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London Gatwick To Dublin Airport (Ryanair).  
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 16385 times:


Thought I'd try to post a few pics from a day trip I managed to take today from London Gatwick (my local airport) to Dublin airport (and Dublin city a little).

Apologies I have no photos of the beginning of the trip left because I mistakenly took a photo inside the Gatwick X-Ray room and had to delete that pic but my camera has no backlight so to prove I deleted it I had to delete all the pics I had up to that point. So the journey begins from airside in Gatwick's south terminal (the pics I had taken before were mainly showing the weather a little foggy and overcast).

South terminal airside.

Harrods in the South terminal:

Layout of the South terminal gates. We were eventually called from gate 11 I think which is in the middle concourse. The flight to Shannon from last month was from gate 10 on the smaller lower concourse (where I think also Aer Lingus flights board?).

10.00am flight to Dublin. Please wait in the lounge.

Tried to take a pic of the huge Pret-A-Manger in Gatwick's South terminal airside (mainly because it's so large).

Walking to the gate.

The gate.

The stairs down before boarding the aircraft.


Wing View.

Easyjet plane:

Some other interesting planes (EuroAtlantic, US Airways 757 with winglets, Mexicana to Mexico City):

First Choice and British Airways 737 holding short of the runway:

Entering the runway/takeoff:

Flying over cloud:

Higher now.

Landing (we turned off the runway at exit Echo 6 (I think)).

Aer Lingus A330. We landed on runway 28 and had a cruise altitude of 32,000ft. I think we then taxied to pier D where most if not all of the Ryanair flights depart.

The bus.

O'Connell Street (one of the main shopping streets).

There was a store called Eason whcih was kinda like Border's Books and music. Took this pic there. (the best magazines section!).

Possible present.


The best roast.

Dinner (it tasted better than it photographed!).

General airport view.

Terminal 2.

Pier B:

I was advised that Pier B had the best spotting oppotunities and it definitely had. Basically it's like a big panorama for the main runway.

FedEx Plane.

That's pretty much all the pics I could take. The return flight was for 3.45pm so was quite a relaxed day flying. I enjoyed seeing Dublin airport having listened to it a lot on LiveAtc and seeing the town centre was quite cool too.

Apologies if the report is too short. I tried to keep it from becoming too boring(!)

Any comments etc. welcome (might post a few more pics from the air if wanted or it feels cool).

Many thanks,


[Edited 2009-02-19 13:48:37]

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User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 1678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16231 times:

Great report and great pictures. Typical Irish weather.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17643 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 16022 times:

Nice TR with nice pics

On what seat did you sit on the LGW-DUB sector?

Thank you for sharing


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User currently offlineJoshSixtySeven From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 16007 times:

Great pictures, Pierre.

What made you decide on Dublin for the day? The cost of the flight?

User currently offlineAirthanet From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 15840 times:

Interesting trip report Ps76,

Gatwick has always fascinated me, and I believe it is far more attractive than Heathrow nowadays. I myself have flown out of LGW many times and, although planespotting is limited, I love seeing a variety of aircraft and airlines out there. Cool photos, brings back memories...

Recently Flown Airlines: Air Malta (KM), My Travel (MYT), First Choice (FCA), Swiss (LX), Virgin Atlantic (VS), Monarch
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 15822 times:


Just to say many thanks for the comments/encouragement.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
On what seat did you sit on the LGW-DUB sector?

I sat over the wing on the right side. Luckily I got on quite near the front so had a window seat, although I don't think Ryanair uses seat numbers as such (it's just a free for all for getting seats!).

Quoting JoshSixtySeven (Reply 3):
What made you decide on Dublin for the day?

Mainly because they fly from Gatwick which is much closer to me than Stansted and they fly at quite easy hours (I don't have to get up at 4.30am to drive round the M25 etc.). Though next time I might try a flight from Stansted (maybe to Freidricshafen).

Many thanks,


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 3336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15698 times:

Hi there. Nice report and pics.

That Easons on O'Connell St. do have a great selection of aviation magazines. In there myself a few times.

Pier B at DUB is great for spotting but I got barked at for taking pics in it last year  Angry

Thanks for posting.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3831 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 15646 times:

Nice trip report.

Great find on the Mexicana 767. Haven't seen a photo of MX at LGW until now.  Smile

It's a real shame Gatwick doesn't see all the wide-bodies it used to  Sad

Rob!  wave 

User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2286 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15628 times:

Hi Pierre
Nice photos. Hope you enjoyed your day trip to Dublin.

User currently offlinePumaknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15580 times:

Very nice report - I have been in and out of Dublin Airport all my life. It is nice to see that his is finally developing...

I lve the face of that lady in Gatwick shot....why is it whenever a camera is held up, there is someone looking at you with that suspicious look???  Smile

User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 15316 times:


Just to say many thanks for the comments/encouragement. Was kinda worried that the second half of the report lost it's way but cool that it turned out not too bad.

Many thanks,


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30013 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 15302 times:

Hi there great pics and report. Hope you enjoyed Dublin. Shame about the weather. Still made a nice daytrip and something different.

Thanks for the report.


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