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New product to be launched ''Aer Space'' UK and European routes.

New product to be launched ''Aer Space'' UK and European routes.

Old Jul 22, 15, 11:58 am
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New product to be launched ''Aer Space'' UK and European routes.

From Twitter :

Aer Lingus UK/Europe biz routes will get premium product (Aer Space) with empty middle seat, free snacks/drinks, priority boarding/baggage

https://twitter.com/joesentme/status/623889930066923521

Rolls out the end of the year.
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Old Jul 22, 15, 2:15 pm
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Good news! Comes as no surprise.

I wonder what the fares will be like?

Hopefully we will soon hear that EI flights earn TPs and full Avios! I am hoping for such an announcement as soon as August...
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Old Jul 24, 15, 3:14 pm
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Hopefully we will soon hear that EI flights earn TPs and full Avios! I am hoping for such an announcement as soon as August...
I have some trips later this year on routes that EI fly. If I thought that there was a good chance of earning TPs I would book with them even though they are a bit more expensive than their rivals on the routes. I'd be surprised though if anything is in place for TPs before the end of the year.

The "Aer Space" product may be good news for earning TPs providing earning rates are in line with 40 TPs on BA's Club Europe product and not the 20 TPs on BA's Business UK.
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Old Jul 25, 15, 11:45 am
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Id be surprised if Aer Space earned anymore on non GC Tiers to be honest. Of course never say never but I cant see them giving 40 TPs.
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Old Jul 26, 15, 11:32 am
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Only available on "biz [business] routes". Interesting. I suppose LBA won't qualify
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Old Jul 26, 15, 5:28 pm
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Hopefully this is a means of harmonising with CE for the DUB-LHR route - so they can run a combined EI/BA service from T5 a la BA/IB. Would be great for transfers
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Old Jul 26, 15, 7:20 pm
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Id be surprised if Aer Space earned anymore on non GC Tiers to be honest. Of course never say never but I cant see them giving 40 TPs.
I was hoping more for something like what happened with bmi. Their flights became BAEC-earning before the ink was dry on the takeover deal.

And Qatar became an earning partner before they entered oneworld. (And yes, I know that EI is already a partner...but not a TP earning partner).

I hope for a surprise early announcement....
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Old Jul 27, 15, 1:14 am
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Hopefully this is a means of harmonising with CE for the DUB-LHR route - so they can run a combined EI/BA service from T5 a la BA/IB. Would be great for transfers
I would be surprised. There is no space in T5 as it is
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Old Jul 27, 15, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
Only available on "biz [business] routes". Interesting. I suppose LBA won't qualify
Stunningly beautiful as some of the areas are around LBA I don't see it being a major leisure destination, would have thought it would be a suitable route (hope so anyway).
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Old Jul 28, 15, 6:15 am
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I would imagine a cautious and phased roll out. First LHR and maybe AMS followed closely by CDG, FRA and BRU.
If they all work, you could see it expanded elsewhere. I would be surprised to see it roll out across the entire network (minus the obvious leisure destinations) at once.
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Old Jul 28, 15, 2:20 pm
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I would imagine a cautious and phased roll out. First LHR and maybe AMS followed closely by CDG, FRA and BRU.
If they all work, you could see it expanded elsewhere. I would be surprised to see it roll out across the entire network (minus the obvious leisure destinations) at once.
On the other hand, the sooner that IAG can sell a through J product end to end the better from the booking perspective.
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Old Jul 29, 15, 7:34 am
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Aer Space details :


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Old Jul 30, 15, 9:04 am
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Aer Lingus to get Premium Economy

I haven't heard or seen this anywhere on FT or related sites.

Aer Lingus Chief Financial Officer Bernard Bot said he was confident Aer Lingus could defend its position, aided by a new premium economy product.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...1091VW20150729

I wonder this is a completely new Premium Economy product, or related to enhanced short-haul offering with the business and the middle-seat game.
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Old Jul 30, 15, 9:44 am
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He is referring to this :

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/aer-l...an-routes.html
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Old Jul 30, 15, 5:10 pm
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