Autism Awareness Month

Travelling can be a stressful occasion for everyone. Navigating an Airport with a child on the Autism spectrum can pose increased challenges and be daunting. On the Airport Hopper, we want to make your journey as pleasant as possible. Please contact us if there is anything that we can do to make your journey easier

The Dublin Airport Authority have launched the
Important Flyer initiative which can assist travellers with Autism. This pass ( Wristbands or lanyard) will allow Travelers to access assistance at security, passport control or any area where they may encounter queues or crowds. Learn more about this inclusive initiative here .
  • 5 ways to make your trip easier
  • Book Priority Boarding or access the Important Traveller initiative
  • Bring familiar food Toys
  • Explain the process of what’s going to happen ( security, passport control, luggage etc), if possible role play the scenarios so that your child can be prepared.
  • If your child is a ‘wanderer’ include a bracelet with contact information in case you become separated.
  • If possible fly during your children’s standard nap time.


On the Airport Hopper, we want to make your journey as pleasant as possible. Please contact us if there is anything that we can do to make your journey easier.