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12 Tips For Travelling Through Dublin Airport This Christmas

12 Tips For Travelling Through Dublin Airport This Christmas

For those looking to travel abroad this festive season, Dublin Airport has revealed its 12 tips to help ensure passengers get from a to b smoothly this Christmas.

Among the advice issued by the DAA, they’ve asked prospective passengers to prepare for security screening, as well as the common mistakes people make when travelling with gifts.

If you’re planning on hopping on a flight during one of the busiest days of the travel calendar, keep on reading for the top tips to arrive at your destination stress free.

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For those looking to travel abroad this festive season, Dublin Airport has revealed its 12 tips to help ensure passengers get from a to b smoothly this Christmas. Pic: Fran Veale

The advice comes as Dublin Airport is expecting one of its busiest Christmas in three years, with over 1.5 million people set to arrive and depart between Friday, 16 December and Wednesday, 4 January.

‘The true magic of Christmas at Dublin Airport will be back this December with families from around the world once again fully free to enjoy Christmas together following two very disrupted years due to the Covid pandemic,’ Dublin Airport spokesperson Graeme McQueen added.

‘The arrivals halls in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport are heart-warming places to be at this time of year as people are reunited with loved ones.’

Dublin Airport christmas
Among the advice issued by the DAA, they’ve asked prospective passengers to prepare for security screening, as well as the common mistakes people make when travelling with gifts. Pic: Sophie James/Shutterstock

‘Over the years we’ve seen everything from marriage proposals to families being reunited for the first time in many years, sometimes decades. We’ll also be seeing lots of emotional scenes as grandparents, aunts and uncles meet their grandchildren, nieces and nephews for the very first time.’

The 23 December is expected to be the busiest day for Dublin Airport before Christmas, with aproximtely 98,000 passengers set to arrive and depart through both the airport on that day.

You can read the airport’s 12 Christmas tips below:

  • Check which terminal you’re departing from
  • Plan to arrive at the airport 2hrs before a short-haul flight, 3hrs before long-haul + 1 additional hour if checking in a bag
  • Check what time your airline’s check-in desk/bag drop opens
  • Place laptops and electronics in a separate tray
  • Have your liquids under 100ml in a clear re-sealable bag
  • Take off boots, heels and shoes with metal buckles as you approach the x-ray machine
  • Remove jackets, scarves, hats and bulky outer garments
  • Don’t wrap gifts
  • Don’t bring snow globes in your hand luggage
  • Don’t bring butter, brandy butter, cranberry sauce in your hand luggage
  • Bring an empty water bottle to refill after security at one of our hydration stations
  • Wish our staff a Happy Christmas as you pass through!