Aer Lingus poised to announce new N American destinations

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  • AMcWhirter
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    Irish media is speculating that Aer Lingus will be adding Pittsburgh (USA) and Montreal (Canada) to its network in 2019.

    An official announcement is expected soon.

    One or both cities could be served by the long-range A321s which Aer Lingus will acquire in 2019.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-to-add-two-new-north-american-destinations-1.3585382#.W2Vz7RcdUCA.twitter


    openfly
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    That sounds awful. The idea of sitting for 8 hours, or more, in a narrow-body aircraft, squatting in an “ironing-board” seat, with minimal legroom sounds horrific. No thanks Willy.


    pheighdough
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    Openfly I think quite the contrary, the Pittsburgh route is a direct reflection of the recently launched BA route (clever marketing by IAG in my opinion), with the added bonus of US immigration in Dublin and feeder routes from regional airports. Montreal still an attraction, and interests me from my local airport albeit you can’t do the early customs clearance.

    I’ve always been a fan of the B757s on the longer route and can’t see the A321s being much different. I find the Aer Lingus Premium product adequate for the N Atlantic hop.


    SimonS1
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    That sounds awful. The idea of sitting for 8 hours, or more, in a narrow-body aircraft, squatting in an “ironing-board” seat, with minimal legroom sounds horrific. No thanks Willy.

    I think you are assuming that SH configuration is to be used. More likely to be like the mid haul config that BA uses with 2-1 lie flat seating in J and more leg room in Y.

    I have done Frankfurt to Accra on the PrivatAir 737s (which ironically BA are subbing now) and it was quite pleasant.


    MartynSinclair
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    Aer Lingus connections to N America benefit from pre clearance…

    Worth the Dublin shuffle IMHO….


    openfly
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    I hear what everybody is saying. Personally I would never do the economy high-density ironing-board seats for 8 hours. I’m sure that the Business product will be fine.

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