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Old 5th May 2017, 20:54
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Anyone know why EI105 didn't land in JFK today? FR shows it approaching JFK but not landing and diverting to Boston. Only got down to about 2000 feet. Landing gear issue?
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Old 5th May 2017, 20:56
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Weather, several aircraft diverted.
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Old 5th May 2017, 21:53
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Ah right. Thanks. Just curious.
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 19:44
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EI short over 20 flight deck crew today.

Pilots being called on days off to operate. Is this going to be the norm this summer?
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 21:17
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Originally Posted by airbourne View Post
EI short over 20 flight deck crew today.

Pilots being called on days off to operate. Is this going to be the norm this summer?
Ouch. That's a lot. Why so many? Hardly illness
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 22:21
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No idea but there has been some operational disruption this week which had lead to replacement crews been required which could of just added to the problem and required a much higher volume of call ins as a result.
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Old 6th Jul 2017, 21:14
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Cheerio Belfast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40520319

Looks like the kicking from Easy and FR has driven out the Shamrock.
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Old 7th Jul 2017, 08:46
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Got a cracking deal to LAX the other night 547 return in September . Absolute steal .
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Old 7th Jul 2017, 10:50
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Originally Posted by ia350 View Post
Got a cracking deal to LAX the other night 547 return in September . Absolute steal .
Really? With ET at 400, I know which airline I'd take.
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Old 7th Jul 2017, 17:25
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Originally Posted by irishbcn View Post
Really? With ET at 400, I know which airline I'd take.
No preclearance and non daily, so if they're not flying the day that suits you, an extra 150 isn't massive. In the grand scheme of things, both fares are bargains let's be honest
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Old 8th Jul 2017, 00:06
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Originally Posted by Una Due Tfc View Post
No preclearance and non daily, so if they're not flying the day that suits you, an extra €150 isn't massive. In the grand scheme of things, both fares are bargains let's be honest
Priced ET for January in J €1360
Priced EI for January in J €3300

An extra €150 may not be huge for economy but €2000 is a lot in business class!!!!!

I can live with clearing immigration for that kind of saving.
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Old 8th Jul 2017, 13:01
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Originally Posted by airbourne View Post
Priced ET for January in J 1360
Priced EI for January in J 3300

An extra 150 may not be huge for economy but 2000 is a lot in business class!!!!!

I can live with clearing immigration for that kind of saving.
Well that's a totally different argument.

If people are paying it you can't blame an airline for charging it though, and I've seen EI at over 5k for J to west coast before
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Old 8th Jul 2017, 13:09
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No pre clearence ,dates suited better with Aer lingus and prefer the a330 .
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Old 8th Jul 2017, 16:54
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Originally Posted by ia350 View Post
No pre clearence ,dates suited better with Aer lingus and prefer the a330 .

Just curious as to what is the preference over the A330?
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Old 9th Jul 2017, 02:19
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I'm curious too. Have flown the EI A330's + numerous other carriers and only ever have flown the 787 with AC & UA but hands down the 787 wins... Ye all know the saying........
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Old 9th Jul 2017, 17:04
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Seat width and (somewhat perceived) space are legitimate reasons to prefer an 8 across 330 to a 9 across 787.
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Old 9th Jul 2017, 21:17
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Seat width and (somewhat perceived) space are legitimate reasons to prefer an 8 across 330 to a 9 across 787.

According to seat guru, ET pitch is 33, width is 17. EI pitch 31-32, width is 17.

I am actually surprised that nobody has though that the 787 with its lower pressurisation does not leave you with the tired feeling when you leave the aircraft. Unlike the older model A330.
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 16:49
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Originally Posted by airbourne View Post
According to seat guru, ET pitch is 33, width is 17. EI pitch 31-32, width is 17.

I am actually surprised that nobody has though that the 787 with its lower pressurisation does not leave you with the tired feeling when you leave the aircraft. Unlike the older model A330.
Seat squab width isn't the sole factor - a 9 across 787 is going to have less shoulder space than an 8 across 330.

Most people don't seem to notice the pressurisation or else the MD11 would have been a hit with passengers
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 23:00
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Question that I might get a quicker answer to here than from EI.

Will make Platinum Class for next year. Two things. Is the complimentary upgrade to business class one way only and when is it applied? At time of booking? Check in? Boarding? New to this loyalty programme business so not sure. EI website and customer service not very good on this!
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 08:50
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This article in the Irish Independent makes for interesting reading. The Aer Lingus submission referred to is obviously an impassioned attempt to warn the unions off impending pay increase demands but sets a very serious tone.

Aer Lingus warns it faces turbulent times as low-cost Norwegian and Ryanair threaten its market share - Independent.ie

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