Aer lingus used to be awesome, after Covid travel with them is a nightmare, I would have much rather flew with British air ways or united. Arrived over 3 hours early for my flight and the line to get boarding passes on a Monday morning in the Dublin was close to a 2 hour wait, mind you the security lines and custom lines were long, we just made it to our gate and gave ourselves over 3 hours. I can’t imagine what it would be like on a weekend. The staff at the ticket counter had 3 desks open for general boarding with a line of over a 100 people waiting, I also thought it was very weird that they had a closing gate line, so if show you an hour before your plane leaves you saved yourself from waiting in extremely line. Also they told me my bag would connect with me to my connection flight. That was not true. Got to the right gate and no one working there was organized, passengers were all confused on where to stand there was no room for sitting the gates are tiny! Makes no sense all Dublin in the last 15 years re did their international wing, and they failed at that, it’s insanely tiny gate areas for international flights? Also I really don’t like how they make everyone shut or open the window shade at certain times on the plane. And their breakfast sandwich was a panini and cheddar cheese, just bread and cheese? Seems like a meal you’d feed a picky toddler.