|Quoting Jrbkkatl (Reply 4):|
I know Aer Lingus has been very cost conscious in recent years. To really drop seat mile costs they might take a hint from another island nation and think of putting a 743 SR on that DUB-SNN route. Its only a 45 min flight so they could pack em in 11 across.
Oh my, you probably aren't to know, but that would never ever work, there aren't enough people flying on that route all day to even fill a single 747 once, plus adding another aircraft type to their fleet would also be a mistake for fleet commonality, especially an older and much less efficient 743 - the A330 is waaay easier on the fuel.
is only operated as a hangover from the Bermuda II
treaty (IIRC), which dictates that a good proportion of the DUB
-USA flights had to make a stop en route, so the aircraft takes off light from DUB
, picks up a few more pax in SNN
, then fuel up and departs for the states. On the entire A330 there are usually only half a dozen or so people purely using the domestic sector, certainly though it's a great way to get a short flight on a cool widebody!
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