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Our Guide To Baggage Allowance For Aer Lingus

Our Guide To Baggage Allowance For Aer Lingus

Welcome to your definitive travel guide on all things Aer Lingus. Whether you’re jetting off to the bustling streets of Paris, or the serene landscapes of the Irish countryside, knowing what to pack and how to pack can significantly enhance your travel experience. Our guide is a deep dive into Aer Lingus’ luggage allowance, to ensure that you’ll arrive at your destination stress-free and well-equipped. Plus we’ll let you know all about the perfect Tripp suitcases and bags to accompany you. So, are you ready to start your journey?

Exploring The Emerald Skies: An Introduction To Aer Lingus

Founded in 1936, Aer Lingus stands as a historic symbol of Irish heritage in the aviation industry. From its humble beginnings with just four aircraft, it has grown into a major international carrier, proudly flying the Irish flag across Europe, North America, and beyond. Recognised for its iconic green branding, Aer Lingus is synonymous with Irish hospitality and is dedicated to providing a travel experience filled with warmth and comfort. The airline boasts a modern fleet composed of Airbus and Boeing aircrafts, emphasising a commitment to both passenger comfort and environmental sustainability.

On board, Aer Lingus merges traditional Irish hospitality with contemporary amenities, ensuring every passenger, whether seated in the economy or business class, enjoys a comfortable and enjoyable flight. Each class offers a range of services designed to enhance the journey, including tasty dining options and a variety of in-flight entertainment choices that cater to all ages and preferences.

Aer Lingus also strives to simplify the flying experience with user-friendly services and clear policies, making air travel both accessible and stress-free. This approach helps demystify the flying process and enhances customer satisfaction, ensuring that whether you are travelling solo or as part of a group, your experience will be as memorable as the destination itself. With this comprehensive guide to Aer Lingus' baggage allowances, you're well-equipped to pack smartly and fly smoothly, making your journey seamless from takeoff to touchdown

Carry-On Essentials: What To Bring On Board

Aer Lingus allows all passengers to bring one small personal item on their flight, which should fit under the seat in front of you. Some tickets also include one main piece of carry-on luggage. This has a weight limit of 10 kg and dimensions of 55x40x24cm, and should fit snugly in the overhead compartment. If your booking doesn’t include this, you can add it for £9.99, or you can check it in and collect from the carousel at your destination.

Tripp’s Recommendation:

Our Holiday 7 cabin suitcases fit perfectly for Aer Lingus' restrictions, ensuring hassle-free boarding. Also, check out the rest of our range of cabin cases that fit Aer Lingus' allowance here.

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Checked Baggage Policies: Packing For The Long Haul

Checked baggage policies vary by ticket type and destination. While Saver fares within Europe don’t include a free checked bag, options for purchasing allowances are available. Transatlantic travellers generally enjoy one checked bag up to 20 kg. 

Tripp’s Recommendation:

Check out our expandable Style Lite suitcases, giving you more space to play with so you can bring that extra pair of shoes, or all your souvenirs.

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Special Care For Special Items: Travelling With Gear

From guitars to golf clubs, Aer Lingus caters to those flying with special or sporting equipment. Whilst some items can join you in the cabin (if its within size limits), others must be checked. Make sure to pre-book space for these items to avoid any travel day disappointments.

Maximise Your Baggage Without The Fees

To make the most of Aer Lingus’ baggage allowances, here are a few of our top tips.

  • Always weigh your luggage before heading to the airport
  • Use packing cubes for efficient space use
  • Take an expandable suitcase
  • Wear any bulkier items on your flight

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To help you further, we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Aer Lingus’ baggage restrictions.

What is the free baggage allowance on Aer Lingus?

For transatlantic flights, Aer Lingus typically includes one checked bag up to 20 kg. Alternatively, Saver fares within Europe might not include a free checked baggage allowance, though options to purchase baggage allowances are available.


Do you have to pay for a 10kg bag with Aer Lingus?

Yes, on Saver fares within Europe, there is no free baggage allowance included. Passengers have the option to purchase an allowance for bags up to 10 kg.

Can I bring a backpack and a carry-on with Aer Lingus?

Yes, some Aer Lingus fares allow passengers to bring one main carry-on piece and one personal item, such as a backpack, provided the backpack fits under the seat in front of you. Make sure to double check if your ticket includes this.

Are Aer Lingus strict on hand luggage?

Yes, Aer Lingus is known to be strict about their hand luggage policies. Each carry-on must adhere to the dimensions of 55x40x24cm and not exceed 10kg.

What size carry-on baggage is allowed on Aer Lingus?

Aer Lingus permits carry-on baggage that does not exceed 55x40x24cm and 10 kg in weight.

Can I add luggage after booking with Aer Lingus?

Yes, you can add luggage after booking but it is advisable to do so before your day of travel to potentially reduce the cost compared to paying at the airport.

Ready For Takeoff: Your Adventure Begins Now

Now you’ve navigated Aer Lingus' baggage policies you can turn your travel experience from standard to stellar! With Tripp’s wide range of luggage options crafted to meet Aer Lingus' specifications, you're equipped to fly with assurance and style. Browse our collections to find the perfect travel companion for your next Aer Lingus adventure. Safe travels and stylish journeys await!


All details in this blog were correct at the time of writing (June 2024). However, please always verify with your airline before travelling as policies may change.


Ready For Takeoff With Tripp

Posted by Emma Smith
13th June 2024

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