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Old 15th Oct 2017, 23:59
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Strange that as of now - just before midnight Sunday - Ryanair are the only airline not announcing cancelled flights to/from DUB for to-morrow due to Hurricane Ophelia?
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 00:14
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It's their usual policy, run a heavily delayed schedule unless they have to cancel if the airport closes for example. Now given recent crewing, will they have the resources?

They will only be able to board via front doors for a lot of the day if forecasts are correct and that will cause it's own disruption to punctuality.

But to be fair most flights cancelled are smaller jets, BA canceling all flights from lunchtime is probally a good thing for everybody considering some comments make by crew before!
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 08:19
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 09:21
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Hurricane Ophelia

With forecasted wind gusts of 140kph I would not be at all happy climbing any stairs outside of my house to-day!
Also, to prevent jet ways damaging aircraft due to wind gusts this will lead to more delays.
In summary Airports are effectively closed - or should be closed - due to violent gusts of wind during the day.
Passengers and air/ground crews and airport staff movement have also to be taken into account.
Reports are coming in of businesses throughout Ireland staying closed. All schools are closed. Buses and Trains cancelled.
There is a duty of care by employers to their employees. All airlines have the same duty of care.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 09:47
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With forecasted wind gusts of 140kph

Short field landing techniques to be practiced RW16 at DUB. X-wind landing techniques to be practiced RW24 SNN. Come on guys, what an opportunity for the cadets. Ask the Boeing guys over to up the demo'd x-wind limit. Get some positive out of this.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 11:06
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I Agree, this makes a great opportunity, but at what point does it go from a training opportunity into plain lunacy.

I'm no pilot, but something like that would scare the #### outta me
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 12:15
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On a totally unrelated point.Why do Ryanair appear to always land heavily?
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 18:04
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The short answer is, because the 800 is a pig
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 21:43
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On a totally unrelated point.Why do Ryanair appear to always land heavily?
Bags loaded in front hold so always nose heavy and a lot of cadets!
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 08:46
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On a totally unrelated point.Why do Ryanair appear to always land heavily?
Always? I've been on countless Ryanair flights where the touchdown has been as smooth as silk.

Also there is a difference between "heavy" (exceeding max G limit for landing and therefore requiring engineering inspection etc) and "firm" which landing on shorter runways especially when contaminated may be the safest course of action.
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 11:58
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 14:14
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Yes indeed.
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 15:26
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The short answer is, because the 800 is a pig

Oh? I did have to adjust my flare/touchdown technique from -700 to -800, and then it did not present a porky problem; short, long runway or x-winds. If it was not ideal I took the blame not the a/c.

Bags loaded in front hold so always nose heavy and a lot of cadets!

The trim switch is on the upper control column.
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 18:45
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Au contraire, that would be saying the objective of a good landing is 'smoothness' as measured by the punters.

Which you know it isn't, my point was that the 800 seems to present a subjectively 'harder' touchdown, when used with appropriate technique, than the rest of 737 family. I haven't flown the 900, but I hear that is much better in this regard - certainly the 700 is.

We all love a greaser, even though we know it doesn't mean anything. Especially in the 800 it often seems more to do with the alignment of Saturn than whatever faffing you did to the controls.
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 15:53
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Any ideas why EI-FRM (FR9078) ALC-LBA squawked 7700 and diverted to BOH this afternoon?
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Old 21st Oct 2017, 09:42
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Most likely a medical on board - seeing it continued on to LBA after diverting.
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Old 31st Oct 2017, 12:17
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 12:16
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Flash Sale - 250,000 tickets from 9.99

Just received email. Seems flogging seriously cheap seats. Defensive action?

Book by midnight Nov 12th. Travel from Jan - Mar 2018.

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Old 9th Nov 2017, 12:43
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Not a defensive action, they come round quite regularly. They're just trying to shift seats on the worst performing flights. often the case when you have too much capacity and trying to artificially create demand (people can't resist a bargain)
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 13:08
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Or a way of adding to or bolstering the full year forecast profit of 1.5 billion Euro profit )
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