bhxdtw
Posts: 1036
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:28 pm

EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:07 pm

Hi guys !
ok, just a quick question.. what are EI loads like to ORD.. and do they use the 330 with seat back moniters onboard ?? (-DAA I think.. correct me if im wrong)
Also what are the J class loads like ?
Also what is the most profitable route on the EI USA network, Im thinking NYC,

Thanks guys, and girls !!


Jordan
 
dstc47
Posts: 1264
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 1999 3:53 am

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:29 pm

You will find seat loads on EI transatlantic are always very full, either in Y or J class.

All my recent sectors to / from JFK were either sold out or almost so.

As for IFE - bring a book.
 
bhxdtw
Posts: 1036
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:28 pm

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:39 pm

Quoting Dstc47 (Reply 1):
You will find seat loads on EI transatlantic are always very full, either in Y or J class.

All my recent sectors to / from JFK were either sold out or almost so.

As for IFE - bring a book.

CRAP !  Sad

Any idea what days the best to travel.. also is ORD just once daily !?
 
BestWestern
Posts: 7049
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2000 8:46 pm

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:41 pm

Quoting BHXDTW (Thread starter):
and do they use the 330 with seat back moniters

For inflight entertainment look out the window at the beautiful planet we live on, or go down the back of the aircraft and chat to people. Much more entertaining and enjoyable than watching yet another badly edited for aircraft hollywood movie on a 5'' screen.

In april I flew back from ICN with KE, and had a great chat with a former UK soldier who fought in the Korean war - he now goes back every year. I learnt something.. and returned to my wife who was still engrossed in a stupid movie. On my second last flight in 2005 I sat beside an Iraqui who was in London to vote in their elections - I learnt something new, rather than the washed up media speak.
You are 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a flight than an average person!
 
bhxdtw
Posts: 1036
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:28 pm

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:46 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3):
rather than the washed up media speak.

good call.
Its amazing who you can meet isnt it.

So I take it Its most likely going to be full !?
 
User avatar
eta unknown
Posts: 1769
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2001 5:03 am

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:11 pm

Unless it's peak summer season, I've never known EI to be full trans-Atlantic. The LAX flights can be a bit sketchy sometimes as only 3x week and they price dump on that route. Now that it's an A330 operation, you should check the load- although in the good old days of their 747's, there was no need to do so- ditto with SABENA.
 
SLUAviator
Posts: 292
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:30 pm

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:17 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of how heavy the EI loads from ORD-DUB, Feb. 9th coming back the 14th are? It would be much appreciated! You can't beat $130USD each way!
What do I know? I just fly 'em.......
 
LOT767-300ER
Posts: 8526
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:57 pm

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:16 pm

Quoting SLUAviator (Reply 6):
Can anyone give me an idea of how heavy the EI loads from ORD-DUB, Feb. 9th coming back the 14th are? It would be much appreciated! You can't beat $130USD each way!

I flew DUB-ORD on an Aer Lingus A330-300 on February 21st of 2005 and it was a full aircraft. Of course no IFE  Silly Good flight though ORD-MAD-DUB-ORD for $300 round trip! Good weekend in Dublin  Smile
 
highpeaklad
Posts: 510
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:19 am

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:07 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3):
Much more entertaining and enjoyable than watching yet another badly edited for aircraft hollywood movie on a 5'' screen

If you fly a decent airline they don't edit them!

Chris
Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
 
User avatar
shamrock350
Posts: 4669
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:38 am

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:22 pm

The aircraft are full most of the time I have only been on one flight with them where there was about 12 seats empty. That's the lowest I have seen.
 
EIN145
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:15 pm

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:47 pm

Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 5):
Unless it's peak summer season, I've never known EI to be full trans-Atlantic. The LAX flights can be a bit sketchy sometimes as only 3x week and they price dump on that route. Now that it's an A330 operation, you should check the load- although in the good old days of their 747's, there was no need to do so- ditto with SABENA.

I'm not arguing but I've only once encountered a light load on an EI atlantic service. The low fares seem to be pulling in the pax!!
 
ei2ksea
Posts: 436
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:17 pm

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:51 pm

I can also vouch for high loads on transatlantic services. BOS and NYC from SNN are surprisingly full in the off peak months and I fly them about once a month. The €309 return offer from DUB to LAX sure is tempting in february too!
Next Flight: DUB-BOS (EI), BOS-DEN-PDX (SWA), SEA-BOS (AS)
 
greenjet
Posts: 869
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2001 9:59 pm

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:13 pm

Quoting EI2KSEA (Reply 11):
BOS and NYC from SNN are surprisingly full in the off peak months and I fly them about once a month.

Yes, in the past couple of years both cities have become very popular with the Irish for cheap shopping trips and long weekends.
 
pilot21
Posts: 983
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 1999 8:28 am

RE: EI Loads To ORD And The Rest Of The USA

Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:38 am

The loads tended to be pretty full on all the Transatlantic flights, and during the winter they do great prices, which encourages people to take a lot of weekend trips. Only 1 EI A332 has PTV's in economy (EI-DAA I think) and it is usually routed on the LAX route from what I've seen posted here before.
The other A332's tended to be routed on the BOS or NYC 2nd flights while the A333's do the main DUB-JFK/BOS/ORD and SNN/JFK flights. It would be nice if they upgraded the 2 other A332's to have PTV's, but they can't do it on the A333's cos the weight penalties on the ORD route would restrict the PAX upload too much.
According to the latest media reports, the privatisation route for EI is the best option for the Govt. based on a recent consulting report, and depending on conditions, it's scheduled for this Autumn. If it goes ahead successfully, then EI will have the money to upgrade the long-haul fleet (A350/B787 decision time) and DM (CEO) has said once that decision is made they'll upgrade the current fleet (New Business seats etc) until the new aircraft arrive.
Aircraft I've flown: A300/A310/A320/A321/A330/A340/B727/B732/B733/B734/B735/B738/B741/B742/B744/DC10/MD80/IL62/Bae146/AR