Las Palmas to Belfast via Gatwick

Antonio picked us up from the apartment at 10.15 am and drove us to Las Palmas airport. Amazing… is what I say about the AirBnB host Antonio. Nothing was a trouble for him and our Las Palmas Airbnb apartment was fabulous.

Day 1184 – May 29th 2017

The airport is a 20-30 minute drive from Las Palmas and like normal we were nice and early for our flight. Check-in was only just opening and after giving in our bags (42kg in total) and collecting boarding passes we proceeded through security with ease.

Las Palmas airport & Norwegian Air

Having made some sandwiches that morning we found a restaurant and ordered a coffee and enjoyed our early lunch in a relaxed atmosphere.

Boarding was fine, even though we waited till nearly the end to board as we had row 8 near the front and boarding begins with the rear seats first. Lucky that the overhead storage still had space.

This was our second flight with Norwegian and again it was a new looking plane with good service.

Norwegian Air wifi onboard

 

Once we had collected our bags at Gatwick airport south terminal we took the connecting transport to the north terminal. All signposted and reasonably easy to navigate, though the crowds of people gave it a rush hour feel.

With a couple of hours before our flight to Belfast with Easyjet we found a table at the Red Lion restaurant & bar where we consumed our leftover sandwiches washed down with a beer. Service was very average here and tables needed clearing and cleaning. Bloody expensive, 2 beers €12.15 which is $21 Aussie dollar, welcome to the UK 🙂

Red Lion restaurant & bar at Gatwick

 

Easyjet was slightly delayed but made up time on the route. A decent short flight to Belfast with good service. We arrived in Belfast airport to a slightly damp yet quite light evening at 10 pm.

Arrival Belfast airport Ireland

 

And with that, our two-week adventure on the Emerald isle begins…

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