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  • Spence_CWL
    Senior Member
    • Jul 2004
    • 465

    Shannons Iraq windfall

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4577906.stm

    Wow! Thats alot of GIs. Maybe a direct scheduled link from Shannon to America?
  • Future Pilot
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    • Jul 2003
    • 3469

    #2
    Don't Continental already provide one to EWR with a 757?
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    • Ren Frew
      Taxi Rank User
      • Jan 2000
      • 11826

      #3
      I thought Shannon already had plenty of direct US flights or do they all stop at DUB ???

      Last time I was there I saw US Airways, ATA, North American and other carriers on the ramp. Are these GI's flying USAF or commercial ?

      I think North American are regularly contracted by the armed forces as troop carriers ?

      http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...hlight=Shannon
      Last edited by Ren Frew; 4th January 2006, 22:01.
      Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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      • tomfellows
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2005
        • 2001

        #4
        There are 3 or 4 flights a day with Aer Lingus I think that go from there direct to America. They all originate from Dublin I believe also. Not sure on other carriers.
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        • BFS
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          StandardNoise04
          • Aug 2004
          • 434

          #5
          AA and CO both have direct flights to BOS and EWR. North American, ATA and World are usual GI jobbies.
          The best of BFS/BHD under one roof!!

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          • T5
            T5
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2000
            • 6822

            #6
            their plane refuelled on the runway
            Could it not have found a suitable parking space to do that?
            Michael

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            • Spence_CWL
              Senior Member
              • Jul 2004
              • 465

              #7
              Originally posted by BFS
              AA and CO both have direct flights to BOS and EWR. North American, ATA and World are usual GI jobbies.

              oops, maybe I should have done a bit more resaearch lol.

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              • philgatwick05
                Senior Member
                • Jun 2005
                • 1621

                #8
                Originally posted by tomfellows
                There are 3 or 4 flights a day with Aer Lingus I think that go from there direct to America. They all originate from Dublin I believe also. Not sure on other carriers.
                Is this due to the Irish government which is trying to increase tourism in Shannon by forcing trans-continental flights to go via Shannon or is there some other reason?

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                • Spence_CWL
                  Senior Member
                  • Jul 2004
                  • 465

                  #9
                  I know that several inbound TravelCity 747-200s had to go via Shannon over the summer to re-fuel, but not sure about scheduled

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                  • Ren Frew
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                    • Jan 2000
                    • 11826

                    #10
                    Originally posted by philgatwick05
                    Is this due to the Irish government which is trying to increase tourism in Shannon by forcing trans-continental flights to go via Shannon or is there some other reason?
                    It's an agreement that's been in place long before DUB had direct unilateral links to the USA if I'm not mistaken? I must finish reading my recently purchased book about the subject. A political/business agreement designed to protect jobs and services at Shannon ???

                    The agreement in Ireland was similar to that, that was in place at Prestwick, pre-early 90's, when all transatlantic business out of Scotland had to use PIK as it's point of departure.

                    That particular regime was made a mockery of (and subsequently abandoned) when Air 2000 famously offered flights from GLA to the USA complete with a brief touchdown at PIK, before heading out over the Atlantic to Florida.
                    Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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