ViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
Wow... that brought back some memories !
Must have been around 8 or 9 years ago when I was invited on a "Fam Trip" by the Irish Tourist Board to visit the counties of Donegal, Sligo and Mayo - our trip began on a Loganair ATP from MAN to CFN (which was signed as "BUNBEG" on the check in desk) and was an excellent few days.
Don`t remember much about the flight - mostly low level across those emerald fields - but I can distinctly recall our approach to CFN across sheep filled fields and, on finals, whooshing over some local heads who were pointing up at us with a definite "W.T.F !!" look..
Must have been the biggest monster they`d ever seen flying over.
Seem to remember the airport being `cosy` and the baggage reclaim consisting of a dozen or so baggage trolleys being trundled out to the ATP, filled and rolled back again to us in the car park.
We came back from Knock Connaught, and, by comparison, the place looked the size of LHR !
Can`t recall the intevening days - but you have to remember it was Eire, we were guests of Bord Failte and that `hospitality` and `Eire` are the same words !
I say if you got Daniel O'Donnell in the waiting area to start some singing you would see the passenger numbers go from 46,000 to 1,000 (although all the passengers would be happy old grannies that would love to see wee Daniel and to have a cup of tea with him)