Cheap Aer Lingus Flights

Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of Ireland and is based in Dublin, Ireland. It flies to 78 destinations in Europe, North America and the Middle East. In 2007 the airline is adding three routes between Ireland and the United States – Dublin-Orlando, Dublin-San Francisco, Dublin-Washington, D.C. – and it will likely add more in the future. The other long-haul routes it currently flies are to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Dubai, some of which will see increases in the frequency of flights on their schedules.

Aer Lingus’ European services are intended to compete with the budget Irish airline Ryanair. One of its cost-saving mechanisms is to make passengers pay for baggage that’s stored below the airplane – it’s €5 per bag each way if you pre-book your bag, or €8 per bag each way if you don’t. Of course, many of the shorter flights are for travelers who don’t typically check any bags at all, so for them it just means a cheaper airline ticket.

The airline’s main hub is Dublin Airport. There’s a secondary hub at Cork International Airport, and Shannon Airport is considered a focus city.

Aer Lingus was a member of the OneWorld airline alliance, but in early 2007 it announced it would be forming a new alliance with JetBlue Airways.

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