Visitors to Dublin Airport were recently relieved to experience minimal delays after both terminals were filled with huge queues in recent months.
After a prolonged “chaotic period” in which people could often be seen queuing for over an hour to get through security, the delays appear to have eased.
However, while airport operations appear to be running smoothly, there are now other issues that seem to be frustrating passengers.
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A tourist took to social media on Friday to share an image of a line “longer than the security line”.
The image shows dozens of people waiting to get to the Burger King counter at the airport.
Posting on the Ireland Reddit forum, they said: “Queues at Dublin airport…the queue for Burger King was longer than the security queue.”
They went on to state, “They had no drinks available at the fountain tonight, it was water or a Capri sun, I was not impressed.”
The passenger said that their flight left Friday at 7:45 p.m. and that they arrived at the airport at 5:00 p.m.
“We came out of T1. The airport was definitely busy, but at the time the security queue was moving really well, so we were through security in 15 minutes or so, it was very easy,” they said.
They added that her family “just wanted something quick, cheap and easy to eat” and that “the whole airport is absolutely packed tonight, so I would have been queuing no matter where we went to eat.”
Other passengers have also reported long delays trying to buy food at the airport in recent days, with some claiming queues for coffee lasting up to an hour.
In response to the long queue shown on Friday, one Reddit user said: “Was there yesterday the queues were crazy for everything once you got through security it was like a music festival or something with the hordes of people “.
A second wrote: “That’s a great tail.”
While a third said, “I’d rather have a WHSmith meal deal or whatever than join such a long queue.”
Dublin Airport passengers have been advised to arrive at the airport 2.5 hours before departure for short haul flights to Europe and the UK.
In its latest update, the daa recommended that all long-haul passengers arrive up to 3.5 hours before their flight.
However, passengers on short-haul flights departing after 8:30 a.m. are advised not to arrive at the airport before 6:00 a.m.
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