EIEIK / EIEIL Refurb

Old Mar 23, 2024, 12:35 pm
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Got stuck with EIL on EI106 yesterday. The aircraft that was meant to operate EI107 yesterday had a technical fault so they replaced it ast the last minute with EIL. I can confirm the footrest in really small and it's not private at all. 2-2-2 is an inferior product. I think the IFE screen is better than on regular J on EI transatlantic but the selection was poor. No wifi isn't great but on an overnight it's not the worst thing.
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Old Mar 23, 2024, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by garo
Got stuck with EIL on EI106 yesterday. The aircraft that was meant to operate EI107 yesterday had a technical fault so they replaced it ast the last minute with EIL. I can confirm the footrest in really small and it's not private at all. 2-2-2 is an inferior product. I think the IFE screen is better than on regular J on EI transatlantic but the selection was poor. No wifi isn't great but on an overnight it's not the worst thing.
I was on EIL on my flight to Miami on March 13th, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the footrest was small and could seem cramped with the 2-2-2 config, however I was with my partner next to me in this case so it was fine. The seat itself was very comfortable and all functions on the reclines worked great. I also found the wood paneling to be a nice mid-century design charm. The crew working that flight (Caroline & Patrick) went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. Actually, they gave us a bottle of wine to take home as a parting favor. The IFE wasn't amazing, but that is not specific to EIL, its all of Aer Lingus. In summary, I had my hesitations going into it after reading some of the reviews, but was thoroughly pleased with my experience in the end. Will be better when it's retrofitted for sure, but in the meantime, slinte!
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Old Mar 31, 2024, 8:54 am
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EIK has now been in refit for six weeks. Any ideas when it may be back into service and EIL heading for refit?
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Old Mar 31, 2024, 10:29 am
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Early April then EIL goes in for refit

GAJ returned last week, EIN is returning tonight
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Old Mar 31, 2024, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by ROKNA
Early April then EIL goes in for refit

GAJ returned last week, EIN is returning tonight
Thank you.

Out of interest, where can this information be found? Is it public information?
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by NancyDrew
I was on EIL on my flight to Miami on March 13th, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the footrest was small and could seem cramped with the 2-2-2 config, however I was with my partner next to me in this case so it was fine. The seat itself was very comfortable and all functions on the reclines worked great. I also found the wood paneling to be a nice mid-century design charm. The crew working that flight (Caroline & Patrick) went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. Actually, they gave us a bottle of wine to take home as a parting favor. The IFE wasn't amazing, but that is not specific to EIL, its all of Aer Lingus. In summary, I had my hesitations going into it after reading some of the reviews, but was thoroughly pleased with my experience in the end. Will be better when it's retrofitted for sure, but in the meantime, slinte!
I think it's not so bad if you are a couple. Bit poorer if you are a solo traveller with a stranger next to you. You are right in that cabin service was same as and I actually liked the IFE screen - preferred it to the usual Aer Lingus J screen.
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by garo
I think it's not so bad if you are a couple. Bit poorer if you are a solo traveller with a stranger next to you. You are right in that cabin service was same as and I actually liked the IFE screen - preferred it to the usual Aer Lingus J screen.
......and complete disaster if you are in Y, broken IFE in almost half the seats and no wi-fi make for a looooong trip
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Old Apr 15, 2024, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by ROKNA
Early April then EIL goes in for refit

GAJ returned last week, EIN is returning tonight

Just wondering if you had an update on EIK/L?
Thanks
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Old Apr 15, 2024, 3:17 pm
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EIL is down to fly down to Bordeaux tomorrow Tuesday 16th (DUZ is coming back)

EIK is still in Bordeaux

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Old Apr 15, 2024, 5:31 pm
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Good News

Originally Posted by trustno1
Ive pulled the trigger on my MCO flights. Outbound in late July. Even though the seat chart shows the QR biz cabin, Ive gone for 3K, 4HK and 5K. I sincerely hope the refurb is completed. The last time I was on EI-EIK, the seat controls in 2H also controlled 2K. Thank god it was daughter at the window seat🤪. It would have been a very odd situation had it been a stranger.

I was hoping to use my Concierge upgrades for one ticket but EI turned me down. Was told to check 30 days before travel. I didnt want to take the chance that we could be split up between cabins so I ponied up. Bah humbug.
So they good news for you is that both EIL/EIK will have been fully refitted by the time you fly. EIK is due back from its refit next week and EIL is actually heading off later this morning for its turn.
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Old Apr 15, 2024, 5:32 pm
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EIK is due back on 26th.
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Old Apr 16, 2024, 12:57 am
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EIL has just departed from Dublin to Bordeaux - so assuming that is for refit.
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Old Apr 16, 2024, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by cloudhopper20
EIK is due back on 26th.
We fly to MCO on 27th so maybe it's first flight.
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Old Apr 28, 2024, 9:15 am
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Fingers crossed

Any update on your flight in the 27th?
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Old Apr 28, 2024, 11:16 am
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No sign of it returning today on FR24
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