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EI LON-DUB-US Routes  
User currently offlineHeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 425 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Little bit confused really, EI fly LGW-DUB and LHR-DUB and offer the chance to book LON-BOS/ORD/LAX/NYC etc, even advertising this on their homepage, but with lead in fares of £248 one way inc tax LHR-DUB-NYC why bother? How can they compete with such high lead in fares, if you're flying LHR-NYC there is a wise choice of direct flights much cheaper than this.

Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineJWMD123 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

Yeah there fares are pretty high but EI look to lure customers from other UK bases other than LON. They also offer connections from BHX, EDI, GLA and MAN to the US. All three airports have limited connections to the US

One or two of our Irish anutters should be able to give you more info on the level of transfers.


User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

The level of transfers from BHX, MAN, EDI and GLA are quite high or they were espeically during the summer months. LGW and LHR not as high but still there was quite a few people who did fly LGW/LHR-DUB-USA.

I suppose if you fly it, they will come!


User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

A lot of pax connect to/from GLA, MAN, BHX, as there arent as many flights ex these airports to the US. I have had a lot of UK pax on BOS, MCO, IAD, JFK and LAX

User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

You can also pre-clear US immigration in DUB on most flights.


John Hancock
User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2079 times:



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 4):
You can also pre-clear US immigration in DUB on most flights.

which is a dream and well worth the DUB connection IMHO

especially on the long-ish sector to LAX - the last thing you want to do after an 11-hour flight is to stand in an immigration line with simultaneous 747 arrivals from LHR, MNL, TPE, HKG, NRT, FRA, AKL etc etc

c'mon EI - don't abandon us completely at LAX!


User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

I reckon they will be back for the summer!!!


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User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1952 times:



Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 5):
c'mon EI - don't abandon us completely at LAX!

Supposed to be back from the end of March, when the summer schedule starts! I'd say it wont be 5 weekly like it was, but even 3 weekly is better than nothing! A lot of cities larger than DUB dont have direct, non-stop flights to LAX


User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1885 times:



Quoting Tonystan (Reply 6):
I reckon they will be back for the summer!!!



Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 7):
Supposed to be back from the end of March, when the summer schedule starts! I'd say it wont be 5 weekly like it was, but even 3 weekly is better than nothing! A lot of cities larger than DUB dont have direct, non-stop flights to LAX

good news - it's so easy from the rural Midlands to get to BHX and then stop in DUB on the way over: gets all the hassle out of the way at the beginning of the journey

I'll settle for 3x week - so long as it's operated by -DUO or -DUZ (ok, or -DAA at a push)  Wink


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1793 times:



Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 8):
I'll settle for 3x week - so long as it's operated by -DUO or -DUZ (ok, or -DAA at a push)

Well by next summer hopefully it wont matter, most of the fleet is scheduled to be updated between January and March.


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