Check in Online

We know how precious your time is, especially before a flight. To make things as easy as possible, you can check in online from the comfort of your own home or office and print your boarding pass. It’s that simple and it’s that smart.



Flights within Europe:

When does online check in open?

You can check in online within 30 days of your departure date on all routes within Europe.

Seat fees apply until 30 hours before your scheduled departure time.

Online check in for group bookings, and bookings made via the Aer Lingus call centre or a travel agency, is available within 30 hours of your scheduled departure time.

When does online check in close?

Online check in closing times vary depending on where you are departing from:



Departing from: Online check in closes:
Ireland | UK | Amsterdam 2 hours before departure
Rest of Europe 4 hours 30 minutes before departure
with the exception of:
Rome 6 hours 30 minutes before departure
Malaga | Faro
(when operated by a larger Airbus 330 aircraft)
8 hours 30 minutes before departure

Transatlantic Flights:

When does online check in open?

You can check in online within 24 hours of your scheduled departure time on all routes to and from North America.

When does online check in close?

Online check in closes 2 hours before your scheduled departure time.





Printing your Boarding Pass

  • Online check in requires you to print your own boarding pass. To do so you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Seat Selection

  • You can select your seat during check in or by using our Manage Trip facility.
  • Seat fees apply when checking in online until 30 hours before your scheduled departure time.

Bag Drop

  • After you check in online you can go directly to the Bag Tag and Drop desk where your checked baggage will be processed. Please note that Bag Tag and Drop desks aren’t available at all airports.
  • Find out more about our new Express Bag Drop service at Dublin airport here.
  • As always, please ensure that your cabin baggage is within the specified allowance. This is for your own ease of travel, as bags outside of this allowance must be checked in, and the relevant bag fee will apply. Find out more about your cabin baggage allowance here.

Allow sufficient time at the airport

  • We advise all guests who check in online to allow sufficient time to check baggage and proceed through security checkpoints. The time necessary for security and document checks may vary by airport, day and time.
  • We advise you to be at the boarding gate at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. If you arrive late to the boarding gate, you unfortunately won’t be accepted for travel.

Guests departing from Izmir

  • Guests departing from Izmir must go to the check-in desk at the airport to get a standard boarding pass issued in exchange for their printed version, as per local authority requirements.

Return to online check in.

Enter your Booking Reference (PNR) and Family Name

Select the passenger/s reprinting their boarding pass.

Select 'Generate Boarding Pass' to reprint your boarding pass.