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23-06-2019, 11:19   #1
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Area 14?

Can someone tell me when DUB check in Area 14 was last used please?
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23-06-2019, 11:46   #2
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I don't remember it being used as a checkin area since EI moved to T2
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23-06-2019, 12:01   #3
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It was used apparently as an overflow during the refurb of T1 check in
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In 2016? Strange that it's kept lit up, powered on and cleaned.
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It's used for the Thomson flight to Cancun, and was used yesterday for the Corsair flight.
I believe Sky Handling have some flights there also.
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In 2016? Strange that it's kept lit up, powered on and cleaned.
I think it was mentioned on here a while back that Area 14 is actually a remnant of a planned potential Metro station for Dublin Airport back when this part of T1 was built. Area 14 was essentially a placeholder for what would probably have been an entrance lobby for the station, or maybe the actual platforms (I don't really know).

Alas, that Metro never happened, but perhaps they are maintaining Area 14 in case a future Metro to the airport actually happens.
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25-06-2019, 12:29   #7
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I think it was mentioned on here a while back that Area 14 is actually a remnant of a planned potential Metro station for Dublin Airport back when this part of T1 was built. Area 14 was essentially a placeholder for what would probably have been an entrance lobby for the station, or maybe the actual platforms (I don't really know).

Alas, that Metro never happened, but perhaps they are maintaining Area 14 in case a future Metro to the airport actually happens.
It was an empty void, no kitout; and its in the wrong place for any future Metro station anyway. The Metrolink station is going to be beside the church roughly.
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The Metrolink station is going to be beside the church roughly.
There is something which I had totally forgotten about. Is the church used at all?
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The original plan was that there was going to be a rail line running out to join the mainline at Sutton. This didnt happen, for many reasons, but there is a long cavity under T1, accessed from what if Area 14 and several other points, which was to be the first platform, with one also under T2.
As for the church, well, that's long been a bone of contention between the Dublin Diocese and the DAA, who want it gone, real bad. When the DAA started twisting the arm of the priest, he told them that they would have to discuss it with the owners, ie, the staff of the airlines and the old Aer Rianta who paid for it, many of whom are long dead or pensioned off. Naturally, this is impossible, but the Bishop backs the priest and even the DAA won't go to battle with the Bishop, so they have built car parks and coach parks tightly around the church, made access difficult and reduced parking for the church to one space for the priest and about eight for visitors. Also, the church is used by airport staff and passengers, because a lot of the staff dont want to use the "multidenominational" room that is in one of the terminals.....and also because airport workers get a little thrill from sticking it to the DAA.
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There is something which I had totally forgotten about. Is the church used at all?
Amazingly yes

https://www.stfiniansparish.com/mass-times

Clearly the priest is a sprinter based on those "one minute" distances!
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I think it was mentioned on here a while back that Area 14 is actually a remnant of a planned potential Metro station for Dublin Airport back when this part of T1 was built. Area 14 was essentially a placeholder for what would probably have been an entrance lobby for the station, or maybe the actual platforms (I don't really know).

Alas, that Metro never happened, but perhaps they are maintaining Area 14 in case a future Metro to the airport actually happens.
Keep dreaming, its a urban myth.
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The original plan was that there was going to be a rail line running out to join the mainline at Sutton. This didnt happen, for many reasons, but there is a long cavity under T1, accessed from what if Area 14 and several other points, which was to be the first platform, with one also under T2.
As for the church, well, that's long been a bone of contention between the Dublin Diocese and the DAA, who want it gone, real bad. When the DAA started twisting the arm of the priest, he told them that they would have to discuss it with the owners, ie, the staff of the airlines and the old Aer Rianta who paid for it, many of whom are long dead or pensioned off. Naturally, this is impossible, but the Bishop backs the priest and even the DAA won't go to battle with the Bishop, so they have built car parks and coach parks tightly around the church, made access difficult and reduced parking for the church to one space for the priest and about eight for visitors. Also, the church is used by airport staff and passengers, because a lot of the staff dont want to use the "multidenominational" room that is in one of the terminals.....and also because airport workers get a little thrill from sticking it to the DAA.
I worked with more than one person who insisted that if colleagues of muslim faith were allowed time to pray, they should be given time to go to mass. Then slept in the back of the church.
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There is something which I had totally forgotten about. Is the church used at all?
Was there for a funeral 3/4 years ago - grandfather of a friend (and a former employee of the airport).
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27-06-2019, 13:01   #14
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It's used for the Thomson flight to Cancun, and was used yesterday for the Corsair flight.
I believe Sky Handling have some flights there also.
Not sure if it's the same one but I think I took a Finnair flight to Helsinki from there back in February. It was "underground" in a kind of basement area in any case, not sure if there are any others like that.
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I worked with more than one person who insisted that if colleagues of muslim faith were allowed time to pray, they should be given time to go to mass. Then slept in the back of the church.
Muslim prayer i think is about 5 mins max and they can be flexible on timings to fit around their work, it's a bit different to mass where you stay anything up to an hour and is at a fixed time.

What are people's issues using the multidenominational room? Last time i visited the one in T2 for a sneak peak i found a load of literature that one faith group had placed to discredit the other.

"Leave Allah for Jesus your true saviour" ... "Follow Allah for true salvation" etc etc ... there was also some Presbyterian stuff in there claiming everyone was going to hell!

That being said the literature doesn't talk to you, you can do your prayers in relative silence!
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