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#Flights

# flights - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft
# Disruption
# Disruption

Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft

Feb 11th 2014, 10:21 AM 14,939 Views 74 Comments

SIPTU said the votes from the Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport Authority ballot are expected this afternoon.

# flights - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

US warning about 'toothpaste bombs' on Russia flights
# Target
# Target

US warning about 'toothpaste bombs' on Russia flights

Feb 5th 2014, 11:41 PM 14,704 Views 55 Comments

There are fears that terrorists could specifically target flights to Russia, where the Winter Olympics are due to begin on Friday.

7 of the best things to come from Bristol
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From The Daily Edge
# Sponsored By Aer Lingus Regional

7 of the best things to come from Bristol

Feb 5th 2014, 3:51 PM 17,257 Views 35 Comments

The low-down on the best of Brizzle.

# flights - Monday 3 February, 2014

€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 11,382 Views 14 Comments

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

# flights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish airport traffic up 5.4 per cent in December
# Up And Away
# Up And Away

Irish airport traffic up 5.4 per cent in December

Jan 15th 2014, 6:41 PM 5,649 Views 40 Comments

Dublin and Shannon each saw rises, but Cork airport saw traffic drop by over seven per cent.

# flights - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Here are the best questions and answers from this afternoon's #askryanair session
# Ask Ryanair
From The Daily Edge
# Ask Ryanair

Here are the best questions and answers from this afternoon's #askryanair session

Jan 9th 2014, 7:00 PM 8,106 Views 3 Comments

Any chance you’d dull down the yellow, Michael?

# flights - 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 3,935 Views 27 Comments

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

# flights - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Flights diverted and delayed at Dublin Airport because of gusty winds
# Get Me Home For Xmas
# Get Me Home For Xmas

Flights diverted and delayed at Dublin Airport because of gusty winds

Dec 24th 2013, 2:01 PM 11,603 Views 20 Comments

Travellers are hoping the winds will die down so they get home for Christmas.

# flights - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Wild weather knocks out power, leads to ferries being cancelled
# Stormwatch
# Stormwatch

Wild weather knocks out power, leads to ferries being cancelled

Dec 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 30,683 Views 22 Comments

Crews have now restored the power that was disturbed by lightning strikes this morning.

# flights - Friday 13 December, 2013

US debates lifting ban on in-flight calls
# Silent Mode
# Silent Mode

US debates lifting ban on in-flight calls

Dec 13th 2013, 5:19 PM 5,252 Views 10 Comments

The US Department of Transport is currently deciding whether allowing calls on flights will annoy passengers.

# flights - 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 47 Views 60 Comments

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

# flights - 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.

# flights - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Flights back to normal today following UK air traffic control issue
# Flights
# Flights

Flights back to normal today following UK air traffic control issue

Dec 8th 2013, 10:13 AM 4,401 Views 0 Comments

Eurocontrol said almost 8 per cent of European traffic was affected by yesterday’s glitch.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Dec 8th 2013, 8:51 AM 9,003 Views 4 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# flights - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed
# Air Traffic Control
# Air Traffic Control

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Dec 7th 2013, 7:51 PM 26,024 Views 23 Comments

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

# flights - Friday 6 December, 2013

Staff at DAA, Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus to hold ballot on industrial action
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Staff at DAA, Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus to hold ballot on industrial action

Dec 6th 2013, 11:45 AM 5,220 Views 24 Comments

SIPTU members in Aer Lingus and the DAA are involved in a pension dispute.

# flights - 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.

# flights - Saturday 30 November, 2013

The world's longest commercial flight has been cancelled

The world's longest commercial flight has been cancelled

Nov 30th 2013, 5:30 PM 41,959 Views 48 Comments

Stopover in sight for those who once could hop on the 10,000-mile flight from Newark in New York to Changi in Singapore.

# flights - Friday 8 November, 2013

LRC talks between IMPACT cabin crew and Aer Lingus adjourned
# Shannon
# Shannon

LRC talks between IMPACT cabin crew and Aer Lingus adjourned

Nov 8th 2013, 6:25 PM 4,523 Views 5 Comments

The talks commenced this week after plans to close the cabin crew base at Shannon Airport were announced.

# flights - 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.

# flights - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Aer Lingus Regional adds 50 extra UK flights including new route to Newcastle
# Winter Schedule
# Winter Schedule

Aer Lingus Regional adds 50 extra UK flights including new route to Newcastle

Oct 29th 2013, 8:20 AM 13,278 Views 45 Comments

The airline also announced the addition of 10,000 seats to London Southend due to increased popularity with the route.

# flights - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

6 of the best things to come from Newcastle
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# Sponsored By Aer Lingus Regional

6 of the best things to come from Newcastle

Oct 15th 2013, 2:35 PM 27,344 Views 58 Comments

Whey aye, man.

# flights - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Flights cancelled due to threatened French strike
# Flights
# Flights

Flights cancelled due to threatened French strike

Oct 9th 2013, 10:02 PM 7,067 Views 13 Comments

The strike action by air traffic controllers is expected to take place tomorrow.

# flights - Monday 7 October, 2013

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as typhoon hits China coast
# China
# China

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as typhoon hits China coast

Oct 7th 2013, 9:15 AM 3,804 Views 6 Comments

At least two people were reported killed and more than 1,200 homes were destroyed.

# flights - Friday 4 October, 2013

Passenger numbers travelling through Knock airport on the rise
# Travel
# Travel

Passenger numbers travelling through Knock airport on the rise

Oct 4th 2013, 11:06 AM 4,738 Views 45 Comments

More than 60,000 passengers travelled through the airport last month.

# flights - 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 8,362 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.

# flights - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Trapattoni Waving Goodbye Pic of The Day
# Arrivederci
# Arrivederci

Trapattoni Waving Goodbye Pic of The Day

Sep 11th 2013, 7:05 PM 15,751 Views 22 Comments

It’s so hard to say goodbye…

# flights - 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 6,763 Views 20 Comments

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

# flights - Thursday 22 August, 2013

The Guide to Long Haul Flights
# Sponsored By Emirates
From The Daily Edge
# Sponsored By Emirates

The Guide to Long Haul Flights

Aug 22nd 2013, 3:53 PM 26,788 Views 29 Comments

Planning on taking some holidays? Read this before you jet off.

# flights - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Eight injured as plane lands nose-first in New York
# Close Call
# Close Call

Eight injured as plane lands nose-first in New York

Jul 23rd 2013, 11:56 AM 17,321 Views 24 Comments

The plane carrying 150 people collapsed on landing at La Guardia airport.

# flights - Monday 15 July, 2013

Up and away: Fourth month of air traffic growth at Dublin Airport
# Flights
# Flights

Up and away: Fourth month of air traffic growth at Dublin Airport

Jul 15th 2013, 5:24 PM 5,219 Views 28 Comments

Air traffic saw a growth of 3.9 per cent in June – but how many flights were there per day on average?

# flights - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

200 new jobs under Aer Lingus long haul expansion
# Expansion
# Expansion

200 new jobs under Aer Lingus long haul expansion

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:45 PM 11,206 Views 50 Comments

Christoph Mueller, Chief Executive, Aer Lingus, said that the airline’s transatlantic business “goes from strength to strength”.

# flights - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Miss Mammy's dinners but can't afford a flight home? This new site can help...
# Fly Them Home
# Fly Them Home

Miss Mammy's dinners but can't afford a flight home? This new site can help...

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:45 AM 15,450 Views 16 Comments

FlyThemHome.com was set up so friends, family or people abroad can set up a ‘Flight Fund’ page in order to raise money to buy a ticket home.

# flights - Sunday 16 June, 2013

One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays
# Holidays
# Holidays

One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays

Jun 16th 2013, 2:18 PM 12,312 Views 64 Comments

The average primary school pupil misses 11 out of 183 days of a school year.

# flights - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Flights return to normal as air traffic controllers in France call off strike
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Flights return to normal as air traffic controllers in France call off strike

Jun 13th 2013, 8:55 AM 4,199 Views 8 Comments

Off on your holidays today? The good news is Aer Lingus and Ryanair are operating their full schedule today, but there could still be some delays.

# flights - 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 6,681 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 15,190 Views 37 Comments

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

# flights - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 5.3 per cent last month
# Boost
# Boost

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up 5.3 per cent last month

Jun 8th 2013, 1:37 PM 4,308 Views 16 Comments

The airline saw a 20 per cent increase in long haul passengers in May 2013 compared to last year.

# flights - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Aer Arann buys €144 million worth of aircraft and announces 50 jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Aer Arann buys €144 million worth of aircraft and announces 50 jobs

May 22nd 2013, 12:26 PM 13,059 Views 38 Comments

The airline outlines a plan to double its annual passengers to over two million over the next five years.

# flights - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Nose dive: Aer Lingus passenger numbers drop for April
# Flights
# Flights

Nose dive: Aer Lingus passenger numbers drop for April

May 8th 2013, 1:40 PM 8,632 Views 65 Comments

The airline blames the timing of the bank holiday weekend for a 2.5 per cent drop in passengers.