Lingus is Ireland’s
- Since 2015, Aer Lingus has been part of International
Airlines Group or IAG and is a
sister company of British
Airways and Iberia.
- We recently had the chance to fly Aer Lingus between
New York and the airline’s
home base in Dublin on
board a new Airbus
- We were impressed with the airline’s service, cabin
amenities, and entertainment options.
Ireland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in
Europe. In 2017, nearly 9 million people visited the island nation,
1.7 million of which hailed from North America.
Aer Lingus was founded in 1936 and is Ireland’s national airline
despite the fact that it’s actually the country’s second-largest
carrier behind ultra-low-cost giant Ryanair.
In case you’re wondering, its name is an anglicization of the
Irish words for “air fleet.”
In the late 2000s, Aer Lingus suffered greatly from the fallout
of the financial crisis. This led to a succession of failed
takeover attempts by Ryanair.
International Airlines Group or IAG completed a €1.5 billion
or $1.7 million takeover of Aer Lingus in late 2015, making the
airline a sister company of legacy brands like British Airways and
These days, Aer Lingus is a four-star airline according to the
reviewers at consumer aviation website Skytrax and operates a fleet
of around 50 Airbus and Boeing jets.
Recently, I had the chance to visit the Emerald Isle with my
fiance and as part of the experience, we chose to fly Aer Lingus
between Newark Liberty International Airport just outside of New
York and the airline’s home base in Dublin Airport.
Aer Lingus operates flights to 13 US cities including Boston,
Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Seattle. The
airline also flies to two destinations in Canada; Toronto and
We took Aer Lingus Flight EI100 to Dublin and returned home on
Here’s a look at our experience in economy class on board Aer
Lingus Flight EI101 from Dublin to Newark.
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After a weekend of fun in Ireland, it was time to return home. We
arrived at Dublin Airport Terminal 2 nearly three hours early for
our flight. We’ll explain why in a bit.
I had trouble checking in to the flight using the Aer Lingus
website and app.
And… the kiosk didn’t work either.
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Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
We flew Aer Lingus from Dublin to New York to see if it's a hidden gem among Europe's best airlines. Here's the verdict