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#Flying

# flying - Monday 20 May, 2013

€569 million - Ryanair's profit for last year up 13%

The airline reported the profits despite higher fuel costs, which represents 45 per cent of the companies total costs.

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free Pigeons This post contains videos

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free

A recent incident involving pigeons which forced an Aer Lingus plane to abandon its flight to London has highlighted the measures Dublin Airport takes to keep the skies around the runway bird-free.

# flying - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 moments that make you feel like a king on an economy flight* Something In The Air

7 moments that make you feel like a king on an economy flight*

*Or a queen. Your call.

# flying - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Nose dive: Aer Lingus passenger numbers drop for April

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

# flying - Friday 5 April, 2013

On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March

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

# flying - Saturday 16 March, 2013

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette Pretty Fly This post contains videos

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette

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

# flying - Saturday 15 December, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: 12-year-old Australian tipped as the next Usain Bolt Flying

VIDEO: 12-year-old Australian tipped as the next Usain Bolt

His 200 metre best is just 4 seconds off the Jamaican’s World record.

# flying - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October

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

# flying - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Mitt Romney uses U2's old tour plane to campaign for US presidency

The Republican candidate for president is using the 22-year-old aircraft that Bono and co used for a bit of, ahem, ‘Elevation’ during their 360° tour from 2009 to 2011.

# flying - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Aer Lingus clarifies new bag rules

The airline has said that customers can bring a single piece of cabin baggage with them – but also a handbag or other specific bags.

# flying - Monday 20 August, 2012

Amelia Earhart search expedition finds 'debris field' off Pacific island

High-res footage has revealed “a scattering of man-made objects” in location consistent with 1937 photo which sparked search.

# flying - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Plane bound for Moscow lands in Iceland after bomb threat

The flight from New York made an emergency landing after an anonymous phone call said there were explosives on board.

# flying - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

British Airways to double number of Dublin-Heathrow flights

Service in winter 2012 will see a new 6.25am flight for the really eager flier…

# flying - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Aer Lingus traffic figures increase with summer surge

Just over one million people flew with Aer Lingus in July, the vast majority of them on short haul flights.

# flying - Monday 6 August, 2012

Column: 'I never thought I'd get on a plane alone'

After years of being terrified of flying, Sarah-Jane Goff took a training course to deal with her fear. She writes about how she ended up crossing the Atlantic.

# flying - Thursday 2 August, 2012

'Valid' air passenger complaints up 137 per cent

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

# flying - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ryanair's next big idea: bigger doors on planes so people can board faster

“We want two people to walk through the door,” says Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer.

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders

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

# flying - Monday 30 July, 2012

Airports and alarms: Commission outlines plan to boost EU security industry

European Commission says it will propose legislation to standardise the certification of airport screening technology.

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad

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

# flying - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?

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

Would these posters entice you to visit Ireland? Nostalgia This post contains images

Would these posters entice you to visit Ireland?

Check out these amazing aviation advertisements from Aer Lingus, TWA and others during the 1950s and 1960s.

# flying - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Security problems at Dublin Airport have been fixed

The airport had been given two months to solve the security issues raised by the European Commission.

# flying - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.

Plane tyre bursts on landing at Dublin Airport

The plane had just arrived from the Isle of Man when the incident happened. All 29 passengers were unhurt and disembarked safely.

# flying - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Passengers at risk from plans to increase pilots' working hours, committee hears

Safety risks for passengers travelling in Europe would be “unacceptably high” if proposals from a European agency were introduced, pilot representative groups told TDs and senators today.

# flying - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Column: 'Fear of flying won't stop me - I am getting on that flight'

Sweaty palms, fast breathing and a knotted stomach – all symptoms you may experience if you are the one in every six with a fear of flying.

# flying - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Plane forced to land over soft drink 'bomb' scare

A can with the word ‘bomb’ written on it was found on board the plane after it had taken off from Melbourne for Mauritius.

# flying - Monday 14 May, 2012

International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon

IAA figures show that total flights in Irish airspace fell by 1.2 per cent last month compared to April 2011.

# flying - Saturday 28 April, 2012

VIDEO: Scary Plane Landing of the Day This post contains videos

VIDEO: Scary Plane Landing of the Day

If you’re afraid of flying you may want to look away now.

# flying - Monday 2 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# flying - Sunday 5 February, 2012

In pictures: the Wright Brothers' album of early flying machines Flying Machines This post contains images

In pictures: the Wright Brothers' album of early flying machines

The brothers, their friends and their family took hundreds of images of their pioneering efforts in human flight.

# flying - Friday 27 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Jet set shoes? AirBaltic get creative with footwear Jet Set Shoes This post contains images

Jet set shoes? AirBaltic get creative with footwear

Airline-themed footwear… how did we ever live without it?

# flying - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Ryanair named second-worst short-haul airline by consumer watchdog

Aer Lingus came second-best in the study by Which? consumer watchdog.

# flying - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

American Airlines files for bankruptcy

The fourth largest airline in the world lost $868 million (€650 million) during the first nine months of this year.

# flying - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter

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.

# flying - Thursday 4 August, 2011

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

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?

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.

# flying - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: The future is here... and it's jetpack-shaped Jetpack This post contains videos

Watch: The future is here... and it's jetpack-shaped

The water-powered flight suit lets users soar up to 28 feet – but is “not practical for commuting”, its makers warn.

# flying - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Video: Airbus unveils its plane 'cabin of the future' Air Travel This post contains videos

Video: Airbus unveils its plane 'cabin of the future'

Concept cabin, which allows passengers see through the walls, was designed to show that “the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination”.

# flying - Thursday 14 April, 2011

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job

Aviation watchdog has ordered that staff double up on graveyard shifts after series of incidents in which controllers were “unresponsive”.