BHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4586 times:
Hi guys !
ok, just a quick question.. what are EI loads like to ORD.. and do they use the 330 with seat back moniters onboard ?? (-DAA I think.. correct me if im wrong)
Also what are the J class loads like ?
Also what is the most profitable route on the EI USA network, Im thinking NYC,
For inflight entertainment look out the window at the beautiful planet we live on, or go down the back of the aircraft and chat to people. Much more entertaining and enjoyable than watching yet another badly edited for aircraft hollywood movie on a 5'' screen.
In april I flew back from ICN with KE, and had a great chat with a former UK soldier who fought in the Korean war - he now goes back every year. I learnt something.. and returned to my wife who was still engrossed in a stupid movie. On my second last flight in 2005 I sat beside an Iraqui who was in London to vote in their elections - I learnt something new, rather than the washed up media speak.
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2083 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4333 times:
Unless it's peak summer season, I've never known EI to be full trans-Atlantic. The LAX flights can be a bit sketchy sometimes as only 3x week and they price dump on that route. Now that it's an A330 operation, you should check the load- although in the good old days of their 747's, there was no need to do so- ditto with SABENA.
EIN145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4213 times:
Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 5): Unless it's peak summer season, I've never known EI to be full trans-Atlantic. The LAX flights can be a bit sketchy sometimes as only 3x week and they price dump on that route. Now that it's an A330 operation, you should check the load- although in the good old days of their 747's, there was no need to do so- ditto with SABENA.
I'm not arguing but I've only once encountered a light load on an EI atlantic service. The low fares seem to be pulling in the pax!!
EI2KSEA From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4188 times:
I can also vouch for high loads on transatlantic services. BOS and NYC from SNN are surprisingly full in the off peak months and I fly them about once a month. The €309 return offer from DUB to LAX sure is tempting in february too!
Next Flight: DUB-BOS (EI), BOS-DEN-PDX (SWA), SEA-BOS (AS)
Pilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4056 times:
The loads tended to be pretty full on all the Transatlantic flights, and during the winter they do great prices, which encourages people to take a lot of weekend trips. Only 1 EI A332 has PTV's in economy (EI-DAA I think) and it is usually routed on the LAX route from what I've seen posted here before.
The other A332's tended to be routed on the BOS or NYC 2nd flights while the A333's do the main DUB-JFK/BOS/ORD and SNN/JFK flights. It would be nice if they upgraded the 2 other A332's to have PTV's, but they can't do it on the A333's cos the weight penalties on the ORD route would restrict the PAX upload too much.
According to the latest media reports, the privatisation route for EI is the best option for the Govt. based on a recent consulting report, and depending on conditions, it's scheduled for this Autumn. If it goes ahead successfully, then EI will have the money to upgrade the long-haul fleet (A350/B787 decision time) and DM (CEO) has said once that decision is made they'll upgrade the current fleet (New Business seats etc) until the new aircraft arrive.