Cabin Baggage

Get packed with information on what you’re allowed bring with you! Before you start packing your cabin baggage, it’s important to know what your size and weight limits are. Get the inside track right here.

Aer Lingus allowance

  • Maximum weight: 10kg (22lb)
  • Maximum size:
    Height: 55cm (21.5")
    Width: 40cm (15.5")
    Length: 24cm (9.5")
  • You can also bring one small personal item, e.g. small handbag, laptop, duty free or baby changing bag with a maximum size:
    Height: 25cm (10")
    Width: 33cm (13")
    Length: 20cm (8")

Aer Lingus Regional allowance
(Smaller aircraft operated By Stobart Air)

  • Maximum weight: 7kg (15lb)
  • Maximum size:
    Height: 48cm (18.5")
    Width: 33cm (13")
    Length: 20cm (8")

Important Information on Baggage Restrictions

  • Please note that if you’re connecting from our Aer Lingus service to our Aer Lingus Regional service, the 7kg (15lb) cabin baggage allowance will apply for both parts of the journey.
  • Please ensure your cabin baggage is within the specified allowance. Bags outside of this allowance must be checked in and the relevant bag fee will apply.
  • Please review our guidelines on banned, restricted and dangerous goods before arriving at the airport.
  • As directed by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), if you are flying to the U.S., there is a limit on the quantity of powder substances (eg. flour, sugar, coffee, spices, powdered milk or cosmetics) you may take in your cabin baggage. Guests who wish to take more than 350g/350ml/12oz of powder substances to the US, must pack them into their checked baggage.
  • Flights departing the U.S. are subject to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules.
  • *Revised from 31 January 2014*, EU security rules regarding liquids, gels and aerosols in cabin baggage apply.

Partner Airlines

If your journey is partly or entirely with another airline, your baggage allowance may differ. Check the necessary details on the partner airline's website that you’re travelling with.

General Rules for Cabin Baggage

  • Cabin baggage must meet size and weight limits which are strictly enforced at the airport.
  • Cabin baggage must fit inside the gauge units at the airport (including wheels and handles).
  • You must be able to place your own cabin baggage into the overhead locker without assistance.
  • We ask that you please stow smaller bags under the seat in front of you, keeping the overhead space free for larger bags.
  • Occasionally we may have to check your cabin baggage into the hold due to stowage space limitations, or if your baggage is over the allowed dimensions and weight.
  • If you’re seated in row 1, economy or business class, or at an emergency exit, you MUST store your baggage in an overhead locker.
  • Essential items, such as personal medication, money, passports and other identification documents should be packed in your cabin baggage and not in checked baggage.

Use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) on Aer Lingus flights

  • Recent changes to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations state that Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) (e.g. mobile phones, tablet devices, e-readers, MP3 players) no longer have to be switched to 'OFF' during take-off and landing.
  • It’s now acceptable to use these devices during all phases of flight (except during refuelling and low visibility landings) once they’ve been switched to 'flight/airplane mode'.
  • Laptops and larger PEDs (greater than 1kg in weight, or which can’t be held in one hand) shall be stowed during taxi, take-off and landing, or at any other time if requested by cabin crew.
  • Devices must not obstruct passenger exit from a seat row in the event of an emergency.
  • Note: Aer Lingus A330 aircraft are Wi-Fi and GSM enabled (you must follow on-board procedures for use).