Shamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4133 times:
I believe that they served YUL often as part of a YYZ rotation. They definately had the 747-100's flying there at one stage.
Aer Lingus old first class 'Golden Shamrock Service' was superb. It was well known it was at one stage one of the best across the atlantic in terms of service. Catering was sumptious, black caviar with blinis served with ice-cold vodka and the finest wines and Champaignes. The seats were large and luxuirous.
They had a 'Super Executive Class' as well, but then Premier Class replaced them in the early 90's.
Skywatcher From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3999 times:
At the time I was a very young, budding aviation afficianado and remember occasionally spotting the EI 720's on a Dublin-Shannon-Montreal-Chicago and return routing. Alot of European airlines used YUL as an en-route stop on the way to Chicago in that era. AF and BA also did for sure. I believe SR and SAS did as well.
I don't think the service lasted much past 1967 or 1968 unfortunately.From that time onwards, Chicago was served non-stop from Shannon.
The YUL arrivals were during the mid-afternoon at around 14:00 EDT a couple of times per week if I'm not mistaken.
First class must have been amazing in those days.I don't think "over-drinking" was regarded as an outrageous event back then and probably occured frequently.
I wouldn't be surprised if the stewardesses were routinely hit on amid the clouds of cigarette smoke.
Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3982 times:
I had the absolute pleasure of flying Aer Lingus to Shannon from Boston in May, 1999. My co-workers and I flew Premier Class, and it was superb.
Excellent cuisine served on exquisite china; drinks in Irish Waterford crystal glasses. The linens for the table trays were world famous Irish made. Large comfortable leather seats, and a very very attentive cabin crew. Actually, come to think of it, that BOS-SNN flight was one of the most delightful I have ever had.
I do wish Aer Lingus would come back to YYZ. I find it suprising that, given the large number of Irish-Canadians, plus high Canadian tourist interest in Eire, that Aer Lingus does not service SNN and DUB from YYZ during the summer months. Hmmmmm.