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# flying - Monday 20 May, 2013

€569 million - Ryanair's profit for last year up 13%
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

€569 million - Ryanair's profit for last year up 13%

May 20th 2013, 8:55 AM 6,046 Views 63 Comments

The airline reported the profits despite higher fuel costs, which represents 45 per cent of the companies total costs.

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free
# Pigeons
# Pigeons

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free

May 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 13,475 Views 17 Comments

A recent incident involving pigeons which forced an Aer Lingus plane to abandon its flight to London has highlighted the measures Dublin Airport takes to keep the skies around the runway bird-free.

# flying - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

7 moments that make you feel like a king on an economy flight*
# Something In The Air
From The Daily Edge
# Something In The Air

7 moments that make you feel like a king on an economy flight*

May 15th 2013, 7:00 PM 16,116 Views 1 Comment

*Or a queen. Your call.

# flying - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Nose dive: Aer Lingus passenger numbers drop for April
# Flights
# Flights

Nose dive: Aer Lingus passenger numbers drop for April

May 8th 2013, 1:40 PM 8,632 Views 65 Comments

The airline blames the timing of the bank holiday weekend for a 2.5 per cent drop in passengers.

# flying - Friday 5 April, 2013

On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March

Apr 5th 2013, 7:34 AM 4,729 Views 44 Comments

Passenger figures increased by 4.3 per cent on March 2012, the airline has said.

# flying - Saturday 16 March, 2013

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette
# Pretty Fly
# Pretty Fly

13 essential rules of airplane etiquette

Mar 16th 2013, 8:45 AM 19,323 Views 55 Comments

Reclining, dining and snoozing – it’s a minefield up in the air…

# flying - Saturday 15 December, 2012

VIDEO: 12-year-old Australian tipped as the next Usain Bolt
# Flying
From The42
# Flying

VIDEO: 12-year-old Australian tipped as the next Usain Bolt

Dec 15th 2012, 10:50 AM 2,575 Views 4 Comments

His 200 metre best is just 4 seconds off the Jamaican’s World record.

# flying - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October

Nov 6th 2012, 8:22 AM 2,324 Views 16 Comments

There were increases in short and long haul passengers when compared to figures from last year.

# flying - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Mitt Romney uses U2's old tour plane to campaign for US presidency
# US 2012
# US 2012

Mitt Romney uses U2's old tour plane to campaign for US presidency

Sep 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,983 Views 25 Comments

The Republican candidate for president is using the 22-year-old aircraft that Bono and co used for a bit of, ahem, ‘Elevation’ during their 360° tour from 2009 to 2011.

# flying - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Aer Lingus clarifies new bag rules
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus clarifies new bag rules

Aug 23rd 2012, 6:36 PM 46,073 Views 46 Comments

The airline has said that customers can bring a single piece of cabin baggage with them – but also a handbag or other specific bags.

# flying - Monday 20 August, 2012

Amelia Earhart search expedition finds 'debris field' off Pacific island
# Amelia Earhart
# Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart search expedition finds 'debris field' off Pacific island

Aug 20th 2012, 7:16 PM 9,104 Views 9 Comments

High-res footage has revealed “a scattering of man-made objects” in location consistent with 1937 photo which sparked search.

# flying - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Plane bound for Moscow lands in Iceland after bomb threat
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Plane bound for Moscow lands in Iceland after bomb threat

Aug 16th 2012, 9:10 AM 3,681 Views 0 Comments

The flight from New York made an emergency landing after an anonymous phone call said there were explosives on board.

# flying - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

British Airways to double number of Dublin-Heathrow flights
# Flights
# Flights

British Airways to double number of Dublin-Heathrow flights

Aug 15th 2012, 6:27 PM 10,296 Views 66 Comments

Service in winter 2012 will see a new 6.25am flight for the really eager flier…

# flying - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Aer Lingus traffic figures increase with summer surge
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Aer Lingus traffic figures increase with summer surge

Aug 7th 2012, 8:42 AM 3,094 Views 25 Comments

Just over one million people flew with Aer Lingus in July, the vast majority of them on short haul flights.

# flying - Monday 6 August, 2012

Column: 'I never thought I'd get on a plane alone'
# Fear Of Flying
# Fear Of Flying

Column: 'I never thought I'd get on a plane alone'

Aug 6th 2012, 6:30 PM 91 Views 12 Comments

After years of being terrified of flying, Sarah-Jane Goff took a training course to deal with her fear. She writes about how she ended up crossing the Atlantic.

# flying - Thursday 2 August, 2012

'Valid' air passenger complaints up 137 per cent
# Flying
# Flying

'Valid' air passenger complaints up 137 per cent

Aug 2nd 2012, 9:14 AM 2,590 Views 4 Comments

While overall level of complaints fell in 2011, the Commission for Aviation Regulation says number coming under its responsibility grew.

# flying - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ryanair's next big idea: bigger doors on planes so people can board faster
# Two By Two
# Two By Two

Ryanair's next big idea: bigger doors on planes so people can board faster

Jul 31st 2012, 4:50 PM 12,040 Views 90 Comments

“We want two people to walk through the door,” says Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer.

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders
# Airlines
# Airlines

'Reject Ryanair offer', Aer Lingus advises shareholders

Jul 31st 2012, 8:26 AM 3,123 Views 29 Comments

Corporate letter to airline’s shareholders urges them to reject takeover bid by rival Ryanair.

# flying - Monday 30 July, 2012

Airports and alarms: Commission outlines plan to boost EU security industry
# Security
# Security

Airports and alarms: Commission outlines plan to boost EU security industry

Jul 30th 2012, 12:12 PM 1,853 Views 4 Comments

European Commission says it will propose legislation to standardise the certification of airport screening technology.

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad

Jul 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 5,823 Views 25 Comments

Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.

# flying - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you enjoy travelling by air?

Jul 5th 2012, 10:29 AM 8,731 Views 79 Comments

Do you enjoy being cut off from the world for the duration of the flight, or is flying just a necessary evil?

Would these posters entice you to visit Ireland?
# Nostalgia
# Nostalgia

Would these posters entice you to visit Ireland?

Jul 5th 2012, 8:00 AM 18,508 Views 28 Comments

Check out these amazing aviation advertisements from Aer Lingus, TWA and others during the 1950s and 1960s.

# flying - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Security problems at Dublin Airport have been fixed
# Come Fly With Us
# Come Fly With Us

Security problems at Dublin Airport have been fixed

Jun 14th 2012, 12:19 PM 3,087 Views 10 Comments

The airport had been given two months to solve the security issues raised by the European Commission.

# flying - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall
# Flights
# Flights

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Jun 12th 2012, 4:19 PM 3,571 Views 10 Comments

Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.

Plane tyre bursts on landing at Dublin Airport
# Runway
# Runway

Plane tyre bursts on landing at Dublin Airport

Jun 12th 2012, 12:26 PM 6,679 Views 12 Comments

The plane had just arrived from the Isle of Man when the incident happened. All 29 passengers were unhurt and disembarked safely.

# flying - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Passengers at risk from plans to increase pilots' working hours, committee hears
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Passengers at risk from plans to increase pilots' working hours, committee hears

Jun 5th 2012, 4:07 PM 2,578 Views 6 Comments

Safety risks for passengers travelling in Europe would be “unacceptably high” if proposals from a European agency were introduced, pilot representative groups told TDs and senators today.

# flying - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Column: 'Fear of flying won't stop me - I am getting on that flight'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'Fear of flying won't stop me - I am getting on that flight'

Jun 3rd 2012, 12:00 PM 956 Views 26 Comments

Sweaty palms, fast breathing and a knotted stomach – all symptoms you may experience if you are the one in every six with a fear of flying.

# flying - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Plane forced to land over soft drink 'bomb' scare
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Plane forced to land over soft drink 'bomb' scare

May 23rd 2012, 5:04 PM 5,815 Views 13 Comments

A can with the word ‘bomb’ written on it was found on board the plane after it had taken off from Melbourne for Mauritius.

# flying - Monday 14 May, 2012

International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon
# Flying
# Flying

International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon

May 14th 2012, 1:09 PM 1,664 Views 7 Comments

IAA figures show that total flights in Irish airspace fell by 1.2 per cent last month compared to April 2011.

# flying - Saturday 28 April, 2012

VIDEO: Scary Plane Landing of the Day

VIDEO: Scary Plane Landing of the Day

Apr 28th 2012, 4:05 PM 10,071 Views 27 Comments

If you’re afraid of flying you may want to look away now.

# flying - Monday 2 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Apr 2nd 2012, 8:26 AM 5,288 Views 0 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# flying - Sunday 5 February, 2012

In pictures: the Wright Brothers' album of early flying machines
# Flying Machines
# Flying Machines

In pictures: the Wright Brothers' album of early flying machines

Feb 5th 2012, 10:00 AM 3,698 Views 7 Comments

The brothers, their friends and their family took hundreds of images of their pioneering efforts in human flight.

# flying - Friday 27 January, 2012

Jet set shoes? AirBaltic get creative with footwear
# Jet Set Shoes
From The Daily Edge
# Jet Set Shoes

Jet set shoes? AirBaltic get creative with footwear

Jan 27th 2012, 9:18 PM 6,497 Views 10 Comments

Airline-themed footwear… how did we ever live without it?

# flying - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Ryanair named second-worst short-haul airline by consumer watchdog
# Ouch
# Ouch

Ryanair named second-worst short-haul airline by consumer watchdog

Dec 14th 2011, 8:07 PM 8,022 Views 56 Comments

Aer Lingus came second-best in the study by Which? consumer watchdog.

# flying - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

American Airlines files for bankruptcy
# Bankruptcy
# Bankruptcy

American Airlines files for bankruptcy

Nov 29th 2011, 2:20 PM 3,518 Views 9 Comments

The fourth largest airline in the world lost $868 million (€650 million) during the first nine months of this year.

# flying - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus losses grow, but outlook is brighter

Aug 31st 2011, 8:17 AM 393 Views 1 Comment

The flag-carrier’s losses for the first half of 2011 are 46 per cent worse than last year, but there’s better news to come.

# flying - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?
# Binge Flying
From The Daily Edge
# Binge Flying

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?

Aug 4th 2011, 4:43 PM 740 Views 4 Comments

A study from Bournemouth University has predicted that air travel could soon be viewed as an addiction in the same sense as smoking, gambling and internet use.

# flying - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Watch: The future is here... and it's jetpack-shaped
# Jetpack
From The Daily Edge
# Jetpack

Watch: The future is here... and it's jetpack-shaped

Jun 29th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,143 Views 4 Comments

The water-powered flight suit lets users soar up to 28 feet – but is “not practical for commuting”, its makers warn.

# flying - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Video: Airbus unveils its plane 'cabin of the future'
# Air Travel
From The Daily Edge
# Air Travel

Video: Airbus unveils its plane 'cabin of the future'

Jun 14th 2011, 2:08 PM 1,829 Views 14 Comments

Concept cabin, which allows passengers see through the walls, was designed to show that “the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination”.

# flying - Thursday 14 April, 2011

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job
# Air Safety
# Air Safety

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job

Apr 14th 2011, 4:25 PM 1,512 Views 0 Comments

Aviation watchdog has ordered that staff double up on graveyard shifts after series of incidents in which controllers were “unresponsive”.