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Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Tue May 03, 2016 10:24 am

http://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/EIN145

Direct EI flights to DUB return Wednesday, May 4th using an Airbus A330-200 5-weekly, after cutting the route in November 2008. This will be EI's second US West Coast route, alongside it's daily service to SFO. It will also be in addition to the 3-weekly ET flights from ADD which route through DUB and have local traffic rights.

Wonder if we'll see A332 registration EI-LAX operate the inaugural!  Wink

[Edited 2016-05-03 04:21:10]
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Tue May 03, 2016 12:01 pm

Can they compete with Ethiopian? I'm sure Ethiopian has much lower operating expenses
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Tue May 03, 2016 12:28 pm

Quoting g500 (Reply 1):

Ethiopian may have lower operating costs (I don't know ), but they also have an 0630 departure time from Dublin that connects with nothing. Aer Lingus have a later departure time that offers connections from lots of points in the UK and mainland Europe.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Tue May 03, 2016 5:51 pm

Quoting 321neo (Thread starter):
Wonder if we'll see A332 registration EI-LAX operate the inaugural!  

Looks like it will be LAX if all goes to plan!

[Edited 2016-05-03 10:51:18]
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 10:12 am

Quoting 321neo (Thread starter):
Direct EI flights to DUB return Wednesday, May 4th using an Airbus A330-200 5-weekly

Service is in fact only 4-weekly, apologies!

http://info.flightmapper.net/flight/Aer_Lingus_EI_145
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 2:04 pm

https://twitter.com/AerLingus/status/727859933371305984

Aircraft confirmed as EI-LAX. Perhaps the only flight in the world where an airline code and the airport being served is reflected in the registration of the aircraft operating the route ? 
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 2:41 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 5):
Aircraft confirmed as EI-LAX. Perhaps the only flight in the world where an airline code and the airport being served is reflected in the registration of the aircraft operating the route ? 

B-HND may or may not have visited HND
A7-ADD may or may not have visited ADD
2018: ADD CPH DAR DEN DME DUB FRA HAH HAM IST JIB KEF LYR MEL OSL PEK PKC PVG RAK STN SVO SYD YVR
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 2:50 pm

Quoting LGAviation (Reply 6):
B-HND may or may not have visited HND

The Cathay airline code is CX.

Quoting LGAviation (Reply 6):
A7-ADD may or may not have visited ADD

Indeed it has, great find!
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 2:54 pm

I'm sure that some of EI's aircraft had US airport registrations, not just EI-LAX. They had EI-ORD and EI-JFK.


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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 3:16 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 5):
Perhaps the only flight in the world where an airline code and the airport being served is reflected in the registration of the aircraft operating the route ?

EI-DUB (former EI A330, now with Shaheen) served DUB for years. Also EI-JFK and EI-ORD, as noted above.
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 3:32 pm

Don't forget EI-EWR, and they will resume EWR in September.
Types flown: A319, A320, B734, B738, B744, B77W and E195.
Airports flown to/from: DUB, JFK, LGW, LHR, LIS, LTN, PDL, SEN and STN.
Airlines flown with: AA, BA, BD, BE, EI, and FR.
Next flights: W9 LTN - SVG - LTN
Home Airport: LHR
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 3:34 pm

Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 9):
EI-DUB (former EI A330, now with Shaheen) served DUB for years. Also EI-JFK and EI-ORD, as noted above.


This is correct however these aircraft have either moved on to another airline or have since been scrapped. The only current example is EI-LAX, with EI-EWR to follow suit this September when EWR flights resume.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 4:11 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 7):
The Cathay airline code is CX.

I believe thats what he meant by may or may not have flown to HND. CX does operate a lot of flights into HND, including 777s.
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 4:32 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 12):
Quoting 321neo (Reply 7):
The Cathay airline code is CX.

I believe thats what he meant by may or may not have flown to HND. CX does operate a lot of flights into HND, including 777s.

Thanks and that's what I meant. I ran a brief research to find other airlines' aircraft that may have visited their registration but didn't have the ability to check every route an aircraft has flown but there's a fair to good chance that B-HND might have visited HND.
2018: ADD CPH DAR DEN DME DUB FRA HAH HAM IST JIB KEF LYR MEL OSL PEK PKC PVG RAK STN SVO SYD YVR
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 4:54 pm

The 15:00 departure time seems awfully late - will this be the last flight of the day from Europe into LAX (although I think the DY flights and the AF flight from CDG continuing to PPT come in later)? I was expecting a similar departure time as SFO around 12:30.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 7:45 pm

Here's some photos of the pre-flight reception and the flight's progress so far! All courtesy of the EI Snapchat account @aerlingus

 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Wed May 04, 2016 7:58 pm

Quoting continental004 (Reply 14):
The 15:00 departure time seems awfully late - will this be the last flight of the day from Europe into LAX (although I think the DY flights and the AF flight from CDG continuing to PPT come in later)? I was expecting a similar departure time as SFO around 12:30.

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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Thu May 05, 2016 7:25 am



Should bring even more colour to the apron at LAX!
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Thu May 05, 2016 11:34 am

Yes I was looking to book with BA a LHR-LAX trip and I noticed the cheapest flights were with Lingus via Dublin! No thanks!
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Thu May 05, 2016 1:43 pm

Quoting ahmetdouas (Reply 18):
Yes I was looking to book with BA a LHR-LAX trip and I noticed the cheapest flights were with Lingus via Dublin! No thanks!

Why not?

EI offers pre-clearance at DUB, onboard WIFI, excellent premium meals in Y, comfortable A330 layout

With BA you have the stress of LHR and the risk of getting one of the aircraft with the ancient BA interior from the year 2000.

However with BA the standard Y meals are generally better than EI and they offer free alcohol too, which may be a deciding point for some!  
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Thu May 05, 2016 2:11 pm

Happy to see the Shamrock back to LAX!

Quoting 321neo (Reply 5):
Perhaps the only flight in the world where an airline code and the airport being served is reflected in the registration of the aircraft operating the route ?

GOL had PR-GIG on its fleet, that was a regular visitor to GIG  
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Thu May 05, 2016 7:51 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 19):
Why not?

Agreed. In business class I would argue EI is even better. More spacious seats and better food.
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Thu May 05, 2016 8:07 pm

Quoting 321neo (Reply 19):

Why not?

EI offers pre-clearance at DUB, onboard WIFI, excellent premium meals in Y, comfortable A330 layout

Let's see,

"Hello and welcome on board this Aer Lingus flight to Dublin. We apologise for being 3 hours behind schedule due to an unforeseen event. for those passengers transferring onto our transatlantic service, sorry we screwed up royally and you are going to have stay overnight here in Dublin!"

Or

be sensible and get the flights ex-LHR to LAX or the TCX ones ex-MAN to LAX (noticed how under reported that is. Nearly 300 pax outbound on its inaugural a couple of days ago). Anyone got the figures for the EI service?
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Thu May 05, 2016 9:12 pm

Quoting ahmetdouas (Reply 18):

Yes I was looking to book with BA a LHR-LAX trip and I noticed the cheapest flights were with Lingus via Dublin! No thanks!
Quoting David_itl (Reply 22):
Let's see,

"Hello and welcome on board this Aer Lingus flight to Dublin. We apologise for being 3 hours behind schedule due to an unforeseen event. for those passengers transferring onto our transatlantic service, sorry we screwed up royally and you are going to have stay overnight here in Dublin!"

Have you any statistics to back up a tendancy for EI to encounter "unforeseen events"?
EI have been operating a mini hub through DUB over the last 4-5 years with double daily deprtures to JFK/ORD/BOS that are being fed from its shorthaul network. They are operating with a very healthy loadfactor and profit margin and have an above industry average dispatch rate and aircraft block hours per day.
Their annual reports from 2011-2015 back this up.

If you dont like the stop in DUB, then say it,
if you dont like the product then say it,
if you prefer VS or BA, then say it,
if you want to queue for immigration at the other end, then say it.
Just dont be making random crap up.

[Edited 2016-05-05 14:16:27]
 
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RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

Fri May 06, 2016 9:57 am

Quoting David_itl (Reply 22):

Huh? You've based all this on what exactly?
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