Review: Aer Lingus Revival (Arrival) Lounge Dublin, Ireland

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge


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Perfect if you need a shower, otherwise skip.

The Aer Lingus Revival Lounge in Dublin is my first visit to an ‘arrival' lounge. It's a small lounge that's easy to miss – located next to the baggage pick up. Usually, I just try to leave the airport as soon as I arrive. I probably should have done the same here as there is not much reason to stop (unless you need a shower) and I may have been able to beat the crowd at the Sixt car rental counter. During the flight, they handed out a flyer telling passengers about the lounge which provides a shirt/suit pressing service while you take a shower and freshen up. A nice perk if you need it. Don't expect another full departure lounge like the Aer Lingus JFK Lounge.

The steaming service was out of order when I arrived (I didn't need it anyway).

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

There is a very small seating area – enough for 8 people to sit down. That's probably more than enough as most people will just pop in for a coffee and to use the bathroom.

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge


There was not much food here – just these frozen/packaged pastries. You know the kind… that no one wants to eat unless you're starving. We had just been served breakfast before landing so I wasn't expecting much.

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge



Plenty of mini cans of soda and bottled water:
Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

And a serious coffee machine that confused some of the guests:

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge


The bathrooms were immaculate just as they were in the JFK lounge. You'll need to ask for access as they are locked and then cleaned after each person.

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

The hanger/closet on the right side slides through to the hallway so that you can get your shirt/suit picked up, pressed, and returned without anyone disturbing you inside the bathroom.


Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

Instructions on how to use the garment pressing service:

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge


Have you used this lounge? Did I miss anything?


My Cameras: These photos were taken using my Canon S110 Digital Camera (which has been replaced by the S120) as well as my larger Nikon D50.  I love the S110 – it’s tiny, fits in my pocket, and takes amazing pictures/videos.

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  1. I used this lounge last week after flying JFK-DUB in business. I flew overnight, arrived, showered, and went straight to my meeting. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
    It’s a no-frills, nicely appointed, functional space to cleanup quickly.
    It serves its purpose perfectly.

    All else being equal, I would fly EI just for this added perk.

  2. I am flying jfk-Dublin-Milan. I’ll be a transit passenger in Dublin. Will the aerlingus arrivals lounge be convenient as a transit passenger or do I have to go through immigration to access the lounge ?

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