This would be very interesting indeed. For example, my mother normally flies to Hong Kong via London Heathrow from Shannon Airport. Handy for her, as she is only 20 minutes drive from Shannon Airport. Now, Aer Lingus pulled out from flying to Heathrow, plus they are not part of One World, therefore no direct transfer of luggage to HK anymore, so much for ease of travelling. And normally it's the flight prices were the best flying this route, it's all changed now. If these talks work out, this means flying via Dublin, but if it flies direct to the Far East, it'll be much handier. So fingers crossed (it'll be handier for me, for sure!).