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Chaos at Dublin Airport

  • 29-05-2022 1:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,520 ✭✭✭ Foxhound38

    What on earth is going on at Dublin Airport? After weeks of stories of people having to queue out the door, staff assaulting passengers, mass brawls, people being asked to pay to use the drop-off zone, goods being stolen from luggage and now today the airport itself treated us to this statement:

    The should send someone on the DAA board into the airport with a megaphone, get them to read out that statement and get people to pay to watch the livestream - that would easily provide enough money to properly staff what is apparently our major international Airport. I am due to go on a flight from there later this month and I think I'm going to need xanex to stop myself from completely losing it if this is the way it's going to be.



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  • Is it something to do with the checks they failed and now maybe have the scanners ramped up to the max?

  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭ duefrine

    I was in that q today... From starting at the back of the q at 11 o'clock, to sitting having a pint of Guinness 2 hours 15 minutes.....

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,559 ✭✭✭ theteal

    I was under the impression that the issues of a few weeks ago were resolved and things getting back to "normal" but that shiz is crazy. One of the lads flew over here last Wednesday, attempted to go up the escalator from arrivals to departures but got pointed to the queue outside (approx 18:00). It took him over an hour to get through security and it was fairly grim once through, no chance of a bit of hot food without another soul destroying queue.

    I'll be flying into and out of Dublin twice over the next 3/4 weeks and I'm really not looking forward to it now - especially the 2nd trip with kids and luggage in tow

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,683 ✭✭✭✭ wonski

    Can't DAA try to recruit some of those in the queues? They will miss their flight, will need some extra cash to rebook their holidays so why not to hire them on the spot?

    On a serious note that is a disaster and not what people going for holidays are to expect.

    Hope they will sort it out by the end of next month as I don't want to be in that queue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 75,794 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    Will the compensation DAA need to pay to each passenger who missed a flight just be the cost of the flight or will it be like EU flight delays where it could be many hundreds?

    Those who checked in bags will have a receipt for the time they dropped them off so can prove they were at the airport x hours before scheduled take-off.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,965 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23

    It’s going to hit boiling point later in June when school holidays start.

    The problems look to be mainly in T1?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,171 ✭✭✭✭ McDermotX

    It's like the bleedin Thunderdome these days

  • Registered Users Posts: 687 ✭✭✭ Subzero3

    The airlines should grow balls and move the flights to other airports until DAA prove they can run an airport. Its both the airlines and the DAA's fault.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,125 ✭✭✭ Furze99

    Simple enough, don't fly.

    Save your temper and save the planet.

  • Just stop going on foreign holidays lads, it's that easy. Chuck a few grand at a hotel in Kerry for the week. Sorted. Unless you've kids. Then you're fooked.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,382 ✭✭✭ FFVII

    The guards cancelled 1000s of domestic abuse calls during covid and apparently we were lucky the top guy stayed on in his job.

    I feel so lucky.

    Head of DAA should expect a raise at this stage id imagine.

    Though Varadkar should be honoured first for allowing DAA to be able to hire staff at the airport on 20hour contracts with those T&Cs. And we apparently struggling with cost of living.

    Many of those in that que voted for these clever lads so to good for them.