Flying Out Of Dublin Airport
When you are flying out of Dublin Airport, it’s always important to allow enough time to check and pass through security and not to be stuck for time.
When flying out of Dublin Airport we recommend that you allow 1.5 hours before flight time to check in for UK flights. We recommend that you arrive 2.5 hours before European flights. We recommend 3.5 hours to check-in before flying out of Dublin Airport for international flights. US preclearance will take extra time to go through and pass all requirements.
There are a number of self-check-in Kiosks and internet check-in services in T1 and T2. Airline staff will be on hand if you require any assistance with a self-check, with your luggage at the self-service bag drop kiosk. The self-service kiosk can be helpful for saving time with check-in.
Terminal 1 Check In
When flying out of The ground floor building is where everybody will check in at Terminal 1 in the Airport. There are 38 airlines operating in Terminal 1. Please make sure to contact your airline for information on where your check-in desk is located or you can contact Dublin Airport at +353(0)1814111. Please see our airlines page for all information on airlines at Dublin Airport.
When flying out of Dublin Airport, please be aware the ground floor building is where everybody will check in at Terminal 1 in the Airport. There are 38 airlines operating in Terminal 1. Please make sure to contact your airline for information on where your check-in desk is located or you can contact Dublin Airport at +353(0)1814111.
Terminal 2 Checkin
When flying out of Dublin Airport, please be aware there are 6 airlines based in Terminal 2. Please check with your airline if you have any queries or visit our airline’s page.
- Aer Lingus
- American Airlines
Your luggage is your asset when on holiday or on a business trip. Dublin Airport Guide advises when flying out of Dublin Airport you to follow some of our luggage tips.
Here are some tips to assist you
- Make sure you pack your own bag or suitcase.
- Contact your airline about max luggage size and weight.
- Check with the airline for a list of prohibited items.
- Check and make sure that you tag your bags yourself.
- Attach a luggage strap to secure the suitcase.
- Attach a lock to your bag.
- Make sure to include details like phone number, and postcode.
- Check with airline and airport security guidelines
- Don’t delay at the security checkpoint
- Contact the lost and found section straight away if you lose your bag.
Luggage Lost and Found
If the luggage is lost on the aircraft, you will need to contact the airline directly about this.
Please contact +353(0)1 8145555 for help with lost and found property
Report Lost Property
Lost property is given to the airport police section. The airport police will try to get the items back to their owners. The airport police office is situated in the Airport Police Station in the arrivals sections. The opening hours are 7.00 am to 10.00 pm. The fee for handling each item is 6.00 euros. You will be required to have a valid ID on you when collecting items. Please contact +353(0)1 8145555 to view the lost property or for further assistance.
Other Useful Numbers For Lost and Found
Aer Lingus – 1890 800 147
Ryanair – For duty-free items and baggage +353 1 8121367
Menzies Aviation –For duty-free and baggage +353 1 9446116
Swissport – +353 1 8125715
Sky Handling Partner – +353 1 8141400
Prohibited Items On Aircraft
- Knives, hunting knives, and razor blades
- Different types of cutlery
- Paper knifes
- Most types of tools
- Medical needles
- Plastic guns, fake guns
- Golf clubs and sets
- Pool cues.
There are regulations stating that some liquids and gels are not permitted, please contact the airline directly about this. EU law covers some of these regulations.
When flying out of Dublin Airport, all security issues are overseen by the Airport Police section. The Airport Police are responsible for all security matters and the safe operation of the airport. There is a fixed charge system if you break some laws, you can be fined with a fixed charge notice. Airport Police manage traffic issues on the airport grounds. If you need to contact the Airport Police section please contact +353(0)8144300 or in an emergency call +353(0)18144666.
Metal detectors are installed in Dublin Airport and security is important. Screening and checking of bags will be required passing through security checkpoints. Make sure to remove metal items from your person and luggage and place them into the plastic container provided. Laptop computers will need to be scanned, and smartphones will be allowed on the aircraft. It’s a good idea not to get items gift-wrapped because if they need to be opened and checked by security staff. Please plan ahead and don’t be delaying at security checkpoints. Make sure to have your passport and travel documents in a safe place and easily accessible.
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