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New Aer Lingus Cabin Baggage Allowances

New Aer Lingus Cabin Baggage Allowances

Commencing next Monday 13th August, new cabin baggage allowances come into effect across all Aer Lingus short-haul and transatlantic routes. The new allowance is a standard single piece of cabin baggage with the permissible cabin baggage size being increased.

Aer Lingus Baggage Allowances

All items, including airport shopping purchases, must fit inside. In addition, a small ladies handbag or gents satchel, within a specific size, may also be carried but must be placed under the seat in front.

An enhanced allowance is available to Gold Circle, Business Class and Flex Fare customers who may take an additional small piece, such as a slimline laptop bag onboard.

For Aer Lingus Regional, the standard allowance dimensions have been slightly reduced to allow stowage on the different versions of the ATR fleet.

The new allowance follows a recent review, involving customer and staff input, to reduce delays and frustration caused by cabin baggage issues during boarding.

Customers are being informed via email and a video on aerlingus.com will offer user-friendly advice on how customers can stay within the new guidelines. New cabin baggage size gauges have been installed at all airports across the Aer Lingus network to support the implementation of the new allowance.

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  1. Don O Brien

    August 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    This should be fun… next up is airport shops complaining of reduced sales due to passengers afraid to make purchases as their one bag is full. We go round and round in circles regarding luggage: airlines don’t seem to get it that passengers when travelling wish to carry items with them, so it’s up to airlines to address the issue by catering for this. Making travellers with luggage feel fearful of those scales and measuring cage at boarding isn’t going to increase their frequency of flying and the airlines’ profitability. Personally I get my own back by refusing to purchase food and beverage on board!

    • breda morrissey

      October 19, 2012 at 8:15 am

      I am happy with the new Aer Lingus luggage restrictions. I have had so many experiences of selfish people hogging too much space while I wait in vain, quite often, to find space for my small luggage bag. Well done Aer Lingus.

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