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Dublin To New York City With Aer Lingus

Lifestyle
Thursday, 12th March, 2015

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I have never been to New York City, in fact I have never been to the USA, but if there’s one place where I have always wanted to go but have not got round to going to, it’s New York City! Why? Do I really need to sell NYC? Probably not!

It’s one of the biggest cities in the world, and I love big cities. I’ve been to Barcelona which I love, Stockholm and Reykjavik are so chilled and London will always have a place in my heart. From what I hear and have seen, New York looks totally epic. What would I do if I went? I think there’s too much to see and do in one trip, but if I had to pick a few things…

Fifth Avenue – This is a fashion and lifestyle blog, I love clothes, and New York is one of the fashion capitals of the world. I couldn’t go all the way there without going to Fifth Avenue. It’s home to some huge fashion brands and shops like Bergdorf Goodman and Saks, as well as that Iconic glass Apple store. It’s huge and I could spend days on this one very large avenue, so a New York taxi would definitely on the cards. It’s also the home to The Rockefeller Center, and Empire State Building which are definitely on the list of things to see and do, and get the obligatory photo from the top of the Empire State Building.

Central Park – Adjacent to Fifth Avenue is one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park. I’d love to spend time walking around this place, time can get the better of you apparently, so I’d have to make sure I’d have a couple of hours spare to just chill out and walk around.

Time Square – All the signage, billboards and advertisements lit up at night, this is one of the fundamental things I think about when I think of NYC. This is an absolutely must visit place!

Madison Square Garden – I’d love to go to the Garden! 🙂 I used to like basketball when I was a kid, and the most iconic venue for basketball, in fact an iconic venue in general is Madison Square Garden. It’s home to the New York Knicks as well as the NHL team the New York Rangers. They host concerts and other events, so it’s worth checking out what’s going on in the Garden before travelling.

So much more! There’s so much more such as; Broadway, Ground Zero, Grand Central Station, Staten Island, and of course the Statue Of Liberty as well as much, much more. It seems so easy to be overwhelmed with things to do.

Dublin To New York with Aer Lingus

Something which I have always thought of is where to fly from to get to New York City. Newcastle does not have a regular route to NYC yet, so flying from another city is the only way to get there. Aer Lingus has announced a new route from Dublin to New York’s main airport, JFK which sounds really good. Dublin airport is Ireland’s main gateway to the skies, with a brand new terminal 2 building which offers a range of shops, bars and cafés. The best thing about flying from Dublin with Aer Lingus? Pre-Clearance!

Pre-Clearance

UK travellers can benefit from US Customs Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance which is unique to Dublin. This means you go through the border checks in Dublin before flying out to the USA, and when arriving in the USA you arrive as a domestic passenger, as if you’ve just landed on an internal flight. This will save a lot of time when you get to the airport in the USA, no need for extra processing you’ll be able to get through and start exploring New York even quicker!

Conclusion

If I ever do get to NYC the new Aer Lingus route via Dublin will be something I will consider. The pre-clearance will save so much hassle of waiting around stateside, did I mention they offer WIFI on board too? 😉 Check out this amusing video showing you the benefits of pre-clearance below…


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