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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Aer Lingus to seek 100 voluntary redundancies by end of 2013
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Aer Lingus to seek 100 voluntary redundancies by end of 2013

Apr 25th 2013, 9:12 AM 5,717 Views 33 Comments

The airline says increasing losses – of €45.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 – highlight the need to cut staff.

# air-travel - Monday 22 April, 2013

Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe
# Strike
# Strike

Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe

Apr 22nd 2013, 10:08 AM 4,128 Views 12 Comments

Dozens of flights to and from Ireland and the UK have been affected, with Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports all targeted by the strikes.

# air-travel - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Disruptions at Dublin, Cork Airports after heavy overnight winds
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Disruptions at Dublin, Cork Airports after heavy overnight winds

Apr 18th 2013, 7:50 AM 9,602 Views 16 Comments

The heavy winds made it impossible for some flights to land – meaning some aircraft are not present to take flights.

# air-travel - Friday 5 April, 2013

On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March

Apr 5th 2013, 7:34 AM 4,751 Views 44 Comments

Passenger figures increased by 4.3 per cent on March 2012, the airline has said.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 4 per cent in first quarter of 2013
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 4 per cent in first quarter of 2013

Apr 4th 2013, 8:27 PM 5,088 Views 22 Comments

Just under 1.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month according to figures published by DAA.

# air-travel - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

'Pay as you weigh': Airline to charge passengers based on body weight
# Pay Per Pound
# Pay Per Pound

'Pay as you weigh': Airline to charge passengers based on body weight

Apr 2nd 2013, 1:09 PM 30,039 Views 129 Comments

Samoa Air, which operates only two small aircraft, will ask passengers to pay fares based on their weight.

# air-travel - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante

Mar 21st 2013, 12:14 PM 7,268 Views 48 Comments

The Shannon to Alicante service has not operated since 2010.

# air-travel - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair finalises €12 billion order for 175 new Boeing planes

Mar 19th 2013, 9:28 AM 8,869 Views 60 Comments

The airline has signed an agreement to order 175 new Boeing 737-800 planes which will be delivered over five years.

# air-travel - Saturday 16 March, 2013

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette
# Pretty Fly
# Pretty Fly

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette

Mar 16th 2013, 8:45 AM 19,407 Views 55 Comments

Reclining, dining and snoozing – it’s a minefield up in the air…

# air-travel - Monday 11 March, 2013

Airline passengers warned of snow delays at Dublin Airport
# Brrrrr!
# Brrrrr!

Airline passengers warned of snow delays at Dublin Airport

Mar 11th 2013, 9:08 AM 14,390 Views 35 Comments

Flight operations were briefly suspended to allow de-icing; passengers should expect delays in both arrival and departure.

# air-travel - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall in February, blames leap year

Mar 6th 2013, 8:58 AM 5,676 Views 17 Comments

Aer Lingus has flown nearly 1.3 million passengers so far this year.

# air-travel - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal
# Denied
# Denied

EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal

Feb 27th 2013, 12:10 PM 8,598 Views 67 Comments

The European Commission has now officially confirmed a decision that had been expected. Ryanair said immediately it will appeal the rejection of its third bid for Aer Lingus.

# air-travel - Sunday 24 February, 2013

This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining…
# Upright Position
# Upright Position

This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining…

Feb 24th 2013, 7:45 AM 30,472 Views 112 Comments

…But is it fair to use it?

# air-travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane
# Pretty Fly
# Pretty Fly

'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane

Jan 27th 2013, 6:30 PM 21,774 Views 32 Comments

It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.

# air-travel - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent

Jan 10th 2013, 2:52 PM 4,619 Views 24 Comments

An extra 360,000 passengers used Dublin Airport last year with an increase of 420,000 in international passengers.

# air-travel - Monday 7 January, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 7.2% in December

Jan 7th 2013, 9:57 AM 2,440 Views 13 Comments

New traffic statistics for Aer Lingus show that the airline flew 734,000 passengers in December 2012.

# air-travel - Sunday 23 December, 2012

How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes
# Wi-high Club
# Wi-high Club

How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes

Dec 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 13,192 Views 22 Comments

Spuds, glorious spuds, stood in for people in on-board tests.

# air-travel - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

'Passport please': Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport
# Ryanair
From The Daily Edge
# Ryanair

'Passport please': Ryanair boss checks boarding passes at Dublin Airport

Nov 13th 2012, 8:35 AM 34,787 Views 77 Comments

But was he checking whether passengers’ bags fitted in the gauge?

# air-travel - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October

Nov 6th 2012, 8:22 AM 2,332 Views 16 Comments

There were increases in short and long haul passengers when compared to figures from last year.

# air-travel - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?
# Air Safety
# Air Safety

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?

Oct 14th 2012, 9:47 AM 27,196 Views 43 Comments

Experiment for Discovery Channel aims to understand what it takes to survive an air crash.

# air-travel - Monday 8 October, 2012

Dublin Airport passenger numbers for September up 7pc
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport passenger numbers for September up 7pc

Oct 8th 2012, 6:27 PM 3,733 Views 25 Comments

More than 1.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin last month, an increase of 7 per cent on 2011.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus reports mixed news in September passenger numbers

Oct 4th 2012, 10:36 AM 3,022 Views 23 Comments

Long-haul and regional services have seen decent growth, but the numbers taking short-haul flights with Aer Lingus have fallen.

# air-travel - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement
# Airlines
# Airlines

Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement

Sep 22nd 2012, 12:28 PM 10,754 Views 16 Comments

The airlines said the agreement will make travel between the two countries easier with customers using a single electronic ticket to travel.

# air-travel - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures

Sep 20th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,888 Views 33 Comments

Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.

# air-travel - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair's safety standards
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair's safety standards

Sep 18th 2012, 5:19 PM 10,325 Views 40 Comments

An Irish delegate gave its assurances to Spain about the oversight of Ryanair’s operations.

# air-travel - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Aer Lingus cabin crew hospitalised after turbulence on flight from Milan
# Flight Incident
# Flight Incident

Aer Lingus cabin crew hospitalised after turbulence on flight from Milan

Sep 8th 2012, 12:26 PM 21,973 Views 33 Comments

One member of the cabin crew sustained what is believed to be a broken ankle after the plane hit turbulence on its way to Dublin Airport last night.

# air-travel - Friday 31 August, 2012

Diplomatic mailbag discovered after four decades on ice
# Mailbag
# Mailbag

Diplomatic mailbag discovered after four decades on ice

Aug 31st 2012, 1:56 PM 8,053 Views 7 Comments

Undelivered post thought to have come from an Air India plane crash in 1966.

# air-travel - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

F16s escort plane to Schiphol after 'hijacking' mix-up
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

F16s escort plane to Schiphol after 'hijacking' mix-up

Aug 29th 2012, 1:46 PM 8,242 Views 23 Comments

Two F16s were scrambled to escort a flight to the ground after its pilot failed to make contact with the ground.

# air-travel - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

15,000 US fans expected into Dublin Airport ahead of Notre Dame, Navy game
# Visitors
# Visitors

15,000 US fans expected into Dublin Airport ahead of Notre Dame, Navy game

Aug 28th 2012, 5:37 PM 12,042 Views 53 Comments

The sold-out game kicks off on Saturday at the Aviva.

# air-travel - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,799 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# air-travel - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop - and flies back to Pakistan
# Sleepy
# Sleepy

Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop - and flies back to Pakistan

Aug 22nd 2012, 2:50 PM 12,799 Views 25 Comments

An inquiry has been launched into how cabin crew failed to notice the woman on board during the plane’s stopover.

# air-travel - Monday 20 August, 2012

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

GALLERY: The 10 airports Irish people fly to most often

Aug 20th 2012, 1:00 PM 14,916 Views 13 Comments

Visa Europe has been crunching the stats on travel bookings – and compiled this list of the ten most regular destinations.

# air-travel - Thursday 2 August, 2012

'Valid' air passenger complaints up 137 per cent
# Flying
# Flying

'Valid' air passenger complaints up 137 per cent

Aug 2nd 2012, 9:14 AM 2,602 Views 4 Comments

While overall level of complaints fell in 2011, the Commission for Aviation Regulation says number coming under its responsibility grew.

# air-travel - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders
# Airlines
# Airlines

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders

Jul 31st 2012, 8:26 AM 3,144 Views 29 Comments

Corporate letter to airline’s shareholders urges them to reject takeover bid by rival Ryanair.

Aer Lingus: operating losses down 83.6 per cent to €4.4m
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus: operating losses down 83.6 per cent to €4.4m

Jul 31st 2012, 8:08 AM 2,130 Views 18 Comments

Airline’s results for the first half of this year show increased passenger levels and total revenue.

# air-travel - Monday 30 July, 2012

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad

Jul 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 5,874 Views 25 Comments

Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.

Ryanair's quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair's quarterly profits down, blames increasing fuel costs

Jul 30th 2012, 7:37 AM 2,947 Views 36 Comments

Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said the airline still expected to grow its traffic for the full year by 4 per cent.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?

Jul 5th 2012, 10:29 AM 8,746 Views 79 Comments

Do you enjoy being cut off from the world for the duration of the flight, or is flying just a necessary evil?

# air-travel - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Could these be the airplane seats of the future?
# Air Lair Chair
From The Daily Edge
# Air Lair Chair

Could these be the airplane seats of the future?

Jun 24th 2012, 7:30 PM 26,809 Views 49 Comments

Stacking pods on a plane? If it means more legroom and your own armrest, why not?