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1. Posted by Llythia (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I'm trying to fly from Milwaukee to Yerevan, and the cheapest way I've found is to go through Dublin. I would be flying on an AerLingus/American Airlines flight from Chicago (O'Hare) to Dublin, and then on a British Midland flight from Dublin to London, and then on to Yerevan. The connection time in Dublin is only 2 hours and 40 minutes, and I would have luggage that I'd have to claim and recheck. Is this at all realistic? Or should I go for a different (and more expensive) option that has a longer layover in Dublin? Thanks!

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I think you should do it - lve made connections with shorter times in this through Heathrow which is a lot bigger than Dublin! If you are booked through on one ticket you should be able to check your bags through to your final destination, if not you will have to pick up and check back in. Dublin Airport isnt that big - chaotic but not huge!

3. Posted by Llythia (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Well, I'd be booking on 2 separate itineraries-- Milwaukee through Dublin, and then Dublin through Yerevan, so I would have to get my bags and recheck them. I just worry because flights out of O'Hare get delayed a lot...and I have horrendously bad luck with checked luggage...

4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Tell me about O'Hare - l had a wonderful time sitting on the tarmac for 1.5hrs recently there, watching the time tick by and knowing my connecting flight had gone - without me!!

If you are concerned (and l think if anything your problem will come from O'Hare not Dublin) then give your self more time, book an earlier flight if possible (dont know if that is?) The British Midland flights are frequent enough that you should be able to get another one across to Heathrow but likely that you would have to buy a new ticket unless you pay the higher rates and get a flexible ticket - most likely will work out the same price though.

If and l guess its a big IF all goes fine at O'Hare and you take off on time then you should have no worries about making your connection.

5. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Llythia
so long as your initial flight is not delayed you will have lots of time in Dublin. It really is quite a small airport (on the international scale of things). Just don't be afraid to contact customer care in Dublin Airport and tell them your concerns, they should be more than happy to help you on your way.