Aer Lingus is the national flag carrier of the Republic of Ireland. Operating a fleet of 44 aircraft to over 73 destinations, Aer Lingus’s aircraft have an average age 6.2 years. Aer Lingus is 29.4% owned by Ryanair and 25.4% owned by the Government of Ireland
Route: London Heathrow to Dublin International
Departure date and time of flight: 8th August 2004 at 08:50am
Flight Number: EI153
Flight duration: 1h 15m
Aircraft type: Airbus A321
Punctuality of the flight:
Yes, there was a delay of around 15 minutes because of heavy morning traffic at Heathrow. However the Captain made up the time in this short flight. Also, I nearly missed the flight! I had to run after checking in at the last minute (this has been my bad habit I think!)
Any baggage issues:
There were no baggage delays on this flight.
Comments on the check-in staff and any issues:
The check-in staff were kind to let me through at the last minute, considering that I nearly missed the flight. But later once I got to the gate I found out that the flight was delayed anyways!
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
None. Passengers had to pay for the food. The good old days of getting free food on some European flights has disappeared.
Comments regarding the first meal:
None. Passengers had to buy the food, and the prices are a bit on the expensive side. Nevertheless, for such a short flight there was no need for in-flight meals. Flying without getting complimentary in-flight meals is just not the same experience as used to be (irrespective of how long the flight is).
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Comments of professionalism of the cabin crew:
Very professional and polite.
Improvements that could be made:
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
The interior of all Aer Lingus aircraft is in the national colours of light and dark green- emerald would the correct word to use. The Shamrock is displayed on all seat covers.
Overall rating 1-10 (worst-best): 10
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