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Aer Lingus allows a one carry on bag on board free of charge, plus a small hand bag or laptop case. These bags must fit within basic guidelines and will need to fit into the gauge units at the airport before you board, this is to check you have not exceeded measurements, your handles and wheels must be included in your measurements. You need to be able to lift your own bag into the over head locker yourself so it is a necessity to remember the weight, your smaller bag needs to fit under the seat in front of you comfortably and stay there through the duration of the flight, unless you require certain items of course.

Standard Limits

Height: 55cm
Width: 40cm
Depth: 24cm
Weight: 10.0kg

Best Bags for Aer Lingus

Samsonite Prodigy Spinner Cabin Carry On
Our Rating 5/5
So many different compartments for organising and the quality of this case is strong and worthy.
  • Wheels: 4
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 40 litres
  • Case Material: Polycarbonate
  • Weight: 2.8kg
Samsonite S'cure Spinner Zip Free Carry on luggage
Our Rating 5/5
Zip free, easy to push and sturdy.
  • Wheels: 4
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: No
  • Volume: 34 litres
  • Case Material: Hard
  • Weight: 2.9kg
Cabin Max Chicago Hand Luggage Backpack
Our Rating 5/5
Strong material and lots of pockets perfect for traveling.
  • Wheels: None
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 20 litres
  • Case Material: Polyurethane
  • Weight: 0.8kg
Cabin Max Hack Hand Luggage Carry On
Our Rating 5/5
The handbag storage feature is a hidden gem.
  • Wheels: 2
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 28 litres
  • Case Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 2.7kg
Samsonite Duosphere Spinner Hand Luggage
Our Rating 5/5
Many pockets are a must when traveling and this bag has that and it looks smart.
  • Wheels: 4
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 40 litres
  • Case Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 3.0kg
Cabin Max Fusion ABS Hand luggage with a Handy Outside Pocket
Our Rating 5/5
Spacious inside and a handy outside pocket.
  • Wheels: 4
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 38 litres
  • Case Material: ABS Plastic
  • Weight: 3.0kg


Aer Lingus Regional

Aer Lingus Regional Allowance Smaller aircraft operated by Stobart Air Stobart Air is an established partner of world-renowned international airline Aer Lingus, operating its busy Aer Lingus Regional service.

Regional Limits

Height: 48cm
Width: 33cm
Depth: 20cm
Weight: 7.0kg

Rockland Two Piece Carry On Cases
Our Rating 5/5
Great bag for long lasting use
  • Wheels: 2
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 32 litres
  • Case Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 2.8kg
Oxford cloth Trolley Case Laptop Rucksack Case
Our Rating 3/5
Plenty of pockets and the multi use option is a great feature.
  • Wheels: 2
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 35 litres
  • Case Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 2.1kg
Multifunctional Hand Luggage Carry On Backpack
Our Rating 4/5
Lightweight and spacious
  • Wheels: None
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 24 litres
  • Case Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 0.6kg
Cabin Max Chicago Hand Luggage Backpack
Our Rating 5/5
Strong material and lots of pockets perfect for traveling.
  • Wheels: None
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 20 litres
  • Case Material: Polyurethane
  • Weight: 0.8kg
Multifunctional Carry on Backpack Blue Pattern
Our Rating 4/5
Multi-use and perfect for any weather conditions.
  • Wheels: None
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 20 litres
  • Case Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 0.6kg
Max Manhattan Shoulder Backpack Travel Bag
Our Rating 4/5
Spacious inside and comfortable while full.
  • Wheels: None
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 20 litres
  • Case Material: Soft
  • Weight: 0.5kg

Aer Lingus airline do allow small hand luggage on board, how ever If you're seated in row 1 in economy or business class or at an emergency exit, you must be able to store your own baggage in an overhead locker independently. Your money, passports, medication needs to be packed in your carry on luggage easy for you to access if needed.

Smaller bags must be able to fit under the seat in front of you and remain there through the duration of the flight. Measurements for small personal items are shown below.

Aer Lingus

  • small handbag
  • laptop bag
  • baby changing bag.

Maximum size: Height: 25cm (10") Width: 33cm (13") Length: 20cm (8")

Aircraft operated by Stobart Air

  • small handbag
  • laptop bag
  • baby changing bag

Maximum size: Height: 25cm (10") Width: 33cm (13") Length: 20cm (8")

Aer Lingus allows mobile phones and laptops (carried by laptop bag only) usage throughout the flight with WiFi supplied.

See on board for further instructions. 

Useful links

Aer Lingus dangerous goods own guide

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

If your journey is partly or entirely with a partner airline, your baggage allowance and the restricted items may differ, so please check this before booking.

Full see list of partner airlines here