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# air-travel - Monday 14 April, 2014

Flight attendant’s comedy safety briefing has passengers in stitches

Not literally. As in stitches of laughter.

# air-travel - Monday 31 March, 2014

Brilliant boarding pass gives passenger a rather rude compliment

You could say it’s hil-air-ious.

# air-travel - Friday 21 March, 2014

15 signs you are a seasoned Ryanair veteran

We can help each other through this.

# air-travel - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How come pilots can turn off a plane’s communication systems? Malaysia Plane

How come pilots can turn off a plane’s communication systems?

One of the mysterious elements of the missing Malaysia plane story is that someone shut down the aircraft’s communications system. Why is this allowed?

# air-travel - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie China-bound jet disappears with 239 people on board Missing

China-bound jet disappears with 239 people on board

No Irish passengers were on board according to Malaysia Airlines.

# air-travel - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches Hello Stranger

Aer Lingus welcomes back Boeing as Shannon to Boston route launches

The company will now fly daily to Beantown from County Clare.

# air-travel - Monday 3 February, 2014

From Business ETC €35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers Allocated Seating

€35 million loss for Ryanair with falling fares but rising passenger numbers

The airline says that the fall is “in line with previous guidance”.

# air-travel - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From Business ETC Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook Irish closure could impact on prices say travel agents

The ITAA say that a reduction in capacity and an increase in demand will result from the closure and have encouraged travellers to seek best prices.

# air-travel - Friday 10 January, 2014

From Business ETC Knock Airport has second-busiest year in 28 years Air Travel

Knock Airport has second-busiest year in 28 years

Around 665,000 passengers used the Mayo airport last year – and this year could top 700,000.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall slightly, but sees 12% jump in long-haul Air Travel

Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall slightly, but sees 12% jump in long-haul

Figures release today show that 733,000 passengers flew with the airline last month.

# air-travel - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Airport welcomes its 20 millionth passenger this year Welcome Home

Dublin Airport welcomes its 20 millionth passenger this year

She was presented with a cheque for €3,000 after arriving in Dublin Airport from Washington this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name. Poignant

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.

On Christmas Eve 50 years ago, the New York International Airport paid a poignant tribute to the fallen US president.

# air-travel - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Michael O’Leary turned Santa because he had to Opinion

Column: Michael O’Leary turned Santa because he had to

Ryanair customers feeling the love – because social media has the power to make or break the business.

# air-travel - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Warm and cuddly’ or ‘harsh and caustic’: Are we seeing Michael O’Leary 2.0? Customer Service

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

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

New plane seats could morph to fit each passenger

Imagine you could change the size of your seat…

# air-travel - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight Bird Strike

This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight

A collision at speed can wreak more havoc than one would suspect.

# air-travel - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

# air-travel - Monday 28 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie An Taisce claim air-travel tax will be re-introduced to combat climate change Global Warming

An Taisce claim air-travel tax will be re-introduced to combat climate change

The environmental group says that scrapping the tax makes no “long-term sense” and wants Ireland to make increasing use of ferry crossings.

# air-travel - Friday 25 October, 2013

From Business ETC This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008 Summer Sun

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008

There were 2.2 million overseas trips to Ireland in the period from July to September, a 7.8 per cent increase on 2012.

# air-travel - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2% Tourism

Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2%

The number of overseas trips to Ireland by non-residents increased to 1.893 million trips from April to June of this year.

# air-travel - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do Not So Smart

Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do

Nearly four-fifths of passengers cite concerns over usability for not using smartphones to book or check in, but most want to.

# air-travel - Friday 13 September, 2013

‘Flight 666 to HEL’ is a real, actual flight

And it’s pretty full on Friday 13th, apparently.

# air-travel - Monday 9 September, 2013

From Business ETC German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport Knock

German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport

Over 85,000 passengers passed through the airport last month with numbers travelling to popular sun destinations also up.

# air-travel - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning Evacuation

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning

The airport was evacuated briefly this morning but the public and passengers have now been allowed to return to the building.

# air-travel - Saturday 6 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport Amsterdam

Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport

The money was found in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to fly to Amsterdam.

# air-travel - Friday 21 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Could this solar-powered plane allow us to fly without fuel? Solar Impulse

Could this solar-powered plane allow us to fly without fuel?

A 13-year-old project, privately funded in Switzerland, has seen a plane flying across America – by day AND by night.

# air-travel - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

# air-travel - Monday 10 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cork Airport evacuated after toaster sets off smoke alarms Burnt Toast

Cork Airport evacuated after toaster sets off smoke alarms

No flights were affected by the brief evacuation however the fate of the toast is unclear.

# air-travel - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

From Business ETC Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May Taking Off

Ryanair creeps closer to 80m annual passengers after positive May

The budget airline says it carried 5 per cent more passengers in May 2013 than in 2012, leading to an annual increase.

# air-travel - Friday 24 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested on ‘suspicion to endanger aircraft’ after flight diverted to London London

Two arrested on ‘suspicion to endanger aircraft’ after flight diverted to London

The Pakistan Airlines flight was travelling to Manchester when a disruptive passenger led to it being diverted to Stansted.

# air-travel - Saturday 11 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London Coo

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London

Flight EI168 left Dublin at 3pm – but was back after 15 minutes after striking a flock of birds.

# air-travel - Monday 6 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage Italy

VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage

The handlers were caught red-handed on secret recordings – in some cases violently breaking cases open.

# air-travel - Thursday 25 April, 2013

From Business ETC Aer Lingus to seek 100 voluntary redundancies by end of 2013 Jobswatch

Aer Lingus to seek 100 voluntary redundancies by end of 2013

The airline says increasing losses – of €45.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 – highlight the need to cut staff.

# air-travel - Monday 22 April, 2013

From Business ETC Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe Strike

Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe

Dozens of flights to and from Ireland and the UK have been affected, with Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports all targeted by the strikes.

# air-travel - Thursday 18 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Disruptions at Dublin, Cork Airports after heavy overnight winds Air Travel

Disruptions at Dublin, Cork Airports after heavy overnight winds

The heavy winds made it impossible for some flights to land – meaning some aircraft are not present to take flights.

# air-travel - Friday 5 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March Up In The Air

On the up: Aer Lingus passenger figures increase in March

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

# air-travel - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From Business ETC Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 4 per cent in first quarter of 2013 Air Travel

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 4 per cent in first quarter of 2013

Just under 1.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month according to figures published by DAA.

# air-travel - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Pay as you weigh’: Airline to charge passengers based on body weight Pay Per Pound

‘Pay as you weigh’: Airline to charge passengers based on body weight

Samoa Air, which operates only two small aircraft, will ask passengers to pay fares based on their weight.

# air-travel - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From Business ETC Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante Air Travel

Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante

The Shannon to Alicante service has not operated since 2010.

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