Aer lingus to ireland

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  1. CALAMBO

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    Hey guys...first time using this air carrier to the emerald isle...any expiernce with this European airline???....spending week there..pub and grub fun...i hope.
     
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    Have a great holiday.

    I haven't used AerLingus for years - they just aren't competitive on the routes I travel. When I did use them it was nearly always IRL to UK or IRL to (European) Continent, in other words I've never flown long haul with them. They are perfectly fine on short to medium haul - or at least they were 10 years ago. Sorry I can't be more help.
     
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    If only there were an Air Lingam.
     
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    I've taken Aer Lingus to Ireland twice from NY. It has been fine. I don't find much difference between airlines anymore, unless you bump up in class. Ireland, however, is truly magical. I am sure you will enjoy yourself.
     
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    Lucky...sounds like a good week to me! El is a good, safe airline that will get you from A to B safely and mostly on-time, weather permitting. As far as service bells & whistles they are on the low-end of the European food chain...so basically what you have come to 'expect' from any US airline.
     
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    They're a reasonably good airline, you shouldn't have any trouble with them.
     
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    Last i heard, they offer a 25% discount to all Large Penis Support Group members! Ask for it when making your reservation.......
     
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    I fly regularly to Ireland as I am half Irish...my Mum is from Connemara in County Galway....sometimes I use Aer (or as most of us call it) Cunni-Lingus....but nowadays from England there are a lot of budget airlines that fly on the extreme cheap to Ireland...(RyanAir, EasyJet). It's a nice airline and if you want a flavour of Ireland before you arrive then definitely recommended...the attendants speak Gaelic and English...which is nice. Gaelic is mainly spoken in the West of Ireland...and while you are there, you must go West!!

    Galway is a lovely city with access to some beautiful parts of Ireland...Connemara, The Burren, The Aran Isles, Achill Island (where my great granny lived), and Westport (another must see town) which is settled underneath Croagh Patrick, the mountain where St. Patrick banished all poisonous creatures from Eire. In Ireland there is saying 'Go West and Feck the rest!'...not completely true, but the west is more ruggedly beautiful and thanks to the Gaelic speak, feels more Irish.

    As for the Pubs in Galway....well, 'Tigh Neachtains' is one of my favourites, and 'The Bunch of Grapes'....here is a great guide to Galway pubs...you'll have a fantastic Craic in the pubs over there, people come in with their instruments, spanish guitar, music box, tin whistle, celtic drum, and the fiddle, and just spark up a few tunes...and of course the Guinness is great, the water is very soft over there, so the Guinness comes very thick....you'll have black poo!


    I hope you have a grand time over there now, maybe you should make a filum....tanks a million!

    Tigh Neachtains
    (shows some live music in the pub via youtube).
     
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    If only Aer lingus also offered their female passengers what the gailic name implies as a semi-homophone in English. I know, I'm being childish -- as in "That's soooo 7th grade -- but its my favorite name of all the airlines. :biggrin1:
     
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    Aer Lingus affectionally know as Air Fungus, believe they can be a little unreliable on timings
     
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    I've always flown them to Ireland. They're not a great airline by any means but they tend to keep to their schedule and their pilots are phenomenal. They know how to land in shit weather (with a good bang) and have the best terminal facilities in Ireland. The planes aren't beautiful but they are safe (knock wood), and it's a relatively short flight. These days, that makes Aer Lingus a good carrier. I'd choose them over any of the others and they're usually the cheapest carrier over there. They're also a carrier nobody wants to blow-up and I do count that as a plus.
     
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    I have not flown with them since Carter was in the White House so I can't offer any opinion other than...pack warm clothes and have fun!
     
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    ITS AN AIRLINE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!...What are you expecting a full circus act??!!
     
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    Hey I'm from Ireland! Aer Fungus like to think of themselves as a respectable airline! Well they are ok I suppose by comparisons to Ryanair but it's just a flight. Most airhostesses are Irish and do speak Irish!

    When here don't stay in Dublin. It's a dump. Most tourists do. I'm from the northeast myself but head west. West is the best! Great culture, great sense of Irishness. Small villages and the cities like to keep their heritage. As stated above, go to Galway. It's a fantastic city and everyone loves it. Great craic!

    Hope all goes well!
     
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    Actually I'm wondering whether the OP has made his way over to the Emerald Isle yet....?

    Let us know when you get back mate...I for one would be very interested to hear about your adventures with the little people!!
     
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    You know what Jason, so true...many a time I've landed at Galway, Shannon or Dublin in a gale, the plane swinging left to right like a pair of bollocks in a marathon.....you're thinking...'how the fuck is this flying coffin gonna hit the tarmac straight'...and every time...with a bang indeed...we have touchdown!!

    Also, having an Irish Passport most definitely comes in handy when travelling to Middle Eastern destinations!
     
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