Aer Lingus’s North American expansion continues, with the airline plans announced to operate to Seattle in Washington State.
The airline will operate a four-times a week service between the Emerald Isle and the Emerald City (that’s a lot of green between them both), from 18th May 2018
The inital timetable has been published:
EI099 DEPART DUB 15:50 ARRIVE SEA 17:35 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays EI098 DEPART SEA 19:20 ARRIVE DUB 12:35+1 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays Commences 18th May 2018 Operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays Booked Equipment: Airbus A330
The segment is a long one, with 9 hours plus in a seat. There are some benefits connecting via Dublin for this flight – the big one being the ability to pre-clear US Immigration at Dublin Airport, rather than after a long transatlantic flight.
The plane will offer a two-class service, with Business and Economy classes for those who are looking to connect.
For those connecting at Dublin, the flight is well-timed for the morning and lunchtime arrivals into Dublin, and the afternoon bank out of Dublin.
Lead-in prices start at €259 each way, and I would hope Avios redemptions should open up rather quickly.
With a lot of the technology giants having outposts in Ireland, and the Seattle region having its fair share of them, it’s good to see Aer Lingus taking advantage of this, and building a direction flight connection to the city.
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