Travel to Ireland Update - Airlines and Baggage Lost in the Mists

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Lost in the Mists - Just Like Airline Baggage Lost in the Mists - Just Like Airline Baggage

Travel to Ireland remains challenging at the moment, although the country has dropped any mandates in relation to COVID-19 and Coronavirus, it is now the problems with actually getting you or your bags to Ireland.

Every day the newspapers are full of stories of international travellers and those returning home who have arrived but their bags have not.

This actually happened to a recent visitor who spent time here with Panoramic Ireland; JL who arrived from the USA via Edinburgh into Belfast.

JL arrived with a slight delay, five minutes so not too bad, but his baggage, as well as half of the flight's baggage, did not arrive.

Having stood in a queue for an hour to register his details, he was told that the bags would arrive the following day.

Of course, there was no phone call about his bags and when he tried to log on to the online system with the details he had been given - no reference, invalid.

His Apple AirTags showed no movement from the terminal at Edinburgh Airport.

Days later, now in Dublin and about to head to London then on to Copenhagen he made the decision to book a new flight to Edinburgh from Dublin and then a train from Edinburgh to London.

An epic journey but in the end he got his bags.

Likely his bags would have taken a month to get to him back in the USA meanwhile he had already had to buy new equipment such as chargers, it's difficult in Dublin to find a Hasselblad charger or indeed a genuine Sony camera charger, and he borrowed a tripod from me.

Also every day there are stories of people who were not able to make it at all due to cancellations, diversions and long delays.

Panoramic Ireland will be as flexible as possible to suit your schedule, whether all of your bags have arrived or none - lost in the mists of the airport baggage reclaim like in the image above.

Darren McLoughlin

International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

https://darrenmcloughlin.com

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