Posts Tagged ‘ Aer Lingus ’

Saturday snippets: August 31st 2019

Aug 31st, 2019 | By
Arc de Triomphe at night

In Paris the deputy mayor wants to ban tour coaches. In Saudi a theme park is planned and in australia, the Great Barrier Reef’s long term outlook has been downgraded.



Saturday snippets: 8th of December 2018

Dec 8th, 2018 | By

Lapland doesn’t exist according to some people. On the other hand Hogwarts and Gotham City do. One report says that we will also spend less on Christmas this year. Adrian asks if this is humbug!



Saturday snippets: August 19th 2017

Aug 19th, 2017 | By

Dwarves, Chagall, the popularity of the Mexican resort of Puetra Vallarta and WWI are some of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



If you want a punctual flight use…

Jan 9th, 2017 | By

Late last week we reported on the OAG study of punctuality at airports. The same study also looked at punctuality at airlines so which should you choose if you want an on-time landing in the jargon of air travel? Flybe comes out as the most punctual of the British and Irish airlines achieving a punctuality rate of 86.62% of flights being on time. Worldwide though, it might be in sixth place but within Europe it is second only to KLM. Monarch, Aer Lingus and Jet2
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Autism: making flying easier

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By

Aer Lingus has launched online visual guides to help people with autism and similar conditions prepare for air travel.



Saturday snippets: 13th of August 2016

Aug 13th, 2016 | By
Bliswort Canal Festival

There are tales of ships and water attractions, red-heads and footballers and Richard Littlejohn apppear in this week’s round-up of travel stories from Adrian.



Saturday snippets:16th of July 2016

Jul 16th, 2016 | By

Adrian summarises the stories you might have missed in a week that saw yet another tragic attack that will reduce the number of tourists visiting France but, hopefully, not for long.



Saturday snippets: 24th October 2015

Oct 24th, 2015 | By

As China’s president announces a direct service from Manchester, Adrian explores other airline news, including yet another APD debate in the House of Commons that achieved absolutely nothing.



Flight delay compensation

Mar 24th, 2015 | By

At the end of last week, Aer Lingus, Jet 2 and Wizz were accused by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that they are breaching consumer law.



Aer Lingus to become part of IAG?

Jan 27th, 2015 | By

What imact will the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by BA owner, IAG, have for passengers?



Second-hand travel companies for sale

Jan 15th, 2015 | By

Kuoni has decided to sell its tour operating business. Aer Lingus is in play and Cyprus Airways has gone to the wall.



Saturday snippets: 6th September 2014

Sep 6th, 2014 | By
MV Discovery

Adrian wraps up some of the overlooked stories of the week including walking and food festivals, a zoo and finds out that research shows we are still very fond of our holidays.



Aer Lingus Strike Called Off

Jun 6th, 2011 | By

From tomorrow it had seemed that passengers would have faced disruption due to yet another strike. But both RTE and the Irish Times says that there will be no strike until at least July. The Aer Lingus website, as of 11am today, is out-of-date and the strike will not go ahead. After all night talks with the Labour Relations Commission it was announced Aer Lingus would be given time to change rosters as agreed at the meeting. The dispute had been about the hours pilots
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Surrealism Delays Flight

Nov 30th, 2010 | By

This isn’t really a moan. It comes under the category of “just one of those days…” It’s more about how the fates can conspire against you. It seems that there is some mysterious law that says there are days when, if one thing goes wrong, lots of others will as well. And yesterday was one of those.
I was flying to Dublin to hear what Tourism Ireland (see yesterday’s story) was planning for the next few years. From Gatwick, I was travelling on Aer Lingus but first I had to get to the airport for the 6.50 am flight. My problems began before I even got to the airport.



Strikes Galore

Aug 5th, 2010 | By

August and September may get rather miserable for some of us. We have the continuing saga at British Airways, Spanish air traffic controllers have voted overwhelmingly to strike and Greek lorry drivers also threatened that they would refuse to deliver fuel. Luckily, that strike is now over. Aer Lingus cabin crew are being balloted on a work-to-rule. Rome airport will have a strike there for 4 hours on 9th September. There is a French and an Indian general strike both on 7th September and one in Spain on 29th September. Two weeks ago we had the French air traffic controllers on strike. Even pilots in Sweden had a brief strike in July and another in June.
So what will it mean for us?



Aer Lingus and the Free Flights

Jul 29th, 2010 | By

I’ve just had one of those e-mails that says the ticket is free. You just pay the taxes and charges. This one has come from Aer Lingus. I need to go to Belfast in the next couple of weeks so I thought I’d see how much it would eventually cost me. In my mind I was thinking of maybe £20-£30 after the APD (Air Passenger Duty) was included.
How wrong I was!



Which? Airline for Short Haul?

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By

The media are fixated by best and worst lists, top 10 lists and anything that seems to imply a rating. Some are just the works of individuals, some have research behind them and some are people adding their thoughts to a website. And if one person says this destination is the best thing since sliced bread do you believe them?
In their July issue Which? have published the results of their survey into short-haul airline routes based on what their members think