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: Dublin International to London Heathrow
Departure date and time of flight: 15th August 2004 at 19:00pm
Flight Number: EI182
Flight duration: 1h 15m
Class: Economy Class
Aircraft type: Airbus A320
Punctuality of the flight: No delay.
Any baggage issues:
There were no baggage delays on this flight.
Comments on the check-in staff and any issues:
There were no problems. It was a smooth flight.
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.
While we on final approach to London Heathrow, we must have been around a mile from touchdown (I could easily see the M4 motorway), when we suddenly heard a loud thud and the plane start climbing again! It was a missed approach which means that for whatever reason the Pilot decided to abort the landing and go around to try once more. It took around 10 minutes for to go around London and come back again to make a safe landing second time around. According to the Captain, we were too close to the aircraft in front so we had to abort the landing at the last minute.
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): 9
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