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# flight - Monday 16 June, 2014

Take two: Aer Lingus flight to try the journey to the US again after cabin crew fell ill
# Air Sickness
# Air Sickness

Take two: Aer Lingus flight to try the journey to the US again after cabin crew fell ill

Jun 16th 2014, 7:17 AM 16,177 Views 27 Comments

The Boston-bound flight with 280 people on board had to turn back to Dublin Airport.

# flight - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Here's how much the threatened Aer Lingus strike is adding to travel costs
# Striiiiikkeeee
# Striiiiikkeeee

Here's how much the threatened Aer Lingus strike is adding to travel costs

May 20th 2014, 5:44 PM 11,320 Views 33 Comments

The prospect of competition-free skies has led Ryanair to hike its prices for the bank holiday weekend

# flight - Monday 19 May, 2014

Ryanair profits stumble with 8 per cent fall - but that's still ahead of target
# O'Leary
# O'Leary

Ryanair profits stumble with 8 per cent fall - but that's still ahead of target

May 19th 2014, 7:55 AM 6,292 Views 31 Comments

The airline recorded a profit of €523 million, with a total revenue of €5 billion.

# flight - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day

May 14th 2014, 7:44 AM 6,494 Views 12 Comments

Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.

# flight - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Plane diverted to Dublin Airport after flight attendants report illnesses
# Grounded
# Grounded

Plane diverted to Dublin Airport after flight attendants report illnesses

May 10th 2014, 7:54 PM 63,555 Views 68 Comments

Reports suggest that the crew fell ill early in the flight.

# flight - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Irishman being tested after travelling on same plane as US man with MERS virus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irishman being tested after travelling on same plane as US man with MERS virus

May 4th 2014, 9:00 PM 43,780 Views 41 Comments

The man has been advised not to socialise or travel for the next few days.

# flight - Friday 2 May, 2014

Australia, Malaysia and China to meet to make sure MH370 search "doesn't stop"
# Malaysia
# Malaysia

Australia, Malaysia and China to meet to make sure MH370 search "doesn't stop"

May 2nd 2014, 8:11 AM 5,106 Views 13 Comments

The meeting is to ensure that the search continues and “doesn’t stop at any stage”.

# flight - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Malaysia to release preliminary report into Flight MH370 today
# Missing Plane
# Missing Plane

Malaysia to release preliminary report into Flight MH370 today

May 1st 2014, 6:15 AM 9,748 Views 18 Comments

The plane disappeared on 8 March. A massive hunt for the wreckage has so far proved fruitless.

# flight - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Passenger dies on New York flight diverted to Shannon
# Alitalia
# Alitalia

Passenger dies on New York flight diverted to Shannon

Apr 30th 2014, 2:21 PM 22,333 Views 25 Comments

The Alitalia flight was diverted yesterday afternoon due to passenger illness.

# flight - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed
# Flight MH370
# Flight MH370

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:58 AM 5,325 Views 17 Comments

The cost of the ongoing search for flight MH370 is ‘not an issue’, Australia said.

# flight - Friday 18 April, 2014

Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths'
# Mystery
# Mystery

Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths'

Apr 18th 2014, 11:56 AM 14,073 Views 19 Comments

It’s on its fifth seabed mission, and reached a record depth of 4,695 metres.

# flight - Monday 14 April, 2014

Flight attendant's comedy safety briefing has passengers in stitches
# Rolling In The Aisle
From The Daily Edge
# Rolling In The Aisle

Flight attendant's comedy safety briefing has passengers in stitches

Apr 14th 2014, 8:00 PM 5,514 Views 2 Comments

Not literally. As in stitches of laughter.

# flight - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Hunt for MH370 'pings' to go on for days before sub launch
# Missing Flight
# Missing Flight

Hunt for MH370 'pings' to go on for days before sub launch

Apr 8th 2014, 7:18 AM 8,168 Views 9 Comments

The search involves up to 11 military planes, three civilian planes and 14 ships.

# flight - Monday 7 April, 2014

Tourists targeted with new Shannon - Bristol route
# Flights
# Flights

Tourists targeted with new Shannon - Bristol route

Apr 7th 2014, 8:09 AM 7,606 Views 17 Comments

The flights will take off at 11.10am, seven days a week.

# flight - Thursday 27 March, 2014

British Airways has apologised for this unfortunate Indian Ocean flight ad
# Ad Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Ad Fail

British Airways has apologised for this unfortunate Indian Ocean flight ad

Mar 27th 2014, 4:42 PM 51,474 Views 34 Comments

Oh dear.

# flight - Sunday 23 March, 2014

New floating objects spotted in hunt for missing Malaysia flight
# Flight MH370
# Flight MH370

New floating objects spotted in hunt for missing Malaysia flight

Mar 23rd 2014, 10:01 AM 52,041 Views 38 Comments

They were spotted by civilian aircraft in the Indian ocean.

# flight - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Large 'floating object' seen in Indian Ocean during missing plane search
# Flight MH370
# Flight MH370

Large 'floating object' seen in Indian Ocean during missing plane search

Mar 22nd 2014, 11:15 AM 28,112 Views 47 Comments

China has a new satellite image of the object, which it believes could be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

"Tell us the truth!" Police intervene as families of missing passengers confront officials
# Search
# Search

"Tell us the truth!" Police intervene as families of missing passengers confront officials

Mar 22nd 2014, 7:24 AM 9,714 Views 8 Comments

The search for the missing Malaysian plane continues in the Indian Ocean.

# flight - Sunday 16 March, 2014

25 countries now involved in hunt for missing plane as pilots’ homes searched
# Flight MH370
# Flight MH370

25 countries now involved in hunt for missing plane as pilots’ homes searched

Mar 16th 2014, 12:41 PM 33,531 Views 74 Comments

Police say they have searched the homes of both pilots and examined the captain’s home flight simulator.

# flight - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Satellite images of possible missing plane debris released by Chinese government
# Malaysian Airlines
# Malaysian Airlines

Satellite images of possible missing plane debris released by Chinese government

Mar 12th 2014, 10:57 PM 32,405 Views 44 Comments

The pictures were taken by a satellite on Sunday.

# flight - Friday 21 February, 2014

Company regrets that "extreme pressure" and no fueling delayed Ryanair flight
# Stansted Airport
# Stansted Airport

Company regrets that "extreme pressure" and no fueling delayed Ryanair flight

Feb 21st 2014, 9:03 PM 33,983 Views 61 Comments

Ground handling agent Swissport said that its high standards fell short in this incident.

# flight - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Private supersonic jet replaces windows with live-streaming screens
# High-def
# High-def

Private supersonic jet replaces windows with live-streaming screens

Feb 19th 2014, 12:25 PM 19,073 Views 32 Comments

The screens will give passengers a panoramic view of everything that’s happening outside the jet.

# flight - Monday 10 February, 2014

UAE developing retina-scanning drones to deliver government mail
# Special Delivery
# Special Delivery

UAE developing retina-scanning drones to deliver government mail

Feb 10th 2014, 4:04 PM 8,864 Views 17 Comments

The drones will be tested for durability and efficiency in Dubai for six months, before they’re rolled out across the UAE within a year.

# flight - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Thomas Cook to close Irish office, move exclusively online
# Thomas Cook
# Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook to close Irish office, move exclusively online

Jan 16th 2014, 8:03 AM 8,145 Views 55 Comments

The company employs more than 40 people in Ireland.

# flight - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

‘Can you say that in English, please?’: Ralph Lauren niece appears in Killaloe court
# Delta Air
# Delta Air

‘Can you say that in English, please?’: Ralph Lauren niece appears in Killaloe court

Jan 7th 2014, 10:39 PM 92,519 Views 0 Comments

Lauren was charged with being drunk and making threats and abusive comments on a flight from Barcelona to New York that was diverted to Shannon.

# flight - Monday 6 January, 2014

British fighter jet flies using 3D printed parts
# Flight
# Flight

British fighter jet flies using 3D printed parts

Jan 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 13,902 Views 42 Comments

It’s estimated that 3D printing parts would help the RAF save €1.4 million.

# flight - Monday 30 December, 2013

Indira Gandhi sent greetings from the sky to 'friendly people' of Ireland
# 1983 State Papers
# 1983 State Papers

Indira Gandhi sent greetings from the sky to 'friendly people' of Ireland

Dec 30th 2013, 6:30 PM 15,112 Views 25 Comments

How nice.

# flight - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Watch hundreds of geese fill the sky after a break from migration
# I Believe I Can Fly
From The Daily Edge
# I Believe I Can Fly

Watch hundreds of geese fill the sky after a break from migration

Nov 28th 2013, 4:19 PM 1,431 Views 0 Comments

It’s a geese tsunami.

# flight - Friday 15 November, 2013

Dublin-Newfoundland route to launch next summer
# Jetsetting
# Jetsetting

Dublin-Newfoundland route to launch next summer

Nov 15th 2013, 3:06 PM 19,428 Views 83 Comments

The new service will operate from June to October from Dublin Airport.

# flight - Thursday 14 November, 2013

'Warm and cuddly' or 'harsh and caustic': Are we seeing Michael O'Leary 2.0?
# Customer Service
# Customer Service

'Warm and cuddly' or 'harsh and caustic': Are we seeing Michael O'Leary 2.0?

Nov 14th 2013, 8:30 PM 13,288 Views 76 Comments

The Ryanair boss was prompted to reintroduce pre-booked seats after travelling with his own family.

European airlines to allow gadget use during takeoff and landing
# Airplane Mode
# Airplane Mode

European airlines to allow gadget use during takeoff and landing

Nov 14th 2013, 8:00 PM 18,541 Views 67 Comments

The new guidelines will allow passengers to keep their gadgets switched on throughout their flight.

# flight - Monday 4 November, 2013

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote in favour of industrial action
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus cabin crew vote in favour of industrial action

Nov 4th 2013, 10:12 PM 21,507 Views 78 Comments

The ballot by IMPACT includes strike action but the branch committee will now meet over the next few days to consider the appropriate course of action.

# flight - Sunday 20 October, 2013

These stunning photos from an Irish Air Corps patrol will take your breath away
# Air Patrol
# Air Patrol

These stunning photos from an Irish Air Corps patrol will take your breath away

Oct 20th 2013, 2:08 PM 62,856 Views 77 Comments

The Air Corps performs around 300 of these maritime patrols every year.

# flight - Saturday 19 October, 2013

FBI investigating rise in lasers targeting commercial airplanes
# FBI
# FBI

FBI investigating rise in lasers targeting commercial airplanes

Oct 19th 2013, 6:14 PM 20,470 Views 32 Comments

This follows two incidents on Tuesday in which lasers were pointed at the cockpits of planes.

# flight - Friday 4 October, 2013

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down in September
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down in September

Oct 4th 2013, 8:31 AM 4,428 Views 39 Comments

There was growth in some areas with a surge in the number of long-haul passengers.

# flight - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

9 intensely irritating rules you're forced to follow when travelling by plane
# Air Rage
From The Daily Edge
# Air Rage

9 intensely irritating rules you're forced to follow when travelling by plane

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:00 PM 41,809 Views 121 Comments

What used to be exciting and glamorous is now… well… not.

FAA panel advises lifting ban on use of gadgets during take-off and landing
# Flights
# Flights

FAA panel advises lifting ban on use of gadgets during take-off and landing

Oct 2nd 2013, 12:44 PM 8,362 Views 40 Comments

The panel said a ban should remain on browsing the Internet and sending or receiving texts and emails while the plane is flying below 10,000 feet.

# flight - Friday 20 September, 2013

Ryanair promises to refund Dr Sattar for Leicester flight fees
# Leicester Fire
# Leicester Fire

Ryanair promises to refund Dr Sattar for Leicester flight fees

Sep 20th 2013, 11:09 PM 33,823 Views 128 Comments

The neurosurgeon, whose wife and three children were killed in a fire in Leicester last Friday, was initially charged €188 euros to switch to an earlier flight.

# flight - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Pilot arrested at English airport on suspicion of being drunk
# Airport
# Airport

Pilot arrested at English airport on suspicion of being drunk

Sep 19th 2013, 6:36 PM 22,439 Views 43 Comments

The airline said the pilot has been grounded after he was arrested at Leeds Bradford airport last night.

# flight - Friday 13 September, 2013

Delta: Plane was diverted to Dublin “out of an abundance of caution”
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Delta: Plane was diverted to Dublin “out of an abundance of caution”

Sep 13th 2013, 8:08 PM 23,730 Views 49 Comments

Passengers and crew members had complained of nausea and headaches, due to a ventilation problem.