Time for another snapshot – looking at the passenger experience between Birmingham and Dublin airport aboard Aer Lingus EI263.
Boarding passes for the day were collected from the agents at the airport. Security was extremely busy – it being a Saturday, with a lot of holiday traffic heading out.
Once through the maze, one could either shop, get beverages or watch planes. I chose the latter two options
Boarding could best be described as managed chaos. Priority passengers went first, then everyone else at once. Boarding was carried out at ground level, with both front and rear stairs being used.
The plane was an Aer Lingus Airbus A320, painted in the retro livery of the airline
The seat is a slimline short-haul seat, pitched at 31″ and at 18″ width. The seat had a pretty deep and controllable headrest (and a rather thick armrest – unusual in these low-cost days).
In Flight Entertainment and Connectivity
Food and Drink
The service was a buy-on-board service, from the Aer Lingus “Bia” range.
Take up was so good, the crew had no time to do a duty-free sale at the end of the flights
with a sunny day and blue skies , it meant for a pleasant crossing across the England and Irish Sea.
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