Aer Lingus: Pet Policy

On which routes does Aer Lingus allow pets?

Animals/pets can be booked on direct flights between Ireland and New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, and Orlando on Aer Lingus flights only. However, due to the duration of flights from Dublin to Los Angeles and San Francisco, Aer Lingus will not carry pets on these routes.

Animals/pets cannot be carried on flights to and from the UK and Europe. It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that they adhere to the regulations of the country to which they are traveling. All animals will be transported in the cargo hold.

What breeds of dogs cannot travel on Aer Lingus?

Due to industry reports of serious damage to aircraft as a result of dogs becoming loose in aircraft holds, the following breeds of dogs are not to be carried under any circumstances on any Aer Lingus aircraft:

  • Akita
  • Argentino
  • Fila Brazillero
  • Mastiff
  • Pit Bull
  • Tosa

What if I am traveling with a service animal?

You must inform Aer Lingus reservation staff at the time of booking if you plan to travel with a service animal.

Service animals (seeing eye dogs) may be carried in the cabin on all short-haul and long-haul flights. Service animals such as seeing eye dogs are carried free of charge. An overall maximum of three seeing eye dogs may be carried in the cabin.

Please contact Aer Lingus directly for more information about traveling with animals/pets.