If you’re travelling with Aer Lingus this year, here’s everything you need to know about your Aer Lingus baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges for cabin and hold items.
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.
Fees & Excess Baggage
Fees apply to routes within Europe. Refer to Aer Lingus website for detailed information.
Baggage fees are based per guest, per direction. 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.
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.
Sporting & Musical Equipment
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 to another cabin bag, a fee of €75 per item will apply. These charges apply to bookings made online only. Adding such items at the airport on the day of travel 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.