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Aer Lingus

About Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is an Irish airline and its name is derived from an anglicised version of the Gaelic term for 'air fleet', aerloingeas. The company formed in 1936 and its first flight was from Dublin to Bristol using a six-seater de Havilland DH.84 Dragon biplane.

Aer Lingus was privatised between 2006 and 2015. It is now a subsidiary of the International Airlines Group. The headquarters of Aer Lingus reside at Dublin Airport, which is a few miles from the capital city of Ireland. Aer Lingus expanded considerably during the post-war years and began offering flights to many major European cities, such as Brussels, Rome and Amsterdam. By the 1970s, many transatlantic flights from Shannon to New York were in operation. Today, Aer Lingus has a fleet of 50 planes, including 34 Airbus A320-200 and 8 Airbus A300-300. The livery is silver grey with emerald green and a shamrock on the tailfin. Since 2015, it has been the official airline of the national Irish rugby Team and several of its planes sport a special green Rugby Team livery.

Aer Lingus is the flag-bearing airline of Ireland and is the country's second-largest airline; Ryanair is currently the largest. In many ways, it is comparable to British Airways in size and the nature of its services. Aer Lingus flights operate from 13 British airports, mainly from Belfast City Airport. In 2016, Aer Lingus was awarded the accolade of being the most punctual airline leaving Belfast City Airport. Aer Lingus was also one of the most punctual airlines to depart from London- Heathrow and Birmingham.

Passengers on an Aer Lingus flight can enjoy a range of in-flight services. Passengers can watch films or selected TV shows from individual seatback entertainment systems, which include shows suitable for children. Aer Lingus meals are generally held to be good quality. Onboard WiFi is available for a fee - either by the hour or a one-off fee for the entire flight. Passengers of transatlantic flights can either enjoy a complimentary meal or pay a bit more for one of the pre-order options which include a choice of fillet steak, chicken or a salmon fillet. Passengers on European flights can buy food from the Bia menu which contains a generous selection of pre-packaged snacks and drinks. Aer Lingus also has its own complimentary magazine, Cara, which is offered to passengers on all its flights.

Regular flyers with Aer Lingus are invited to take part in its frequent flyer programme, AerClub, which rewards customers with Avios Points. These points can be redeemed on a variety of things, such as flights and hotels and can also be collected by using other airlines, such as Iberia Express.

How do I check in online with Aer Lingus?

There is a range of Aer Lingus check-in options. You can check-in at the airport in person online or via your mobile smartphone - to do the latter, you will need to download an app and check in at any time between 30 and two hours before the planned departure on European routes. Transatlantic passengers need to check in between twenty-four and two hours before their scheduled flights. Check the details of your flight as in some cases it is possible to pay a small fee to check in 30 days before the scheduled time.

What is my checked baggage allowance on Aer Lingus?

Aer Lingus hold baggage allowance must not exceed 25 kg per hold bag and measure more than 158 cm (height, width and length). Two bags must not exceed 40 kg. Passengers are allowed a maximum of 3 hold bags per flight. However, it is possible to share your checked baggage allowance with other travel partners on the same booking. Fees vary depending on the weight and route. Online discounts apply in many cases.

What hand luggage can I take on Aer Lingus?

Aer Lingus hand luggage allowance is very similar to other airlines, such as Wizz Air. Passengers are allowed to take one item of hand luggage to accompany them on board that must not weigh more than 10 kg. The dimensions of hand luggage can either be 25 cm x 33 cm x 20 cm for a small cabin bag or 55 cm x 40 cm x 24 cm for a large cabin bag. Passengers are permitted to take one bag and one item such as a laptop bag or a handbag. The first two bags are free but additional fees will apply for each extra bag.

Where does Aer Lingus fly from?

The following are some of the most popular routes that Aer Lingus operates:

  • Flights from Dublin to Los Angeles
  • Flights from Dublin to New York
  • Flights from Dublin to London
  • Flights from London to Belfast
  • Flights from London to Cork
  • Flights from Dublin to Rome
  • Flights from Dublin to Barcelone
  • Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh

Latest customer reviews on Aer Lingus flights

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4.0 /5
Total reviews based on: 181
London
Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA
Heathrow - Dulles Intl ( LHR - IAD )
4.0 /5
Opridai
Date 2020-03-24 Location England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Communication was good

4.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Larnaca
Heathrow - Larnaca Intl ( LHR - LCA )
3.0 /5
Magdalini
Date 2020-03-22 Location Greece Age 31-50 Class Business Class

The Flight was cancel and I needed to book another flight to come back to London I will like a my money back pleas ASAP

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Newcastle
Dublin
Newcastle International - Dublin ( NCL - DUB )
1.0 /5
Maureen
Date 2020-03-10 Location Redcar Age 51-70 Class Economy

Booked a hold case to be charged again for the return journey

3.0 /5
2 reviews
Manchester
Dublin
Manchester International - Dublin ( MAN - DUB )
5.0 /5
PoohMonster
Date 2020-03-05 Location Wales Age 51-70 Class Economy

A wonderful experience, staff so nice and the seats (for once) very comfortable.

3.6 /5
12 reviews
Dublin
Tenerife
Dublin - Sur Reina Sofia ( DUB - TFS )
5.0 /5
Richard Pytel
Date 2020-03-05 Location Amersham UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Friendly helpful staff arrived early

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Bristol
Cork
Bristol - Cork International ( BRS - ORK )
5.0 /5
Jo
Date 2020-03-05 Location Cornwall Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent staff, helpful and pleasant

4.0 /5
6 reviews
Bristol
Dublin
Bristol - Dublin ( BRS - DUB )
4.0 /5
N/A
Date 2020-03-02 Location Wiltshire Age 51-70 Class Economy

Whilst the base flight prices are good value once additional charges for extras such as luggage and reserved seating are added then the price rockets for return travel. I was quite surprised to be charged extra( a service charge) for booking via an agent for these additional extras.

4.0 /5
7 reviews
Manchester
New York
Manchester International - John F Kennedy Intl Airport ( MAN - JFK )
4.0 /5
T
Date 2020-02-17 Location Age 31-50 Class Economy

Great flight. Refreshments weren’t great though. Timings excellent in terms of flights and being on time.

4.3 /5
3 reviews
Birmingham
Dublin
Birmingham Intl - Dublin ( BHX - DUB )
5.0 /5
derdhri
Date 2020-02-13 Location Leicestershire Age 51-70 Class Economy

Fantastic service. Very smooth experience and the onboard staff are a cut above the rest!

4.6 /5
12 reviews
Cork
London
Cork International - Heathrow ( ORK - LHR )
5.0 /5
Moggy
Date 2020-02-05 Location UK Age Over 70 Class Economy

Wished I had booked Priority as non priority queue was long

5.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Dublin
Heathrow - Dublin ( LHR - DUB )
5.0 /5
N/A
Date 2020-01-29 Location London Age 51-70 Class Economy

Very happy with Aer Lingus. Efficient and comfortable flight.

4.0 /5
8 reviews
London
Belfast
Heathrow - Belfast City Apt ( LHR - BHD )
4.0 /5
Mags
Date 2020-01-20 Location Ireland Age 31-50 Class Economy

Good and friendly service

4.4 /5
7 reviews
London
Knock
Gatwick - Knock Intl ( LGW - NOC )
5.0 /5
Big Carl
Date 2020-01-08 Location Hastings East Sussex 🇬🇧 Age 51-70 Class Economy

No faults whatsoever

4.0 /5
4 reviews
Belfast
London
Belfast City Apt - Heathrow ( BHD - LHR )
3.0 /5
Nickname
Date 2019-12-30 Location Age Class Economy

We were last to join the flight because there was nobody to report to about the boiling water issuing from the taps in the Ladies and no warning notice. There was nobody official in the departures lounge of the George Best City Airport AT ALL. This is unacceptable. Then a mischievous airport worker sent us on a wild goose chase for fun... but we made it anyway.

3.9 /5
13 reviews
Dublin
Lexington, KY
Dublin - Blue Grass Field ( DUB - LEX )
4.0 /5
None
Date 2019-12-08 Location Ireland Age 51-70 Class Economy

Complimentary wine would be nice with the main meal

4.0 /5
1 reviews

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