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Dublin to Vegas

  • 11-07-2019 8:52am
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,907 ✭✭✭


    Can someone recommend best airline to fly with to Vegas?

    Thinking of flying with Virgin as have had previous good experience but someone told me Delta are now quite decent but last time i flew with them their service was atrocious.

    BA is also an option


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,268 ✭✭✭✭salmocab


    I like virgin, really part from price obviously I’d be looking at where I’m connecting, times etc. I’d rather fly to Gatwick and then to LV than connect in the US.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭Van.Bosch


    Can someone recommend best airline to fly with to Vegas?

    Thinking of flying with Virgin as have had previous good experience but someone told me Delta are now quite decent but last time i flew with them their service was atrocious.

    BA is also an option

    I would prefer a short flight and a long flight so via London, SFO or LAX. Going with Delta or connecting on the east coast with EI or UA is likely to be a 7 hour and a 4 hour.it is more direct though.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,907 ✭✭✭Stevieluvsye


    Someone also recommended Finnair as a cheap price option but wouldn't be too keen flying longhaul on an unknown quantity


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,885 ✭✭✭✭Riskymove


    Can someone recommend best airline to fly with to Vegas?

    Thinking of flying with Virgin as have had previous good experience but someone told me Delta are now quite decent but last time i flew with them their service was atrocious.

    BA is also an option

    aer lingus to San Francisco with a connecting flight


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 624 ✭✭✭arccosh


    Flew with Delta, Dublin to JFK to Vegas...

    Wasn't bad overall, planes were a bit dated transatlantic, but free food and drink.

    JFK to Vegas and back was a bit more cramped than transatlantic (even though it was only an hour less travel time than the atlantic leg) .... no meal and charged for food and drink, was a bit annoyed on the way over as I was getting into holiday mode, but didnt care coming back.

    Big plus is was doing immigration in Dublin.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,268 ✭✭✭✭salmocab


    arccosh wrote: »
    Flew with Delta, Dublin to JFK to Vegas...

    Wasn't bad overall, planes were a bit dated transatlantic, but free food and drink.

    JFK to Vegas and back was a bit more cramped than transatlantic (even though it was only an hour less travel time than the atlantic leg) .... no meal and charged for food and drink, was a bit annoyed on the way over as I was getting into holiday mode, but didnt care coming back.

    Big plus is was doing immigration in Dublin.

    Not sure immigration in Dublin is a big factor flying to Vegas, it has relatively few international flights so is generally quite quick over there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭username?!


    salmocab wrote: »
    Not sure immigration in Dublin is a big factor flying to Vegas, it has relatively few international flights so is generally quite quick over there.

    I was about 20 minutes when coming in with Virgin Atlantic through Heathrow. Very handy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭LittleMissRed


    I've flown to Vegas with Virgin twice and highly recommend it. I flew Aer Lingus to Manchester and then Virgin from there.
    I've previously flown to the US with United, AA, and Aer Lingus, and none of them have a patch on Virgin.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 624 ✭✭✭arccosh


    salmocab wrote: »
    Not sure immigration in Dublin is a big factor flying to Vegas, it has relatively few international flights so is generally quite quick over there.


    Fair point !


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,268 ✭✭✭✭salmocab


    arccosh wrote: »
    Fair point !

    Flying places like NY it’s certainly great.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,907 ✭✭✭Stevieluvsye


    I have flown BA and Virgin to the Caribbean and both were pretty much as good as each other. Virgin cabin crew i found more pleasant and sprightly and more than happy to help with whatever questions/queries/requests passengers had


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,840 ✭✭✭✭Idbatterim


    I do this route once a year! My experience in April with American Airlines was hell!! An emergency declared a few minutes into one flight and a go around, for nearly an hour to burn off fuel. A nineteen hour delay on way back , then to heathrow instead of Dublin. Then the Aer Lingus plane in heathrow was hit by the luggage transfer yoke. Another hour and half on ground. ! It says operated by finnair, but it is American. The annoying thing about uk is going the other way, particularly on way back , when you’ll fly over Dublin and the flight usually gets in early eastbound and you’ll have another hour or so wasted sitting in Manchester or London.

    It really depends on flight times , prices and total travel time. Both options are **** , in the absence of a direct route. So just a case of personal preference at time of booking ...

    I’ve has issues with gatwick airport , when using virgin too.! It suffers the most delays in uk, or at least it did two years ago !


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,053 ✭✭✭Sexual Chocolate


    Flew Virgin a couple of years ago as well and couldn't fault them. Was on their 747 at the time and reckon it still is today until the A350s start taking over.

    Route we done was Aer Lingus to Manchester and then home through Gatwick.

    Actually seems the A330 is flying that route now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 699 ✭✭✭LorelaiG


    Have only done ba via Heathrow twice. Would recommend. Immigration cleared within 20 mins both times.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,053 ✭✭✭Sexual Chocolate


    Who knows as well that maybe in time to come Aer Lingus will do direct flights, though that idea may upset a few folk on this forum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 915 ✭✭✭Bussywussy


    Who knows as well that maybe in time to come Aer Lingus will do direct flights, though that idea may upset a few folk on this forum.

    Only if it's EI-GEY


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭California Dreamer


    Someone also recommended Finnair as a cheap price option but wouldn't be too keen flying longhaul on an unknown quantity

    Sweet suffering :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Finnair, the national airline of Finland?

    Finnair, the airline with a bigger fleet and route network than Aer Lingus?

    Finnair, member of One World?

    Oh yeh but sure don't fly with that unknown quantity!!!!

    The sh**e that people come out with sometimes is staggering!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,053 ✭✭✭Sexual Chocolate


    Bussywussy wrote: »
    Only if it's EI-GEY

    Lol like what you did there ;)

    As I was saying it slightly upsets people.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,907 ✭✭✭Stevieluvsye


    Sweet suffering :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Finnair, the national airline of Finland?

    Finnair, the airline with a bigger fleet and route network than Aer Lingus?

    Finnair, member of One World?

    Oh yeh but sure don't fly with that unknown quantity!!!!

    The sh**e that people come out with sometimes is staggering!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    They are an unknown quantity to me. Unfortunately everyone isn't as clever as you when it comes to Aviation.

    Now run along


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭California Dreamer


    They are an unknown quantity to me. Unfortunately everyone isn't as clever as you when it comes to Aviation.

    Now run along

    Well you are here for a start which means that you must have some clue when it comes to aviation afterall this is an aviation forum.

    But failing all that and perhaps your lack of knowledge of geography with the clue of the country in its title, a simple google search would have shown you exactly who Finnair is. :mad:


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,907 ✭✭✭Stevieluvsye


    Well you are here for a start which means that you must have some clue when it comes to aviation afterall this is an aviation forum.

    But failing all that and perhaps your lack of knowledge of geography with the clue of the country in its title, a simple google search would have shown you exactly who Finnair is. :mad:

    Ah FFS. Seriously..............

    I'm well aware of where they originate from.

    My original point was they where an unknown quantity to me, as in experience wise. You seem like the kind of youngfella (well i hope you are) that would start an argument for arguments sake

    Now jog on chief


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭California Dreamer


    Ah FFS. Seriously..............

    I'm well aware of where they originate from.

    My original point was they where an unknown quantity to me, as in experience wise. You seem like the kind of youngfella (well i hope you are) that would start an argument for arguments sake

    Now jog on chief

    Love the passive aggresive tones there! :rolleyes::rolleyes:


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 9,711 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tenger


    I love the fact that I’m getting close to closing this thread. Knock it off both of you. You are both

    Finnair are a well known international carrier with a good rep.
    On the other hand some ppl may not feel comfortable booking without a recommendation from others.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,175 ✭✭✭✭Marcusm


    Probably what people are seeing asAY/Finnair flights are in any event AA/BA flights which are code shared by AY as part of the transatlantic joint business arrangement which (hopefully) EI will shortly join once US DoT approval is obtained.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,499 ✭✭✭Noxegon


    I've flown Finnair a number of times.

    They are vastly superior to Aer Lingus in every way.

    I develop Superior Solitaire when I'm not procrastinating on boards.ie.



  • Registered Users Posts: 608 ✭✭✭mdmix


    Can someone recommend best airline to fly with to Vegas?

    Thinking of flying with Virgin as have had previous good experience but someone told me Delta are now quite decent but last time i flew with them their service was atrocious.

    BA is also an option


    I flew from Shannon to Vegas with American Airlines recently via philadelphia. Would def prefer American to aer Lingus, who are a complete disaster for long haul. The lads sitting next to me on the philadelphia leg flew from Dublin and we’re happy out with the service. American still do free drink on long haul.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭Nermal


    Probably has been asked before, but how come there's nothing direct from Dublin? It seems to be such a popular destination.


  • Registered Users Posts: 608 ✭✭✭mdmix


    Nermal wrote: »
    Probably has been asked before, but how come there's nothing direct from Dublin? It seems to be such a popular destination.

    There are few flights from anywhere outside the us to Vegas, Some major cities, like Paris have none. Probably because it’s mainly inbound tourism only so it’s hard to sustain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,268 ✭✭✭✭salmocab


    mdmix wrote: »
    There are few flights from anywhere outside the us to Vegas, Some major cities, like Paris have none. Probably because it’s mainly inbound tourism only so it’s hard to sustain.

    Also difficult to crew unless it’s 4 or 5 flights a week. Inbound crews need to overnight which means if their return flight isn’t for 3 days they are effectively stuck there.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭Van.Bosch


    salmocab wrote: »
    Also difficult to crew unless it’s 4 or 5 flights a week. Inbound crews need to overnight which means if their return flight isn’t for 3 days they are effectively stuck there.

    True but if the demand is there then airlines will do it e.g Miami.


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