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Old 14th Feb 2013, 15:14
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A321

I don't think that the A321 would have the range to cross the Atlantic but Moscow could be a good one !
Did Aer Lingus every operate scheduled flights into Moscow ?
And whatever happened to the rumours of Aeroflot coming to Dublin ?
A once weekly seasonal flight with S7 surely isn't enough to cater for the demand.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 16:14
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Originally Posted by riptack View Post
....back to more mundane route talk, I've always wondered why EI haven't used a two class A321 to fly thinner L/H routes like Philadelphia, Dulles, Moscow? Given the success American carriers seem to have with deploying their 757s on such routes.
The classic A321 can't make it across the Atlantic effectively, but the NEO can, which is why Aer Lingus has been looking at NEOs for transatlantics.

Dublin-Moscow would IMHO struggle to deliver enough revenue to justify taking an aircraft out for almost a whole day (a day during which it could fly 4 or 6 sectors) - the only option would be an overnight service and I'm not sure if there is enough demand for that.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 20:08
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Thank heavens that Aer Lingus won't now be swallowed up by Ryanair. I don't have any safety concerns about Ryanair, but I will not fly with an airline about whom people (in Which?) write "It's a constant battle to get transparency at Ryanair. It always makes travelling with them a disagreeable process from the start" - or an airline whose attitude towards both staff and customers is the way it is widely reported to be at such an airline.
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Be honest you would never have flown them anyway to Ireland.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 21:20
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I won't fly with them anywhere, let alone to Dublin.

My point being that my decision has nothing to do with any concerns about safety, such as the nonsense trotted out by some about the Spanish event, but has everything to do with the reported quality of the product as experienced by many customers....

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Old 14th Feb 2013, 21:43
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I won't fly with them anywhere, let alone to Dublin.
So aren't you been a little bit of a drama queen in needing to use Which etc to justify why you wouldn't fly with them when you never really had any intention.
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Old 15th Feb 2013, 05:42
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Come off it, most people here know Ryanair passenger experience is the lowest of the low in European aviaition, but its cheap. People dont fly with Ryanair for the excellent custome service, but rather its normally the cheapest, one time, or the only airline flying the route. And I actually fly with them sometimes, if its the cheapest once ive added hold baggage. Or if I want a cheap few days somewhere random.

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Old 15th Feb 2013, 21:15
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Ah well, each to his own. Anyway, my booking is now made. 128.58 for a return flight BHX-DUB, including checked bag, seat choice, taxes and admin. Which seems perfectly fine to me.

And no "You want buy scratchcard", adverts or stupid trumpets on arrival....
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 18:21
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What's this I hear about EI leasing 757's? If uts true I presume it will be a similar deal to the time in the 1990's when they leased MD-11s ! Will it be wet leases untill they can get A321neo's??
Anyone any info?
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 18:29
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Apparently was mentioned and talked about in the last CRC meeting.

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Old 21st Feb 2013, 18:34
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I really hope its true! Id be so excited if it was!!
I persure they would be based in Shannon!
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 18:34
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Apparently was mentioned and talked about in the last CRC meeting.
For those of us that don't know, what's a CRC?
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 19:02
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Central Representative Committee. ( group representing all unions meet the executive )
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 19:19
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Aer Lingus and JetBlue announce full codehare agreement.
Move to JFK T5 from 3 April

JetBlue and Aer Lingus Announce Codeshare Agreement - Yahoo! Finance
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 21:23
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It's a shame Aer Lingus never went with the 757 originally when it was evaluated, of course they weren't to know back in the 90s that it would eventually prove to be an excellent transatlantic aircraft. The all Airbus fleet was obviously a great choice overall but I sometimes wonder how different the long haul network would look today if they had 757s.

It's an aircraft I've always wanted to see in EI livery!
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 22:18
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B757 EI

I believe you will . EI are short capacity in summer for Uk Europe and USA and in winter over capacity with A330 in particular ex SNn but also Dub you can expect B757 in EI livery , indeed even supplied by Roi based Aoc !
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Old 22nd Feb 2013, 03:06
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Yup expect three 757 in Aer lingus colours soon , Toronto , Newyork , Boston , should be fun !
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Old 22nd Feb 2013, 11:20
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Well certainly makes sense to offer daily SNN-BOS and SNN-JFK with a B757 (followed by A321NEO in 3 years?)

So the odds are on DUB-YYZ for another route?
What about using a 4th B757 to operate the 2nd daily DUB-BOS flight.....overall this would free up 2 of the current A330.....meaning 4/5x weekly DUB-SFO becomes a possiblity?

I assume however that fuel and operating costs of DUB-SFO would ruin that hope of mine.
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Old 22nd Feb 2013, 11:41
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My understanding is Aer Lingus are looking to use the the B757 in the following ways with Shannon as an example:

SNN SUMMER

SNN-JFK M-W-F-S A333
SNN-BOS -T-T-S- A333

SNN WINTER

SNN-JFK M-W-F-S B757
SNN-BOS -T-T-S- B757

This allows them to lease the A333 out during the Winter or conduct heavy maintenance etc.
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Old 22nd Feb 2013, 11:50
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A 757 would also be a great opportunity to launch a Cork-New York route too!!
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Old 22nd Feb 2013, 11:52
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A 757 would also be a great opportunity to launch a Cork-New York route too!!
Even if seasonal.
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