sk736
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Connecting FR Flights At DUB

Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:01 pm

I have a flight with FR from MAN to DUB then another from DUB to ORK. I'll use online check-in for both flights before I leave home, so I'll have both my boarding passes. When I get to DUB do I need to go landside and then through security or can I simply stay airside if my flight to ORK is leaving from the same gate area as my arrival from MAN?
 
sk736
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RE: Connecting FR Flights At DUB

Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:28 pm

Some of our DUB based members must know the answer....anyone?
 
BAOPS777
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RE: Connecting FR Flights At DUB

Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:29 pm

Not sure matey but hope you have left ample time between flights.

FR wont wait for no one. I recently connected from PIK to BTS via left 5 hours to connect. My PIK-STN was canx due to fog which was not evident at PIK or STN. Was put on next flight that was 4 hours later and told by FR in PIK ( by the one rude and arrogant rep). The weather problem at STN was affecting all flights. Got to STN 4 hours late to find there had been no weather problems at STN and flight had departed. The next flight I could get was in 3 days and would cost me £100 to change. So tried to get back to PIK on a friday night was told no seats until Monday at 10am . Asked for refund was told no refund on BTS leg not even taxes. On the PIK leg they would not refund any of it as it again was not there fault and my booking was for the late flight on the Monday. Decided to get to LCY flew LCY/GLA next morning with BA cost £80 all in. My experience with FR cost me £450. plus lost business.

If you have any questions about connecting at DUB don't contact FR direct as if it ain't a sale they won't be interested and will tell you you can airside connect to get off the phone.

Call DUB airport operator on +353 (0)1 814 1111

or email them at : information.queries@daa.ie . They also have a online question for you can fill in just click the link below and you will see the on line form tab to click.

Good luck matey.
 
swiftski
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RE: Connecting FR Flights At DUB

Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:43 pm



Quoting SK736 (Thread starter):
When I get to DUB do I need to go landside and then through security or can I simply stay airside if my flight to ORK is leaving from the same gate area as my arrival from MAN?

You don't need to go out at DUB.
 
BrianDromey
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RE: Connecting FR Flights At DUB

Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:03 am



Quoting SK736 (Thread starter):
I have a flight with FR from MAN to DUB then another from DUB to ORK.

Nope mate, I dont think you will need to go back through security at DUB, although I have not travlelled though DUB in a few months your light should arrive at gates

A 1-16
A 61-79
D 1-12

All of these are accessbale from landside IIRC, and there is also a connecton channel for those with onwards boarding cards. if you get lost. Just try to find out what gate the ORK flight is leaving from ASAP. EIther way you should be OK, I have connected ORK-DUB-LBA a few times in the past with only 60 mins to spare. You should be fine.

I hope you enjoy ORK, byw, and if you need any tips, etc just PM me, and Ill do my best.

Brian.
Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
 
EI564
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RE: Connecting FR Flights At DUB

Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:03 am



Quoting SK736 (Thread starter):
When I get to DUB do I need to go landside and then through security or can I simply stay airside if my flight to ORK is leaving from the same gate area as my arrival from MAN?

Yes, as Brian said, it is doable. If you are lucky the Manchester flight will be arriving and the Cork flight departing from Pier A. This is not a segregated pier, so you may literally have to walk just a few feet. Although, some of the gates in Pier A are quite far apart, since it is divided into 2 (the original gates and the new Portacabins ones). But find a TV set which lists the departure gates and you should be fine.

Actually, I just remembered that they will be removing the walkway to the Portcabin gates, which will mean that you access those gates from Pier D (yes, I know it sounds strange.  Wink) Not sure when that happens though. (I presume they'll have to rename the gates to be D gates and not A gates then?).

Anyhow, if you do have to go from Pier D to Pier A, or Pier A to Pier D, or Pier D to Pier D you'll have to go through immigration and through the baggage hall. Once you are in the baggage hall, keep an eye out for a "transfer corridor". Just follow that. Its not a short walk since the transfer corridor is more convenient for Pier B <--> Pier C transfers than what you are attempting. So if I remember correctly, you'll have to walk most of the length of the baggage hall. But the main thing is that via the corridor you end up in airside departures.

Ryanair only use Pier A or Pier D.

Good luck.  Smile
 
ANother
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RE: Connecting FR Flights At DUB

Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:20 am

From FR's website here

Quote:
Ryanair is strictly a 'point-to-point' airline. We therefore do not offer, and cannot facilitate, the transfer of passengers or their baggage to other flights, whether operated by Ryanair or other carriers. You should therefore not book onward flights with Ryanair or indeed with any other air or surface carrier.

 
sk736
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RE: Connecting FR Flights At DUB

Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:53 pm



Quoting ANother (Reply 6):
From FR's website here

Technically I've not bought a connecting flight - just two seperate ones I'm going to connect between!