Aer Lingus’ Dublin lounge is a fairly basic lounge offering services to customers flying intra-europe and transpacific flights. Since all of Aer Lingus’ long haul flights operate to the United States, there is another lounge in the Preclearance area which all airlines flying to the USA from Dublin use. The Aer Lingus lounge primary purpose is to serve Aer Lingus Elite members.
The lounge is located near other lounges on the first floor. Follow the signs in terminal 2 and go down the elevator before entering the main terminal where the gates are located.
I arrived at the lounge approximately 3 hours before my flight to Seattle was boarding. Upon entry, the lounge agent advised me to go to the other lounge. She was very forward and informed me there was better food and beverages options there. I asked to enter so I could explore the lounge and relax a little before going through a second round of security screen, she obliged.
The lounge has two floors. The main floor has lots of seating, a self serve bar area, a computer/business center, and ample views of the runway. At the self serve bar there is also light snacks.
There is also two coffee stations. One downstairs and another upstairs in the quiet area. Each are industry grade machines for self-service.
Back at the main bar, there is self serve beer, wine, and a small selection of hard alcohol. Being in Ireland, Baileys and Jameson is available.
Back in the main part of the lounge, there is lots of seating options.
Upstairs is the quiet area. There is seating, chairs to recline and relax in, a coffee bar, and showers.
The shower situation in the lounge is a bit strange. Doors remain locked at all times and an attendant will unlock them for you. Inside there are two rooms. One room with a small bench for changing, and then another door which leads to the main room. In the main space there is a toilet, sink and shower. The lounge showers features Irish VOYA products. The shower is nothing fancy. In fact, it’s operated by a push button. When I was there, I couldn’t get the water to stay on for more than 15 seconds at a time. Needless to say, I did not spend much time in the shower. Unlike other lounges, these showers are far from luxurious and remind me of something from a campground.
The best part of this lounge are the views. If the shades are open there is a good view of the tarmac. While visiting, the shades were closed due to the sun glare, but I was able to move them for a quick second to snap this photo.
Aer Lingus Lounge Thoughts
My final thoughts, if you’re flying through or from Ireland, do not give yourself extra time for this lounge. It’s very basic and not worth visiting. It has the amenities needed to help busy travelers relaxed during a delay, but the lounge is not fancy and not any nicer than a US airlines’ lounge in the 2000s.