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Old 17th Nov 2015, 17:55
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British Airways / AerLingus Expands Codeshare Routes from Nov 2015 | Airline Route

British Airways and AerLingus last week expanded their reciprocal codeshare partnership, which covers additional routes between the UK and Ireland, as well as beyond UK.

Newly implemented codeshare routes from 11NOV15 as follow.

British Airways operated by AerLingus
Dublin Birmingham
Dublin Liverpool
Dublin Manchester

AerLingus operated by British Airways
London Heathrow Belfast City
London Heathrow Cape Town
London Heathrow Dubai
London Heathrow Dublin
London Heathrow Johannesburg
London Heathrow Kuala Lumpur
London Heathrow Singapore
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 02:25
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Aer Lingus Orlando problems

Flight EI 120 was cancelled on Sat 14th as indicated by various monitoring agencies including Aer Lingus.
The flight replacing it on Sunday 15th was EI 1120 that was also cancelled.
This flight was replaced on Monday 16th by EI 2120.
Note three different flight numbers.
The EU directive EC 261/2004 is clear on how compensation is calculated.
In summary it is dependent on distance and it must be a flight by an EU airline when originating outside the EU.
If the flight is originating from an EU airport it applies to ALL airlines regardless of their home base.
The Aer Lingus flight originating in Orlando met all criteria for maximum compensation including route distance.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 10:44
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Very good. Quote all of the relevant information, contact the airline directly, and wait for the cheque.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 10:54
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Flight EI 120 was cancelled on Sat 14th as indicated by various monitoring agencies including Aer Lingus.
The flight replacing it on Sunday 15th was EI 1120 that was also cancelled.
This flight was replaced on Monday 16th by EI 2120.
Note three different flight numbers.
The EU directive EC 261/2004 is clear on how compensation is calculated.
In summary it is dependent on distance and it must be a flight by an EU airline when originating outside the EU.
If the flight is originating from an EU airport it applies to ALL airlines regardless of their home base.
The Aer Lingus flight originating in Orlando met all criteria for maximum compensation including route distance.
No expert but different flight numbers mean nothing as they are required for operational purposes. All EI have to do is show it was exceptional circumstances and by the sounds of the tech fault it they could just do that.

Do update if you do receive the full amount.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 11:34
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Just concentrate on the flight on the 14th. The 15th and 16th are irrelevant. A simple letter detailing the flight details and the fact that it was cancelled should be enough. The EU rules are pretty clear, and the "extraordinary circumstances" excuse is now a lot less easy to use by airlines.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 14:21
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Aer Lingus delayed/cancelled flight claim

Thanks for the various comments and in particular the help provided by 'wolverhampton'.
AL have already offered a travel voucher for 250.
TG for the EU directive EC 261/2004!
It should make it much easier and quicker to process the claim.
I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 15:32
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There were several landmark court cases in the UK recently where delays arising from technical faults were found to not be extraordinary circumstances

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huzar_v_Jet2.com

It's not entirely black and white however, some issues can be considered extraordinary, the failure of essential flight controls before departure being one of them, or damage caused by a foreign object. Of course in this case we don't know what the issue was.

There are many flight delay solicitors out there who operate on a no-win-no-fee basis who would be happy to help I'm sure. EI may try and bluff if you deal with them directly but their evidence has to be able to stand up in court.
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 12:29
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EI have updated T/A again,

LAX 4 weekly (5 weekly - beleive 4 was planned at start as it was that when first released online)
ORD 12 weekly (11 weekly)

One would expect ORD to go 14 weekly in 2017 with aircraft.

Afternoon T/A departuers pushed back as well, should allow a few additional connections.

ORD - 15.45 ~ 16.00
JFK - 16.00 ~ 16.15
BOS - 16.15 ~ 16.30

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Old 20th Nov 2015, 22:37
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2016 T/A

EI-EIDW here is the full update:

ORD - (11 weekly) - 12 weekly eff 7 Apr, 13 weekly eff 6 Oct
BDL - 4 weekly eff 28 Sep, Daily eff 6 Oct
LAX - 4 weekly eff 4 May
EWR - 1 Daily eff 1 Sep
BOS - 2 Daily
JFK - 2 Daily
SFO - 1 Daily
YYZ - 1 Daily
IAD - (4 weekly 332) - 5 weekly 752 eff 4 May, 5 weekly 330 eff 28 Sept
MCO - (4 weekly) - 3 weekly
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Old 23rd Jan 2016, 15:30
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Does anybody know if EI flights in the winter to Salzburg entirely charter based? Can't find them on the official website.
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Old 23rd Jan 2016, 15:39
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Does anybody know if EI flights in the winter to Salzburg entirely charter based? Can't find them on the official website.
Yes, scheduled ended a few years ago.
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 14:22
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Quick question, have Aer Lingus ever deviated from the layouts below in the last few years?

A319 Y144
A320 Y174
A321 Y212

Cheers!
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 14:55
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Quick question, have Aer Lingus ever deviated from the layouts below in the last few years?

A319 Y144
A320 Y174
A321 Y212

Cheers!
No and the A319's will be all gone in a few weeks, replaced by A320's.
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 16:05
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Pedant hat on.....I think the Iberia 320s came with 3 less seats from memory so to be strictly correct in answering your question then yes. But after a while the additional row was put in to ensure fleet conformity.
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 16:29
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Pedantry is good detail by any other name, much appreciated, thanks all!
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Old 26th Feb 2016, 08:33
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EI 2015 operating profit of 124 million, up from 52 million and I remember last year they said it would only be towards end of 2015 before the reducted oil would impaxt so 2016 should be a good year.

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Old 26th Feb 2016, 12:23
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Trouble at Belfast City!

Heard from a very reliable source today that EI are downsizing the operation at BHD. They are cutting all of the summer routes from October, and this winter will see 1x320 based there, operating only LHR. They are scaling the operation back and preparing to close the base.

The pilot base is being closed from October and the flights will be operated by Dublin crew, the cabin crew base will close in March 2017 and it is still being decided at the minute whether the LHR flights will continue with Dublin based crew and aircraft.

Its a sad time and staff will be briefed very shortly on the options available to them.
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Old 26th Feb 2016, 17:45
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Can't see it happening.
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Old 26th Feb 2016, 18:31
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Sadly it's not a case of it it does happen, it's when it happens. It's been on the cards for a long time and IAG have accelerated it now. Belfast is haemorrhaging money and they want to stop this and use the aircraft more profitably.

Press has started to get leaks now.....

More will follow....

Jobs fear for Aer Lingus staff in Belfast - The Irish News
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Old 26th Feb 2016, 20:11
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The summer routes close every October. Quite possibly land up with only seasonal based crew with year round operated by DUB. It might not pay having a crew base for 1 aircraft.
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