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#Air Travel

# 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 3,932 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 22,446 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 7,556 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 6,775 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 6,087 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 17,111 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 5,530 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 6,112 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 46,753 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 19,081 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 34,733 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 28,382 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 16,658 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 57,878 Views 63 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 11,397 Views 14 Comments

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

# air-travel - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents
# Thomas Cook
# Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents

Jan 16th 2014, 6:37 PM 8,486 Views 23 Comments

The ITAA say that a reduction in capacity and an increase in demand will result from the closure and have encouraged travellers to seek best prices.

# air-travel - Friday 10 January, 2014

Knock Airport has second-busiest year in 28 years
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Knock Airport has second-busiest year in 28 years

Jan 10th 2014, 11:40 AM 8,194 Views 33 Comments

Around 665,000 passengers used the Mayo airport last year – and this year could top 700,000.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall slightly, but sees 12% jump in long-haul
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall slightly, but sees 12% jump in long-haul

Jan 7th 2014, 8:38 AM 3,946 Views 27 Comments

Figures release today show that 733,000 passengers flew with the airline last month.

# air-travel - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Dublin Airport welcomes its 20 millionth passenger this year
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

Dublin Airport welcomes its 20 millionth passenger this year

Dec 29th 2013, 1:22 PM 38,228 Views 72 Comments

She was presented with a cheque for €3,000 after arriving in Dublin Airport from Washington this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.
# Poignant
# Poignant

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.

Dec 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 26,615 Views 21 Comments

On Christmas Eve 50 years ago, the New York International Airport paid a poignant tribute to the fallen US president.

# air-travel - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: Michael O'Leary turned Santa because he had to
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Michael O'Leary turned Santa because he had to

Dec 12th 2013, 1:00 PM 106 Views 60 Comments

Ryanair customers feeling the love – because social media has the power to make or break the business.

# air-travel - Thursday 14 November, 2013

'Warm and cuddly' or 'harsh and caustic': Are we seeing Michael O'Leary 2.0?
# Customer Service
# Customer Service

'Warm and cuddly' or 'harsh and caustic': Are we seeing Michael O'Leary 2.0?

Nov 14th 2013, 8:30 PM 13,307 Views 76 Comments

The Ryanair boss was prompted to reintroduce pre-booked seats after travelling with his own family.

New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger
# That's My Armrest
From The Daily Edge
# That's My Armrest

New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger

Nov 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,898 Views 3 Comments

Imagine you could change the size of your seat…

# air-travel - Sunday 10 November, 2013

This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight
# Bird Strike
# Bird Strike

This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight

Nov 10th 2013, 5:00 PM 49,754 Views 61 Comments

A collision at speed can wreak more havoc than one would suspect.

# air-travel - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Virgin America's airline safety video is brilliantly fabulous
# Fasten Your Seatbelt
From The Daily Edge
# Fasten Your Seatbelt

Virgin America's airline safety video is brilliantly fabulous

Oct 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,795 Views 1 Comment

Do the safety dance.

# air-travel - Monday 28 October, 2013

An Taisce claim air-travel tax will be re-introduced to combat climate change
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

An Taisce claim air-travel tax will be re-introduced to combat climate change

Oct 28th 2013, 12:53 PM 9,623 Views 197 Comments

The environmental group says that scrapping the tax makes no “long-term sense” and wants Ireland to make increasing use of ferry crossings.

# air-travel - Friday 25 October, 2013

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008

Oct 25th 2013, 12:24 PM 6,865 Views 24 Comments

There were 2.2 million overseas trips to Ireland in the period from July to September, a 7.8 per cent increase on 2012.

# air-travel - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2%
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2%

Oct 15th 2013, 1:58 PM 2,130 Views 11 Comments

The number of overseas trips to Ireland by non-residents increased to 1.893 million trips from April to June of this year.

# air-travel - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do
# Not So Smart
# Not So Smart

Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 7,664 Views 19 Comments

Nearly four-fifths of passengers cite concerns over usability for not using smartphones to book or check in, but most want to.

# air-travel - Friday 13 September, 2013

'Flight 666 to HEL' is a real, actual flight
# Friday 13th
From The Daily Edge
# Friday 13th

'Flight 666 to HEL' is a real, actual flight

Sep 13th 2013, 11:02 AM 2,195 Views 2 Comments

And it’s pretty full on Friday 13th, apparently.

# air-travel - Monday 9 September, 2013

German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport
# Knock
# Knock

German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport

Sep 9th 2013, 7:59 AM 6,742 Views 23 Comments

Over 85,000 passengers passed through the airport last month with numbers travelling to popular sun destinations also up.

# air-travel - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning

Jul 17th 2013, 8:44 AM 11,164 Views 18 Comments

The airport was evacuated briefly this morning but the public and passengers have now been allowed to return to the building.

# air-travel - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport
# Amsterdam
# Amsterdam

Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport

Jul 6th 2013, 2:03 PM 11,635 Views 39 Comments

The money was found in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to fly to Amsterdam.

# air-travel - Friday 21 June, 2013

Could this solar-powered plane allow us to fly without fuel?
# Solar Impulse
# Solar Impulse

Could this solar-powered plane allow us to fly without fuel?

Jun 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 6,334 Views 29 Comments

A 13-year-old project, privately funded in Switzerland, has seen a plane flying across America – by day AND by night.

# air-travel - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Passengers stuck on overheated plane take dramatic action
# Uplifting
From The Daily Edge
# Uplifting

Passengers stuck on overheated plane take dramatic action

Jun 11th 2013, 8:43 AM 4,861 Views 1 Comment

Using the power of song.

# air-travel - Monday 10 June, 2013

Cork Airport evacuated after toaster sets off smoke alarms
# Burnt Toast
# Burnt Toast

Cork Airport evacuated after toaster sets off smoke alarms

Jun 10th 2013, 12:30 PM 9,747 Views 29 Comments

No flights were affected by the brief evacuation however the fate of the toast is unclear.

# air-travel - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May

Jun 4th 2013, 7:59 PM 8,255 Views 63 Comments

The budget airline says it carried 5 per cent more passengers in May 2013 than in 2012, leading to an annual increase.

# air-travel - Friday 24 May, 2013

Two arrested on 'suspicion to endanger aircraft' after flight diverted to London
# London
# London

Two arrested on 'suspicion to endanger aircraft' after flight diverted to London

May 24th 2013, 4:55 PM 15,482 Views 24 Comments

The Pakistan Airlines flight was travelling to Manchester when a disruptive passenger led to it being diverted to Stansted.

# air-travel - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London
# Coo
# Coo

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London

May 11th 2013, 5:02 PM 21,486 Views 45 Comments

Flight EI168 left Dublin at 3pm – but was back after 15 minutes after striking a flock of birds.

# air-travel - Monday 6 May, 2013

VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage
# Italy
# Italy

VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage

May 6th 2013, 5:42 PM 24,345 Views 52 Comments

The handlers were caught red-handed on secret recordings – in some cases violently breaking cases open.