Carry-on Baggage - Aer Lingus (2023)

Before you start packing your carry-on baggage, it’s important to understand your options and know what your size and weight limits are.

Applicable on Aer Lingus flights within Europe

We've changed our carry-on bag policy and now offer two different ways to bring your 10kg bag on your journey.

If you would like to take a 10kg bag on board with you and your booking does not include it, you must book a "Carry-on bag with priority boarding" online from €5.99/£5.99. Alternatively, drop your bag off at the check-in desk or bag drop kiosk (available in Dublin, Shannon and London) when check-in opens and collect it again at the bag carousel when you land.This option is free.

If your booking includes a carry-on bag with priority boarding, you must take this bag on board with you (please see below for details).

A small personal item (handbag or laptop bag) is still included for all customers.

Option 1: Carry on board

Carry-on Baggage - Aer Lingus (1)

From €5.99/£5.99
Book a carry-on bag with priority boarding and store it in the overhead locker on board.

Or

Option 2: Drop off at check-in

Carry-on Baggage - Aer Lingus (2)

(Video) Cabin Baggage Guidelines

Free of charge
Drop off your bag at check-in in the airport and off you go. Collect on arrival at the carousel.

Add a carry-on bag with priority boarding to your booking

When is a carry-on bag with priority boarding included?

Some customers will have a 10kg carry-on bag with priority boarding included in their booking, please see the list below. If a 10kg bag is included, you must take this on board with you. You will not be permitted to drop this bag off at check-in.

  • AerClub - Silver, Platinum and Concierge AerClub members. (Members only, not travelling companions.)
  • Fare Types - All Plus, Advantage, Aer Credit Card, AerSpace and Economy fares purchased via British Airways. (Not included in Saver fares.)
  • Infants - Accompanying adult travelling with an infant.
  • Connections - Customers connecting to/from an Aer Lingus transatlantic flight or a connecting flight with an interline partner.

Please remember to pack your 10kg bag appropriately, e.g. with no liquids over 100ml.

All customers with a carry-on bag with priority boarding (either purchased or included) must check in online or via the App.

If you bring your 10kg bag to the boarding gate and have not purchased a carry-on bag with priority boarding or it is not included in your booking, you will be charged a €35 fee to place this bag in the aircraft hold. Payment of this fee will be processed using your smartphone via QR code with our partner Global Payments, and will be verified by our boarding agents.

Add a carry-on bag with priority boarding to your booking

Travelling on an Aer Lingus Regional flight?

The 7kg limit and carry-on bag policy remains unchanged on Aer Lingus Regional flights (operated by Emerald Airlines to regional airports within Ireland and the UK) where you can bring the bag on board and store it in the overheard locker, subject to availability. A small personal item (handbag or laptop bag) is also included and must be stowed under the seat in front of you.

If you're connecting to/from an Aer Lingus Regional flight to an Aer Lingus transatlantic flight, the 7kg (15lb) carry-on baggage allowance will apply for both parts of the journey.

You can find out if your flight is operated by Emerald Airlines in your booking confirmation email or in the flight details when making your booking.

Travelling on a transatlantic flight?

The 10kg carry-on bag policy remains unchanged on transatlantic flights where you can bring the bag on board and store it in the overheard locker. A small personal item (handbag or laptop bag) is also included and must be stowed under the seat in front of you.

If you're connecting to/from an Aer Lingus transatlantic flight to an Aer Lingus Regional flight, the 7kg (15lb) carry-on baggage allowance will apply for both parts of the journey.

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Aer Lingus allowance

Carry-on Baggage - Aer Lingus (3)

10kg Carry-on Bag

Maximum weight: 10kg (22lb)

Maximum Size;

  • Height
  • 55cm(21.5")
  • Width
  • 40cm(15.5")
  • Depth
  • 24cm(9.5")
    Small Personal Item

    (small handbag, laptop bag, baby changing bag)

    Maximum Size;

  • Height
  • 25cm(10")
  • Width
  • 33cm(13")
  • Depth
  • 20cm(8")

    Aer Lingus Regional allowance

    Carry-on Baggage - Aer Lingus (4)

    7kg Carry-on Bag

    Maximum weight: 7kg (15lb)

    Maximum Size;

  • Height
  • 48cm(18.5")
  • Width
  • 33cm(13")
  • Depth
  • 20cm(8")
    Small Personal Item

    (small handbag, laptop bag, baby changing bag)

    Maximum Size;

  • Height
  • 25cm(10")
  • Width
  • 33cm(13")
  • Depth
  • 20cm(8")
    (Video) Aer Lingus Express Bag Drop

    Please ensure your carry-on baggage is within the specified allowance. It must fit inside the gauge units at the airport (including wheels and handles). Bags outside of this allowance must be checked in and the relevant bag fee will apply.

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    Know what you can and can’t bring

    Your small personal item, carried with you on board free of charge, must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you. If you are travelling with a laptop, this should be carried in a laptop bag (or equivalent) as your small personal item.

    Essential items, such as personal medication, money, passports and other identification documents should be packed in your carry-on baggage and not in checked baggage.

    Some commonly queried items that are fine to take on board are wedding dresses, wedding cakes, power tools, crystal and toolboxes.

    Banned, restricted and dangerous goods

    Please review our guidelines on banned, restricted and dangerous goods before arriving at the airport.

    Please review the EU security rules regarding liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on baggage

    As directed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), if you are flying to the US, there is a limit on the quantity of powder substances (e.g. flour, sugar, coffee, spices, powdered milk or cosmetics) you may take in your carry-on baggage. Customers 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 US are subject to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules.

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    Important notes about bringing your bag on board

    • 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.
    • You must be able to place your own carry-on baggage into the overhead locker without assistance.
    • We ask that you please stow small personal items under the seat in front of you, keeping the overhead space free for 10kg/7kg carry-on bags.
    • Loose items must be stowed securely for take off and landing as directed by the cabin crew.
    • Occasionally we may have to check your carry-on baggage into the hold due to stowage space limitations.
    • 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).

    Travelling with a Partner Airline

    If your journey is partly or entirely with a partner airline, your baggage allowance and the restricted items may differ.

    Check the partner airline's allowances and restrictions before arriving at the airport to ensure you can bring your baggage through all parts of your journey and avoid unnecessary delays or fees.

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    You can find links to all our partner airlines here

    FAQs

    How strict is Aer Lingus with carry ons? ›

    Aer Lingus are very strict and state that if you're travelling with cabin baggage only, you'll be limited to take one main bag on board as well as a smaller personal item. According to them, your main bag must fit in the sizer and so be easily stored in the overhead compartment.

    Can I bring 2 bags for hand carry? ›

    Carry-on/hand carry baggage allowance including any exception, should be a maximum of two (2) pieces only and with total combined weight of seven (7)kg or less.

    Do they weigh carry-on bags Aer Lingus? ›

    For regional flights, Aer Lingus permits one piece of cabin baggage with a weight limit of 7kg and maximum dimensions of 48 x 33 x 20 cm. For all other flights, Aer Lingus permits one piece of cabin baggage with a weight limit of 10kg and maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 24 cm.

    Does it matter how much your carry-on bag weight? ›

    Carry-on bags shouldn't be larger than 22 inches long, 14 inches wide and 9 inches high including handles and wheels. Dimensions of personal items should not exceed 18 inches long, 14 inches wide and 8 inches high. There are no weight restrictions for carry-on luggage.

    Does 7kg carry-on include handbag? ›

    The majority of airlines allow between 7kg to 10kg luggage allowance. And you are allowed to have one cabin baggage and a personal bag (purse or laptop bag).

    Can I use a backpack as a personal item Aer Lingus? ›

    The question about whether something—anything—can be a “personal item” comes down not to what it's called, then, but whether it will fit under the seat in front of you. So, yes, if your backpack is small enough that you can fit it under the seat in front of you, then it's a personal item.

    Can I take a carry-on and a backpack? ›

    Most airlines allow passengers to bring on both a carry-on and a personal item like a backpack, laptop bag, purse, briefcase, shopping bag, etc. The general rule of thumb is that your personal item is smaller in dimension than your carry-on bag and it can fit underneath the seat in front of you.

    Is laptop included in 7kg hand luggage? ›

    But certain personal items are exempted. These include ladies purse, laptop bags, umbrella, walking stick, camera or binoculars, reading material such as books, infant's feeding aid, overcoat.

    Can I bring a small backpack on Aer Lingus? ›

    A small personal item (handbag or laptop bag) is also included and must be stowed under the seat in front of you. If you're connecting to/from an Aer Lingus Regional flight to an Aer Lingus transatlantic flight, the 7kg (15lb) carry-on baggage allowance will apply for both parts of the journey.

    Is 10kg luggage enough for a week? ›

    Is 10kg luggage enough for a week? Yes, absolutely! It isn't a lot but you can do it if you ditch all of your heavy items. Use the hotel toiletries and take your essentials in tiny pots.

    Is a 10kg bag a cabin bag? ›

    Ryanair Cabin Baggage

    Only priority boarding passengers will be permitted to take one small bag (40cm x 20cm x 25cm), plus a larger cabin bag (55 x 40 x 20cm) with a maximum weight allowance of 10kg into the cabin free of charge.

    What if my luggage is 1 kg overweight? ›

    Should your baggage exceed the limitations of the Free Baggage allowance, an excess baggage charge needs to be paid. For Domestic sectors within India, the excess baggage rate is INR 600 plus applicable GST per kg.

    Do they measure carry-on bags? ›

    Taking Measures

    If that isn't complicated enough, some airlines list the measurements for carry on baggage in inches by height, width and depth–for example, “22 x 14 x 9”, while others combine the three measurements to arrive at a single dimension–which in this case is 45 total linear inches.

    What is allowed on a carry-on bag? ›

    You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.

    Does ladies handbag count as hand luggage? ›

    Additional personal items permitted to be carried as Cabin Baggage on Air India operated flights subject to Security Regulations. In addition to one piece of cabin baggage or package, you may also be permitted to carry one following personal item, subject to Security Regulations: A Lady's hand bag. An overcoat or wrap.

    Can I take a carry on bag and a handbag? ›

    The majority of airlines allow one piece per passenger plus a smaller piece (i.e. a handbag or laptop bag). However some budget airlines count a handbag as a piece of hand luggage so if you want to take both, you will need to pack your handbag or laptop bag inside until you have boarded.

    Can I have a handbag and hand luggage? ›

    What is Hand Luggage? Hand luggage or cabin baggage, are all the personal belongings a passenger can carry along the cabin. You may take your handbag, laptop bag, etc. into the cabin as long as they are controlled at the security checkpoints.

    What happens if your personal item is too big? ›

    They have a sizer at every gate for carryons and personal items, and if the gate agent thinks your bag looks too big they will ask you to put it in the sizer to confirm that it complies with the requirements. So it is random, but if you take your chances and lose, they will take away your bag and gate-check it.

    What size is hand luggage on Aer Lingus? ›

    All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements: Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 21.5 in x 15.5 in x 9.5 in / 55 cm x 40 cm x 24 cm. Maximum Weight of Carry-on Luggage: 22 lb/10 kg.

    How strict are airlines about personal item size? ›

    How Strict are Airlines About Personal Items? As long as your bag fits under the seat in front of you, you can probably get away with a bag that's slightly over your airline's size guidelines. However, just as the size restrictions vary by airline, so does their enforcement of those restrictions.

    What hand luggage can I take on Aer Lingus? ›

    A small personal item (handbag or laptop bag) is also included and must be stowed under the seat in front of you. If you're connecting to/from an Aer Lingus transatlantic flight to an Aer Lingus Regional flight, the 7kg (15lb) carry-on baggage allowance will apply for both parts of the journey.

    Is Aer Lingus a good airline? ›

    Aer Lingus is a Irish carrier. Frequent travelers give the airline an average rating of 6.1/10.

    What are the dimensions for carry-on baggage? ›

    All carry-on items must meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and may not exceed 22" x 14" x 9". The FAA mandates that all carry-on items fit under a seat or in an enclosed storage compartment.

    Does Aer Lingus have priority boarding? ›

    Carry-on Bag with Priority Boarding

    It may also be included as part of your fare type or AerClub tier (Silver, Platinum or Concierge members). You can purchase your carry-on bag with priority boarding when booking your flight or later in the 'Manage Trip' section, subject to availability.

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