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Aer lingus Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

Check Aer lingus baggage size restrictions and fees before you travel.

Aer Lingus carry-on allowance

Aer Lingus allows passengers on standard flights to carry one item of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 10 kg and maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 24 cm, plus one small personal item, such as a hand bag or laptop, with maximum dimensions of 25 x 33 x 20 cm.

children's luggage

For infants under two years of age, all cabin baggage must be included in the accompanying adult’s baggage allowance.

if your bag is overweight/ oversized

If hand baggage exceeds these allowances, it will be checked into the hold and relevant airport baggage fees will apply.

 

Aer Lingus checked-in baggage

The allowances for checked-in baggage depend on whether the passenger is travelling within Europe or on a transatlantic flight and whether they are travelling in low or peak season.

The following options are available for travel within Europe, on most routes, during the low season (1st October - 31st May), in relation to an ‘Economy’ fare:

Small: one bag at 15 kg - €15

Medium: one bag at 20 kg - €20

Large: one bag at 25 kg - €30

Xtra large: 40 kg across two bags - €55

During peak season (1st June - 30th September and 21st December - 4th January) prices increase as follows:

Small: one bag at 15 kg - €25

Medium: one bag at 20 kg - €35

Large: one bag at 25 kg - €40

Xtra large: 40 kg across two bags - €65

If travelling on the following specific routes, prices are even higher during peak season: Between Dublin/Cork/Shannon and Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, Tenerife

Low season:

Small: one bag at 15 kg - €20

Medium: one bag at 20 kg - €35

Large: one bag at 25 kg - €45

Xtra large: 40 kg across two bags - €70

Peak season:

Small: one bag at 15 kg - €35

Medium: one bag at 20 kg - €45

Large: one bag at 25 kg - €55

Xtra large: 40 kg across two bags - €75

Adding an extra piece of luggage (up to a maximum of 3) costs €10 but this must be included within the weight allowance being paid for.

The above prices are based on luggage that has been pre-booked online.

If baggage is not pre-booked, airport charges apply. The following is a sample of these fees:

For travel between between Dublin/Cork/Shannon and Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, or Tenerife, it would cost €50 to check in a 20 kg bag, plus €50 for any additional pieces of luggage during low season. During peak season, these prices increase to €60.

Passengers travelling on ‘Plus’ or ‘Flex’ fares are permitted to check in one 20 kg bag free of charge.

The following options are available for transatlantic flights:

‘Economy’ and ‘Flex’ fares are allowed to check in one bag up to 23 kg free of charge, with overall dimensions of 158 cm (length + width + height).

‘Business’ and ‘Business Flex’ customers are allowed three bags with a combined maximum weight of 69 kg free of charge.

Aer Lingus Excess baggage

Excess baggage fees are charged at €15 per kilo for flights within Europe and at €75 per overweight piece for long-haul flights.

Exceptional items

Sports equipment can be checked into the hold. This is restricted to one item per person, with no item exceeding 23 kg in weight.

On transatlantic flights, a sports item can be carried as part of the free baggage allowance. If carried in addition to this allowance, a fee of €75 will apply, one way.

On flights within Europe sports equipment can be carried for €40, one way, if paid online, or €50 at the airport or by telephone. Some items, such as bicycles, must be booked by telephone.

Musical instruments under 55 x 40 x 24 cm can be carried as cabin baggage. Larger items, such as a guitar, can be carried on board if an additional, window, seat is purchased for it. Or, larger items can be checked into the hold, on payment of a special handling fee.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 19.01.2016:

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