Aer Lingus has done an excellent job of building out its North American routes over the last few years. IAG has been trying to position Aer Lingus as a ‘value’ carrier across the Atlantic, but the truth is that it has a very good business class product which is substantially better than British Airways Club World.
Here is the business class cabin:
Aer Lingus is currently receiving 14 Airbus A321LR aircraft as we covered here. These are single-aisle aircraft with an extended range, allowing them to fly from Ireland to the US East Coast. The photo below shows the flat bed business class seat being used. The plan was to serve small cities that could not justify a long-haul aircraft.
Unfortunately, it seems that coronavirus is causing the plan to unravel.
The first cancellation is Minneapolis-St Paul, which is now confirmed. Perhaps more surprisingly, flights to Miami have also been removed from sale.
We need to see what the future holds for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Newark, New York JFK, Hartford, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Washington and Orlando.
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