Ireland is once again under lockdown through to the end of November 2020, thanks to the pandemic. This means airlines are heading for the exits as nobody is flying. This means I should be getting on the Aer Lingus A321neo earlier than expected.
So what, you might ask? The Aer Lingus A321neo is designed for transatlantic flights. That means flat beds in business class, entertainment screens for all and more comfortable seats.
Getting On The Aer Lingus A321neo
British Airways haven’t sent me a formal notification yet, but they have pulled out of Dublin again. I am booked to fly them in late November from Dublin to Stockholm via London Heathrow, so that means my flight is going to be cancelled.
With the cancellation of the DUB-LHR sector, there is only one service the day I am flying that will allow me to connect. That is the Aer Lingus flight leaving at 7:30am.
Checking to see the aircraft type, I noticed it was the Airbus A321neo. These are pretty much brand new to the Irish airline’s fleet, and they didn’t really get much long-haul duty in before coronavirus arrived.
This should make for the most comfortable flight between Dublin and London from a seating perspective. You don’t get seats with entertainment screens and comfortable padding on short-haul, so it will be fun!
I like flying with Aer Lingus and would do it more if I earned full tier points and Avios in the British Airways Executive Club. Since I don’t, I tend to fly to London and pick up a British Airways flight to where I am going.
Getting on their new Airbus A321neo will be enjoyable from my perspective, even on a short flight. Hopefully all the rest of my trip proceeds as planned, but only time will tell.
Have you flown on board the Aer Lingus Airbus A320neo in economy or business class? How was it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please let me know.
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Featured image via Airbus.
Aer Lingus A321neo business class image via One Mile At A Time.
Economy class seating is a still from a video on YouTube by MyTrips.
BA also seem to be pulling flights from Brussels and Luxembourg to Heathrow in November/December? I am also booked through to Stockholm in December and have not yet been advised of any cancellations.
I’m guessing they’re battening down the hatches for the winter period. I keep reading around the aviation press that demand has flatlined, so it’s going to be a rough time for some airlines. Stockholm still seems to be operating, so lets hope that continues, for both our sakes.
The problem is only 4 flights (1 direct, 3 1-stop) from Brussels will arrive in time to connect to the Stockholm flight. Economy is currently priced at €99 (cheapest) and I would then have to book the LHR-ARN segment again, hoping that BA actually cancel the flights so I’ll get a refund. Looks like I’ll not be going. 8-(
They should just put you on the alternative flights and ask you to confirm. If they don’t, you can just ring them and have them change the flights. I’ve done it several times and there’s never a charge when it is them cancelling. That protects your original fare anyway. Good luck!
Thanks for that advice. I’ll wait and see what happens.