I stayed overnight at Dublin Airport in December. Its pretty easy, you'll come out of the arrivals on the bottom level and you'll have to go upstairs to the check in. Go up one more level and you'll find some restaurants and bars. I think one of the restaurants (a food court) has a view out over the apron, however it was closed at the crazy hours i was there so i can't confirm that - however there was a large window at the end.
Was pretty boring once airside from what i experienced, however i went straight to my gate which was in the opposite direction to where the shops were (i think).
Kanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 13400 times:
That's nuts??? Try this on for size, out on a Wed, back on a Sun. All overnights spent in flight. Got to spend 8 hours in SCL, 4 hours in LHR (long enough to get a massage at the T4 Molton Brown spa), 6 or so hours touring Capetown, 3 hours spotting at JNB after a shower and a bite in the BA lounge
Or, a fun weekend trip I did a bit ago. Out thursday night, back on Sunday.
DFW-GRU-MIA-LHR-ORD-DFW 1h10 on the ground in GRU, what sucks is, NO SHOWERS. So, a change of clothes has to suffice.
DARN, I wish that I could do that, but still being in school makes it harder
Sounds like heaps of fun, DUB isn't to hard to navigate around, I've been in MUCH, MUCH worst.
sorry if I sound daft, but what airline are you flying? make sure to write a trip report.. I'll be looking!!!
to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
DUB couldn't be any easier to navigate your way around mate. (Although I spend every working day there, so I'm probably biased)!!
You'd want to be pretty smartish after getting out of arrivals and getting back up to Departures. Checkin won't be a hassle, but the queues at security can be a nightmare at times. Especially as you will be going back through security about the same time that all the US-and DXB bound pax will be going through. Not to mention the additional UK and Continental flights going mid/late-morning.
They've shifted most of the restaurants (the better-quality ones anyway) airside now, so you won't be stuck food-wise. Shops are pretty good too ... and you'll be able to get Duty-Free as you're travelling back to the US on the same day. Just show them your onwards ticket.
Hope this helps .. Enjoy racking up the air-miles, and I won't expect to hear from you on this site until at least a week after your arrival back in the States to give you recovery time!!
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6242 posts, RR: 51 Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12427 times:
I may try to get my boarding pass for my DUB-LHR flight while in ORD at the BMI counter or gate. If I have a connecting boarding pass already when I arrive at DUB would I need to go through the security checkpoint upstairs, or is there some sort of a bypass for connecting passengers?
Eikiwi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12415 times:
Would AA through-check ya from the States?, and because the return flights are the next day, within a 24hr period, would they be able to check you in for your return journey?? (Then of course, if the 1st/2nd leg is late, they are obliged to get you back by whatever means possible) ....
I could be wrong here, but I would think you are completely covered, once you have a through ticket ......
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3687 posts, RR: 32 Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12261 times:
Although I haven't done a mileage run of this kind being on Flyertalk this type of trip isn't new to my eyes. Partly because a rather crazy friend of mine went through some nutty spells! One weekend he did:
DFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12107 times:
I connected through DUB when I was flying there for the AA inaugural last year and had like 4 hours in DUB. Customs was a breeze. I flew in on the first shamrock of the day from LHR. The duty free shopping in DUB is the best I have seen in Europe so far. You will clear US customs in DUB, so don't spend all your time in the shops!
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6242 posts, RR: 51 Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 11889 times:
Quoting Eikiwi (Reply 17): Would AA through-check ya from the States?, and because the return flights are the next day, within a 24hr period, would they be able to check you in for your return journey??
See, that's what I'm thinking. Within a 24 hour period, no checked bags, it just may work. That would make it a lot easier.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 10 Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11666 times:
I was tempted to take USAirways first offer (back in 2002) of routing me ATL-PHL-GSO-CLT-PIT-SAN just to see the looks on the faces of the employees. Don't ask me why the computer said it would be $5 cheaper...
In the end, I knew it would only take one delayed leg to throw the whole thing off and possibly lose my luggage, so I decided against it. But if I'd had the time (and only carry on luggage!), I would have.
So while your itinerary is wild, I say "do it!!" Some of us wish we could do crazy things like that!!
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Eikiwi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11269 times:
Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 21): See, that's what I'm thinking. Within a 24 hour period, no checked bags, it just may work. That would make it a lot easier.
The best advice I have, is to ring AA and ask. Ring both AA in MSY and ORD if you can get hold of them, and see if you get the same answer. Biggest issue I can see, is how co-operative BD will be in all of this, as to whether it'll work. In my experience, they're usually pretty good though.
Let me know how you get on.
25 RL757PVD: I know how you feel, I hadnt done any traveling lately and last tuesday i decided i was going to go to SXM, so 3 days notice i cashed in some skymile
26 Flyguy595: Ok here are my two milage runs. DEN-ORD-ATW-ORD-CDG-IAD-ORD-ANC -ORD-DEN All United Airlines Over night to Paris and overnight to Anchorage. Other tha
27 StarGoldLHR: In 5 Days I did: AMS-LHR-SFO-LHR-AMS-LHR-SIN-SYD
28 Qslinger: Hope the passport aint saying, "Fly the plane Steve, fly the plane"
29 TPAPDX: My longest day: PDX-LAX-HNL-AKL-SYD (Showered/Changed Clothes)-AKL-HNL (Sent postcards: Wish you were here, etc)-NRT (Changed Clothes)-PDX. No overnig