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Aer Lingus Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance8/10
Checked Baggage Allowance5/10
Excess Baggage Fees6/10
Overall Grade6.3/10

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Carry-On Summary

One piece of carry-on is allowed on all flights, with a maximum weight of 10kg/22lbs. Maximum size is 55x40x20cm.

If flying on a Regional flight (flight #s 3000-4000), carry-on is limited due to the size of the plane. In these cases, the weight is limited to only 7kg/15lbs, and must be no larger than 48x36x21cm.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

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Checked Baggage Summary

Within Ireland/UK/Europe, all Low Fare passengers must pay for any checked bag. Plus Fare passengers are allowed their first bag for free, and Flex Fare passengers are allowed 2 bags. A maximum of 20kg/44lbs is allowed as combined weight, regardless of how many bags are checked in.

If flying to/from the USA, the first bag of 23kg/50lbs is always taken for free. Flex Fare passengers are allowed a second 23kg/50lbs bag on these routes.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

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Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

If you exceed the 20kg/44lbs limit on short-haul flights, overweight fees will be charged on a per kilogram basis.

It is always recommended to pay any checked luggage fees and overweight fees before arriving at the airport, as you will get a discounted rate compared to the full rate which would be paid at the check-in desk. This difference is often up to 40%.

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