Donuts in Dublin – Donuts on the Mound 3 with Aer Lingus
In this fun day out
- Donuts in Dublin
- Off to BHX
- EI263 Birmingham to Dublin Airport
- Watching planes on the mound
- Back through the Irish Shopping Maze
- EI3276 Dublin to Birmingham
- What is this bus up to?
- Community is everything
There’s one part of the #avgeek community I like – it’s how we can all come together, and be unified by a love of aeroplanes of all sizes and all sorts.
And this great equaliser can be something as simple as spotting on a mound near Dublin Airport
In its third year, it’s time to fly to Dublin Airport for one of the more fun days of the calendar – Donuts on the Mound – where there are planes and donuts. I consider this a good thing in many respects.
Booking this fare is the usual straight fight on Birmingham to Dublin segment – it’s a straight fight between two Irish airlines – Aer Lingus and Ryanair.
Fares on them varied between £23.99 on Ryanair (with Priority Boarding and two bags) vs Aer Lingus (basic economy £25.99).
In the end – it would be down to timings. With the last Aer Lingus flight departing at 6 pm, whilst Ryanair would depart around 10pmish… it was a simple choice – Aer Lingus both ways with the opportunity to earn a few extra Avois.
The outbound aircraft would be one of the erstwhile Airbus A320 fleets, whilst the return leg would be operated by an ATR 72-600 operated by Stobart Air.
Well, it’s slightly more interesting than being stuck on a Boeing 737-800. And amazingly – more comfortable.
So with that done, it was time to assemble the bag, ensure I had enough batteries for the day trip.
A day trip like this needs a couple of cameras, the oversized lens (my 100-400mm special), some stuff I’ve picked up from shows… and it’s time for an adventure to see some friends.
And watch airplanes.
Here’s the map just for giggles.
Next: Off to Birmingham Airport.
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