Aer Lingus (EI), the oldest airlines of the Republic of Ireland, is the flag carrier of the country. It was founded in 1936 by the Irish government and thereafter privatized between 2006 and 2015. Aer Lingus is now the subsidiary of International Airlines Group. The headquarters are in Dublin Airport, Ireland. The airline is well-known for its punctuality and in 2013 it had 87% flights on time. Aer Lingus merrily calls itself as airlines with "some frills", as it offers free wi-fi on some routes, baggage allowance and free meals and harmonized drinks on transatlantic flights.
Aer Lingus flies over 90 destinations worldwide, predominantly in Europe (Britain, Ireland, Amsterdam, London, Geneva, Frankfurt, Bristol, etc.) and North America (Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, Toronto, etc.)
Travelers on transatlantic flights are at liberty to have one small bag and cabin baggage up to 10 Kg. Charges for baggage depends on the weight, destination and season. Normally for small bag of 15 Kg from Ireland to Europe can cost you 15 Euros in low season which can rise up to 65 Euros for XL package of 40 Kg in high season in flights between Dublin, Cork or Shannon and Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, and Tenerife.
The Fleet size of Aer Lingus is 47 and it includes Long Haul Fleet Types - Airbus A330-300, Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 757; Short Haul Fleet Types – Airbus A321, Airbus A320 and Airbus A319; and Aer Lingus Regional Fleet – ATR.
For reserving your choice of seats Aer Lingus offers interactive seat map online, payments can be viz. Row 1 to 7 can cost you 10 Euros within Europe and 20 Euros in Transatlantic flight, Exit seat will cost 15 Euros within Europe and 40 Euros in Transatlantic flight and for any other preferential seat 5 Euros within Europe and free in transatlantic flights. Business class on transatlantic flights is offered 58-inch pitch and Economy class with 31 to 32-inch pitch.
Aer Lingus offers you online check-in at the airport or through the mobile app 30 hours before departure which closes two hours before departure. The airline privileges its passengers by facilitating check-in for flights leaving Dublin Airport between 6am and 8am an evening before.