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Old 24th Jul 2017, 11:48
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Originally Posted by ayroplain View Post
This article in the Irish Independent makes for interesting reading. The Aer Lingus submission referred to is obviously an impassioned attempt to warn the unions off impending pay increase demands but sets a very serious tone.

Aer Lingus warns it faces turbulent times as low-cost Norwegian and Ryanair threaten its market share - Independent.ie
Interesting.

How is business class doing? I took two return flights recently one to JFK and back and one out to LAX and back from SFO. The outbound JFK was full but the return had six empty seats. Outbound to LAX (smaller cabin, 23 seats) also had six free seats. SFO was a real eyeopener. It had seven empty seats and that was after a family with two young children (four people) were upgraded. So about half the business class seats had not been sold. Looking at short term (in the next week) at fares it appears that there are a lot of spare seats on all T/A flights. As this is likely where they make their money is their a problem here? Even with connections from UK/Europe.
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 13:08
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It's been my experience that most transatlantic flights have been full or close to full since May. Business class, while normally quieter in Summer, is still doing very well.
Most upgrades are people using their points or Economy being oversold and the lucky few being bumped up.
As to the report, when you consider its targeted audience i.e. Staff and Pay Tribunal Chairman and its " leak ", I would suggest its conclusion was written first then fleshed out.
While it does contain some home truths, don't expect the end of Aer Lingus soon.
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 13:17
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It was designed for a target audience, wouldn't pay much attention. Yes DY are going to have some impact, as will FR but wouldn't worry to much.
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 13:55
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Short haul keeps the lights on during recessions, long haul fills the coffers during booms. It has ever been thus
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 21:14
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Originally Posted by waffler View Post
It's been my experience that most transatlantic flights have been full or close to full since May. Business class, while normally quieter in Summer, is still doing very well.
Most upgrades are people using their points or Economy being oversold and the lucky few being bumped up.
As to the report, when you consider its targeted audience i.e. Staff and Pay Tribunal Chairman and its " leak ", I would suggest its conclusion was written first then fleshed out.
While it does contain some home truths, don't expect the end of Aer Lingus soon.
I'm sure J is going well. Very competitive fares certainly. And a good product. It's just there seemed to be a lot of empty seats on three of the four flights I was on. Maybe it is a summer thing.
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Old 26th Jul 2017, 18:35
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Play the poor mouth by management to instil fear in the crew when they come looking for pay increases. Very targeted article and I would like to think that anyone would an ounce of know how would see right through this hatchet job of an 'article'.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 08:29
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 13:01
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You won't find anyone on here or any site willing to divulge that...
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Old 28th Aug 2017, 20:39
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Hey

Just a quick question I'm due to fly out to L.A. late next month anyone know if it's with a 200 or 300 A300 ? Thanks !
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Old 28th Aug 2017, 20:46
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Only 200 operate LAX
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Saver T/A fares also been introduced with restrictions soon. CEO said they were looking at it almost a year ago at this stage.
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