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Aer Lingus Seats

I am flying Aer Lingus from LAX to Dublin in June. Are the seats as bad as people make them out to be on Seat Guru? Do I need to bring my little blow up theatre cushion?

Posted by
658 posts

I fly Aer Lingus all the time, although from the East Coast so not as long a flight. The seats are no less comfortable than anyone else. Obviously depends on where in the plane you are sitting but I don't recall the actual seat bottom as being any different.

Posted by
15588 posts

90% of people posting reviews have something to complain about. I've flown Aer Lingus, and found the seats to be not discernibly different than, KLM, Swiss, SAS, or United, other airlines I have used over the Atlantic.
PS. I always fly steerage class.

Posted by
186 posts

Like the others, I, too, have no memory of the seats being any better or worse than other domestic airlines.

Posted by
56 posts

I have only been overseas a 4 times (Delta and Continental) and by far Aer Lingus' seats were the worst. I usually have no problem sleeping on long flights, but I felt so confined not only to my husband and daughter sitting next to me but my knees didn't have much room----and I'm only 5' 1"!

Posted by
2580 posts

The previous comment (Darlinda) puzzles me. My husband and I have flown Aer Lingus across the Atlantic & back twice, and I don't remember their seating being any different from what I routinely encounter on other airlines flying coast to coast across the USA. We were able to sleep in the seats pretty well during the overnight hours.

I do remember the flight attendant kindly offering the young man seated next to us a different seat so that hubby & I could spread out more -- and so could the young man -- because our row was full and there were other rows with more empty seats.

Posted by
3 posts

In a few weeks we are flying Aer Lingus from MCO to DUB for the first time. Glad to hear from most that the seats aren't any worse than Delta or American, etc. I am 5'6" and sometimes have a hard time stretching my legs so I try to get an aisle seat when possible.

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2580 posts

Ah, I can't resist chiming in on the aisle vs. window controversy. Personally I strongly prefer the window -- being able to look out sometimes helps me avoid motion sickness -- and I will gladly take the middle instead of the aisle because I can't stand having people bump into me every 5 minutes as they go past!

(Pardon my rant...)

Posted by
126 posts

I've flown Aer Lingus to Dublin and Amsterdam probably a dozen times. The seats are fine (which means they are equally bad as other airlines). My only complaint is that the PHL-DUB run is usually in a 757 as opposed to a widebody, so it is a bit more enclosed....and the video tends to be older generation tech.