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Aer Lingus to finally restart flights to Minneapolis?

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In July 2019, Aer Lingus started flights to Minneapolis – Saint Paul in the US. (It actually announced Montreal and Minneapolis on the same day – whatever happened to the Montreal plans?)

The route was pulled during the pandemic and did not return – until now.

Aer Lingus to return to Minneapolis

Online reports, first spotted by @Enilria6 on X I think, state that Aer Lingus has filed the route, although it is not yet bookable.

Flights would begin on 29th April and operate four days per week. It was operated on a Boeing 757 before the pandemic.

As this is Aer Lingus, seats would be bookable on Avios when available.


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Comments (13)

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  • Qrfan says:

    Montreal was also allegedly getting the upgraded club suite BA 788s but very soon after the announcement BA switched it to 789s without selling first. Along with the poor timings allocated to the outbound flights from LHR I do not get the impression that IAG sees YUL as a growth market.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Didn’t think any 788 had been refitted with CS only the new 787-10’s delivered with them installed?

      • Qrfan says:

        If you remember the article it was reported that BA were selling Montreal with the new seat plan in anticipation of the refurb, but that’s not the case any more. They’ve switched the route to the 789.

  • ADS says:

    Reports suggest that the Aer Lingus MSP flights will be performed by an A330 … although presumably swapped for an A321LR during slack winter months

    • william says:

      open to correction on this but don’t think A321LR has range for MSP

    • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

      Don’t mention the war. There’s so much negative sniping in Ireland over Manchester getting another A330 for the JFK route, whereas the 321 is frequently popping up on DUB-USA routes, even EWR. I believe soft refurb ex-QR 330s have also been drafted in to serve some DUB routes leading to further angst.

      • ADS says:

        Aer Lingus currently has three ex QR A330s … and it looks like QR currently has three A330s in storage (as well as 15 in service) … I wonder if Aer Lingus will get any more ?

    • The Jetset Boyz says:

      Posted on 11th August:

      AerLingus within the last 72 hours filed schedule update, that saw the removal of preliminary Dublin – Minneapolis/St. Paul schedule. The Irish carrier last week filed 4 weekly service with Airbus A330-200 aircraft from 29APR24, based on schedule listing in the OAG, as well as GDS FLIFO (Flight Information).

  • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

    This is such an Irish thing to say but I know the names of the 2 cabin crew members pictured from having them on my flights. No evidence as yet that we’re cousins.

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