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Business Class on Aer Lingus

biz_aerlingus2Although Aer Lingus (Ireland’s national airline) is not usually thought of as a budget carrier in Europe, the airline often offers some spectacularly great fares – even on long-haul flights from North America. That doesn’t mean, however, that Aer Lingus has in-flight services like a budget carrier. They don’t offer multiple classes above coach, but there is a Business Class on Aer Lingus that’s called “Premier Class.”

It’s worth noting that the only flights that have Business Class service on Aer Lingus are the flights that connect European destinations with destinations on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. On Aer Lingus flights within Europe and North Africa, there are only Economy Class seats available. The information below about what you’ll find in Business Class on Aer Lingus, therefore, is only applicable on transatlantic flights.

Seat & Bed

  • Seat reclines to a lie-flat position for sleeping (not horizontal to the floor)
  • Seats are 6-feet long when fully reclined
  • Seats are 21-inches wide

Food & Beverages

  • Some entrees designed by celebrity chefs
  • Meals served on custom-designed Wedgwood china and Waterford crystal
  • Wines chosen to match each entree choice on the menu


  • Each seat has a personal video screen with on-demand movies, audio entertainment, TV shows, and video games
  • Each seat has its own “EmPower” power ports for laptops

Other Amenities

  • Upon arrival, Premier Class luggage is always unloaded first
  • Premier Class passengers get priority check-in and can take advantage of Aer Lingus lounges where they are available

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