I have had this type of situation a lot: a relative or friend wants to attend the landing interview to assist with translating and to otherwise help comfort the arriving passenger.
It's not going to happen at non-EU arrival ports in the Common Travel Area except when the Immigration Officer (or An Garda Síochána) invites the friend or relative to attend ...
This is due to the Common Travel Area Zone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Travel_Area) and is not a mistake.
The assumption is that anyone entering the Zone has already been checked by Immigration when entering the Zone. Eg, if you travelled from the US to Ireland you would pass through Irish Immigration. The UK then trusts that Ireland has completed ...
My in-laws don't speak English. Whenever they come to visit, we send them a letter to show to the Immigration Officers explaining:
who they are
that they don't speak English
why they're coming to UK
where they will stay
a bank statement showing we can provide for them while they stay here (they never asked to see this, but driving back from France once the ...
Taking things in reverse order:
Is it now mandatory to pre-clear at Dublin?
Yes, it is. All US-bound passengers must go through pre-clearance at Dublin. The plane then lands as a "US-Domestic" flight in the states, with you just stepping out into the terminal.
will I need to claim by luggage at Dublin and recheck it?
No, you won't, as long as it is ...
By default, you would have to collect your checked baggage and re-check it again. If you book your flights with airlines on the same alliance, you may have a chance to convince the check-in agent for your first leg to check your baggage through. It is not advisable to count on this, though.
Irish Ferries operates a bus from Bus Áras. It's very infrequent but apparently it's in accordance with the ferry timetable.
Edit: the bus takes 15 minutes between Bus Áras and the Ferryport.
The 747 stops at Talbot Street, Talbot Place about 150m from the bus station. According to timetable it takes 30 minutes. Obviously traffic can change this.
Aer Lingus suggests to head for pre-clearance no later than 90 minutes before the flight. This could be a good initial indicator to be adjusted depending on experience. Quoting from their website:
After check-in, passengers on these flights should follow airport signage for the US pre-clearance facility. The entrance to the US pre-clearance facility is ...
I have done this quite a few times but only with checking into a hotel in between. This way you are covered pretty well if something goes haywire.
With transatlantic flights from Europe, a well placed positioning flight on a low cost airline followed by a traditional airline flight the next day can save you an astonishing amount of money -- the tradeoff is ...
For this specific connection there is no need to go through immigration, customs or even security in Dublin - you simply follow the "Flight Connections" sign when you land and you will be in the departure area for your connecting flight.
Given this, 1.5 hours is plenty of time, presuming your inbound flight is on time.
If your inbound flight is late, then ...
Did a contract at a major Australian airline, where I was required to fly on specific planes on specific days.
Even up to 30 min before, our own internal systems might show one plane, and then engineering or Ops would switch them.
So the first point, is especially on busy routes, you can't always guarantee which plane you'll be on.
As for the seat plan -...
The other answers are all good, I am adding my own to add another caveat worth keeping in mind.
You mention that the airlines are requiring you to collect and recheck your baggage - this indicates that most probably you are travelling on a multiple ticket itinerary.
Both Paul Palmpje's and JonathanReez's answers cover the fact that you need a transit visa ...
Collecting bagage is normally after immigration control, but before customs. Looking at the INIS site only if you stay airside you do not need a visa. Collecting bagage implies you have to go through immigration so you would need a short stay visa.
Text from the INIS site:
When you arrive in Ireland, you will remain 'airside' of the border while you wait ...
If you buy items at the Dublin Airport duty-free, ask the staff to place your items in a sealed bag. They should do this automatically for any liquid purchases. You will be allowed to take this bag through security, but it must remain sealed until you arrive at your destination.
All liquid, gel and paste purchases will be placed in a clear plastic Travel ...
As far as I can tell, from experience at DUB and their website, this service is only available for flights going from DUB to US airports. You will have to clear US customs at YUL unfortunately.
Link to FAQs for US Preclearance at DUB
If you are travelling from Dublin to the US on your connecting flight you can use the Preclearance facility in Dublin and ...
Terminal 1 (Irish Ferries & Isle of Man Steam Packet Company) is the furthest out. I’ve walked it from Dublin City Centre, and it is possible, but it’s not a pleasant walk, nor a short one. Confusingly, Terminal 1 is also called “Dublin Ferryport”. It appears under this name on the Dublin Bus timetable and in rail timetables which include ferry services. ...
could I exchange [British coins] when I land [in LA]?
No. There's no business which provides that service there.
USA Today say
"Travelers returning from an international trip often have a handful of coins left over from their international purchases. While most foreign exchange companies and large banks are willing to buy back international bills, ...
Normally you would be exempted thanks to your Canadian visa, however you mention that:
According to the airlines I will have to collect and recheck the baggage at Dublin Airport.
This means you will indeed need a transit visa as the luggage collection takes place after passport control.
As Gayot Fow mentioned, it's probably impossible for you to join your wife from landside in Ireland. However what you can do (this was suggested by Gayot as well) is make sure both of you are on the same plane. The easiest way to pull it off is:
Have your wife buy a ticket from Turkey to Ireland via an intermediate airport X
Buy yourself two tickets: one ...
A poor rate of exchange is just the price you pay for having coins instead of notes. Coins are more fiddly to deal with and smaller value, so exchange places don't want to deal with them.
However, since the UK and Ireland share a land border, it's relatively easy to find someone who is likely to be travelling from Ireland to Northern Ireland.
Your options ...
No you don't need a transit visa. Courtesy of KLM:
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National Philippines (PH) /Residence United Kingdom (GB)
Embarkation United Kingdom (GB) /Transit Ireland (Rep.) (IE)
Destination Philippines (PH)
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Ireland (Rep.) (IE)
Visa required, except for Passengers with a "...
Both are North city BUT there are not direct public transport links between them. Dub airport is ~12k North of city centre. Ferry terminal ~4k East of city centre. The ferry terminal is not very well served by public transport - there are buses going out there from city centre.
I'm local in Dublin and it looks like google maps has the right options:
This will depend on your airlines. The airport is irrelevant unless it requires you to claim your baggage and walk them through customs. That is not the case in your scenario.
If both flights are operated by the same airline, the answer is: Yes, you'll be able to check your luggage in at Bangkok airport and all the way through to Dublin.
If it is different ...
Yes it certainly is possible to construct an itinerary via Dublin on the way back to the US. However, none of the major alliance carriers nor their interline feeders operate a direct service on Dublin-Ibiza; therefore it will involve another stop at an intermediate point in Europe (where will depend on which airline alliance you use). Because of the way most ...
American Airlines for Dublin checkin suggest 3 hours and close at 1:15 before departure. I cut it a little fine, arriving just over 1.5 hours before departure, spent a few mins in duty free before heading to pre-clearance, and they were announcing pre-boarding when I got to the gate!
The entrance to the pre-clearance area isn't that far from the main ...
The distance from the airport to the ferry port is about 12 km. Rome2Rio lists the options. Bus is the least expensive, with the Dublin bus about €3.50, and the Airlink bus €7. While both indicate it takes, 15 minutes, I’ve found it can more like 25-30. A taxi will be as quick, and cost about €20-25. There is a dedicated shuttle service through you can book.
Should be ok. If you bought this as a single ticket then it's a legal connection and the airline will take care of you, if you miss it (unless it's your fault). This being said, the official website of Dublin airport lists the minimum connection time as 90 minutes. See https://www.dublinairport.com/flight-information/connections/connection-guide, so it's ...
The bad news is that Sri Lanka is on the "blacklist" of countries whose citizens need visas even for immediate transfers.
Nationals of the following states or territorial entities are required
to be in possession of a valid Irish transit visa when arriving at a
port in the State for purposes of passing through the port in order to
Dublin Airport isn't that busy at all. Apparently there is a separate line for Transfers. As you are not changing the airliner I don't see any problem. If you are holding EU Passport then the queue will clear off very quickly.
My experience. Indian citizen with a U.S. visa.
Flying through Chicago to Dublin and connection from Dublin to Europe (within two hours in afternoon) - transit visa not required.
Flying back from Europe to Dublin. Connecting flight to Chicago is after 20 hrs. Arrived in Dublin airport at 4 PM. Cannot stay on the airport in the night as the airport is ...