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Old 8th Aug 2016, 00:07
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Got it thanks, for the Seafires x 2 it's going to be 72-600 and A332 in both directions. That'll be two "firsts" on one trip. Think my last turbo-prop flight was an FH-227 in Brazil, well back in the last millennium!

Thanks for your all good info.


Edit: No, it was an American Eagle Saab 340 TPA-MIA early this millennium!


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Old 16th Aug 2016, 01:15
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seafire6b - It's a pretty easy transit airport and quick.
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EI are giving DY a run on LGW-JFK traffic, college got two return trips with the EI Low v DY Low Plus (same but extra kg with EI) saving £100 and £30 in December and March. They are not extremes they are repeated across the winter season.

LGW-JFK must be DY's money spinner as they were charging the exact same fares for LGW-LAX. Wonder if BA returning has allowed them to push fares up as they are more less matched.

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Old 16th Aug 2016, 11:24
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j636 - the march of the Vikings, eh?

From my first post on this thread, you might've seen my ultimate Florida destination from GLA is Fort Lauderdale. Must admit that DY's LGW/FLL service has previously aroused my passing curiosity - as did Zoom's in years gone by - but changing airlines en-route gives me caution. In the event of flight delays or cancellations, I'd prefer such to remain the airline's problem, not mine!

That's not to mention also avoiding lugging Mrs Seafire's extensive baggage around at transfer points! After deciding to bypass BA this time, we're both happy to have chosen EI. It seems win/win all the way: much enhanced EI J service over BA's WT+, increased baggage allowance, lounge access, pre-clearance into the USA (a fantastic plus!), significant fare cost-savings and finally, no Heathrow Zoo - despite having access to BA's T5 lounge there. Good choice Seafire!
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Old 16th Aug 2016, 11:39
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Originally Posted by seafire6b View Post
j636 - the march of the Vikings, eh?

From my first post on this thread, you might've seen my ultimate Florida destination from GLA is Fort Lauderdale. Must admit that DY's LGW/FLL service has previously aroused my passing curiosity - as did Zoom's in years gone by - but changing airlines en-route gives me caution. In the event of flight delays or cancellations, I'd prefer such to remain the airline's problem, not mine!

That's not to mention also avoiding lugging Mrs Seafire's extensive baggage around at transfer points! After deciding to bypass BA this time, we're both happy to have chosen EI. It seems win/win all the way: much enhanced EI J service over BA's WT+, increased baggage allowance, lounge access, pre-clearance into the USA (a fantastic plus!), significant fare cost-savings and finally, no Heathrow Zoo - despite having access to BA's T5 lounge there. Good choice Seafire!
You'll also have access to the lounge in DUB on the way back, so have some fresh clothes in your hand luggage so you can use the showers.

3 x 23kg bags each to fill, best of luck with that!

I find EI's J smashes BA's (Club world?)
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Old 19th Aug 2016, 12:53
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Are EI joining ONEWORLD any time soon? And if so will they allow BA exec club members to jump over?
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Old 19th Aug 2016, 13:52
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They are but no time frame but probally sometime in 2017.

Not sure if this will be any help in the meantime when they launch AerClub lather this year.

Can I merge my BA Executive Club Account, Avios Account or Iberia Plus with my AerClub Account or transfer my Avios points between them?

If you have an existing Avios account, British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus or AerClub accounts, you can use the 'Combine my Avios' feature to combine your Avios points into one account or transfer Avios points between your accounts. To transfer Avios points please visit Anything can fly with avios.com | Home | Avios
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Old 19th Aug 2016, 14:55
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Thanks EI-A330-300 , I figured they would let us mile merge but not status merge.
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Old 25th Aug 2016, 11:11
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Anyone know when the full EI summer timetable for 2017 is likely to be published. Beginning to think about planning next year's travels 😁
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 23:05
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Anyone know when the full EI summer timetable for 2017 is likely to be published. Beginning to think about planning next year's travels ��
Over next few weeks, a lot on sale now.
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New A333 just arrived in DUB at 00.00, starts service in morning.
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 18:28
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EWR launched with a 92% load including over 100 connections from:
Abu Dhabi
Barcelona
Birmingham
Brussels
Edinburgh
Hamburg
Isle of Man
Liverpool
London LHR/LGW
Newcastle
Manchester
Paris
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 21:57
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Thanks. Much appreciated.
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Old 6th Sep 2016, 11:15
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I got the new Passport Card (Credit card size) issued to Irish citizens recently.
I encountered two problems.

1. Aer Lingus does not allow one use it online where API is required.
I phoned AL and they told me the number on Passport book is the only one
accepted.

2. Schiphol auto recognition Passport booths (at immigration control) do not accept the Passport card - only Passport book.
I had to get in rather lengthy queue for Immigration officer do the usual check.

3. I had no problem using the Passport Card during the boarding process.

Sťamus
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 15:03
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Mike Rutter, Aer Lingus’s chief operating officer, said it had shaved seven minutes off average boarding times by “simplifying” how it does it. And having traditionally lagged Ryanair on punctuality, Aer Lingus has landed ahead of the short-haul pack at Dublin for each of the first eight months of 2016 – “a complete reversal” of its earlier record.
Aer Lingus smartens service for ?guests? ? just don't be late

Quiet a transformation compared to last year.....FR letting OTP slide!
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 16:46
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Yes, well done for changing the boarding process, to no longer have it by seat row, that's a huge improvement!

The airline, which is in growth mode, hoped to retain a four-star rating awarded by air travel review site Skytrax, as well as live up to the message of recent advertising campaigns, Mr Rutter said.
However, I doubt they'll be maintaining the 4 stars. On recent trips I noticed that the cabin interior was dirty/messy (had not been cleaned). I sent photos to Aer Lingus and they replied: "We have recently made some changes to our aircraft cleaning processes due to the short turnaround times on our short haul routes. Therefore, it is with regret to learn of the condition of your assigned seating area on board both these flight services."

In other words, increased punctuality has come at the expense of cleanliness, so I think they can forget about their "hope" to retain their four-star rating.
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 17:53
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Cleaning at outstations was removed earlier this year, before Sky Trax did their "audit" of the airline so it appears Aer Lingjs got away with it that time!
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 18:12
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On the few flights I have taking since the change only one was a little dirty, the rest are clean.

If only they could control the type of passengers they let on board
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 00:40
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BA/EI have extended the code share to mainland Europe very recently covering all major hubs/cities outside a few Med routes.

Should bring a boost for T/A as connections are displayed and prices between EI/BA/IB are more less identical.
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 10:09
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What is the story with the codeshare on BA routes to South Africa?

They appear on the website, but whichever airport you select in Ireland, there don't seem to be flights available.
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 16:48
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I was in and out of Malaga a few times recently and notice Shamrock A330 there twice! Easily recognisable in size compared to the low cost A320/B738 a/c on ramp. Surprised to see it, capacity must be in demand?
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 16:49
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A330 goes to Malaga all the time during the summer! Been like that for years now!
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