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AerLingus First Flight To SFO Arrives 10/29  
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5407 times:

Looks like the 1st Aer Lingus non-stop to Dublin will arrive SFO on 10/29 at 1300hrs to the usual welcoming cermonies which includes the traditional water cannon salute. A 332, four days a week. Starting at the beginning of the slow season?

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5396 times:

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):
Starting at the beginning of the slow season?

But the SFO flights from/to DUB are actually pretty full. They have good bookings from now and a few weeks forward.

Isnt the flight departing on the 28th Oct from DUB???



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

Here's an interesting website with some information about the new route.

http://www.sfo2ireland.com/

Aer Lingus has been looking at SFO for years, they can finally operate the route thanks to open skies and I'm sure it will be a great success for them.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5377 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
Aer Lingus has been looking at SFO for years, they can finally operate the route thanks to open skies and I'm sure it will be a great success for them.

Yes it will be a success for them. Lots of interest in SFO . Also some pax will do into SFO and out of LAX . Very popular.
Nice to see EI in SFO.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Also some pax will do into SFO and out of LAX

Didn't think on that options actually. That will be a popular combination.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5345 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Yes it will be a success for them. Lots of interest in SFO . Also some pax will do into SFO and out of LAX . Very popular.
Nice to see EI in SFO.

...I was flying LAX to LHR and met a chap who was flying to Cork...he was telling me when he first moved to the Bay Area he was surprised to see the amount of Irish residents in the Bay Area..

Good luck to EI.. yes ...not to mention yet another A330 to the Bay Area.. bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):
Looks like the 1st Aer Lingus non-stop to Dublin will arrive SFO on 10/29 at

This was a question I brought up on the Irish forum. The first flight should arrive into SFO tomorrow, Oct 28th and then return to Dublin with an arrival on the 29th.



John@SFO
User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

Out of curiosity, does this flight have to make a stop in/continue on to Shannon?

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5231 times:

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 7):
Out of curiosity, does this flight have to make a stop in/continue on to Shannon?

No it's non-stop as is MCO, IAD and LAX.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 5):
not to mention yet another A330 to the Bay Area

A very good looking A330 it is too,


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Quoting Legacyins (Reply 6):
This was a question I brought up on the Irish forum. The first flight should arrive into SFO tomorrow, Oct 28th and then return to Dublin with an arrival on the 29th.

Took my information off the official SFO new release dated 26 October 2007.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

I might go out there tomorrow to see the arrival of it. Then again, I might not.

It's great to see another good Euro carrier in SF. I love their colors too.


User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5151 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 8):
Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 7):
Out of curiosity, does this flight have to make a stop in/continue on to Shannon?

No it's non-stop as is MCO, IAD and LAX.

I think he meant that a lot of the flights to Ireland either fly to dublin first or shannon first but they continue to the other. So would this flight fly SNN-DUB-SFO-DUB-SNN or is it just DUB-SFO-DUB. There was a law/rule for awhile where airlines had to serve both I can't remember where I heard that though.



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

I believe the flight is DUB-SFO-DUB, and no SNN stop is required.

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5139 times:

Well, congrats to Aer Lingus and SFO. On the flip side, there go San Jose's last chances of landing an European flight.....

User currently offlineTheDiplomat From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 382 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5098 times:

I see that EI have a $199 sale next week on SFO DUB. Thats amazingly cheap for flights in Jan and Feb.

User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
Took my information off the official SFO new release dated 26 October 2007.

This is what I am confused about. Anyway, I will be at SFO tomorrow working out of the A-Terminal.



John@SFO
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

Seems right now that the flight to SFO will depart 10minutes later than scheduled, but will arrive 30minutes before schedule in SFO.

Which aircraft is it going to be?? will it be DUO???



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4849 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 16):
Which aircraft is it going to be?? will it be DUO???

I think it is which is great because of the new AVOD and lie flat seats in Premier. I think Enda Corneille and other directors are on board so they would probably get the best aircraft. I'm sure the newer aircraft will be very frequent visitors to SFO and LAX.

In the news today Aer Lingus is supposedly going to drop DXB and make SFO daily by next summer. EI wont announce any new routes until September 2008 at the earliest so an increase in frequency was expected on one of the routes.

http://www.thepost.ie/post/pages/p/s...s=themarket-qqqid=27719-qqqx=1.asp


User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4764 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):
Starting at the beginning of the slow season?

With strong business ties between the bay area and Ireland, plus Irish peoples desire to travel all the time, I dont think that matters!


User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

EI 147 will arrive at 1330 into A-9 at SFO. There are 267 passengers with 13 crew. Not sure on the REG of the aircraft. Everyone at the Check in counter for EI is wearing a Green carnation. Sadly, this flight was not pre cleared by DUB so all the passengers will need to clear Immigration at SFO.

Good luck to EI at SFO.



John@SFO
User currently offlineStealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

Quoting Legacyins (Reply 19):
Sadly, this flight was not pre cleared by DUB so all the passengers will need to clear Immigration at SFO.

I am sorry but does this mean that if you're cleared in DUB, the pax once they arrive SFO can walk out as if it was a AC flight? I thought they would have to clear immigration once they arrived SFO.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

Quoting Stealth777 (Reply 20):
I am sorry but does this mean that if you're cleared in DUB, the pax once they arrive SFO can walk out as if it was a AC flight? I thought they would have to clear immigration once they arrived SFO.

If you have Pre Cleared in DUB then when you land you by pass all immigration counters and go to baggage reclaim, clear customs then your in .


User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

Quoting Stealth777 (Reply 20):
I am sorry but does this mean that if you're cleared in DUB, the pax once they arrive SFO can walk out as if it was a AC flight? I thought they would have to clear immigration once they arrived SFO.

It just means they cleared immigration formalities but still need to collect their luggage and proceed through customs.

In Canada, they clear immigration and customs formalities. Therefore, their flights can arrive at the domestic terminals.


Today, EI did not clear in Dublin, so Immigration/customs formalities needed to be cleared at SFO.

Side note. Aer Lingus used EI-DUO into SFO.



John@SFO
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

Quoting Legacyins (Reply 22):
Side note. Aer Lingus used EI-DUO into SFO.

Great! It's good to hear they used one of the nicest aircraft in the fleet for the first flight. I'm sure those 267 passengers enjoyed the AVOD and the new seats.


User currently offlineIADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

I never understood how EI was able to start the DUB-IAD and DUB-SFO flights before Openskies takes effect the end of March, 2008. Can somebody please explain? Many thanks.

Also, how is the DUB-IAD performing? One a few occassions, since that flight started, I have arrived at IAD on various DL and WN flights. On my way to baggage claim, I have to walk past the gate where the IAD-DUB flight departs from.. I have been there about 45 min or so before the flight is scheduled to depart. It just seems like there are a great many pax in the gate area waiting to board. So it makes me wonder just how the IAD-DUB flight is doing.


25 Smokeyrosco : umm???? Open skies is a fact of life now, i don't get what you mean?
26 Legacyins : Technicially, Open skies does not go into affect until 2008, March I believe. This is why All the American carriers are waiting to start service into
27 Smokeyrosco : Access to LHR although wrapped up in open skies has a lot less to do with the final agreement then you think, American carriers are still paying for
28 Post contains links Legacyins : I think you are the one who has his facts wrong. http://www.smh.com.au/news/travel/ir...kies/2007/05/13/1178994999071.html The SNN flights to the U.S
29 Al2637 : Open Skies comes into affect in March 2008. The Irish government negotiated a transitional agreement with the US to allow new routes between Ireland a
30 COEI2007 : I'm doing DUB-IAD today, so i'm interested to see what the loads will be like
31 B747forever : Hope you will enjoy your flight. Can you tell us later what the loads was like???
32 Shamrock350 : Morning COEI2007, are you lucky enough to be a passenger or are you working today?
33 Post contains links Leamside : Flight 147 landed on runway 28R. Winds 260 at 11 knots. Overcast and foggy. Strange there were no photographers taking shots unlike other inaugural fl
34 Shamrock350 : Shame about the weather, there are some shots of the first Aer Lingus flight to Funchal on the "other site" but thats just a new short-haul route. I w
35 Legacyins : The first flight actually arrived yesterday, Sunday. The VIPs were on today's flight with the "Official" welcoming ceremonies.
36 Tonymctigue : Great to finally see EI at SFO. It has been a long time coming. It can only be good for the whole of Ireland not to mention the beneifts it will bring
37 Modesto2 : I saw the departure today at SFO around 4pm. In fact, I heard "Shamrock" on the radio and was wondering when the new service had started. The A330 loo
38 Tonystan : Two good mates of mine were Senior crew on the outbound to SFO yesterday. They said the atmosphere on board was great craic and the watercannon reciep
39 Legacyins : I am heading up to Union Square right now. Aer Lingus has some events plans. I am hopeful that I will win tickets on EI to Ireland. :;
40 F1eddie : Well here's some irish good luck for you then... Any Pics of the inagural???
41 COEI2007 : Y loads were good, J wasnt. I'd say about 75% LF. Coming home tonight is a lot busier Working....as always! I wish I was pax for once!
42 Post contains links Shamrock350 : Here are some photos of EI-DAA and EI-DUO operating their flights to SFO. http://www.flickr.com/photos/79218066@N00/ Here is an interview with Aer Lin
43 Bramble : Not like the "VIPs' to work weekends even though EI is a 364/24/7 operation..........................................................................
44 ThrottleHold : Yes they do. Several TA flights leave the USA on Dec 25th.
45 Bramble : Apologies, should have phrased that better. Up until last christmas they did not. Last year I think 2 flights did depart from BOS and JFK on Dec 25th
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