Merry Christmas Everybody
As regards EI's next Transatlantic move, Canada could well be the next stop. The reason is because Ireland and the US still have an outdated airspace policy. i.e. no open skies. Only 5 gateways were suppose to be served from Ireland under the current agreement, so when Washington/Baltimore came up, EI had to apply for special rights to fly the route, as it was the 6th gateway. The right was granted, but until the current agreement is changed to allow more favourable conditions for American carriers serving Ireland, I can't see any more routes being granted. As far as I know, Canada falls under a different airspace category, so Toronto, or Montreal could well be on the cards.
If the agreement was changed, then certainly, SFO, or maybe Dallas with the American codeshare, cetainly not Florida as was suggested, for one simple reason - Money. Florida is a tourist destination, airlines make their profits from Business class passengers, even Virgin flew their Orlando route as a charter one, it simple doesn't pay dividends to have a plane fly there with economy full, and Business class empty, when you can fill Business class, and half fill economy to some where like Dallas or San Francisco.
Just my Two cents..
Aircraft I've flown: A300/A310/A320/A321/A330/A340/B727/B732/B733/B734/B735/B738/B741/B742/B744/DC10/MD80/IL62/Bae146/AR