, 2022-12-11 19:40:25,
After a very pleasant night in Derry, it was time for the last day of flying.
Part one: Belfast-Heathrow with flybe
Part two: Southampton-Belfast with Aer Lingus Regional
Part three: Derry-Stansted with Loganair (you are here)
Derry is the second largest in Northern Ireland, some 90 minutes away, by bus, from Belfast. After arriving in Belfast the previous night, I took a bus.
The line is operated by Translink, Northern Ireland’s public transportation company, and it cost me GBP12.50 — a single ticket could only be bought in their app, which worked quite fine in my phone, though it was clearly jurassic.
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In case you don’t know, in Derry the city name is disputed between Unionists, who use Londonderry, the official name derived from a seventeenth-century tribute to London, and Irish nationalists, who name the «London» particle particularly patronising. So in a number of situations, you will see both names used. Below, a sign in the bus from Belfast.
Booking with Loganair was fairly easy too: their website looks quite dated, but it is very functional nevertheless.
Their destination list, by the way, is quite impressive; they have such an impressive network when you consider Britain is so well connected in terms of rail and road (nevermind the high train prices). But then they also have a very diverse fleet, going from the Britten Norman Islander, for 8 passengers, to the ATR 72, with 70 seats.
Still, in a few moments the booking was made. Check-in was also…
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