|Quoting gullairACK (Reply 46):|
The danger of a rollout of an Economy Plus product across the Atlantic for Aer Lingus is that due to the shorter flight times across the Atlantic to the East Coast, it could pull people back from Business class instead of up from Economy. A pre-order meal, some work off a wifi enabled laptop and extra legroom can be a very comfortable flight saving thousands compared to someone several feet forward. EI' shorter flight times make them more exposed than carriers currently offering this type of product. I am aware that the recent news of AerSpace relates to Europe...right now. I do believe it is a good idea for Europe and it will help clients making connections off of the Business class transatlantics. Necessary even.
Aer Lingus are the only carrier to the US ex Ireland without Y+ so while I think you may have a point I believe it would of caused a lot more damage to the old J product. Anyway back to other carriers they are filling up front and filling Y+ so I really can't see how it would impact EI alone.