TikToker shows up 10 hours early for flight so she can beat queues and take a nap at the airport – World News

A TikToker has gone viral after spending the night at Dublin Airport to bypass the queues and get a good night’s sleep before her flight.

Travel fanatic Maura Dore, who has appeared on Channel 4’s 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 sleeping in the building was a better idea than getting up super early and facing the now infamous queues RSVP Live reports.

Dublin Airport has been the subject of huge debate in recent weeks as massive queues and delays in security processing have resulted in passengers missing their flights.








Maura’s TikTok Vlog Has Over 250,000 Views

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The airport pod was “fairly comfortable”

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The airport now advises passengers to arrive 2.5 hours early for short-haul flights and 3.5 hours early for long-haul flights, plus an extra hour for both arrival times if you need to check in luggage.

Maura went to extremes with her experiment, checking in for her flight as early as possible, which is from midnight on the day of the flight, and finding a comfortable place to sleep at the airport while she waited for her morning flight.

When she arrived at the airport around 9:00 PM the night before her 7:30 AM flight, she explained via TikTok that she’s too early for her flight because: “If not, I would having to wake up in the morning to catch my flight, so, this way I actually sleep more and have fewer queues.”

Maura explained in the comments that since she doesn’t drive, she has to get up extremely early for flights to try and catch the buses and public transport to the airport in Dublin.







Long queues seen at Dublin Airport on Friday afternoon

When she arrived there were no queues, so she put on her pajamas, got some snacks and sat down to wait for the clock to run until midnight so she could scan her boarding pass.

Maura’s plan was to go to the waiting area of ​​Terminal 1, where tables, benches, chairs, charging areas and round pods are built into the wall for people to sit back and relax.

“I honestly can’t complain, it’s quite comfortable,” she said.

“Glad I have my blanket and my pillow… only an hour left and I can check in, get myself a sleeping pod and really get six hours of sleep.”








The airport has been plagued with travel problems like many others in recent months

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After going to security, she noticed that the area was “busy” despite the late hour and that she thought it would be quieter.

However, it only took her four minutes to get through security.

Her video footage showed a number of other people sleeping and resting on the airport floor.

“It’s four minutes past midnight and I’m all checked in. I was the first person through security today, everything is closed, but let’s go find a sleeping pod and go to sleep,” she said.

“I saved myself a fortune on a hotel,” she added, showing the wall capsule.

“This will be my bed for tonight!”

Maura’s video, which has garnered more than a quarter of a million views, has received mixed opinions from viewers.

“All this for a flight to the UK! If everyone did this there would be chaos,” said one.

Others said they wanted to try her method instead of getting up early.

“I’m doing this next week,” read one comment.

Dublin Airport recommendations do not suggest anyone should arrive more than 2.5 or 3.5 hours before the flight.

Their official advice can be found here.

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