EI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1420 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5973 times:
At the moment, only 1 out of 5 A330-300's are fitted with PTV's (EI--DUZ). By summer however, almost all cabins will have them. 2 new A330's are arriving this year, the first in 2 weeks time or so, and most of the others are being upgraded. The new cabins are very nice, you should like them!
The DUB/IAD route is mainly operated by the A332's, could change though.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6203 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5894 times:
Aer Lingus are currently installing new cabins and entertainment systems on their A330s, it should all be completed by the summer. Aer Lingus are also about to take delivery of a new A333, EI-EAV which will be accompanied by another new A333 in June.
At the moment the current fleet stands at:
EI-LAX - Leaving the fleet or retrofit (not sure which one)
EI-EWR - Leaving the fleet
EI-DAA - Currently undergoing retrofit
EI-DUO - AVOD fitted
EI-DUB - Leaving the fleet or retrofit (not sure which one)
EI-CRK - Leaving the fleet - being replaced by EI-EAV
EI-JFK - To be retrofitted
EI-ORD - Currently undergoing retrofit
EI-DUZ - AVOD fitted
EI-EAV - To be delivered February 09 (AVOD fitted)
EI-*** - To be delivered June 09 (AVOD fitted)
I'm not entirely sure how accurate this is but I'm sure if you book with Aer Lingus for the summer, there's a big chance you'll be on an aircraft with AVOD and new cabins. Hope it helps.
B777a340fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 752 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5854 times:
Thanks! I would be thrilled if I fly EI then. Unfortunately, the fare that I saw yesterday just jumped $100 over night. booooo Are you all familiar with the sale cycles of EI? I mean, they're having a sale right now... but will they have an even better one when the summer nears? Right now, I'm getting $955 from IAD-CDG mid-summer.... wha do ya'll think?