Dublin International Airport at 7am local time (2am USA Eastern Daylight Saving time).
Apparently Ryan Air ( a second rate airline) is trying to buy Aer Lingus for the second time. Last time it was denied on the basis of creating a monopoly like on certain routes. This time RyanAir head O'Leary is trying to broker a deal with other airlines like British Air and Virgin to purchase some of the routes to create competition and avoid monopoly charges.
Although landing in Dublin, we're heading for Belfast. DOing some last minute research on the religious (Catholic/Protestant) tension in that city. What the locals refer to as the "The Troubles". Although in the past, reading up on it.
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See we are in Dublin.
Dublin Airport restaurant
The guy on right in sharp focus is an airport employee.
I was sitting on 4H - had the seat next to me empty on both legs of the roundtrip.
I prefer aisle to avoid bugging someone when getting up.
Irish Breakfast 1 hr before getting to Dublin.
The cabin has two aisles (four rows altogether)
That's Logan airport in Boston
The Business Class (First really) flight with Aer Lingus is very pleasant. My TV is large and the seat reclines electronically in a multitude of positions including bed flat. Unfortunately I can *not* sleep on planes. So a 6 hours (versus the 12-13 to Japan or 7-8 to other parts of Europe is a blessing to me).