Aer Lingus hand luggage allowance: weight, size and fees
|Aer Lingus cabin bag size||Aer Lingus hand luggage weight allowance||Number of bags allowed onboard||Cost of cabin baggage|
25x33x20cm Small cabin bag
55x40x24cm Large cabin bag
48x33x20cm on Aer Lingus Regional Service
10kg maximum weight
7kg maximum weight on Aer Lingus Regional Service
|One large cabin bag AND one small personal item (incl. laptop bags and handbags)||First 2 bags are free
€40-55 for additional items
These fees can vary depending on the route you’re flying
Aer Lingus hold luggage allowance: weight, size and fees
|Aer Lingus hold baggage size||Aer Lingus hold luggage weight allowance||Number of hold bags allowed||Cost of Aer Lingus hold luggage|
|158cm = length + width + height||
15kg-25kg depending on what package you choose to book
40kg maximum combined weight for two bags
You can share baggage allowance with travel partners on the same Aer Lingus booking
|Maximum 3 items per passenger||€15-€55
Fees apply by weight and vary depending on route
Online discounts available
How to max out the Aer Lingus baggage allowance
Avoid those last-minute fees with our travel-savvy guide to making the most of your baggage allowance on Aer Lingus.
1. Buy a luggage scale
Ever packed a reasonably-sized bag on the outbound flight, only to return with your holdall bulging with souvenirs, and an overweight baggage charge? If this is you, invest in a portable luggage scale and not only will you ensure your cabin bags and checked luggage are always within the Aer Lingus baggage restrictions before you set off, but you can check just how many extra pounds those decorative Spanish maracas really add… Find out where to buy a luggage scale, amongst other useful tech and accessories in our guide to the best travel gadgets.
2. Become a pro at packing
Master the art of efficient packing, and you won’t need to pay any hold luggage fees. Pack wardrobe staples that go with at least two other items in your bag, limit your shoe inventory to a smart pair and a comfy pair and wear your most bulky items on the plane. Failing this, save on your 10kg weight allowance by seeking out a super-light carry-on bag, like the Lowe Alpine AT Lightflite Carry-On 40. Check out the verdict on this bag and the best of the rest in our pick of the best cabin bags out there.
3. Be realistic and check in a bag
If you struggle to pack light, it’s best to be realistic and acknowledge that you’ll need to check in a bag before you set off, as it works out much cheaper in the long run. Aer Lingus checked baggage charges start from €15 and if you add a bag at the online checkout, there will be at least a 50% discount on what you would pay at the airport. All it means is a short wait at the baggage carousel – and more space to bring back holiday goodies!
4. Ship your luggage ahead
This is not as balmy an option as it sounds. Sending your luggage internationally can take as little as three business days, so simply pack your suitcase a little earlier (and make sure you have an emergency outfit in your carry-on!) and it can arrive the same day you do. With a cost of £16.99 to ship anything up to 30kg, companies like Uni Baggage give you the best discounts on heavier items, so might be more suited to students and those emigrating across the Atlantic than anyone going for a week in Malaga. That said, if you’re travelling with a heavy load, want to take a second bag, or just don’t want to lug your suitcase around on public transport, it can be a lot less hassle than checking your luggage in.
5. Check out your fare options
Aer Lingus have seven different fare types depending on whether you’re travelling within Europe, going transatlantic or want to upgrade to business class. It’s worth reviewing the options, especially if you know you’ll be checking in a bag, as even the second-tier Plus Fare includes one free item of hold luggage and typically costs around €25 more than standard Low Fare. Of course, you can always check out other airline options as well: from Ryanair to British Airways, all come with difference baggage allowances and fees so take some time to find out who gives the best deal.
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