U.K. and Ireland - ORD - Dublin
Aug 9, 07, 1:19 pm
I am planning a leisure trip to Dublin this fall/winter. Is there a period which is cheaper flight-wise? I heard Aer Lingus runs 2 for 1 occasionally? Also, anyone stay at the new Renissance in Dublin?
Aug 9, 07, 5:58 pm
Can't help regarding ORD-DUB flight offers, but I'm fairly sure a search will yield results for the Renaissance Dublin - I recall it being discussed fairly recently.
Yes, the hotel know as the Shelbourne has recently been taken over by the Renaissance Hotel Group. You may also want to search this name ...
It would be one of the old "Grand Dames" of Dublin hotel life and has been very nicely and tastefully restored to former glories...
It would be a popular watering hole for politicians, celebs and the hoi polloi in Dublin - it is located just around the corner from the Irish government Buildings, and on St. Stephens Green, which is slap bang in the centre of what's happening in Dublin.
Highly recommended !
Aug 11, 07, 4:34 pm
Thanks for the info!
Aug 15, 07, 4:27 am
I am doing a mileage run from ORD to DUB in early Dec and got my ticket last week for about $405 r/t including taxes on AA. I have been to Dublin a couple of times and have always found that AA is a few $$$ below Aer Lingus. Add the fact that you can't earn AAdvantage miles on Aer Lingus' lowest price makes the decision a no-brainer in my book.
Generally I have found the shoulder season (Nov-Feb) to have really good deals from ORD - DUB. Once you hit March the prices do seem to start to creep up.