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Transfer through Dublin (Paris to Seattle)

If returning from Paris to Seattle, would someone go through customs at a layover in Dublin before the flight to Seattle? I know Ireland is part of the EU but not part of the Schengen Zone so just trying to clarify if we’d just deplane & head to the next gate or need to build in time for customs / immigration. TIA.

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Assuming you’re on one ticket I don’t think you will go through Irish immigration. You will, however, have to pre-clear US immigration in Ireland. That means a TSA security check plus US passport control. Again, assuming one ticket, whatever layover time the airline is giving you should be enough time.

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Thank you. Layover would be about 90 minutes. Would that be enough time to deplane, go through the TSA, then board 2nd flight?

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If it’s all one ticket, I don’t understand why pre-US clearance wouldn’t happen in Paris. I’ve never had to do that on a single ticket, regardless of transit airport along the way.

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Passengers on flights originating in Ireland and landing in the US all go through US passport control in Ireland. When you arrive in the US you land in the domestic terminal. You do not go through passport control or customs in the US.

If it's all one ticket then the airline must think it's enough time. But you probably won't have time in the duty free shops.

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I’m confused, I thought the OP said her flight originated in Paris. If they have a new flight originating in Dublin then obviously but it sounded like only a connection.

ETA: nvmd. I forgot I used Global entry in Ireland.

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For clarity: flight would originate in Paris with 90 minute layover in Dublin and a final destination of Seattle all on one ticket. So what I think I understand is that we’d go through security in Dublin but not customs and 90 minutes should be sufficient time between flights. Yes?

Thank you to everyone for helping me understand.

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If Aer Lingus is selling the ticket that way, then they think you'll make it.

And ftr, when you go through Pre Clearance, you will actually speak to a US CBP officer stationed in Ireland. They're not in Paris (or other cities in Europe) b/c the US doesn't have a treaty to do so with those countries.