Do EI currenlty nightstop any aircraft in Europe?

I had a quick scan of the timetables and the earliest arrivals from BCN/MAD/FCO etc are all 12:00+, which rules out connections onto morning transatlantic departures. Surely as the hub continues to grow they would benefit from some earlier arrivals? It would help reduce the glut of early-morning departures from Dublin aswell.
ManUtd1999 is offline  
Old 5th Mar 2017, 11:57
  #3404 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,455
None outside of the UK.
AerRyan is offline  
Old 5th Mar 2017, 12:07
  #3405 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Oban, Scotland
Posts: 1,366
Why would anyone from these cities want/need to use DUB as a hub rather than flying direct? I haven't scoured the websites, but I would have thought that being larger cities, these places would have at least as wide a range of TA destinations as DUB.
inOban is online now  
Old 5th Mar 2017, 12:08
  #3406 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,455
Hartford would be the only route that Dublin posses that none of the major hubs do.
AerRyan is offline  
Old 5th Mar 2017, 13:33
  #3407 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dublin
Posts: 2
Do EI currenlty nightstop any aircraft in Europe?

I had a quick scan of the timetables and the earliest arrivals from BCN/MAD/FCO etc are all 12:00+, which rules out connections onto morning transatlantic departures. Surely as the hub continues to grow they would benefit from some earlier arrivals? It would help reduce the glut of early-morning departures from Dublin aswell.
It has been looked at however its difficult to do it and for example take away existing morning services out of DUB could really damage them with point to point and considering currently 70% of T/A services arrive in DUB before 05.45 to meet the morning wave of departures.

Why would anyone from these cities want/need to use DUB as a hub rather than flying direct? I haven't scoured the websites, but I would have thought that being larger cities, these places would have at least as wide a range of TA destinations as DUB.
LHR, FCO, AMS which are some of the best connected cities to the US are the busiest transit points s make of that what you will.
EI-A330-300 is offline  
Old 5th Mar 2017, 17:09
  #3408 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 279
or example take away existing morning services out of DUB could really damage them with point to point and considering currently 70% of T/A services arrive in DUB before 05.45 to meet the morning wave of departures.
Good point, hadn't thought about the inbounds.....
ManUtd1999 is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 13:44
  #3409 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dublin
Posts: 2,348
7 A321LR's finally confirmed with 3 arriving in 2019 and 4 in 2020.

Today Air Lease Corporation (AL) announced long term lease agreements with Aer Lingus for seven new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft to operate on transatlantic and other routes. The aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/air-le...140000293.html
Jamie2k9 is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 14:16
  #3410 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 544
186 seats so one assumes 12J, 174Y.
airbourne is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 14:35
  #3411 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: London
Posts: 154
But none for any other IAG group airlines?
nguba is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 15:06
  #3412 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dublin
Posts: 2,348
But none for any other IAG group airlines?
EI had confirmed they were getting them months ago (more less) however IAG said they are looking at them for other carriers now. Could be some before they finish that process.
Jamie2k9 is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 15:14
  #3413 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Europe
Posts: 138
80+ more opportunities
Maxfli is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 19:44
  #3414 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Dublin
Posts: 93
Just looking at destinations were these aircrafts could go , I'd say monteral and detriot. Where else that's in range ?
ia350 is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 19:56
  #3415 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 2,599
Just looking at destinations were these aircrafts could go , I'd say monteral and detriot. Where else that's in range ?
And all EI points in Europe currently served by 320/321/330...!
Complete with business cabin

EI-BUD
EI-BUD is online now  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 19:56
  #3416 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 279
I guess they will replace the 757s pretty much 1-1 so that gives us a few route clues:

SNN-New York
SNN-Boston
DUB-Hartford
DUB-Toronto
DUB-New York (make the day return year round?)

That leaves 2 aircraft to launch new routes. Philadephia would seem a good bet to feed the American hub, then maybe Montreal. Detroit/Columbus/Baltimore could also be options.

If anything I think they could use more aircraft. Commonality with the short-haul fleet gives great flexibility if the economy takes a downturn so it's very low risk v getting new widebodies.
ManUtd1999 is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 19:58
  #3417 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: A warm pub
Posts: 1,201
Originally Posted by ia350 View Post
Just looking at destinations were these aircrafts could go , I'd say monteral and detriot. Where else that's in range ?
BWI, YQB....It's small and fuel efficient enought to open up more marginal routes like BDL.

It could also bring back the early Kennedy flight, or do the same with BOS or ORD.

All indications are that it will have serious efficiency and cargo capacity advantages over the MAX.
Una Due Tfc is offline  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 20:06
  #3418 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Oban, Scotland
Posts: 1,366
-manutd1999
According to the press release, they are replacing 4 757s with 7 321LR, so there should be 3 extra for new routes.
inOban is online now  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 20:11
  #3419 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 2,599
YYZ goes to 330 this year, so based on current ops, 3 321Neo's would be committed. Lots of opportunities.
EI-BUD is online now  
Old 6th Mar 2017, 22:28
  #3420 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dublin
Posts: 2
It's rather interesting that they have still not confirmed what's happening with the A350s, both IB and EI due to start deliveries next year.

Wonder if we might see them with EI after all, not sure IAG have more A333 options left with Airbus for 2018 delivery.
EI-A330-300 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.