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26-02-2021, 13:46   #3796
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when it stops being an effective negotiating tool.
I don't think that LOI is really effective when it's specifically the A321LR in discussion here.
IAG already have A321LRs on order.
This may be an opportunity to expedite production/delivery.

While the leasing companies certainly have too many availible aircraft at the moment those are probably not going to be A321LRs.
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27-02-2021, 06:37   #3797
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I don't think that LOI is really effective when it's specifically the A321LR in discussion here.
IAG already have A321LRs on order.
This may be an opportunity to expedite production/delivery.

While the leasing companies certainly have too many availible aircraft at the moment those are probably not going to be A321LRs.
Even if they were A321LRs they'd end up with a pick n 'mix layout of interior specs, seats, lavs and galleys etc if they started sweeping up spare aircraft from leasing companies. These would all have to be modified to their own spec or this time next year you'd have people on here moaning that they ended up on EI-xyz like they did with the odd ball A330s they had a couple of years ago.
Better to use this crisis to get a better deal from Airbus to provide aircraft that already meets their requirements.
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27-02-2021, 11:27   #3798
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1000 job losses FFS as if things are not bad enough as it is, A lad that lives around the corner from me both him and the missis work at EI must be devastating for a lot of EI employees were both incomes rely on the airline.


"Aer Lingus job cut total to exceed previously stated 500 target" https://www.irishexaminer.com/busine....html?type=amp
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27-02-2021, 11:56   #3799
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1000 job losses FFS as if things are not bad enough as it is, A lad that lives around the corner from me both him and the missis work at EI must be devastating for a lot of EI employees were both incomes rely on the airline.


"Aer Lingus job cut total to exceed previously stated 500 target" https://www.irishexaminer.com/busine....html?type=amp
A point of clarification is needed.

From the article I took the following.
More than the initial 500 jobs will be lost.
The 1000 figure includes "planned" future recruitment such is not needed as a consequence of the pandemic .

A bit of deliberate inclusion of non relevant information to support a narative.
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1000 job losses FFS as if things are not bad enough as it is, A lad that lives around the corner from me both him and the missis work at EI must be devastating for a lot of EI employees were both incomes rely on the airline.


"Aer Lingus job cut total to exceed previously stated 500 target" https://www.irishexaminer.com/busine....html?type=amp
I have to say the Examiners reporting of C19 has raised my eyebrow on more than one occasion. This headline for example: is anyone really surprised that AL will not be taking on 500 new staff whilst letting 500 go at the same time? Did the Examiner report that no net job losses before this revelation?
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27-02-2021, 15:52   #3801
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€563 million loss is a staggering figure.
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27-02-2021, 19:09   #3802
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Cork Airport have announced a twice-weekly flight to Frankfurt with Lufthansa beginning this summer. This is huge for Cork, as this now links Cork directly in with Lufthansas entire network.

Yes, Covid and all that, I still don't think Tony et al will let us fly this summer but it proves the interest is there and if not this summer, then next summer. Zurich (with Swiss) is available for this summer too.

It leads weight to my own theory that there will be a massive recovery in flight when all this is over, as everyone will hop on the nearest plane to somewhere, anywhere. Whether that is this year or next.
Great news for Cork, twice a week can be upped if demand is there. LH must have seen good numbers re the Swiss service.
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27-02-2021, 20:44   #3803
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Many of the cabin crew and ground staff (gate and checkin) are "retained" on what EI calls temporary seasonal contracts. Have even heard them mention temporary permanent which is a contradiction in itself but there you go. The upshot is EI will roll over the contracts as long as the law will allow them before they are forced to offer permanent work. It would not be difficult to imagine the type of environment this creates for these poor people who bend over backwards to appease their masters in the hope of being taken on. Of course whilst being temporary the banks don't want to know you. During the winter they are invariably let go but if someone got the numbers wrong can and are called back. Its an utterly horrible (but sadly legal) way to treat anyone and it will be these people that will bear the brunt of the job losses announced.
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28-02-2021, 15:12   #3804
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Many of the cabin crew and ground staff (gate and checkin) are "retained" on what EI calls temporary seasonal contracts. Have even heard them mention temporary permanent which is a contradiction in itself but there you go. The upshot is EI will roll over the contracts as long as the law will allow them before they are forced to offer permanent work. It would not be difficult to imagine the type of environment this creates for these poor people who bend over backwards to appease their masters in the hope of being taken on. Of course whilst being temporary the banks don't want to know you. During the winter they are invariably let go but if someone got the numbers wrong can and are called back. Its an utterly horrible (but sadly legal) way to treat anyone and it will be these people that will bear the brunt of the job losses announced.
It's a sh*t show at present if I was in that situation they are in now I be looking elsewhere for work or up skill.
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So, Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer.
The CEO of Belfast City Airport, Brian Ambrose, described the new routes as “excellent news” for Northern Ireland.

“Travel has been significantly restricted over the last 12 months and as the vaccine rollout continues at pace and the restrictions ease, we expect there will be considerable demand for these routes, and we look forward to welcoming Ryanair customers through the terminal,” Ambrose said.

In the meantime, travel from Ireland has been heavily demonized by gov and useless Irish media.
Guess what future awaits for Dublin airport?
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Good move to generate some cash flow, but

1. Will it happen, will there be somewhere to fly to?
2. Are they actually based in Belfast as Ryanair doesn't want to register aircraft on the UK register so will have to fly under EASA regs, no mention of a 'base' could these be out and back from Spain/Italy to avoid issues
3. Short runway =/= not much good can't get to Greece where they will almost certainly let you in if vaccinated
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Good move to generate some cash flow, but

1. Will it happen, will there be somewhere to fly to?
2. Are they actually based in Belfast as Ryanair doesn't want to register aircraft on the UK register so will have to fly under EASA regs, no mention of a 'base' could these be out and back from Spain/Italy to avoid issues
3. Short runway =/= not much good can't get to Greece where they will almost certainly let you in if vaccinated
All flights appear to be operated by aircraft based downroute in ALC/PMI/AGP etc. However, the UK register issue wouldn't prevent them basing an EI registered aircraft in BHD.
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This is what happens when you leave your Triple 7 parked around for too long!!


https://twitter.com/greenpeacefr/sta...70046701920257
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05-03-2021, 18:49   #3809
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This is what happens when you leave your Triple 7 parked around for too long!!


https://twitter.com/greenpeacefr/sta...70046701920257
Well done Greenpeace. There goes 20 people sacked for breach of airport security during a global pandemic.
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Possible chink of clear sky during a Cat III approach?*

https://onemileatatime.com/biden-lif...-restrictions/

"US could lift border restrictions in mid-May
It’s being reported that the Biden administration is looking at lifting many border restrictions currently in place around the middle of May 2021, so that’s potentially under two months from now....."



*the non-pilot trying to be cool!!!
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