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Aer Lingus fails to soar

I RECENTLY travelled from Amsterdam to Cork with Aer Lingus.

The flight was an hour late and as I boarded, I mentioned to the stewardess “you’re late” in return I got a frosty look and she replied “the weather was bad”. Also, the aircraft was tatty to say the least with threadbare carpet and junk from previous flights.

I remarked on this to a fellow passenger and his reply was “let’s hope the engines are in better nick.” Maybe I am expecting too much from the national carrier but politeness and a clean and tidy aircraft are not too much to expect surely?

Paul Barry


Western Australia


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