On every front Aerlingus is lacking. To start my flight, they wouldn't outright provide me with seats together with my 5 and 7 year old children on an international flight. A flight attendant finally worked it out, but that's a bit late. Then they lost my luggage for two days and were not forth coming with information and very difficult to contact. I actually had to return to the airport to get information and was told that it had just arrived. The attendant only referred me to the website to get information about compensation for the loss. The woman on the phone in the US was very short and not helpful either.
My choice to fly into Dublin is Aer Lingus. I am also happy with BMI but I avoid Ryan Air like the plague. My most recent flights were in 2011.
At one time you could fly business class with Aer Lingus but that has altered though some flights still offer the service.
The staff of Aer Lingus are pleasant and friendly...something I really like when I fly...that little bit extra. There do not seem to be any hidden nasties and my 22kg luggage was allowed.
We also have flown return to and from Tenerife...about 4 hours in the air each way. I am fairly sure there is a flight direct to Dublin from Dubai which saves a visit to LHR if you are coming from Australia..
And in 2011 two more flights with them.
Aer Lingus is a national ‘flag carrier’ airline and a major international airline. This usually means it’s more expensive than budget airlines, owned by the national government and loses money. Not anymore. In 2006 Aer Lingus became a budget airline and privatised. So now instead of government workers with jobs for life serving you – you pay less and should get better service.
The reason Aer Lingus had to get cheaper, and drop out of expensive airline alliances is the fact it is Ireland’s 2nd biggest airline. The largest is the undisputed international budget airline - Ryanair.
So if you are in Europe and want to visit Ireland, you should get here very cheaply now. Just book months in advance for the cheap seats.
Don't automatically assume that RyanAir is the cheapest airline. Air Lingus had better fares than Ryanair, and an additional plus was that they leave from Frankfurt airport, which is much closer to Mannheim than Hahn airport used by Ryanair. So I booked our flight with Air Lingus.
They allow 6 kg for carry-on and they mean it: One of our party had 6,4 kg and he had to repack. Airlines are getting really strict about the weight limit.
Usually I don't care where I sit in a plane, but as a group of six we wanted to sit together. So I paid for assigned seats, 3 Euro per seat.
I was a little bit disappointed that the plane looked like any other plane, the last time I had flown Air Lingus - many years ago - the plane had wall paper with shamrocks. I had really liked it.
Aer Lingus is a good and cheap company and there are flights to and from the main european cities. I flew with them from Rome to Dublin and then from Dublin to Rome and I can't complain! :))
sometimes tickets may cost you around 20 euro if you book in advance! :))
We booked our flight with Aer Lingus, which is the national airline of Ireland. The prices are average but if you book on Aerlingus.com you can save about $ 40.00. We paid $ 924.00 for 2 round trip tickets economy flying into Shannon Airport.
The Airbus A330-200 was comfortable and our flight arrived and departed on time. The staff on the plane was very good.
By plane with Aer Lingus. For me this was the best Airline I ever travelled with. But then again I'm not a big flyer anyway because I hate it. But my first flight was an Aer Lingus one from Dusseldorf to Dublin and I loved it(especially the view of the green fields in the last 10 minutes, see picture). Troubles started later....
Dublin airport is a bit outside the city in the north and can be reached by DART & Bus.
If you want to take a bus in Dublin you need exact change! And patience...
Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland and connects Dublin with lots of places all over Europe. It's quick, from Amsterdam the flight time is 65 minutes, from Germany it's 1 hour 40 or something.... On the picture you see one of their nice green Planes. Actually the first plane I ever took in my life...
The Dublin Airport has a great website that should tell you anything you need to know. Here's a list of the airlines that service Dublin and their telephone numbers.
Adria Airways, 0044 2077344630
Aer Arann, 01 - 814 1058
Aer Lingus, 0818 365 000
Aeroflot, 01- 844 6166
Air France, 01- 6050383
Air Canada, + 353 1-6610752
Air Malta, 0044- 845 60 73 710
Air Wales, 0800 133151
Alitalia, 0044- 8700133151
BA Citiexpress, 1800 626747
bmi baby, 01-2420794
bmi british midland, 01- 283 0700
British Airways, 0044- 129 357837
Flybe, 1890- 925532
British Regional, 0845-7733377
City Jet, 01- 844 5566
Continental Airlines, 1 890 925 252
Crossair, 01- 806 7430
Czech Airlines, 01- 814 4626
Delta Airlines Inc, 1 800 76 80 80
Finnair, 01- 844 6565
helios, 01- 4740690
Iberia, 01- 677 98 46
Lufthansa, 01- 814 4755/6
Luxair, 0044 129 3596633
Malev, 0044 207 439 0577
Manx Airlines, 01- 260 1588
Ryanair, 01- 609 7800
SAS, 01- 8445440
skyways, +46 850905050
tyrolean, 1800 509142
US Airways, 1890 925065
From the UK and continental Europe, try calling your local Aer Lingus or Ryanair office or surf to www.aerlingus.com or www.ryanair.com for cheapies! Especially from places as London, Brussels and Amsterdam fares are very low nowadays. Occasionally carriers such as BA and British Midland offer good fares as well. If you're coming over by car/boat, the best way to get to Dublin is to take the ferry from Holyhead in Wales. Beware of seasickness, it creeps up on you, feels like hell, and won't leave you until you touch the shore again.
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