It looks like Ryanair has opted to rebrand its 737 MAX fleet, the latest model has appeared with '737-8200' titles under the cockpit. https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1150513859096002560 I'm guessing it's mainly for the benefit of ground crews, if the 'MAX' branding was too problematic for...Jump to post
When Aer Lingus had a short haul business product, Premier Europe as it was marketed, they often had to extend the curtain to well behind L2/R2 on the A321 for LHR morning services. It was relatively easy to revert the cabin back to the standard business/economy layout. EI will soon have proper biz ...Jump to post
So if I understand correctly EI will have 7 A321LR and 6 A321XLR in it's fleet eventually. I assume all the 757's will go. Will the 3 A321's currently in use for non T/A routes also go? I see that EI also has some A330's coming in. Does that mean the older A332's will be moved along? Ending up with...Jump to post
Interesting stats from Aer Lingus regarding today's inaugural to Minneapolis. "On today’s inaugural flight out of Dublin, 45% of guests had commenced their journey in the UK and Europe. London airports were the most popular starting point followed by Manchester, Edinburgh and Berlin. Equally on...Jump to post
Interesting to note that the EI380/1 from SNN-LHR will be operated by the A321LR from 29th March. The other 2 rotations are operated by the usual A320. This could also allow an A320 to operate an AGP or FAO flight in the morning and be back in time for the 12:25 flight to LHR, instead of an ORK or ...Jump to post
Are Lingus stated on Instagram recently that all aircraft including the 757s will be getting the new livery, I assume this was an error. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx1gvBNDSwe/?igshid=1bunnj2tqbb4k Looks like a copy and paste reply. I'm pretty sure all the 757s will be gone by this time next year....Jump to post
The A338 would be a match in terms of capacity if you were looking for a like for like replacement but as JAmie2k9 says, the cost advantage is minimal and on a per seat basis the A339 is actually cheaper. The main selling point of the A338 is its extended range, something Aer Lingus doesn't require....Jump to post
Hope you enjoyed your time in Ireland and nice to see you had a pleasant flight with Aer Lingus. Thanks for sharing the photos of Shannon, I haven't been there in a few years so it's nice to see what's changed...and what hasn't!
Always keep your seat belt fastened when seated, it's rare but you never know when this kind of thing will hit.
WeatherPilot wrote:Was that a little kid standing on a parents lap right at the beginning of the video?
Following today’s announcements from Paris , is there any place for the A321LRxr in EI’s fleet planning or not worth the bother? I'm sure it's very likely to join Aer Lingus at some point, management from the airline and group itself have stated it's of great interest to them. One problem is that i...Jump to post
It really is just a marketing tool, either play along or ignore it, it's up to you. Many of these bloggers are the exact same by accepting cash or free flights to promote certain airlines, it's actually painful watching some of them pretend to get excited by the shape of a salt shaker in business cl...Jump to post
Aer Lingus should really re-think its check in procedures. 1. Why the hell does online check in close hours before the flight ? 2. Why does the check in kiosk require a passport ? And if for some reason they think that is a good idea, why do they not accept the other perfectly valid type of travel ...Jump to post
I wouldn't be surprised if at leas they have to pass a "visibility" test of some sort. Like a fully black aircraft is a nono, to prevent incidents at night (at the airport in particular). But likely nothing to do with copyright infringement or anything commercial. Meet Alsie Express, not ...Jump to post
Definitely looks like a new livery or at least a special, the engines are quite clearly blue and the fuselage is either dark blue, black or grey. SAS has already seen a minor rebrand of sorts back in 2016 which saw it focus more on various shades of blue and a very similar aesthetic to Finnair with ...Jump to post
Aer Lingus Regional would need to open a base in Waterford to operate a realistic schedule, that's not something I can see either Aer Lingus or Stobart being interested in. In the Aer Arann days they used to operate Luton, Manchester, Birmingham and Lorient from Waterford but that was all axed as th...Jump to post
Norwegian will not resume flights from Cork or Shannon this year Low-cost airline Norwegian will offer no further flights from Cork or Shannon airports this year, a spokesperson has confirmed. "Due to the continued grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX by the European aviation authorities, our flight...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:I didn't know you also could het the A321neo without the door 3 exits. The ones for Asiana is only having the over wing exits, just like an A320
Flying for a 4-5 hour mission with 200 single-class seats is scary. I do not like the A321neoLR. Really it scares me ... It's a bad Airbus joke? :crowded: I think 200 seats is still relatively spacious for the A321 these days, the likes of easyJet and Wizz have almost 240 on flights of up to four h...Jump to post
WIll DUB-BDL be one of the first A321NEO routes? Airliner routes on twitter confirmed this will happen from 2nd Aug. Not sure where the A321LR will be deployed in July. (MSNs for 1st 3three aircraft are 8887, 8909, 8965) https://twitter.com/Airlineroute?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr...Jump to post
Aer Lingus - 'You're Home'
It's still regarded as one of Ireland's favourite adverts, particularly at Christmas when it gets a few unofficial outings on television and via social media.
sassiciai wrote:OMG! What happened to the EI livery
First A321LR for Aer Lingus now in full colours. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nAMAjVj0Als/XOhfpOGVa7I/AAAAAAAB9iA/2THLfvXZmt8Oi8TNLi3MAS0OrXduvfHqQCLcBGAs/s1600/47925600782_f876d92457_k.jpg St. Ruadán https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/2019/04/a321-253nxlr-aer-lingus-d-ayav-ei-lra.htmlJump to post
Yes, EI-LRA. I thought we'd already seen it in full colours a few weeks back, just without engines. Looking forward to it! Has EI announced any further conversions or options for it. I keep losing track. Possibly they're waiting for a firmer spec from Airbus on the new extended range LR model. Only...Jump to post
First A321LR for Aer Lingus now in full colours.
https://www.planespotters.net/photo/955 ... a321-253nx
I disagree, I don’t think the Bia menu needs a total rethink at all. It may become boring for regulars but you’ll rarely find a business that wants to change a winning formula just to keep things interesting. The route and passenger profiles between Jet2 and Aer Lingus are going to be slightly diffe...Jump to post
Not overly surprised at the further delay to the A321LR introduction, Hamburg are really struggling at the moment. The first sighting of EI-LRA was only in mid-April and it was engineless, other airlines have had some of their aircraft much further along the assembly line and still months away from ...Jump to post
I'm surprised so many in this thread are shocked that British Airways charge for food and drinks on short haul, I'm guessing most are non Europeans as not only was the move well publicised (and criticised) at the time but it's pretty much the standard within Europe these days, free snacks are becomi...Jump to post
You can tell who’s not British in this thread. Afternoon Tea is the name of a meal. It doesn’t necessarily mean it comes with a tea beverage. Infact Champagne is actually the most popular drink with afternoon tea amongst the younger generation these days. This is a bit like complaining that Disney ...Jump to post
Some parts of the UK refer to dinner or a small meal as "tea" but that's a bit of a stretch in this case as it's just a scone so it's neither, tea or a meal. Fellow IAG carrier Aer Lingus offers a scone with a hot drink for €5.50 or £4.80 from their own buy on board menu which is arguably ...Jump to post
Awful livery, and the rebrand itself isn't much better. It feels very dated, like a mid-90s holiday airline. Actually it makes me think of the current Wizzair livery, which honestly isn't that old. Of course it looks cheap, it's supposed to. But to me it sure doesn't feel like mid-90s. Those would ...Jump to post
airBaltic is extending the Dublin route into winter season due to the high demand and positive feedback from passengers. Riga-Dublin flights will complement our winter route map four times a week: https://www.airbaltic.com/en/airbaltic-extends-dublin-route-into-winter-season?utm_source=socialmedia&...Jump to post
The SSJ was on thin ice at the best of times, the crash this weekend, even if proven to be unrelated to the airframe, certainly doesn't help its situation. It's a pity because by all accounts it was a reasonably nice aircraft to fly, it was relatively effecient and cheap to purchase but the lack of ...Jump to post
Waking up to hear the death toll has increased so dramatically is gut-wrenching, what a terrible tragedy this has turned out to be.
Sincere condolences to all those affected, the ones who were lost, their families, friends and colleagues. RIP.
davidjohnson6 wrote:Will the SSJ be grounded as a temporary precaution whilst accident investigators do their work ?
It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instin...Jump to post
If you look at this video https://youtu.be/fuBSfoBgb7U as well as others, you just have the feeling that the fire equipment is not coming in. Not only they were not waiting for the emergency landing, but they’re literally not arriving. 4-5 minutes and counting.... In Sheremetevo airport. Imagine Si...Jump to post
While it's very possible the fire was a consequence of a gear up landing, it was very, very advanced as the aircraft was still at considerable speed down the runway and the aftermath photos show the wings, engines and mid-forward fuselage near untouched while the tail is completely destroyed which s...Jump to post
All evacuated, 6 injured. Evacuation ...and passengers with their luggages...Congratulations Aeroflot ! It happens all the time these days, passenger behaviour is out of the airlines' control. Recent examples of fire evacuations; British Airways 2276 American 383 Asiana 214 All were spotted with at...Jump to post
Has Ryanair been offering pre order hot meals for a while now? Must admit have not flown them for ages and only noticed when a mate mentioned that they had seen it. Since 2016 I believe, it was introduced shortly after the Irish Breakfast was added. It's on select flights and very limited, pre orde...Jump to post
Aer Space is here... - Middle seat free - Private overhead storage - Complimentary food and drink from our Bia menu - Lounge access - Priority boarding - Fast Track security - Automatic standby for earlier flights - Free changes and refunds https://www.aerlingus.com/travel-information/aer-lingus-new...Jump to post
EI-CVB is now in the new livery after its liaison with the Aer Corps last weekend.
Doubt we'll see many more repaints over the summer.
The most recently available long haul fleet plan for Aer Lingus suggested the airline expected a total of four additional A330s between 2020-2021, two in each year to be exact. We’ve now had confirmation of the first two, listed as A330-302’s, so the next question is what the following two frames wi...Jump to post
Confirmation of the additional A330s for Aer Lingus.
2 A330-302's have been listed for Aer Lingus in the Airbus A330 Production List as MSN 1950 & 1951.
The first is due late this year.
Nice to have Ethiopian on the route but much like Hainan to Edinburgh, it's a novelty. I'm sure it'll attract a few well informed flyers, enthusiasts and some very price sensitive passengers but at four weekly I doubt it'll make much of an impact and will likely go unnoticed by everyone else, a bit ...Jump to post