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Flying into Edinburgh via Dublin

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Donnellson, Iowa
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Flying into Edinburgh via Dublin

If I fly Aer Lingus from Chicago to Edinburgh via Dublin, how much time do I need between flights in Dublin? Not sure if we will have to go through customs in Dublin. Is 1 hr enough time in between flights? If not, how much time do I need?


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11. Re: Flying into Edinburgh via Dublin

On your return flight, you'll prob have to go thru US customs & immigration in Dublin airport - I would allow at least 2.5 hours for this process, because I believe you'll have to fetch your luggage off the first plane & take it thru US customs.

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12. Re: Flying into Edinburgh via Dublin

i flew edinburgh - new york with aer lingus acouple of years ago & baggage is checked straight through to your destination, there was only about an hour between flights but managed ok, queues at US immigration in dublin can be unpredictable but as you've been issued with your 2nd leg boarding pass the flight will be held for you on the presumption you are in the queue for immigration. since i did that trip dublin has opened a 2nd terminal so not really sure about walking distance between gates.

Donnellson, Iowa
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13. Re: Flying into Edinburgh via Dublin


I am looking at booking through Aer Lingus for all my flights. The incoming flight is on Aer Lingus from Chicaglo into Dublin then connecting to Edinburgh via Aer Arann (appears to be owned by Aer Lingus). Then we leave from London to Chicago via Dublin, both flighta Aer Lingus. Had good experience flying Aer Lingus to Ireland and it is pretty reasonable. Not sure I would want to fly internationally any US based airlines. Their customer service has declined lately.

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