DesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8008 times:
What matters to you in an airline? The aircraft type, IFE, seat pitch, fare, frequent flyer rewards? Where would you like to connect? I have never flown into Dublin, but these are some of the considerations you'll probably want to take when picking what airline you want to fly.
Dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7960 times:
If in business class EI offers the best product from USA gateways direct to Dublin but very poor IFE, if that is important to you.
If in economy, then the difference is marginal, the EI economy product is in rapid decline and may now be worse than the US majors. Possibly the best of the US carriers in economy on the Atlantic is CO, but their connection out of EWR may not be ideal for you. DL via ATL might be easiest.
I would strongly recommend not connecting to DUB via LHR unless there is a huge price advantage on offer. It is a great deal of hassle even in good times.
Bruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7901 times:
Dublin Ireland or California? LOL
I am actually visiting Dublin California right now. It's about 30 miles from SFO. I am not sure if they have an airport.
My best guess would be to fly Air Lingus. Get a taste of Ireland at 35,000 feet.
EIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 1009 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7821 times:
I have flown EI, CO, DL and AA out of DUB and I would go with DL or EI. I wasnt wild on CO and dont like flying 757s transatlantic. AA's 763 was not great either, not nearly as good as their 777 service. EI are still a good airline transatlantic but I must admit their IFE is not great (but no worse than any other airline out of DUB)
Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
Will you be going beetween May and OCT? If so try US IAH-PHL-DUB. No SNN stopover like DL and EI(they have a seperate PHL-SNN flight). However try to get a mainline flight from IAH ans the transit from Terminal F to A-west can be hell so if so try to leave atleast 90 minuits connecting time. This service is operated with 762ER equptment so no AVOD like the A330's that US has. otherwise CO is good as well.