Is booking a flight for your family vacation a dreaded activity? As you peruse the available options, do you wonder which are the best family-friendly airlines? Are they worth the extra money over budget-friendly flights? What airlines offer the best service for families? Are there any airlines that really welcome children? And which airlines do the experts choose to fly?
Jody is talking with Corey Taratuta from Irish Fireside. Today, they are discussing the ins and outs of airports in Ireland. Learn what to expect and tips to make your life easier as you travel to and from Ireland.
When departing Ireland this year we met a surprising number of people who had missed their flight the day before due to not allowing themselves enough time to clear all the security points and US Preclearance. Please allow yourself at least 3 hours to depart Ireland from Dublin Airport to the US.
Unlike many international airports with many multiple terminals, the Dublin airport has two, aptly named Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 2, which opened in 2010, serves Aer Lingus, US carriers Delta, US Air, American Airlines, and United as well as Eitad and Emirates. All other airlines will arrive in Terminal 1.
Though Dublin Airport is larger and often has lower rates, Shannon is the easier airport and, to my mind, worth the extra cash.
Shannon is centrally located on Ireland’s west coast. From here you can be to the Cliffs of Moher in an hour, Galway in 90 minutes, Limerick in 30 minutes, or Killarney in 2 hours. In fact, your entire vacation could be spent within 3 hours of Shannon Airport and you would leave with attractions unseen and activities undone.
When I say that I spent less than an hour -total- in Shannon Airport between my arrival and departure I am not exaggerating. In fact, my longest wait for anything in the airport was the queue for our rental car – and that was only about 10 minutes!
Thanks to WHO TV 13 in Des Moines for letting me share some of my travel tips and tricks!
Of course, not all of my spring break recommendations, handy sites and tips made it onto the broadcast.