I’m heading abroad next week and instead of my usual airline, I will be flying with KLM. As I have no frequent flyer privileges with them, I have had to go and purchase fast-track security at Dublin Airport.

My flight is leaving very early in the morning. To maximise sleep, I am arriving at the airport an hour before departure. Since that is only half an hour or so until boarding, fast-track is required, especially as it’s a bank holiday weekend.

They Want How Much For Fast-Track Security?!

I’ve purchased this product from Dublin Airport in the past. Usually the price is €5.99 to €7.99, which I think is about where it should be. Essentially I am happy to pay that much without really worrying too much about it.

Imagine my surprise when I went to book and the price popped up at €12.99. For context, that price is 51c less than the return bus trip I’ll be taking, which is 40 minutes each way. €12.99!!! Highway robbery.

What did I do? Looked at it, grimaced, and proceeded to make the booking. I don’t have much choice really, otherwise it means leaving an hour earlier in the morning, which I’d rather avoid. I’ll already be getting out of bed before 3:30am as it is.

The good thing about it is that in Dublin, Fast-Track is usually fast and you’re pretty much straight through. I wish I could say the same for other airports (I’m looking at you, London Heathrow!).

Overall Thoughts

Is €12.99 too much for fast-track security at Dublin Airport? Yes. Will people pay it? That’s also a yes. People who were lucky enough to retain their employment over the past 18 months should have spare cash to splash on this kind of fee.

What do you think of this price? Have you seen it higher anywhere else? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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