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Charges for dropoff and collect to be imposed in Dublin airport



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,825 ✭✭✭✭Spook_ie

    I can see the reasoning for charging pick up fees, you only need to drive up to see cars waiting and queuing to collect people, but charging to drop off seems a tad zealous, I suppose it will depend if there is a 10 minute free from fees or similar.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 879 ✭✭✭FlubberJones

    Not a surprise, it's been in Heathrow for a while now and it 100% feels like a revenue measure, its there and nothing can be done.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,877 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    They say the income is going into sustainability developments, so there is that.

    is it really that hard to travel by bus or coach? Air coach cover much of the city, Bus Eireann has some good connections, the 16 route connects to the city centre and parts of the south side. If Dublin Coach gets back up and running, they were providing excellent connectivity to the Red Cow and more of the south side.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭feelings

    There is no way in hell that DAA should be allowed to access a ANPR database or store one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 981 ✭✭✭Murph85

    Put a bloody metro out there first and then talk about this nonsense !

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭Fandymo

    Last I checked the airport wasn't free. DAA is owned by the state, US!!!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,877 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    What has ‘making a profit’ got to do with anything? What has additional subsidies paid to DAA got anything to do with subsidising motorists?

    ALL passengers pay passenger charges through their airlines. Those who arrive by bus and taxi pay additional charges for us of those facilities. Why shouldn’t motorists pay additional charges for use of motorist facilities?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭p_haugh

    "They even scrapped one of the airport buses recently."

    If you're talking about the Airlink, the 747 (at least) has been in essence replaced by the Dublin Express service. Which, mind you, is cheaper than what the Airlink was, quicker, and in a more comfortable coach imo.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,877 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    US!!! <> motorists. Not everyone drives.

    Time for motorists to start paying their way and stop being subsidised by the rest of us.

  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭p_haugh

    Under Bus Connects, the N8 will be introduced, which will provide Blanch with a link to the airport (and then onto Clongriffen) via the m50. Mind you, it will be another year or so at least until you'll even see that route.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,126 ✭✭✭SteM

    It's been so long since I'd travelled from the city centre to the Airport I didn't even realise the 747 was gone. Didn't the 747 use the port tunnel? Does the Dublin Express service use it or does it go up through Drumcondra do you know?

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 11,454 Mod ✭✭✭✭devnull

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,557 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    This was rejected last March.

    Approved now. If we had a halfway decent public transport system them Id be ok with it. But, alas, its abysmal.

  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭p_haugh

    Dublin Express goes from heuston all the way down the quays and then through the tunnel. Yes the 747 also did this, but it also did a detour along the way via O'Connell Street -> Parnell Square -> Gardner Street -> Connolly, before getting back to the Quays.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,877 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    Early flights and luggage are no problem on Aircoach or Dublin Coach. There was an Airport Hopper shuttle from Tallaght pre Covid.

    If you’re fairly central to Dublin, try the 16 or the Aircoach. If not, pay the small extra fee to cover the additional facilities you are using.