Aer Lingus Launches New Business Class
Aer Lingus is the latest airline to introduce a new-and-improved business class cabin, launching in 2015. And from what we can tell, the upgrades—and the fact that passengers will get pre-clearance from U.S. customs at Dublin Airport—will make it a solid option for travel across the pond. Here’s what you can expect:
The emerald green seats on the A330s will fully recline and have 58 inches of pitch. For entertainment, 16-inch personal touch screens will provide access to dozens of new releases, 90 hours of television shows, and 1,000-plus albums. The food and drink service features an on-demand menu, delivered on custom-made Waterford Crystal and Wedgwood China. Other perks include free Wi-Fi, USB power outlets, noise-cancelling headphones, an amenity kit with organic Voya products that doubles as an iPad case, and plenty of personal storage space for shoes, jackets, and laptops.
As for the prices: The lowest price is $927, for flights between Shannon and Boston or New York; it rises to $2,333 between Dublin and San Francisco.
Brooke Porter Katz is an Associate Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @brookeporter1.