Questions - first-time on Aer Lingus

Old Jun 4, 19, 5:56 pm
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Questions - first-time on Aer Lingus

I'm planning to fly from LAX to Dublin in Oct 2019 -- and I have some basic questions, so I'm hoping for helpful answers from patient flyers.

Aer Lingus flies the only non-stop on this route apparently, so that's appealing. Is there any reason I should consider a one-stop flight on Delta or United instead?
Will miles on Aer Lingus be credited on any other airline? If so, which?
Does Aer Lingus use Pre-Check?
Does Aer Lingus use Global Entrry?]
Any advice on checking baggage, choosing seats, etc.?

I have searched to find answers, but have encountered some vague and/or conflicting information. That's why i'm asking here.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Old Jun 5, 19, 4:27 am
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Originally Posted by pqflyer View Post
I'm planning to fly from LAX to Dublin in Oct 2019 -- and I have some basic questions, so I'm hoping for helpful answers from patient flyers.

Aer Lingus flies the only non-stop on this route apparently, so that's appealing. Is there any reason I should consider a one-stop flight on Delta or United instead?
Not really, direct is fastest least risk of bags getting loss, fewer encounters with airport security and immigration if you fly via a EU airport


Originally Posted by pqflyer View Post
Will miles on Aer Lingus be credited on any other airline? If so, which?
United, BA, Alaska, Cathay Pacific, all subject to fare class
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Does Aer Lingus use Pre-Check?
No, if flying from Dublin priority security is based on status or class of travel or advanced payment
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Does Aer Lingus use Global Entry?
Global Entry is available at Dublin and Shannon for all US bound (direct flights only) passengers
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Any advice on checking baggage, choosing seats, etc.?
The cheapest fare does not include a checked bag or allocated seating, all other fares include 1 23kg bag and free choice of seats in the rear economy cabin. All Business class fares include 3 bags 23kg plus free choice of seats

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Old Jun 5, 19, 5:16 am
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I would always opt for a nonstop over a connection if otherwise convenient and in the same price range. Always worth researching as there may be connections which are priced better.
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