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439 posts

They are pretty good. Never any complaints.

Posted by
8245 posts

And if you're flying out of New York area, Boston, Chicago and a few choice other U.S. cities, the price is right.
And if you're going into Dublin, you can connect to just about all the great European cities via budget airlines.

Posted by
9363 posts

I've been to Ireland four times, and I have flown with Aer Lingus every time. No complaints. On our first trip, they were having a one day baggage handlers strike, and there was a delay in Shannon while pilots and flight attendants unloaded the bags, but the airline served us snacks and drinks while we waited.

Posted by
2399 posts

Great airline, used it numerous times, no problems.

Posted by
4003 posts

Flew them two summers ago to Amsterdam, using them this February to Rome. Great airline. Gonna try the tato sandwich this trip (potatoe chips on bread with a spread).

Posted by
789 posts

Used them in 2015, flying out of Chicago to London via Dublin and back from Paris. No complaints. Coach seating is, well, coach, but definitely better than domestic U.S. flights. We're flying Aer Lingus again in May to Venice, then back from Rome.

Posted by
68 posts

I've flown Aer Lingus several times. Comfortable, reasonable fares, lots of routes. Extra points for Kerrygold butter and cheese (if you're a fan of high-quality dairy!) and super friendly staff :)

Posted by
3262 posts

As I have said Ad Nauseum, we fly British Air. My daughter and son in law last summer flew Aer Lingus for the low cost of the tickets. When they returned, I asked if it compared to BA. I was told 'no' and they will stick with BA in the future. So I guess you need to know to what airline Aer Lingus is being compared. However, one good thing is you go through immigration in Dublin.

Posted by
11507 posts

We have used them twice for intercontinental flights.. this past May was from Dublin to Paris..
I thought the planes were like all planes, but the staff seemed super nice.. even in the airport. so organized etc. .
Would use them again.

Posted by
11507 posts

We have used them twice for intercontinental flights.. this past May was from Dublin to Paris..
I thought the planes were like all planes, but the staff seemed super nice.. even in the airport. so organized etc. .
Would use them again.

Posted by
1575 posts

I flew them last summer and felt they are somewhere inbetween a low cost carrier and a full service airline. Their seats on the 767's are quite uncomfortable.

All else being equal, I would look to avoid flying them in the future unless I was going the LCC route.

Posted by
1103 posts

We have had good experience with Aer Lingus. They have reasonable fares, but are not as "bare bones" as the lowest cost carriers. Dublin is a good airport for connections - not as big or overwhelming compared to LHR and CDG. As others have mentioned, it is handy to be able to go through US customs and immigration in Dublin on the way home. Aer Lingus is now my airline of choice when flying to Europe, since they have just started direct flights to Dublin from my home airport (Hartford - BDL). We purchased round trip tickets for $506 (May 2017 travel). We will be staying a couple of days near Dublin, then taking another Aer Lingus flight to London Gatwick to join the RS Villages of Southern England tour. After the tour, we are flying from. Bristol to Dublin on Ryanair, staying overnight in Dublin, then flying home.