|Airline||Aer Lingus||Major Routes||Dublin Airport⇔Cork Airport／Edinburgh Airport／Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac／Amsterdam Airport Schiphol／Munich Airport／Aeropuerto de Bilbao／Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport／Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport／Zurich Airport／San Francisco International Airport etc|
|Official Site||http://www.aerlingus.com||Check-In Counter||
|Year Established||1936||Main Destinations||Dublin, Cork, London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Paris, Bordeaux, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Brussels, Madrid, Bilbao, Milan, Bologna, Budapest, Zurich, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, Vancouver etc|
|Frequent Flyer Program||Gold Circle Club|
Aer Lingus proudly flies the banner of the Emerald Isle, and is Ireland’s second-largest airline in terms of market share. Founded in 1936, it ballooned post-World War II. Shortly thereafter, Aer Lingus broke ground on its first American route: a major destination for immigration, then and now. It mainly operates international routes, but that’s only because of Ireland’s relatively small size.
* Please ensure to check the official website of Aer Lingus for updated and detailed information for checked baggage.
* Please ensure to check the official website of Aer Lingus for updated and detailed information for carry-on baggage.
Aer Lingus offers two types of on-board accommodation: Business Class tickets and Economy tickets. A ticket for Business Class is a ticket to the cream of the crop, with WiFi offered on some flights. Depending on your fare, a Business Class ticket may also include free meals and spacious seats (there are only four seats per row, two on either side, so booking two seats can create a space like a private suite.)
While Economy Class ticket seats are certainly more cramped, they still have all the features of Business Class.
Aer Lingus is, in my humble opinion, the only airline capable of transporting passengers safely without having to resort to inhumane means to do so (I’m looking at you, United). I was flying from New York to London to go see my parents the other day (it was my birthday as well). It was kinda lonely and so I just resorted to watching movies (they’ve got a great selection) but when we were a few hours out of JFK, suddenly the PA came to life and wished me happy birthday! The captain herself came out of the cockpit and gave me a cake. Thank you Aer Lingus, for a flight I’ll never forget! You guys are truly the crown jewel of the world’s airlines.
We were going to Ireland for this surprise party for one of my girlfriends, right; she was, like, hooking up with this totally cute Irish guy she met online. But it was like, real hard trynna find an airline that would take 10 of us on hella short notice. So like, I called up Aer Lingus to try and find out if we could book an entire section full — and boom, just like that! We got the tickets! In under five minutes! Everyone was real friendly to us! OMG, like they even drove out to my house and presented me with the tickets (the fact that I used my dad’s Amex prolly helped lol). Like anyway, thanks Aer Lingus. Would fly again! 10/10!
You can book tickets online at their website, https://www.aerlingus.com/html/planPage/planPage.html, or use a third-party agency like Expedia to buy the ticket for you. It is recommended that you use a third-party website, as their ticket prices are often lower than the official website’s due to exclusive deals and other money-saving agreements between the airline and the websites.
Ticket holders need not do anything; Aer Lingus will announce the date and time of the replacement flight and will usually give you a partial ticket refund for the inconvenience (unless you are flying on a cheap ticket; some promotional class tickets have the stipulation that no refunds are to be made).
As Aer Lingus is associated with the IAG airline holdings group; when you fly on any of its subsidiary airlines you can also collect mileage points for Aer Lingus in the form of Avios points. When booking a ticket, just mention your account number, and you’re in like Flynn.
AerClub is Aer Lingus’ frequent flyer program. Because they are owned by a holding company called the International Airlines Group, points earned on your AerClub account (Avios points) can be used for tickets on any airline owned by the group (Iberia, British Airways, Level and Flybe). Those points may also be used on OneWorld member airline tickets by way of a special agreement between IAG and OneWorld. Combined, AerClub members have access to nearly half of the world’s aviation traffic and the corresponding benefits. Just mention your AerClub membership number when booking a ticket with any of the aforementioned airlines.
Aer Lingus provides on-line ticket validation via their website or app. Digital ticket validation opens 30 hours (24 for flights involving travel to/from the U.S.) before the flight proper. To have your ticket stamped by a physical Aer Lingus agent, you should show up three and a half hours before your flight if on a long-haul route, or two and a half if travelling within Europe.