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Review of Aer Lingus flight Dublin Birmingham in Economy

Airline Aer Lingus
Flight EI3264
Class Economy
Seat 7F
Aircraft ATR 72-600
Flight time 01:20
Take-off 29 Nov 14, 10:15
Arrival at 29 Nov 14, 11:35
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Airspotter123
Published on 25th June 2015
HI everyone I hope you enjoy my first flight report.

This trip was booked as it is now a tradition that every year for my birthday I get some flights on some aircraft I have not tried yet. So for my birthday my dad decided we should try out Aer Lingus and their ATR72s. This was a great idea as I love turboprops.

I arrived at Dublin t1 from a quick Ryanair flight from Manchester airport. After disembarking I followed the connections sign which led my dad and I to security. With only a minute wait we were quickly airside again. As we had some time to spare we headed to see T2, this was because last time I visited Dublin Airport it was still being constructed. I was amazed at how modern it looked but before I had time to explore the gate for my flight popped up onto the FIDS. Swiftly we headed back to the satellite gates. As we waited for our aircraft to arrive I stood and watched the incredible A330s,757s and ATRs of Aer Lingus.photo IMG_0363

Our aircraft EI-FCY pulled onto stand and the turnaround was fast. As soon as the previous passengers disembarked we were boarding the aircraft. I was so excited.photo IMG_0365photo IMG_0366

Once I stepped on board I was kindly welcomed onto the aircraft… And wow I thought, the cabin looked stunning for a quick flight and the LED lighting really does make a big difference. The blue leather seats are very comfortable with lots of legroom.


The fresh cabin was very modern and one passenger said that is the nicest plane I have been on.

Next the doors were closed and the safety demo was done manually, after a taxi to the runway the engines accelerated us into the misty morning air.



After no longer than 10 minutes we passed the thick clouds and made a very smooth flight over to Birmingham.

Through the flight the cabin crew were great and were very friendly. I bought an Aer Lingus ATR 72 model for just over 10 euro, with this I had pringles and a refreshing cola.

Later on in the flight we passed over wales with stunning views over the Snowdonia mountain range.
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Some inflight images.


Not long after passing over wales descent started after a very noticeable deceleration. After being slightly buffeted by some dense fog the flaps were retracted and the wheels were down. Then we smoothly touched down at Birmingham and made a fairly quick taxi to the gates.




The forward rows were asked to stay seated as the rear rows disembarked I think it was for balancing reasons but shortly later we followed onto a cobus and headed to the terminal.

Last look at the aircraft.

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Verdict

Aer Lingus

7.5/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew10.0
In-flight Entertainment5.0
Meal/catering6.0

Dublin - DUB

7.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.5

Birmingham - BHX

7.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

This trip on board Aer Lingus and their brand new ATR72-600 was well worth it. With reasonable food prices on board,a plane model and kind cabin crew the flight was very pleasant and a perfect service to Birmingham. The new aircraft went down well with passengers and I and the on time departure ensured everyone was happy. I enjoyed this flight especially as I had never been on board an ATR before.

Thank you for taking the time to read this flight report.
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