Checked Baggage

We understand that your baggage needs vary depending on where you’re going and how long you’re going for. When cabin baggage just isn’t enough, we’ve got plenty of options to choose from. Simply weigh them up, check in your bags and we’ll take good care of them.
Whatever your reason for travelling, it feels good to save on baggage charges!
If you add your bags online, you’ll save at least 50% on the price of airport baggage charges. So, it pays to book in advance! On top of giving you great value, we also give you great choice with four baggage options to choose from when you’re flying within Europe.

For those occasions when you want to take just the essentials, check in one small bag weighing up to 15kg.

The firm favourite! Our most popular option allows you to check in a bag weighing up to a maximum of 20kg.

When you require a bit more weight, our large option allows you to check in one bag weighing up to 25kg.

Go XL! Our 40kg option allows you to check in two bags with a combined total weight of 40kg. Please remember that no individual piece can weigh more than 32kg.

We give you the flexibility to add a maximum of 3 pieces within your chosen weight allowance.

General Checked Baggage Rules

  • Baggage allowance is per passenger, each way.
  • Baggage fees apply for all economy low fares. The fees per weight are calculated based on seasonality (low and high), destination (near and far) and booking channel (online or airport).
  • Plus and Flex fare passengers can enjoy the benefit of having one 20kg bag included in their fare. Baggage fees apply for additional weight or bags.
  • Pay online up to two hours before departure at a discount, or pay the full fee at the airport.
  • A maximum of three bags per passenger can be booked online up to two hours before departure.
  • Buying an extra bag gives you the flexibility to spread your weight across more bags, but it doesn’t increase your overall weight. For example, if you buy 25kg and also an extra bag, you’ve a combined weight allowance of 25kg spread over two bags.
  • High and low season checked bag fees are based on your outbound flight date. For example, if you are flying out on 27th May (low season) and returning on 3rd June (high season), you will be charged low season checked bag fees on both flights. If your outbound flight is on 27th September (high season) and returning on 3rd October (low season), the high season fees will be charged on both flights.
  • There’s a discounted extra bag fee available online. A standard extra bag fee is charged at the airport.
  • If you haven’t added checked baggage to your booking and arrive at the airport with baggage to check, you’ll be charged for the first 20kg of baggage allowance per passenger, and then for every additional kilo after that at the per kilo rate.
  • If you’ve added checked baggage to your booking but arrive with more than your personal checked bag allowance, you’ll be charged for excess baggage. Excess baggage is charged per kilo.
  • Pooling or sharing of baggage allowance is permitted with a travel partner within the same booking and when checking in together.
  • A fully collapsible push-chair/stroller is allowed free of charge for an infant or child booking, plus one of the following items: car seat, booster seat or travel cot.
  • Sports equipment will be carried at the applicable sports equipment rate.
  • Baggage fees are non-refundable.
  • Please note: If you booked through a travel agent, please contact them directly in relation to your baggage allowance.

Book Your Baggage in Advance

  • If your booking was made on aerlingus.com, you can avail of an online discount and book your baggage for all applicable routes up to two hours prior to departure using our ‘Manage Trip’ facility.
  • You’ll need to know your booking reference as well as your departure airport, arrival airport and the email address used to make your booking. If you’ve got all this information, you can go ahead and book your bags now.
  • Alternatively, you can pay the full fee at the airport on the day of departure.

Note: If you didn’t book your flight(s) online, you’ll need to contact your local reservations office in order to book your bags in advance.

After your booking is made, checked baggage can be increased or added to through the ‘Manage Trip’ facility. The appropriate baggage fees will apply.

How to pre-book your bags

 
15kg

20kg

25kg

40kg in 2 bags
Online
Call Centre
Airport N/A N/A N/A
Extra bags can be booked in any of the channels above.
Note: No weight upgrades are permitted at the airport, and excess fees will be applied to weight over your personal allowance.

Checked Baggage Fees - within Europe

Baggage fees are based per passenger, per direction.
Low Fare  
15kg

20kg

25kg

40kg in 2 bags
Between Ireland /
N. Ireland and Europe
1st October - 31st May €15 €20 €30 €55
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
€25 €35 €40 €65
Between Dublin/Cork/Shannon & Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, Tenerife 1st October - 31st May €20 €35 €45 €70
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
€35 €45 €55 €75

Extra piece €10 (adding extra pieces does not increase your overall weight allowance)


Plus/Flex Fare    
20kg

25kg

40kg in 2 bags
Between Ireland /
N. Ireland and Europe
1st October - 31st May   Included €10 €35
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
  Included €10 €35
Between Dublin/Cork/Shannon & Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, Tenerife 1st October - 31st May   Included €10 €35
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
  Included €10 €35

Extra piece €10 (adding extra pieces does not increase your overall weight allowance)

Low Fare  
15kg

20kg

25kg

40kg in 2 bags
Extra Piece*

Between Ireland / N. Ireland and Europe

1st October - 31st May €30 €40 €50 €75 €30
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
€40 €50 €65 €85 €35

Between Dublin/Cork/Shannon & Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, Tenerife

1st October - 31st May €40 €50 €60 €85 €40
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
€50 €60 €75 €95 €45

*adding extra pieces does not increase your overall weight allowance

Flex/Plus Fare  
20kg

25kg

40kg in 2 bags
Extra Piece*

Between Ireland / N. Ireland and Europe

1st October - 31st May Included €10 €35 €30
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
Included €10 €35 €35

Between Dublin/Cork/Shannon & Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, Tenerife

1st October - 31st May Included €10 €35 €40
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
Included €10 €40 €45

*adding extra pieces does not increase your overall weight allowance

Low/Flex/Plus Fare  
20kg
Extra Piece*

Between Ireland / N. Ireland and Europe

1st October - 31st May €40 €40
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
€50 €50

Between Dublin/Cork/Shannon & Agadir, Athens, Bourgas, Bucharest, Catania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Izmir, Lanzarote, Tenerife

1st October - 31st May €50 €50
1st June - 30th September
21st December - 4th January
€60 €60

*adding extra pieces does not increase your overall weight allowance

Excess Weight = €10 per kilo.

  • Passengers are permitted 1 bag free of charge, weighing up to 23kg (50lb).
  • Maximum dimensions (length + width + height) = 158 cm (62").
  • Book online up to two hours before departure.
  • Book your bags now.

General Rules

  • Baggage Fees apply for excess weight between 24kg-32kg (51lb-70lb) or additional checked bags over the free allowance of one bag.
  • The weight of any one piece of baggage must not exceed 32kg (70lb).
  • Sports equipment can be carried as part of your free checked baggage allowance or as part of an additional purchased allowance if required.
  • For Aer Lingus operated routes, two bags per passenger can be booked online on aerlingus.com up to two hours before departure.
  • For itineraries which include partner airline flights, one bag can be booked online. (Additional bags may be paid for locally at the airport).
  • For Aer Lingus journeys between North America and the U.K. or continental Europe, the transatlantic checked baggage allowance will apply for all flights within a single itinerary or reservation. Relevant European or transatlantic policies shall apply to itineraries booked as separate reservations.
  • Pooling or sharing of baggage allowance is permitted when with a travel partner within the same booking and when checking in together.
  • Baggage fees are non-refundable.

Checked Baggage Allowance

 

  • You’re permitted one bag free of charge, weighing up to 23kg (50lb).
  • Overall bag dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 158 cm (62").
  • Baggage Fees apply for overweight and additional checked bags.
  • Infant baggage allowance is 10kg (22lb). In addition, infants are allowed one collapsible buggy/stroller plus one of the following items: car seat, booster seat or travel cot free of charge.
  • You’re permitted three bags free of charge, weighing a combined total of 69kg (150lb).
  • The weight of any one piece of baggage must not exceed 32kg/70lb.
  • Overall bag dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm (62").
  • Baggage fees apply for excess weight or additional bags over the stated limit.

Fees for excess weight/additional bags

Applicable on single itineraries between
Europe and North America
Per bag,
per flight
Baggage fee for second and subsequent bags - weighing up to 23kg (50lb) per bag €75 £65 $100
Excess baggage fee - weighing from 24kg to a maximum of 32kg (51lb to a maximum of 70lb) per bag €75 £65 $100

Travelling on Partner Airlines

It’s important to note that if your journey is partly or entirely with another airline, your allowance may differ.
See the websites of our partner airlines for information:

Connecting Itineraries

For Aer Lingus journeys between North America and the U.K. or continental Europe, the transatlantic checked baggage allowance will apply for all flights within a single itinerary or reservation. Relevant European or transatlantic policies shall apply to itineraries booked as separate reservations.

If your booking was made on aerlingus.com, you can book bags in advance. You’ll need to know your booking reference as well as the departure airport, arrival airport and the email address used to make your booking.

Please note: If you didn’t book online, you’ll need to contact your local reservations office in order to book your bags in advance.

Baggage with Other Airlines

We’ll happily through-check you and your baggage onto any airline with a baggage agreement in place. This can only happen if you’ve documentation of the itinerary showing Aer Lingus and the partner carrier flights on the same ticket.

The baggage allowance for these itineraries will be subject to the allowances listed on your ticket. Please contact your local reservations office for further information if you’re unsure of applicable baggage allowances.

We’ve baggage agreements with the following airlines:
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • City Jet
  • China Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • El Al Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Finnair
  • Gulf Air
  • Iberia
  • JAL (Japan Airlines)
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Martinair
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • SAS
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Sri Lankan Airways
  • Thai Airways
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Virgin
  • Wideroe Airlines