ajsljet45
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:18 pm

Looks like an announcement will be made Wednesday

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-a...-flight-dublin-20151020-story.html
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:20 pm

LAX and MIA are expected to be announced tomorrow as well.
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:22 pm

This sounds like the start of IAG using DUB as the TATL transfer point for routes they won't serve out of LHR for slot reasons! Exciting!
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:25 pm

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 2):

This sounds like the start of IAG using DUB as the TATL transfer point for routes they won't serve out of LHR for slot reasons! Exciting!

Maybe
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:29 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 1):
LAX and MIA are expected to be announced tomorrow as well.

I think it's just LAX tmw (and BDL), but don't worry, MIA will appear at some stage in the future. Don't forget EI is still a relatively small player on t/a routes and getting sufficient capacity to mount a decent frequency next year would be difficult; they also want to increase SFO as well, which will require more capacity.

BDL is a great route for EI - first into a new city (though I know DL to AMS has happened previously), able to draw on pretty strong Irish cultural links in CT. Good luck to them; I think it has the potential to be a big success and let's hope the business community in CT supports it. DUB is an ideal hub to reach anywhere in Europe and (with the EY codeshare), to the ME and beyond.
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:30 pm

just booked my first ever visit to DUB and first ever flight on EI (DUB-BOS J) ... hopefully the trip would be worth it
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:34 pm

LAX and BDL are pretty nmuch a given, there's supposedly a 3rd route announced tomorrow as well, could well be MIA or DFW or EWR or...
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:34 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 1):
and MIA



This reliable Irish Travel Agent magazine has just confirmed it as being MIA.

https://www.facebook.com/TravelExtra/photos/a.256754372726.150396.248448322726/10153168398567727/?type=3&theater

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 2):
the start of IAG using DUB as the TATL transfer point for routes they won't serve out of LHR for slot reasons

or perhaps it's just the continuation of what EI has been doing itself for the past few years  

[Edited 2015-10-20 12:43:05]
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:43 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 4):
I think it's just LAX tmw (and BDL), but don't worry, MIA will appear at some stage in the future.

But its been said 3 new cities will be announced tomorrow..?
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:44 pm

Good thing about DUB is that there is customs preclearance there, so passengers can avoid the international arrivals building at BDL and simply arrive as domestic passengers, having already cleared customs in DUB. I think that was a big part of choosing Dublin, saves the state money from staffing the IAB at BDL.
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:48 pm

Quoting tom11 (Reply 9):
Good thing about DUB is that there is customs preclearance there, so passengers can avoid the international arrivals building at BDL and simply arrive as domestic passengers, having already cleared customs in DUB. I think that was a big part of choosing Dublin, saves the state money from staffing the IAB at BDL.

Yep, exactly. All EI flights to the US use customs pre-clearance. It's an excellent facility to be able to use, saves all that waiting once you hit the US!
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:49 pm

If I remember correctly, catering was an issue for the NW BDL-AMS and the meals were trucked in from BOS. I realize that there is less food these days but I'm curious as to how EI will handle this.
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:51 pm

Congrats to BDL and LAX, from what I've heard they will add a third US destination on the east coast and from the article I read the two top choices where PHL and MIA, me being biased to the hometown airport, I hope PHL gets it. 
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:25 pm

BDL?! What an odd choice. Will be interested to see how that does a year down the line.
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:02 pm

It's a RETURN (3rd time?) to DUB-LAX, remember catching them at LAX in 2008. MIA has Oneworld written all over it, not so BDL......
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:07 pm

Quoting spokemd (Reply 11):

I am surprised that BDL doesn't have a flight kitchen. It does have a lot of First class meal service.
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:13 pm

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 15):
I am surprised that BDL doesn't have a flight kitchen. It does have a lot of First class meal service.

Maybe if the flight is not RON at BDL they will bring the food with them on the DUB - BDL flight? Maybe there is a flight kitchen now.
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:16 pm

Just what is the appeal of BDL again? Insurance industry?
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:57 pm

To the poster above.....lots of insurance business, universities, and other companies requiring travel, all located between Hartford, Springfield, and New Haven. In addition, there is a large Irish population in Western Mass as well as chronic traffic issues on routes 90 and 95 leading to New York and Boston. Service should do well as long as the companies who have begged for transatlantic service actually use it.
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:30 am

Very cool! When I lived back in Hartford - the travel agencies I worked for did decent business on Aer Lingus out of Boston and NYC to Ireland. Nice to see them flying into Hartford!  
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:20 am

With the B6 codeshare, wouldn't FLL be a better idea?
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:53 am

Quoting thekorean (Reply 17):
Just what is the appeal of BDL again? Insurance industry?

Being roughly equidistant between Boston and NYC doesn't hurt. I recently was traveling to the Boston area and BDL was cheaper than both PVD and BOS.
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:58 am

If they are announcing all three new routes as summer starts, I wouldn't be surprised if Miami is not one of them.

Quoting santi319 (Reply 20):
With the B6 codeshare, wouldn't FLL be a better idea?

EI is rejoining OW and the B6 partnership will undoubtedly be dissolved.

But even if that wasn't the case, no, it doesn't make sense, IMO.
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:00 am

Can someone confirm or debunk my understanding of the United-Aer Lingus Star Alliance relationship? If they hope to capture business travelers out of BDL, Aer Lingus will need to provide a decent mileage accrual on United. Based on my research, it doesn't seem you earn United PQM miles (Premier Qualifying Miles) at all on Aer Lingus. Further, it seems that for travel to Ireland, coach passengers earn at most 75% mileage credit, and for some fare classes, only 50% credit. I also can't find evidence of earning United miles beyond Ireland or the UK (and the UK earns 250 miles according to the chart I saw). Am I misunderstanding the relationship?

EDIT: Further checking reveals EI will join OneWorld with the IAG takeover. Probably too early to tell, but will the EI-AA relationship be as nicely integrated as AA-BA from an EQM and mileage perspective?

[Edited 2015-10-20 21:08:53]
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:16 am

surely there has to be food service available? Some airports use local restaurants IIRC the skinny pancake an excellent restaurant does in the inflight catering for Deltas BTV-ATL first class. I would think they could find a restaurant or something to offer catering even at BDL. Cant see that being an impossible deal killer, the 757 doesnt have that many seats in first. Surely coach meal service there has to be someone to do catering easily to do sandwiches.
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:36 am

interesting. will they use a 757 like is the case for YYZ?

I also expect a summer seasonal to DFW will be in the cards for EI, or perhaps on an AA 763, or A332, once the JV is finalized.
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:06 am

Quoting thekorean (Reply 17):

Just what is the appeal of BDL again? Insurance industry?

Must get out my map and see if I can find it . . .

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 14):

It's a RETURN (3rd time?) to DUB-LAX, remember catching them at LAX in 2008.

Back to the future . . .  
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:35 am

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 14):
It's a RETURN

Yup. EI operated DUB-LAX from 1999-2008. They even had SNN-LAX for 1 summer.
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:41 am

I imagine that they will need more aircraft for the three new routes. Any idea from where the birds will come from?
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:52 am

Another B757 will operate BDL. LAX can be served with existing fleet if they scale back DUB-SFO to 5 weekly.
Anything after that will need another aircraft or cuts to current routes frequency
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:00 am

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 29):

SFO has been very successful for Aer Lingus - it would not make any sense to scale it back!
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:18 pm

Quoting tom11 (Reply 16):
Maybe if the flight is not RON at BDL they will bring the food with them on the DUB - BDL flight? Maybe there is a flight kitchen now.

When NW flew BDL-AMS all the catering was driven down from BOS
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:43 pm

Quoting thekorean (Reply 17):
Just what is the appeal of BDL again? Insurance industry?

New England-Ireland in general is really easy to sell, especially in the Summer. With 752/A321 they could easily blanked all major NE airports besides BOS: BDL, PVD, BTV, MHT, PWM. The big question is whether they can maintain that in the off season.
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:51 pm

Quoting airbazar (Reply 33):
The big question is whether they can maintain that in the off season.

You'll find out next year. Service doesn't start until after the summer.

Quoting thekorean (Reply 17):

Lots of people who like to travel and the market is available.
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:53 pm

Quoting CairnterriAIR (Reply 18):

To the poster above.....lots of insurance business, universities, and other companies requiring travel, all located between Hartford, Springfield, and New Haven.

It's also a shame that EI doesn't fly DUB-BLL. LEGO's US headquarters are in Enfield, CT, and I would but they'd get the lion's share of traffic if they could offer convenient access from Enfield to Billund for LEGO employees.
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:57 pm

Quoting ajsljet45 (Reply 32):

BDL, LAX and EWR

http://m.rte.ie/news/business/2015/1...21/736460-aer-lingus-us-expansion/

What is the rationale behind adding EWR? Will they still partner with UA once they rejoin Oneworld.

Great to see a secondary city like BDL gain transatlantic service

http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/aer-lingus-announces-direct-flights-to-los-angeles-connecticut-and-newark-34128106.html

Other potential destinations had been mooted ahead of the launch, including Miami and Philadelphia. Kavanagh said the airline was looking at "a number of new routes" in 2017.

He also noted the opportunity to grow capacity on existing routes.
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:56 pm

The article says this will bring the number of U.S. routes flown by Aer Lingus to 12. I only count 11:
SNN-JFK
SNN-BOS
DUB-SFO
DUB-LAX
DUB-ORD
DUB-MCO
DUB-IAD
DUB-EWR
DUB-JFK
DUB-BDL
DUB-BOS

They must be counting DUB-YYZ as U.S.?
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:59 pm

Quoting FSDan (Reply 37):
They must be counting DUB-YYZ as U.S.?

The press release would have said "North America" and include DUB-YYZ, sloppy journalism changing that to US is very likely.
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:45 pm

Great news!

I work for a college in the "Five Colleges" area north of Springfield, MA. Getting to Boston is misery on the roads these days, and BDL is the go-to airport for all of our domestic travel. There was a BDL-LHR rumor at one point, glad to see DUB happen. Having a TATL flight (ideally with decent connections on to London and German cities) is a great boon. EI seems the logical choice because of Dublin pre-clearance. The old terminal at BDL appears to be undergoing demolition.

I just hope the pricing isn't outrageous. The direct Asia flights from BOS are expensive enough that we still fly out of EWR or connect through YYZ when headed to the Far East.
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:19 am

Quoting Ecflyer (Reply 39):

I just hope the pricing isn't outrageous. The direct Asia flights from BOS are expensive enough that we still fly out of EWR or connect through YYZ when headed to the Far East.

According to the Press Conference, and Aer Lingus official said the prices will NOT be more than BOS. They specifically mentioned the knowledge corridor. The old terminal at BDL will be turned into a new rental car facility.
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:28 am

Quoting CairnterriAIR (Reply 18):
To the poster above.....lots of insurance business, universities, and other companies requiring travel, all located between Hartford, Springfield, and New Haven.

Also significant aviation-related activities being the headquarters of United Technologies and their subsdiaries Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and a few others.
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:31 am

Quoting tom11 (Reply 40):
The old terminal at BDL will be turned into a new rental car facility.

Is that the old domestic terminal which closed a few years ago, or the IAB? I don't recall the IAB being that old. Also I think it's still in active use - DL must use it to clear customs for their CUN flights.
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:39 pm

Quoting HVNandrew (Reply 42):
Quoting tom11 (Reply 40):
The old terminal at BDL will be turned into a new rental car facility.

Is that the old domestic terminal which closed a few years ago, or the IAB? I don't recall the IAB being that old. Also I think it's still in active use - DL must use it to clear customs for their CUN flights.

The IAB was opened in December 2002. Terminal B is the older terminal that has been closed for a few years and is currently being demolished.
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:44 pm

Much is being made of the late-season start at BDL, but consider that the folks in Ireland love coming here to shop (Wrentham Outlets, et al). So while it might be the tail end of the summer-weather season, it's the start of the busy shopping season.
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:07 pm

Quoting stlgph (Reply 34):
You'll find out next year. Service doesn't start until after the summer.

BDL is still a relatively low risk addition. I think they'll do ok there even in the off season. I suspect that there are a lot of people who will be very happy not to have to drive to either BOS or JFK.
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:12 pm

Why couldn't it be SEA? Afterall, the President of Ireland is here now through Saturday.
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:13 pm

I bet this new service to LAX is going to hurt ET. Didn't they just start this DUB-LAX route?
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:15 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 1):

LAX and MIA are expected to be announced tomorrow as well.
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 22):

If they are announcing all three new routes as summer starts, I wouldn't be surprised if Miami is not one of them.

So where's the announcement for Miami?
 
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:44 pm

Quoting AF022 (Reply 47):

I bet this new service to LAX is going to hurt ET. Didn't they just start this DUB-LAX route?

It will have an impact, however the ET operation is a fuel/transit stop on ADD-DUB-LAX. They also operate 2 other fuel only stops at more or less the same time. Some mornings there can be 3x B787 in ET colours on the ramp at DUB (its usally a mix of B777 and B787)

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