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alanR Sep 2, 14 4:39 pm

LBA to NYC in under 10 hours
 
"We'll have a morning service from Leeds at 8.30am every morning, just in time to meet the Aer Lingus first wave of flights to North America and Canada.

"We'll have you from Leeds to New York in nine hours, 55 minutes - there is no quicker way."


Bit more civilised than having to get up at some unearthly hour to drive to Manchester or fly to AMS

Indelaware Sep 2, 14 7:37 pm

Yes, this is quicker - but only a bit quicker than other existing service.

LBA-AMS KL1548 1:55P-4:10P
AMS-JFK KL643 5:15P-7:20P

Total time: 10:25 -- just 30 minutes longer, and no need to wake up at the still unearthly hour required to get EI's flight at 8:30am.

irishguy28 Sep 3, 14 12:06 am

You can add another hour for getting through immigration and customs though...

KARFA Sep 3, 14 4:50 am

I know the provisional schedule is embeded in the article but I thought I would copy it here if anyone is interested.

Provisional schedule

DUB 06:50 LBA 08:00 / LBA 08:30 DUB 09:40 - MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT -----
DUB 10:40 LBA 11:50 / LBA 12:10 DUB 13:20 - ----- ----- ---- ---- ---- ---- SUN
DUB 16:25 LBA 17:35 / LBA 18:05 DUB 19:15 - MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI ---- SUN

Aircraft ATR72
Aer Lingus Regional operated by Stobart Air
Start Date - 23 October
Flights should be on sale from, 3 September

irishguy28 Sep 3, 14 5:12 am

Wow. 20 minute turnaround times. Wow.

KARFA Sep 3, 14 5:23 am


Originally Posted by irishguy28 (Post 23466110)
Wow. 20 minute turnaround times. Wow.

Yes, that caught my eye as well. I am guessing 20 minutes is a little ambitous. 30 minutes seems a bit more realistic.

Indelaware Sep 3, 14 4:48 pm


Originally Posted by KARFA (Post 23466132)
Yes, that caught my eye as well. I am guessing 20 minutes is a little ambitous. 30 minutes seems a bit more realistic.

20 minutes should be fine with an ATR72. WN, after all, regularly does 25 minute turns of 737s (and used to do 10 minute turns!). Remember too, it is a short run so RE can tanker fuel in for the return trip with little concern to cost. And they are only trying for 20 minutes on one flight per week, the others are all 30 minutes.

irishguy28 Sep 4, 14 4:24 am

here's the timetable, as reported by Business Traveller.

All turnarounds are 25 minutes!

http://www.businesstraveller.com/fil...-timetable.jpg

BrianDromey Sep 5, 14 5:51 am

Those regionals can turn pretty quickly. The flight time looks generous also, so I think on-time performance should be fine. This is the first time Regional has been used into an FR "zone". It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Will FR ramp up flights, will the trans-Atlantic transfer traffic be enough to Sustain the service?
It's a very short lead time and I haven't seen any advertising yet. I'm not sure those initial flights will have very strong loads.

irishguy28 Sep 5, 14 8:32 am


Originally Posted by BrianDromey (Post 23478157)
to Austrian

Auto-correct mistake, or does "to Austrian" mean something I'm not understanding from the context?

BrianDromey Sep 5, 14 10:42 am

Austrian should read sustain. Oops.

Yorkshire Traveller Sep 6, 14 5:51 pm

Well we've been able to make an Avios booking as part of a longer BA itinerary that includes EI104 JFK-DUB 1730-0515 connecting to EI3390 DUB-LBA 0650-0805 for next February.

Looking forward to our flights - last time we flew EI was when they previously operated out of LBA.

redtailshark Sep 9, 14 4:20 pm

But how is tbis faster? Ryanair already offers you commodious service .... FR153 LBA to DUB dep 0630 weekdays. And only 59.99 in Biz Plus, that beats Stobart Air's ATR in every way :D

irishguy28 Sep 10, 14 2:11 am


Originally Posted by redtailshark (Post 23500778)
But how is tbis faster? Ryanair already offers you commodious service .... FR153 LBA to DUB dep 0630 weekdays.

Talk about pointing out the obvious...

Your proposal requires a departure from LBA 2 hours before the Aer Lingus ticket - so the Aer Lingus ticket is most certainly faster - by 2 hours!!!

Plus, as you well know, Ryanair does not sell connecting tickets, or forward luggage onto other flights - even on their own services. So you need to start off 2 hours earlier, pay more (buy separate LBA-DUB and DUB-USA tickets, when the LBA-USA ticket would be not that much more than the DUB-USA ticket), and assume all the risk of not being able to check-in on time AND clear customs and immigration for the USA flight if there are any delays to the Ryanair flight.


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