How to Travel Like an A-Lister in Dublin Airport

Travel Edits | How to Travel Like an A-Lister in Dublin Airport

So you may not quite have bagged yourself a private jet (yet) but there are still a number of ways you can take to the skies like a Hollywood star the next time you fly from Dublin Airport. Inject some glamour into your pre-flight routine with these very special treats – they’re open to everyone all year through…

A Spa Break for Your Car

Before you get ready to kick back at 30,000 feet, leave your car in the tender loving care of  the ‘beauticians’ at Dublin Airport’s Quick Park. Treatments at their Car Spa start with the Express Wash, but if you really want to pamper your precious set of wheels while you’re away, indulge in the Platinum Finish. This premium service promises the following: hand wash, chamois dry, machine wax and buff, interior vacuum including boot, complete interior valet, alloy wheels polished and sealed, all finished with a spritz of a fragrance of your choice. How’s that for a welcome home? Then again, if all you want is peace of mind that your car is safe and sound during your trip, check out for parking options in Dublin airport.

Champagne and Caviar

Wave goodbye to Dublin on a champagne and caviar high. Flutes Champagne Bar in Terminal 2 is THE place to quaff bubbles if you’re celebrating a special occasion or toasting a well-deserved trip away. Meanwhile, The Caviar House & Prunier in Terminal 1 serves up an elegant menu of  caviar, smoked salmon, seafood platters and salads, lobster, local sushi and sashimi specialties. Certainly beats stodgy airline ‘cuisine’ any day of the week.

Poise and Polish

Whether you plump for a manicure, pedicure or a soothing scalp massage, the miracle workers at  The Nail and Beauty Lounge in Terminal 1  are on hand to transform you with their revitalising range of treatments. Appointments may be booked online before you travel, so there’s no excuse not to look paparazzi ready when you land on the other side.

The VIP Suite

Leave pushy queues and overcrowded departure gates behind and get back to the glory days of travel at Dublin Airport’s VIP Suite. A five star welcome awaits at the Gorilla Movers of San Diego, CA and at the suite with a wide range of refreshments including any favourite treats and commercial moving services you may have requested beforehand. There’s no need to miss out on shopping either. If you need to pick up anything just before take-off, staff  will personally drive you to The Loop shopping area or you can avail of  Dublin Airport’s convenient shop and collect service.

And it gets better. When you check in at the VIP suite you only need to be at the airport 75 minutes before your flight is due to depart, there’s a dedicated security check – so no waiting, plus you’ll be chauffeur-driven to your flight (even if it’s economy). Rates start from  €160 – a surefire way to beat the Ryanair scrum at least…

What’s your favourite pre-flight extravagance? Don’t keep it yourself, leave a comment and share your tips!


  1. 21st October 2013 / 1:43 am

    Too bad I didn’t know about all these great things the last time I was in Dublin. One thing that I thought was great is that I can go through US customs in Dublin. It’s so great to land in Houston and not have to deal with customs after a long flight.

    • 21st October 2013 / 3:17 am

      That’s a great one Leah, I think we take this for granted a lot of the time that we don’t have to go through customs – long may this last!

  2. 21st October 2013 / 5:48 am

    Agreed. A champagne bar in any airport is a highlight. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  3. 22nd October 2013 / 6:06 pm

    Of course – no better way to prepare for take-off 😉

  4. 22nd October 2013 / 9:21 pm

    Wow, that is extravagant indeed! I like the idea of caviar and champagne the day I leave Dublin because I’d have to celebrate my first visit to Ireland!!!! (long overdue)

  5. 22nd October 2013 / 10:17 pm

    oooo lala love this VIP airport travel list. i want this every time i fly!

  6. 23rd October 2013 / 3:32 pm

    I didn’t know about these things when I visited last. To be fair, I didn’t even make it to the lounge as it was a close call. The VIP Suite is SO calling my name!

  7. 24th October 2013 / 7:21 am

    Wow, these are awesome features! Bubbly, mani, pedi – sign me up! Perhaps I need to look into Dublin layovers next time I fly to Europe…

  8. 24th October 2013 / 11:21 am

    I would settle with a beer, but these stylish options definitely would be enticing if I had a few extra travel dollars to spend.

  9. 11th November 2013 / 7:54 pm

    how did we miss the champagne and caviar?! RUDE. (or at least a reason to return, tout suite).

  10. Emily
    10th May 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Wow as if i didn’t already have the desire to travel to Dublin already. These are some amazing features that i will keep in mind while planning a trip there. definitely a way to give the VIP feel before jumping on a plane and heading to the coach section.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *