TRIP REPORT: Donuts on the mount 2: The Second Bite! With Aer Lingus
In this donut filled adventure
- Continuing a new tradition
- Off to Birmingham Airport
- Aer Lingus EI263 Birmingham Airport to Dublin T2
- And there were planes. And Donuts
- Back to Dublin Airport
- Aer Lingus Regional EI6276 Dublin Airport to Birmingham Airport
- Back to the trains
- It’s Still About community
Continuing a new tradition
Last year, a bunch of us gathered on a mound near Dublin Airport to catch up, watch planes and enjoy life. And we decided again to meet again on the mound at Dublin Airport to watch planes, eat donuts and discuss the best Tayto flavour (it’s Cheese and Onion, and that’s the end of that discussion).
I joined in, with Dublin being a mere two hundred miles away, and with good connectivity over the Irish Sea. Least of all – it’s a chance to catch up with friends.
Birmingham to Dublin is contested between Aer Lingus and Ryanair – with Ryanair using its ever-growing fleet of Boeing 737-800 and Aer Lingus using its venerable fleet of Airbus A320 and ATR72-600’s.
At this point, it boils down to two things: price and timings. I wanted an early flight into Dublin, and a reasonable flight back to Birmingham without the joy of late-night buses and trains.
With Ryanair coming in around £46 (but with a late night flight back to Birmingham), and Aer Lingus coming in at £49.98, for the £4 extra, I chose Aer Lingus. Why? The timings worked well for me. As much as I would like to wait till near enough 9pm for a flight home… it’s not my bag.
Strangely, pricing through the Aer Lingus App was around £20 cheaper than through the Aer Lingus website. Odd, but I’ll take a £20 saving any day of the week.
With the ticket in hand, I gathered up some of the things I’ve collected through the year to pass onto other #avgeeks, I prepared the camera gear for a day out.
As well as TravelPeep.
It had been staring at me for a day out for some time (since it was horrendously denied a trip to Amsterdam), and it’s rainbow cuteness might win fans along the way.
Or aid it’s plan for World Domination. It’s all the same to TravelPeep.
So, a map for the day’s adventure.
So with a ticket in hand, let’s go to Dublin for some donuts and planes!
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