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#Air Travel

# 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 16,399 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 63,601 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 64,239 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 37,962 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 18,878 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 18,015 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 14,914 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 717 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 17,324 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 54,321 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 23,737 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 9,278 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 40,452 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 15,589 Views 43 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 7,488 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 10,537 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 3,907 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 14,678 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 27,811 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 16,299 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 8,066 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 4,920 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 12,079 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 2,833 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 9,528 Views 40 Comments

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

# air-travel - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Etihad Airways to acquire half of Alitalia
# Airlines
# Airlines

Etihad Airways to acquire half of Alitalia

Jun 25th 2014, 10:42 AM 3,917 Views 4 Comments

Deal between debt-laden Italian airline and Etihad is subject to regulator approval.

# air-travel - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike
# Strike
# Strike

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:30 PM 22,430 Views 25 Comments

Controllers are striking over planned cuts under the European Commission’s ‘Single Sky Europe’ programme.

# air-travel - Friday 13 June, 2014

Heineken Cup drives record month for Aer Lingus
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Heineken Cup drives record month for Aer Lingus

Jun 13th 2014, 3:03 PM 7,536 Views 5 Comments

Traffic to the Heineken Cup final in Cardiff was a major driver for the short-hop specialist in May.

# air-travel - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike

May 31st 2014, 9:09 AM 6,756 Views 38 Comments

The airline was forced to ground almost all its flights yesterday, at an estimated cost of €10m, over a work schedule dispute.

# air-travel - Monday 19 May, 2014

Aer Lingus regional traffic up, up and away by 35 per cent
# Taking Flight
# Taking Flight

Aer Lingus regional traffic up, up and away by 35 per cent

May 19th 2014, 10:44 AM 6,074 Views 18 Comments

A strong Easter and new routes are driving the gains made by the short hop carrier.

# air-travel - Friday 9 May, 2014

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote for industrial action
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote for industrial action

May 9th 2014, 3:53 PM 17,086 Views 97 Comments

Impact says the ballot shows the “frustration” of cabin crew.

# air-travel - Monday 14 April, 2014

Flight attendant's comedy safety briefing has passengers in stitches
# Rolling In The Aisle
From The Daily Edge
# Rolling In The Aisle

Flight attendant's comedy safety briefing has passengers in stitches

Apr 14th 2014, 8:00 PM 5,509 Views 2 Comments

Not literally. As in stitches of laughter.

# air-travel - Monday 31 March, 2014

Brilliant boarding pass gives passenger a rather rude compliment
# That's Gr8
From The Daily Edge
# That's Gr8

Brilliant boarding pass gives passenger a rather rude compliment

Mar 31st 2014, 5:35 PM 6,102 Views 2 Comments

You could say it’s hil-air-ious.

# air-travel - Friday 21 March, 2014

15 signs you are a seasoned Ryanair veteran
# Ryanair
From The Daily Edge
# Ryanair

15 signs you are a seasoned Ryanair veteran

Mar 21st 2014, 12:57 PM 46,520 Views 57 Comments

We can help each other through this.

# air-travel - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

How come pilots can turn off a plane's communication systems?
# Malaysia Plane
# Malaysia Plane

How come pilots can turn off a plane's communication systems?

Mar 18th 2014, 6:30 AM 19,044 Views 27 Comments

One of the mysterious elements of the missing Malaysia plane story is that someone shut down the aircraft’s communications system. Why is this allowed?

# air-travel - Saturday 8 March, 2014

China-bound jet disappears with 239 people on board
# Missing
# Missing

China-bound jet disappears with 239 people on board

Mar 8th 2014, 7:38 AM 34,707 Views 55 Comments

No Irish passengers were on board according to Malaysia Airlines.

# air-travel - Monday 3 March, 2014

7 reasons Toronto is the next big city you should visit
# Sponsored By Aer Lingus
# Sponsored By Aer Lingus

7 reasons Toronto is the next big city you should visit

Mar 3rd 2014, 3:07 PM 28,144 Views 38 Comments

They have much more than just maple syrup in Canada, you know.

# air-travel - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches
# Hello Stranger
# Hello Stranger

Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches

Feb 5th 2014, 2:26 PM 16,638 Views 42 Comments

The company will now fly daily to Beantown from County Clare.

# air-travel - Monday 3 February, 2014

The 9 absolute worst people in the airport security queue
# Security Screaming
From The Daily Edge
# Security Screaming

The 9 absolute worst people in the airport security queue

Feb 3rd 2014, 9:30 PM 57,763 Views 64 Comments

AKA hell on earth.

€35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers
# Allocated Seating
# Allocated Seating

€35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers

Feb 3rd 2014, 9:25 AM 11,383 Views 14 Comments

The airline says that the fall is “in line with previous guidance”.