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It’s all right to fly: Turbulence, thick fog, tyres and other questions answered by Capt Steve Allright
To mark 30 years since British Airways launched its Flying with Confidence course, Captain Steve Allright answers the questions nervous passengers are most likely to ask. What causes turbulence, is it dangerous, and can aircraft fly around it? Turbulence is uncomfortable but NEVER dangerous, this is one of the most important messages on our courses, […]
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Four out of ten ECC complaints related to air travel in 2015
European Consumer Centre dealt with 3,500 contacts last year Four out of 10 contacts were relating to air travel 285 cases relating to air travel required direct intervention The European Consumer Centre has said it received over 3,500 contacts last year – 63pc of which were complaints – and of which air travel accounted for […]
The scotch whiskey triangle & other news from the world of aviation
Turkish are to reduce Dublin flights to Istanbul Ataturk from 14 to 10 weekly from October 30 to March 15. A timely reminder of Shannon‘s importance as an emergency medical/technical stop came on Wednesday when 12 passenegrs were treated for injuries as a result of turbulence on board UA880 bound from Houston to London. Listen here […]
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United B767-300 N663UA makes emergency landing at Shannon
Shannon accommmodates Houston-Heathrow flight emergency 10 passengers & 2 crew in hospital with minor injuries soft tissue injuries, minor head injuries and lacerations United Airlines flight UA-880 bound from Houston to Heathrow made an emergency landing at Shannon shortly before 6am. See flight path here. Boeing 767-300 N663UA with 207 passengers and 13 crew was 500 […]
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CLIA Conference 2017 set for May 24-26 in Southampton
CLIA Conference May 24-26 2017 Remastered Queen Mary 2 on show Navigator of the Seas virtual inside balconies Cruise Lines International Association Britain and Ireland has announced that their conference will take place from Wednesday to Friday May 24-26 2017 in Southampton. Registration for the 2017 CLIA Conference will open on September 29 2016 with the […]
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Supermac’s and Applegreen consider Motorway stop options in Clare
Supermac’s to lodge second bid for plaza outside Ennis First bid was rejected by An Bord Pleanála Supermac’s boss Pat McDonagh is lodging a second bid to open a plaza motorway stop outside Ennis, Co Clare. A newspaper ad with the planning application has been published and the bid will be lodged with Clare County […]
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Ryanair 127pc passenger increase in Romania
Ryanair record 127pc passenger increase in Romania New routes to Timisoara and Berlin to be added in September Ryanair has recorded a 127pc increase in passenger numbers in Romania over the first half of the year. From January to June 2016, the Swords-based carrier transported 680,000, compared to 300,000 in the same six months of […]
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Ryanair warns customers of online ticket scam
Ryanair has warned customers that the website ryanair.com-freechance.com is an online scam The website claims to offer chances to win two free tickets with the airline Ryanair has alerted its customers to an online ticket scam which claims to offer free tickets with the Swords-based airline. The online scam claims to offer entry to a draw […]
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Egypt reports 41.9pc drop in tourist arrivals
By Tadhg Peavoy Tourist arrivals in Egypt drop by 41.9pc for the month of July Revenue expected to decrease from €5.5 billion to €3.6 to €4 billion In staggering figures released in August, it has been revealed that tourist arrivals in Egypt for July 2016 have dropped 41.9pc since the same month last year. Egypt’s […]
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Four out of ten ECC complaints related to air travel in 2015

European Consumer Centre dealt with 3,500 contacts last year Four out of 10 contacts were relating to air travel 285 cases relating to air travel required direct intervention The European Consumer Centre has said it received over 3,500 contacts last year – 63pc of...

United B767-300 N663UA makes emergency landing at Shannon

Shannon accommmodates Houston-Heathrow flight emergency 10 passengers & 2 crew in hospital with minor injuries soft tissue injuries, minor head injuries and lacerations United Airlines flight UA-880 bound from Houston to Heathrow made an emergency landing at...

CLIA Conference 2017 set for May 24-26 in Southampton

CLIA Conference May 24-26 2017 Remastered Queen Mary 2 on show Navigator of the Seas virtual inside balconies Cruise Lines International Association Britain and Ireland has announced that their conference will take place from Wednesday to Friday May 24-26 2017 in...

Supermac’s and Applegreen consider Motorway stop options in Clare

Supermac’s to lodge second bid for plaza outside Ennis First bid was rejected by An Bord Pleanála Supermac’s boss Pat McDonagh is lodging a second bid to open a plaza motorway stop outside Ennis, Co Clare. A newspaper ad with the planning application has been...

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Ryanair 127pc passenger increase in Romania

Ryanair 127pc passenger increase in Romania

Ryanair record 127pc passenger increase in Romania New routes to Timisoara and Berlin to be added in September Ryanair has recorded a 127pc increase in passenger numbers in Romania over the first half of the year. From January to June 2016, the Swords-based carrier...

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Ryanair warns customers of online ticket scam

Ryanair warns customers of online ticket scam

Ryanair has warned customers that the website ryanair.com-freechance.com is an online scam The website claims to offer chances to win two free tickets with the airline Ryanair has alerted its customers to an online ticket scam which claims to offer free tickets with...

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Egypt reports 41.9pc drop in tourist arrivals

Egypt reports 41.9pc drop in tourist arrivals

By Tadhg Peavoy Tourist arrivals in Egypt drop by 41.9pc for the month of July Revenue expected to decrease from €5.5 billion to €3.6 to €4 billion In staggering figures released in August, it has been revealed that tourist arrivals in Egypt for July 2016 have dropped...

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If Only add Australia, NZ & Pacific islands to portfolio

If Only add Australia, NZ & Pacific islands to portfolio

If Only add Australia, NZ & Pacific Islands Sales for new destinations starts Sept 1 If Only, represented in Ireland by Martin Penrose, are to add Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands  to their portfolio. To promote the new destinations If Only will...

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Germany Travel Awards announce Oct 28 deadline for entries

Germany Travel Awards announce Oct 28 deadline for entries

2017 Germany Travel Awards entries open Winners to be announced February 7 in London Charles Wilson from Germany Tourism‘s London office is calling on tour operators and travel agents to enter the 2017 Germany Travel Awards before October 28. The four categories...

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