When an airline pulls out of a route it merely opens up the market for another, and who can blame Aer Lingus for putting their hands up?
While recognising the challenges for everyone in the aviation industry, our national airline carrier was quick to flag up its product in the wake of the Norwegian news.
Aer Lingus, as we all know, has 16 direct routes to North America.
With Mineapolis-St Paul the latest to arrive on the rank.
And while it is something of sport to diss them probably because they represent the institution.
But I’ve been more than a happy flyer with them, particularly when they moved me when a poor lady was sick next to me half an hour into our flight to LAX.
And they arranged a wheelchair for her on her arrival in Los Angeles.
Aer Lingus flies Dublin to LA from €209, a one-way fare based on a return trip. Valid for travel between October and November.
And at the other end of the scale is Dublin to Philadelphia from €139 and Dublin and Shannon to New York from €149.
Book at http://www.aerlingus.com. And remember that you’ll get pre-clearance. Happy days!
I could choose from many of their great destinations and hope to see a few more.
But I’ll flag up Philadelphia here and https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/philadelphia-freedom/.
An epic Saga
Saga conjures up a different image for me. Of a time when I worked looking after oldies (of whom I am now one).
But in connection with Iceland, of course, it is something epic.
What Icelandair refers to as business equivalent comes in at a competitive €250 one way to Reykjavik.
The economy class is €68 one way.
The Autumn and Winter Special Offers end on August 27 at 23.59.
It is for the travel period of October 1 to March 28.
And it is based on one-way fares on a return ticket. https://www.icelandair.com/en-ie/flights/special-offer/
Fly belong to Glasgow
Being one of God’s chosen people, a Glaswegian, I keep an eye on happenings in the Dear Green Place from across here in Ireland.
And by Dear Green Place I refer to the orgins of the name of the city, the Scottish Gaelic phrase for it..
Now you may be thinking that this is just an excuse to put one of my oul puns on the Glasgow Music Hall songs.
And you would be half right.
But it is also worth flagging up that easyJet has a new route from Glasgow to Birmingham.
Not that I’ll be needing it any time soon but you might.
I’m told that easyJet http://www.easyjet.com is the largest airline in Glasgow and operates up to 294 flights a week across 19 routes.
And that it was also the first airline the carry one million passengers in a year from Glasgow.
It also has up to three flights a day to Belfast which means the Son and Heir can fly over to see his grannie.
Everyone’s a winner.
And if you want to see what carnage myself and my mum caused when I took her to the World Bagpipes Championships in Glasgow then read on… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/04/15/sportstraveltraveltravel/
MEET YOU IN THE SKIES