Aer Lingus Baggage

Carry-On Allowance: 1 Bag + 1 Personal Item

Each passenger is allowed to carry on one bag and one personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Assistive devices and outer garments do not count as personal items. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements:

  • Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 21.5 in x 15.5 in x 9.5 in / 55 cm x 40 cm x 24 cm
  • Maximum Weight of Carry-on Luggage: 22 lb/10 kg
  • Maximum Dimensions of Personal Item: 10 in x 13 in x 8 in / 25 cm x 33 cm x 20 cm 

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.
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Checked Baggage Allowance

Short-haul flights (intra-Europe)

  • Economy - Low fare: No free baggage allowance. Baggage fees apply for each checked bag.
  • Economy - Flex fare: 2 free checked bags
  • Economy - Plus fare: 1 free checked bag
  • A maximum of 44 lb/20 kg in total checked baggage weight per passenger.

Long-haul Flights (to/from USA)

Economy Class/Low fare:

  • Baggage Allowance: 1 free checked bag
  • Maximum Weight: 50 lb/23 kg
  • Maximum Dimensions of first checked bag: 62 in/158 cm (length + width + height)

Economy Class/Flex fare:

  • Baggage Allowance: 2 free checked bags
  • Maximum Weight of each bag: 50 lb/23 kg
  • Maximum Dimensions of first checked bag: 62 in/158 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Dimensions of subsequent checked bag: 55 in/140 cm (length + width + height)

Business Class:

  • Baggage Allowance: 3 free checked bags
  • Maximum Weight of each bag: 50 lb/23 kg
  • Maximum Dimensions of first checked bag: 62 in/158 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Dimensions of second/third bags: 55 in/140 cm (length + width + height)

Checked Baggage Fees

Short-haul flights (intra-Europe)

  • Low fare - Baggage fees apply for each checked bag as below. Additional excess fees apply for baggage over the maximum 44 lb/20 kg in total checked baggage weight per passenger.
  • Flexifare - Baggage fees apply for third and subsequent checked bag as below. Additional excess fees apply for all baggage over the maximum 44 lb/20 kg in total checked baggage weight per passenger.
  • Pay online up to two hours before departure at a discount or pay the full fee at the airport. See the table below for details.
  • Excess baggage fee will be charged for every kilogram over the 20 kg baggage allowance, regardless of how many bag fees purchased.

Bag fees (per kilogram, per one-way flight):

Applicable on Flights betweenPaid Online (October 1-May 31)Paid Online (June 1-September 30)Paid at the Airport (October 1-May 31)Paid at the Airport (June 1-September 30)
Cork/Dublin/Shannon/Knock - UK/Europe €15 / £12 / $20 €20 / £18 / $27 €30 / £24 / $40 €35 / £29 / $47
Cork/Dublin - Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, Tenerife €20 / £18 / $27 €25 / £20 / $33 €40 / £36 / $54 €45 / £38 / $60
Belfast/London Gatwick - UK/Europe €15 / £12 / $20 €20 / £18 / $27 €30 / £24 / $40 €35 / £29 / $47

Overweight Baggage Fee for bag weighing 20-32 kg / 44-70 lb (per kilo in excess, per one-way flight): €9 / £6 / $12 if paid online, €15 / £12 / $20 if paid at the airport.

Long-haul Flights (to/from USA)

  • Economy, low fare - 2nd and each subsequent bag weighing up to 50 lb/23 kg will be charged.
  • Economy, flex fare - 3rd and each subsequent bag weighing up to 50 lb/23 kg will be charged.
  • Business Class - 3 bags up to a total of 150 lb/69 kg carried free of charge.

Flights between Europe and USA:

  • Bags weighing up to 50 lb / 23 kg: €50 / £45 / $60
  • Bags weighing 51-70 lb / 24-32 kg: €50 / £45 / $60

No pooling or sharing of baggage allowances is permitted, even within a party traveling on the same booking. The fees are non-refundable.

Special Items

  • Small musical instruments may qualify as hand baggage.
  • Medium-sized musical instruments may be carried in the cabin if an individual seat for the instrument is purchased.
  • Medical equipment (dialysis machines, wheelchairs, etc.) are carried free of charge.
  • Maximum weight for sports equipment: 23 kg/50 lb. Normal excess baggage rates apply if the passenger carries excess this amount.

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