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Old 21st Sep 2017, 09:53
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Owen, u must have be a ex dublin traveller all the time, anyone knows ex dub business class is nothing like the LHR and LGW business class
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 10:37
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Well, my posts aren't nonsense.

My focus on Business Class highlighted the substantial savings to be had in flying from Dublin over the addition of the stop over in Heathrow.

These savings can be extrapolated down into Economy fares also, which can be taken advantage of by the favourable exchange rate which at 1.14, translates to a saving of 14 per 100; or 280 for a family of four.
And how much does your 320 miles in the car cost plus your hotels?
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 10:48
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Originally Posted by Refuellerman View Post
Owen, u must have be a ex dublin traveller all the time, anyone knows ex dub business class is nothing like the LHR and LGW business class
Depends what airline you're talking about. EI's J is far superior to BA's for example, and DUB has more flights to the states than LGW.

But the lounges in DUB are indeed dire compared to LHR.
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 10:57
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American Airlines offers a new Business Class seat on the 787-8 and Aer Lingus has flat beds among others.
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 10:59
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Originally Posted by Refuellerman View Post
And how much does your 320 miles in the car cost plus your hotels?
20 in Bus and 70 for hotel.
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 12:04
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If I was a businessman and going business class, why would I get a bus or drive for 2 hours, stay in a hotel? Far more attractive IMO is get a taxi to my local airport 15 mins away and have a drink then be nurtured by the airline straight through connections to my destination?
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 14:51
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
American Airlines offers a new Business Class seat on the 787-8 and Aer Lingus has flat beds among others.
Ei flat bed and ek flat bed are a world away owen
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 14:55
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“Nurtured” by an airline? You have to pay extra for that?
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 15:34
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Originally Posted by DC9_10 View Post
Hopefully you won't have to get the bus and stay overnight in a Travelodge then.
I always get the Aircoach bus from Belfast to Dublin airport.
It`s an hourly 24 hour bus service direct to Dublin airport and gets me there in under 2 hours so I never need a hotel
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 17:39
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Originally Posted by West Brit View Post
If I was a businessman and going business class, why would I get a bus or drive for 2 hours, stay in a hotel? Far more attractive IMO is get a taxi to my local airport 15 mins away and have a drink then be nurtured by the airline straight through connections to my destination?
Completely agree, it only comes into play if the airport a couple of hours drive away has a direct flight OR you're paying your own money and price / product comes into play.

Btw Refuellerman, J class on the EK 777s is appalling.
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 18:41
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So sorry i ment a380
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 18:51
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That is indeed sublime.

Anyway any hints of any of the major alliances heading to BFS? Am I right in saying Star with Brussels and OW with BA are the only representatives in NI down the road in city? Surely LH are there to be chased? It's a shame the airport had such a nasty falling out with EI, with IAG going for Norwegian's gullet in BCN, DUB and LGW, might have been a sneaky chance of getting an extra 321LR from the group based.
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 20:14
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Brussels Airlines scrapped BRU-BHD earlier this year. KLM (Skyteam) and BA (Oneworld) are the only alliance links.

Both BHD and BFS have been trying to get Lufthansa/Eurowings for years - however the inability of SN to sustain their Belfast operations doesn't bode well for another Lufthansa Group airline coming to Belfast anytime soon.

I also can't see IAG entering the long haul market from Belfast for a number of reasons. The runway at BHD is too short for transatlantic operations, and they wouldn't split operations between BHD and BFS. IAG will enhance their offering from DUB, LGW, BCN in order to compete against Norwegian, but they won't start operations from regional airports.
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 23:16
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I dont think a non budget airline will be over to bfs for a while, delta were almost in before continental/united but as for the big european 3 af/klm iag or Lufthansa who knows?
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 00:02
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Found a United bag tag from last summer on an old suitcase
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 06:27
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What did it say Owen? EWR-DUB??
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 19:44
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You use an 'old suitcase', that's not becoming of someone of your stature surely!

Well I guess it doesn't go amiss in a Travelodge or on a bus :-)
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 20:11
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Bus
Travelodge
Overnight travel

Yet....flies business class?

More like bull class!

And all this before your 21st birthday!
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 20:14
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I seen online that Premier Inn are going to build a new 81 bed hotel near the Belfast International Airport. Not sure where it is going.

Moorfield Contracts who are building the new serivce station are meant to be the ones building the hotel.
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 21:05
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That's brilliant news BFS BHD, type of work Moorfields do.
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