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« Reply #2745 on: July 16, 2022, 03:48:02 PM »
Never heard of it tbh but might avail of it in a few weeks if it's saves us a bit of time.  What I read was Dublin and Cork.  Notvsure if its available in belfast

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« Reply #2746 on: July 16, 2022, 05:40:38 PM »
Anyone ever use the evening before bag drop at dublin airport?  Sounds like a good job to save a few minutes the morning of your flight
I've used it a couple of times pre covid flying ryanair early morning flights.  I headed out for about 8.30pm and the place was empty. Bags dropped off in minutes. It was a really good service. No idea if it's still the same though.

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« Reply #2747 on: July 17, 2022, 11:55:29 AM »
Anyone ever use the evening before bag drop at dublin airport?  Sounds like a good job to save a few minutes the morning of your flight

Used it about ten days ago. Well worth doing. Parked in short term car park, straight across to the bag drop, no queues. Back to the car inside fifteen minutes.

The check in / bag drop queues the next morning were awful. For those in them.

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« Reply #2748 on: July 17, 2022, 07:48:38 PM »
That'll do for me.  Cheers

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« Reply #2749 on: July 17, 2022, 09:34:39 PM »
Anyone ever use the evening before bag drop at dublin airport?  Sounds like a good job to save a few minutes the morning of your flight

Used it about ten days ago. Well worth doing. Parked in short term car park, straight across to the bag drop, no queues. Back to the car inside fifteen minutes.

The check in / bag drop queues the next morning were awful. For those in them.
How much was the car park for 15 mins?

I presume that was AL. I understand Ryanair arenít offering it at the moment

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« Reply #2750 on: July 19, 2022, 11:09:21 PM »
Have booked a few days in Cascais in Portugal for the middle of August, anyone ever been? Any recommendations for a day trip to Lisbon?

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« Reply #2751 on: July 20, 2022, 09:22:39 AM »
Anyone ever use the evening before bag drop at dublin airport?  Sounds like a good job to save a few minutes the morning of your flight

Used it about ten days ago. Well worth doing. Parked in short term car park, straight across to the bag drop, no queues. Back to the car inside fifteen minutes.

The check in / bag drop queues the next morning were awful. For those in them.
How much was the car park for 15 mins?

I presume that was AL. I understand Ryanair arenít offering it at the moment

I think it was Ä3.50 for the first hour. Yes, it was AL.

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« Reply #2752 on: July 20, 2022, 11:36:46 AM »
Have booked a few days in Cascais in Portugal for the middle of August, anyone ever been? Any recommendations for a day trip to Lisbon?
We spent 4 nights there in early June this year. It's a lovely little town.
We got the train into Lisbon one of the days - very easily done. Now all we did in the city was get breakfast & bring the kids to the aquarium (and cable car) because they were wrecked tired and falling asleep after that.
Would have liked to have seen more but our time was limited.
It's very picturesque to just stroll around, grab coffee. Very relaxed. The marina area is nice - looks to be some relatively new development going on there - good few restaurants etc.
There isn't a huge amount to do but t's a nice place to chill out for a few days.

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« Reply #2753 on: July 20, 2022, 04:48:04 PM »
We went to Caiscais a little later in June - my second time. Perfect for combining beach with city break. We got the train too. You can do a tour by rickshaw if Lisbon - they will even theme it as you like (eg focus on food, wine etc). We visited Benficaís stadium - you can get food or a drink looking out on the stadium if you time it right (we didnít, they were closing).
We also went out to Sintra - old palace town place - not for kids but worth a look.
Some of the restaurants in the main touristy area of Cascais are overpriced, but there are some other lovely ones further up the hills (youíll know what I mean).

Where are you staying? We stayed at Miragem hotel, it was brilliant.

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« Reply #2754 on: July 20, 2022, 05:09:32 PM »
We went to Caiscais a little later in June - my second time. Perfect for combining beach with city break. We got the train too. You can do a tour by rickshaw if Lisbon - they will even theme it as you like (eg focus on food, wine etc). We visited Benficaís stadium - you can get food or a drink looking out on the stadium if you time it right (we didnít, they were closing).
We also went out to Sintra - old palace town place - not for kids but worth a look.
Some of the restaurants in the main touristy area of Cascais are overpriced, but there are some other lovely ones further up the hills (youíll know what I mean).

Where are you staying? We stayed at Miragem hotel, it was brilliant.

Iím staying at the Miragem as well! Iím taking my kids, 21 & 19 so will probably go Sintra as well as a day trip to Lisbon.

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« Reply #2755 on: July 20, 2022, 06:09:45 PM »
We went to Caiscais a little later in June - my second time. Perfect for combining beach with city break. We got the train too. You can do a tour by rickshaw if Lisbon - they will even theme it as you like (eg focus on food, wine etc). We visited Benficaís stadium - you can get food or a drink looking out on the stadium if you time it right (we didnít, they were closing).
We also went out to Sintra - old palace town place - not for kids but worth a look.
Some of the restaurants in the main touristy area of Cascais are overpriced, but there are some other lovely ones further up the hills (youíll know what I mean).

Where are you staying? We stayed at Miragem hotel, it was brilliant.

Iím staying at the Miragem as well! Iím taking my kids, 21 & 19 so will probably go Sintra as well as a day trip to Lisbon.
Cost of living crisis? What crisis lol
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

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« Reply #2756 on: July 20, 2022, 06:18:24 PM »
We went to Caiscais a little later in June - my second time. Perfect for combining beach with city break. We got the train too. You can do a tour by rickshaw if Lisbon - they will even theme it as you like (eg focus on food, wine etc). We visited Benficaís stadium - you can get food or a drink looking out on the stadium if you time it right (we didnít, they were closing).
We also went out to Sintra - old palace town place - not for kids but worth a look.
Some of the restaurants in the main touristy area of Cascais are overpriced, but there are some other lovely ones further up the hills (youíll know what I mean).

Where are you staying? We stayed at Miragem hotel, it was brilliant.

Iím staying at the Miragem as well! Iím taking my kids, 21 & 19 so will probably go Sintra as well as a day trip to Lisbon.
Cost of living crisis? What crisis lol

Ha ha! Havenít had a holiday in 3 years! I deserve this.

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« Reply #2757 on: July 20, 2022, 06:30:28 PM »
I hear yaÖ my kids decided to go on their own hols this year.. itís bliss ;D
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« Reply #2758 on: July 20, 2022, 06:45:23 PM »
We went to Caiscais a little later in June - my second time. Perfect for combining beach with city break. We got the train too. You can do a tour by rickshaw if Lisbon - they will even theme it as you like (eg focus on food, wine etc). We visited Benficaís stadium - you can get food or a drink looking out on the stadium if you time it right (we didnít, they were closing).
We also went out to Sintra - old palace town place - not for kids but worth a look.
Some of the restaurants in the main touristy area of Cascais are overpriced, but there are some other lovely ones further up the hills (youíll know what I mean).

Where are you staying? We stayed at Miragem hotel, it was brilliant.

Iím staying at the Miragem as well! Iím taking my kids, 21 & 19 so will probably go Sintra as well as a day trip to Lisbon.
Cost of living crisis? What crisis lol

Ha ha! Havenít had a holiday in 3 years! I deserve this.
And my trip was postponed from 2020, was a delayed 40th trip with the girls (plus my second baby in the meantime and my mother  ;D ), and weíd saved £40 a month since 2016 to make it seem free.

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« Reply #2759 on: July 20, 2022, 07:44:45 PM »
Well if itís anything like this five star bring loads of money lol!!

None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea