We left Ireland this morning and flew by Aer Lingus back to Heathrow, London. The flight was nice and uneventful and short – only about 1 hour. It’s basically take off, climb, then descend and land.
Aer Lingus is interesting though – or at least the flights I’ve been on have been. Patrick, Amber and I have used the same suitcases and same backpacks for our 2009, 2010 and now our 2011 trips. In 2009 we also flew Aer Lingus.
2009 flying from Heathrow to Dublin I was told that my carry-on suitcase was too heavy and would have to be checked, so it was. Patrick and Amber carried their suitcases on.
2009 flying from Dublin back to Heathrow, all of our carry-on suitcases were fine and none needed to be checked.
2011 flying from Heathrow to Cork we were told that all three of our carry-on suitcases were too big and would have to be checked, so we did.
2011 flying from Cork back to Heathrow, all of our carry-on suitcases were fine and none needed to be checked.
Where’s the consistency? Other than flying toward the east the rules are little more slack?
And, Aer Lingus charges for everything – even water during the flight. If I recall, it was 2.50 pounds (or was it Euros?) for a bottle of water. No thanks.
Here’s the view as we landed at Heathrow. Somehow we managed to get back into England without going through customs either – I hope that doesn’t come back to haunt us! LOL
And of course, an obligatory “ohhhhhhh, the clouds are so pretty when you fly so high” photo: