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How Are EI And BA?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:04 am

Hey you guys. I am finally using my AAdvantage miles and I am going to DUB and GLA. This will be my first time travelling with EI and BA. How are there service/fleet/IFE, etc? This will be my first time also on a 777. I am so excited! Any tips you can give me? Greatly appreciated.

Here's my itinerary:
EI104 JFKDUB 10NOV 6:00P - 5:30A (11NOV)
Airbus Industrie A330 (330)

EI224 DUBGLA 14NOV 1:25P - 2:20P
Boeing 737-400 Passenger (734)

BA1485 GLALHR 17NOV 1:45P - 3:00P
Boeing 757-200 Passenger (752)

AA131 LHRJFK 17NOV 4:35P - 7:25P
Boeing 777 (777)

 
kaitak
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RE: How Are EI And BA?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:27 am

I haven't flown Aer Lingus t/a for many years; they're a good, solid reliable airline, not much in the way of frills (no PTV), but I think you'll find them good. Short haul, they are no frills; drinks and food for sale, but a good selection and cabin crew are nice and DUB is a nice airport to spend an hour or two at.

BA is a good carrier, although I've never flown their shuttle service; you'll get a drink, probably a snack as well, all free.

Hope you have a good trip.
 
TACAA320
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RE: How Are EI And BA?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:33 am

I must say that both are very good. Not even locally, intra Europe but internationally.

Hope you'll enjoy your trip.
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SafetyDude
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RE: How Are EI And BA?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:40 am

I have found Aer Lingus on long-hauls to be a bit shabby. The food is not that good, IFE is non-existent, FAs can be pretty rude, and there are usually tons of tourists with children. Luckily, you are on a red-eye, so you should be able to sleep.

I highly suggest that you try to get a seat in rows 12-30, as that is usually where people without children are seated and that section is rather quiet compared to the rear.

Even better would be rows 9-11, where there are only 24 seats in that section.

To view the seat map, go to http://www.flyaerlingus.com/ and click on "About Us" and then go to fleet. I would post a direct link, but it is very long.

AA's LHR-JFK service is fine, but nothing that great.

Enjoy your trip!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Will
"She Flew For What We Stand For"
 
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RE: How Are EI And BA?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:04 am

Thank you very much, guys.

Your tips really help me.

SafetyDude, I have 18K on the JFK-DUB flight. That should be super being away from kids.

A reservation agent of EI told me that CD walkmans are not allowed. THAT SUCKS!!!!!
 
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RE: How Are EI And BA?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:55 am

If you are lucky and get EI-DAA-A330-202-Saint Keeva it has PTVs, however none of the other A330's do which is crap. Just get a good sleep otherwise, you are using EI in the right direction - you can sleep and forget about your surroundings and the wagon-natured flight attendants!

EI to GLA will be short and sweet but its loco style service so dont expect much in the way of free refereshments. BA domestic is good and my AA experiences transatlantic are quite good!

Enjoy Ireland!

Regards
Ph
Next Flight: DUB-BOS (EI), BOS-DEN-PDX (SWA), SEA-BOS (AS)
 
SafetyDude
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RE: How Are EI And BA?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:15 am

A reservation agent of EI told me that CD walkmans are not allowed.
I did not have any problems on my flight.

If you are lucky and get EI-DAA-A330-202-Saint Keeva it has PTVs
Most of the 330s to JFK are 333s, right?

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-Will
"She Flew For What We Stand For"