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Flights Ireland -> US

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Flights Ireland -> US

Hey all, trying to get my flights settled and had a quick question. Most of my options are giving me around a 90 minute layover in JFK coming home from Dublin, which concerns me. JFK is a miserable excuse for an airport, so 90 minutes alone is intimidating. However, I heard that they do US pre-clearance, customs, and immigration in Dublin now, so I wouldn't need to go through any of that once I returned to the US? Anyone able to speak to this?

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1. Re: Flights Ireland -> US

Yes, if your flight leaves Dublin before around 2pm, then you will go through customs and immigration there.

Unfortunately, our last flight from Dublin was delayed past the time that ICE works, so we had to go through customs and immigration in our entry port, Boston.

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Oh. ICE doesn't do pre-clearance after 2 pm? I didn't know that. We have a long layover so that will fill some of the time (if that's a bright side).

I searched and found that it's true. Our Aer Lingus flight 125 is cleared in Chicago. Their list is here

aerlingus.com/travelinformation/…

Edited: 01 May 2013, 01:18
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3. Re: Flights Ireland -> US

90 minutes is hardly a long layover.

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4. Re: Flights Ireland -> US

Youtube " U S Customs at dublin airport "

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5. Re: Flights Ireland -> US

Thanks for the replies! Fantastic video as well! Much appreciated!

As for 90 minutes not being a long layover, no one suggested it was! It's a very short one, especially at JFK, hence the post. :) 90 minutes is doable in terms of changing terminals at JFK only, but going through customs and immigration in that period of time wouldn't be possible.

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