Auleyair
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Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:33 pm


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Introduction
Hello all.

This is my first trip report so go easy on me.

Aer Arann Regional creased Dublin to Galway, Sligo, Knock and Derry due to the end of PSO (Public service obligation) contract. I wanted to try out this before it end because I never been on any Irish domestic flight. I choose Galway because I wanted to get on a rare type on Do328 and plenty of bus available to bring me back to Dublin.

Booking
I search for one way flight and return but I chose one way flight to budget reason. The fare is reasonable which is €34.99 including tax. I booked this flight 2 week before the departure date.

Thursday 21st July.
As my flight is at 13:00 and there is no reason to get up in the ungodly hour as usual. I got up at 08:00 to get 09:25 bus to the airport. I arrive to the airport at 10:00 and it 3 hours before departure so plenty of time. As I did my OLCI and I want a real Boarding Pass so I went to area 9 to RE Check In desk.

Some photos on the way to the airport.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1403.jpg
EI EI-CVC landed from LHR
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1404.jpg
Air Transat A310
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1406.jpg
FR EI-EFH taking off to SZZ
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1407.jpg
RE ATR 42, AA 767
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1412.jpg
FID
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1413.jpg
Aer Arann Check in Desk
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1502.jpg
My Boarding Pass

I headed off to the security area There is a new security area is open. It was actually an extension from the old ‘B’ security area. The old ‘A’ security area is closed off. It looked bright and airing. There are machines to scan the barcode on the boarding pass but that was close off for the time been. Therefore all passengers are directed to one of the doors to go through the security. There are long queue in the security, as I am flying domestic, I can use the fast track security to skip the queue. I empty my pocket and took off my belt. I went through without a beep. It seems that the security interested looking at my DSLR camera in my bag that showed on the screen as it took a while for my bag to get through.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1411.jpg
new entrance to the security area.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1410.jpg
Self Boarding Pass Checker Machines. (not in used for a while)

So that the security search was over, I turn left toward Terminal 2. I walk toward to gate 426 where it has a view of the aircraft passing by to the runway. It took me about 10 min to get there. I sat there and relax for an hour and half, watching the world go by.

some photo on the way to Gate 426.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1415.jpg
DL and CO/UA B757 to New York
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1418.jpg
AirTransat A310 to Toronto
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1421.jpg
US B767 to PHL
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1425.jpg
EI EI-EAV to BOS
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1430.jpg
EI EI-LAX towing to stand, heading to MCO later
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1431.jpg
DL A330 arrived from ATL
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1433.jpg
Thank DAA for turning the row of seat facing toward the window. The last time I was here, These seat face the opposite direction.

Now it time for Planespotting for a while.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1435.jpg
EI EI-??? spraying water
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1439.jpg
SAS OY-KBT A319 to CPH
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1442.jpg
EI EI-DET arrived from DUS
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1446.jpg
FR EI-DAG to FARO
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1455.jpg
TK TC-JFT to IST
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1457.jpg
BIE F-GYAN for charter to Lourde
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1465.jpg
FR EI-DPT on final from SXL
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1473.jpg
US N253AYoff to PHL
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1477.jpg
LX HB-IOK to ZRH. Took this photo for Philip (OA260)
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1480.jpg
US spraying large amount of water.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1482.jpg
EI EI-DEF on final from MRS
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1486.jpg
EI EI-DEB on the way to AMS
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1498.jpg
EI-DLV near the touchzone from RYG

It time for me to go back to T1 and I allow my time to look around the departure lounge in T2.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1505.jpg
View of the cargo apron.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1507.jpg
Car competition. I didnt play it but I wish I did.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1508.jpg
Yes it definity Aer Lingus Home.

I looked at the FID so gate 218 for my flight so it is a bus gate.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1509.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1510.jpg
On the way back to T1.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1512.jpg
New gaming area along with short 4D film. It used to be a bar there before.

I wanted to see what in gate 300s (formal Pier B) before I head to Gate 218.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1519.jpg
Well Hello BMI G-MIDX in *A livery from LHR
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1521.jpg
Marshalling the BMI into the strand
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1524.jpg
Oh, bye bye lufty, LH heading back to FRA
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1525.jpg
FlyBe just landed.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1527.jpg
Bye CityJet/AirFrance, AF/WX to either LCY or CDG
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1528.jpg
DL getting ready to go back to ATL
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1530.jpg
BIE getting ready to lourde

As I pass by the old A security area. It in process of clearing out. I think these space will fill in with new shops.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1531.jpg
Old A Security Area.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1532.jpg
Climber OY-RJO

I stopped in Boot shop to get Bottle of water before heading to the gate.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1535.jpg
I must be in the correct area, Gate 218

This gate area is located in the old terminal. It in a bad shape and it showing it age. It cold and damp. This area needed a vast improvement.

Now what out in the apron.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1537.jpg
Norwegian B737 LN-KKC
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1539.jpg
SAS B737 LN-RCU

Now the Boarding Call is announced. I get up and grab my stuff. It seem the load is quite very low for this route. There only 8 of us going. I hand in my boarding pass and hand back me the stub part. I walk outside in the wet to the bus. I been a while that I havn't got on the bus to the aircraft in DUB. The last time I remember I got the bus to the aircraft was in 1995. So getting the bus to the aircraft is rare in DUB. The boarding is complete and head to the aircraft.

Some photos while on the way to the aircraft
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1546.jpg
BMI pushout from the stand.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1548.jpg
FR B737
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1549.jpg
Same again
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1550.jpg
RE ATR
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1553.jpg
Yep, It is the aircraft that bring me to GWY

Flight Detail
Airline: Scot Airway for Aer Arann
Type: Do328-110 (First time on this type)
Reg: G-BWIR (First time on this Aircraft)
STD: 13:00
ETD: 12:58
STA: 13:45
ETA: 13:27
Seat: 6A(change to 5A)

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1554.jpg

I was the first to board this aircraft. I climbed up the step excited. I was greeted by the lady FA with a nice smile and directed to my seat. There are 2 FA on board One male and female both in the middle 20s.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1555.jpg
Cabin View

I sat in seat 6A and the view out wasn't great and I wanted a view of the engine and the prop. I change to 5A. The boarding process was quick due to low load. The door close. The pilot made a brief announment on flight information and weather in Galway. Our routing is stright from DUB-GWY with little turn. then the FA made a safety demo. One thing I didnt know that this aircraft have oxygen mask. I thought all prop dont have o2 mask.

Then we made our way to Runway 28.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1556.jpg
my view from 5A
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1558.jpg
pushback complete and engine start up.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1561.jpg
on the move to runway 28, passing by other RE aircrafts
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1565.jpg
Are we in ATL???
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1566.jpg
Phew, It a home for Aer Lingus.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1569.jpg
DL A330 pushback for takeoff to ATL
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1570.jpg
In runway 28 ready for take off
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1573.jpg
Took off from the runway. View of Blue Long Term Car Park.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1575.jpg
Dublin Bus Harristown Bus Depot

Then into the cloud so no view for the next 20 min.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1578.jpg
This was my view for the next 20 min
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1579.jpg
View of the cabin toward the front.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1581.jpg
No TR without the legroom shot.

It BOB service on board but FA made an ammounment that if anyone want anything from the trolley, press the call button. No one want anything. I didn't buy anything.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1583.jpg
The view is still the same.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1584.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1585.jpg
Safety Card [took this for Markus (FLIEGER67)]
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1590.jpg
view of Passenger Service unit

Then the seatbelt light came on and the FA quicky check through the cabin.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1591.jpg
Now the cloud break up and got the view of the countryside somewhere in Galway.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1594.jpg
Another view of the countryside.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1596.jpg
Turfland where they make turf for heating.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1599.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1600.jpg
View to the south of Galway, toward Clare.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1601.jpg
Athenry villiage
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1604.jpg
Quarry site near Athenry
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1605.jpg
M6 motorway, We must be near Galway
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1610.jpg
About to touchdown into Runway 26
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1611.jpg
Landed
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1615.jpg
Fire Training Area
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1617.jpg
Runway 0826
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1620.jpg
Some heli with no blade. N222WX
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1621.jpg
Galway Airport
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1622.jpg
marshalling to stand

Then we came to stop. I waited until everyone got off. I got up and ask the FA, could I see the cockpit but the FA refuse due to 9/11 reason. I got down the step and walk around the aircraft to the arrival hall.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1623.jpg
View of the engine
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1625.jpg
View of the opposite side of Do328.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1626.jpg
Welcome to Galway Airport
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1627.jpg
Last view of G-BWIR
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1628.jpg
Single baggage carousel with one end drop down to the floor.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k559/AuleyAir584/IMG_1629.jpg
Small check in area
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n272wa
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RE: Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:10 pm

Cheers for the great TR on this domestic route, which alas, is no more!
Excellent pics taken from DUB, despite the miserable weather conditions. For your first ever TR - well done!
Looking forward to many more.
N272WA
Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
 
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OA260
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RE: Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:47 pm

Hey great report   Love the Greek writing on the TS livery !

Quoting AuleyAir (Thread starter):
LX HB-IOK to ZRH. Took this photo for Philip (OA260)

Thanks and much appreciated  

Shame to see this route go , maybe one day it will come back .


Regards

Philip  
 
debonair
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RE: Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:17 pm

Nice TR...

Quoting AuleyAir (Thread starter):
Aer Arann Regional creased Dublin to Galway, Sligo, Knock and Derry due to the end of PSO (Public service obligation) contract.

Will any other airline step into these routes?!
 
Auleyair
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RE: Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:16 pm

I don't know what happen there. Just the small ending was missing in the end of the report but not missing too much. just the conclusions.

Quoting n272wa (Reply 1):
Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Quoting debonair (Reply 3):

Thank all.

Quoting debonair (Reply 3):
Quoting AuleyAir (Thread starter):
Aer Arann Regional creased Dublin to Galway, Sligo, Knock and Derry due to the end of PSO (Public service obligation) contract.

Will any other airline step into these routes?!

No other airline will step into this route for this time but maybe one time it might happen.
 
EDTrauma
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RE: Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:49 am

Beautiful photography. I had no idea that DUB was so cosmopolitan. What a nice variety of airlines and aircraft.
 
sultanils
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RE: Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:54 am

Hi there AuleyAir,

Thanks for this nice report. Congrats on getting on a 'last flight' and scoring a Do328-100 (love the Scottish pattern on the seat covers!), that's a not so easy type to catch. You did quite some extensive spotting in DUB, too bad about the miserable weather. I have been in DUB a few times but haven't tried out the new terminal yet so I need to go there again someday.

   Sultanils
In thrust we trust.
 
PlaneHunter
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RE: Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:22 am

Quoting AuleyAir (Thread starter):
This is my first trip report so go easy on me.

Hi AuleyAir, nice first report, I hope you'll stay on board. Good decision to fly on the Do328, it's my favorite turboprop aircraft.

Quoting AuleyAir (Thread starter):
Car competition. I didnt play it but I wish I did.

The ticket is much cheaper than in Dubai - but what are the chances to win?


PH
Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
 
MSS658
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RE: Last Flight On RE233 DUB-GWY

Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:51 am

Nice trip report, nice to see you got the Donier 328
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