The X Factor: Celebrity is here!

We’re delighted to partner again with The X Factor: Celebrity. This is our third year linking up with the primetime show and flying contestants on our North America network.

XFactor Business Class

In a radical and exciting departure from the show’s tried and tested format, this year will see a host of celebrity contestants competing to dazzle the judges and win a major recording contract.

We laid out the red carpet to fly three of the show’s celebrity acts to Hollywood in true X Factor style. Among the famous faces flying with us were Love Island quartet, Wes Nelson, Eyal Booker, Samira Mighty and Zara McDermott; top rugby stars Thom Evans, Ben Foden and Levi Davis, as well as The Only Way is Essex favourite Megan McKenna.

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Travelling from London to Los Angeles, the celebrity singing hopefuls relaxed in our stylish Business Class cabins, before performing to try to secure a place in the live shows which take place each weekend from Saturday 26 October until the final live show on Saturday 30 November.

Our crew were on hand at every point along the journey to ensure the celebs had everything they needed to relax in comfort and arrive fully refreshed in Los Angeles to perform in front of the judges.

Megan McKenna Aer Lingus

We feature in the first and second episodes of The X Factor: Celebrity which airs on Saturday 12 October at 8.35pm and a week later on Saturday 19 October on Virgin Media in Ireland and ITV in the UK. The full line-up of celebrity contestants will be revealed during these episodes.

If you’re flying with us to North America, you can pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin Airport before stepping on board your transatlantic flight. This means you’ll arrive Stateside as a domestic passenger, skipping lengthy queues for a swift and smooth welcome to the US.

Aer Lingus business class

Flying Business Class, guests can enjoy fully lie-flat seats, fine wines, champagne and luxury cuisine as part of their flying experience together with free Wi-Fi. The complimentary baggage allowance enables each guest to check-in three bags, with a combined allowance of 69kg.

Long-haul economy guests on Smart or Flex fares can benefit from a generous 23kg baggage allowance, complimentary in-flight dining, a wide choice of drinks and 120-hours of the very best in-flight entertainment plus WiFi access.

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