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# air-travel - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Could these be the airplane seats of the future? Air Lair Chair

Could these be the airplane seats of the future?

Stacking pods on a plane? If it means more legroom and your own armrest, why not?

# air-travel - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

Runway maintenance at Ciampino Airport means a switch in location for Ryanair flights from 24 September to 2 October.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: Government ‘won’t be pushed into fire sale’ of Aer Lingus shares Leaders' Questions

Kenny: Government ‘won’t be pushed into fire sale’ of Aer Lingus shares

The Taoiseach says the government hasn’t yet committed to selling its Aer Lingus take, and won’t be rushed.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ryanair be allowed to buy Aer Lingus?

The budget carrier has launched a third bid to take over its rival. Should it be allowed to go through?

Aer Lingus tells shareholders to ‘take no action’ following Ryanair bid

Ryanair’s bid of €1.30 per share is well above the €0.94 they were worth yesterday – but Aer Lingus says not to act yet.

# air-travel - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

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

# air-travel - Friday 8 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 Irish fans to travel from Dublin Airport for Euro 2012 Green Army

20,000 Irish fans to travel from Dublin Airport for Euro 2012

Travelling to Poland this weekend? Here’s Dublin Airport’s tips to know before you set out…

# air-travel - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Passengers at risk from plans to increase pilots’ working hours, committee hears Air Travel

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

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.

# air-travel - Saturday 26 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world? Hello Kitty This post contains images

In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?

Or is it all a bit too much?

# air-travel - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Plane forced to land over soft drink ‘bomb’ scare Bomb Scare

Plane forced to land over soft drink ‘bomb’ scare

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

# air-travel - Friday 18 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair say: Usual fees WILL apply this weekend. Ryanair

Ryanair say: Usual fees WILL apply this weekend.

Mixed messages from Ryanair: Their spokesperson said this week no exceptions would be made; email to customers said airport check-in fee would be waived.

From TheJournal.ie Flying with Ryanair this weekend? You should read this… Ryanair

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? You should read this…

The airline’s website will be inaccessible for an extended period of time over the weekend – meaning passengers may have to check-in online earlier than planned.

# air-travel - Monday 14 May, 2012

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? Check in online before the site goes down

Ryanair charges €60 per passenger if they haven’t checked in already – but the website will be offline for some time this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU’s worst Air Travel

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU’s worst

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

From TheJournal.ie International flights down 3 per cent at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Flying

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

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

# air-travel - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early

The Boeing 777 wasn’t meant to start on the route until July – but Emirates have introduced it early due to major demand.

# air-travel - Friday 4 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Woman challenges airline after ‘too fat to fly’ incident Air Travel

Woman challenges airline after ‘too fat to fly’ incident

Kenlie Tiggerman says Southwest Airlines need to be clearer about when an overweight passenger needs to book an extra seat.

# air-travel - Monday 30 April, 2012

IAA reports increased profit for 2011 IAA

IAA reports increased profit for 2011

The Irish Aviation Authority says its operating profit increased to €17.9 million during last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie O’Leary: The faster and deeper the hardship, the shorter the recovery Michael O'Leary

O’Leary: The faster and deeper the hardship, the shorter the recovery

CEO of Ryanair says that “a serious right wing dictatorship for five years” would sort out Ireland’s economic problems.

# air-travel - Monday 16 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Mobile phone mistake leads to plane’s emergency landing in Dublin [updated] False Alarm

Mobile phone mistake leads to plane’s emergency landing in Dublin [updated]

A mobile phone with a faulty battery port was left in a bathroom cubicle – causing enough suspicion to see the flight grounded.

# air-travel - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Commercial traffic down at Ireland’s three major airports

Figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show a decline in traffic for the first quarter of 2012 when compared with 2011.

# air-travel - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

From The Score Uh-oh… London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow London2012

Uh-oh… London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow

British MPs are starting to worry that the huge influx of sports fans might swamp London’s biggest airport.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent

The airline has reported increased traffic on both long and short-haul flights.

# air-travel - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Ryanair passenger numbers record drop for fourth month in a row

Passenger figures at the airline dropped by 4 per cent in March compared to 2011.

# air-travel - Monday 2 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie 32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off Plane Crash

32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off

Eleven survivors were hospitalised with burns after the accident in Siberia.

# air-travel - Friday 30 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Commission insists there’s no ban on low-cost air travel after Ryanair claims Air Travel

Commission insists there’s no ban on low-cost air travel after Ryanair claims

Ryanair clamed that the European Commission had a ban on use of low-cost airlines but the EC has strongly denied this. In response Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary accused the Commission of “lying”.

# air-travel - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Passengers restrain pilot after ‘bomb’ outburst mid-flight Emergency Landing This post contains videos

WATCH: Passengers restrain pilot after ‘bomb’ outburst mid-flight

The JetBlue flight made an emergency landing in Texas yesterday after the captain began shouting about bombs and was forced out of the cockpit.

# air-travel - Monday 12 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie €1.8m regulator’s office ‘investigated one complaint per day’ – Ryanair Air Travel

€1.8m regulator’s office ‘investigated one complaint per day’ – Ryanair

Michael O’Leary demands that the Commission for Aviation Regulation explain why its staff are paid such a high average salary.

# air-travel - Friday 2 March, 2012

‘No agreement’ on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand

The company said a move to operate entirely under the Aer Lingus name is yet to be finalised.

# air-travel - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion

The airline says that passenger levels rose slightly to hit 9.5 million last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over ‘unauthorised selling’ of tickets

The airline claims that Budget Travel mis-sells Ryanair flights by screenscraping ticket information from the airline’s website and selling seats at inflated prices to consumers.

# air-travel - Monday 13 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat Amsterdam

Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat

An airport spokesman said two departure halls have been evacuated after a threat received earlier this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Plane makes emergency landing at Belfast International airport Air Travel

Plane makes emergency landing at Belfast International airport

The Thomas Cook Airlines flight carrying 175 holidaymakers to Tenerife experienced a technical fault shortly after takeoff.

# air-travel - Sunday 5 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…

From The Daily Edge Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm Drones This post contains videos

Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm

The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: the Wright Brothers’ album of early flying machines Flying Machines This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee.

# air-travel - Saturday 4 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather Snow Day

Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather

Heavy snow is expected to fall overnight in London, prompting airlines to cancel some of their London services.

From TheJournal.ie French airline workers to strike for four days France

French airline workers to strike for four days

Air France says it is not sure yet how much disruption the strike will cause when it starts on Monday.