Aer Lingus

Fares. Hand luggage allowance. Checked baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges. Carriage of sports equipment. Carriage of musical instruments. Carriage of pets (dogs, cats, birds).

And other useful information about Aer Lingus. Last update 15.05.2019. Sources of information for this page: Aer Lingus Hand Baggage, Aer Lingus Checked and Extra Baggage, Aer Lingus Travelling with Pets, Aer Lingus Carriage of Sports Equipment, Aer Lingus Carriage of Musical Instruments. Airlines constantly change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page of the airline in question in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.

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Fare group Saver Plus Advantage
please read Please also read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines.
Aer Lingushand luggage allowance 1 piece of carry-on baggage
+ Aer Lingus allows to take on board small personal items (umbrella, handbag, briefcase, walking stick/cane, books, laptop, camcorder, camera, bag with baby accessories or with Duty Free purchases and so on), ! not allowed on Aer Lingus Regional

For an infant / child it's permitted to carry free of charge  one fully collapsible buggy / stroller (is checked in with other baggage and can be handed down at the gate if required), plus one more item: car or booster seat or travel cot. All baggage of an infant (children under 2 years) must be packed in the accompanying adult's baggage allowance. Hand baggage allowance of children (2-12 years of age) is the same as of an adult passenger, there's no checked baggage allowance with infant or child bookings.

Passengers with special requirements or persons needing help of the airline staff must notify the airline at the time of booking or not later than 48 hours before departure by filling in Aer Lingus special assistance request form.
Passengers with restricted mobility can travel in their own wheelchairs for no additional cost, you can get information on wheelchair requirements by contacting Aer Lingus customer service.
Aer Lingus 1х 10 kg 55x40x24 cm + 1х 33х25х20 cm
Aer Lingus Regional: operated by Stobart Air 1х 7 kg 48х33х20 cm
Aer Lingus checked baggae allowance Flights within Europe
1х 20 kg
Transatlantic Flights
Economy  Saver Economy Smart/Flex Business/Business Flex
The sum of three dimensions of any hold baggage item must not be larger than 158 cm
1x 23 kg 3х bags with combined weight of 69 kg,
one piece of baggage must not exceed 32 kg
Aer Lingus excess baggage
Flights within Europe
Fees for excess (extra) hold baggage on Aer Lingus flights online, call center +€10, at the airport +€10 and only 20 kg bags

Extra piece: online €10, through call center or at the airport: near €35 / mid €50 / far €65 (! does not increase your overall weight allowance, but you can spread your weight across more bags: you can add maximum 3 of them)

Excess weight is charged €10 per kg
kg  Saver Plus & Advantage
Near Mid Far Near Mid Far
15 €20 €35 €50
20 €25 €40 €55 incl.
25 €30 €45 €60 €10 €5 €5
40 €65 €70 €85 €35 €25 €25
Transatlantic Flights
Excess baggage fee - for baggage weighing from 24 kg to a maximum of 32 kg per bag: €75.

A maximum of 3 checked baggage items are permitted per guest, per flight.

Baggage fees for second and subsequent bags weighing up to 23 kg per bag: at the airport €75; in the table below: fees online or through call center.
weight, kg  between Europe and Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Toronto between Europe and Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC
20 €39.99 €59.99
25 €44.99 €64.99
30 €49.99 €69.99
!   Special baggage (more than 158 cm, more than 32 kg, fragile items etc.):  you must notify Aer Lingus not later than 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure, Aer Lingus contact center.
Aer Lingus pets All suitably harnessed assistance dogs can travel in the passenger cabin for free. Aer Lingus requires at least 48 hr notification. A maximum of four assistance dogs is permitted per aircraft per flight on flights within Europe and eight assistance dogs — on transatlantic flights
On Aer Lingus Regional flights: cats, dogs and rabbits travel for a fee of €40,
on flights from Ireland to North America: Household pets (cats & dogs only) can be booked as excess baggage, fee is €160 per sector, ! won't be accepted on flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle and on flights to / from Newark, Philadelphia or Hartford
On flights from North America to Ireland: pets must be shipped as cargo with Aer Lingus Cargo
Aer Lingus sports equipment Ski, snowboard, golf, diving, surfing, fishing equipment, bicycle*, sports guns**
* carriage can not be booked online
** sports weapons, firearms and ammunition can’t be carried on Aer Lingus Regional flights
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Sports equipment with max weight  23 kg is carried as part of the standard free baggage allowance, if exceeded,
€75 excess baggage fee will be applied.
Online €40 (+€10 call center and airport), sports guns must be paid for at the airport
Aer Lingus musical instruments  On Aer Lingus flights, small musical instruments are carried as part of the standard free baggage allowance: in the cabin max 55x40x24 cm (regional flights: 48х33х20 cm) as (=instead of) your hand baggage, larger instruments can be checked in for the same fee, as golf equipment or skis: €40 (+€10 call center and airport).

When carried in the passenger's seat (specially booked), the weight of the instrument must not exceed 75 kg and its dimensions 94x58x41 cm on regional flights.
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