Class rating 8.5
- Boarding 8.9
- Seat for sitting 8.9
- Seat for sleeping 3.6
- Service 8.4
- Entertainment 1.4
- Food & drink 6.6
- Punctuality 8.8
- Baggage 3.8
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
Aer Lingus operates like a budget carrier in the UK and Europe, charging for food and drink. A full Irish breakfast is €9 and a panini €5. Alcohol is offered on all flights except those to and from Riga. There is no in-flight entertainment and you will have to pay for hold luggage (£8 per sector).
Aer Lingus's big differentiator with other no-frills airlines is free seat selection. Reserving rows one to five (which offer no extra room, but, if the rear doors are not opened, will allow you off first) costs £5 per single journey. If these seats are unreserved 48 hours before departure, they go on general release. Reserving the emergency exit seats will cost £10 per sector.
Another plus point with Aer Lingus is its slightly better than average legroom. It fits 174 seats on its Airbus A320s, compared with the 180 that the charter airlines cram in. Similarly, its bigger A321s carry 212 passengers, fewer than the maximum allowed.
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This is the eastbound leg of my flight from Dublin to london NOTE I was quite tired on this flight because I had arrived from an overnight flight, flown to dublin and been to a conferance and I was fliying back on the evening of the same day. SECURITY AND TERMINAL. I arrived at the terminal at about 17:30 for my 19:00 flight. Some Aer Lingus staff had... more
This is the review for the westbound journey from London to Dublin. BOARDING This was a simple connection from an overnight AA flight. I arrived at the gate at about 07:55. After a smooth trip through security. I looked at the board that said 'Gate will be announced at 08:05' but at 08:15 it still had not. I went to some Aer Lingus staff who said they did not know... more