Maura Dore has gone viral after filming herself spending the night at Dublin Airport to avoid the queues and get a decent night’s sleep before her flight to London
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A TikToker has gone viral after she spent the night at Dublin Airport to avoid the queues and get a decent night’s sleep before her flight.
Travel fan Maura Dore, who starred on Channel 4 reality show The Bridge, is no stranger to adventure.
When it came time for her to travel to London via Dublin Airport to visit a friend, she decided it was better to stay in the building than to get up super early and face the now infamous queues. RSVP Live Reports.
Dublin Airport has been the subject of much debate in recent weeks as massive queues and security delays have resulted in passengers missing their flights.
The airport now recommends that passengers arrive 2.5 hours earlier on short-haul flights and 3.5 hours earlier on long-haul flights, plus an extra hour before any arrival time if you need to check baggage.
Taking her experiment to the extreme, Maura checked in for her flight as early as possible, that is, from midnight on the day of the flight, and found a comfortable place to sleep at the airport while she waited for her morning flight.
Arriving at the airport around 9 p.m. the night before her 7:30 a.m. flight, she explained via TikTok that she was early for her flight because, “If not, I’d have to wake up at 1 a.m. to mine.” Getting a flight, so that way I actually get more sleep and less wait time.”
Maura explained in the comments that since she doesn’t drive, for flights she has to get up extremely early to try to catch buses and public transport to Dublin Airport.
There were no lines when she arrived, so she changed into her pajamas, grabbed some snacks and settled in to wait until the clock ticked to midnight so she could scan her boarding pass.
Maura’s plan was to venture into Terminal 1’s waiting area, which has tables, benches, chairs, loading areas and circular pods built into the wall for people to recline.
“I honestly can’t complain, it’s pretty comfortable,” she said.
“I’m glad I have my blanket and little pillow…just another hour and I can check in, get a sleeping pod, and actually get a good six hours of sleep.”
After going through security, she noticed that despite the late hour, the area was “busy” and that she thought it would be quieter.
However, it only took her a total of four minutes to get through security.
Their video footage showed a number of other people sleeping and resting on the airport floor.
“It’s four minutes past midnight and I’m checked in, I was the first person through security today, everything is closed but let’s find a sleeping pod and sleep,” she said.
“I saved myself a fortune for a hotel,” she added, showing off the wall capsule.
“This will be my bed for the night!”
Maura’s video, which has racked up over a quarter of a million views, has received mixed opinions from viewers.
“All this for one flight to the UK! If everyone did that, it would wreak havoc,” one said.
Others said they wanted to try their method instead of getting up early.
“I’ll do that next week,” read one comment.
Dublin Airport recommendations do not suggest that anyone should arrive more than 2.5 or 3.5 hours before their flight departure time.
You can find their official advice here.
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