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Old 30th Jun 2015, 19:09
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Can anyone with real knowledgeable insight explain the -700 introduction into RYR? How many, for how long and why? They have such a strong single type business model. Where will these be based, on which routes etc. It's a reduction of 40 seats and so must be route/season specific. Also, where have they come from; new or used? I may be behind the news with these questions. Sorry.
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Old 30th Jun 2015, 20:20
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One used aircraft for base training only pretty much. It's not a fleet change at all.
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Old 30th Jun 2015, 23:34
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Heard that it will be used as a standby as it has a full set of pews.

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Old 1st Jul 2015, 08:46
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One used aircraft for base training only pretty much.

Interesting. I wonder if anyone else felt the same, but when I hopped from -700 to -800 I noticed a slightly different flare technique to achieve the same bump on touchdown. Given the lack of night flying during training, and other slightly different characteristics in handling, I wonder what the effect will be on the very low hour cadets who will transit via the -700 to line flying -800. LTC's might find their job a little harder. Opinions?
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I'm not sure. I never learned any sort of finesse during my base training on either of the sessions I did (ZFTT takes away all the fun now...) and if you've never flown an airliner before I suspect the subtleties you are talking about might be lost on a new cadet. I am not a TRI(A) but I recall then the briefing being they were looking for stable approaches with positive corrections, and a safe flare technique consistently executed. However, with no experience on the -700 my opinion is just that.

I would imagine the real justification is that it's the same type on the licence, and running up 3500 cycles a year on a second hand workhorse is cheaper than taking the same number of cycles from your overworked main fleet.
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Old 1st Jul 2015, 15:17
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Is Ryanair Taking a Closer Look at the 737-700? :: Routesonline

The arrival of the dedicated 737-700 will enable the airline to return 737-800 capacity currently used on some crew training missions back to its scheduled programme. But, sources have confirmed to Routesonline that there could be more to this deal than simply to support its training activities.

The aircraft has been fitted with a full interior of 148 seats and it has been reported that Boeing may be paying part of the acquisition cost as Ryanair evaluates the type. Neither Boeing nor Ryanair have confirmed this, although the low-cost carrier confirmed the aircraft will be used on its scheduled programme.
Guess a smaller aircraft would be suitable for many parts of the network....
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Old 1st Jul 2015, 15:31
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Don't think the extra range will be used, reckon they will hold out until the MAX's with better economics if they decide to go that way. But having fewer seats to fill and also better runway performance than the 800's could be useful features for FR.
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Old 1st Jul 2015, 15:34
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In other news:

Danish court says unions can take industrial action against Ryanair

So will CPH base close if they lose the appeal like FR said they would if the court ruled in favor of unions
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Old 1st Jul 2015, 15:43
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In other news:

Danish court says unions can take industrial action against Ryanair

So will CPH base close if they lose the appeal like FR said they would if the court ruled in favor of unions
Stupid ruling because its equivalent to saying that Sainsbury's staff can take industrial action against Tesco !!!!!
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Old 2nd Jul 2015, 15:17
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Hertz cancelled there Ryanair contract with immediate effect at midday today, citing breach of contract due to FR dealing with 3rd parties (GDS travel agents etc)
Thats a big move, must be sure they have a good case

Ryanair seeking alternative car hire partner as Hertz pulls ties with budget airline - Independent.ie
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Old 2nd Jul 2015, 18:40
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Renting a car recently at a major UK airport which I use frequently, asked manager what % of cars are via Ryanair website, he said 40% plus so guess that will put a big dent in Hertz earnings.
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Never understood why people rent cars via airline websites. I've never found a deal there that beats my regular non-airline website.
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Awaiting FCI instructing crew to remove Ryanair / Hertz lanyard with immediate effect!!!!!
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Old 3rd Jul 2015, 10:05
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Always getting better

Well true form MOL is to sue Hertz (good luck with that) for breech of contract.

I still can't fathom what the dispute is about and if in any way its connected to the CPH court case.

I can only remember one other corporate individual so ready to press the legal button and that was Maxwell, he fell off a boat........
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Old 3rd Jul 2015, 13:37
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CPH based aircraft moves to Kaunas form 15 July which commences a daily service to CPH (replacing Warsaw). A further two routes to Bologna and Edinburgh begin in November.

The Kaunas based aircraft operates the morning CPH-LTN also.

Welcome to Ryanair!

Interesting to see what they do with LTN-CPH in winter as it was due to be 4 daily CPH based.
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Well true form MOL is to sue Hertz (good luck with that) for breech of contract.

He should swap notes with Donald Trump. He's just announced his candidacy for president(god help us), but also insulted the Mexicans. He owns Miss Universe and Univision have refused to broadcast it. Trumps sues for $500m. He's also called for a boycott of Macy's as they have also shown disagreement with his outbursts.

I doubt either of these egos will win the day, but it'll be fun the watch.
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If you hire a car with the airline's partner you have a long wait at the car hire desk. I like Hertz but when I go on Ryanair I use Sixt.
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Old 3rd Jul 2015, 16:21
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FT reporting that Billund may see all operations closed if unions blockade flights lather this month.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c58364d6-2...#axzz3eqUxNWOJ
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Old 3rd Jul 2015, 17:03
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If you hire a car with the airline's partner you have a long wait at the car hire desk. I like Hertz but when I go on Ryanair I use Sixt.
Only time ever found that was at SNN about 10 years ago, at Dublin recently landing late with a lot of flights in the evening I spent all of 15 seconds at the desk.
Rarely have waited any length of time and probably used Hertz 150 days last year in multiple countrys.
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Well true form MOL is to sue Hertz (good luck with that) for breech of contract.
So you feel that a Company should just be able to unilaterally break a contract and nobody has a right to challenge it for damages ?

Funny done right at start of European Holiday Season as well.
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