02hilliert
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Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:37 pm

hey, i'm flying EI111 next tuesday DUB-SNN on A330-200. Only a 45min sector. Any inflight service on board??
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RE: Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:58 pm

Nope afraid not, the 45 minutes is the block time, actual flying time will be no where near that. I flew it a couple of years ago and it was just 25 minutes from take off to touchdown - hopefully you'll have better weather than I did though; it was awful and you couldn't see a thing which was a great shame as the flight was only at about 8,000ft so would have afforded some great views of the Irish countryside.


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RE: Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:26 am

pretty much what i was expecting to be honest. it's cool, i'll grab some lunch in SNN, got a 3hr wait for my FR flight back to STN... reminds me, i need to get some Euros...
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RE: Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:22 am



Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 2):
reminds me, i need to get some Euros...

Prepare to get utterly screwed over by the unfavourable exchange rate at the moment  Sad
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RE: Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:30 am

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.
 
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RE: Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:45 am



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.

DUB-SNN 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! Big grin


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RE: Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:55 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
DUB-SNN is only operated as a hangover from the Bermuda II treaty (IIRC

Bermuda II was only between the US and UK governments, so had no effect in the Republic of Ireland. It was the Irish - US bilateral agreement that called for half of all flights to touch down at SNN en-route DUB-US. At one time, it was actually all flights!

The DUB-SNN A330 sectors still exist to serve the large market for SNN-US service that still exists. You have for example the EI111 which routes DUB-SNN-JFK, the EI133 DUB-SNN-BOS and the EI125 SNN-DUB-ORD. Besides all of these, there are of course also direct flights from DUB to JFK,BOS,ORD.
 
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RE: Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:21 am

I flew the route SNN-DUB in 2005, no service but an enjoyable little hop on an A330 it was. The flight time was actually almost doubled due to a go-around on arrival at DUB!!

I notice that the fare has gone up by over €20 in the two and a half years since I booked. I'm pretty sure I paid €38 including taxes.
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RE: Service On Aer Lingus Domestic

Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:16 pm

It's ending soon now that Open Skies is on the way.

There isn't demand for flights between Dublin and Shannon, EI only ever carry a handful of passengers on the domestic sector, Aer Arann tried the route with an ATR and it failed, more recently Ryanair tried and it recently pulled the route.

Quoting CopySouthwest (Reply 7):

I notice that the fare has gone up by over €20 in the two and a half years since I booked. I'm pretty sure I paid €38 including taxes.

It's gone up by quite a bit, you can fly DUB-LHR for less nowadays! It's always been at a set fare, all fares are about €30 one way.

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