Our weekend in Dublin ended on a sour/stressful note. When we arrived at the airport, we purchased a round trip bus ticket on the 747, we had an early morning flight, and the buses start running VERY early, so (we thought) we were in the clear.
Monday morning came, well, early, up at 445am, and at the bus stop near the O2 ten minutes prior to the first bus of the day, in the pouring rain. We were standing, in the rain, under the bus sign, and the bus drove right by without slowing down at 540am, we jumped, waved, yelled, nothing. It was only a 10-15 minute wait for the next bus, which we waved down and practically jumped out in front of to stop- that few minutes we lost were spent running threw the airport, unable to get coffee of food for the flight.
So, for all you with early morning flights, said to say I wouldn't trust the 747 bus, next time I would be more then happy to shell out the money for a cab then be wet, stressed, and hungry at dawn.