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# aviation - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem
# Diverted
# Diverted

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Dec 10th 2013, 12:06 PM 9,700 Views 10 Comments

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

# aviation - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November
# Aviation
# Aviation

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November

Dec 5th 2013, 9:27 AM 3,814 Views 24 Comments

The company had signalled the drop in passengers last month, with long haul passenger numbers dropping 6.9 per cent.

# aviation - Monday 4 November, 2013

Ryanair to allocate seats on flights from February
# Take Your Seats
# Take Your Seats

Ryanair to allocate seats on flights from February

Nov 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 36,265 Views 93 Comments

The company is warning that profits may fall this year, but is hoping that allocated seating from February will grow passenger numbers.

# aviation - Thursday 31 October, 2013

It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year
# Mile High Gaming
# Mile High Gaming

It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year

Oct 31st 2013, 2:56 PM 10,428 Views 26 Comments

Mobile phones still cannot be used for voice calls while in flight says the Federal Aviation Administration.

# aviation - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Just five clicks to book a Ryanair flight as part of website changes
# Ryanair Website
# Ryanair Website

Just five clicks to book a Ryanair flight as part of website changes

Oct 30th 2013, 10:54 AM 24,922 Views 102 Comments

The airline today also removed its much maligned Recaptcha security feature.

# aviation - Monday 28 October, 2013

Aer Lingus cancels flights as storm batters UK
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus cancels flights as storm batters UK

Oct 28th 2013, 7:51 AM 13,174 Views 26 Comments

Storm St Jude is continuing to hit England and Wales, affecting travel plans for many.

# aviation - 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 12,938 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.

# aviation - Friday 11 October, 2013

Aer Lingus regional flight bursts tyre after landing in Cardiff
# Aviation
# Aviation

Aer Lingus regional flight bursts tyre after landing in Cardiff

Oct 11th 2013, 6:04 PM 12,200 Views 38 Comments

There were no injuries and the plane stopped safely, but a runway at Cardiff Airport was closed for some time.

Think you can make Ryanair friendlier? Come this way...
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Think you can make Ryanair friendlier? Come this way...

Oct 11th 2013, 2:22 PM 14,698 Views 62 Comments

Fancy trying to make one of the most notoriously prickly companies in the world more cuddly? Now’s your chance.

# aviation - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Air traffic at Dublin and Shannon is up, but Cork is down
# Air Traffic
# Air Traffic

Air traffic at Dublin and Shannon is up, but Cork is down

Oct 9th 2013, 3:07 PM 6,297 Views 55 Comments

Dublin Airport handled nearly 500 flights every day in September, with 62 in Cork and 60 in Shannon.

Pilot flight hours restricted by EU vote but unions not happy
# Flight Time
# Flight Time

Pilot flight hours restricted by EU vote but unions not happy

Oct 9th 2013, 2:42 PM 7,134 Views 16 Comments

Rest days have been increased and night flights shortened but unions in Ireland and Britain say it could effectively increase flight times in some states.

# aviation - 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 7,649 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.

# aviation - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Ryanair to appeal French court ruling which fined airline €8 million
# Fined
# Fined

Ryanair to appeal French court ruling which fined airline €8 million

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:37 PM 8,112 Views 31 Comments

The court found that Ryanair had illegally registered workers working form Marseilles as Irish workers but the company insisted it is within EU laws.

# aviation - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight
# Red Eye
# Red Eye

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight

Sep 26th 2013, 4:39 PM 25,415 Views 68 Comments

The British Airline Pilots’ Association says the incident comes as “no surprise” to them due to the long shifts and a lack of sleep experienced by pilots.

# aviation - Monday 23 September, 2013

Heavy fog hits flights at Cork Airport, but situation is "improving"
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Heavy fog hits flights at Cork Airport, but situation is "improving"

Sep 23rd 2013, 6:31 PM 10,230 Views 47 Comments

Incoming flights have been diverted, while a number of flights have been cancelled as heavy fog settles over Cork.

# aviation - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Ryanair chooses Stansted over Dublin for major growth surge
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair chooses Stansted over Dublin for major growth surge

Sep 17th 2013, 12:38 PM 14,862 Views 104 Comments

Ryanair will grow its passengers at Stansted to over 20 million a year in an expansion that could create 7,000 jobs at the airport.

# aviation - Sunday 15 September, 2013

FlightFest: Your Pictures
# FlightFest
# FlightFest

FlightFest: Your Pictures

Sep 15th 2013, 8:30 PM 38,456 Views 68 Comments

Over 30 aircraft flew over Dublin today. Here’s what you saw.

# aviation - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Heading to FlightFest? Here's where you'll want to avoid
# Grounded
# Grounded

Heading to FlightFest? Here's where you'll want to avoid

Sep 14th 2013, 7:16 PM 41,221 Views 81 Comments

With over 100,000 people set to descend on the centre of the capital, there will be traffic disruption. Here’s where it will be.

# aviation - Friday 13 September, 2013

Delta: Plane was diverted to Dublin “out of an abundance of caution”
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Delta: Plane was diverted to Dublin “out of an abundance of caution”

Sep 13th 2013, 8:08 PM 23,703 Views 49 Comments

Passengers and crew members had complained of nausea and headaches, due to a ventilation problem.

'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 2,167 Views 2 Comments

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

# aviation - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Ryanair issues profit warning, sees €1 billion wiped off share value
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair issues profit warning, sees €1 billion wiped off share value

Sep 4th 2013, 9:25 AM 10,568 Views 71 Comments

The company says that it “cannot guarantee” that profits won’t fall below the €570 million mark this year.

# aviation - Monday 26 August, 2013

Radar malfunction forces Boeing Dreamliner to abort flight
# Dashed Dreams
# Dashed Dreams

Radar malfunction forces Boeing Dreamliner to abort flight

Aug 26th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,662 Views 17 Comments

The troubled jetliner had to turn back to Tokyo Haneda airport following a radar malfunction.

The Sultan of Brunei's plane is in Dublin, but why?
# Sultan Of Wings
# Sultan Of Wings

The Sultan of Brunei's plane is in Dublin, but why?

Aug 26th 2013, 2:33 PM 31,198 Views 106 Comments

One of three planes owned by one of the world’s wealthiest men touched down in Dublin yesterday, but nobody is entirely sure for what reason.

# aviation - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Jetpacks, plane cars and the Metro - why are we still on the bus?
# Who Killed The Flying Car?
# Who Killed The Flying Car?

Jetpacks, plane cars and the Metro - why are we still on the bus?

Aug 17th 2013, 8:31 PM 16,159 Views 69 Comments

With the founder of PayPal looking to fund a new super-fast transport system in California, we look at who else tried to break away from current transport methods.

# aviation - Friday 16 August, 2013

Strike averted at Aer Arann
# Aviation
# Aviation

Strike averted at Aer Arann

Aug 16th 2013, 2:28 PM 5,058 Views 14 Comments

Pilots and management have reached an agreement over a pay row.

# aviation - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Ryanair documentary pilot sacked for "gross misconduct"
# Grounded
# Grounded

Ryanair documentary pilot sacked for "gross misconduct"

Aug 15th 2013, 7:56 AM 24,929 Views 166 Comments

John Goss had previously spoken to a newspaper over concerns he had related to the airline’s safety and fuel policies.

# aviation - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary
# Dispatches
# Dispatches

French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary

Aug 14th 2013, 9:23 PM 15,337 Views 52 Comments

Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of Dispatches over the safety claims made in Monday night’s programme.

UPS plane crashes at Alabama airport, killing two crew
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

UPS plane crashes at Alabama airport, killing two crew

Aug 14th 2013, 12:31 PM 11,186 Views 12 Comments

Debris could be spread as far as a half a mile, authorities say and the Mayor of Birmingham says there have been a number of small explosions

# aviation - Monday 12 August, 2013

Aer Arann pilots to strike next week
# Strike
# Strike

Aer Arann pilots to strike next week

Aug 12th 2013, 10:05 PM 9,703 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) voted by a 91% margin to begin strike action next Tuesday.

# aviation - Friday 2 August, 2013

Own an electric plane - for just €35,000
# Electric Dreams
# Electric Dreams

Own an electric plane - for just €35,000

Aug 2nd 2013, 2:43 PM 9,753 Views 25 Comments

An American company is offering what they claim is the world’s first electric aircraft. But hurry! Only 25 are going to be sold in Europe.

# aviation - Friday 21 June, 2013

Investigation after two planes have 'near miss' over NYC
# New York
# New York

Investigation after two planes have 'near miss' over NYC

Jun 21st 2013, 6:30 PM 14,831 Views 29 Comments

The Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 came close to a Shuttle America plane on 13 June.

# aviation - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights cancelled over 'single sky' strike
# Travel
# Travel

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights cancelled over 'single sky' strike

Jun 11th 2013, 11:56 AM 32,580 Views 34 Comments

Have you holidays booked over the next three days? Read on.

# aviation - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

American Airlines grounds all flights because of tech glitch
# Aviation
# Aviation

American Airlines grounds all flights because of tech glitch

Apr 16th 2013, 10:55 PM 21,010 Views 27 Comments

Systems have now been fully restored but delays and cancellations are expected.

# aviation - Monday 8 April, 2013

Research says transatlantic flights will be 'bumpier' by 2050
# Bumpy Ride
# Bumpy Ride

Research says transatlantic flights will be 'bumpier' by 2050

Apr 8th 2013, 9:20 PM 18,649 Views 33 Comments

Why? More turbulence could be a symptom of climate change.

# aviation - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Lufthansa flights cancelled as staff strikes commence
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Lufthansa flights cancelled as staff strikes commence

Mar 21st 2013, 10:01 AM 4,044 Views 11 Comments

Workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne have walked out.

# aviation - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Stuck in the mud: Poland airport closes as plane skids off runway
# Aviation
# Aviation

Stuck in the mud: Poland airport closes as plane skids off runway

Mar 13th 2013, 12:53 PM 8,966 Views 14 Comments

Last night’s flight to Dublin was delayed as a result.

# aviation - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport
# Knock Airport
# Knock Airport

Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport

Mar 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,907 Views 43 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the future of the airport in the wake of the government’s proposals to secure the future of Shannon Airport.

# aviation - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Transatlantic flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Transatlantic flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport

Feb 21st 2013, 2:17 PM 20,630 Views 40 Comments

US Airways flight 799, from Amsterdam to Philadelphia, had only just cleared Ireland before deciding to turn back.

# aviation - Monday 28 January, 2013

Ryanair still optimistic on Aer Lingus bid
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair still optimistic on Aer Lingus bid

Jan 28th 2013, 8:09 AM 4,822 Views 46 Comments

The airline said its bid involves two upfront buyers, each basing aircraft in Ireland.

# aviation - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Boeing crisis deepens as Dreamliners grounded worldwide
# Boeing
# Boeing

Boeing crisis deepens as Dreamliners grounded worldwide

Jan 17th 2013, 7:59 AM 7,801 Views 25 Comments

Aviators have grounded most of the world’s 787 Dreamliner fleet until a fire risk linked to the plane’s batteries can be fixed.