Dublin Airport - Aer Lingus aircraft on the apron at Dublin Airport

Dublin & Aer Lingus: The smartest way from the UK to the US

Travelling to the USA has never been so easy! Dublin airport has announced the opening of the US Preclearance facility, which allows passengers to cross the border in Europe and enjoy comfortable arrival in the United States. On top of this, Aer Lingus is calling British bloggers to take part in a competition, in which the prize is a roundtrip to NYC for two passengers + £1000 to cover expenses!

– Britain is Ireland’s nearest neighbour and number one trading partner. Aer Lingus’ history of connecting these two islands goes back as far as 1936 when we first flew to Britain – says Mike Rutter, responsible for revenue processes in the company. More than 10,6 million passengers choose Aer Lingus annually and many of them fly across the Atlantic from the UK. This is why the United States is one of the most popular Aer Lingus’ long-haul destinations.

Ireland’s main aviation gateway is Dublin Airport, welcoming over 21,7 million passengers a year. A modern terminal with plenty of duty-free shops, bars and cafes makes waiting for your flight more convenient. Don’t forget to taste the Irish cuisine! Free Wi-Fi at the airport (as well as on-board Aer Lingus) allows you to stay in touch with family and keep up with the latest news.

Going to the United States with Aer Lingus

– Avoid long queues at the US customs border and arrive in the USA as a domestic passenger. Don’t waste time and use the self-service US Preclearance kiosks for customers – advises Vincent Harrison, managing director at Dublin Airport. – We are the only European capital airport offering the US Preclearance facility.

The six Northern American destinations include Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington DC, as well as Canada. Thanks to the US Preclearance facility, you can minimize time lost upon arrival and give yourself more time to explore the city.

Calling British bloggers

Aer Lingus has announced a competition for British bloggers who want to experience an intense American dream with an Irish airline. Bloggers are asked to enter their details on an online application and encourage their fans to vote for them. The one who receives the most votes will win two return tickets from Dublin to the USA and £1000 to spend for his/her needs. Sounds great? Don’t waste time and buck the tiger!

Authors: Alyona Kononenko & Lukasz Szoszkiewicz