I travel to cork fairly frequently.
I go to Uni in Liverpool so the last few times i have used Ryanair.
This time was to be no different, I checked Aer Lingus and BMI
Baby which were about the same price but i decieded the effort and time in travelling to MAN
wasnt worth it.
I got return ticket for £54 pounds which is quite expensive, FR
are now the same price as EI
if not more.
30th Oct FR9895
Got the bus from outside my house, takes around 20mins.
Arrived quite early at 1pm,
Airport is quiet which surprisingly meant i was through security in a few minutes, I find its very hit and miss at LPL
Flybe and KLM desks
Once airside i find LPL
is quite boring, with poor facilites and views.
Not much activity, just usual FR738s and EZY 319s
View over the Mersey estuary
The two wizz air flights were unsurprisingly delayed, by 2hrs and 30mins respectively.
Eventually the gate was annouced and everyone lined up waiting for boarding.
Where the FR
flights leave, is very basic, almost a series of portacabins.
Flight was called, only 3 people with priority boarding, i was 3rd in the normal line, after passing downstairs we had to wait again on the stairs as the aircraft wasnt ready. True LCC style, but beggars cant be choosers.
Walked to the rear stairs, unlike the masses, Secured a window seat about 5 rows from the back, I like to see the wing action.
Flight wasnt full, about 70%
Fokker 70 arrived from AMS
, load looked decent.
F70 and A320
Took a while to pushback, but departed on time, from the westerly runway, flight time of 1hr, cruising altitude of 32,000, routing over the Irish Sea to Dublin, then turning south towards Cork.
Flight went quickly, little bumpy in clouds, crew were pretty standard FR
, mixture of Eastern European and British.
Very low cloud in Cork, I thought we may have to go-around, but alas not.
Touched down SMOOTHLY runway 17 (Im guessing it was autoland) on time at 15:25
Cloud was amazingly low, could almost touch it,
Looked like there had been very heavy rain.
View of old terminal
Lonely EI320 and new terminal
2nd Nov FR9896
Arrived with over an hour to go, i like the new terminal, but i cant help feeling it lacks the charm of the old one.
Passed quickly through security, Terminal was quite busy with couple of EI
flights as well as FR
733 to MAN
72-5 to BRS
EI320 to LHR
42-3 to CWL
Boarded on time and secured similair seat to the outbound, load was about the same as the inbound, 70%, with a few familair faces as well.
EI321 to Lanzarote (I dont know if the 320 and 321 swapped schedules due to 321 slightly behind?)
Departed on time from runway 35, routing same as in bound.
flight time announced as 45mins.
flight passed quickly and soon commenced decent in LPL
Landed smoothly 10mins early at 16:40.
F70 leaving for AMS
All in all pretty standard FR
flights, on time, dirty cabin and unfriendly crew, but fine for an hour flight.