The pictures of the new plane look fantastic.
Agree EI is making great strides having shed its “no frills” directive.
Gold Circle really needs to be improved – there are no practical benefits for the higher tiers – such as the ability to choose a short-haul seat free of charge etc – benefits that would really make a difference.
Terminal 2 also needs a dedicated Business/Gold Circle lane through US Immigration, as the queues can still be horrendous, great as Terminal 2 is.
As someone who has earned GC membership, I’m not keen on giving it away to lapsed members – as has been a point of discussion here regarding other FFPs. It just seems daft to me, you either earn these points or not.