shawnnyc
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Aer Lingus Trans-Atlantic Service

Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:21 am

I am going to Marbella for summer vacation on miles, and on my return I am flying Aer Lingus (did it so that I can get a night out in Dublin). The itinerary that AA sent me says my flight # 111 from Shannon to JFK only serves a snack on the 7+ hour flight. Is that correct? Seems like way too long of a flight to not serve food, and not what I would expect from a Oneworld airline.
Also does anyone know if there are PTVs on Aer Lingus' A330-200?
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TWAL1011
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RE: Aer Lingus Trans-Atlantic Service

Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:36 am

I have taken EI111 many times.

You will receive a lunch (it has been Cheese/Meat Lasagna or Chicken for many years) and a snack (scone/biscuit) before landing in JFK.

Only one of EI's A330's has a PTV system. It is an A330-200 Reg. EI-DAA. This aircraft is generally used for the DUB-LAX-DUB rotation - but may end up on any other scheduled trans Atlantic schedule.

Enjoy your trip.
 
shawnnyc
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RE: Aer Lingus Trans-Atlantic Service

Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:58 am

Thanks TWAL 1011

Quoting TWAL1011 (Reply 1):
I have taken EI111 many times.

You will receive a lunch (it has been Cheese/Meat Lasagna or Chicken for many years) and a snack (scone/biscuit) before landing in JFK.

Only one of EI's A330's has a PTV system. It is an A330-200 Reg. EI-DAA. This aircraft is generally used for the DUB-LAX-DUB rotation - but may end up on any other scheduled trans Atlantic schedule.

Enjoy your trip.

Thanks TWAL 1011
 
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shamrock350
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RE: Aer Lingus Trans-Atlantic Service

Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:46 am

I was sure they have more PVTs on the A330s, wow only one plane! Anyway I have only ever flown transatlantic once so that's why I probably don't know
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Trans-Atlantic Service

Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:03 am

Quoting TWAL1011 (Reply 1):
Only one of EI's A330's has a PTV system. It is an A330-200 Reg. EI-DAA. This aircraft is generally used for the DUB-LAX-DUB rotation - but may end up on any other scheduled trans Atlantic schedule.

What would be the point of installing just ONE airplane with the PTV's? A 10hour flight to LAX is just as grueling as a 7 hour jaunt to BOS/JFK or even ORD. So why not have the whole fleet of A330's delivered with them?
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Trans-Atlantic Service

Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:09 am

Quoting Clrd4t8koff (Reply 4):

What would be the point of installing just ONE airplane with the PTV's? A 10hour flight to LAX is just as grueling as a 7 hour jaunt to BOS/JFK or even ORD. So why not have the whole fleet of A330's delivered with them?

Hmmm...maybe the fact that EI has been operating the 330 for at least eight years, well before the proliferation of PTVs in aircraft, let alone in Y.

EI had intentions to update all of their frames with personal entertainment before they hit some dire financial times. Now that they're on their way to profitability, the doors are open.

And, for the record, there is a world of difference between DUB-BOS and DUB-LAX...like about 2100 MI, so its not necessarily a comparison between apples and apples.
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shamrock350
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RE: Aer Lingus Trans-Atlantic Service

Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:47 am

Just said on another thread that i would love to see the 777 in the aerlingus fleet seeing as they are near to ordering about 12 or 15 aircraft even though their A330s are fine, seeing as the A350 and 787 are avalible in 2010 i think the 777 would be great for them on DUB-LAX routes. If they could (thinking way ahead here) i would like to see Asia routes and more U.S.A and Canada routes!