How to pack like a Pro

Our Top 5 Tips to allow you to Pack like a Pro

Airlines have reduced your Baggage Allowance so now’s the time to master your packing skills!  Typically the newer suitcases are made out of lightweight materials with lots of handy zips and buckets.  There’s no need to throw out your older suitcases yet – check out our list of handy space-saving tips that will have you packing like a Pro!

  1. Consider multi-purpose compression bags, not only will they save you valuable space but you can also use them to hold dirty clothes on the way back. One ingenious member of the Airport Hopper Team also uses them to wash clothes while abroad! Simply add water and soap to the bag, pop in some clothes and massage your clothes clean!
  2. Roll your clothes! This is the best way to save space and to prevent your clothes from having wrinkles. Your clothes can then be stacked in the case.
  3. Choose travel sized products for your toiletries. This will keep your case light and also leave more room for other items (Duty-Free!). If you run out you can always pop into a local supermarket and top up.
  4. Colour scheme your clothes, bring neutral colours to mix and match pieces so each item of clothing can be worn with more than one outfit. Cold evenings after a day at the beach? Bring layering clothes that can be altered depending on the weather.
  5.  Check if your hotel room includes hair dryers and irons! There’s no need to bring your kitchen sink with you if your Hotel or Air BnB offers all of your home amenities. Otherwise, pack travel sized electronics, saving weight and space in your luggage. Just don’t forget the travel adaptor!

ps-Save paper and money where possible!  Book online and save 20% off your Airport Hopper Ticket. There’s no need to print your ticket, simply book online and show your Driver your online ticket.

In order to ensure that there is space for everyone’s luggage on the Airport hopper, we ask that you bring only a suitcase and a small piece of hand luggage, send us an email to info@airporthopper.ie if you have excess luggage and we will do our best to facilitate you!

Where ever you are holidaying this year we hope it’s one to remember.

Airport Hopper Team

We’re Looking for a HGV Mechanic (Bus & Coach)

Come for a job, stay for a rewarding career!

We are seeking to hire a full-time HGV Mechanic to join our hugely successful and award-winning team. Our parent company, The Dualway Group, is one of the largest privately owned companies in the Irish transportation and tourism sector.

We as a company operate private coach hire, scheduled services, a wide range of day tours in Ireland and the iconic red open top tour buses in Dublin. Our worldwide brands also include City Sightseeing and Gray Line. Our prestigious awards history incorporates everything from service excellence, best safety practices up to excellence in HR, and everything in between.

Due to continued expansion and growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic, can-do Coach and Bus Mechanic to join our busy Service and Maintenance Team. Joining our team offers you the enjoyment of working in a people-focused work environment, along with many career advancement and development opportunities.

 

Responsibilities include:

• Adhering to the DOE schedules
• Liaising with the Maintenance Manager on bus parts required to carry out a service
• Ensure all work is carried out to quality and specification requirements and documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner
• Provide updates on a daily basis
• Ensure good housekeeping by maintaining a clean and safe workplace
• Work with bus models such as Scania, Volvo, Mercedes, MAN and Iveco

 

The successful candidate will ideally:

• Be a fully qualified HGV Mechanic
• Hold a full D Licence
• Be a people person with excellent interpersonal and people management skills
• Demonstrate strong organisational and planning skills
• Be friendly with the ability to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues
• Be diligent, with a flexible and can do approach to work
• Work well under pressure

Salary:

• Hourly rate negotiable depending on experience

Other benefits and what we offer:

• A fun, friendly and people-focused work environment
• Career advancement opportunities
• Development opportunities
• Pension Plan
• Saving Scheme
• Free GP visits
• Educational assistance
• Sports and Social Club
• Fully equipped and comfortable canteen

 

Apply Today:

If you think you have what it takes to work for the Airport Hopper and all the other brands associated, be sure to send your application to hradmin@dualway.com today!

Please note that the Airport Hopper and Dualway Group depot is located in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.
The Dualway Group the parent company of the Airport Hopper, is an Equal Opportunities Employer – Putting people first the safest way.

We’re Hiring – Join the Airport Hopper Team Today

 

The Airport Hopper Team are delighted to announce that we are now hiring! We are currently seeking both permanent Full Time and Part-Time Coach Drivers to join our hugely successful, award-winning team.

The Airport Hopper is a premium scheduled service operating from Tallaght and Maynooth to and from Dublin Airport daily. Due to continued expansion and growth, we are now seeking experienced coach drivers, with at least two years’ experience, to join our full-time and part-time driving team.

Click here to join our team today!

Dublin Airport Welcomes New Icelandair Service to Reykjavik

Attention holiday goers’ and all who have that so-called travel-bug.

Did you hear that Dublin Airport has announced that Icelandair will operate a new direct DublinReykjavik service six times a week, starting this June!

Not only are we delighted to hear about the new service, we too believe it is excellent news for the tourism industry as a whole, allowing people to take advantage of onward connections to almost 20 different cities across North America (according to the guys at Dublin Airport).

When it launches this service, Icelandair will become Dublin Airport’s 22nd new scheduled airline since 2010. The people at Dublin Airport are busy bees, we know!

So, if you are thinking of taking a break this June, why not give the island of Iceland a go! And with their nation also in this year’s FIFA World Cup, the place will be only hoppin’ – see what we did there?

And remember, the Airport Hopper can get you there – As we currently run two serveries from Tallaght and Maynooth, which operate daily!

 

Brainteasers!

 

 

Think you know Dublin well?  Identify famous Dublin Landmarks and Towns from this fiendishly clever  Dublin Based Quiz.

 

  1. Church Reptile  …… Chapelizod
  2. Sea Creature Outhouse  …… Dolphins Barn 
  3. Very Dark Boulder …… Blackrock
  4. Gravel Paste …… StoneyBatter
  5. Move out of the way …… Stepaside      
  6. Where single men don’t run …...Bachelor’s Walk
  7. Honest Opinion …..FairView
  8. Sounds like it is falling apart …… Crumlin
  9. Spheres cross over here ……Ballsbridge
  10. Crafty animal on a stone …… FoxRock
  11. Motionless musical instrument ……  Stilorgan
  12. Assassinate the leading pig  …… Kilmainham
  13. Big cat’s Ville  ……Leopardstown
  14. Demolish Leo  …… KnockLyon
  15. DuelWeapon  …… Swords
  16. An Elusive Beer  …… Lucan