Aer Lingus baggage

Aer Lingus plane

Aer Lingus' baggage allowances and carriage rules are a little complicated and complex, with several exceptions. In principle, you are always entitled to carry at least two hand luggage items. We've summarised the carriage rules for you below so you always know what baggage is included in your ticket price.

Hand luggage

Each passenger can take 2 pieces of hand luggage with them on their journey. However, please note that you can't always take your hand luggage on board, but instead check it in free of charge.

The dimensions of the luggage and the weight limit are clearly shown in the table below. But please read the explanation below.

Small hand luggage Large hand luggage
Regional flights 33x25x20cm on board 48x33x20cm and 7kg on board
European flights 33x25x20cm on board 55x40x24cm and 10kg for check-in
Transcontinental flights 33x25x20cm on board 55x40x24cm and 10kg on board

You can bring a larger carry-on bag on board when travelling on a fare higher than the basic Saver fare, or you can pay an additional Carry-on bag and priority boarding service at 10 eur per flight.

Regional routes

On regional routes in Ireland and the UK operated by Emerald Airlines, you are entitled to carry a small carry-on bag and a larger carry-on bag weighing 7 kg and of specific dimensions. You take both pieces of luggage on board with you and they are of the following dimensions:

  • 33 x 25 x 20 cm to take on board.
  • 48 x 33 x 20 cm and 7 kg with you on board

Smaller carry-on baggage sizes are allowed on regional flights due to the smaller ATR aircraft.

European routes

On European routes operated by Aer Lingus, you are entitled to carry a small carry-on bag and a large carry-on bag weighing 10 kg. However, you must check in the larger baggage free of charge at the airport counter. The dimensions are as follows:

  • 33 x 25 x 20 cm to take on board
  • 55 x 40 x 24 cm and 10 kg to be checked in free of charge at the airport

Transatlantic flights

On long-haul flights to or from America, you are entitled to 2 carry-on bags to take on board. If your flight includes a connecting flight, you take a larger hand bag with you on connecting flights within Europe.

  • 33 x 25 x 20 cm with you on board
  • 55 x 40 x 24 cm and 10 kg with you on board

Checked baggage

Checked baggage is included in the ticket price for all fares, except for the basic Saver fare, which does not include checked baggage. Other fares include 1 piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg.

For the Saver fare, baggage can be purchased at a cost of approx. 50 eur per flight. If you have a return ticket, you must purchase the baggage together for both the outbound and return journey.

Long-haul passengers in business class can carry a total of 3 pieces of luggage of 23 kg each.

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