Friday, 21 September 2012

Daytrip to Dublin trip report [Part 2]

The day in Dublin
The day in Dublin consisted mainly of walking. Lots and lots of walking. Which was fine as we saw quite a fair bit of the central Dublin area, including of course, Temple Bar!
It's the place to go to have Guinness, but be warned, it's pricey. On the subject of Irish liquids, I highly recommend trying Baileys and/or Guinness chocolate - mmmm!
I even came across a Leprachaun!
Getting between the airport and O'Connell Street was straightforward, with buses every 20 mins at 12 Euros return.

Dublin (DUB/EIDW) to Birmingham (BHX/EGBB) FR672
Boeing 737-800 EI-EVF

We got back to the airport early, and ended up walking around most of it! Dublin airport is actually really good for spotting, most parts of the departure lounge have decent views of the apron and runway. While there we saw the Shamrock retrojet:

And a Fedex A310, which was on a passenger stand. If that wasn't odd enough, it pushed back, sat on the taxiway for 30 minutes, before pulling back onto stand. Presumably it had gone tech? After another hour or so it finally departed, and it when it did, it climbed like a rocket! It was like an airshow display - if they flew like that with passengers onboard, there would be complaints I'm sure!

It was soon time to board, and we'd be flying on EI-EVF, which wears "Modlin Jest OK" titles, Polish for "Modlin is OK", advertising the Warsaw airport that Ryanair fly to. The flight back was calm, uneventful and annoyingly ontime... so another fanfare. Oh well! That was my 45th flight and 16th on the 738.

Overall, Dublin is great place to go on a daytrip to, and as for Ryanair... I'm trying to find reasons why I shouldn't fly with them, but to be honest, I'm struggling!





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