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The BA aircraft taking me back to Heathrow
The BA aircraft taking me back to Heathrow
The BA aircraft taking me back to Heathrow
The BA aircraft taking me back to Heathrow

Tier Point Run to Palm Springs in Dec 2023: Day 6 – Dublin DUB to London Heathrow LHR

By Nige on Tue 19 Dec 2023 at 19:43
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Story: Tier Point Run to Palm Springs in Dec 2023
Tags: British Airways | DUB | Dublin | LHR | London | Trips

I always jog through Dublin airport – it just doesn’t make sense to assume all will be well with passport control and security. You never know what you might find.

Pushing back at Dublin
Pushing back at Dublin
Pushing back at Dublin
Pushing back at Dublin

Well this evening was another easy connection. There was noone in passport control, although the first automated passport kiosk asked me to “stand back” – not entirely sure why I needed to stand back.

Anyway, I tried a different kiosk and I got through without a hitch. It was a minor hold up that didn’t really concern me.

It was my normal jog through baggage reclaim Hall, out through customs and up the escalator.

Fasttrack security was completely empty, so straight through. The security guy I engaged with commented on how I was travelling light!

Back to Gate 204 and it was about 5 mins before boarding commenced. They were keen to get away quickly to catch up on some of the time they had lost flying to Dublin.

Flight: BA0827 Equip: A320
Sched Depart: 17:45 Actual: 17:56
Sched Arrival: 19:15 Actual: 19:24
Takeoff: 18:16 Landing: 19:17

Got a menu for the way back. Not particularly inspired by either salad, but thought I would try the roast pork salad this time. What happened to the turkey dinner?

The pork salad served on board the BA flight to Heathrow
The pork salad served on board the BA flight to Heathrow
The pork salad served on board the BA flight to Heathrow
The pork salad served on board the BA flight to Heathrow

The pork salad was quite tasty. The chocolate mousse was nice, as it has been for the last few times I have enjoyed it on BA short-haul flights.

We arrived into Gate 22, which was going to be perfect for a quick exit.

However, there was an unruly (and drunk) passenger at the back of business, who I think got into an argument with another passenger. He got up before the aircraft had come to a stop and walked to the front of the aircraft. He was dealt with very professionally by the cabin crew. That was the most excitement I saw for the entire flight!

I jogged through Arrivals and back to Bus Stop 21 for the shuttle to Long Stay parking.


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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