Aer Lingus 2024 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.

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Aer Lingus 2024 Baggage Allowance

If you’re travelling with Aer Lingus on an upcoming flight, here’s everything you need to know about your baggage allowance and fees. Your allowance may differ depending on your ticket type, and the service that you’re flying on.

Aer Lingus Cabin Baggage

For Aer Lingus Regional flights (operated by Emerald Airlines), you are permitted one piece of cabin baggage up to 7KG, not exceeding 48 x 33 x 20cm.

For all other Aer Lingus flights, you are permitted one piece of cabin baggage up to 10KG, not exceeding 55 x 40 x 24cm

You can also bring a smaller piece of hand luggage into the cabin, such as a handbag or laptop bag, 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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Aer Lingus Checked Baggage Allowance

Flights within Europe

Baggage TypeSize RestrictionsWeight Allowance
Transatlantic Cabin Baggage 55 x 40 x 24cm10kg
Regional Cabin Baggage 48 x 33 x 20cm7kg
Checked Baggage158cm20kg
Checked Baggage158cm25kg
Checked Baggage158cmTwo bags with a combined total weight of 40kg / 88lb.

Transatlantic Flights

Smart and Flex fares on Transatlantic flights already include a 23kg (50lb) bag, additionally, there are three types of baggage options available for purchase.

Baggage TypeSize RestrictionsWeight Allowance
Checked Baggage158cm20kg
Checked Baggage158cm25kg
Checked Baggage158cm30kg

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.

Online

Route20kg25kg40kg in 2 bags
Near€25€30€65
Mid€40€45€70
Far€55€60€85

Manage Booking/Check-in

20kg25kg40kg in 2 bags
Near€27€32€67
Mid€42€47€72
Far€57€62€87

Call Centre

20kg25kg40kg in 2 bagsExtra Piece
Near€35€40€75€35
Mid€50€55€80€50
Far€65€70€95€65

Airport

Saver/Plus/Advantage/AerSpace fare20kg*Extra Piece
Near€35€35
Mid€50€50
Far€65€65

Note: You are not permitted to upgrade a bag to a higher weight at the airport on the day of departure, excess fees will be applied to any weight over a guest’s 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 with 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 the 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 the hold, as per sporting equipment.

Aer Lingus At-a-glance

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s flag carrier, primarily operates flights from Dublin Airport. However, it also has hubs in Cork, Shannon, and Manchester. Alongside their partners, Emerald Airlines, which operates Aer Lingus Regional services, they maintain a significant presence at George Best Belfast City Airport. Operating a fleet of Airbus and ATR aircraft, Aer Lingus offers an Economy class product on Domestic and European flights, with a Business class product available on flights to North America.

Flying Since
Flying Since
1936
Airline Code
Airline Code
EI
Main Hub
Main Hub
Dublin (DUB)
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Frequent Flyer Program
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Customs & Entry Requirements

When travelling internationally, it’s a requirement that you pass through customs. However, for domestic travel, or travel within the EU, customs is not usually required. In all cases, you will pass through security checks, to which it’s likely your ID and Documents will be checked, so it’s a good idea to have these documents ready and available throughout your journey.

Entry requirements vary from country to country. It’s very important that you research the exact requirements specific to you before you travel, as certain countries may require a visa, proof of insurance, and possibly bank statements. Your passport must also be valid for the full duration of your stay, with some countries requiring at least 6 months validity. However, all requirements will differ and are subject to your specific circumstances, such as duration of stay, purpose of travel, and the regulations that the country has set.

We recommend sourcing information about entry requirements from the country’s official websites.

Connecting Flights

Connecting flights refer to you taking multiple flights in order to reach your destination. This results in having a longer journey time, however, it’s quite common when direct services are not available.

If you have a connecting flight booked on the same ticket, typically your baggage will be checked through to your final destination. However, with potential flight delays, busy airports, and tight connections, you might make the connection, but often your baggage does not. This is why more and more travellers are travelling light by shipping their luggage ahead.

Many low-cost airlines don't offer connecting flights. This means it's your responsibility to manage your onward connections, and collect your baggage after each flight.

If you’re unsure, we recommend that you contact your airline directly.

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