Aer Lingus are starting services between Dublin and Cleveland from 19 May 2023. This will restore international services in Cleveland and offer onward connections into Europe.

The flights are being supported by the local Government with subsidies that all new routes generally receive. Right now the flights are available to book on the Irish airline’s website.

Dublin to Cleveland

Flights are scheduled to operate four times each week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. EI87 will leave Dublin at 15:30, arriving into Cleveland at 18:50.

Return flights leave Ohio as EI86 at 20:20, landing back in Ireland the following morning at 08:50. Fares are currently pricing up as low as €400 return in economy class. Business class tickets are much more, of course, coming in at €2,125 return.

At the moment there does not seem to be any Avios availability in either the Aer Lingus AerClub or British Airways Executive Club. Reward seats are sure to open up for frequent flyers in due course.

Overall Thoughts

It is great to see Aer Lingus starting a new city in the USA, as these routes are their bread and butter. The benefit of flying from Dublin or connecting from Europe via Dublin is US Immigration Preclearance, allowing you to arrive as a domestic passenger. That streamlines the experience substantially.

Since the Irish airline offers pretty speedy Wi-Fi on board plus a decent entertainment offering, taking them across the Atlantic is a no brainer. Service is always excellent, especially for families with children, which is one reason people choose to fly them.

What do you think of this new service? Will you be using it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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