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London to Boston via Dublin—-How much time for PreClearance?

Just looked at booking home on 6/22. We leave Heathrow at 0850. Scheduled to arrive in Dublin at 1015. Depart for Boston at 1135. Reading through information and saw that we must go through PreClearance in Dublin. There are six of us. All have Global Entry. Is this enough time to deplane, do PreClearance, and then board flight home?

Posted by
2020 posts

That should be fine if all goes to plan. really, one wants to minimize the time spent post-pre-clearance. That gate area is not a pleasant place to be.

You'll go through another security check before pre-clearance, so be prepared for that.

Posted by
3104 posts

Can't promise, but one time we had a connecting flight from UK via Ireland with PreClearance, the area was crowded and they gave priority to passengers on our flight to help us get boarded on time. This was in Shannon and a few years ago, but we appreciated it.

Posted by
10323 posts

Is it a SINGLE ticket?

If not, and if you have checked bags, you may not have a happy experience

Posted by
2185 posts

We also did this several years ago on Aer Lingus on one ticket. London to Dublin to JFK. The line wss long long long. Airline staff called out those with connecting flights and also had our names and gate info on a TV monitor. It was very tight but they did great job of getting it done.

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Hello! I have a similar situation where I only have a 1.15hr layover to go through preclearance in mid July. My tickets are with aer lingus. I am very worried, we wont make it in time.. Please kindly give us a update. How did Us preclearance take for you? Did you make it in time for your connecting flight Bos?