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EK/EI Code Shares?  
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2261 times:

Hi!
I went to Dubai this Easter with Aer Lingus, I was expecting a mention from the crew about the connecting routes with EK like they do when flying to the US with the code shares on AA but there was nothing.
EI signed a deal with EK on 21 code share routes but there is no mention on the EI website and even in Dubai there was nothing, all I saw was a good few EK and EI staff walking around together.
Does anyone know what the routes are or does anyone want to have a guess what they could be?

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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Wow I would have thought someone would have an idea. Anyway I think one of them is Singapore and the others could be HongKong and Bangkok.
Anymore?


User currently offlineEikiwi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Hi ..

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for advertising on the subject. It wont be a code-share, but just a general partnership, promoting the benefits of routing through DXB, utilising the two carriers.

Destinations that will be promoted include: BKK/SIN/JNB/HKG/PER/SYD/MEL/BNE/MLE/MRU.

eikiwi


User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 766 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

I could take a fair guess on what the routes may be but I dont think that this is the way that EI should be going. There are rumours they will launch their own routes to Asia next year (one or two of HKG, SIN, BKK the most likely). If they want these highly competitive routes to work I dont know if EI should be putting all this attention on DXB as a transit route to Southeast Asia and Oz. They should be promoting Dubai for the destination itself and for other routes in the region and even South Africa.


Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Thanks Eikiwi and EIRules!
I would like to see Aer Lingus start their own routes to Asia and I would like to see them fly to JNB from DUB. I'm sure being friendly with a big airline like EK will not harm Aer Lingus' reputation unlike the risk of attacking Emirates and loosing out.
I must admit the flight I was on was very full in both economy and business so the route must be doing well so far.


User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 766 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months ago) and read 1998 times:

No I am sure being "friendly" with EK wont harm EI either, and it may strengthen their transatlantic business if they can market flights from DXB-US through DUB correctly.


Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months ago) and read 1987 times:

With Aer Lingus expanding so fast and opening lots of new opportunities I hope Dublin can do the same. Evan now DUB can get very overcrowded and that can put passengers off. The new terminal and piers that have been mentioned recently look very good and the airlines must be happy! Big grin
On a side note, the new terminal at Cork opens in 15 days time and it looks very good it will be a nice addition to Irish airports.


User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 766 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 6):
On a side note, the new terminal at Cork opens in 15 days time and it looks very good it will be a nice addition to Irish airports.

I completely agree, any developments in aviation have to be good news. Hopefully this will attract more new airlines into Cork and more new routes. Perhaps even CO?



Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

I would love to see a long-haul route out of Cork and CO would be perfect. Can Cork handle an A330?
This is a good picture from PlanePictures.net and it shows the size of the new terminal well.
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=414659

[Edited 2006-04-25 22:01:41]

User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 766 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Not sure about a 330 but surely a CO 757 wouldnt be a problem


Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
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Quoting Eikiwi (Reply 2):
PER/SYD/MEL/BNE

No Auckland? Will this mean I will be able to book a flight through EK from here in Australsia direct into DUB utilising both EK and EI except on one ticket?


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4634 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

It's all a bit interesting, because theoretically you could book anywhere in the oneworld alliance with EI, but you'd never guess it from their web site.


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineEikiwi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Gday ..

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 10):
Quoting Eikiwi (Reply 2):
PER/SYD/MEL/BNE

No Auckland? Will this mean I will be able to book a flight through EK from here in Australsia direct into DUB utilising both EK and EI except on one ticket?

No, AKL is not on the proposed list, although I wish it was, as it would suit me down to the ground!! I would assume that there is something down the line re: the NZ market, but as to whether it would be along the same lines as the destinations above, I cannot be certain.

I would assume that you will be able to use one ticket, and I hope it gets promoted heavily Down Unda as it will be here, but that of course, remains to be seen!!

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 11):
It's all a bit interesting, because theoretically you could book anywhere in the oneworld alliance with EI, but you'd never guess it from their web site.

There are no immediate plans for this to be enhanced either. Encourages pax onto the oneworld website itself, I suppose. Also, of course, cost, as always is a major issue.  Smile

eikiwi


User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1721 times:

Cork has handled a QF 747 before, not sure about the ins and outs of it, also there was a plan to offer charter flights from the US to cork last year using a 752 but they pulled out over costs.... could have been ryan international.


John Hancock
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

A CO 757 would be great out of Cork but I would always like to see Aer Lingus fly out of Cork on long-haul. Once the stop over and all that business is over and done with, maybe we will see some more longer routes out of DUB and ORK.

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