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SNN-DUB-LHR-MAN-SNN : EI/BA/FR  
User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12194 times:

Welcome to my Second Trip Report everyone!

In November, I decided to go to London for a night during the Christmas holidays. I was curious to see what Heathrow Terminal 5 was like in reality, since it has been the topic of much discussion during the year. In order to do this, I had to come up with some alternative flights.



Date : 28 December 2008
Flight : EI132
Route : SNN-DUB
Aircraft : A330-202 (24J/251Y)
Reg : EI-EWR
Aircraft Name : Saint Laurence O'Toole
Seat : 31A
Class : Economy
Load Factor : 85%
Scheduled Dept Time : 07:00
Actual Dept Time : 07:15
Scheduled Arrival Time : 07:45
Actual Arrival Time : 07:50

I arrived at Shannon Airport at 05:15. The airport was busy and nicely decorated.

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I went straight over to the Aer Lingus desks to check-in. I recognised most of the EI staff and the check-in agent was very friendly, and greeted me by my first name, which I thought was nice. He gave me the boarding passes for both flights, SNN-DUB and DUB-LHR and he checked my bag through to LHR.

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The new terminal in Shannon was opened in 2000. I took some of these pics the night I came back, when the terminal was deserted.

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Fastpass

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Ryanair Ticket Desk

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Delta Ticket Desk

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I then proceeded to security screening, and had a quick look at the Duty Free store. I didn't spend long in the Departure Lounge.

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Shortly afterwards, I went to the departure gate. EI132 was departing from Gate 8 this morning. I like this gate area, it's very spacious there's plenty of seating available.

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Boarding commenced at 06:40. I knew the gate agent, she lives near me and has worked for Aer Lingus for nearly 20 years.

My aircraft today, EI-EWR, delivered to Aer Lingus in May 2000. I was happy to be on this A330 to DUB, as it will be leaving the fleet in a few months and I hadn't been on it before.

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As it turned out, I had caught this aircraft climbing out of SNN the day before heading to BOS. I'll include the photo here:



We were greeted at the door by two cabin crew. EI132 routes BOS-SNN-DUB so there were a lot of passengers sleeping throughout the cabin. There was a passenger sleeping in seat 13A, my assigned seat. I didn't want to disturb them so I asked one of the cabin crew should I sit anywhere. She brought me to seat 31A, an exit row. Nobody sat in the seat beside me so I had plenty room.

I'd recommend this window seat on an EI A330-200. Plenty of legroom and there is a small TV screen directly in front. Unfortunately I didn't get any cabin photos on this flight, but there is one here on a.net:


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All the seats have green seat covers now however.


It was a very cold morning so the aircraft had to be de-iced. The safety video was shown and the captain welcomed us on board. We pushed back shortly afterwards and departed from RWY06.

It was a short flight, just over 30 mins. Due to the short flight duration, there is no service. The FA seated opposite me was very friendly and I chatted to her for a while. She was Dublin based and worked part-time. Her husband was a captain at Aer Lingus. We chatted about the return of SNN/LHR and some of the long-haul flights that EI had cut. She was hopeful that LAX would return soon. For east-coast flights, some crews are getting 2 night layovers in the US at the moment instead of just the one, due to the reduction in SNN flights.

We began our descent into DUB shortly afterwards and touched down on RWY 10. We taxied to Pier D. When we landed I asked her could I see the flight deck, as I had already mentioned my flight training. There wasn't any problem and one of the male cabin crew took me up. The best part of the flight of course  Smile He showed me around and I talked to him for a small while. He told me to ask to see the cockpit whenever I was flying with EI, as there was never a problem. I thanked the crew and said goodbye to them.

EI-EWR at Pier D

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At this stage it was 08:05, and as my flight to LHR was departing at 09:00, I had little time to spare.



Date : 28 December 2008
Flight : EI156
Route : DUB-LHR
Aircraft : A321-211 (212Y)
Reg : EI-CPG
Aircraft Name : Saint Aidan
Seat : 3A
Class : Economy
Load Factor : 83% (175 pax)
Scheduled Dept Time : 09:00
Actual Dept Time : 09:05
Scheduled Arrival Time : 10:15
Actual Arrival Time : 10:20


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I headed to the baggage hall from Pier D and went straight to the transfer area. This page from the Aer Lingus in-flight magazine shows how to transfer to another flight at DUB.



Boarding card for EI156

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Boarding commenced at 08:35 at Gate C42 for the flight to LHR. On reaching the aircraft, the senior cabin crew member greeted us at the door and I took my seat.

EI A321 cabin. The cabin was clean and in good condition. These rows were previously fitted in the old Premier configuration, 3 + 2 across.

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Safety card

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Seat back

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The first officer welcomed us on board. The crew performed the safety demonstration and we pushed back shortly afterwards. We then began the long taxi to RWY10 and took off.

Legroom - ample room for short flights.

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The crew then began the service. On all EI morning flights that I've been on, there's always a shortage of breakfasts. By the time the crew reached my row, only row 3, the 2 cabin crew serving the upper rows of the aircraft had already run out of breakfasts. There was a family in Rows 1 and 2 who had ordered 5 breakfasts so there was none left for me. Luckily, the crew at the rear of the aircraft still had some left, so I was able to get my hands on one  Smile

The breakfast costs 9EUR. In it, there's 2 sausages, 1 slice of bacon, 2 pudding, and tomato. Also included are 2 slices of bread, orange juice and tea or coffee. Very tasty!

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SkyCafe menu

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Cara - December 2008



The flight was uneventful after that, apart from an old woman sitting near me in 3C constantly complaining about having to pay for the food. She had already made it quite clear to both the gate agent and 2 cabin crew that she had been charged £120 to change her flight the day before.Then when I got the breakfast, she asked the crew for the same thing, except she didn't want the tea, juice or bread with it. The crew gave her the breakfast for a fiver just to keep the peace.

More in-flight pics

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About 45 mins later, we began our descent into LHR.

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BA 744 in the distance
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On approach to RWY 06L

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Touchdown
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Renaissance Hotel where I would be staying

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Another BA 744

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BD A319 at T1

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LH A321

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LHR Terminal 1

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BD, BA, AY tails

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The crew welcomed us to LHR and I said goodbye to them. It took over 15 mins for the baggage to come through on the carosoul. I then headed out to Arrivals and took the hoppa bus to the Renaissance Hotel.

The Renaissance hotel is located just 2-3 miles away from Terminal 1 and offers great views of the airport. When aircraft are departing from 27R, it's possible to get some great photos. I paid £96 for the night, included is breakfast, free hoppa bus tickets to LHR, access to the Club Lounge and most importantly a guaranteed room with airport views.

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Some pics taken from the room:

QF 744

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EK A380

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LX A321

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BA 777

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NW A330 - didn't see that last year of course.....

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Some photos I took whilst in London:

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Trafalgar Square
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Tube

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It was just a short stay in London, and on Monday it was time to head home again.



Date : 29 December 2008
Flight : BA1398
Route : LHR-MAN
Aircraft : A319-131
Reg : G-EUOF
Seat : 15F
Class : UK Domestic
Load Factor : 65%
Scheduled Dept Time : 17:00
Actual Dept Time : 17:00
Scheduled Arrival Time : 18:00
Actual Arrival Time : 17:45


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At 14:15 I took the hoppa bus to Terminal 5 for my flight to MAN. This was my first time in the new terminal and I was very impressed. By taking the lift up to the departures level, I really got to see how magnificent the building really is. The check-in area was so calm and quiet. The whole area was very spacious and the atmosphere was very relaxed, unlike Terminal 4.

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Very nice.....
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I checked in using the SSK and got my boarding pass. After dropping my bag off at the desk to be tagged, I looked around for another while and then headed to the security screening area.

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Airside
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Look, there's my car Big grin

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You need to be careful in Terminal 5, the place could fool you into thinking you were in a shopping centre, and not in an airport at all. The amount of shops was unbelievable. I strolled around for a while, the best shop being the chocolate store, the only shop I actually bought something in. Of course, the line of BA tails parked outside quickly reminded me where I was, and it wasn't a shopping centre.....

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After a quick cup of tea, I headed off to the gate. BA1398 was departing from Gate A3, just a short walk away.

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Boarding commenced at 16:35. There were complimentary newspapers available to take in the airbridge which was a nice touch. I was welcomed at the door by 2 cabin crew who were very friendly, and I took my seat, 15F

BA A319 cabin. The seats were very comfortable, with plenty legroom and good recline. The cabin was in good condition as always.
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The captain welcomed us onboard, and informed us that he was trying to get a slightly earlier slot as we were ready to depart.

As it was dark, it was difficult to get some pics of the terminal and other traffic

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At 17:00 we began the take-off roll and departed from RWY 09R

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There were 6 cabin crew onboard, quite a lot for a lightly loaded A319. The service began immediately due to the short flight duration and I got a chicken sandwich, a chocolate bar and tea. It was very tasty.

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Airshow

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25 mins later, we began our our descent towards Manchester and landed shortly afterwards on RWY 06R

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On arrival at the gate, I said goodbye to the crew and proceeded to the baggage hall to collect my bag.

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BA use Terminal 3 at MAN, so I had to walk over to Terminal 1 for my flight back to Shannon. It was almost 10 years since I had last used T3 at MAN and when I walked outside and looked over towards the newer T3 Departures building, it had changed slightly. The large "British Airways" sign on the front of the building was missing, and it had lost that shine it used to have! It no longer looked like this:





Date : 29 December 2008
Flight : FR149
Route : MAN-SNN
Aircraft : B737-800
Reg : EI-?
Seat : 30F
Class : Y
Load Factor : 90%
Scheduled Dept Time : 20:45
Actual Departure Time : 21:15
Scheduled Arrival Time : 21:50
Actual Arrival Time : 22:10



After the short walk to T1, I joined the long queue for check-in. It took almost 30 mins to reach the top of the queue and I got my boarding pass. After that I went straight to security screening and sat down for a while afterwards. There have been improvements made to T1 recently, but some areas are still in need of a facelift. It's also not as easy to view the aircraft anymore as some of the window area has been blocked off.

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Thomas Cook 757
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After a while it was time to head to the gate, which was very busy. It was another almost full FR flight. Luckily I had priority boarding so I was able to avoid the crush. Boarding was delayed, and no explanation for this was given. Finally at 20:45, boarding commenced. Surprisingly, we used an airbridge.  Wow!. This was only my second time using an airbridge on FR, I wasn't expecting this...

On boarding, I headed towards the rear of the aircraft and took seat 30F.

Ryanair cabin
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I haven't seen these ads on the seat backs before. The cabin was crowded with advertisements, both on the seat backs and the overhead lockers.

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Wing view
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The crew apologised for the delay, and we were on our way shortly afterwards. Take-off was from RWY 06L. Basically, the flight was uneventful for the most part and I slept until we were approaching SNN.

On approach over the estuary to RWY 06 at SNN, I noticed something unusual. There was a stream of fluid flowing back from the wingtip. I guessed it might be fuel. A few minutes later we landed on RWY 06 and the normal announcements were made. Although when we did arrive on stand, it was clear there was a fuel leak. It was dark but from the window, fuel appeared to be flowing from the right wing tank. There was a strong smell of fuel when I left the aircraft. Unfortunately it was too dark to get any pictures, but hopefully you get the idea.

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I then headed in to the baggage hall to collect my bag.

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Arrivals
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Well those were my last flights of 2008, and it will be a few months before I get a chance to to fly again. All the flights were enjoyable, the best being the A330 up to DUB, despite it's shortness. It was great to experience LHR Terminal 5 as well.

I hope you enjoyed reading it. Any comments and feedback would be appreciated!

EI320

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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17126 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12149 times:

Nice TR

Like the pics

Quoting EI320 (Thread starter):
On approach to RWY 06L

You mean 9L, right, or has LHR got a new runway  Wink

Quoting EI320 (Thread starter):
As it turned out, I had caught this aircraft climbing out of SNN the day before heading to BOS. I'll include the photo here:

wow, that is a nice pic.


Seems you had pleasant flights with BA, EI and FR.


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2180 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12136 times:

Hi Colm.
Great trip report, all the pics from LHR really got me looking forward to going back there in a few months. Thanks for posting.


User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1609 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12097 times:

Great trip report, great to see EI giving the lady the breakfast for €5 just to keep the peace, I wish some of the people I worked with had the same sort of cop on!

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27245 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12084 times:

Hey Colm,
Great report and pictures. It was a nice route to do. The Renaissance is a nice hotel. I have stayed there a few times myself. Great views indeed. Especially at night. You can sit by the window with your fav snacks and watch.

The lights in Regent Street were really nice this year. The shot you got of EI-EWR the day before taking off overhead is amazing. Well done with that shot .

Thanks for the great report.

Philip


User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12065 times:

Nice report Colm!

The cabin on EI looked nice, it looked very much like the cabin on BA. Such a pity that you didn't get any pics of the A330 flight.

The Irish Breakfast looked great, and i was very surprised to see that BA served a sandwich instead of the infamous Sky Nibbles, on the MAN flight.

It seemed pretty strange that there was a fule leak, is the aircraft even allowed to take off then? I guess it was caused by bad maintenance.

The pics were good, though many of them were quite blurry.

Thanks for posting.

Regards
Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5177 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11990 times:

Hey, Colm,

thats the way to spend two days, isn´t it.

Interesting story and really nice pics and also a enjoyable selection of airlines and aircraft.

Good to read about your A330 flight, not easy to catch that bird intra-european.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11986 times:

Very nice report Colm!

Seems like you had good flights with all three airlines. Photos were great, especially of London and LHR, it's lucky that you managed to catch the EK A380 as well.

Thanks for posting!

Kevin


User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11863 times:

Thanks for all the comments guys!

Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
You mean 9L, right, or has LHR got a new runway

Of course, not sure where I got 06L from!

Quoting EICVD (Reply 2):
Great trip report, all the pics from LHR really got me looking forward to going back there in a few months. Thanks for posting.

Thanks Mark, I can see why your looking forward to LHR, it really is the place to be for spotting, and the A380 is a great addition too!

Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 3):
great to see EI giving the lady the breakfast for %u20AC5 just to keep the peace, I wish some of the people I worked with had the same sort of cop on!

It was handled well I thought. For the sake of a couple of euro, it's better to keep the customer happy I guess, rather than having them going off and complaining about EI to more people.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Great report and pictures. It was a nice route to do. The Renaissance is a nice hotel. I have stayed there a few times myself. Great views indeed. Especially at night. You can sit by the window with your fav snacks and watch.

Hi Phil, thanks for the comment. It was just my second time there, but it's a great hotel. You can sit back and gaze out the window for hours, no better place to be!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
The shot you got of EI-EWR the day before taking off overhead is amazing. Well done with that shot .

Just one of those lucky shots really, I always keep a look out when 06 is being used, especially on clear days.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 5):
The cabin on EI looked nice, it looked very much like the cabin on BA. Such a pity that you didn't get any pics of the A330 flight.

The EI cabin is almost identical to BA. Both very comfortable. Just a slightly more legroom on BA, which is insignificant really on short flights like these.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 5):
Such a pity that you didn't get any pics of the A330 flight.

It was a shame, but the cabin was dark, and with the FA seated opposite me, I wasn't too keen on taking pics. Maybe next time!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 5):
t seemed pretty strange that there was a fule leak, is the aircraft even allowed to take off then? I guess it was caused by bad maintenance.

It was only on approach I noticed it. If a fuel leak had been detected before departure, the a/c wouldn't have been allowed take off, or so I hope at least...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 6):
Good to read about your A330 flight, not easy to catch that bird intra-european.

Hi Markus, the flights were enjoyable as usual, the 330 for short domestic flight is always a great experience.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 7):
Seems like you had good flights with all three airlines. Photos were great, especially of London and LHR, it's lucky that you managed to catch the EK A380 as well.

Hi Kevin, the flights were great, but I won't have much of an excuse to take the 330 to DUB anymore when SNN/LHR resumes. If I was caught flying DUB/LHR lol......  stirthepot 

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User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11850 times:



Quoting EI320 (Thread starter):
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I like the DL ad.

Quoting EI320 (Thread starter):
Some photos I took whilst in London:

The lights in London are pretty cool!

Nice TR!

Atlanta



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User currently offlineRineanna From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11821 times:

Really nice TR. Enjoyed the pictures of inside SNN's terminal; the place has never looked so good. I must agree with a previous poster, that picture of EI-EWR you took the previous day is great.

Rineanna


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11803 times:

Great report there Colm. I loved the pics especially of SNN, my home airport. It's looking well I have to say.

I really enjoy the short hop between DUB and SNN on the A330 too.

Quoting EI320 (Thread starter):
We pushed back shortly afterwards and departed from RWY06.

Did you backtrack? A few years ago I was on EI-DAA and we departed immediately after entering the runway from Alpha. Thought it was odd...

Quoting Atlanta (Reply 9):
I like the DL ad.

I do too. I notice they're advertising their codeshare with AF on the top left corner as well.



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8578 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11750 times:
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Nice stuff Colm, thanks for sharing.

Very nice to get a 330 on a domestic, really must have a go at that one day soon.

You say this machine is leaving the fleet soon, shame,when is it going?

Looks like the EI & BA flighst were pretty decent, nice to see a decent snack on the BA flight, at times you just get some nibbles, but it depends upon time of day.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11617 times:



Quoting Atlanta (Reply 9):
I like the DL ad.

It is a nice ad, very clear.

Quoting Rineanna (Reply 10):
Really nice TR. Enjoyed the pictures of inside SNN's terminal; the place has never looked so good. I must agree with a previous poster, that picture of EI-EWR you took the previous day is great.

Thanks, I agree the terminal is looking very well, the whole new identity is a nice change. The check-in area is colourful and warm looking, and a big effort was made with the Christmas decorations which was good to see.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 11):
Did you backtrack? A few years ago I was on EI-DAA and we departed immediately after entering the runway from Alpha. Thought it was odd...

Hi Kevin, no we didn't backtrack. No aircraft needs to backtrack on 06, unless it's particularly heavy. I've often seen FR 738's backtrack, and I'll never understand why. The runway is long enough!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 12):
You say this machine is leaving the fleet soon, shame,when is it going?

Hi Mark, EI-EWR is leaving the fleet around May '09. It is being replaced by a new -300, so there won't be any reduction in fleet size. Most A330's will feature the new Y and J cabins by summer time, some being new and some having been upgraded. There will finally be a level of consistency in the EI long haul product thankfully.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 12):
Looks like the EI & BA flighst were pretty decent, nice to see a decent snack on the BA flight, at times you just get some nibbles, but it depends upon time of day.

Anything is better than those nibbles they often serve, they're nice but very little in them. Considering it was just a domestic flight, the service was excellent.

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11558 times:
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London is one of my favorite cities though at Christmas time it is magical with the lights and all.


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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3018 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11296 times:

Great report! Especially the pics of SNN, reminded me of the day trip I did there last November.

Quoting EI320 (Thread starter):
free hoppa bus tickets to LHR

I really don't know why they bother with this, as all local busses are free around LHR anyway!

signol



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User currently offlineEIDAA From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 831 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 11248 times:

Great report. Thanks for posting Colm!

I must try out the Renaissance Hotel at Heathrow some time!



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User currently onlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 827 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 11009 times:

Hey great trip report man, a fantastic way to get to see T5.

The pics of EWR look great especially that overhead one the previous day. Of all my long haul trips on EI, all have been on this bird, it'll be a shame to see her go.

Nice pics of the Renaissance too, have some interesting memories of that place ha!

Well done again, keep em coming
Andy



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User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10894 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 14):
London is one of my favorite cities though at Christmas time it is magical with the lights and all.

I agree, London is a nice city, although I find once you've seen all the major attractions once, that's enough. Tower bridge, the eye, tower of London etc are all great, just not as great as a day out at LHR  Wink

Quoting Signol (Reply 15):
Great report! Especially the pics of SNN, reminded me of the day trip I did there last November.

Thanks, hope you had a nice time in SNN.

Quoting Signol (Reply 15):
I really don't know why they bother with this, as all local busses are free around LHR anyway!

From the Renaissance, they charge around £4 to LHR! Quite expensive for such a short journey.

Quoting EIDAA (Reply 16):
Great report. Thanks for posting Colm!

Hi Andrew, thanks for reading, looking forward to hearing about your EI J class experience!

Quoting EIRules (Reply 17):
Hey great trip report man, a fantastic way to get to see T5.

The pics of EWR look great especially that overhead one the previous day. Of all my long haul trips on EI, all have been on this bird, it'll be a shame to see her go.

Hey Andrew, it will be definatly be a shame to see the a/c leave the fleet, it's a shame to see any a/c leave, but particularly an A330. Funny the way it's always been EI-EWR for all your trips, for a while I seemed to be getting nothing but EI-CRK.


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 10757 times:

Hi Colm,
I read this report with pleasure. It gives a good view on your travel those days. Pics are great!
How nice to ride the A330 on these short hops!! I did one last year (DUS-MUC), on AB. I also enjoyed such short ride on the big bus.
btw, quite interesting to see FR using an passenger boarding bridge. I really never saw that before elsewhere. That's maybe why you couldn't catch the registration of your plane?!  Silly
Thanks for sharing with us, Cheers,
Eric



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