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Old 14th Jul 2016, 11:08
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Aer Lingus adds two A330-300s to its future fleet | Airbus Press release
Aer Lingus is expanding its fleet of A330-300s by two aircraft following a decision to exercise options. The carrier currently operates eight A330s increasing to 10 aircraft in 2016. With the latest decision Aer Lingusí A330 fleet will grow to 12 aircraft.
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 13:52
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H1 Results

IAG released results on Friday with EI making a Ä42 million profit during first 6 months as did BA but IB reduced losses on 2015 while VY increases their losses on 2015.

IAG - International Airlines Group - News Release
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Old 5th Aug 2016, 21:27
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Story carried by a couple of outlets, including The Irish Independent over the last few days that Willie Walsh has stated EI management are considering A321LR's to increase frequency on T/A routes

IAG 'more ambitious now' for Aer Lingus growth says Willie Walsh - Independent.ie

It could also open up new routes from Ireland to Canada & US.

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Old 6th Aug 2016, 10:50
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Story carried by a couple of outlets, including The Irish Independent over the last few days that Willie Walsh has stated EI management are considering A321LR's to increase frequency on T/A routes

IAG 'more ambitious now' for Aer Lingus growth says Willie Walsh - Independent.ie

It could also open up new routes from Ireland to Canada & US.

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Wouldn't fancy narrowbody to the US. No room to move.
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 12:06
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God, just imagine the disastrous PR if someone put a narrow body on the North Atlantic, the B757 say? Would never work (!)

Compare that to a BA B787-8 in Economy (worst ever) or a nine abreast B777!

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Old 6th Aug 2016, 14:02
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Wouldn't fancy narrowbody to the US. No room to move
Tosh give me a single aisle and reasonable sized seat any day.

Far fewer bodies invading my limited space than any twin aisle !

Try a BA 788 in J pay for the privilege of a bath chair yet half are reverse and want to get up to the loo you have about 6" gap and your neighbours feet to get past !
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 14:40
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Wouldn't fancy narrowbody to the US. No room to move
Tosh give me a single aisle and reasonable sized seat any day.

Far fewer bodies invading my limited space than any twin aisle !

Try a BA 788 in J pay for the privilege of a bath chair yet half are reverse and want to get up to the loo you have about 6" gap and your neighbours feet to get past !
EI J Class much better than BA. But whatever floats your boat. I'd prefer a wide body on a long flight.
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 15:36
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EI J Class much better than BA. But whatever floats your boat. I'd prefer a wide body on a long flight.
But why ?

What are your considerations because you realise the twin aisles are actually about moving a multitude in relatively short tube lengths.

This theres more personal space is simply rubbish !

With seat back IFE even the cinema benefits are declining .

And crew ratio is appalling on those larger planes especially in the back.

Really only thing that is a truism with twin aisles are that the aircraft tend to be more stable in adverse weather I suppose.

I'll also add perhaps its a generational thing to some extent many 20-40 year olds have grown up with expecting twin aisle on longer sectors.

Whereas the elders will have experienced the 707/DC8 or VC10 if they were financially able to travel longer haul.

All had very comfortable seats and that's the point.
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 17:31
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I've found A330 transatlantics tend to be quite a lot quieter than B757, though that's probably the age of the aircraft...
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 10:34
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On a recent 757 out of SNN I found the whole experience to be excellent. Seats seemed as comfy as those on the 330, cabin service was AOK. Slept like a log on the way home. So I don't see where people get excited about one aircraft over the other. All the twin aisle seems to do is let people walk around during the flight to stretch legs etc.

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Old 7th Aug 2016, 11:08
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More space to walk around. More toilets!! A feeling of more space even if you don't appear to have it. They do appear more stable. It's a preference. Sorry that it's upset some of you so much . And I'm long past forty!
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 11:26
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Wouldn't fancy narrowbody to the US. No room to move.
10 transatlantic flights from Dublin yesterday were narrowbody.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 11:29
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Originally Posted by alserire View Post
EI J Class much better than BA. But whatever floats your boat. I'd prefer a wide body on a long flight.
Dublin to Boston/Montreal is only 6 hours, a prime example of a suitable narrowbody flight.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 16:58
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Now it seems your a fan of narrow bodies across the Atlantic, you have certainly changed your tune from previous posts on here and A.Net!
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 17:11
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you need a chill pill
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 20:53
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
10 transatlantic flights from Dublin yesterday were narrowbody.
Fortunately we have excellent choice here in Dublin
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 22:47
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Iíd originally planned to post this on another thread: ďI usually fly business classĒ, but I donít - so didnít want to cause thread-drift! Also, lately following this thread more than previously, I thought it might be more pertinent to you guys.

Mrs Seafire and I quite regularly travel from GLA to Fort Lauderdale, more recently flying BAís WT+ to MIA and then driving the 45mins north. Thatís after trying various other MIA & MCO route permutations, but once including Icelandair to SFB and the standard 3hr+ drive south from ORL to FLL. Also used Virginís PE to both MIA and MCO which was initially okay, but their onboard service rapidly deteriorated to our ďno-flyĒ list! So we then kind of settled on BA WT+ to MIA.

However, weíve noticed that BAís WT+ service is also now steadily slipping downwards and upon checking their website, saw their fares were moving in the opposite direction! So come the time to plan next monthís trip, and partly as a result of me lurking on this thread(!), I looked at EIís website and was very happily surprised - the EI full Business Class fare to MCO was significantly less than BAís WT+ to MIA. That, plus a lie-flat seat, enhanced cabin service and the great advantage of pre-clearance into the USA. The hike at MIA from the aircraft is bad enough, but followed by the lengthy queue at US Immigration and then its twin at US Customs - not what you need after a 9hr transatlantic flight. Also, I havenít yet told Mrs Seafire weíll now each get 3x 23k bags (2x 23k on BA); thatís going to cost me in shopping terms before our trip back home!

So now weíre booked to fly EIís J class GLA/DUB/MCO next month. Mrs has the aisle seats but of course, Iíve bagged the windows - weíre both looking forward to it. Sssh, donít tell Mister Walsh, probably better if IAG donít know their airlines are competing with each other from the UK to Florida. Anyway, this threadís a good read and useful too - thank you!


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Old 7th Aug 2016, 23:17
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However, we’d noticed that BA’s WT+ service is now also going downhill and upon checking their website, saw their fares were moving in the opposite direction. So come the time to plan next month’s trip, and partly as a result of me lurking on this thread(!), I looked at EI’s website and was very happily surprised - the EI full Business Class fare to MCO was significantly less than BA’s WT+ to MIA. That, plus a lie-flat seat, an enhanced cabin service and the great advantage of pre-clearance into the USA. The hike at MIA from the aircraft is bad enough, but followed by the lengthy queue at US Immigration and then its twin at US Customs - not what you need after a 9hr transatlantic flight. Also, I haven’t yet told Mrs Seafire we’ll now each get 3x 23k bags (2x 23k on BA); that’s going to cost me in shopping terms before our trip back home!

So now we’re booked to fly EI’s J class GLA/DUB/MCO next month. Mrs has the aisle seats but of course, I’ve bagged the windows - we’re both looking forward to it. Sssh, don’t tell Mister Walsh, probably better if IAG don’t know their airlines are competing with each other from the UK to Florida. Anyway, this thread’s a good read and useful too - thank you!
You will always get excellent J fares to MCO as they are priced more less the same as JFK/BOS despite the longer distance.

MIA also going to be an option next summer.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 23:40
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MIA also going to be an option next summer
Thanks EI-EIDW, that could be v.good news. In fact, now I seem to recollect looking at EI to MCO last year, but there was no return flight in November? I might well be wrong there though.

Incidentally, I'm guessing it'll be an A332 across the pond, but would you know what (EI-Stobart Air) ATR type runs GLA-DUB, 42 or 72, or does it vary? Like most airlines' websites, not too much specific regarding aircraft types!
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 23:52
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Thanks EI-EIDW, that could be v.good news. In fact, now I seem to recollect looking at EI to MCO last year, but there was no return flight in November? I might well be wrong there though.

Incidentally, I'm guessing it'll be an A332 across the pond, but would you know what (EI-Stobart Air) ATR type runs GLA-DUB, 42 or 72, or does it vary? Like most airlines' websites, not too much specific regarding aircraft types!
GLA-DUB will be 72-600
DUB-MCO planned 200 on Tue/Thur and 300 on Sat for whole month. 300 will be taking over majority of flights in the coming months.

As for November there would of been return flights but old EI website may of offered up connections ahead of it.

J customers also get access to the new lounge in the US area.
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