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Aer Lingus 2019 Baggage Allowance

If you’re travelling with Aer Lingus on an upcoming flight, find out everything you need to know about Aer Lingus baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.

Aer Lingus Baggage Allowance

Aer Lingus Cabin Baggage

Aer Lingus permits customers to carry one piece of cabin baggage with a weight limit of 10kg and maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 24 cm. You can also bring a smaller piece of hand luggage into the cabin, such as a laptop, maximum dimensions of 25 x 33 x 20cm.

If your cabin baggage is oversized and/or overweight, it will be checked into the hold and the relevant airport baggage fees will apply and must be paid.

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Baggage TypeSize RestrictionsWeight Allowance
Cabin Baggage55 x 40 x 24cm10kg
Checked Baggage158cm23kg
Excess Baggage158cm32kg

SuitcasesAer Lingus Checked Luggage

The allowances for checked baggage will depend if you are flying within Europe or to one of Aer Lingus’ specific higher priced destinations: Between Dublin/Cork & Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, Tenerife.

Baggage prices also vary depending on if you are travelling peak or off-peak.

Off peak season: 1st October – 31st May and excluding 21st December – 4th January. Peak season: 1st June – 3oth September and 21st December – 4th January.

Aer Lingus has four different sizes of checked luggage to choose from; 15kg, 20kg, 25kg or 40kg in two separate bags. A maximum of three pieces of luggage can be checked in per passenger, within your chosen weight allowance. Prices are per passenger, per flight.

You can add an extra bag at €10 per bag, however, this must be included within the weight allowance which has already been paid for. You can book your checked baggage online, on the phone or at the airport. Pre-booking your luggage online is up to 50% cheaper.

Passengers on transatlantic flights are permitted to check in 23kg of luggage free of charge. Extra baggage can be purchased at a charge of €75 per supplementary bag.

If baggage is overweight at the airport, fees will apply and must be paid.

Aer Lingus Checked Baggage Fees

Fees apply to routes within Europe. Refer to Aer Lingus website for detailed information.

Baggage fees are based per guest, per direction.


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Note: no weight upgrades are permitted at the airport. Excess baggage fees will be applied to weight over your personal allowance.

Aer Lingus Excess Baggage

If your baggage is overweight at the airport, you will be forced to pay excess baggage fees. These fees are priced per kilo and depend on your route. Excess baggage within Europe will cost €10 per extra kilo and for transatlantic flights, will cost €75 per bag.

Aer Lingus Exceptional Items

Sporting equipment can be checked into the aircraft’s hold when flying wit Aer Lingus. However, items are limited to one per person and must not exceed 23kg in weight. Within Europe, sporting equipment can be carried for approximately €40 per item each way.

If on a transatlantic flight, sporting equipment may be carried as part of the free checked baggage allowance. If carried in addition, a fee of €75 per item will apply. These charges apply to bookings made online only. Adding such items at airport will be significantly more expensive. For further information on sporting equipment, please see here.

Musical instruments can be carried by hand as cabin baggage, if within the size and weight limits. Larger items can be checked into hold, as per sporting equipment.

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Content is based on information gathered from the following sources on 16/07/2018


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