There are three carriers flying from Dublin to Amsterdam and on this trip, I chose Aer Lingus. One thing you can guarantee with the service on board the Irish airline – consistency. It has been the same for years, with crews who seem genuinely happy to be there.

Since I have no frequent flyer status with the airline, I had no lounge access prior to the trip. That meant missing out on the Aer Lingus Lounge at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport, but I’ve been there many times.

Those South Gates Though!

On the flight information screens, one of the gates with a 3 was displayed for my flight. This meant I had to trundle on downstairs to the bus gate holding area, onto a bus, which then departed for the South Gates.

This is a separate building to Terminal 2 and outside are four or so extra stands for aircraft parking. It’s all fine, but it’s hardly an amazing place to spend time.

EI608 – Dublin to Amsterdam (DUB-AMS)
21 March 2024
Airbus A320 – EI-DVI – St. Emer
Seat: Economy 3A
Departure: 13:20 Arrival: 16:00

While waiting, I bought a ticket to the Stevie Nicks concert in June. It wasn’t for me, one of my friends is a huge fan and has never seen her. Since she was at work, she asked if I could buy her ticket for her. A few minutes of work resulted in one happy friend, so that helped pass the time!

Aer Lingus Dublin to Amsterdam

Funnily enough, my last Aer Lingus review was also on a flight from Dublin to Amsterdam. That time I flew AerSpace, which is the Irish airline’s premium economy on European flights. This time I was a whole two rows behind in my favourite seat, 3A.

Once inflight, I ordered some lemon cake and a green tea. I generally like lemon everything and this was a new item on the menu. While perfectly acceptable, it was not the luscious burst of lemon that it could have been. Even so, all good there. The tea was fine and once done the crew cleared in and we landed on time.

Overall Thoughts

Considering Dublin to Amsterdam is not a particularly long flight, I generally choose my flights on price. This Thursday outbound flight was less than €10 – including all taxes and charges – and added to the Sunday return, my total spend was a grand total of €122.49. KLM was more expensive, and Ryanair… why would you?

Would you choose Aer Lingus, KLM or Ryanair on this route? Which do you prefer and why? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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