Catch a Direct Flight from the Midwest to Ireland on This New Route

The Irish airline is the first direct flight to serve the airport in Cleveland, Ohio from Dublin.

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Matheus Câmara da Silva/Unsplash
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Editor’s Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC’s latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.Aer Lingus announced on September 28 that it would be offering a new transatlantic route out of Cleveland, Ohio. The airline will be the first to provide direct European service out of Cleveland. The route will launch on May 19, 2023, and run four times weekly. That means Clevelanders will be able to take a direct flight into Dublin.

“This is a significant announcement for Aer Lingus as we deliver on our ambition to grow our transatlantic network. The commencement of a new route, accompanied with further network connectivity, is an exciting milestone for the airline during a critical time of recovery for our business. The new service to Cleveland not only provides a direct connection to Ireland but connections to over 20 popular European destinations via our Dublin Hub”, said
Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer Reid Moody  in a press release.

The new Cleveland route will be the 15th route offered by the airline between North America and Ireland. It will provide midwest travelers a seamless connection to more than 20 other major European destinations, including Brussels, London, and Paris.

You can book flights on the new route and explore the rest of the Aer Lingus routes at

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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