Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6203 posts, RR: 15 Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
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?
EIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 675 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1757 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
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6203 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1733 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.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6203 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1676 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!
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.
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.
Smokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1410 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.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6203 posts, RR: 15 Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1388 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.