Doughnuts on the Mound 4 – Back to Ireland, Back to Donuts
A day trip with Ryanair
In this feeble excuse for a day out to Dublin:
- Cheap flights, Cheap flights, Could have gone by sea…
- The joy of Birmingham Airport at 6 am in the morning.
- FR661 Birmingham Airport to Dublin Airport
- The Wonder of Dublin T1
- Doughnuts, Friends and Plane Spotting
- Back to Dublin Airport Terminal 1
- FR666 Dublin Airport to Birmingham Airport
- To the buses. Wait… buses?
- It’s about friends.
It’s that fun time again. Low-Cost Airlines, and one of the best/worst/take your pick.
We’re back down to earth – just flying, planes and friends. How it should be some days. And yes, it is Ryanair. For one simple reason. We’ll explain why later.
Otherwise, it’s a Low-Cost Carrier trip report – something we seem to do every six months now things have settled down in the world.
Time for my usual line about Grammar. Whilst I am using Grammarly a lot more than I should (dyslexia is a pig and gets me most days of the week), my usual detractors who moan about my spelling and grammar can read this press release I wrote a few years ago about this inconstancy and how I deal with it.
With that… on with the show.
Cheap flights, Cheap flights, Could have gone by sea…
It’s time to do something I haven’t done for the best part of three years – go to Dublin and reconnect with friends.
And we all know why the time break.
But as we go on, it’s time to reconnect, talk and wander around the world to see people.
This requires me to get off my backside and head across the Irish Sea. But how?
Let us drop the pretence of going by rail and sea, or coach malarky, please. I’ve done rail and sea once already, and whilst I like it, I need to be awake all day after.
I’m also skipping flying from an airport that needs me to get up at 3 am in the morning and getting on a coach – thus Liverpool, Manchester, East Midlands and all London Airports are all out of the scope.
And we all know Airport Parking is one the biggest cons going on.
That means I’ll be going through Elmdom International Airport – Or Birmingham Airport. That takes us to the usual options out of Birmingham Airport – Aer Lingus or Ryanair. With this, is straight down to the main differantor – price.
No lounges, no priority access, just a seat and the ability to get from A to B.
Aer Lingus wanted £168.58 for a return flight. Meanwhile, Ryanair was happy to sell a return flight for £67.93 – including the £16 upsell for a window seat each way.
Well, that’s easy enough.
It might be an hour-only flight, but I still want a window.
If I fancy paying for fast-track, I might pay for it at BHX, but otherwise, simple is as simple does.
I’ve also chosen to go very light for the day. No laptops. Just a camera, a big lens, a power bank and a spare T-shirt.
Because you never know.
With no hotels to worry about, and the only concern is how to get to Birmingham Airport in the morning (and if there is the usual mix of strikes or whatever), It’s time to head out and enjoy some cheap flights.
Although not for 50p.
Next: The joy of Elmdon International Building Site. Wait… building site?
Sigh… Building site.
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