HeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 425 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3090 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.
JWMD123 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3031 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.
Shamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3001 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.
LHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2521 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
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
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)