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Seattle/Dublin non stop


Just found out that Aer Lingus will be offering nonstop flights between Seattle and Dublin 4 days a week starting in May of 2018.  That is really good news for the Pacific North West!

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Thanks, Dan. 

A sample booking shows 'Saver' tickets (18 - 30 May) at $745.73 for the Non-Stop, return flights.  At 9+ hours each way, though, you MIGHT want to spend a bit extra on Upgrades from the cheapest seats!  confuse  confuse  confuse  'Smart' runs about $40 more --  each way -- and includes a checked bag AND Seat selection.  On the A 330, that means the option for a two-seat row, which is always a 'Plus' in MY book!  biggrin  biggrin

AL also just recently announced flights from Philadelphia, as well.  Their new owners certainly seem to be aggressively 'growing' the Airline.  There's been talks of Seasonal flights to Las Vegas, too.

Details here:  https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/aer-lingus-launches-new-transatlantic-route-to-seattle-1.3294703

This link is more about Philadelphia, but I LOVE the snarky 'dig' at Norwegian Airlines at the end!

http://www.thejournal.ie/aer-lingus-flights-3628781-Oct2017/



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Bob,
The extra leg room and 2-seat row would definitely be worth the $80 on a 9 hour non-stop flight. And the free checked luggage on the way home would be ok too...although....they never get a chance to "lose our luggage" outbound; Murphy's law and all! Lol! Being forced to pack light is not a bad thing!
The only downside is the drive to SeaTac: dreadful traffic on interstate 5. Haven't checked time schedules yet, but hopefully can make it a mid-day drive to airport in the lull between morning and evening commutes and then an evening/night flight out.
Since we are in the process of selling our home and relocating closer to Seattle (farther from Portland) it will be a welcome option. The price at $870, would be often times $100-200 less than what we have previously paid for 1-stop-over flights.
I have recently been taking a closer look at both Norwegian Air and WOW airlines. Not too crazy about what I see....except for the price. Almost all have 3-3 seating on the leg going across the puddle.
Dan



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Yes, the Norwegian flights seem less than ideal, given the 3-3 seating and extra $ for almost everything.  Still, it's good to have the lower pricing as it puts SOME pressure on the Majors to keep themselves competitive!  confuse   confuse

I would actually be more tempted by the WOW Airlines flights, to be honest.  Flying into Cork, after a few day's lay-over in Iceland might be a tempting factor.  biggrin

$800 - 1200 seems to be a typical price range for me in Florida -- but, the AL (seasonal) flights from Orlando tend to run to the higher price (or more).  furious

Sadly -- Most 'Deals' invariably revolve around DUB -- ONLY.  Wish SNN and Cork could be worked into the 'Mix' . . .



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We did the one day lay-over in Iceland. Should have done at least 2 and maybe three depending on how hard jet-lag hits you! Iceland is very beautiful andy highly recommended! If you could get over jet lag one day in Iceland, you could hit the ground running in Ireland!!!
Dan

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