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# airline - Friday 15 November, 2013

Cabin crew base closure could be averted following 5am talks breakthrough
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Cabin crew base closure could be averted following 5am talks breakthrough

Nov 15th 2013, 8:50 AM 5,896 Views 41 Comments

The proposals will be put to IMPACT’s cabin crew committee at lunchtime.

# airline - Thursday 14 November, 2013

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 3,883 Views 3 Comments

Imagine you could change the size of your seat…

Good news: Ryanair announces 300 new jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Good news: Ryanair announces 300 new jobs

Nov 14th 2013, 12:05 PM 24,550 Views 143 Comments

The airline is introducing 9 new routes from Dublin from next year.

# airline - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

'Some progress' in talks on closure of Shannon cabin crew base
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

'Some progress' in talks on closure of Shannon cabin crew base

Nov 12th 2013, 9:23 AM 4,087 Views 29 Comments

Discussions between union representatives and Aer Lingus management went on till around midnight last night.

# airline - 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 49,728 Views 61 Comments

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

# airline - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet with LRC over Shannon job losses
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet with LRC over Shannon job losses

Nov 5th 2013, 3:41 PM 4,678 Views 13 Comments

The commission said the meeting will centre solely around plans to close a cabin crew base in Shannon and not yesterday’s results of a ballot for industrial action.

Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking
# Sexual Exploitation
# Sexual Exploitation

Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking

Nov 5th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,680 Views 12 Comments

Developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it’s hoped the project will be rolled out throughout Europe.

# airline - Monday 4 November, 2013

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote in favour of industrial action
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote in favour of industrial action

Nov 4th 2013, 10:12 PM 21,537 Views 78 Comments

The ballot by IMPACT includes strike action but the branch committee will now meet over the next few days to consider the appropriate course of action.

# airline - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Ryanair brings the Netherlands, Scotland and Lithuania to Knock
# New Routes
# New Routes

Ryanair brings the Netherlands, Scotland and Lithuania to Knock

Oct 31st 2013, 4:18 PM 8,982 Views 27 Comments

The budget airline said it hopes to announce further new route and traffic growth plans in the coming weeks.

# airline - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Ryanair Pilot Group calls on O'Leary to negotiate single contract
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair Pilot Group calls on O'Leary to negotiate single contract

Oct 29th 2013, 9:55 PM 9,589 Views 24 Comments

The group wants O’Leary to negotiate a single contract that applies to all pilots flying for the airline.

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 3,785 Views 1 Comment

Do the safety dance.

# airline - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87
# Shannon
# Shannon

Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87

Oct 24th 2013, 2:06 PM 11,386 Views 54 Comments

It follows a dispute with the IMPACT trade union on staffing levels for new transatlantic services.

# airline - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

Oct 16th 2013, 3:54 PM 12,947 Views 52 Comments

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

Dublin-bound Ryanair flight diverted to Italy after passenger is taken ill
# Medical Diversion
# Medical Diversion

Dublin-bound Ryanair flight diverted to Italy after passenger is taken ill

Oct 16th 2013, 12:25 PM 12,606 Views 23 Comments

The plane landed in Sicily shortly after take off from Malta after a member of an Irish dancing troupe took ill.

# airline - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Don't hold back: Ryanair want your ideas on how to 'further' improve customer service
# New Frills
# New Frills

Don't hold back: Ryanair want your ideas on how to 'further' improve customer service

Oct 15th 2013, 12:13 PM 6,846 Views 71 Comments

Michael O’Leary’s open to ideas on how to soften those “rough edges” at the low fares carrier.

# airline - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 evacuated after fire alert
# False Alarm
# False Alarm

Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 evacuated after fire alert

Oct 10th 2013, 1:57 PM 10,470 Views 15 Comments

A smoke alarm was triggered at a café, and a section of the facility was evacuated as a precautionary measure.

# airline - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

FAA panel advises lifting ban on use of gadgets during take-off and landing
# Flights
# Flights

FAA panel advises lifting ban on use of gadgets during take-off and landing

Oct 2nd 2013, 12:44 PM 8,363 Views 40 Comments

The panel said a ban should remain on browsing the Internet and sending or receiving texts and emails while the plane is flying below 10,000 feet.

# airline - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Ryanair publishes complaints email address after NCA action
# New Frills
# New Frills

Ryanair publishes complaints email address after NCA action

Oct 1st 2013, 9:15 AM 14,065 Views 37 Comments

The carrier confirmed yesterday it was dropping a court action challenging the agency’s order.

# airline - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Ryanair donates to autism charity after boarding pass controversy
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair donates to autism charity after boarding pass controversy

Sep 24th 2013, 9:38 AM 19,457 Views 125 Comments

A spokesperson said the airline would not disclose the amount of the donation but said the airline regretted the two volunteers were charged for having their boarding passes printed.

# airline - Friday 20 September, 2013

Ryanair hits back at survey that says it has the worst customer service
# COULDN'T CARE LESS
# COULDN'T CARE LESS

Ryanair hits back at survey that says it has the worst customer service

Sep 20th 2013, 1:38 PM 27,769 Views 169 Comments

The low-cost airline tweeted a tongue in cheek response, saying Which magazine ‘hasn’t got a clue’.

No more captchas for individual bookings on Ryanair.com
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

No more captchas for individual bookings on Ryanair.com

Sep 20th 2013, 9:55 AM 7,827 Views 13 Comments

Plus, the airline is making its app free – it will no longer cost €3, thanks to its new digital strategy.

# airline - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Pilot arrested at English airport on suspicion of being drunk
# Airport
# Airport

Pilot arrested at English airport on suspicion of being drunk

Sep 19th 2013, 6:36 PM 22,444 Views 43 Comments

The airline said the pilot has been grounded after he was arrested at Leeds Bradford airport last night.

# airline - Friday 6 September, 2013

'Record year' for transatlantic flights at Dublin Airport
# Airline
# Airline

'Record year' for transatlantic flights at Dublin Airport

Sep 6th 2013, 7:58 AM 6,769 Views 20 Comments

The total passenger numbers at the airport are up this year by 6 per cent.

# airline - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers increase by 0.9 per cent
# Airline
# Airline

Aer Lingus passenger numbers increase by 0.9 per cent

Sep 5th 2013, 7:55 AM 3,565 Views 42 Comments

The company did say, however, that good weather in July affected its forward booking profile.

# airline - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Just one air traffic controller to work night shift at Cork Airport from January
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Just one air traffic controller to work night shift at Cork Airport from January

Sep 3rd 2013, 3:03 PM 12,480 Views 61 Comments

The Irish Aviation Authority said that reduced flight numbers and charges as well as cuts in revenue per flight have made current service levels “unsustainable”.

# airline - Sunday 25 August, 2013

TD asks Oireachtas to question Ryanair on safety record
# Questions And Answers
# Questions And Answers

TD asks Oireachtas to question Ryanair on safety record

Aug 25th 2013, 6:57 PM 7,169 Views 51 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley has written to the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport to ask him to invite Ryanair to discuss their procedures.

# airline - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Talks to avoid strike action by Aer Arann underway
# Strike
# Strike

Talks to avoid strike action by Aer Arann underway

Aug 15th 2013, 11:05 PM 5,662 Views 22 Comments

Aer Arann management and pilot representatives commenced their talks earlier this evening.

# airline - Monday 12 August, 2013

Ryanair pilots reveal serious concerns about passenger safety
# Airline Safety
# Airline Safety

Ryanair pilots reveal serious concerns about passenger safety

Aug 12th 2013, 4:41 PM 37,174 Views 102 Comments

More than 90 per cent of pilots surveyed believe Irish and European aviation authorities should investigate the impact of employment practices on safety.

# airline - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Summer holidays give boost to Aer Lingus passenger figures
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

Summer holidays give boost to Aer Lingus passenger figures

Aug 7th 2013, 7:54 AM 4,734 Views 37 Comments

Passenger figures at Aer Lingus have increased by almost 3 per cent compared to this time last year.

# airline - Monday 29 July, 2013

Ryanair says it's probably going to make a €600 million profit this year
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair says it's probably going to make a €600 million profit this year

Jul 29th 2013, 8:11 AM 9,021 Views 68 Comments

Ryanair’s profits dropped by 21 per cent in the first three months of this year – but the airline said

# airline - Thursday 4 July, 2013

3% more passengers fly with Aer Lingus in June
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

3% more passengers fly with Aer Lingus in June

Jul 4th 2013, 8:07 AM 2,963 Views 17 Comments

While long haul flown passengers is up by 17.2 per cent last month compared to the same time last year.

# airline - Monday 1 July, 2013

Michael O'Leary's second-in-command at Ryanair to step down
# Gone
# Gone

Michael O'Leary's second-in-command at Ryanair to step down

Jul 1st 2013, 11:03 AM 15,197 Views 34 Comments

Michael Cawley has worked at Ryanair since 1997 and is leaving to pursue other business interests.

# airline - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Ryanair loses EU court battle over sale of Alitalia planes
# Ruling
# Ruling

Ryanair loses EU court battle over sale of Alitalia planes

Jun 13th 2013, 1:52 PM 11,033 Views 19 Comments

The Dublin-based carrier had argued the sale shouldn’t be allowed as the Italian airline received unlawful state aid.

# airline - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

French air traffic controllers call off third day of crippling strike
# Strike
# Strike

French air traffic controllers call off third day of crippling strike

Jun 12th 2013, 8:37 PM 6,682 Views 32 Comments

France and Germany have asked the EU to delay its ‘Single European Sky’ plans, ending the strike a day early.

Aer Lingus and Ryanair cancel more flights as protest spreads accross Europe
# Strike
# Strike

Aer Lingus and Ryanair cancel more flights as protest spreads accross Europe

Jun 12th 2013, 8:50 AM 15,192 Views 37 Comments

Workers in ten other countries are expected to stage protests today including work-to-rule action and public information campaigns.

# airline - Sunday 2 June, 2013

This is everything* you need to know about bringing your pet on holidays
# Pet Vacation
# Pet Vacation

This is everything* you need to know about bringing your pet on holidays

Jun 2nd 2013, 11:00 AM 34,522 Views 24 Comments

Well, all of the most important things anyway…

# airline - 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 4,118 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.

# airline - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

53% drop in rate of mishandled luggage in last six years
# Lost Luggage
# Lost Luggage

53% drop in rate of mishandled luggage in last six years

Apr 9th 2013, 10:52 AM 4,860 Views 14 Comments

However the total number of mishandled bags was 26.04 million, up from 25.8 million in 2011.

# airline - 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 4,741 Views 44 Comments

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

# airline - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added Sinéad O'Connor puppet
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Sinéad O'Connor puppet

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:48 PM 9,849 Views 11 Comments

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