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Squirrel Apr 12th 2011 7:54 pm

Shannon Airport
 
We're thinking of flying to Boston on Aer Lingus. I've done it before and you pass through US Immigration in Dublin then on arrival in the US you just walk through like you'd arrived on a domestic flight.

I just wondered as this time we'll probably change planes in Shannon, if Shannon Airport also has its own US Immigration.

jjmb Apr 12th 2011 8:50 pm

Re: Shannon Airport
 
When we went via Shannon in 2008, it did.

Jan Alaska Apr 12th 2011 8:56 pm

Re: Shannon Airport
 
When I've travelled from Shannon I've always cleared US customs in Dublin never in Shannon itself.

tonrob Apr 12th 2011 11:11 pm

Re: Shannon Airport
 

Originally Posted by Jan Alaska (Post 9301224)
When I've travelled from Shannon I've always cleared US customs in Dublin never in Shannon itself.

So you flew from Shannon to Dublin on a domestic flight then?

Jsmth321 Apr 12th 2011 11:19 pm

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According to the US Customs website, Shannon airport does have pre-clearance.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/c..._locations.xml

steve100100 Apr 12th 2011 11:27 pm

Re: Shannon Airport
 
I really don't care but curious, why does Ireland have this facility? I can understand Canada......but why Ireland?

AmerLisa Apr 13th 2011 12:04 am

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Originally Posted by steve100100 (Post 9301531)
I really don't care but curious, why does Ireland have this facility? I can understand Canada......but why Ireland?

I'm interested as well.....:confused:

AmerLisa Apr 13th 2011 12:07 am

Re: Shannon Airport
 

Originally Posted by Squirrel (Post 9301088)
We're thinking of flying to Boston on Aer Lingus. I've done it before and you pass through US Immigration in Dublin then on arrival in the US you just walk through like you'd arrived on a domestic flight.

I just wondered as this time we'll probably change planes in Shannon, if Shannon Airport also has its own US Immigration.

We're flying from Boston to Dublin in August on Aer Lingus. Its our first journey that way and on that airline. Just curious how the airline is?

Bob Apr 13th 2011 12:56 am

Re: Shannon Airport
 

Originally Posted by AmerLisa (Post 9301566)
We're flying from Boston to Dublin in August on Aer Lingus. Its our first journey that way and on that airline. Just curious how the airline is?

hit or miss...some friends have loved it, others hated it...so pretty much like the rest of them then :D

AmerLisa Apr 13th 2011 1:14 am

Re: Shannon Airport
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 9301637)
hit or miss...some friends have loved it, others hated it...so pretty much like the rest of them then :D

Good to know we aren't in store for anything fantastic....:D

We almost booked with Icelandic Air, they were initially having a good sale, but it went up before I could book it. Still I might give it a go the next time around....:)

Englishmum Apr 13th 2011 1:41 am

Re: Shannon Airport
 

Originally Posted by AmerLisa (Post 9301566)
We're flying from Boston to Dublin in August on Aer Lingus. Its our first journey that way and on that airline. Just curious how the airline is?

Here are the official Skytrax ratings and customer reviews:

http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/aer_ling.htm

Skytrax is used as a measure of quality within the airline industry and they covet their annual awards.

PS: there is a review for Boston to Dublin on 08 October 2010 - it seems that you have to pay for alcoholic drinks (1st time I've heard of a European airline charging for those - but when I've flown out of Terminal 4 at JFK I've seen large contingents of Aer Lingus passengers in the airport bar prior to boarding their flight, they were necking their drinks down LOL!). It might be a good idea to take eyeshades and perhaps earplugs too....see the review below:

http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/aer_ling-2.htm

Jan Alaska Apr 13th 2011 2:28 am

Re: Shannon Airport
 

Originally Posted by tonrob (Post 9301499)
So you flew from Shannon to Dublin on a domestic flight then?

Flew Shannon to Chicago via Dublin with Aer Lingus

Jan Alaska Apr 13th 2011 2:32 am

Re: Shannon Airport
 

Originally Posted by steve100100 (Post 9301531)
I really don't care but curious, why does Ireland have this facility? I can understand Canada......but why Ireland?

Its something to do with the Irish/American link I believe. As far as I know no other airports in GB or rather Eire have US customs.
Have to say apart from having to disembark the plane and wait in line it certainly saved time in Chicago.

Oh and my daughter recently flew with Iceland Air, she said they were ok and had more leg room than BA (which she hates). Iceland Air come up quite often on cheaptickets . com and I think but I'm not 100% they are part of the huge codeshare partnership that includes AA, Canada Air and others (Alaska/Horizon airlines up here)

JAJ Apr 13th 2011 2:44 am

Re: Shannon Airport
 

Originally Posted by Jan Alaska (Post 9301758)
Its something to do with the Irish/American link I believe.

The Irish may have been the only ones to a. ask for US preclearance facilities and b. the only ones willing to make the necessary changes to airport configuration.

It's still not yet 100% comprehensive - according to Aer Lingus, its daily flight to Boston has preclearance but the other flight (3-times a week) to Boston does not.
http://www.aerlingus.com/travelinfor...usimmigration/

Squirrel Apr 13th 2011 9:43 am

Re: Shannon Airport
 
The cheapest tickets were Iceland Express at £387 (travelling 15th Sept) but that suddenly shot up before we could book it! I'd flown Icelandair before but not Iceland Express. Our Aer Lingus flights are £447, cheapest direct flight is £531. However our flight arrives in Shannon at 8.15 and doesn't leave for Boston until 13.30 - long wait!

Lisa, it's a long time since I last flew Aer Lingus, it's pretty much on a par with the other airlines, not worse, not better.


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