It’s always nice to see some wholesome video content being delivered by airlines. Aer Lingus has just posted one to Instagram, called The Plane Spotters and it’s definitely worth a look.

There are a whole bunch of people who enjoy hanging out at airports around the world to watch planes take-off and land. Often they have cameras and take pictures, which is great for people like me, as whenever I need a picture of an aircraft I can usually find one.

The Plane Spotters

Kevin and Jamie are the plane spotters featured in the video, and they show us where they do the spotting at Dublin Airport. The mound by the runway is quite well known as a great place to see the action and get pictures.

From there, the are taken to Hangar 6 (sounds a bit Area 51 to me!) where they get to go on board an Airbus A321neo. The lads are very happy when they get to sit in the cockpit and even make a PA over the intercom.

Overall Thoughts

It’s been quite some time since I’ve spent time with plane spotters. Nice to see things haven’t changed at all! Let’s face it, had Aer Lingus offered me the opportunity to visit their hanger and play with a plane, I would have been all over it.

Some airlines offer their top tier frequent flyers the ability to visit behind the scenes at an airline. They use it as a reward for their very top flyers and I think it’s a pretty good idea.

I once had the opportunity to visit Alaska Airlines HQ with my University class. We toured the Operations Control Centre, had presentations from the staff and saw their flight simulators and cabin trainers. It’s really interesting stuff!

Have you ever been taken behind the scenes at an airline like these Irish plane spotters were? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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