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#Air Travel

# air-travel - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

DAA to be questioned on 'vision and priorities' for coming years
# DAA
# DAA

DAA to be questioned on 'vision and priorities' for coming years

Jan 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,509 Views 2 Comments

The DAA chairman designate will tell the Oireactas his plans on how to tackle issues like returning airports to growth, resolving the pension deficit, and separating Cork and Shannon Airports.

# air-travel - Monday 9 January, 2012

Ryanair passenger figures up 5 per cent in 2011
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair passenger figures up 5 per cent in 2011

Jan 9th 2012, 12:32 PM 1,306 Views 11 Comments

The airline had recently announced that traffic fell in November and December.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls
# Airlines
# Airlines

Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls

Jan 5th 2012, 7:31 PM 3,862 Views 34 Comments

Ryanair’s passenger numbers for December fell by 5 per cent, with the airline saying it grounded some planes.

Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012
# Vulcanology
# Vulcanology

Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012

Jan 5th 2012, 6:09 PM 4,615 Views 10 Comments

Sicilians woke up to see plumes of smoke from the active volcano this morning, though there has been no flight disruption.

# air-travel - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Watch: The airport only eight pilots in the world are allowed fly to
# Hold On Tight
From The Daily Edge
# Hold On Tight

Watch: The airport only eight pilots in the world are allowed fly to

Jan 1st 2012, 7:10 PM 17,098 Views 30 Comments

The approach to Bhutan’s Paro Airport is so dangerous planes are not allowed to fly in after dark. Here’s how it’s done…

# air-travel - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 11th 2011, 11:00 AM 55 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# air-travel - Monday 5 December, 2011

Ryanair passenger numbers drop 8 per cent in November
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair passenger numbers drop 8 per cent in November

Dec 5th 2011, 6:24 PM 3,522 Views 15 Comments

The airline had expected a bigger fall last month because of aircraft being grounded.

# air-travel - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Transport between Ireland and UK disrupted as general strike begins
# Travel Disruptions
# Travel Disruptions

Transport between Ireland and UK disrupted as general strike begins

Nov 30th 2011, 8:57 AM 1,498 Views 10 Comments

Bus and train services to the North are among those affected by the action, with delays expected at UK airports.

# air-travel - Monday 28 November, 2011

Bus, rail and air travel disruptions expected during UK strike
# Strike
# Strike

Bus, rail and air travel disruptions expected during UK strike

Nov 28th 2011, 3:09 PM 2,143 Views 1 Comment

Wednesday’s general strike will see bus and rail services cancelled in Northern Ireland, while air passengers transferring to flights at UK airports could be seriously delayed.

# air-travel - Friday 25 November, 2011

Warning of serious delays at Heathrow if strike goes ahead
# Heathrow
# Heathrow

Warning of serious delays at Heathrow if strike goes ahead

Nov 25th 2011, 5:26 PM 1,989 Views 2 Comments

Immigration officers are planning to strike on 30 November, which could cause major disruptions for passengers.

# air-travel - Monday 21 November, 2011

Dozens of flights grounded as heavy fog shrouds London
# Fog
# Fog

Dozens of flights grounded as heavy fog shrouds London

Nov 21st 2011, 7:37 AM 2,731 Views 3 Comments

Thousands of passengers face disruption, with a number of flights to and from Dublin among those cancelled.

# air-travel - Monday 14 November, 2011

Dublin Airport body scanner tests delayed until 2012
# Body Scanners
# Body Scanners

Dublin Airport body scanner tests delayed until 2012

Nov 14th 2011, 5:26 PM 1,525 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, today the European Commission adopted guidelines concerning the use of the controversial scanning machines at airports across the EU.

# air-travel - Monday 7 November, 2011

Fifteen passengers become unwell on flight to Dublin
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Fifteen passengers become unwell on flight to Dublin

Nov 7th 2011, 10:09 AM 2,423 Views 15 Comments

Medical teams met the Jet2 charter flight from Tel Aviv as it touched down in Ireland.

Ryanair's half yearly profits up 20 per cent
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair's half yearly profits up 20 per cent

Nov 7th 2011, 9:29 AM 561 Views 4 Comments

Passenger numbers also increased with the airline saying it will expand further in years to come.

# air-travel - Friday 4 November, 2011

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble
# Qantas
# Qantas

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble

Nov 4th 2011, 10:53 AM 688 Views 9 Comments

One of the A380′s four engines shut down during the flight from Singapore to London, forcing it to land in Dubai.

# air-travel - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Watch: Iranian Boeing 727 lands without front wheels
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

Watch: Iranian Boeing 727 lands without front wheels

Oct 27th 2011, 10:16 AM 17,225 Views 52 Comments

Footage of incredible landing shows pilot’s ability to keep front of the plane from hitting the ground while landing.

# air-travel - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Air traffic control charges to drop 40 per cent by 2015
# Air Traffic Charges
# Air Traffic Charges

Air traffic control charges to drop 40 per cent by 2015

Oct 25th 2011, 12:12 PM 819 Views 2 Comments

Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports are covered by the Commission for Aviation Regulation’s decision to cut air traffic control charges over the next four years.

# air-travel - Sunday 16 October, 2011

# air-travel - Friday 14 October, 2011

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog
# US Air Travel
# US Air Travel

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog

Oct 14th 2011, 11:49 AM 430 Views 2 Comments

A US government report says that mistakes at facilities handling air traffic approaches and departures almost doubled over three years.

# air-travel - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Spanish court deems Ryanair €40 boarding card fee legal
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Spanish court deems Ryanair €40 boarding card fee legal

Oct 11th 2011, 3:45 PM 972 Views 2 Comments

An appeals court in Barcelona has ruled that Ryanair is entitled to charge passengers €40 if they do not bring a boarding card.

# air-travel - Friday 7 October, 2011

Long haul sales boost Aer Lingus passenger numbers
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Long haul sales boost Aer Lingus passenger numbers

Oct 7th 2011, 8:32 AM 405 Views 4 Comments

Aer Lingus says its booked passenger numbers increased by 5 per cent in September, compared to the same month last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

British Airways to offer crash survival course for frequent flyers
# Frequent Flyers
From The Daily Edge
# Frequent Flyers

British Airways to offer crash survival course for frequent flyers

Oct 4th 2011, 2:09 PM 447 Views 10 Comments

Members of BA’s Executive Club will be offered a chance to buy a space in a course – teaching them how to survive a crash.

# air-travel - Monday 3 October, 2011

Man tried to smuggle hummingbirds on plane... in his pants
# Smuggling
From The Daily Edge
# Smuggling

Man tried to smuggle hummingbirds on plane... in his pants

Oct 3rd 2011, 10:53 AM 1,610 Views 3 Comments

The man was caught at an airport in French Guiana with hummingbirds wrapped in cloth and put in pouches sewn inside his pants.

# air-travel - Thursday 29 September, 2011

O'Leary takes aim at Aer Lingus 'shareholder value' remarks
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

O'Leary takes aim at Aer Lingus 'shareholder value' remarks

Sep 29th 2011, 8:40 AM 1,016 Views 15 Comments

In an open letter, Michael O’Leary attacks the Aer Lingus board for overseeing a significant fall in the company’s value.

# air-travel - Monday 26 September, 2011

Boeing hands over its latest project: the luxury 787 'Dreamliner'
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Boeing hands over its latest project: the luxury 787 'Dreamliner'

Sep 26th 2011, 2:24 PM 1,775 Views 4 Comments

The first Boeing 787 – nicknamed the ‘Dreamliner’ – has been handed over to its new owner, around three years behind schedule.

# air-travel - Thursday 15 September, 2011

TD says independence from DAA is the only answer for Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

TD says independence from DAA is the only answer for Shannon Airport

Sep 15th 2011, 1:50 PM 462 Views 6 Comments

Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has called for independence for Shannon from the Dublin Airport Authority, and says the management of the airport needs to be overhauled.

# air-travel - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Emirates to launch direct route from Dublin to Dubai
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Emirates to launch direct route from Dublin to Dubai

Sep 8th 2011, 3:59 PM 2,505 Views 14 Comments

The UAE’s flag-carrier will begin a direct daily route from Dublin to Dubai from January, a move welcomed by the DAA.

# air-travel - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Aer Lingus reports surge in passenger numbers
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus reports surge in passenger numbers

Sep 7th 2011, 8:05 AM 405 Views 3 Comments

The flag-carrying airline says passenger bookings grew by 4.1 per cent in August, with a short-haul surge covering Irene disruption.

# air-travel - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter

Aug 31st 2011, 8:17 AM 393 Views 1 Comment

The flag-carrier’s losses for the first half of 2011 are 46 per cent worse than last year, but there’s better news to come.

# air-travel - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States

Aug 23rd 2011, 8:13 PM 1,117 Views 13 Comments

The earthquake sparked the emergency evacuation of the Pentagon, the White House and several airport control towers.

Ryanair scraps all flights between Dublin, Cork and Kerry
# Domestic Flights
# Domestic Flights

Ryanair scraps all flights between Dublin, Cork and Kerry

Aug 23rd 2011, 10:26 AM 3,497 Views 33 Comments

The airline said motorway improvements were behind the decision, which will leave Cork without domestic air links.

# air-travel - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Man due in court after transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Man due in court after transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon

Aug 20th 2011, 2:57 PM 1,457 Views 33 Comments

A flight from Washington to Vienna was forced to divert to Shannon Airport after an on-board incident.

# air-travel - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Gerard Depardieu 'said sorry' to stewardess after peeing on plane
# Oui-oui-gate
# Oui-oui-gate

Gerard Depardieu 'said sorry' to stewardess after peeing on plane

Aug 18th 2011, 8:54 AM 2,044 Views 20 Comments

Friends insist the actor tried to relieve himself into a bottle on the Dublin flight, but spilt some on the floor.

# air-travel - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Belgian union to sue Ryanair over 'illegal work practices'
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Belgian union to sue Ryanair over 'illegal work practices'

Aug 17th 2011, 9:46 PM 1,649 Views 14 Comments

The CNE workers’ union believes Ryanair’s work practices are a breach of Belgian laws. The airline disagrees.

# air-travel - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Spanish baggage handlers call off 24-hour strikes
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish baggage handlers call off 24-hour strikes

Aug 11th 2011, 11:12 AM 290 Views 0 Comments

Decision not to strike has averted air travel chaos for an estimated 2 million passengers.

# air-travel - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

German air travel chaos averted as strike called off
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

German air travel chaos averted as strike called off

Aug 9th 2011, 10:10 AM 247 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Spanish baggage handlers are threatening to strike for two days later this month.

# air-travel - Monday 8 August, 2011

German air traffic control strike set for tomorrow
# Air Traffic
# Air Traffic

German air traffic control strike set for tomorrow

Aug 8th 2011, 2:25 PM 3,331 Views 0 Comments

Air travel disruptions ahead as union plans for six-hour strike over controllers’ pay and employment conditions in Germany.

# air-travel - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?
# Binge Flying
From The Daily Edge
# Binge Flying

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?

Aug 4th 2011, 4:43 PM 742 Views 4 Comments

A study from Bournemouth University has predicted that air travel could soon be viewed as an addiction in the same sense as smoking, gambling and internet use.