Viva Las BAcon! BA831 London Heathrow Terminal 1 – Dublin Airport
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- HOTEL: Bewleys Hotel, Dublin Airport
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- BA831 Dublin Airport – London Heathrow Terminal 1
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- HOTEL: MGM Grand
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- A quick rush across Dallas Fort Worth
- AA78 Dallas Fort Worth – London Heathrow Terminal 3
- Transit again, The British Airways Terminal 1 Domestic Lounge
- BA831 London Heathrow Terminal 1 – Dublin Airport
- Irish Transit, The Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge
- EI276 Dublin Airport to Birmingham Airport
- Another lovely slice of BAcon
I was welcomed aboard this little dove, and I headed for my home on this plane on this service in seat 9A – where I was when this journey begun.
Boarding was a quick process, with a light load on this afternoon flight to the Irish capital.
The spectre of BMI still looms large over at T1.
There was a slight delay before pushing back, but soon enough the plane was pushing back for its departure. The cut togheter safety video played and soon enough we were ready for the off.
Our taxi took us towards runway 27L, and on the way, I saw a lady waiting for someone to give her good loving care…
Our plane lined up and it was time for this little Airbus A319 to spool its engines up and head to the Emerald Isle.
The climb was a quick one, as this was a short flight.
So the seat – it’s pretty much the same as the outbound flight.. because it is! It’s an extra legroom seat as I’m in the exit row.
Tray table deployed
A bar service followed shortly after too, with a full bar for European flights.
Only a single Vodka and coke this time. See. I can control myself.
Savoury snacks were offered too – I went for a packet of crisps. Creative, but it was suitable for this flight length in economy class.
Sea salt crisps along with Vodka and Diet Coke. The more things change…
Our track took us up the United Kingdom, leaving over Liverpool (for the second time that day), and over the Irish Sea. Well, it seemed like going of the same tracks time and over again.
Cloud cover was still deep, leading to some nice sights.
Over water once again.
The crew was back to clean up as the flight went along. It was very much a simple service – all that was needed for a short flight (and just as much as you get on some US domestic segments).
Soon, the cabin was buttoned down and we were lining up for a cloudy landing at Dublin’s Fair Airport
Coming up on land
Dun Laoghair in the distance
With the clouds clearing, the urban sprawl of Dublin unfolded as we closed in towards Dublin Airport.
The Bewleys Hotel… as reviewed many posts back….
With a bit of power, The Dove from Above made a nice resounding thump on the ground on the runway at Dublin Airport, bringing to the end of the British Airways/American Airlines ticket, and positioning in the final flight back to Birmingham.
A reasonably long taxi around Dublin Airport, the plane headed to the 300 gates, parking up quickly, and allowing passengers off – myself included.
Overall: Not much to report here, other than British Airways delivering a consistently a reasonable product for a short daytime flight. The fact the bar is thrown in, along with crisps makes the flight passable for the short 1 hour hop.
Next: A Dublin Airport adventure, The Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge
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