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Dublin Airport security waiting times



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,279 ✭✭✭✭ callaway92

    No. That was a Monday morning (and Primary schools aren't even off yet as-well-as Leaving/Junior Certs probably still ongoing at that time). That's completely standard with less travelling.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 16,538 CMod ✭✭✭✭ faceman

    For anyone interested. Terminal 1 at 6:30am this morning. 12 minutes to queue to get in terminal for bag drop. No queue for those already checked in with no bags.

    Fast travel security took 15 minutes from start to finish. The regular security line said 35 minutes but it looked longer than that.

    Once inside there was no queue for Ryanair bag drop but the queues for other airlines were massive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,688 ✭✭✭ trellheim

    Yes Ryanair automated bag drop is working very well, all other airlines seem to be having massive staffing issues at check-in desks which is not a surprise !

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭ Cloudio9

  • Registered Users Posts: 266 ✭✭ Lifelike

    Anyone know roughly how long the queue tends to be for Aer Lingus bag drop these days at around 6:30-7:30am? Is it necessary to leave an extra hour for checking in a bag?

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 16,538 CMod ✭✭✭✭ faceman

    Dunno. I always purchase it via Ryanair. (Same price and none of that “specify your arrival time” nonsense.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 62,551 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,409 ✭✭✭ Caranica

    It was long yesterday morning around 6.15, longer than the security queue

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,670 ✭✭✭ ciaran76

    Flown a few times over the last 2 months and seems Ryanairs system is working best, I plan to travel with family this time on Saturday morning (with Ryanair) for a 7am flight and need to do a bag drop. Would I be right in thinking getting there for 4.30am would be good timing?

  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ LiamaDelta

    Should be ok, give it an extra 30 mins if you can though, to allow for parking and it being a saturday, end of schools etc. Ryanair's strength is the automatic bag drop, it's able to handle big numbers

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,670 ✭✭✭ ciaran76

    End of schools didnt think of that ! Will add an extra 30 mins. Will update the thread on my progress.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,208 ✭✭✭ donnacha

    Is there a specific time that Ryanair bag drop opens before a flight departs? Their website does not appear to be updated - and they don't mention anything beyond 2 hrs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ LiamaDelta

    I think they have removed the 2 hour limit but haven't said anything. I checked in a bag about 2h20m before a flight recently. Others had mentioned that it previously didn't accept a bag before 2 hours but I reckon they've changed it. It worked for me anyway

  • Registered Users Posts: 997 ✭✭✭ Colm R

    Anyone know if all passengers have to go to bag drop for Ryanair? Would like to send my wife and kids through security while I do bag drop for an early flight next week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭ BrokenMan

    No need for everyone to be there. You can do the drop on your own.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,699 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2

    That'll be my plan. Not having the three kids standing with me if I have to queue

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,149 ✭✭✭ naughtysmurf

    Do you need two sets of boarding passes to allow you to do bag drop for other family members who have a bag to be dropped while they’ll need boarding passes to get through security?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,688 ✭✭✭ trellheim

    You can do this by storing the passes in the wallet on your phone and scrolling through them.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 16,538 CMod ✭✭✭✭ faceman

    The bag is linked to one boarding pass, not all, so make sure to know which one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,670 ✭✭✭ ciaran76

    Got to the airport at 3.40 am at T1 we had to go through a queue system before entering the terminal and that took 20mins

    Bag drop took 15 mins.

    Security took 20 mins.

    There was a queue for the coffee longer than the security queue.

    Was about 1 hour too early but totally hassle free so I am happy.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,026 ✭✭✭✭ cson

    Airport saying 9/10 pax getting through in under 30 minutes now. They definitely deserve credit for getting on top of the situation, it seems to be persisting on the continent.

  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ LiamaDelta

    That's true, but, I was thinking the same thing for a flight last weekend, and thinking I'd surely be through in 30-40 mins. However they don't include the endless zig-zag walking through barriers in the car parks and the queue to get into the terminal to join said 30 minute security it's a bit meaningless to say that people get through in 30 minutes, whilst ignoring the other queuing times. Having said that, I managed car-park to post-security in under an hour, so I'm not complaining, I think they're doing a fine job under the circumstances. But you cannot depend on the 30 minutes security queue for planning your arrival time.

    It was really ridiculous, we walked from the shuttle drop off, into the ground level of the multi storey car park, up and down through the barriers (as in walked all the time ,no queue) then out of that car park, up the escalator to departures level, back into the car park, zig-zag through all of that, again no actual queue, walking all the time, then across the bridge and into a queue to enter the terminal. One felt like an absolute pleb walking up and down a car park...there was no reason for it as there was no queue, all it did was add walking time to reach the final queue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ toshiba1

    No problem this morning.

    I left Athlone @ 8am, parked in Red Car park and past Security at 10:10…..

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,071 ✭✭✭ bikeman1

    If that was through T1, then that is sleepy time. It's the morning and afternoon peaks that are the issue when all of the DUB based aircraft depart in a very confined time period.

    T2 has a slightly different wave with the Trans Atlantics going off later in the morning with big loads which sees T2 busier than T1.

    Re: Queuing walk to enter the terminal. They should have an ability to bypass that when not needed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ LiamaDelta

    Oh I know. There were even people in the terminal standing there just telling people to 'keep moving' when the queue moved and then saying nothing when the queue was stopped. They're overstaffed landside.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭ RGARDINR

    Took an hr to get through the queues to get pass security just now. 2 queues outside the airport. The one at car drop off then the one just outside airport gate. Then when you get into airport then q to to security q, then into proper security q. So guts of an hr to get through all the queues. Didn't q for burger King etc. As seemed v busy at the pubs and restaurants etc. Flight in an hr.

  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Jafin

    Flew to CDG in Paris last Monday (18th). We arrived at T2 in Dublin Airport a little after 10am (our flight was at 2pm) and we did the bag drop and got through security in probably half an hour.

  • Registered Users Posts: 462 ✭✭ Cookiee

    Flight next week at 4pm on a Thursday, usually I would get there for 2pm, but I'm considering getting there at 1pm due to queues. Has anyone had a 4pm flight recently how was T1 queues? Thanks

  • Registered Users Posts: 332 ✭✭ IQO

    Have a look at the waiting times in the Dublin Airport app this Thursday afternoon to get a some indication of the queue times

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,026 ✭✭✭✭ cson

    Took 1h20m from getting out of the taxi to being in 51st & Green on Monday 25th.

    Would have been faster except they insist on joining the regular check in desk queues to get a boarding pass (otherwise I'd have been straight through to security and saved ~25 minutes as I didn't have a bag to check). I'm sure its requested by the airlines, but the staff they have in the check in queue asking you about your trip to the US annoy the shite of me. Those questions are for CBP tbh, there's so much duplication of process to get from check in to post CBP.