OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27915 posts, RR: 60 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12648 times:
Time to go back to Salou for 3 days. I decided the best option was to go with Aer Lingus again as the service is good and comfortable. The times out of Dublin suited me as I wanted to be there early. The return time to Belfast suited me so I decided to go out of DUB and back in BFS.
FLIGHT : EI 562
DATE : 14MAR08
A/C : A321
ROUTE : DUB-BCN
SEAT : 36 C ( Moved to 31 A )
REG : EI - CPF Named St. Ida
I took the coach to the airport and arrived around 0530am. The airport was packed and ques everywhere. I decided to get my boarding card from the SSK and go to get some breakfast. Lucky that the majority of people were still in ques to check in so the restaurant areas were not too busy.
After that I decided to join the huge ques to get past security. It was one of the worst I have seen. It took me 35 mins to get through.
All on time .....so far so good !!!
I spoke too soon !!
Ok this is not good !!!
Oh no !!!
So after over 2 hours delay it was finally time to board.
As I boarded I was dissapointed to see a crew member ignoring the passengers and reading a internal memo about an agreement between Aer Lingus and its unions. ''Impact / Aer Lingus Agreement'' !! Something like this should not even be visable to passengers especially when you are supposed to be greeting the passengers. The crew member ignored my ''good morning'' .
Anyway I took my seat at 31 A . The middle row was free with a Spanish lady in 31 C. The flight was quite full and a large group of Spanish students. The announcements were made but you could hardly hear them. The woman making the announcements had a voice like a field mouse .
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27915 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 12293 times:
Quoting EIDAA (Reply 2): What are the public transport connections like from BFS to the city centre?
Belfast International Airport: Airport Express 300 service operates between Europa Buscentre and Belfast International Airport. Single ticket £6, return ticket £9, Smartlink 10 journey ticket £40. Frequency: Every 10 minutes at peak times Mon - Fri, (reduced frequency Sat & Sun)
BHD From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12238 times:
Great trip report! I have flown into and out of BFS many times and have only landed on RWY07 twice, so its nice to see a video of the approach as all of the available videos I have found are of the 25 approach and landing.
Great also to see some pics from Belfast on here
As always your TR do not dissapoint. Look forward to the next one!
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6395 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12207 times:
Another great report!
Shame about that one FA out of Dublin but it's great the hear that BFS continues to impress, I also find it nice that it never seems to be just one FA making announcements and they introduce you to all the crew. Nice photos and it's good to see loads are holding up.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 10): I know someone who wants to go soon to Port Aventura after showing your pics
Yes you must take him !!! Its a really nice day or 2 days out. May is a good time to go and the hotel Vil la Romana is only 10 mins walk from the Park and a nice 4 star hotel in Salou. Also you can do a day trip from Barcelona by train . The cost into the park is EUR42 for an Adult and slightly cheaper for a child. There are also some great shows. I expect to see a TR lol...
Kimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 11586 times:
Sounds like you had a great trip! I keep on thinking about doing a Cabin Crews trip report but worried I may get into trouble with senior management…
I was sorry to hear the outbound crew were not to friendly! There is never and excuse for it, even when I am feeling really down I’m always nice to passengers, its hardly ever their fault if your feeling angry/upset or just going through the motions…
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