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Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:42 am

What's up with this? With the other OW partners in T3 and T5, the green aircraft seem to stick-out like a sore thumb when surrounded by a mass of Star airlines! Is it a legacy thing or just a lack of space at the other terminals?
 
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Aisak
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:48 am

First, Aer Lingus is not a OW member.

T2 is the only other Terminal (5 is the other one) capable of handling domestic and CTA flights. It also houses FlyBE due to that very same reason.

When T1 was closed, it was the only place Aerlingus could go. T5 systems could only handle BA flights and EI was not part of IAG
 
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:53 am

Aisak wrote:
First, Aer Lingus is not a OW member.

T2 is the only other Terminal (5 is the other one) capable of handling domestic and CTA flights. It also houses FlyBE due to that very same reason.

When T1 was closed, it was the only place Aerlingus could go. T5 systems could only handle BA flights and EI was not part of IAG


You learn something every day, cheers!
 
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:16 am

Aisak wrote:
First, Aer Lingus is not a OW member.

T2 is the only other Terminal (5 is the other one) capable of handling domestic and CTA flights. It also houses FlyBE due to that very same reason.

When T1 was closed, it was the only place Aerlingus could go. T5 systems could only handle BA flights and EI was not part of IAG


What are CTA flights?
 
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chunhimlai
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 am

bevan7 wrote:
Aisak wrote:
First, Aer Lingus is not a OW member.

T2 is the only other Terminal (5 is the other one) capable of handling domestic and CTA flights. It also houses FlyBE due to that very same reason.

When T1 was closed, it was the only place Aerlingus could go. T5 systems could only handle BA flights and EI was not part of IAG


What are CTA flights?


Common travel area=ireland/isles of man/channel island
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 am

bevan7 wrote:
Aisak wrote:
First, Aer Lingus is not a OW member.

T2 is the only other Terminal (5 is the other one) capable of handling domestic and CTA flights. It also houses FlyBE due to that very same reason.

When T1 was closed, it was the only place Aerlingus could go. T5 systems could only handle BA flights and EI was not part of IAG


What are CTA flights?


Common Travel Area


The Common Travel Area (CTA; Irish: Comhlimistéar Taistil) is an open borders area comprising the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not included. Based on agreements that are not legally binding, the internal borders of the Common Travel Area (CTA) are subject to minimal controls, if any, and can normally be crossed by British and Irish citizens with minimal identity documents with certain exceptions.[1][2] The maintenance of the CTA involves considerable co-operation on immigration matters between the British and Irish authorities.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Travel_Area
 
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:27 am

Ah cheers. That makes sense
 
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:47 pm

Having their own lounge in T2 plays it’s part as well.
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:54 pm

eicvd wrote:
Having their own lounge in T2 plays it’s part as well.


Indeed and majority of feed is to Star outside BA transit.

Could T5 handle 46 (arr/dep) per day extra.
 
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Re: Aer Lingus in LHR T2

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:59 pm

eicvd wrote:
Having their own lounge in T2 plays it’s part as well.

Well, I think it’s safe to asume that they built the lounge AFTER they were granted T2 usage.

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Could T5 handle 46 (arr/dep) per day extra.


Sure... as long as 46ish BA arr/dep move to T3

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