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Old 11th Jun 2012, 20:41
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Aer Lingus Belfast/Alicante

I would be surprised to see Aer Lingus returning to Belfast Alicante for the winter. Easyjet timings are now much more savy, with evening departures at similar times as Aer Lingus last winter. Though some on different days.

The route was thin last winter, for both operators, though 320 was too big. I will be interested to see what EI come up with for the winter ex Belfast.

'Question for someone close to EI operation,or an employee in the know', do you know when the BFS winter schedule will be announced?

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Old 11th Jun 2012, 22:05
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Belfast

Wait so they aren't moving to BHD ?
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Old 11th Jun 2012, 22:59
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EI @ bfs/bhd

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Wait so they aren't moving to BHD ?
It's only ever been rumoured or suggested EI could be interested in moving, mostly prompted by a late release of the winter schedule. EI themselves have said nothing about a move to BHD.
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Old 11th Jun 2012, 23:08
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EI/EIR are late with launching quite a lot of winter timetables, nothing online yet for WAT, SEN only DUB route on sale, no BHX-NOC past 27/10 despite only just being launched so its maybe not to do with base changes at Belfast but generally not being ready to commit schedule on a lot of the less major routes.
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Old 14th Jun 2012, 16:21
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AIRPORT66

Anybody within Aerlingus or know anything about them know what the airline are going to do with there Belfast base want to book flights to London but would rather use BFS need to hurry up or may just book with Easyjet.
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Old 14th Jun 2012, 19:11
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I doubt that EI will b very happy with the much improved BA product on the DUB-LHR route from 27 June, complimentry catering in both class all flights all day. Increaased baggage allowances, no charges for baggage or seat selection. I know that BD offered some of this but with the BA brand now i feel a price war looming!! Or EI finally intoduce C class to LHR.
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Old 14th Jun 2012, 19:27
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EI498 Diversion

This evening's EI498 (A321 EI-CPE according to flightradar)) from DUB to Faro has diverted to Lisbon. Said to be due to cabin pressure problems but no rapid descent. Pax are to be coached to Faro.
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Old 15th Jun 2012, 11:19
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Aer Lingus are now switching operations from BFS to BHD BBC News - Aer Lingus to switch to George Best Belfast City Airport

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Old 15th Jun 2012, 11:32
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at the moment this has not been confirmed, it is just purely specualation on the BBC's part but im sure there is some substance to it and probably will happen.
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Old 19th Jun 2012, 17:39
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Ryanair has announced that it intends to make an all cash offer of €1.30 per share for Aer Lingus.
Ryanair makes all cash offer for Aer Lingus valuing the airline at €649m - RTÉ News

Ryanair makes cash offer for Aer Lingus - breakingnews.ie
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 20:06
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Aer Lingus have upgraded there website. Looks much better and its easier to find things.
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 22:25
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Michael O'Leary guess what ? This is NEVER going to happen !
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 21:04
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EI are changing lounge providers at BRU and the new provider will be BA.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 21:16
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With all this code sharing with BA and sharing of other things can we see EI become part of the one world group or even more part of IAG?
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Old 28th Jun 2012, 09:00
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With all this code sharing with BA and sharing of other things can we see EI become part of the one world group or even more part of IAG?
That's if the BA lounge at BRU refers to British Airways (Oneworld) and not Brussels Airlines (Star Alliance)
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Old 28th Jun 2012, 10:33
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Any more news/info/rumour on potential move from BFS to BHD?
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Old 28th Jun 2012, 21:35
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Regarding the BHD move it's probably gonna happen as EZy are increasing frequency from BFS on London routes and Jet2 have announced routes to Tenerife & Lanzarote
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Old 28th Jun 2012, 21:52
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Quote: "With all this code sharing with BA and sharing of other things can we see EI become part of the one world group"

Hope so! What does EI bring to the alliance? Apart from other considerations, USA pre-clearance at DUB, SNN. EI were members before, their return is long overdue.

Quote: "or even more part of IAG?"

Who can say, possibly. Alternatively IAG may buy enough of a stake in EI for a say on the board(?).
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Old 28th Jun 2012, 22:31
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can we see EI become part of the one world group
They LEFT Oneworld as they were not prepared to pay the costs and maintain the lounges and frequent flier infrastructure required of a member. They went loco, and that's pretty much where they still are.
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Old 28th Jun 2012, 23:54
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They went loco, and that's pretty much where they still are.
To be fair EI can never become a full service carrier. They have to deal with FR on over 70% of there routes and I am always suprised how well they do it but in saying that FR are not very loco in Ireland compared to the rest of Europe. The days of full service carriers are becoming shorter and shorter and this is seen all over Europe with 2 major carriers gone bust or having to merge with others to keep going. For an airline I think EI are well placed in Europe and there future is more certain than many carriers and there level of service has improved a lot in recent years particually Long Haul.
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