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Old 27-11-2019, 10:59 AM
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The Swiss A220 is a lovely plane.
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Old 27-11-2019, 11:26 AM
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The aviation regulator is talking about reducing passenger charges at Dublin Airport from €8.81 to €7.50.

At the same time, the government is proposing an increase in carbon taxes in tomorrow's budget.

I think it would be a good idea to put a "carbon tax" charge of say €1 per passenger on all passengers through Dublin Airport.

This would help reinforce the whole "Polluter pays" concept.
I got an email from EasyJet saying they were making history as being the first airline to offset their carbon footprint. It's now inclusive of the flight price I would say whereas Ryanair give you the option of donating money to their cause.
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Old 27-11-2019, 10:10 PM
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No harm at all to give Aer Lingus some direct competition, they have had Cork wrapped up for years.
Hopefully it will increase the total passenger numbers to/ from Amsterdam like it happened when Air France introduced their services to CDG.

It would be nice now if some US carrier started a US service.
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Old 28-11-2019, 03:47 AM
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I don’t like them. The headrests are way too low, and the overhead bins could take your eye out when you’re deplaning.

The 2+3 seating configuration is good though.
Actually, yeah, those bins were right in line with my face.
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Old 29-11-2019, 10:10 AM
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No harm at all to give Aer Lingus some direct competition, they have had Cork wrapped up for years.
Hopefully it will increase the total passenger numbers to/ from Amsterdam like it happened when Air France introduced their services to CDG.

It would be nice now if some US carrier started a US service.
The legacy carriers have no interest Jetblue is the only show in town across the water and that's years off, if ever. Aerlingus are still our best hope for a transatlantic flight to a proper US hub, imo. I wouldn't be shocked to see Cork JFK march to october once the A321 order starts to get completed, probably around 2022
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Old 29-11-2019, 10:26 PM
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It's a shame Ryanair don't compete on the Cork - Manchester route. Aer Lingus has 3 flights each way every day and, more often that not,, they have close to 100% occupancy.

The prices are usually exorbitant and those Stobert ATR propellor aircraft are horrible to fly in - noisy & stuffy.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:21 PM
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The Swiss A220 is a lovely plane.
220s have been speed restricted at certain altitudes afaik.

Something about bits falling off.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:20 PM
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The P&W engines can vibrate excessively causing the engine blades to crack under certain conditions apparently
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:46 PM
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It looks like Flybe just folded boys, herself being from Belfast, it was a handy enough Jaunt into London City Airport, no longer.

Probably a mix of bad management from their new owners, bad bets from the hedge fund and a bit of panic with the flu panic.

A part of me feels like it would have folded in any case however.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:03 PM
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It looks like Flybe just folded boys, herself being from Belfast, it was a handy enough Jaunt into London City Airport, no longer.

Probably a mix of bad management from their new owners, bad bets from the hedge fund and a bit of panic with the flu panic.

A part of me feels like it would have folded in any case however.
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