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Aer Lingus 2017 Baggage Allowance

Travelling with Aer Lingus on an upcoming flight? Find out everything you need to know about Aer Lingus baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.

And, see how it compares to luggage shipping with Uni Baggage…

Aer Lingus Hand Luggage

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 or a handbag.

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

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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 during peak or off-peak seasons. Off peak season includes 1st October – 31st May and excluding 21st December – 4th January. Peak season includes 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 pay £8 to add an extra bag but this must be included within the weight allowance which has already been paid for.

You can book 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 £65 per supplementary bag. If baggage is overweight at the airport, fees will apply.

For a full list of prices, please see the chart below.

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 £12 per extra kilo and for transatlantic flights, will cost £65 per kilo.

Aer Lingus Exceptional Items

Sporting equipment can be checked into hold. However, items are limited to one per person and must not exceed 23kg in weight. Within Europe, sporting equipment can be carried for approximately £25 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 £65 will apply. These charges apply to bookings made online. At the airport will be significantly more expensive. Items such as bicycles must be booked over the phone.

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.

Uni Baggage – Aer Lingus Baggage Alternative

For those who would like an alternative to airline baggage, Uni Baggage provides low cost luggage shipping service which allows passengers to travel handsfree.

Book a luggage shipment online and we will collect your items from you and deliver them quickly and safely to where they need to go. This means you have one less thing to worry about as you travel.

As well as door to door service, Uni Baggage also provides full online luggage tracking, SMS and email notifications. You get a generous weight allowance of 30kg per item and prices start at just £16.99. Uni Baggage ships luggage to and from 200+ countries worldwide. For more information about Uni Baggage, visit our luggage shipping page.

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Content is based on information gathered from the following sources on 01/04/2017


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