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Re: Irish 3/17

Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:18 am

Baggage fees soar to €240 per couple as Aer Lingus hikes prices in Europe

A couple could spend €240 bringing their suitcases on a return trip to the Canary Islands after Aer Lingus hiked its checked baggage fees by as much as 40pc.

The airline has switched to a three-tier pricing system, with checked bag charges now differing for 'near', 'mid' and 'far' destinations.

The new charges are year-round, flat fees priced by weight, as opposed to previously contentious "peak" and "off-peak" baggage charges.

The cost of taking a 25kg bag one way to a 'far' destination such as the Canary Islands is now €60 all year round. It means a couple each taking this size suitcase on a return trip would pay €240. ... 81259.html


Derry struggling with air tax and Sterling/Euro fluctuations, new report finds

A new report on how to boost tourism says Derry has struggled with Sterling/Euro fluctuations over the years, as well as from lower VAT overheads in Donegal.

‘Promoting the tourism industry in Northern Ireland through the tax system’, which has been newly published by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (NIAC), also suggests a new £4million air route development fund should be implemented now to support City of Derry Airport.

“The land border allows people to take advantage of cheaper prices in the Republic of Ireland when the Euro is weak, and vice versa when the Euro is strong. The impact of this is felt particularly in border areas, such as Londonderry,” the reports states. ... -1-7883732
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Re: Irish 3/17

Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:16 am

I wonder how much these rules have saved the airlines in fuel over the years.
Assuming Ryanair have 170 passengers on their plane and on balance they have reduced the entire baggage(carry-on and hold) by 7.5kg on average that is 1275kg of weight removed from a plane. Ignoring the cost of baggage handlers and fewer check-in desks/personnel they must be saving a lot in pure fuel terms.

It certainly has changed my buying habits. Last Christmas it was perfume as presents all around for the females in my circle as it fits in carry-on.
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Re: Irish 3/17

Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:47 pm

shamrock350 wrote:
Anyone noticed the recent minor uniform change at Aer Lingus?

Seems some female crew members now wear a black and silver scarf instead of the usual green? Clashes slightly with the rest of the uniform.

I'm guessing its for cabin crew managers, similar to how British Airways has a red scarf or tie for cabin crew and a silver alternative for senior crew?

You can see it in a picture from today's official Aer Club launch: ... th-aerclub

OA260 wrote:
dergay wrote:
Aer Lingus baggage charges are "streamlined / simplified" for the summer................ ... 79129.html

Funny I get a different article headline when I click ;)

Aer Lingus hikes baggage fees by over 40pc on longer European routes

Tabloids and their misleading headlines eh ;)


They introduced the scarf change around the time they were aiming for the Skytrax rating, it was all done very rushed hence the rather generic scarf and tie for the lads. Doesn't look great in my opinion but I'm sure they will have a proper one for the new uniform when ever that happens.
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Re: Irish 3/17

Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:29 pm

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