Donuts on the mound 2 – Back to Dublin Airport
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
After being dropped off at Dublin Airport, it was time to wander around and clear security.
It seems the check-in machines were also in a bad moon. With no control on queuing, you had to guess which machines were working.
With another boarding pass in hand, I headed back upstairs and into the secure zone.
Security was about 10 minutes to clear – with all the formalities done quickly even though there were holiday crowds and tour groups going through.
With that, you’re in the shopping centre – the last chance to pick up your Irish gifts.
With limited time on the clock, I focused on getting to the gate. And as usual, it’s a case of following the signs over to the bus gates.
I followed the signs, and came to the rainbow windows – and the sign for the Bus gates
Arriving at the gate early, I needed a drink. So this was of the few times I paid up for an expensive Coke Zero – mainly because I was hot, and also, it was nice and chilly.
I also got a bottle of water earlier from the €1 honesty boxes. Which is a damn good thing to put in an airport.
TravelPeep also wanted to sit down after sunning itself all day.
Gate 333 was the magic gate of the day that would be the gateway to heading back to Birmingham.
Boarding onto the bus was called by seat rows. Which considering we’re going onto an ATR is silly. If they implemented the same procedure when boarding the plane from the bus, it would make sense. But this setup… nope.
Once aboard the bus, there was a short wait for departure as the final passengers board.
With everyone aboard, the bus commenced a tour of the ramp, and finally ending up at the regional pad, where the waiting ATR72-600 was being readied for the flight to Birmingham.
After a green light was given by the crew, passengers were released to board the plane. I followed along.
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