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New Terminal In Dublin Goes Ahead

Old 7th Feb 2002, 05:15
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I'd just like to say that the Irish's plan to do a TUNNEL from DUB down to the docks is a brilliant proposition. Its already well under way while we Brits (or should that be Scots) can't even join GLA or EDI to the rail network despite rail lines right beside the airports. <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0">
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Old 7th Feb 2002, 11:01
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There was once a famous politician who said ....

"we will see Hares running up and down the Runways of Shannon but nothing else"

This was about 50 years ago and fortunately he was wrong .... ask the crew of the 777 that came in with one engine a few weeks ago ..... or the Galaxy with smoke on the flight deck or the Concorde crew that literally ran out of fuel on the Taxiway after blowing an engine over the Atlantic ......

Rolfe2 ...... I wonder if you can beat the thousand plus flights I've made into Ireland? ..... I love the place, Shannon and all

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Old 7th Feb 2002, 19:54
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"Rolfe2 ...... I wonder if you can beat the thousand plus flights I've made into Ireland? ..... I love the place, Shannon and all"

I'm a long way short of that! SNN is unquestionably important and growth should be encouraged, but not by forcing people to land there. My solution to the problem is that instead of demanding that airlines stop at SNN the Irish government replace the SNN stopover rule with a "single market" rule - any US airline that flies into DUB will have to provide connecting flights to other irish airports at a nominal charge. The US airlines will promptly enter into a code sharing agreement with an irish carrier who will funnel traffic to and from DUB. While I *loathe* the stopover I'd be willing to pay 10 quid extra to subsidize anyone who has the urge to continue on to SNN if it would mean I got to Dublin on time.

The key thing here is whether the defenders of SNN want easy access to US markets or big airplanes landing at SNN? If they want the former they are going to have to accept the SNN's stranglehold has to end sooner or later. If they want the latter they should lease SNN to the USAF!

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