This airline guarantees you’ll have no-one sitting next to you

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I love it when the plane door closes and there’s no-one sitting next to me. Honestly, it’s nirvana. But it rarely happens. I can count on one hand the number of times it has.

But there’s one airline that, with an innovative new airfare, guarantees an empty middle seat on your next flight.

The airline? Irish carrier Aer Lingus.

Its premium fare ‘AerSpace’, starts on 1 September 2019 and guarantees no armrest war for your short-haul flight across the UK and Europe.

Not only will you have the luxury of no-one sitting next to you, you’ll also enjoy reserved cabin space in the bins directly overhead, as well as complimentary lounge access, fast-tracked security and priority boarding. And there’s more – a free 20kg checked bag and a complimentary snack and beverage from the in-flight menu.

“We are proud to launch AerSpace in response to feedback from our guests seeking a more premium and spacious travel experience when flying short-haul with Aer Lingus,” says Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus’s director of network revenue and loyalty.

“Not only will those choosing AerSpace enjoy a suite of complimentary services, including lounge access and priority boarding, AerClub members will also collect Avios on their AerSpace purchase. We are proud to launch AerSpace in response to feedback from our guests seeking a more premium and spacious travel experience when flying short haul with Aer Lingus.”

AerSpace will be available on the following routes:

UK

  • Dublin – Heathrow    Cork – Heathrow
  • Dublin – Gatwick    Shannon – Heathrow
  • Dublin – London City    Belfast – Heathrow
  • Dublin – Birmingham    Gatwick – Knock
  • Dublin – Manchester   

Europe

  • Dublin – Paris    Cork – Paris
  • Dublin – Amsterdam    Cork – Amsterdam
  • Dublin – Brussels    Cork – Lisbon
  • Dublin – Munich    Cork – Munich
  • Dublin – Barcelona    Cork – Barcelona
  • Dublin – Frankfurt    Dublin – Zurich
  • Dublin – Berlin    Dublin – Geneva
  • Dublin – Milan (Linate & Malpensa)    Dublin – Madrid
  • Dublin – Lisbon    Dublin – Dusseldorf

As with all things in life, you get what you pay for and the AerSpace won’t be inexpensive. Fares start from A$210. Visit aerlingus.com for further information.

Would you fly with an airline that promised no-one in the middle seat next to you? Do you think Aussie carriers should adopt this type of fare? How much extra would you pay?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

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    Hmm. Still have the person in the window seat climbing over you.

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    Aer Lingus?? Always thought that a funny name for an airline?

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    Allow me to amend the heading: UK and Europe.
    You, but also many others make the same mistake over and over again.
    Uk has always been part of Europe, and consequently does not and should not warrant a separate mention. The same error is also often made by News channels, including even the ABC.
    Apart from that, I do welcome the availability of the empty seat offered by the airline.

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    Allow me to amend the heading: UK and Europe.
    You, but also many others make the same mistake over and over again.
    Uk has always been part of Europe, and consequently does not and should not warrant a separate mention. The same error is also often made by News channels, including even the ABC.
    Apart from that, I do welcome the availability of the empty seat offered by the airline.

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    I looked up the word lingus in The urban dictionary. It defined the word lingus as a ” long skinny penis”

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    To SuziJ
    There are 7 continents of which Europe is one of them, which includes Ireland and Britain.
    Britain is attempting to exit from the EU (European Union), not Europe!

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    To SuziJ
    There are 7 continents of which Europe is one of them, which includes Ireland and Britain.
    Britain is attempting to exit from the EU (European Union), not Europe!

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    I have found most people in the middle seat great and I have been happy to let them have the armrest and I keep inside the seat space I have by the window… Then I sat next to the bitch from hell. Tall and solid with flowing black waist length hair. She didn’t fit in the seat. She not only made no attempt to keep in her space, she shone her mobile phone in my face, flicked her long locks around and not only wanted the arm rest but had her arm intruding well into my space. I attempted to give her a hint to move her her arm back.. She put on a fake accent (that she later dropped) ” mam mam what are you doing” “trying to get you out of my space” so she used her elbow to pound my shoulder… Why she didn’t pay a few extra dollars to get in an exit row is beyond me. A friend and her partner who were both overweight always bought the middle seat as a “comfort” seat when flying… Much better idea.

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    Aer Lingus is an anglicisation of the Irish aerloingeas meaning (“air fleet”) it is the flag carrier airline of Ireland and the second-largest airline in the country after Ryanair.

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    Nice idea but rather have no one behind or in front. Just returned from Malaysia overnight and got NO sleep due to no space because the passengers in front put their seats down as far as possible (quite suddenly!) and my seat got kicked all night by the ones behind after I (slowly) put my seat back halfway. Also had ignorant parents across the aisle who allowed their 2 children (6&9ish) to stay up all night commenting on what they were watching, yelling at each other, constantly wanting to go to the toilet because Dad kept giving them water/juice. The youngest finally went to sleep just as everyone was getting their breakfast; I felt like pinching her and kicking the father. I won’t fly at night any more unless I can afford business class, which is doubtful.


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