The Benefits of Flying Dublin Airport

Flying Dublin AirportAs a general consensus, traveler’s can agree that the worst part about going to a new country as a solo traveler is maneuvering the airport. From poor architecture to rude assistants, airports can be infamous for being a rather unpleasant experience. However, when flying to Dublin, travelers of any amount of experience should not fear- the Irish have figured it out how to make flying and airports a pleasant experience. Here we share the benefits of flying Dublin Airport.

1. Accessibility

Dublin Airport has been named the most accessible airport in Europe in 2016
Yes, this is a real award but more than that an honor to which city gets the title. The award was given at the ACI EUROPE’s Best Airport Awards that was held in Athens this year. The judges for the award were quoted saying that Dublin Airport “excels in accessibility features and facilities, including adult changing places, two separate relief areas for guide dogs, fully accessible retail and catering areas” and had service level agreements for assistance provision that exceed the European standards. The judges also acknowledge the Dublin Airport’s website accessibility that met the standards for persons with disabilities.
So what does this mean for traveler’s? It means you can have trust in the system at the Dublin Airport from dealing with matters online as well as in person regardless of your handicap or ability.

2. The bus system actually makes sense.

More likely than not, when weary traveler’s exit their planes they spend so much of their time trying to figure out the public transportation to their destination. In Dublin, however, right when one exists the terminal there are signs that point down to the street that offer several options for bus service based on their direction and city.

3.) The amount of friendly workers available.

Although the public transportation and accessibility are important, the best part is the amount of workers available at the traveler’s disposal. It’s nearly impossible to be lost in the airport because there are so many staff members willing to help and within minutes from picking up your luggage you will be on the bus to your destination.

4.) Ireland is the only country where you go through customs BEFORE your flight.

This may not seem too noteworthy at a first glance, however this process makes for a much speedier departure from the airport instead of waiting in long lines to get your passport checked yet again after landing in the plane. More countries should jump on this bandwagon for the sake of traveler’s sanity! If you are on a US bound flight, you get to hit customs right away.

The US Preclearance (USCBP) facility at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport is a purpose built facility that allows US bound passengers to undertake all US immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin Airport prior to departure.

Dublin Airport is one of only a handful of airports outside North America that offers a US Preclearance facility. The benefit is that having cleared USCBP, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals, allowing them to avoid immigration queues upon arrival and pick up their bags and go.

5.) They care about the quality of your experience.

In the Dublin airport traveler’s will find that their satisfaction is truly valued. For example, when exiting the toilet there is an electronic (and simple) button system that guests can rate how clean the facilities were. This is just an example of their attention to detail that make the airport experience that much better. Also, your flight will follow up with a customer service e-mail which even asks about your satisfaction in the duration it took to get your luggage after your flight.
Regardless if you are a first time traveler or a seasonal vet in this department, arriving and departing to the Dublin Airport is a treat for all guests. If you are a first time traveler, this might be the best first journey in order to better understand the concepts of customs and to boost your overall travel confidence. All in all, we appreciate you, Dublin Airport. Remember that for all international travel, a passport is required. You will not need a visa for travel to Ireland if you are an American with a valid passport. Happy Travels!

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