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Change Fees - Name

  • Low Fare / Plus Fare
    • Name changes are permitted for €100/£80/$157 per person, and may be changed up to 2 hours prior to commencement of journey.
    • The name must be changed for all flights in the itinerary.
    • Name changes are not permitted for bookings with airlines other than Aer Lingus in the itinerary. This includes bookings containing United or JetBlue flights.
  • Flex Fare
    • Name changes are permitted for €100/£80/$157 per person, and may be changed up to 2 hours prior to commencement of journey.
    • The name must be changed for all flights in the itinerary.
    • Name changes are not permitted for bookings with airlines other than Aer Lingus in the itinerary. This includes bookings containing United or JetBlue flights.
  • Business / Business Flex
    • Name changes are permitted for €100/£80/$157 per person, and may be changed up to 2 hours prior to commencement of journey.
    • The name must be changed for all flights in the itinerary.
    • Name changes are not permitted for bookings with airlines other than Aer Lingus in the itinerary. This includes bookings containing United or JetBlue flights.

Payment

Payment is required at the time of making the change. If the passenger has a paper ticket payment is required at the ticket desk as the ticket will need to be updated.

For name changes please contact the Aer Lingus Reservations Department. For contact details click here: Reservations Department.

 

Change Fees - Date/Itinerary/Route Change

    • Low Fare / Plus fare - Shorthaul flights (Between Ireland/UK/Europe)
      • Changes are allowed on aerlingus.com for €40/£35/$60 (or through our Call Center for €50/£40/$80) per person per flight, plus any difference in cost between the original price paid and price available at the time the change is being made. There will be no refund/travel credit of the difference in fare should the new fare be of lower value to that of the original fare, or if a fare of lower value becomes available subsequent to purchase.
      • Changes, subject to availability, can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight scheduled departure time. Unflown tickets which were not changed are subject to the cancellation policy specific to the fare type booked.
      • Routing changes are permitted from the same country of origin only. Cancellation of individual flight segments on connecting itineraries shall be considered a routing change and may be subject to change fee and fare difference as per the rules of the fare purchased.
      • All travel must be completed by one year from original date of purchase.

    • Low Fare - Longhaul flights (Between Ireland and North America)
      • Change fees of €100/£85/$150 per person per flight (in each direction) apply, plus any difference in cost between the original price paid and price available at the time the change is being made. There will be no refund/travel credit of the difference in fare should the new fare be of lower value to that of the original fare, or if a fare of lower value becomes available subsequent to purchase.
      • Changes to Aer Lingus reservations between the UK/Continental Europe and North America which include a connecting flight in Ireland, will be subject to a combination of the change fees above where applicable, as these journeys contain both a short-haul and a long-haul flight.
      • Changes, subject to availability, can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight scheduled departure time. Unflown tickets which were not changed are subject to the cancellation policy specific to the fare type booked.
      • Routing changes are permitted from the same country of origin only. Cancellation of individual flight segments on connecting itineraries shall be considered a routing change and may be subject to change fee and fare difference as per the rules of the fare purchased.
      • All travel must be completed by one year from original date of purchase.

    • Flex Fare
      • No Itinerary change fee will apply.
      • Changes, subject to availability, can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight scheduled departure time. Unflown tickets which were not changed are subject to the cancellation policy specific to the fare type booked.
      • Routing changes are permitted from the same country of origin only. Cancellation of individual flight segments on connecting itineraries shall be considered a routing change and may be subject to change fee and fare difference as per the rules of the fare purchased.
      • The Missed Departure Fee is waived for changes at the airport (on the day of departure only).
      • All travel must be completed by one year from original date of purchase.

    • Business
      • Date, time and route changes are allowed subject to availability plus any difference in cost between the original price paid and the price available at the time the change is being made. There will be no refund/travel credit of the difference in fare should the new fare be of lower value to that of the original fare, or if a fare of lower value becomes available subsequent to purchase.
      • Changes, subject to availability, can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight scheduled departure time. Unflown tickets which were not changed are subject to the cancellation policy specific to the fare type booked.
      • Routing changes are permitted from the same country of origin only. Cancellation of individual flight segments on connecting itineraries shall be considered a routing change and may be subject to change fee and fare difference as per the rules of the fare purchased.
      • All travel must be completed by one year from original date of purchase.

    • Business Flex
      • Date, time and route changes are allowed subject to availability.
      • Changes, subject to availability, can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight scheduled departure time. Unflown tickets which were not changed are subject to the cancellation policy specific to the fare type booked.
      • Routing changes are permitted from the same country of origin only. Cancellation of individual flight segments on connecting itineraries shall be considered a routing change and may be subject to change fee and fare difference as per the rules of the fare purchased.
      • All travel must be completed by one year from original date of purchase.

If your booking was made on aerlingus.com you can change travel dates, times or your destination by clicking here: Manage Booking. You will need to know your Booking Reference as well as the Departure Airport, Arrival Airport and the email address used to make your booking.

For bookings made with our reservations department please contact us and a representative will assist. For bookings made through channels other than Aer Lingus please contact the original sales agent.

Change Fees - Missed Departure Change (flights between Ireland and the UK/Europe only)

If a passenger arrives at the airport after check-in has closed but before their flight has departed, they may change their flight at the airport to the next available Aer Lingus flight to the same destination, or another destination in the same country as the original booked flight for a fee of €75 or equivalent.


Fare Tips

aerlingus.com displays the lowest available fare for your selected travel dates at the time of booking. If you are not satisfied with the fare displayed, you may like to read the following points and adjust your schedule if appropriate.

Avoid peak travel

As you would expect, the lowest fares sell quickly on peak time flights. Try and take flights at the quieter times such as mid-morning or early afternoon. Avoid travelling on Monday mornings, Friday evenings, Sunday afternoons, or Bank Holidays if you want the lowest fares.

Consider alternative travel dates

If sale fares are not available on your selected travel dates and your travel dates are flexible, you can see a calendar display of available dates and fares by choosing the "Flexible" option.

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Fare Type

Economy - Low Fare

  • Fares are non-refundable. The only exceptions are for flights to/from the United States provided the reservation is cancelled within 24-hours after making it, and if the reservation is made one week or more prior to a flight’s departure.
  • Itinerary change fee will apply. Fare difference must be paid if the new fare is higher than the original fare booked.

Economy - Plus Fare

  • Not applicable on transatlantic fares.
  • Itinerary change fee will apply.
  • Fare difference must be paid if the new fare is higher than the original fare booked.
  • Fares are non-refundable.
  • 1 checked bag (excluding excess weight) can be booked free of charge.
  • Standard Economy seats can be booked with no additional cost. Exit and Choice seats can be booked at a reduced rate.

Economy - Flex Fare

  • No itinerary change fee will apply.
  • Full refund when cancelled prior to the flight scheduled departure time.
  • Flexible tickets can be changed to a different departure time/date to or from the same destination. No fare difference to be paid if the new fare is higher than the original fare booked.
  • Flexible tickets can be changed to another destination and/or another date of departure at no additional charge. Fare difference must be paid in this case if the new fare is higher than the original fare booked.
  • For Flex Fare holders we waive the late check-in Fee (on day of departure only).
  • 1 checked bag (excluding excess weight) can be booked free of charge.
  • Seats can be requested with no additional cost for any economy seats.

Business

  • No itinerary change fee will apply.
  • Fare difference must be paid if the new fare is higher than the original fare booked.
  • A full refund applies less 15% of flight fare and a refund administration fee (applicable per person, per one-way flight).
  • Business class reservations with Gold Circle Points are awarded when you are travelling on any Aer Lingus scheduled flights.

Business Flex

  • No itinerary change fee will apply.
  • Full refund applies.
  • Business class reservations with Gold Circle Points are awarded when you are travelling on any Aer Lingus scheduled flights.

Fare Attributes

 Low FarePlus FareFlex FareBusinessBusiness Flex
Time/Date Change Change Fee and any applicable fare difference Change Fee and any applicable fare difference No change fee No change fee, only applicable fare difference Changes permitted
Route Change Change Fee and any applicable fare difference Change Fee and any applicable fare difference No change fee, only applicable fare difference No change fee, only applicable fare difference Changes permitted
Refundable No No Yes Full refund less 15% cancellation charge + refund admin fee Yes
Seat Selection Standard rates apply Free Free Free Free
Baggage Standard rates apply Free Allowance (1 checked bag) Free Allowance (1 checked bag) Free Allowance (3 pieces) Free Allowance (3 pieces)
Business Lounge Access No No No Yes Yes

Flex Fares

We know your plans can change so we're making flying with us more flexible. Use Flex fare to travel and you can change the date and time of your flight up to two hours before your flight departure without paying a fare differential or change fee.

Benefits of Flex Fare:
  • Free time changes
  • Free date changes
  • Refundable ticket
  • 1 checked bag free of charge
  • Seat selection free of charge
  • Late Check-in fee waived
  • Combine Flex Fare with Low Fare ticket

 


Foreign Transaction Fee

Some financial institutions may impose their own "Foreign Transaction Fee" to online purchases. This is not an Aer Lingus fee and we suggest you consult your individual credit card company for their policy.


Admin Fee

Charges as follows: €7 / £7 per person, per flight. Flights originating in the USA and infants are not subject to the admin fee.


Infants & Child Fares

Infants - 6 months or under

  • If the infant is under 6 months the child must sit on the adults' knee and will be charged a flat rate of €20/£19* or equivalent on all shorthaul routes or 10% of the adult fare on flights to the USA.

Infants - between 6 months and 2 years

  • Passengers may choose to pay either:
  • €20/£19* or equivalent on all shorthaul routes or 10% of the adult fare on flights to the USA, where the infant will sit on the adults' knee.
    or
  • Purchase a seat for the infant at the appropriate fare where the infant can sit in an approved, forward facing car seat provided by the passenger. The car seat must be restrained on the aircraft seat by the normal aircraft lap strap. Aer Lingus do not permit rearward facing car seats. The seat must be a purpose-designed children's car seat with a 5-point harness.
  • Should passengers make a booking for their unborn infant using the infant's surname and "TBA" (to be advised) as the "First name" there will be no charge to subsequently change the name to the correct infant's name after the birth. To change the name, you will have to contact our helpdesk on +353 818 365 044 or your local Aer Lingus Reservations Department. For contact details click here: Reservations Department

Note: One adult cannot be responsible for more than two infants. Where one adult is travelling with two infants at least one of the infants must be over 6 months old. The infant over 6 months must purchase a child fare. Where there is no child fare, the adult fare will apply. The infant over six months must travel in a car seat provided by the adult, as only one infant is permitted to sit on an adults lap.

Children under age of 12

  • On Transatlantic flights, Aer Lingus offer a 10% child discount for passengers between the ages of 2 and 11.

*Note: This flat fare rate excludes standard taxes & charges.


Missed Departure Fee

A missed departure fee applies for instances where a passenger arrives at the check-in desk after check-in has closed but before their flight has departed. Normal fare rules apply upon aircraft departure.

Passengers eligible to pay the missed departure fee may change their flight at the airport to:

  • the next available Aer Lingus service to the same destination,
  • another destination in the same country as the original booked (European destinations only)

Note: Passengers will not be re-booked onto flights with no availability.

 

The following missed departure fee charges apply:

  • €75 or equivalent currency rate on flights within Europe
  • €150 / $200 on flights to/from North America

Note: Late check-in fees are waived for FLEX fare and business cabin passengers (on day of departure only).


Refund Administration Fee

  • Airport & Government Taxes and charges are fully refundable subject to a Refund Administration Fee (listed in the table below).
  • Tax Refund Requests must be made within 1 month of outbound/inbound travel date.
  • Tax Refund Requests apply per person, per one-way flight.
Currency Fee
EUR 20.00
GBP 13.50
AED 86
CZK 600
DKK 140
CHF 30.00
PLN 80.00
HUF 5000
LVL 15.00
LTL 58
SEK 186
AUD 33.00
BHD 9
SAR 89
QAR 86
OMR 9
KWD 8.000
EEK 312
SKK 780
THB 980

Seat Fees

Seat selection options

Table of fees

See a summary table of Aer Lingus fees here.


Taxes, Fees & Charges

  1. Taxes, fees & charges

    You must pay applicable taxes, fees and charges imposed by government or other authority, or by the operator of an airport. If you do not use your confirmed reservation, you will be entitled to claim a refund of any taxes, fees and charges which you have paid. An administration fee will apply except for bookings originating in the USA.

  2. Security surcharge

    Aer Lingus has a passenger surcharge on all flights to or from the USA for insurance and security. This surcharge applies per flight, as detailed in the table below, to all passengers including children and infants on long-haul flights.

    Ex-Ireland €5.00 per flight
    Ex-USA $6.00 per flight
    Ex-UK £8.00 per flight
  3. September 11th security fee

    You must pay a $5.60 September 11th security fee for each enplanement at a US airport, which is levied by airports in the USA, for flights departing the USA. This fee is included in the taxes and charges amount.

  4. Irish Government Airport Departure Tax

    The Irish Government have imposed the Air Travel Tax (ATT), an excise duty on air travel and it will be charged, levied and paid in respect of every departure of a passenger on an aircraft from an Irish airport on or after 30th March 2009.

    The tax applies as and from 30th March 2009 to the departure of each passenger on an aircraft from an Irish airport, irrespective of when a passenger booked or purchased the flight ticket.

    This is not an tax imposed by Aer Lingus and more information can be found on The Office of the Revenue Commissioners website.

  5. Fuel surcharge

    A fuel surcharge is applicable on longhaul flights to/from North America and other long haul destinations from Ireland and other European countries. This surcharge applies per flight, as detailed below, to all passengers.

    Each-way per passenger or equivalentEconomy CabinBusiness Cabin
    Dublin/Shannon - New York & Boston €75/$110 €95/$140
    Dublin/Shannon - Chicago/Orlando & Madrid - Washington €85/$130 €105/$160
    Other €95/$140 €115/$170


    The fuel surcharge is non-refundable.

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