Doughnuts, Friends and Plane Spotting – Airplane Art Extra
Doughnuts on the Mound 4
In this feeble excuse for a day out to Dublin:
One of my friends met me at Terminal 1, and with a hello and checking how we were, we were off to the “new” North Runway.
In the configuration Dublin Airport was using, the South Runway was handling the arrivals traffic, whilst the North Runway was handling the departing traffic, with no mixed-mode operation in play that day.
Which suited me. It gave me a chance to get some new pictures for the archive. Dublin gets a fair amount of traffic, varying from classic to new aircraft (as most major hubs).
So people, its time for Airplane Art Extra
United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER
Hainan Airlines Airbus A330
Swiss Airbus A220-100
Lufthansa Airbus A321
Delta Boeing 767-300ER
Dublin is home to Aer Lingus, so there was a lot of representation by the home airline.
Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR
Aer Lingus Regional ATR72-600
Air Canada Boeing 787-9
As well as Ryanair.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Spot the difference. Yes, it’s a Ryanair Boeing 737-8 200
Delta Airbus A350-900
Vueling Airbus A320
Aer Lingus Airbus A320neo
And a classic Aer Lingus A320ceo in the proper colours…
Aer Lingus A330-300
American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER
TAP Express Embraer E190LR
Luxair De Hallivland Dash8-400
Play Airbus A320neo
As well as enjoying an OffBeat Donut. It’s been too long since I had one. And yes, Ireland has some very good quality Donut shops.
It’s a shame there is not a branch at Dublin Airport.
That’s another trip for another day I suspect. Today, we’re covering aircraft and some of the equipment that comes through the airport.
In the afternoon, there was news that a new Boeing 737-8 200 was arriving at Dublin Airport. Yes, it’s aircraft number 124 for Ryanair. For Ryanair, the 737-8 200 programme is important, although they’ll soon be branching out to a new type of aircraft – the Boeing 737-10.
A new Boeing 737-8 for Ryanair – Welcome EI-IHC
That could be fun in the future – in terms of how they deploy them.
It was also time to chat and talk to people – friends I’ve missed seeing in person over the past three years. Whilst some people couldn’t make it due to different circumstances, it was good to see those who turned out.
And those connections are so important – virtual is wonderful. In-person is better.
This is why I love coming here – to catch up with people.
It’s time to go back to the land of toilets, water fountains and shopping, As well as a jetbridge if we’re lucky.
And retail. Retail, Retail, Everywhere…
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