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||10kg maximum weight||One large cabin bag AND one small personal item (incl. laptop bags and handbags)|
Free of charge
|55x40x24cm Large cabin bag||10kg maximum weight|
|48x33x20cm on Aer Lingus Regional Service||7kg maximum weight on Aer Lingus Regional Service|
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||Flights to Europe:|
25kg max. weight per checked bag
40kg maximum combined weight for two bags
|Maximum 3 items per passenger||€5-€85 |
Fees apply by weight and vary depending on route & fare
Online discount up to 50%
Excess baggage fee €10 per kilo
30kg per checked bag
|Smart & Flex fares include one free 20kg bag (Europe) |
or 23kg (transatlantic flights)
|no bag must exceed 32kg|
It should be noted that Aer Lingus baggage allowance restrictions vary depending on if your flight is regional (7kg) or international (10kg), so be sure to pack accordingly!
How to maximise your Aer Lingus baggage allowance
Need some extra tips on how to maximise your Aer Lingus bag allowance before taking your next flight? Here’s some quick packing tips to ensure you fit in all the essentials!
1. Roll instead of fold
Rolling your clothes as tight as possible and then placing them carefully into your suitcase is one of the most simple, but most effective travel tips out there. To take it one step further, invest on some packing cubes and then roll your clothes neatly into each cube. This way it is easier to find certain items when on holiday without having to pull everything out of your bag.
2. Wear your bulkier clothes
If you have one or two items that are very thick or bulky, it’s best to wear these to the airport instead of packing them. This will free up much needed space in your bag for more important things like….those extra paid of shoes!
3. Layer up
One of the best ways to successfully pack for a holiday, especially if you are unsure of the weather, is to pack light clothes you can layer instead of heavier items. You can’t go wrong with a few long sleeve tops, cardigans and a good travel scarf!
4. Everything has its place
When trying to maximise every last inch in your hand luggage, remember that every item has its place. For example, you can neatly fit your roll-on deodorant or even your extra pairs of socks neatly into your shoes. If bringing a large sun hat, pack it with smaller items like socks and scarves so it does not lose shape and doesn’t take up more space that is needed.
5. Use a lightweight suitcase
To avoid extra baggage charges caused by a bag that is either too big or too heavy, invest in a small, lightweight suitcase. The lighter the better, as you don’t want your suitcase taking up an entire kg or two of your limited hand luggage allowance!
6. Make use of your handbag
For the ladies, your handbag is your new best friend. Make use of the space in it to pack whatever won’t fit in your main hand luggage bag. You also need to keep all important documents like booking info and your passport close to you, so make sure you have a special pocket in your bag to keep them safe.
For more great advice on packing hand luggage, read our post on best packing tips.
Reading up on these baggage allowance conditions will save you money and stress before taking your next Aer Lingus flight, so be sure to bookmark for future reference! And if you want more travel tips like this…
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*Updated December 2018. Whilst information was correct at the time of publication, we’d recommend that you check the details with the airline before booking.