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Aer Lingus to fly to USA from Manchester (UK)

Aer Lingus will fly nonstop from Manchester (UK) to New York and Orlando starting July 29 and Boston the summer of 2022. This year's flights will be on single aisle Airbus A321's. The flight to Boston will be on an Airbus 330.

Aer Lingus will also offer a Manchester to Barbados flight starting in October.

Aer Lingus was recently given the approval to join a joint venture including American Airlines and British airlines for transatlantic flights to the USA.

https://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/aer-lingus-set-to-launch-four-new-transatlantic-routes-from-manchester/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+travelandtourworld-travelandtourismnews+%28Travel+And+Tour+World%29

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We have enjoyed flying on Aer Lingus in the past. Before the pandemic, Aer Lingus had a flight from Bradley (Hartford) to Dublin, and I hope they restore the flight someday.

I wonder if Manchester UK will have US customs/immigration preclearance like they have in Dublin. It is nice to arrive in the US, pick up your luggage and go home.

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This is exciting: Manchester, UK to Boston, US in 2022. My daughter's mother in law hates the trip through London to Heathrow for a flight to Boston. Thanks Frank.

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This has caused concern within Ireland as this is not an additional route but one which is being taken out of Ireland due to uncertainties surrounding the pandemic. Flights are also being moved from Shannon and Cork to Belfast.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/aer-lingus-asking-staff-to-move-from-ireland-to-uk-d%C3%A1il-told-1.4519358

There is also a rumour that US immigration pre-clearance will be introduced at Manchester airport thus removing the requirement to clear immigration in the US in the same way as it currently operates in some airports in Ireland.

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Give me Heathrow over Manchester airport any day!

Me too! I can reach it within an hour (if the M25 gods are shining on me), I actually like T5 and the lounges are better.

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The rumors that Manchester, and Heathrow, will get U.S. Preclearance have been going on since 2015.

The flights operated by Aer LIngus from the UK to North America are being operated by a separate UK subsidiary of the airline. It expects to add jobs at Manchester.