Dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1409 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1568 times:
Yes worth a visit and several recent threads on where to spot, and where to stay, at DUB posted here can be searched. The best site has no protection from adverse weather, by the way.
Do please be aware that the airport is highly congested, from a passenger point of view, with long delays on check in and at security. FR are particularly sticky on late check in and EI, unless you can find an electronic machine in the scrum, and it then works for you, almost always have huge queues at their check in desks. Think Wimbeldon Centre Court seat allocation queues and you have some idea but less well organised. Queue first to find out which queue is for which purpose.
90 minutes in advance check in is recommended so do not cut it too fine waiting for the elusive shot.
When you see DUB you will know why it more and more resembles what the third world airports used to look like. However there should be something to see. Enjoy your visit.
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 54 Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
I'm disgusted that you didn't use nay of my photos Just kidding.
Quoting Dstc47 (Reply 2): Do please be aware that the airport is highly congested, from a passenger point of view
It's not that bad, I went through on Friday and there was no long delays at all. However some airlines are very sticky about this check-in 90 mins before the flight!
I'm out of the country at the momnent Dave but e-mail me after Sunday and I'll give you more info.
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1504 times:
I was at DUB yesterday and spent the afternoon at that spot. It's quite easy to get to from the terminal. Take any 16A or 41 bus and ask for Santry crossroads. This is at the eastern end or the main runway, where the road that runs along the perimeter fence leaves the main road into Dublin. Follow the perimeter road and it's about a 10 minute walk down here to a few mounds. Alternatively, to walk the whole way from the terminal takes about 35 mins.
DUB is always worth a visit because something unusual always shows up. Yesterday I saw an Omni International 757, TNT Tu-204, Skyservice 757, Singapore 744F, Arkia 757, Ukraine International 737 and a 737 in funny colours. None of which were expected.
Security at the terminal has gone a bit crackers since I was last there in February. The queues were enormous and they now even make everyone take their shoes and belts off.
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 54 Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1424 times:
Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 4): Security at the terminal has gone a bit crackers since I was last there in February. The queues were enormous and they now even make everyone take their shoes and belts off.
That's because Dublin Airport got a very serious rap on the knuckles a while ago by some European Airport agency. So they went to the extreme now. It really depends on when you go through. I have been through a few times now in the last month and sailed through but you do have to take your shoes and belt off. It can get bad at times but they have laid on more staff at the exray machines. Make sure you have nothing in you pockets, stuff everything in you bag even your watch.