The Aer Lingus A321neo is the latest aircraft in the Irish airline’s fleet. Featuring both business and economy class, it is deployed primarily on thinner long-haul routes out of Ireland to the United States.
You can also find it on selected European services in between transatlantic flights. After spending some time in the newly refreshed Aer Lingus Lounge, I headed down to the boarding gate and was on board shortly after.
EI152 – Dublin to London Heathrow (DUB-LHR)
25 January 2022
Airbus A321neo LR – EI-LRC – St. Fiacre
Seat: Economy 7A
Departure: 06:40 Arrival: 08:00
Cool blue mood lighting greets you upon entering the aircraft, which gives a nice feel. After passing through business class, I arrived at the first row of economy, which is row 7. There is extra space here, as this is where baby bassinets would be situated on long flights.
Aer Lingus A321neo Cabin
Immediately upon sitting down, I noted how nice, soft and comfortable the seats are. Certainly a better seat than those used on short European services.
Leg room is ample and I like the bulkhead row as there is more space at face level. Boarding soon completed and after the safety demonstration, we took to the pre-dawn skies over Dublin, setting course for London.
Aer Lingus offer food, snacks and drinks for purchase on short-haul flights and you can see the Bia Menu here. Since they are currently not offering their highly regarded Irish Breakfast, I decided to have nothing.
Apart from a visit to use the utilitarian facilities down the back, I sat around relaxing during the flight. Soon enough it was time to land and we arrived on stand at London Heathrow Terminal 2 ahead of schedule.
The Aer Lingus A321neo is a pleasant way to travel. I can see it would be quite comfortable for the six or seven hour journey between Ireland and the US east coast.
My only gripe about the flight is that I was on a business class ticket booked through British Airways. Unfortunately you are only given economy class on the Aer Lingus codeshare, rather than a seat up front. Even so, there were people sitting in the lie flat seats, and I wasn’t jealous at all. Or was I?
Have you experienced the Aer Lingus A321neo yet? What did you think of it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.