Aer Lingus Baggage Policy

When planning a trip, the luggage allowance comes first. The Aer Lingus baggage policy goes over all of the options in great detail. It even offers the costs associated with various bag types. It permits passengers to carry some special items. Even safety-related guidelines are included in it.

What are the Rules for Aer Lingus Baggage?

The rules upon which this policy is based include some of the following:

  • Travelers get free checked baggage allowances as per the fare type.
  • The size of the cabin bags varies with the flight route.
  • Exceeding the standard allowance leads to additional charges.
  • Adults accompanying infants can carry additional items on board.
  • However, infants do not get a checked luggage allowance.
  • Passengers need to abide by the limitations imposed on various items.

Is there an Aer Lingus Checked Baggage Policy?

This operator has provisions for the passengers to check their bags for the luggage hold.

  • Such an allowance is available for each way per traveler.
  • TheAer Lingus checked baggage is included in some fare types.
  • For extra weight or items, there is an applicable cost.
  • Co-passenger may share/pool the allotted checked luggage for:
    • The same reservation
    • And, when they check-in at the same time

Note: Travelers with third-party bookings must connect with the agency for the allowance.

Aer Lingus Checked Baggage Size and Weight

The following physical limitations apply to all checked luggage:

Aer Lingus Baggage weight (Maximum)70 lbs or 32 kg
Aer Lingus Baggage size (Maximum)62 inches or 158 cm (W+H+L)

Types of Checked Bags

You get to choose bags from various weight options. The available options based on the flight route are as follows:

Transatlantic FlightsFlight Routes within Europe
44 lbs/20 kg44 lbs/20 kg
54 lbs/25 kg54 lbs/25 kg
66 lbs/30 kg88 lbs/40 kg

Checked Bags Included in Various Fares

The following table highlights the Aer Lingus baggage allowance for each fare types:

Flights within Europe

Fare Types

Checked Bags Included

●     Plus

●     Advantage

●     AerSpace

One 20 kg/44 lbs bag



Aer Lingus Transatlantic Baggage Allowance

Economy Class

●     Smart

●     Flex

Note: The “Saver” fare does not include checked baggage.

One 23 kg/50 lbs bag

Business Class

●     Business

●     Business Flex

3 checked bags (combined weight up to 150 lbs/23 kg)

How to Purchase Aer Lingus Checked Bags?

It is best to purchase the checked bag online in advance for discounted rates.

  • You can buy these bags no less than 2 hours before the flight departure.
  • Here are 3 ways to book online:
    • At the time of ticket purchaseVia the Aer Lingus Manage Booking tool
    • At the time of check-in

What is the Aer Lingus Checked Baggage Cost?

The Aer Lingus baggage fees for checked items are determined based on the route, weight, and source of purchase.

Within Europe



20 kg/44 lbs

25 kg/55 lbs

30 kg/66 lbs

Saver fare

EUR/GBP 44.99

USD/CAD 54.99

EUR/GBP 49.99

USD/CAD 59.99

EUR/GBP 54.99

USD/CAD 64.99

Other Fares

EUR/GBP 59.99

USD/CAD 74.99

EUR/GBP 64.99

USD/CAD 79.99

EUR/GBP 69.99

USD/CAD 84.99

At the Airport


23 kg/50 lbs

Other Fares

GBP 65

EUR 75


Transatlantic Flights

Saver Fare


Near Routes

Mid Routes

Far Routes

Booking Time

20 kg:

GBP 24

EUR 25

20 kg:

GBP 36

EUR 40

20 kg:

GBP 49

EUR 55

25 kg:

GBP 28

EUR 30

25 kg:

GBP 40

EUR 45

25 kg:

GBP 53

EUR 60

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 60

EUR 65

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 62

EUR 70

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 75

EUR 85

Manage Trip or Check-in

20 kg:

GBP 26

EUR 27

20 kg:

GBP 38

EUR 42

20 kg:

GBP 51

EUR 57

25 kg:

GBP 30

EUR 32

25 kg:

GBP 42

EUR 47

25 kg:

GBP 55

EUR 62

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 62

EUR 67

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 64

EUR 72

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 77

EUR 87

Via Call Center

20 kg:

GBP 34

EUR 35

20 kg:

GBP 45

EUR 50

20 kg:

GBP 57

EUR 65

25 kg:

GBP 38

EUR 40

25 kg:

GBP 49

EUR 55

25 kg:

GBP 62

EUR 70

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 70

EUR 75

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 70

EUR 80

40 kg (2 bags):

GBP 70

EUR 75

All Fare Types at Airport


Bag (20 kg)

Near Routes

GBP 34

EUR 35

Mid Routes

GBP 45

EUR 50

Far Routes

GBP 57

EUR 65


Excess Baggage Cost

The Aer Lingus extra baggagefee is based on the weight of bags in excess of the fare allowance.

 Flights within EuropeWeigh between 23 kg and 32 kg:  
USD 100
EUR 25
GBP 68
Transatlantic FlightsEUR 10 per kg

Is there an Aer Lingus Carry-on Baggage Policy?

Customers are allowed to bring specific bags into the cabin under this policy.

  • They can bring a 10 kg or 7 kg carry-on depending on the route of the flight.
  • All passengers can bring a small personal bag.
  • An additional fee is charged if the bag exceeds the standard allowance.
  • For child/infant booking, one fully foldable stroller/buggy is permitted for free.
  • The infant’s cabin allowance is included in that of the adult accompanying.

Carry-on Bag with Priority Boarding

When your flight is within Europe, you will have the chance to bring a 10 kg bag. The transport of the bag is given below:

Priority Boarding with Carry-onOn-Board Permission for the 10 kg Bag
Included in the bookingAllowed in the cabin
Not included in the booking (Purchased)Drop at check-in

Reservations Including Priority Boarding with Carry-on

In sync with the Aer Lingus baggage policy, a 10 kg cabin bag with priority boarding is included for the following bookings:

Fare PurchasesAdvantage Plus Aer Space Aer Credit Card Economy fares   (Purchased through British Airways)
AerClubOnly for the member of ConciergePlatinumSilver
Flight ConnectionsConnecting flights: To/from transatlantic flights Or, with an interline carrier partner
For InfantsThe fare of the adult accompanying the infant

Cabin Bag Fees

For specific circumstances, these fees are charged for the carry-ons:

  • It costs €/£ 5.99 to purchase the priority boarding with the cabin bag online.
  • When the 10 kg bag is not included or purchased in advance, the charge is €/£ 35 at the airport.

What is the Aer Lingus Carry on Baggage Allowance?

Depending on the connection of the flights, these Aer Lingus baggage dimensions and weight allowances apply for cabin bags:


Carry-on (1 Bag)

Personal Item (1 Bag)

Allowance for Other Flights

Max. Weight: 10 kg

Max Size:

Width- 33cm

Height- 25cm

Depth- 20 cm


Max. Size:

Width- 40 cm

Height- 55 cm

Depth- 24 cm

Regional Flight

Max. Weight: 7 kg

Max. Size:

Width- 33 cm

Height- 48 cm

Depth- 20 cm

Can I Bring Sports Equipment for Aer Lingus Flights?

This carrier permits its passengers to bring their sports gear and transport it as checked luggage.

  • Each traveler is allowed to bring only one item of sporting gear.
  • For sporting goods, 50 lb/23 kg is the maximum weight permitted.
  • If you carry more than this allotment, the excess bag cost will apply.
  • These items are free to transport for travelers flying Business Class.

Note: To transport sports equipment for groups, contact the operator in advance.

Guidelines for Carrying Specific Items

Visit the official website of this carrier. Here, you can get details on packing, limitations, and formalities for check-in on Aer Lingus for the following sports equipment:

  • Golf bags
  • Bicycles
  • Snowboards
  • Sports guns
  • Skis
  • Windsurfing gear
  • Diving equipment
  • Surfboards
  • Fishing gear

Fees for Sports Equipment

Based on the medium of purchase, the cost of transporting sporting goods has been tabulated here:

OnlineEUR/GBP 40
Airport or Guest Service CentreEUR 50   Or,   GBP 40

Note: Items that exceed the standard weight are subject to an Aer Lingus oversized baggage fee.

What is the Aer Lingus Baggage Policy for Musical Equipment?

Under this policy, travelers can transport their musical instruments either on board or as checked luggage.

As Carry-On

When the musical instrument is compact and smaller in size, travelers are permitted to take it on board.

  • It is included as the free cabin allowance of the said passenger.
  • The item must be compact enough to fit in the overhead baggage hold.
  • This musical item must be within the following dimensions:
Regional flightsHeight: 55 cm/21.5 inches width: 40 cm/15.5 inches length: 24 cm/9.5 inches
Other flightsHeight: 48 cm/18.5 inches width: 33 cm/13 inches length: 20 cm/8 inches
  • Travelers need to adhere to the given size and weight allowance:
WeightLess than 165 lbs or 75 kg
SizeHeight: 94 cm/37 inches width: 58 cm/23 inches length: 41 cm/16 inches
  • Items exceeding size or weight must be transported as Aer Lingus check in baggage.

Book Additional Seat

For musical instruments that exceed the standard cabin luggage dimension, the traveler needs to book an extra seat.

In Checked Luggage Hold

Bulky and large musical objects, such as drums, harps, or double bass, are to be checked in for the luggage hold.

Fee for Musical Equipment

Here is the rate for checking in musical equipment:

OnlineEUR/GBP 40
Airport or Guest Service CentreEUR 50   Or,   GBP 40

What Are the Restricted Items in Aer Lingus Baggage?

The Aer Lingus baggage restrictions apply to the following items for all bag types:

Prohibited Items

Lithium batteries

Organic peroxide

Fire extinguishers

Gas and gas containers

Some workmen tools:

●     Drills

●     Over 6 cm bladed tools

●     Blowtorches

●     Saws

●     Nail/bolt guns

Paint, paint thinner, white spirit, and turpentine


●     Blasting caps

●     Ammunitions

●     Detonators

●     Grenades/mines

●     Fireworks

●     Gunpowder, dynamite, and other explosives

●     Smoke-generating cartridges and canisters



●     Cleavers

●     Axes

●     Hatches

●     Ice axes/picks

●     Boxer cutters

●     Razor blades

●     Knives/scissors (blade over 6 cm)

●     Sabres

●     Swords


Flammable liquids/solids

Radioactive items


Chemicals, toxic substances, or infectious substances

Firearms, guns, and other projectiles

Stunning devices

Blunt objects such as



Restricted Items that Need Prior Notification

This air carrier must be informed 48 hours prior to the takeoff to fly with the following items that are restricted in the Aer Lingus baggage:

  • Mobility equipment powered with batteries:
    • Lithium/spillable batteriesSpill-proof batteries
    • Portable lithium-ion batteries
  • Fuel containers with flammable liquids and camping stoves
  • Thermometers, barometers, and other items with mercury
  • Lithium-ion batteries with less than 160 watt-hour
  • Maximum 2/two spare lithium-ion battery
  • Dry ice (solid CO2)
  • Avalanche rescue backpack
  • Life vests that are equipped with tiny, non-flammable gas cylinders
  • Heat-producing items
  • Oxygen and other types of medical cylinders (less than 5 kg)
  • Portable electronic medical equipment:
    • NebulizersAutomated External Defibrillators (AED)Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Monitoring devices for chemical agents
  • Ammunition/firearms
  • Cartridges for weapons

Restrictions on Smart Bags:

Any smart bag is allowed for flights under the following conditions:

  • The lithium battery is removable.
  • This battery must be taken out and carried to the cabin with terminal protectors.
  • The watt-hours of the lithium battery must be less than 100 WH.

What is Aer Lingus Delayed, Damaged, or Lost Baggage Policy?

The carrier adheres to predetermined regulations to minimize the annoyance brought on by the delay/damage or lost bags.

  • It instructs the affected traveler to report the disruption as early as possible.
  • Passengers are offered support and aid by referring to the Montreal Convention.

Reporting the Disrupted Luggage

Any bags that arrive damaged or delayed must be reported to this carrier soon after landing at the airport. These are two ways to report:

  • Immediately following arrival, at the airport counter/kiosk
  • Through the “Aer Lingus” website via “Report Your Delayed Bag”
  • Using the “Post Travel Enquiry” form (for damaged luggage)

This airline will then email the “Bag Tracing Number” to your registered email ID.

Documents Needed to File a Report

Keep the following records on hand as you file an Aer Lingus baggage damage/delay report:

  • Booking reference number
  • Luggage tag number
  • Contact details for the operator to connect with you
  • Delivery address

Is there Compensation for Aer Lingus Delayed, Damaged, or Lost Baggage?

This airline is liable in accordance with the “Montreal Convention”. It offers some sort of compensation to distressed travelers.

  • The cost of purchasing essential items can be reimbursed.
  • Keep all of the receipts to provide at the time of claim.

The amount shown in the following table is an average per day, which varies with every case:

Delayed Duration (Days)Reimbursement (Avg. Per Day)
0 to 2€ 50
3 to 7€ 30
8 to 21€ 20

When the luggage is delayed or missing for over 21 days, it is considered lost.

  • The affected flier can then submit a claim for compensation under the “Montreal Convention”.
  • One can get a maximum of 1,288 SRD, which is rough/y € 1,600.

How to Make Claims for Aer Lingus Delayed, Damaged, or Lost Baggage?

Perform the steps given below for Aer Lingus baggage compensation for any disruption:

  • You will be directed to the “Support” page.
  • Type the following in “Search”:
    • Post Travel Enquiry
  • Hit the “Search” box.
  • From the search results, click on the one prompting “Post Travel Enquiry”.
  • On the following page, the relevant form will be available.
  • Correctly fill out the information in all the given sections.

Resolving Aer Lingus Baggage Doubts

This operator’s agent can resolve doubts regarding luggage allowance, restrictions, and disrupted baggage. Find the relevant phone number below:


Phone Number

Operation Hours (CET)

The United Kingdom

0333 004 5000


+1 516 622 4222


(800) 474-7424


(01) 761 7834


(516) 622-4222

(800) 474-7424


+ 0061 2 8349 9876

Continental Europe


+41 44 52 46 766


+31 707 006 106

Dutch: 09:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)


+351 21 366539


+35 23 42 08 09 055


+32 25 85 52 43


+33 18 69 95 728


+43 12 06 09 26 75


+39 06 89 38 65 02

Italian: 09:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)


+49 69 94 51 89 915

German: 09:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)


+34 918 362265

Spanish: 09:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)

900 031071

In all, travelers greatly benefit from the specifications of the Aer Lingus baggage policy. By taking into account the constraints and limitations, they can pack their bags. In addition, this airline responds promptly to crises involving luggage disruptions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aer Lingus Airlines’ checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

This policy covers the permitted bags as well as the size and dimension restrictions.

Are there fees for baggage on Aer Lingus Airlines?

Yes, other than the free allowance, travelers are charged for purchasing check-in bags.

Can I take 2 bags as checked luggage?

Depending on the allowance of your fare type, you can take 2 checked bags.

What is the Aer Lingus baggage allowance for infants?

Infants’ cabin allowances are included in the fares of the accompanying adults.

Does Aer Lingus allow carry-ons?

Yes, this carrier allows fliers to bring cabin bags or carry-ons.

Does Aer Lingus charge for checked baggage sports items?

To transport sports items in the luggage hold, travelers need to pay a small fee.

Can you add bags after check-in with Aer Lingus?

No, you can only add bags up until the time of check-in.

What is the Aer Lingus international baggage allowance for in-cabin?

For transatlantic flights, the carry-on allowance is 1 10 kg bag and 1 personal item.

What is Aer Lingus lost baggage phone number?

People from the USA should call (516) 622-4222 or (800) 474-7424 for lost baggage queries.

Does Aer Lingus charge for extra baggage?

Yes, extra luggage charges apply when an item exceeds the regular dimension or weight.

Does Aer Lingus allow musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage?

Depending on its size, musical equipment is allowed as a carry-on or as checked luggage.

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