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Aer Lingus About Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is the national flag carrier of Ireland and was founded by the Irish Government in 1936 to provide air services between Ireland and the UK. It is Ireland’s oldest airline and the second largest, after Ryanair. It made its first flight just five days after its creation, connecting Dublin to Bristol. In January 1940, the company transferred its activities to the newly built Dublin Airport.During World War II, it was forced to reduce its activities. At the end of the conflict, they gradually resumed, in particular thanks to the establishment of a regular line connecting Dublin to London. At the dawn of the 1940s, the company served major European cities (Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Rome).On April 28, 1958, Aer Lingus operated its first transatlantic flight from Shannon to New York. In 1960, it acquired its first jets which would be used to link New York.

In October 2006, Aer Lingus entered the Irish Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. The same year, she signed an agreement with various airlines.If in 2007, Aer Lingus left the Oneworld alliance, it allied itself, the same year, with the low-cost American company JetBlue Airways. In 2015, the company was bought by the Hispano-British group IAG, which enabled it to develop its long-haul network.

In May 2020, the fleet consisted of 56 aircraft, the average age of which was 12.3 years. All of planes come mainly from the manufacturer Airbus. The shamrock, which adorns the tailfins of the Aer Lingus fleet, is one of the most iconic symbols of Ireland. Aer Lingus mission is to connect Ireland with the world and the world to Ireland, by offering quality services at a competitive price. Aer Lingus’ frequent flyer program is called AerClub.

Aer Lingus Hub Airports

Dublin Collinstown Airport (DUB / EIDW)

Aer Lingus Classes of Service

On flights within Europe, passengers can choose between the Saver, Plus and Advantage tariffs. Saver is suitable for passengers who want to get from A to B cheaply and otherwise do not value additional services. Checked baggage, seat selection and priority boarding are included in the plus tariff. Advantage bookers can rebook for free and get refunds. They also have access to the lounge and can get through the security gate faster at Dublin Airport. For non-European flights, Aer Lingus also offers the Business and Business Flex tariffs and the plus tariff is called Smart. Smart customers are provided with headphones and blankets free of charge, and those who book the Flex tariff also have the option of rebooking and receiving reimbursements free of charge.

With Aer Lingus cheap flights can be made in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Typical holiday destinations are also flown to seasonally.

Countries in which the airline is flying abroad in 28 countries and flying in particular; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey , United Arab Emirates, England, United States

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air Canada Etihad Airways United Airlines
Alaska Airlines JetBlue
British Airways KLM

Important Milestones

Aer Lingus Viscount Awards in association with Ulster Business honor those companies who have developed vital economic ties between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

The Skytrax organization awarded it a 4th star to reward the company’s products and services.

Aer Lingus Check-in

Online Check-in

Irish Airlines Aer Lingus passengers have been able to check in online for their flights for some time. This means that you can save a lot of time at the airport on domestic and international flights, because queuing at the check-in counter becomes superfluous.

Where is online check-in possible?

In general, all flights to and from Ireland and the United Kingdom can be checked in using Aer Lingus onlinebeeing confirmed. All flights from Ireland to the European continent are also included. If you want to go from Ireland to the USA or vice versa, you can also check in here via the Internet. Other departure airports where passengers can use web check-in are: Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Bilbao, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest, Catania / Sicily, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Faro Algarve, Frankfurt, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Hamburg, Helsinki, Ibiza, Izmir, Krakow, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Milan / Linate, Marseille, Munich, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Perpignan, Prague, Rome, Salzburg, Stuttgart , Tenerife, Toulouse, Venice, Vilnius, Warsaw, Vienna and Zurich.

Advance check-in

Aer Lingus is one of the few airlines to offer pre-check-in. It is available 30 days before departure and can be used if you have booked the flight via
It is available for all flights to and from Ireland and Great Britain as well as Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey and Hungary . It can also be used for flights to and from Ireland and Lyon, Nice, Paris, Toulouse, Perpignan, Marseille and Bordeaux. Flights from Ireland to Amsterdam, Rennes, Agadir are also included.

Check-in start time

Check-in is generally available 30 hours before departure via the Internet. It should be done 4 hours 30 minutes before the start at the latest. But there are exceptions. For example, if you are in the USA or if you are from the USA, the earliest check-in is possible 24 hours in advance; the latest 2 hours. If you start in Great Britain or Ireland you can check in at least 2 hours before the start.

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Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Aer Lingus website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Aer Lingus Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

All items that do not pose a danger to other passengers, such as weapons, can be carried in hand luggage. Liquids must be repackaged in accordance with the international safety guidelines. Each passenger is authorized to take one piece of hand luggage with them. This must not exceed the dimensions of 55 cm x 40 cm x 24 cm for international or 48 cm x 33 cm x 20 cm for national connections (the regulations of the respective airlines apply to codeshare flights). The maximum weight of the hand luggage is 10 kg for international and 7 kg for national flights.

Checked baggage

All luggage that you are not allowed to take on board are included in the checked baggage. In Europe and the EU, the limit is 25 kg or 40 kg in two pieces of luggage. In the USA, it is 23 kg. Infants: may take a collapsible stroller on board free of charge. The fee for the second piece of luggage is 76 euros for flights to the USA and 15 to 55 euros for other flights. The fees for the second piece of baggage and any first piece of baggage to be paid are identical. Free baggage is included on flights to North America (23 kg each) and all European flights with a Plus or Flex fare (20 kg each).

Other luggage

Overall, you can also check in other luggage in the form of sports equipment or musical instruments at Aer Lingus for a fee. The maximum weight for sports luggage is 23 kg on all flights. Heavy baggage costs extra according to the excess baggage regulations. Small musical instruments can be taken on board as long as they can be stowed away like hand luggage. Musical instruments up to 75 kg that exceed the hand luggage weight limit can be transported on an extra seat. Bulky and multi-part instruments, such as drum kits, have to be abandoned. In this case, special and excess baggage fees must be paid.

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Aer Lingus Seat Selection

Aer Lingus passengers can reserve their seats online from 30 days before departure. You can choose between a standard seat for € 5, a seat in the first seven rows to be the first to get off at the destination airport, for € 10 and a seat at the emergency exit with more legroom for € 15. On long-haul flights, the costs are slightly higher at € 20-40. Passengers in the Plus and Flex booking classes do not have to pay a fee to reserve a seat.

Aer Lingus Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

AerClub/Avios Frequent Flyer Program

AerClub members can collect Avios and, when they have gathered enough, exchange them for flights with Aer Lingus and partner airlines Aer Lingus Regional, Air Canada, KLM, Etihad Airways, jetBlue, British Airways, United and flybe. Avios can also collect passengers by booking services from partner companies in the hotel and retail sector. In the AerClub there are the status Silver, Platinum and Concierge, with which even more Avios can be earned on every flight, namely 25%, 50% and 75%.

Aer Lingus Food & Beverage

Aer Lingus only offers Economy Class on most domestic flights. There you usually have to pay extra for on-board catering. The menu is short and Irish. For example, for early flights there are sausages, ham, black pudding, tomato, bread rolls and coffee or tea in the package price of ten euros. Different sandwiches are offered throughout the day, for example vegetarian with cheese and coleslaw or hearty topped with chicken or ham. The famous Irish scones are also on the menu. There is also a children’s package. The drinks include water, coffee, tea, juices and soft drinks, as well as beer, wine, sparkling wine and some spirits. The prices range between two and ten euros, the food is made of plastic trays.

For transatlantic flights, Aer Lingus serves a free meal, snacks and free coffee or tea in the economy. For a surcharge, long-haul flights such as steak on potato gratin (26 euros) or Irish salmon on vegetables (23 euros) can be ordered. A salad, dessert and a glass of wine complete these menus, which we recommend that you pre-order.

Business flights are available from Aer Lingus on flights to and from North America. There, extensive on-board catering is part of the ticket price. A glass of sparkling wine and snacks are served as a welcome. Porcelain dishes and crystal glasses are intended to convey a restaurant feeling. An example menu shows lamb stew, salmon cake with shrimps or roast pork with coleslaw for a warm meal, cheese platter or chocolate cake for dessert. An afternoon tea with salad and scones is also served in the business. Snacks as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available at all times.

In Europe, Aer Lingus relies on the concept for on-board catering like low-cost airlines. The standard for transatlantic routes corresponds to that of classic airlines.

Aer Lingus Inflight Entertainment

During flight, Aer Lingus passengers can enjoy special care, delicious meals and beverages, top class entertainment and comfort, making their trip even more enjoyable. In addition, for flights to/from the USA, Aer Lingus provide its passengers with the latest in-flight entertainment system, allowing them to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward a wide range of blockbuster films, TV programs and music videos. Lie flat sleeper seats are also available for Business Class passengers.


Aer Lingus customers should take their laptop, tablet and smartphone on board because the airline offers Internet in the passenger compartment of the A330 transatlantic aircraft. The WiFi is available from a height of around 3,000 meters, i.e. about 20 minutes after departure. The connection is deactivated during take-off and landing. Aer Lingus charges EUR 6.95 for 50 MB, EUR 13.95 for 12 MB and a total of EUR 29.95 for 270 MB.

Aer Lingus Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Aer Lingus.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Aer Lingus Lounge

Passengers who travel in Air Lingus Business Class, are Gold Circle Club members, or hold a Bank of Ireland Gold Visa Business Card (with lounge access) are able to use Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge in Dublin Airport, Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge in London Heathrow Airport or any other affiliated lounges listed below:

In Ireland
1. Cork Jack Lynch Executive Lounge
2. Shannon The Rineanna Suite

3. Aberdeen Servisair Lounge
4. Belfast BA Lounge
5. Birmingham Servisair Executive Lounge
6. Blackpool Servisair Lounge
7. Bristol Executive Lounge
8. Cardiff Executive Lounge
9. Edinburgh Servisair Executive Lounge
10. Glasgow Servisair Executive Lounge
11. London Gatwick Number 1 Lounge
12. Manchester Escape Lounge
13. Southend First Class Lounge

In Europe
14. Alicante AENA Sala VIP
15. Amsterdam KLM Business Lounge
16. Berlin Hugo Junkers Lounge
17. Bologna MBL – Marconi Business Lounge
18. Brussels BA Lounge
19. Budapest The Millenium Lounge and also the Malev Lounge
20. Copenhagen Novia Lounge
21. Dusseldorf Air Berlin Lounge
22. Faro Groundforce Lounge
23. Frankfurt Sky Club Lounge
24. Geneva Horizon Lounge
25. Gran Canaria AENA Sala VIP
26. Hamburg Airport Lounge
27. Isle of Man Rendezvous Executive Lounge
28. Jersey Airline services Lounge
29. Lanzarote AENA Sala VIP
30. Lisbon Lisbon Lounge – Portway
31. Madrid AENA Sala VIP ‘Cibeles’ T1
32. Malaga AENA Sala VIP (Terminal 3)
33. Milan Linate Club SEA – Leonardo Lounge
34. Milan Malpensa SEA Club Lounge
35. Munich Atlantik Lounge
36. Naples La Terrazza VIP Lounge
37. Nice Club Riviera
38. Paris Salon Icare
39. Prague Menzies Lounge
40. Rome Le Anfore Lounge
41. Sofia “Sofia” Business Class Lounge
42. Stuttgart Securitas Lounge
43. Tenerife AENA Sala VIP
44. Verona VIP Lounge
45. Vienna Air Lounge
46. Zurich Panorama Lounge

In the USA
47. Boston Air France Lounge – adjacent to gate 3
48. Chicago Air France Lounge
49. New York Oasis Lounge
50. Orlando United Club

Aer Lingus
IATA ICAO Callsign

Owner: International Airlines Group (IAG)
Frequent Flyer Program: AerClub/Avios
Company slogan: Smart flies Aer Lingus

Number of Aircraft: 56
Destinations:  93
Average Age of Aircraft: 12.3
Type of Aircraft: Airbus
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330

Head Office: Head Office Block, Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 886 8505, +353 1 761 7846
Fax Number: +353 1 886 3832
E-mail: [email protected]

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