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BRI -> DUB--> JFK Enough time to pre-clear?

BRI -> DUB--> JFK Enough time to pre-clear?

Old Aug 31, 17, 9:27 am
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BRI -> DUB--> JFK Enough time to pre-clear?

I'm looking to fly Aer Lingus business from Bristol to JFK via Dublin.

The flight times are as follows:

Aer LingusAer Lingus EI3281 | Operated by Stobart Air
1h 15
08:10 BRS Bristol
09:25 DUB Dublin
1h 25Connect in airport
Aer LingusAer Lingus EI105
7h 30
10:50 DUB Dublin
13:20 JFK New York John F. Kennedy

I had a few questions that I wondered if anyone knew the answer to:
  • If the Stobart Air flight is delayed into DUB will Aer Lingus be required to sort a replacement? I presume so?
  • Will my baggage be automatically moved at Dublin or do I need to collect and re-check in?
  • Am I likely to need to move from T2 to T1 / does that involve another security check?
  • Is 1:25 enough time to transfer?
  • Do I have enough time to pre-clear USA immigration at Dublin within the 1:25? As it is business and a connection can Aer Lingus help speed this up any way?

I've been searching for the answers to these but I expect it's not a terribly common flight so am struggling!

Any/all help appreciated,
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Old Sep 7, 17, 3:56 pm
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Sorry no one has answered this for you before now. I think you have enough time, but I would make haste and not mess around.

I'm usually just starting directly from Dublin, so I can't speak to transfers. However, if I was walking in off the street, I would think 1 hr 25 mins would be plenty of time. Just get yourself to pre-clearance ASAP. They are pretty good about calling people out and moving them up to the front of the line if a flight is soon to depart. "Anyone on EI105 to New York? Please come to the front!" I've seen stuff like that a few times when it's crowded.

Pretty sure your baggage will be checked through. The U.S. Immigration officer will show you a digital photograph of it and say, "Is that your bag?" and ask you questions about did you pack it yourself, etc.

Aer Lingus Regional (Stobart) will fly into Terminal 2. You'll depart from Terminal 2. No extra security check (until you get to pre-clearance).

There are limited facilities after pre-clearance, but not as limited as they used to be: you can still buy some duty free (whiskey, chocolates, sweets, etc. There is also a small newsagent/convenience store, as well as a bar and a cafe. You can also buy bottled water, sodas, sandwiches, etc.

Enjoy your trip!
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Old Sep 10, 17, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by qmacker View Post
Sorry no one has answered this for you before now.
It was answered here - OP posed the same question twice in different places.
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