Aer Lingus Baggage and Carry-on

What is Aer Lingus policy on carry-on allowance?

On flights operated by Aer Lingus, passengers are allowed to carry in the cabin some unchecked baggage, without charge, which is limited by number, weight and dimensions. The carry-on allowance varies depending on the service:

Carry-onAer Lingus*Aer Lingus Regional*
Number1 piece1 piece
Weight10 kg (22 lbs)7 kg (15 lbs)
Size (H x W x D)55 x 40 x 24 cm (21.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 in)48 x 33 x 20 cm (18.5 x 13 x 8 in)
Personal Item1 small handbag, laptop, duty-free or baby changing bag
Maximum size 25 x 33 x 20 cm (10 x 13 x 8 in)
No
*When connecting from an Aer Lingus flight to an Aer Lingus Regional flight (operated by Stobart Air), the Aer Lingus Regional carry-on allowance will apply for both flights.

What is Aer Lingus policy on checked baggage allowance?

Passengers traveling on an Aer Lingus may, or may not, have a free checked baggage allowance that corresponds to carriage in the hold, without extra charge, of a quantity of baggage limited by number, weight and dimensions. Your free baggage allowance is determined based on the destination and the fare paid:

Destination/FareSAVERPLUS / ADVANTAGE
AERSPACE / SMART / FLEX
BUSINESS
Flights within Europe
(Weight Allowance)
No free baggage allowance20 kg – 1 checked bag
Transatlantic flights
(Piece Allowance)
No free baggage allowance1 checked bag weighing
up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
3 checked bags each
up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
Overall bag dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 158 cm (62″).
The weight of one piece of baggage must not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs).

Carry-on

The following hand baggage rules apply on Aer Lingus flights:

  • The cabin baggage must meet size and weight limits which are enforced at the airport.
  • The baggage must fit inside the gauge units at the airport.
  • Passengers should stow smaller bags under the seat in front of them, keeping overhead space free for larger bags.
  • Occasionally, Aer Lingus may need to check the cabin baggage into the hold due to storage space limitations, or if the baggage is over the allowed dimensions and weight.
  • Passengers should check that the cabin baggage is within the specified allowance. The baggage outside of this allowance must be checked-in, and the relevant bag charge will apply.

At Dublin Airport, you can check in your cabin bag for €5 at Desk 32. Thus, when you get to the airport security, you save time and avoid unpacking and repacking hand luggage and liquids. This service is not an additional baggage allowance, and the cabin bag must be collected from the carousel on arrival at the destination.

Excess Baggage – Flights within Europe

On flights within Europe, Aer Lingus offers four baggage options to choose from online:

  • Small Bag – allows passengers to check one bag weighing up to 15 kg.
  • Medium Bag – allows passengers to check one bag weighing up to a maximum of 20 kg.
  • Large Bag – allows passengers to check one bag weighing up to 25 kg.
  • Extra Large Bag – allows passengers to check 2 bags with a combined total weight of 40 kg.

By adding the bag online, passengers will save at least 50% on the price of airport baggage charges. If you book your flight on aerlingus.com, you can avail of the online discount and book your baggage for all applicable routes. If you did not book online, you must contact the Call Center in order to book your bags in advance.

Passengers can add a maximum of 3 pieces within the chosen weight allowance. Remember that no individual piece can weigh more than 32 kg.

Buying an extra bag gives the flexibility to spread the weight across more bags, but it does not increase the overall weight. If a passenger purchases 25 kg and buys an extra bag, he has a weight combined allowance of 25 kg spread over 2 bags.

General Rules

  • Baggage allowance is per passenger, per direction.
  • Passengers can pay baggage fees online at a discount up to two hours prior to departure, or the full fee at the airport.
  • The discount of an extra bag fee is available online while the standard extra bag fee is charged at the airport.
  • Excess weight is charged per kg per flight in excess of the allowance at the airport.
  • Pooling or sharing of baggage allowance is permitted with a travel partner within the same booking and when checking in together.

Excess Baggage Fees

Excess baggage fees depend on the fare purchased, destination (NEAR, MID and FAR) and booking channel (online, call center or airport):

Excess Baggage Fees – SAVER Fare
RoutePurchase1 bag2 bags

Extra

Piece*

Excess

Weight

15 kg20 kg25 kg40 kg
NEAROnline flight booking€20/£20€25/£24€30/£28€65/£60€10N/A
Manage booking/check-in€22/£22€27/£26€32/£30€67/£62€10N/A
Call Center€30/£30€35/£34€40/£38€75/£70€35/£33N/A
AirportN/A€35/£34N/AN/A€35/£34€10 per kilo
MIDOnline flight booking€35/£32€40/£36€45/£40€70/£62€10N/A
Manage booking/check-in€37/£34€42/£38€47/£42€72/£64€10N/A
Call Center€45/£40€50/£45€55/£49€80/£70€50/£45N/A
AirportN/A€50/£45N/AN/A€50/£45€10 per kilo
FAROnline flight booking€50/£45€55/£49€60/£53€85/£75€10N/A
Manage booking/check-in€52/£47€57/£51€62/£55€87/£77€10N/A
Call Center€60/£53€65/£57€70/£62€95/£83€65/£57N/A
AirportN/A€65/£57N/AN/A€65/£57€10 per kilo
*Purchasing extra pieces does not increase the overall weight allowance.
Excess Baggage Fees – PLUS / ADVANTAGE / AERSPACE Fare
RoutePurchase1 bag – 25 kg2 bags – 40 kgExtra Piece*Excess Weight
NEAROnline€10/£10€35/£32€10N/A
Call Center€10/£10€35/£33€35/£33N/A
Airport€35/£34N/A€35/£34€10 per kilo
MIDOnline€5/£5€25/£24€10N/A
Call Center€5/£5€25/£24€50/£40N/A
Airport€50/£45N/A€50/£45€10 per kilo
FAROnline€5/£5€25/£24€10N/A
Call Center€5/£5€25/£24€65/£57N/A
Airport€65/£57N/A€65/£57€10 per kilo
*Purchasing extra pieces does not increase the overall weight allowance.

Excess Baggage Fees – Flights to/from North America

For Aer Lingus journeys between the UK or Continental Europe and North America, the long-haul checked baggage allowance will apply for all flights within the itinerary. Pooling or sharing of baggage allowance is permitted when with a travel partner within the same booking and when checking in together. Remember that baggage fees are non-refundable.

For Aer Lingus flights, up to a total allowance of 3 bags can be booked online, with a discount, up to 2 hours before departure. One bag can be booked online for itineraries which include partner airline flights.

Online Baggage Fees – Flights between Europe and North America
Fare20 kg25 kg30 kg
SAVER

€/£44.99

USD/CAD 54.99

€/£49.99

USD/CAD 59.99

€/£54.99

USD/CAD 64.99

SMART & FLEX

€/£59.99

USD/CAD 74.99

€/£64.99

USD/CAD 79.99

€/£69.99

USD/CAD 84.99

Additional and/or overweight bags will be charged at the airport. A baggage fee of €75 / £65 / USD 100 / CAD 100 per bag will apply for excess weight between 24-32 kg (51-70 lbs) and/or additional checked bags over the free allowance.

Sports Equipment

Aer Lingus will carry sports equipment as checked baggage. Sports equipment can be carried as part of the standard free baggage allowance on flights to or from North America, and excess baggage rates of €75/$100 each-way apply if the passenger exceeds the free allowance.

European Flights

Each passenger can carry a maximum of 1 piece of sports equipment. The maximum weight allowable for carriage of sports equipment is 23 kg (50 lbs). Normal excess baggage rates apply in addition to the flat rate charge if the weight exceeds this maximum allowance.

Sports equipment is subject to a flat rate charge of €40 or equivalent, payable online before departure, or a charge of €50 or equivalent, payable through Aer Lingus reservations centre or at the airport on the day of departure. Bicycles, diving gear equipment and windsurfing equipment cannot be booked online.

On flights operated by Aer Lingus Regional, the carriage of sports equipment is subject to available space on the day. Business Class passengers can carry sports equipment free of charge.

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