Details: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Shannon Airport (SNN). Boeing 757-200 V2. Flight time: 7h 20min.
Seats: Economy seats, laid out 3×3, with 31in pitch and 17.3in width, felt too small for a long-haul trip. Economy Plus would have added a welcome 6 inches more leg room, albeit with the same width of seat.
Food & drink: Dinner was a choice of spinach and cheese-filled pasta (quite good) or chicken, served with complimentary wine or soft drinks. Ice cream was a nice surprise for dessert.
Entertainment: A touchscreen seat-back monitor offered a decent choice of free movies, TV shows, music and games. Free headphones were provided.
What else: The flight was delayed over an hour before boarding. We were kept informed, which helped.
Last word: Economy seating was tight, but you get what you pay for. Food, entertainment and service were all better than expected.