Aer Lingus is an Irish airline flying throughout Europe, as well as to northern Africa and to the USA.
The baggage allowance for Aer Lingus depends on whether your flight is within Europe or is a trans-Atlantic flight. Please note that with the "Low Fare" option, you will have to pay for all checked baggage on Aer Lingus flights within Europe.
View the 2018 Aer Lingus Baggage Policies page for information about carry-on, checked, and excess baggage fees.
We do not accept Animals/Pets on shorthaul flights, (Ireland, UK, Europe). This is due to insufficient ventilation in the cargo hold on our shorthaul Airbus fleet.
Animals/Pets can be booked on direct flights between Ireland and New York, Boston, Chicago and Orlando on Aer Lingus flights only. All animals will be transported in the Cargo Hold.
Animals need to be at least 10 weeks old when travelling on an Aer Lingus flight.
At time of booking, Aer Lingus Reservation staff must be informed if you plan to travel with a pet and or animal. Separate procedures apply for passengers travelling with Service Animals (Seeing Eye Dogs).
Animals can be confirmed on Aer Lingus flights at the earliest 30 days prior to travel.
Due to industry reports of serious damage to aircraft as a result of dogs becoming loose in aircraft holds, the following breeds of dogs are not to be carried under any circumstances on any Aer Lingus aircraft.
Travelling from USA:
PET EXPRESS will make the arrangements to ship your pet(s) to Ireland on behalf of Aer Lingus. Contact Pet Express at 1-866-PET-MOVE or visit their website atpetexpress.us. Final transit destination for animals/pets transported from North America by Aer Lingus is Dublin.
Please note: animals cannot be shipped from the USA on Fridays or Saturdays.
Travelling from Ireland:
Pets (cats & dogs only) can be booked as excess baggage by contacting Aer Lingus reservations. There is a €160 per flight sector per crate payable at the airport on the day of departure.
If the passenger is not travelling with the animal, or for the carriage of any animal other than household pets, they will be booked as cargo.
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