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Did Enyone Every Have A Bad Flight With Aer Lingus

Mon May 22, 2000 7:33 am

Hi Everbody,
I was just wondering did enyone ever have a bad flight with Aer Lingus.I fly with them all the time but once going into heatrow the pilot came in to steep then in pulled back up again,I tought we were going to make a missed approched but eventully he landed, a very hard one at that too.
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RE: Did Enyone Every Have A Bad Flight With Aer Lingus

Mon May 22, 2000 7:37 am

Exept for a few missed approaches and flaps that would not come out in LHR nothing. I allways feel safe flying EI unlike some other cariers!

Jeremiha Teahan
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RE: Did Enyone Every Have A Bad Flight With Aer Lingus

Mon May 22, 2000 9:21 am

I bet better watch out Southwest was previous landing crash at Burbank. Does Aer Lingus pilot know about it before? It shouldn't do that again! If there is a short runway no way!!! LHR is okay but be cautious if wet runway or snowing! Why was steep dive or ATC give instruction hurry path traffic pattern or ATC didn't give him attitude lower to approach LHR? What's going on he fly too high and steep last minute to LHR? Huh?  
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RE: Did Enyone Every Have A Bad Flight With Aer Lingus

Tue May 23, 2000 7:39 pm

No. I only flew with EI twich though (CPH-DUB DUB-CPH). The infllight service could bee better but was far from bad.
The landong in Copenhagen wasn't thet good. The plane came in too steep and we bounced once or twice. It's a nice airline and beautiful planes, specially the A330's

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RE: Did Enyone Every Have A Bad Flight With Aer Lingus

Tue May 23, 2000 9:15 pm

I have never flown with EI but they have a good reputation. I only wanted to say something to the hard landings which some posts mentioned.
I was told by a pilot that a hard landing is not always an bad landing. If the runway is short or wet, it is much safer to let the aircraft "fall" down at the beginning of the runway, than to try a smooth landing with the risk to touch down late.

No Problems With

Tue May 23, 2000 11:34 pm

Hello all. I wanted to report that I had no problems flying Aer Lingus when I flew their A330-200 St. Mella from BOS to SNN and on my return trip to BOS from SNN flying an A330-300 St. Colmcille.

Despite rain and overcast skies departing Boston, we left right on time at 2115 hours and arrived almost 30 minutes early at 0745 Shannon time (5 1/2 hour flight)

On the way home we left Shannon at 1330 local time and arrived in Boston at 1430 local time (6 hour flight)

Despite some minor turbulence on the return trip to Boston, both flights were uneventful.

The inflight service was excellent and I would defintely fly them again! It's too bad they do not fly domestic flights within the US! Like most other European carriers, they do a much better job in servicing the passenger than their US counterparts!  
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RE: Is Maith E Aer Lingus!

Wed May 24, 2000 1:10 am

Of course, as you all know, that means - Teahan and other Irish people, . . . Aer Lingus is good. And that's true. I suppose people in every country moan about their airline; Australians give out about Qantas, Singaporeans give out about SIA (but are released early on good behaviour!) and we Irish are know to give poor old Aer Lingus a hard time.

One memory comes to mind; about six years ago, there was to be a European cup match in Malta and EI was supposed to fly passengers down, but there was fog. And flights were delayed and of course . . . yes, boy did Aer Lingus get a hiding! And of course, they did the right thing.

I've never had a bad experience flying with Aer Lingus and we're lucky to have them. They were a bit staid at one time, but now, they got their act together and it's a darn good airline, with a good fleet and an expanding network.

Long may they fly. Aer Lingus go deo (forever)!
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RE: Did Enyone Every Have A Bad Flight With Aer Lingus

Wed May 24, 2000 2:27 am

There inflight seervice within Europe is not graet at all! A sandwich on a 2 hour flight and only water on a 45 minute domestic flight! But I must say I allways feel safe on EI! I also love their livery ! Their Baltimore service is starting on the 6th of September

Jeremiah Teahan
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Aer Lingus To Baltimore?

Wed May 24, 2000 3:43 am

Baltimore service huh? Why don't they just fly to Dulles International in Washington, DC?

Is it going to be a nonstop or are they going to connect in one of their gateways like JFK, Newark, or Boston?


Wed May 24, 2000 3:51 am

Sorry Teahan and everyone else, I just found the headline on the Aer Lingus web page about Baltimore service...

Aer Lingus today welcomed the announcement by the United States Department of Transportation in Washington of its intention to grant code-sharing rights to Aer Lingus and its oneworld alliance partner, American Airlines, for all four existing Aer Lingus US gateways at New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

In the same announcement the US authorities said they intended to also grant Aer Lingus rights to link a new US gateway at Baltimore/Washington International Airport with Shannon and Dublin.

Aer Lingus Group Chief Executive, Larry Stanley, welcoming the US Government announcement said that, subject to final regulatory approval, the decision to grant code-sharing approvals would open up enormous opportunities for the customers of Aer Lingus and American Airlines and for the economies of Ireland and the United States.

"This will have the effect of introducing a new major US airline into the Irish market through Shannon and Dublin and will give Aer Lingus customers, seamless access to the vast global network of American Airlines", Mr Stanley said. He added that the new US gateway at Baltimore/Washington International Airport will give Aer Lingus access to this key destination and will boost business and leisure travel by linking Ireland for the first time with the capital of the United States and its hinterland.

Subject to final regulatory sign-off, Aer Lingus intends to commence code-sharing services with American Airlines this summer and to commence services to Baltimore/Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 6 with three flights per week, growing to a daily service next summer. This follows the introduction of code-share services by Aer Lingus with its other major oneworld partner, British Airways, in March of this year.

Following several years of continued growth, Aer Lingus will this year offer 1.4 million seats for sale on transatlantic routes. The introduction of Baltimore/Washington will see Aer Lingus serve six destinations in the USA.

The Baltimore/Washington service will operate three times weekly, increasing to daily services next summer. Flight EI119 will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays departing Dublin at 2.50pm and Shannon at 4.35pm, arriving in Baltimore/Washington at 7.15pm. Flight EI118 will operate from Baltimore/Washington at 9.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Shannon at 9.10am the following day and in Dublin at 10.40am.

Maryland Lt Governor Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend said "The new Aer Lingus service will be very welcome and will enhance business, family and cultural ties while directly connecting the Baltimore-Washington region to Ireland for the first time."

Issued by Aer Lingus Group Corporate Affairs
17 May 2000.

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