This is the weekend that was supposed to see Garth-mania breaking out across Dublin, until the gigs were finally cancelled two weeks ago. Yesterday afternoon, in the US, tickets went on sale for the Chicago concert in September that is now going to be the NEW first gig of Garth Brooks’ comeback world tour. 10 shows in total went on sale and sold out yesterday. We have two tickets to give away this morning to one of the Chicago concerts - on September 5th and Aer Lingus have given us two return flights from Dublin to Chicago and you and a friend ...
Last Friday’s cabin crew strike at Aer Lingus raised the prospect of a summer of cancelled flights and disrupted holidays. The two sides are at the negotiating table today to try and avoid that eventuality. Gerald Flynn, Employment Specialist with Align Management joins me now
The panel is joined by Gerald Flynn of Align Management Solutions to discuss the proposed Aer Lingus/DAA strike which is scheduled to take place on the Friday of the St Patrick's Weekend. The DAA have applied for an injunction which may just offer the “cooling off” period that’s required. The ESB Pensions Deficit is also far from resolved and may surface again next week when the company's annual report is released.
Our two largest airlines, Ryanair and Aer Lingus, are complaining of sluggish demand for flights between now and the end of the year. Ryanair has said it plans to aggressively cut prices to encourage bookings, sparking talk of a price war. Earlier this week former Aer Lingus boss Willie Walsh, now the chief executive of British Airways, said he expects some smaller airlines to go bust this winter. But will the airlines' pain be the consumer's gain? RTÉ business reporter Conor Brophy joned Sean in studio.
Christopher Mueller took over Aer Lingus at a time of huge turbulence in 2009. Since he became Chief Executive of Aer Lingus, he has implemented a transformational program, weathered strike threats, and cut over €100m from the airline's cost base. He joins us in studio.
Plus, we have a chance to beat the Januray blues as we team up with Aer Lingus to give away a chance to win a fantastic breakaway to Bordeaux in France. Our competitors on the line are Kate Fitzgerald & Bernard Roche.
John from John Galligan Travel is furious that Aer Lingus workers are going to strike. He thinks they are holding the company, tourists and country to ransom. Liam is a former Waterford Crystal worker who was made redundant in 2009. He worked for the company for 39 years but at the end found there were issues with the pension fund. He was offered €15 per week pension but refused it and the case is now before the European Court. Liam tells Joe he thinks the Aer Lingus workers are right to strike for their pension rights.