Ps76
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Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am

Hi,

Just thought I'd try to upload a few pics from a flight I took the day before yesterday from Lodon Gatwick to Dublin airport (return) with Ryanair. Unfortunately the flight was delayed a little which meant I had little time to take pics at Dublin airport but hopefully overall is not too bad.

Was quite suny when I left in the morning:



Driving:



Aer Lingus sign at London Gatwick:



Aer Lingus sign again:



Off-airport parking:



Hotel Sofitel London Gatwick:





North Terminal:



Taken from the shuttle train to the South Terminal:



South Terminal:



I went to Starbucks and had a skinny lemon poppyseed muffin and coffee of the day:



Hilton Hotel:



South Teminal airside (having just goe through security):



South Terminal airside:









Corridoor to the gate:



Boarding (I was the first in line to board until I decided to take this pic!):



Seated (I was on the right hand side with a window seat forward of the wings):



Another cabin pic:



Aer Lingus A320(?):



Pushback:



Taxi:





Business jets parked:



Another plane (taxi to runway 8R):



Virgin Atlantic 747 at a remote stand:



Holding short British Airways 737:



Takeoff:





Climb:





M25 (Motorway going round London) I think:



Climb:



Town of Redhill (I think). I was kinda recognising it by I think the train station and shopping centre next to it (turned right now heading west towards Dublin):





Climb:





LHR (I think) was the light patch in the middle next to the reservoirs:



Climb:







Cruise:





Descending (with view of the sea):



Boat:



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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:41 am

The Coastline:





Golf courses:



Fields:



Dublin Airport with the new terminal:



Landing (Runway 28 I think):



Aer Lingus planes (plus Aer Arran ATR):



Ryanair plane:



Enering Dublin Airport:



Connecting way to the terminal:



Boarded for the return flight (sorry I have no pics of the terminal but because of the delay I just didn't end up having time):



Seated on the right with a window seat behind the wings:



Taxi:



Aer Lingus A320 (I think):



Approaching or on runway 28:



Departure:





Climb:



Climb:









Cabin pic:



That's all the pics I could take before my camera ran out. Apologies for not having more pics of the destination but hopefully they're not too bad.

Any comments etc. welcome.

Many thanks,

Pierre.
 
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:29 pm

Nice report and nice pics. Nice Sunny day !!

Thanks for the report

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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:51 pm

Nice report of your short flight to DUB and back!

Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus A320 (I think):

It's a 321, you can see as it has 4 full size doors with the center 2 doors quite far away from each other.
The 320 has their 2 small doors above the wings, tightly next to each other.
The 319 has only one overwing door ( except U2 )

Thanks for sharing!
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:24 pm

Great TR, Pierre!

Tomorrow I will be travelling through LGW myself.

Cheers,
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:59 pm

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comments/encouragement. Cool the report turned out not too bad.

Many thanks,

Pierre.
 
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:39 pm

Nice TR with good pics

Was a good day for flying!


Thank you for sharing

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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:39 pm



Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus A320(?):



Quoting DALCE (Reply 3):
It's a 321, you can see as it has 4 full size doors with the center 2 doors quite far away from each other.

That is 110% a 320, not a 321.
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:14 am

Nice to read these European LCC reports. Nice landscape there

Im not really a fan of the Ryanair cabin crew uniform though.
 
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:56 am

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comments/encouragement. Cool the report turned out ok.

Many thanks,

Pierre.
 
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryana

Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:59 pm

Nice report.

The weather looked great, I think we've been lucky so far this month. Nice to see so much of Aer Lingus at Gatwick and Ryanair getting the job done in their usual cheap and cheerful style.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
That is 110% a 320, not a 321.

It was the Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin which I believe is causing the confusion. It's an A321 as you can see the four full size doors and no overwing exits even at that difficult angle. The Aer Lingus aircraft at Gatwick which is the one I think you're referring to is indeed an A320.

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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:45 pm

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comment/encouragement. Cool the reprt turned out not too bad.

Many thanks,

Pierre.
 
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:37 pm

That was a really nice TR. I loved all the pics, it was like a virtual flight.

Don't know if you agree but LGW-DUB is the route FR are most suited to. Short and sweet and extremely good value for money.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Return To Dublin Airport (from Gatwick) (Ryanair)

Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:17 pm

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comment/encouragement. The Gatwick-Dublin route is definitely a cool route. It's short and sweet and I like both airports (both have Starbucks!). Have actually booked another flight for next week (the price was only around 20 pounds) and will hopefully manage to take some pics of the terminal at Dublin this time.

Many thanks,

Pierre.

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