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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

'The gravest crisis the aerospace industry': Airbus says it's lost almost €500m in three months
# Nosedive
# Nosedive

'The gravest crisis the aerospace industry': Airbus says it's lost almost €500m in three months

Apr 29th 2020, 9:00 AM 20,374 Views 53 Comments

Yesterday, Aer Lingus and British Airways-owner IAG revealed plans to make up to 12,000 workers at the airline redundant.

# air-travel - Friday 6 December, 2019

France braced for second day of disruptions amid strikes over pension reforms
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

France braced for second day of disruptions amid strikes over pension reforms

Dec 6th 2019, 8:49 AM 7,777 Views 29 Comments

Irish passengers face flight disruptions as French workers continue industrial action.

# air-travel - Friday 12 April, 2019

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished
# Travel
# Travel

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished

Apr 12th 2019, 3:46 PM 23,308 Views 17 Comments

Over 40,000 people are expected to benefit from this change in legislation.

# air-travel - Monday 1 October, 2018

Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair
# Wary
# Wary

Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair

Oct 1st 2018, 1:04 PM 25,429 Views 61 Comments

The airline’s forward bookings for the October school mid-term and Christmas period have been hit.

# air-travel - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew are pushing ahead with 'the biggest strike in the company's history'
# Grounded
# Grounded

Ryanair cabin crew are pushing ahead with 'the biggest strike in the company's history'

Sep 13th 2018, 10:48 AM 42,285 Views 37 Comments

Staff across mainland Europe will stage a stoppage on 28 September.

# air-travel - Monday 23 July, 2018

Ryanair issues warning about job losses amid ongoing pilot strike actions
# Turbulent Times
# Turbulent Times

Ryanair issues warning about job losses amid ongoing pilot strike actions

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:34 AM 31,305 Views 65 Comments

The airline’s profits dipped by 20% in the first quarter of the year.

# air-travel - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier
# CityJet
# CityJet

Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier

Jul 22nd 2018, 12:00 PM 24,751 Views 15 Comments

The combined companies will have a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft.

# air-travel - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Ryanair flight from Dublin suffers in-flight depressurisation before being diverted
# Oxygen Masks
# Oxygen Masks

Ryanair flight from Dublin suffers in-flight depressurisation before being diverted

Jul 14th 2018, 10:30 AM 49,907 Views 69 Comments

The flight to Zadar was diverted to Frankfurt.

# air-travel - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Details of all air passengers travelling from Ireland could be sent to Europe and US under new laws
# EU Directive
# EU Directive

Details of all air passengers travelling from Ireland could be sent to Europe and US under new laws

Feb 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 27,359 Views 51 Comments

Ireland has to introduce new legislation to comply with an EU directive by May.

# air-travel - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

US-bound passengers on a number of airlines to face stricter security interviews from tomorrow
# Pre-check In
# Pre-check In

US-bound passengers on a number of airlines to face stricter security interviews from tomorrow

Oct 25th 2017, 10:52 PM 23,909 Views 63 Comments

Carriers affected include Norwegian Air, Air France and Lufthansa.

# air-travel - Monday 18 September, 2017

Explainer: Here's what to do if Ryanair cancels your flight
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Explainer: Here's what to do if Ryanair cancels your flight

Sep 18th 2017, 1:02 PM 37,438 Views 59 Comments

Up to 50 flights a day will be cancelled over the next six weeks.

# air-travel - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports
# Inconvenience
# Inconvenience

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports

Mar 25th 2017, 10:40 AM 9,696 Views 25 Comments

Air carriers were offering a laptop stowage service as the ban comes into effect.

# air-travel - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers
# Safety
# Safety

Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers

Dec 27th 2016, 4:37 PM 9,659 Views 10 Comments

The airline said it will also try to have at least one male flight attendant on duty for each flight.

# air-travel - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Green Army on the move: How Irish fans can get to Lyon
# Long Long Way To Lyon
# Long Long Way To Lyon

Green Army on the move: How Irish fans can get to Lyon

Jun 23rd 2016, 4:16 PM 16,029 Views 24 Comments

We’ve tracked the best routes in and out of Lyon to help you quickly plan your route.

# air-travel - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Fancy taking off like Robbie Brady? Well here's your chance to WIN a European getaway
# Sponsored By Cityjet
# Sponsored By Cityjet

Fancy taking off like Robbie Brady? Well here's your chance to WIN a European getaway

Jun 22nd 2016, 5:40 PM 10,572 Views 1 Comment

Win flights for two to any CityJet destination. CityJet – the official partner of the FAI.

# air-travel - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Strikes in France have led to flights being grounded in Dublin
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

Strikes in France have led to flights being grounded in Dublin

May 26th 2016, 7:20 AM 16,460 Views 47 Comments

The dispute is over planned labour reforms.

# air-travel - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

This is how early you should book to get the cheapest flights*
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

This is how early you should book to get the cheapest flights*

Feb 2nd 2016, 10:46 AM 63,643 Views 40 Comments

According to Skyscanner, at least.

# air-travel - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Here are some of the most bizarre things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty
# Drug-addled Zombies
# Drug-addled Zombies

Here are some of the most bizarre things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty

Jan 17th 2016, 8:30 AM 64,287 Views 23 Comments

From irascible passengers to airline water soup… All human life is here.

# air-travel - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Take a look inside the 10 busiest airports in Europe
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

Take a look inside the 10 busiest airports in Europe

Oct 10th 2015, 9:45 PM 38,020 Views 43 Comments

It was a big year for air travel in the region.

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Dreaming of this? Soon you can fly direct to Mexico and Jamaica*
# Life's A Beach
# Life's A Beach

Dreaming of this? Soon you can fly direct to Mexico and Jamaica*

May 20th 2015, 2:23 PM 18,898 Views 34 Comments

*But you’ll have to wait until next summer, soz.

# air-travel - Friday 17 April, 2015

'Hackers could use in-flight TVs to access cockpits'
# Robot Planes
# Robot Planes

'Hackers could use in-flight TVs to access cockpits'

Apr 17th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,041 Views 40 Comments

A US government report warns against robotic control of planes.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

No wonder Michael O'Leary is smiling...
# March Madness
# March Madness

No wonder Michael O'Leary is smiling...

Apr 7th 2015, 12:30 PM 14,938 Views 17 Comments

The airline is still managing big passenger growth figures.

# air-travel - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Small airline, small country, small minds – the Aer Lingus story
# Head In The Clouds
# Head In The Clouds

Small airline, small country, small minds – the Aer Lingus story

Feb 14th 2015, 10:07 AM 751 Views 71 Comments

Political interference has kept Aer Lingus one of the smallest airlines in Europe whilst its home-grown competition passed it by ten times over.

# air-travel - Monday 12 January, 2015

AirAsia plane 'exploded' as it hit the sea
# Black Box
# Black Box

AirAsia plane 'exploded' as it hit the sea

Jan 12th 2015, 8:45 AM 17,343 Views 7 Comments

Cabin pressure caused flight QZ8501 to explode as it hit the waters of the Java Sea.

# air-travel - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Search for plane with 162 people on board called off for the night
# Air Asia
# Air Asia

Search for plane with 162 people on board called off for the night

Dec 28th 2014, 12:58 PM 54,343 Views 69 Comments

AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic controllers over the Java Sea.

# air-travel - Friday 12 December, 2014

This Irish company has gone public in New York and it's already worth a cool $1.6 billion
# Whoosh
# Whoosh

This Irish company has gone public in New York and it's already worth a cool $1.6 billion

Dec 12th 2014, 5:57 PM 23,798 Views 30 Comments

Avolon sold 13.6 million shares yesterday. Get ready for takeoff…

# air-travel - Sunday 30 November, 2014

'Passenger Shaming' is an entire Instagram dedicated to a***holes on flights
# Feet On Seats
From The Daily Edge
# Feet On Seats

'Passenger Shaming' is an entire Instagram dedicated to a***holes on flights

Nov 30th 2014, 4:00 PM 9,315 Views 1 Comment

We’ve all seen them. Now shame them.

# air-travel - Sunday 23 November, 2014

These amazing colour photos show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago
# Hey There Blimpy Boy
# Hey There Blimpy Boy

These amazing colour photos show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Nov 23rd 2014, 4:00 PM 40,664 Views 18 Comments

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class…

# air-travel - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Air France plane grounded at Madrid airport due to suspected Ebola case
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Air France plane grounded at Madrid airport due to suspected Ebola case

Oct 16th 2014, 2:56 PM 15,609 Views 44 Comments

A passenger travelling from Lagos in Nigeria is reported to have a fever and shivers

# air-travel - Sunday 12 October, 2014

JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola
# Health Screening
# Health Screening

JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola

Oct 12th 2014, 7:23 AM 7,563 Views 8 Comments

The New York airport is the first of five American airports to start the screening.

# air-travel - Monday 8 September, 2014

Luton airport terminal to reopen after controlled explosion on 'suspicious item'
# Alert
# Alert

Luton airport terminal to reopen after controlled explosion on 'suspicious item'

Sep 8th 2014, 4:34 PM 10,563 Views 34 Comments

Latest: Police have performed a controlled explosion.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Aer Lingus passenger numbers continue to increase, up 7%
# Fly Away
# Fly Away

Aer Lingus passenger numbers continue to increase, up 7%

Sep 4th 2014, 7:56 AM 3,923 Views 13 Comments

There was also a 22.3% increase in the number of transatlantic passengers, which stood at 148,000.

# air-travel - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Iceland lowers aviation risk from volcano to orange alert
# No-Fly Zone
# No-Fly Zone

Iceland lowers aviation risk from volcano to orange alert

Aug 24th 2014, 12:02 PM 14,704 Views 9 Comments

Iceland’s Meteorological Office said there is no sign of an eruption.

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk
# Volcano
# Volcano

Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk

Aug 20th 2014, 1:20 PM 27,853 Views 58 Comments

The Irish Aviation Authority has told TheJournal.ie it is ‘closely monitoring’ the situation.

# air-travel - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Did you fly from Dublin to London last year? You helped make it the second busiest international route in the world
# Crowded Skies
# Crowded Skies

Did you fly from Dublin to London last year? You helped make it the second busiest international route in the world

Aug 12th 2014, 3:13 PM 16,333 Views 26 Comments

Damn you, Chinese Taipei – Hong Kong. So close.

# air-travel - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013
# Aviation
# Aviation

Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013

Aug 7th 2014, 2:05 PM 8,093 Views 9 Comments

Latest CSO figures show rise in passenger levels passing through Irish airports last year.

One-fifth more long haul passengers for Aer Lingus last month
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

One-fifth more long haul passengers for Aer Lingus last month

Aug 7th 2014, 8:25 AM 4,949 Views 18 Comments

The airline’s latest passeger load figures show that over 6 million people flew with Aer Lingus in the first seven months of this year.

# air-travel - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Knock airport is on track for its best year ever
# Go West
# Go West

Knock airport is on track for its best year ever

Aug 6th 2014, 3:42 PM 12,116 Views 55 Comments

The Mayo airport is expected to cater for around 700,000 passengers this year

# air-travel - Friday 11 July, 2014

Opinion: Don't let your fear of flying ruin your holiday – follow these tips
# Fear Of Flying
# Fear Of Flying

Opinion: Don't let your fear of flying ruin your holiday – follow these tips

Jul 11th 2014, 1:00 PM 3,004 Views 53 Comments

You deserve those stress-free days on a sun-kissed beach: don’t let an irrational fear get in the way.

# air-travel - Thursday 10 July, 2014

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak
# Flights
# Flights

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak

Jul 10th 2014, 7:34 PM 9,555 Views 40 Comments

An average of 1,759 flights a day flew in Irish airspace in June, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.