Sunrise Over DUB
2013.06.24 — I took this picture with my iPhone one morning after landing at Dublin (DUB). As I was looking at it again today, I wondered if there was a degree of multivalency to it: the sun is literally rising over DUB; could it also be rising metaphorically?
London’s Heathrow (LHR) has traditionally been the 800 pound gorilla of the transatlantic. It’s a fine airport for accessing London, but no one likes to connect there, because it isn’t built to accommodate hassle-free (or even hassle-modest) connections. Schiphol (AMS), Istanbul (IST), Dubai (DXB) and Abu Dhabi (AUH) are examples of an airport trying to horn in on LHR’s turf. Why not DUB?
- Its relatively young Terminal 2, with its combination of concessions and US pre-clearance, rivals or exceeds other European airports for customer experience.
- DUB’s geography is well-suited to maximize transatlantic connecting flows.
- Americans LOVE Ireland.
At LexVolo, we’re unabashed hibernophiles. We’d love to see DUB take a crack at this.