Fans at risk of missing Taylor Swift Dublin gigs urge star to intervene in Aer Lingus strike

-Credit: (Image: Getty)
-Credit: (Image: Getty)

Taylor Swift fans have asked for the singer's help as the Aer Lingus strike poses the possibility that some fans may miss her Dublin shows.

Aer Lingus has issued a statement confirming that 120 flights scheduled for June 29 had been axed due to the eight-hour strike, meaning flights to Dublin for the second night of the Love Story singer's Eras Tour will not go ahead.

Now panicked Swifites who fear they’ll miss her show have asked the superstar to intervene in the Aer Lingus strike, the Irish Mirror reports.

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Taylor Swift plays three nights at the Aviva Stadium on June 28-30 and some fans have taken to social media asking Taylor to “intervene” or provide charter flights for gig-goers.

One US fan tagged the singer’s official X account and wrote: “Thousands of your fans flying into Dublin may not make it to your concert due to an Aer Lingus work stoppage.

"Dublin was the only show my daughters and I could get tix for. And now our weekend with all the magic we planned culminating on your concert may be cancelled for us. Please help!”

Another wrote: “Swifties I’ve never needed you more. We need to start putting pressure on Aer Lingus to stop f***ing around and accept the pilots demands and get flights back on track”

Aer Lingus issued an updated statement on Saturday about the planned strike action scheduled to take place from 5am to 1pm on June 29.

A spokesman said: “Following IALPA’s escalation of the industrial action Aer Lingus has had to cancel 120 flights on that day.

Taylor Swift performing in Scotland -Credit:Getty
Taylor Swift performing in Scotland -Credit:Getty

“This will impact 15,000 customers on Aer Lingus short-haul services. Aer Lingus has re-timed long-haul services on both 28 and 29 June in order to avoid cancellation of these services.

“Aer Lingus is automatically rebooking some customers onto alternative flights and has begun emailing all other customers informing them of the cancellations and advising them of their options: to change their flight for free, to request a refund or to request a voucher.

One Taylor Swift superfan will make all three Dublin gigs but has had his dream of seeing her in every EU city thrown into doubt.

Dylan Rogers has spent more than €15,000 on flights, tickets and accommodation as his goal is to see her in 28 cities before she wraps the European leg of her Eras Tour in London in August.

But he is fearful that he might miss her Amsterdam concert due to the pilots’ strike.

He told the Irish Mirror: “I’d say I’ve spent my life savings on Taylor. I will more than likely spend €22,000 by the time my tour is over.

“I was lucky enough to go to three out of the four nights in Paris, three out of three nights in Stockholm, and two out of two nights in Madrid, two out of two nights in Lisbon and one out of two nights in Lyon.

“My flight to Amsterdam is with Aer Lingus, I’m praying to the gods of Taylor Swift that the flight won’t be cancelled. My next step is to get a Taylor tattoo, I feel like I need to commemorate the Eras tour in some way.”

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