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Aer Lingus Domestic (SNN-DUB-SNN) On The A330+pics  
User currently onlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 20011 times:

EI132: Shannon Airport (SNN) – Dublin Airport (DUB)
EI107: Dublin Airport (DUB) – Shannon Airport (SNN)


Truth be told, I got the inspiration for doing this “daytrip” to Dublin from fellow member EI320 who posted a Trip Report on the SNN-DUB-SNN rotation a few months ago. Aer Lingus are reducing frequency on the Dublin-Shannon sector in March (whereby it wouldn’t be possible to do daytrip flights anymore) so I acted fast. I booked the flights about a week beforehand; EI have a flat fare of €135.22 return for SNN-DUB (quite expensive but definitely worth it). I attend college in Limerick and I had no lectures on that Thursday morning and would get 2 extra hours in Dublin than if I had gone on Wednesday. I couldn’t find anyone else to accompany me who would pay that money and just go to Dublin Airport and back, but how bad!

I awoke Thursday morning (the 4th) at 04:30 and got ready. I had a taxi booked for 05:00 to take me to the bus station as a taxi straight to the airport would have been too expensive. Anyway the taxi arrived 10 minutes late and I left my accommodation on Courtbrack Avenue at 05:10, to arrive at Limerick Bus Station at 05:15 at a cost of €6.70. The station was deserted so I was on bus #343 to Shannon Airport via Shannon Town (Oakwood Arms) in seconds. Apologies in advance for the poor quality pics.

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The bus departed a minute early at 05:19. There were 5 passengers in all on board. We arrived at SNN at 05:47, 8 minutes early. I proceeded to check-in for both my flights at one of the EI Fastpass machines. There were about 10 people in line for check-in, presumably last-minute passengers that were taking the EI380 to LHR. EI had 2 of their 10 desks open.

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I went upstairs and had breakfast, there were a few around, it wasn’t just me, before joining the non-existent queue for security at 06:20. I was using my student card as my form of photo ID and the very friendly airport police officer at the entrance to security asked me if it was the only ID I had, I said it was and she said “ok that’s no bother Kevin, enjoy your flight”. I walked through security without difficulty and went straight into the departure lounge. The first thing I noticed were the huge changes going on airside at SNN following the opening of full US Customs and Border Protection preclearance last July. I hadn’t been in this section since then and things were changing drastically for the better. Now renovations are ongoing so it will be some time before it is complete. But fair play to the Shannon Airport Authority, there were signs up apologising for the temporary lapse in appearance.

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Gate 6/106 undergoing renovation

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The layout of the airside section has undergone a major change since last summer. A few points of interest:

→ Departure gates 6-14 are re-named to 106-114 for flights departing them that use the US CBP preclearance. Flights using these gates that don’t utilise the preclearance use the traditional gate numbers (6-14).

→ The two-way system that was in place on the pier (departing passengers facing the apron, arriving passengers facing the car park) has changed. There are now two levels, the top level serves departures and the bottom level serves arrivals (passengers now go downstairs to passport control immediately after coming in off the airbridge, similar to US airports i.e. ORD Terminal 5)

→ The part of the pier that formerly facilitated arriving passengers is now used solely for departing passengers that are NOT using US CBP preclearance.

The new preclearance facility is located just above where the old US Immigration preclearance used to be.

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There is a corridor leading around the preclearance hall for passengers that don’t use it (similar to the former layout):
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Wonder what these are doing here? This is at the entrance to the extension (Gates 12/112-14/114)

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My aircraft for EI132; EI-DUO/St Columba

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I would board this morning through Gate 11.

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There were 17 other people waiting to board EI132. This flight had just come in from Boston and was continuing to Dublin on the same flight number. The BOS passengers had already disembarked and the aircraft was being de-iced before and while we boarded.

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Boarding commenced at 06:36 and I was the third passenger to board. There were about 60 people that had arrived from BOS that were travelling onwards to DUB and were already on board, many of them asleep. I deliberately chose 42K as my seat – at the very last row for reasons I’ll explain later.

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As I was seated near the aft galley I overheard one of the crew saying she was called in at short notice (6am) and she was told that “they’d hold the aircraft for her”, she must have been crewing the EI107 (DUB-SNN-JFK) that afternoon. At 06:53 the doors were closed and we were welcomed by the cabin crew, who thanked the BOS passengers for their patience. We pushed back from Gate 11 at 07:00 on the dot, 5 minutes early.



We started taxiing at 07:05 via taxiway A to Runway 6. We did not backtrack despite the restricted length due to the re-surfacing at the 24 side. I must admit that the runway looked awful short from the A entrance judging by the lights, but the takeoff roll was very short and we were airborne within seconds. 5 minutes after takeoff we experienced some mild turbulence. We reached a cruising altitude of 14,500 feet (FL145) at 07:15 followed a minute later by the beginning of the descent. The first brightness of the day was seen in-flight:
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We then made a sharp turn north for a Runway 10 approach at DUB.

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Visibility was very poor so I couldn’t get any pictures of the landing. We had a bumpy landing on RWY10 at 07:38 and we were on-stand at Gate 302 (formerly B32) at 07:42. The Shannon-based crew thanked everyone on behalf of Captain Newport and that hoped to see us again soon.

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Now was the part I most anticipated. I sat at the very back of the aircraft so everyone else got off before me. As I was making my way towards the front I bumped into one of the cabin crew and asked if it would be possible to meet the pilots in the flight deck. He said that they were probably gone because they had a long night and are usually the first off the aircraft, but that he’d check for me anyway. They were still there sure enough and welcomed me to the flight deck of EI-DUO.

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It had been years since I last visited a flight deck so it was exciting. The captain was Paul Newport and the first officer was Steve Glasspool, who was Canadian. They were both very nice and answered all my questions about how they became pilots and the cost of doing so. I chatted to them for about 5 minutes and they showed me the “Christmas tree”, a lit-up display of the overhead panel. They told me that it’s a long day when all those lights are illuminated!

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Anyway most of the cabin crew had disembarked by the time I was finished there was just 2 or 3 left who escorted me to the door. I thanked them and said goodbye. Little did I know I’d be seeing them later on my return flight back to SNN.

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Cool O2 advert on the way to the baggage hall

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I went through Customs and was landside for my 4 hours of venturing around Dublin Airport. This was my first time outside of Pier B at DUB so it was a welcome change. I was very impressed by DUB, it’s a lot bigger and more modern-looking than I made it out to be. It is also very easy to navigate. Here are the pics:

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Terminal 2

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I spent about 2 hours landside and then I decided to go through security and explore the gate area. There was no queue for the Domestic/Business Security Fast-track so I was through in seconds. I looked for my return flight to SNN on the screen and it showed an on-time departure of 12:10 from Gate 110 (in Pier D). I went to the B pier first where there was an EI 320, 2 EI 330s, a departing CO 752 for EWR, a US 752 and 2 DL 763s, one of which was just departing to JFK.

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US723 going to PHL and onwards to MCO

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Then I went to the C Pier which only led so far before it was closed off. This concourse is temporarily closed to allow for the construction of Terminal 2. There was still British Airways and Aer Rianta signage here.

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Then it was off to Pier A.

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WX5004 just arriving from Paris-CDG

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EI494 going to FAO

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Apparently once you go into the A Pier you can’t come back out again so when I tried to do so the agent said “are you alright love?” I played dumb and asked where Gate 110 was, to which she sighed and said “up there to the left” and let me out! On the way to Pier D you pass the original airport terminal which was looking well:
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EI-ORD “St Maeve”, an Airbus A330-301 which would operate EI107 (DUB-SNN-JFK)

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SK537 from CPH, an MD82 which arrived late and only stayed on the ground 30 minutes before departing as SK538 shortly after 11:00

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TK1975, a Boeing 737-800, arriving late from IST

Well the 4 hours in DUB flew (excuse the pun) and before I knew it the boarding call was made for EI107 (codeshared with United Airlines-UA4907) at 11:35 for all Business Class passengers. Because Pier D is not equipped with airbridges we had to walk out onto the apron and board via steps at door 2L. 8 Business Class passengers boarded in DUB and boarding for all remaining passengers was announced at 11:40.

This would be my 57th ever flight and my 38th on the A330 (26th on the -300 series). It would also be my 47th time flying Aer Lingus.

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By the time everyone was on board I’d estimate the aircraft at over ¼ full. At 11:53 the cabin crew introduced themselves and informed us that everyone was onboard but that a headcount was required so asked everyone to return to their seats. This was completed within a minute and at 11:59 the door was closed and Captain Brian Rush welcomed us onboard. He anticipated a flight time to SNN of 30 minutes with an onward time to New York of 6 hours, 30 minutes.

At 12:05 the safety information video was played.

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Pushback was at 12:08 followed by engine-startup. We began taxiing at 12:13. Taxiing behind us was a fellow EI A333 which was operating EI121 to Orlando.

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We were cleared for immediate takeoff from Runway 10 and began rolling at 12:18.

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After takeoff we turned right over Howth Head, making a south-westerly route to Shannon.

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We reached our cruise of 13,500 feet at 12:29. The flight in general was turbulent enough.

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Descent was initiated at 12:44 and at 12:47 the cabin crew announced that we would be arriving at SNN in 10 minutes and to prepare for arrival. The passengers that were continuing to New York were asked to remain onboard after landing and await further instruction. We flew south of Shannon Airport and flew over my home place of West Limerick before turning for a Runway 06 approach at SNN.

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At 12:54 the landing gear was extended and the final approach announcement was made.

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We landed at 12:58, 3 minutes late and taxied via C and D1 to Gate 9. I’ve noticed aircraft are increasingly using the C taxiway now at SNN instead of D2, even when they don’t have to. We arrived on-stand at 13:05. Also at SNN was an Evergreen Airways 747 at Gate 14, a Ryanair 737-800 and a CityJet Avro RJ85.

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Passengers terminating in SNN were asked to disembark first and I was one of the last to get off. Disembarking before me were the cabin crew I had for the morning flight to DUB, which were Shannon-based. They left behind a Dublin-based crew that would continue to JFK I imagine. About 20 people got off at SNN.

After coming off the bridge we were directed immediately downstairs and along a corridor to passport control.

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I told the immigration officer that I had come from Dublin and handed him my boarding pass. He asked if I was in possession of a passport and I said that all I had was a student ID card. He asked where I was from and I said “Limerick”. Then he said “ok” and let me go.

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Taken from the Customs Hall

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I was outside the terminal at 13:15 and got the 13:20 bus back to the city centre, where I walked back to college in time for my 15:00 lecture. EI107 would depart to JFK at 13:45.

So that’s my trip report, thanks for reading. Look out for my next one which will feature my first ever FR flights (SNN-LGW-SNN) in a few weeks.

Kevin


Shannon-Chicago
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User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4161 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 19860 times:

Jesus, there is lots of work going on down at SNN. It looks a bloody state now, but i'm sure it will be much improved when all is done. The bits that are finished are light and bright and clean, which is the main thing! Pleasant change from the seventies Orange, Red and Brown Combo.....

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Thread starter):
I was very impressed by DUB, it’s a lot bigger and more modern-looking than I made it out to be. It is also very easy to navigate. Here are the pics:

HA!!!! Did I just hear you say you were IMPRESSED by DUB???? Stop the press dude!!!!    



Flown EI,FR,RE,EIR,VE,SI,TLA,BA,BE,BD,VX,MON,AF,YS,WX,KL,SK,LH,OK,OS,LX,IB,LTU,HLX,4U,SU,CO,DL,UA,AC,PR,MH,SQ,QF, EY, EK
User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 19831 times:

When traveling domestic in Ireland why do you need to clear immigration.

User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4161 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 19819 times:

Quoting A340Crew (Reply 2):
When traveling domestic in Ireland why do you need to clear immigration.

Due to the limited size of the Irish domestic market, we dont tend to have seperate domestic terminals or even seperate domestic areas. You still pass through the same facilities used by everyone else. Once you present a boarding card stub indicating you have arrived on a domestic service and a form of acceptable ID (does not have to be a passport obviously), you pass through to baggage claim. The officers sometimes ask a few additional questions just to satisfy themselves that you have arrived on a domestic flight.

To give you an idea, SNN has just one daily domestic arrival. Out of DUB's 21 million pax, perhaps just 200,000 are using domestic services per year. You can cross Ireland in no time - Dublin on the east coast to Galway on the west coast can be driven in 2 hours.. Belfast in Northern Ireland to Cork on the south coast can be driven in about 5 hours. Not much demand for domestic flights when distances are so short. Times are becoming much shorter due to a massively expanding Motorway (expressway) system.

[Edited 2010-02-13 14:24:41]


Flown EI,FR,RE,EIR,VE,SI,TLA,BA,BE,BD,VX,MON,AF,YS,WX,KL,SK,LH,OK,OS,LX,IB,LTU,HLX,4U,SU,CO,DL,UA,AC,PR,MH,SQ,QF, EY, EK
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 19802 times:

Hey Kevin,
Nice report. Would like to do that route again sometime myself. Didnt know LH still did timetables! Must get
one  

Was nice to be invited into the flight deck. EI can be very funny about those things and cabin photos.

The fare is kind of expensive to be honest, its used to be £60 in the old days. Has the old EI GC lounge in SNN gone?

Look forward to the next report.

Philip

P.S. I will never get used to the new gate numbers! It will always be A/B/D to me lol...


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 18829 times:

Great report; I like the way you do the trip summary on the "Aer Lingus green" background - a very nice feature of your report!

Great detail, but pity the Irish weather was doing its normal best! Still, makes me feel homesick!

I can't believe it's EUR135; that's fairly steep for such a short trip. And I can't believe that Air Midwest 737 is still at SNN; it must be there for years; like that IB 727 (still there), it'll probably only leave in small pieces ...


User currently onlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 18738 times:

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 1):
HA!!!! Did I just hear you say you were IMPRESSED by DUB???? Stop the press dude!!!!

One of my extremely rare pro-DUB comments there, enjoy it while it lasts  
Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Didnt know LH still did timetables! Must get
one

I saw them at ORD last summer and picked one up. Then they caught my eye in Dublin then so I got the winter edition. Are they the only airline that does printed timetables?

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Was nice to be invited into the flight deck. EI can be very funny about those things and cabin photos.

I was lucky because I had tried so many times before. A few years back I even wrote to EI in advance asking if it would be possible; they wrote back saying it should be ok after landing but even when I showed the cabin crew the letter on the flight they still wouldn't let me!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Has the old EI GC lounge in SNN gone?

I think so. EI used to occupy the Rinneanna Lounge for their Gold Circle passengers but it seems they've now re-located to the Burren Suite.

Quoting kaitak (Reply 5):
I can't believe it's EUR135; that's fairly steep for such a short trip. And I can't believe that Air Midwest 737 is still at SNN; it must be there for years; like that IB 727 (still there), it'll probably only leave in small pieces ...

It's very steep. That IB 727 is used for fire-training. Looking very dated on the airfield now though!

Thanks for the comments!



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 18357 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 5):
And I can't believe that Air Midwest 737 is still at SNN; it must be there for years;

Only been there since 8th December last  



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User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18095 times:

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for this interesting trip report.

Do you happen to know why is the KD 733 parked in SNN?



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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18084 times:

Quoting LUPOR1D (Reply 7):
Only been there since 8th December last

That's odd; I thought I'd seen one previously, near the LH hangar. Oh well ...


User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 17520 times:

Great Report Kevin. Glad that everything went well for you.

SNN is a bit of a mess at the moment, but things should improve before long hopefully.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Thread starter):
Wonder what these are doing here? This is at the entrance to the extension (Gates 12/112-14/114)

The US troops flying on Omni use these gates. I believe the metal detectors are just there for added security since the troops don't undergo security screening before going airside. They weren't always there.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Thread starter):
urs of venturing around Dublin Airport. This was my first time outside of Pier B at DUB so it was a welcome change. I was very impressed by DUB, it’s a lot bigger and more modern-looking than I made it out to be

DUB is fine, but I can't say I was ever really impressed by it! T2 on the other hand should be a whole different experience.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Has the old EI GC lounge in SNN gone?
Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 6):
EI used to occupy the Rinneanna Lounge for their Gold Circle passengers but it seems they've now re-located to the Burren Suite.

The Rineanna Lounge was previously the GC lounge and still featured the old GC furniture and decor up to a few months ago. It's being renevated at the moment though and will be used primarily by passengers travelling to the US when it re-opens next month. The Burren Suite is a new lounge, quite a bit smaller than Rineanna but nice all the same. When Rinenana re-opens it'll be used mainly by GC members and PP members.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 6):
It's very steep.

It's a pity it's so expensive as it's ideal for catching connections from DUB. I usually have to resort to getting the train though as I just can't justify €65 e/w. €65 return would be far more acceptable.

Thanks for posting,

EI320


User currently onlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2149 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 17263 times:

Hi Kevin
Great report, what a nice way to pass away a few hours, even if it was a hell of an early start  
Another question about the a/c parked up in SNN. That Bellview 763 seems to have been there a long time now aswell,anyone know if they still plan on leasing it & returning to LHR?
Thanks for posting, looking forward to your FR report.


User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16953 times:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 11):
Another question about the a/c parked up in SNN. That Bellview 763 seems to have been there a long time now aswell,anyone know if they still plan on leasing it & returning to LHR?

Delivery to Bellview is imminent. Will be 5N-BVA



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User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 16526 times:

Nice report Kevin.

Always good to read about the SNN-DUB route, will be a shame if EI do ever end it. The fares are very high but that's probably because EI don't really treat this route as a normal service, extra passengers seem to be treated as a bonus rather than passengers they've actively tried to attract with low fares like their other route. SNN is looking a bit worn out but I look forward to seeing it when all the work is done, I'm sure it will be a big improvement. I've always liked SNN, it might be quiet on the scheduled flights side of things but there's always something interesting parked away in a corner somewhere.

Thanks for posting,

Shamrock350 (Kevin)


User currently onlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 15545 times:

Quoting Severnaya (Reply 8):
Hi Kevin,

Thanks for this interesting trip report.

Thanks Severnaya.

Quoting EI320 (Reply 10):
The US troops flying on Omni use these gates. I believe the metal detectors are just there for added security since the troops don't undergo security screening before going airside. They weren't always there.

Interesting. Wouldn't have thought US troops would need to do this but there you go.

Quoting EI320 (Reply 10):
It's a pity it's so expensive as it's ideal for catching connections from DUB. I usually have to resort to getting the train though as I just can't justify €65 e/w. €65 return would be far more acceptable.

   Definately.

Quoting eicvd (Reply 11):
Great report, what a nice way to pass away a few hours, even if it was a hell of an early start

Thanks Mark. It was an awful early start but so worth it!

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 13):
Nice report Kevin.

Always good to read about the SNN-DUB route, will be a shame if EI do ever end it. The fares are very high but that's probably because EI don't really treat this route as a normal service, extra passengers seem to be treated as a bonus rather than passengers they've actively tried to attract with low fares like their other route. SNN is looking a bit worn out but I look forward to seeing it when all the work is done, I'm sure it will be a big improvement. I've always liked SNN, it might be quiet on the scheduled flights side of things but there's always something interesting parked away in a corner somewhere.

Thanks Kevin. I can't wait to see it when it's finished, it will be a whole different airport airside.

Thanks for the comments!



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Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14702 times:
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Nice report Kevin, always good to read these short hops on a big bird.

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus are reducing frequency on the Dublin-Shannon sector in March (whereby it wouldn’t be possible to do daytrip flights anymore)

- That's quite sad really, in the old days there used to be a good number of flights.

Interesting to see LH still producing the system timetable, thought these things were a thing of the past, used to collect them many years ago.

I've been toying with doing LHR-DUN-SNN-LHR to jump on an EI A330, however the layover in SNN between flights is huge, or was the last time I looked, not sure I fancy it, might look again one day.

Regards

Mark



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User currently onlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 14312 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 15):
Nice report Kevin, always good to read these short hops on a big bird.

Thanks Mark.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 15):
That's quite sad really, in the old days there used to be a good number of flights.

It is really. In the summer of 2004 EI had up to 3 DUB-SNN A330 flights going in each direction - EI119/EI118 (DUB-SNN-BWI), EI124/EI125 (SNN-DUB-ORD) and EI133/EI132 (DUB-SNN-BOS).

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 15):
I've been toying with doing LHR-DUN-SNN-LHR to jump on an EI A330, however the layover in SNN between flights is huge, or was the last time I looked, not sure I fancy it, might look again one day.

I did a random search and on Wednesday, 14th July for example you could do a LHR-DUB-SNN-LHR for £142 (cheaper than my SNN-DUB-SNN!) with very short layovers. You'd be on the ground in Dublin for 30mins and Shannon for 45mins. Leaving LHR at 08:50 and arriving back at 13:45.



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Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14246 times:

Great trip report! It was great to see the new T2, the current terminal, and the really old one all in one TR!

It is also good to see that they are doing some work on SNN.

Thanks for a great report.

 

Tommy

(aka JFKMan)



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14214 times:

Hi Kevin,

Nice trip report, well done. I remember my DUB-SNN flight 1,5 years ago on EI-DUZ, it was my very first widebody flight, it was a great day. 



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User currently onlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 13979 times:

Quoting JFKMan (Reply 17):
Great trip report! It was great to see the new T2, the current terminal, and the really old one all in one TR!

It is also good to see that they are doing some work on SNN.

Thanks for a great report.

Thanks Tommy!

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 18):
Nice trip report, well done. I remember my DUB-SNN flight 1,5 years ago on EI-DUZ, it was my very first widebody flight, it was a great day.

Thanks! Can't beat the EI A330s!



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Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 13812 times:
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Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 16):
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 15):
I've been toying with doing LHR-DUN-SNN-LHR to jump on an EI A330, however the layover in SNN between flights is huge, or was the last time I looked, not sure I fancy it, might look again one day.

I did a random search and on Wednesday, 14th July for example you could do a LHR-DUB-SNN-LHR for £142 (cheaper than my SNN-DUB-SNN!) with very short layovers. You'd be on the ground in Dublin for 30mins and Shannon for 45mins. Leaving LHR at 08:50 and arriving back at 13:45.

- Interesting, must have been a schedule change since I last looked, will look at this again for a 'low flight' month.

Cheers

Mark



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Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 13798 times:
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Hi, very nice report and pics, on your experience at Dub with Terminal A, I did the exact same thing during my layover at Dub during my last RTW trip, I suspect the agents there get that alot, as they were very nice about it, doing a quick security check before letting me go on my way.


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User currently onlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 13618 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 20):
- Interesting, must have been a schedule change since I last looked, will look at this again for a 'low flight' month.

Cheers

No worries.

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 21):
Hi, very nice report and pics, on your experience at Dub with Terminal A, I did the exact same thing during my layover at Dub during my last RTW trip, I suspect the agents there get that alot, as they were very nice about it, doing a quick security check before letting me go on my way.

I'm sure they do get the occasional visitor from the likes of us just looking to explore the airport!



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