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07-09-2019, 01:17   #31
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They should also abandon the ridiculous tradition of naming their planes after obscure religious figures.
The Saints and Scholars argument doesn’t hold up as they have never named a craft after someone who was just a mere Scholar.
Name the next one after Michael Nugent
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Name the next one after Michael Nugent
The St Michael Nugent
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I like all the little stories people have put in the comments section.
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The comments thread in that article is full of gold. No wonder they couldn’t make money on the things cycling them to LHR and Shannon! Although I guess the fares were nicer back in the day, the utilisation didn’t seem all that efficient. A different era.
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I see a comment in it from someone who flew on an EI B747 to the Canaries and I've seen pics of them in the past in Tenerife, Did EI often operate them on short-haul sun routes?
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( not an answer ) many operators used 747s for runs to the canaries. The infamous accident ( mid 1970s ) at TFN involved two 747s. ( IIRC TFS did not exist at that time )
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The comments thread in that article is full of gold. No wonder they couldn’t make money on the things cycling them to LHR and Shannon! Although I guess the fares were nicer back in the day, the utilisation didn’t seem all that efficient. A different era.
Hmm Being a spotter from LHR back in the late 70s and 80s I don't recall seeing the 747 except just before Christmas when T1 would have more EI aircraft than you could shake a big stick at.

EI BAC 111 , and 737-200 were the norm the former disappeared of course.

Later you had the odd Shorts SD ( flying bread boxes as we called them )
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Pat, you gave me the idea to do a little search

First up from the search engine

https://ifiplayer.ie/radharc-blessin...-lingus-fleet/

@ 0lddog, many thanks for posting this -my dad worked in AL (Tech Stores) from '46 to the early 80s. I thought I might even have spotted him in the Radharc doc but he mustn't have been on that day. Seeing the maintenance boys n their white boiler suits brings me back - I recall my dad having a few of them and the heavy white shop coats.
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@ 0lddog, many thanks for posting this -my dad worked in AL (Tech Stores) from '46 to the early 80s. I thought I might even have spotted him in the Radharc doc but he mustn't have been on that day. Seeing the maintenance boys n their white boiler suits brings me back - I recall my dad having a few of them and the heavy white shop coats.
If he worked in tech stores, I probably knew him!
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Seeing the maintenance boys n their white boiler suits brings me back.

Haha blast from the past!! I remember being a kid and running a round in one of my dads ones, a whole 6yo me could prob have fit into the arm of one of those bad boys!! Wouldn't surprise me if he still had a couple of them in his garage
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