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Musical Equipment

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Musical Equipment
  • Small music instruments can be carried as cabin baggage, if they are within your cabin baggage size/weight limits.
  • They must be small enough to fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front.
  • If the instrument is larger than the permitted cabin baggage size, e.g. Guitar, and the passenger wishes to carry the item in the cabin, they have to purchase an additional (window) seat for the instrument. This can be done online and normal charges and taxes apply. There will be no baggage allowance for the purchase of an additional seat for the instrument. The instrument should be booked in the name of the instrument e.g. Guitar/One Ms or Saxophone/One Ms. The actual weight of the instrument including its carry case, must not exceed 75kgs / 165lbs.
  • Larger musical equipment (including but not limited to double bass, harps and drums) is unsuitable for carriage in the cabin and must be checked in. If the passenger wishes to carry the instrument in the hold, then a special handling fee applies and it is charged at the same rate as golf equipment and skis (currently €30 online, or €40 at the airport). Normal excess baggage rates will also apply.

 

Travelling with Musical Instruments on Aer Lingus Flights

  • Maximum dimensions for a cabin bag are 55cm H (21.5") x 40cm W (15.5") x 24cm D (9.5")

Travelling with Musical Instruments on Aer Lingus Regional Flights

  • Maximum dimensions for a cabin bag are 48cm H (18.5") x 33cm W (13") x 20cm D (8")
  • The maximum dimensions that Aer Lingus Regional can accommodate an instrument to travel on a seat is 94cm H (37") x 58cm W (23") x 41cm D (16"). In order for the instrument to fit safely and securely on the aircraft it is the passengers responsibility to ensure that the instrument is within these dimensions prior to purchasing a seat.
  • Passengers travelling on Aer Lingus Regional who have purchased a seat for their musical instrument are asked to check in at their airport of departure as apposed to checking in online. This is so that the check-in agent can determine the exact weight of the instrument including its carry case and to ensure that the seat next to the passenger is blocked and reserved only for the instrument.

Note: If you did not book online you will need to contact our Reservations Department in order to book your musical equipment in advance.

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