Aer Lingus rejects / now accepts IAG takeover offer

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  • AMcWhirter

    An early report in the AV media suggests that Aer Lingus entry in IAG “will be all about cost reduction.”


    I see that a wide range of new transatlantic code share arrangements are coming into place this month for BA and EI

    Interestingly, on the basis of a few trial bookings, EI is by no means always the cheapest option to New York from Dublin. The code share option does not, as yet, show codeshare flights from Glasgow – New York with EI. The prices in Economy with BA seem to be about the same from Glasgow as Dublin. In Business, however, ex-Dublin with both EI and BA is cheaper.


    So codeshare via DUB from the UK to the US will mean paying the higher APD.
    I’d have thought a cheap FR connection to DUB and no APD would make EI cheaper than BA out of LHR?


    I would have thought so too, Canuckland

    However, chose January 12th and looked for cheapest Economy travel

    DUB – NYC (all airports) with BA codeshare on EI – €255
    DUB – NYC (all airports) with EI – €251
    DUB – NYC (all airports) with BA via LHR – €230

    GLA – NYC (all airports) with BA via LHR – £174
    GLA -NYC (all airports) with EI via DUB
    Oops! We don’t have flights for the chosen dates
    No flights available from Glasgow to New York All Airports on Jan 12 2016. Please select an alternative option.
    Show me the next available days –

    which are in summer only and prices range from £175 – £313

    Certainly not worth heading for Dublin with these fares. Business, as I said, is certainly different.


    IAG is certainly expanding its transatlantic capacity from Dublin.

    Irish media reports that American will upgrade its Dublin-Chicago service from a B767 to a larger B777 in August 2016.

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