Fares from Los Angeles to Dublin for $999

 Trinity College, where Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker and Jonathan Swift learned to write. Photo by Phillip Milne.

Trinity College, where Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker and Jonathan Swift learned to write. Photo by Phillip Milne.

Ethiopian Airlines launches nonstop service from Los Angeles to Dublin

When planning a trip to Ireland, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you’re probably not thinking about Ethiopian Airlines — but maybe you should be. Starting this summer, Ethiopian Airlines will be the only airline offering nonstop service from Los Angeles to Dublin.  

Having just returned from Dublin myself and with another trip to the Emerald Isle slated for May, the news couldn’t come at a better time. What’s more, Africa’s fastest-growing airline is commemorating the new service with roundtrip fares as low as $999 (taxes included) to Dublin and fares starting at $1,299 to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It's even possible to stopover in Dublin for free on your way to Addis Ababa if you plan it right.

 Learning how to pour a proper pint of Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse 

Learning how to pour a proper pint of Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse 

Thrice-weekly service to Dublin begins on June 20, but you can book your tickets as early as, well, right now. Keep in mind that all tickets must be purchased before midnight Central Time on June 30, even if you're traveling in August. The Los Angeles to Dublin fare is valid on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays for travel through Aug. 31. 

To check fares and book travel, go here.