It’s time for another snapshot – this time focusing on passenger experience on Aer Lingus Regional 3276 between Dublin and Birmingham
Check-in was conducted the day before. No paper boarding passes were collected.
Security was a rather quick affair, with the entire process from entry to clearance done in 10 minutes as footfall was light in the terminal.
Once through security, Dubin airport has re-modelled its terminal 2 complex so you have to exit via the duty free shop.
Gate and boarding
Boarding was.vai the 300 gates at Dublin airport. These are the bus gates, which are closer to Terminal 1 than terminal 2, requiring a hike across the airport.
The gate waiting area was rather Spartan, with only a coffee shop nearby
Boarding was via a rows onto a bus, then the bus took us to the waiting aircraft.
It’s an Aer Lingus Regional ATR72-600 operated by Stobart Air
The cabin is configured in a 2-2 configuration, featuring Acro Series 3 seating. These are pitched at 29″, and pre-reclined.
IFE and Connectivity
No in flight entertainment or on-board connectivity was offered onboard.
On-board buy on board catering was offered, with a limited selection available compared to the normal Bia menu.
The ATR72-600 landed safely at Birmingham Airport, with no bumps. The plane taxied over to the main terminal building where it was met by a bus to take us to UK immigration clearance.
Interestingly, we taken to to Europier, and cleared there – with an official asking for the boarding pass to show we were coming in from Ireland, as opposed to trying to sneak into the United Kingdom.
The full review of Aer Lingus Regional 3276 soon!
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