We can carry your pet safely for you in the hold.
Travelling on flights within Europe
Travelling on flights from Ireland to North America
Travelling on flights from North America to Ireland
Travelling on Aer Lingus Regional Flights
Note: If you did not book online you will need to contact our Reservations Department in order to book an animal in advance.
Travelling with Recognised Assistance dogs
The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine is responsible for administering the "Pet Travel Scheme" in Ireland. The Department defines Recognised Assistance Dogs as guide dogs or other assistance dogs who are specifically trained to assist a wide range of disabled persons with every day tasks. Guide dogs must be trained by an organisation that is accepted by, and affiliated to, the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) and assistance dogs must be trained by an organisation affiliated with Assistance Dogs International (ADI).
In accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EC) 1107/2006, carriage of Recognised Assistance Dogs in the cabin is permitted subject to national regulations. All Recognised Assistance Dogs must have an Assistance Dog Identification Card provided by the qualifying organisation.
If you are travelling into or via Ireland from a country outside the EU with a Recognised Assistance Dog, please contact the Animal Health Section of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) by phone at +353-1-6072827 (or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) well in advance of travel as a prior approval permit is required to remove the "manifested freight rule" for the purpose of the Pet Travel Scheme.
Subject to the above, Recognised Assistance Dogs are carried free of charge and may travel in the cabin on all short-haul and long-haul flights with the passenger provided they comply with the Pet Travel Scheme Rules. There is no requirement for a muzzle. The dog must sit on the floor at the passenger's feet and not at an emergency exit or first row. Passengers are requested to provide minimum 48 hours notice of their intention to travel. Please contact Aer Lingus Special Assistance.
All other pets travelling under the Pet Travel Scheme must travel as manifested freight and you are required to use Pet Express as your agent / broker. For more information about the Pet Travel Scheme, go to http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets/.
- Other special items can be carried when travelling on Aer Lingus flights and normal cabin/checked baggage rules apply.
- It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure they are packed carefully in order to prevent damage.
- The following items do not require prior approval for travel:
- Art easels
- Large gift wrapped items
- Wedding cake
- Wedding dress ( normal checked/cabin baggage rules apply, please pack/box it carefully)
- Power tools (except for those powered by gasoline or flammable fuels)
- The push-chair/stroller must be checked in with the baggage and can be handed down at the gate if required.
- Travelling on flights within Europe
A fully collapsible push-chair/stroller is allowed free of charge for an infant booking only. All other baggage must be included in the accompanying adult's baggage allowance.
- Travelling on flights to/from North America
In addition to infant baggage allowance (10 kgs / 22 lbs), a fully collapsible push-chair/stroller is allowed free of charge.
The collection points for push-chairs/strollers will differ by destination. Due to safety requirements and restrictions at some airports, it is not always possible to collect push-chairs/strollers at the aircraft door.
If the push-chair/stroller is checked in at a check-in desk it will only be available on the baggage belt at your destination. If the push-chair/stroller is handed in at the boarding gate it can be collected at the applicable collection point at your destination.
Should you have a query regarding the collection of your push-chair/stroller prior to your departure, our customer service agents at the airport or indeed our cabin crew will be happy to advise you on local handling procedures for buggy delivery at your destination.