I had to get a flight last minute due to a very ill parent. Plenty of seats on the plane though I was charged a lot for mine.Take advantage of people´s misfortune
I could not retrieve my flight details before departure and had to rebook another flight directly with a different airline. What a bad experience. I won't use eDreams again if this is not resolved!
The boarding process is not efficient and people that are seated more in front are not able to get luggage inside because it is full from the others
I was affected by delays on both journeys, however my return journey was especially bad, delayed by 2 hours and rerouted to Shannon airport. I understand this was due to weather partly but the management by ryanair in notifying us in time and providing any form of care of compensation throughout our delays was terrible and we were offered no water or travel vouchers for our delayed arrival at 5AM at Dublin when the flight was due in at 11PM.
In order to check in aer lingus required me to pay for my seats costing me more money, I was a bit annoyed about this
(Even Vegan) Food not too healthy: white rice, white bread, butter offered, no whole grain or healthy spread alternatives. Entertainment choices: old movies, no variety in documentaries, no newspapers. On board magazine was good.
Important Information & Useful Tips for Aer Lingus Flights
Cabin Baggage on Aer Lingus Flights
One single piece of cabin baggage is allowed per passenger. Business Class, Gold Circle cardholders and Flex Fare customers can bring one additional personal item (briefcase, handbag) to stow under the seat in front of them.
Bag Size: 55cm x 40cm x 24cm and 10kgs for all flights except Aer Lingus Regional (size limits are 48cm x 33cm x 20cm and 7kgs).
Checked Baggage on Aer Lingus Flights
Short-haul Flights (within Europe)- Passengers can bring a total of 29kgs (44lbs) in checked baggage. Excess weight is an additional charge.
Economy - Low Fare - Baggage fees apply for each checked bag
Economy - Plus Fare - Baggage fees apply for 2nd checked bag
Economy - Flex Fare - Baggage fees apply for 3rd checked bag
Economy - Low Fare - 1 bag under 23kgs (50lbs) free
Economy - Flex Fare - 2 bags under 23kgs (50lbs) each free
Business Class - 3 bags under 23kgs (50lbs) each free
Bag Size: One bag at 158cms/62ins (calculated adding the length, width, and height), second and third bags at 140cms/55ins. No bag can pass 32kg (70lbs).
Aer Lingus Check in
There are 3 ways to check-in for your flight: online, on your mobile, or at the aiport.
Web check-in is available between 30 hours and 2 hours before the scheduled departure time except for certain flights which provide 30 day advance check-in.
Mobile check-in is available only for qualifying flights.
Long-haul: Recommended check-in 3.5 hours before departure, check-in closes 60 minutes before departure
Short-haul: Recommended check-in 2.5 hours before departure, check-in closes 45 minutes before departure
From Belfast City Airport: Recommended check-in 2.5 hours before departure, check-in closes 30 minutes before departure
Aer Lingus Flight Status & Timetables
As scheduled departure and arrival times may vary for some flights, up to date flight status information is available online.
Similarily, timetables with scheduled departure and arrival times for flights can also be consulted online.
Aer Lingus Frequent Flyer Programme
Aer Lingus’ frequent flyer programme, the Gold Circle Club, gives members the opportunity to earn and spend frequent flyer points on Aer Lingus and partner airline flights.
Aer Lingus General Information
Headquartered in Dublin International Airport, Aer Lingus is Ireland’s second largest airline, after low cost competitor, Ryanair. The airline offers routes to over 80 destinations in Ireland, England, Continental Europe, the United States and Northern Africa. Apart from Dublin, it has hubs in Belfast City, Cork, London Gatwick, and Shannon. Aer Lingus was founded in 1936 by the Irish Government and its first flight took off in May of the same year, in a route from Dublin to Bristol. Today, the airline employs over 4,000 people with a fleet of 45 Airbus aircraft which in 2011 flew over 9.5 million passengers.
Aer Lingus was a member of the Oneworld alliance until 2007, and today, although it is no longer part of the alliance, has maintained code share agreements with OneWorld, SkyTeam, and StarAlliance members and interline agreements with Aer Arann, JetBlue Airways, and United Airlines.
Aer Lingus website: www aerlingus com