Monday 23 October 2017

Some plane speaking in the Dáil for once, but the Aer Lingus deal is surely up, up and away

Colleagues Una Ayers, Jo Breheny and Lizanne Sullivan were at Dublin Airport to catch an Aer Lingus flight for a business trip. Airport. Una said the airline is “synonymous with Ireland”, so she would like the shamrock to remain part of the brand’s identity
Colleagues Una Ayers, Jo Breheny and Lizanne Sullivan were at Dublin Airport to catch an Aer Lingus flight for a business trip. Airport. Una said the airline is “synonymous with Ireland”, so she would like the shamrock to remain part of the brand’s identity
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

Seasoned fliers know the drill: board the plane, click on the seatbelt, leaf through the duty-free mag while trying to tune out the safety song-and-dance routine taking place in the aisle.

We know the cabin crew are obliged to put on this pre-flight performance and that one should dutifully pay attention, but it can be tedious when you've heard it many times before and are dubious about the claims being made (like, you know, a little whistle will be darn useful when we ditch into a storm-tossed Atlantic ocean).

There are days (too many, alas) like this, when veteran Dáil-watchers experience a similar emotional pot-pourri of ennui and deja-vu.

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