Aer Lingus’ Surprising Summer 2022 Transatlantic Routes

Aer Lingus’ Surprising Summer 2022 Transatlantic Routes

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Aer Lingus has announced its planned transatlantic schedule for 2022, and there are some surprises in there…

Aer Lingus’ transatlantic flights next summer

Aer Lingus has revealed its summer 2022 transatlantic schedule, and it contains flights out of three European gateways.

The carrier’s biggest hub is in Dublin (DUB), and from there the airline will be flying to the following transatlantic destinations:

  • Boston (BOS)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Washington (IAD)

Aer Lingus is also in the process of setting up a hub out of Manchester (MAN), and as part of that the airline will be operating flights to the following transatlantic destinations:

  • Barbados (BGI)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Orlando (MCO)

Lastly, Aer Lingus will be bringing back transatlantic flights out of Shannon (SNN), and the airline will offer service to the following destinations:

  • Boston (BOS)
  • New York (JFK)
Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR

What’s interesting about Aer Lingus’ upcoming schedule

There are several surprises with Aer Lingus’ summer 2022 schedule, which can presumably be attributed to a couple of factors:

With that in mind, here’s what surprises me:

  • Aer Lingus is scaling back growth out of Dublin; in the summer of 2022 the airline won’t fly to Miami (MIA), won’t resume flights to Hartford (BDL) or Minneapolis (MSP), and won’t launch flights to Montreal (YUL), which was a destination announced pre-pandemic
  • Aer Lingus is scaling back Manchester growth before transatlantic flights to the United States even launch, as the airline was supposed to fly from Manchester to Boston as of the summer of 2022, but that’s not happening anymore; while it’s a long shot, maybe American plans on operating this route instead, given the JetBlue alliance?
  • The reason for the cutbacks in Dublin and Manchester are because Aer Lingus decided to keep its Shannon transatlantic flights, which were previously supposed to be cut; I guess the airline sees sufficient demand without much competition, so decided this was the best use of resources
Aer Lingus business class on the A321LR

Bottom line

Aer Lingus has revealed its transatlantic summer 2022 schedule, and with this, we’ll see the airline operate transatlantic flights out of Dublin, Manchester, and Shannon. Previously the plan was for Shannon to be cut in favor of Manchester, but it seems like the airline is keeping all three transatlantic gateways around.

As a result of this, Aer Lingus has had to scale back its schedule out of Dublin and Manchester, with some existing routes being cut, as well as some planned routes not coming to fruition.

What do you make of Aer Lingus’ upcoming transatlantic schedule?

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  1. Zac Guest

    Glad to see they are coming back to Philadelphia!

  2. Darren Guest

    So disappointed to see Hartford cut. Flew this flight and found it so convenient and was hoping to fly it in summer 22

  3. Claire Guest

    The best think Aer Lingus ever did was have flights from Hartford to Dublin!! It made travel so much easier for so many. The flights were often full. Now we have to add hours on our trips to travel from Boston or New York. It definitely puts a damper on traveling. We are so disappointed on the cancellation of this route. Please bring it back!!!

  4. John Guest

    I am disappointed that the DUB - MSP flight was the first to be cancelled. In all my lifetime, this would be the first time that I could fly directly without having to fly somewhere else first from Dublin to Minneapolis to visit my family there. In fact, I would have used that route for the first time in summer 2020. Now it's back to first flying from Dublin to whatever place else, wait for...

    I am disappointed that the DUB - MSP flight was the first to be cancelled. In all my lifetime, this would be the first time that I could fly directly without having to fly somewhere else first from Dublin to Minneapolis to visit my family there. In fact, I would have used that route for the first time in summer 2020. Now it's back to first flying from Dublin to whatever place else, wait for hours there and then get on a cramped plane with bad service to get to Minneapolis. And I am getting too old to enjoy that. Really disappointed.

  5. Una Barry Guest

    I am bitterly disappointed that Aer Lingus is not resuming the Hartford Dublin flight. It was such a gift to our region and made getting to Ireland and continental Europe so hassle free. Now Boston and JFK, with all the traffic airport congestion and long lines inside and outside terminals, have again become a feature of travel for those of us in the Northeast who regularly fly to Ireland and the continent. Please, please bring the Hartford flight back.

  6. Allyson Guest

    SWF (Newburgh) would be the ideal airport for a small airport market. It has a vast catchment area and norwegian proved it could work .. with 2 daily flights to Dublin.

    Many would use such a route and Dublin would benefit, but when travelers have to go 80 to 130 miles to major airport, then Dublin ultimately, and Ireland as a whole misses out.

    Missed opportunity Aer Lingus!!

  7. Michael Fehily Guest

    Hartford was originally launched almost 5 years ago on the basis of a $5 million grant from Connecticut state funds. Given it's position between NY and Boston it was never going to be anything other than another option for both cities. Minneapolis hopefully will return in 23. Montreal will be served by Air Canada in 22.

    1. Greg Guest

      Yeah, it was great when Aer Lingus first came to BDL but I knew it wouldn't last forever. Nothing lasts forever at that airport.

  8. David Guest

    I do hope they improve the quality of their business class food, it really lets them down.

  9. Thomas Moten Guest

    Worst than Ryanair wrong seats no priority boarding which we paid for changed flight times 3 times not good enough

  10. CT Frequent Flyer Guest

    Extremely disappointed the Hartford-Dublin flights won't return. Used it twice a year pre-COVID, after years of endless frustration with the US Majors flying BDL via their hubs in NY, Atlanta. Every single time they seemed to cancel/delay the US domestic flight, so I'd miss the international segment to Europe.

  11. Joe Capp Guest

    Delighted Shannon is back in service. It’s a small but very functional airport that serves central and western Ireland. Highly recommend you consider the Shannon service, you’ll be glad you did

  12. Bill Murphy Guest

    Angry Aer Lingus stopped the Hartford flights. Politics and Covid money keeping Shannon alive.

  13. Greg Guest

    Yet another international flight @ BDL bites the dust.

  14. James Guest

    I'm particularly not happy with this company as they sold me "discount" tickets from Hartford to Dublin to Lisbon for November 2020 when they weren't flying out of Hartford any more. When I attempted to get reimbursed for the $1400 the company stated these tickets had no value! That's for sure. Not happy here. Hartford school bus driver.

    1. Mary lou Fallon Carty Guest

      I have been traveling for many years now back home via Shannon, it's an Airport used by so many, Dublin is too confusing and fir many a long trip west, it's always been Magical to me upon arrival feeling yes l am home, if it ain't broke don't fix it, can't wait the best Airport in the World. Thankful....

    2. Michael Fehily Guest

      Definitely bring that to "customer services " at Aerlingus NY

  15. Allan Craig Waggaman Guest

    Great to see Aer Lingua flying to Shannon again- my favorite airport in the world!

  16. Christine Irujo Guest

    Very disappointed Hartford is not back on the list. The large Irish population in this area kept flights full. Now we need to deal with the nightmare of going to Boston or New York!

    1. Greg Guest

      Not as full as you think. You would think all those flights going out of BDL would be sold out but I heard differently.

    2. Darren Guest

      The times I flew BDL - Dub the flights were full. Hopefully they will bring back seasonally.

  17. Philip Atkin Guest

    Lack of direct flights to Seattle in the off season makes Aer Lingus a Summer only choice for me.

    1. Michael Fehily Guest

      Seattle will be year round

  18. Julie Scott Guest

    Can't get a refund for our flights to Minneapolis which were cancelled due to covid. And now you have stopped that route. So I am forced to take an extra trip in order to use them.

  19. Noeleen Guest

    It is very disappointing that the Hartford flights will not be restored. This was a full flight anytime I travelled and a lot of Connecticut people used this flight as a stepping stone to further European travel. I have heard so much talk about people wishing the flights would resume. What is the reason behind not continuing to offer this as a destination ? I thought Aer Lingus had a commitment to the State of...

    It is very disappointing that the Hartford flights will not be restored. This was a full flight anytime I travelled and a lot of Connecticut people used this flight as a stepping stone to further European travel. I have heard so much talk about people wishing the flights would resume. What is the reason behind not continuing to offer this as a destination ? I thought Aer Lingus had a commitment to the State of Connecticut ! Is there a chance we could resume in 2023 ??

    1. Greg Guest

      I'm not sure how big their commitment to Connecticut was to begin with . Governor Malloy bent over backwards (and then some) in order to convince Aer Lingus to even come here.

  20. Dermot Fetherston Guest

    Nice to see Shannon is black for ✈️ flights from Boston a big win for the West of Ireland

  21. John Whelehan Guest

    MAN was never a substitute for SNN - that story was speculation and local hysteria. It is possible that sime of the other DUB cut routes may return as Aer Lingus can be slow on route announcements. It is also possible that MAN flights need the aircraft capacity cut from DUB?

  22. Kent Guest

    Fabulous news that the nonstop Seattle—Dublin route will return! In the past I always appreciated taking that route; it sure beat having to transfer either in the USA or in Europe to get Seattle—Dublin.

  23. Pierre Platinum

    I find it wonderful that Aer Lingus is joining the pricing "Cartel" with AA, BA, IB and AY when they do not even offer their passengers full (or even partial, AFAIK) Oneworld benefits...

    Or is there any update on that ?

  24. Guillermo Rodriguez Guest

    Is sad to see that they will not be flying to Miami.
    Hopefully American would pick up that route.

    1. Michael Fehily Guest

      Seattle will be year round

    2. Michael Fehily Guest

      American have no interest in Dublin.

  25. Bernadette sheelan Guest

    The hartford flights should be brought back. They ran almost everyday during the summer and now you’re not bringing them back. Wheres the logic with that? You had a three year agreement with Connecticut. Not to mention you moved terminals in Boston and it’s a complete disaster. No parking and the delays in the baggage area for pick up is over an hour wait.

  26. Chris V Guest

    Eliminating BOS-MAN doesn't mean that some other carrier (AA or B6) plans to fly the route. Certainly not in 2022. But in 2023 some carrier will be on that route, I do believe.

    1. Michael Fehily Guest

      Virgin will most likely return with Boston. Delta will be flying LHR/BOS in 22. Virgin will probably shadow them in Manchester

  27. DKB Guest

    Still good to see some other cities back, I had LAX booked for Feb but they pushed the launch back.

    It is a shame they've cut the secondary cities. Would've liked to see some new routes - Denver and LAS in particular, the latter was close to happened a few years ago.

  28. david Guest

    I don't like flying DUB to USA. The security situation is terrible because they do not have Precheck.

    1. John Whelehan Guest

      What do you mean they don't have Precheck? Have you actually used DUB or SNN for fl7ghts to the US? Most Aer Lingus flights to the US arrive there as domestic flights.

    2. dubei Guest

      Dublin Airport security is top notch, moves quickly, especially in Terminal 2, where the transatlantic flights leave from. Can't remember ever having to wait more than 10 minutes.

    3. Michael Fehily Guest

      Dublin is one of two airports in Europe which does have US customs and border protection preclearance. Are you confusing it with another region ?

  29. dubei Guest

    I'm a Dublin based, frequent Aer Lingus transatlantic flier.

    All four of my transatlantic flights with Aer Lingus in the last two months have included announcements that you're not allowed to film/photo the crew or their operational procedures. Be warned Lucky for your next review.

    Their IT systems are archaic. You can't change anything online once you've booked it, including changing seats. Have to call their dreadful call center, which takes an average of...

    I'm a Dublin based, frequent Aer Lingus transatlantic flier.

    All four of my transatlantic flights with Aer Lingus in the last two months have included announcements that you're not allowed to film/photo the crew or their operational procedures. Be warned Lucky for your next review.

    Their IT systems are archaic. You can't change anything online once you've booked it, including changing seats. Have to call their dreadful call center, which takes an average of 45 minutes on hold and you're lucky if the operator has a clue what to do without your guidance. Their twitter account is fairly responsive though.

    I had a throne seat booked and at check in was given a different seat and told the throne seat was booked by someone else, despite me showing them my booking. Ended up being a Z list Irish celebrity sitting in my throne seat.

    Upon landing in ORD from DUB last month, I went to the United lounge (their partner and who I had a connecting flight with) and was told I couldn't use the lounge because Aer Lingus don't pay for it upon arrival. Check-in agent in Dublin had told me I could.

    I made a mistake booking my flight, but since it was to US, I could cancel within 24 hours for full refund, which I did. Two months later, I'm still waiting for all of it to be refunded, 80% has been, remaining 20% hasn't.

    If connecting to a United flight, Aer Lingus put their own dark green biz class tag on the luggage, which United's baggage handlers clearing don't recognize as priority, because my luggage consistently comes out with all the coach class bags, long after the bright colored United priority bags comes out.

    But, it's just about worth all their hassles, once you know to expect it, because I do love being on board, Aer Lingus are consistently friendliest staff out there, food is solid and once you board in the US, you feel like you're already in Ireland.

  30. Kyle Guest

    Quick correction: Aer Lingus did launch Dublin to Minneapolis in summer 2019. It was cut in May 2020.

  31. Andrew-Stuart New Member

    Fantastic news! I have family in Dublin and do a lot of business in many US cities. Flying across the Atlantic with Aer Lingus will be so handy next year..

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Zac Guest

Glad to see they are coming back to Philadelphia!

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Darren Guest

The times I flew BDL - Dub the flights were full. Hopefully they will bring back seasonally.

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Darren Guest

So disappointed to see Hartford cut. Flew this flight and found it so convenient and was hoping to fly it in summer 22

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