Aer Lingus introduce new fee to bring carry-on bags onboard flights
The airline has made some changes to its carry-on bag policy.
Aer Lingus has introduced a new €5.99 fee to bring a 10kg carry-on bag onboard its European flights.
Previously, the airline had allowed passengers one free carry-on weighing up to 10kg, along with one personal item, such as a handbag or laptop bag.
Now, however, if you want to place a carry-on bag weighing 10kg or less in the overhead locker onboard your European flight, you will need to book "priority boarding" from €5.99.
If you have not purchased a carry-on bag with priority boarding, or if it's not included in your fare, and you bring a 10kg bag to the boarding gate, the airline has said you will be charged a €35 fee to place the bag in the aircraft hold.
Alternatively, if you would like to travel with the 10kg bag free of charge, you can drop it off at check-in free of charge and collect it on arrival at your destination at the airport's carousel.
Meanwhile, all customers are still allowed to take a small personal item onboard.
On its website, Aer Lingus says: "We've changed our carry-on bag policy and now offer different ways to bring your 10kg bag on your journey.
"A free option for your 10kg bag remains available, and a small personal item (handbag or laptop bag) is still included for all customers."
A carry-on bag with priority boarding is already included for some customers such as Silver, Platinum and Concierge AerClub members.
The 10kg carry-on bag policy remains unchanged on transatlantic flights where you can bring the bag onboard and store it in the overhead locker.
In a statement to JOE, Aer Lingus said: "These changes are being introduced to ensure faster boarding and de-planing, therefore improving overall customer experience."
For more information about the change, visit Aer Lingus' website here.