Aer Lingus Booking

Aer Lingusways (EI) is the flag carrier of Ireland, headquartered in Dublin. It was founded by the Irish government but is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Airlines Group (IAG). It operates out of its major hub in Dublin Airport, and its focus cities include Belfast, Cork, and Shannon.

Aer Lingus has a fleet size of 52-plus aircraft. Passengers holding an Aer Lingus booking can travel to 93-plus destinations in 21-plus countries across Europe, Asia, and North America

Aer Lingus offers 2 cabin configurations—Business Class and Economy Class, with several seat upgrade options.

Aer Lingus was voted Ireland’s Favorite Airline for the third time in 2019 (Irish Independent Travel Awards) and won the 2019 Irish Tourism Industry Award for success and innovation. It won the 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award (TripAdvisor).

Aer Lingus was certified as a 4-Star Airline by Skytrax in 2018. Its subsidiaries include Aer Lingus Regional and Aer Lingus UK.

How to Book Flights on Aer Lingus 

You can book flights on Aer Lingus: 

  1. By phone 
  2. Online through AerLingus.com
  3. With the mobile app (Android or iOS)
  4. At an Aer Lingus ticket office 
  5. Through your travel advisor 

Aer Lingus Booking by Phone

The easiest way to book flights on Aer Lingus is by phone. Call +1-844-903-1897 from anywhere in the world (open 24/7)—a travel expert will help you with your flight booking at the best possible prices. 

How to Book Flights on Aer Lingus Online 


Book your ticket through the Aer Lingus official booking site 


A screenshot of the flight booking box on Aer Lingus’ website

You can use the Aer Lingus official booking site to book your ticket online as explained below.

  1. Go to AerLingus.com
  2. Select your country from the popup and confirm (for first-time visitors)
    (the Find Flights box will open by default)
  3. Enter your trip requirements 
  4. Click on the Search Flights button
  5. Follow the prompts to: 
    1. Choose a fare option
    2. Enter the passenger information
    3. Choose add-ons (optional)
      1. Special Assistance 
      2. Add redress number 
      3. Confirm your booking by SMS (for USD 2)
      4. Select a seat from the seat map
      5. Purchase checked bags
      6. Hire a car
    4. Enter your payment details
    5. Confirm your booking
    6. Pay

Your e-ticket will be sent to you immediately after you pay.

Aer Lingus Booking with Mobile App 

You can use the Aer Lingus mobile app to make a flight booking with your smartphone. You’ll have to download the app (iOS or Android) and open a free account with Aer Lingus. Once you’ve installed the app and opened your account, you can start using the app. 

Android app on Google Play
Android app on Google Play

                                

How to Book Meals on Aer Lingus 

  • Aer Lingus offers sandwiches, snacks and other types of treats on flights within Europe. You can purchase these online. For details and price list, refer to the Bia menu
  • On transatlantic flights: 

Special dietary meals served on Aer Lingus flights include: 

  • Child meal
  • Diabetic meal
  • Kosher meal
  • Low fat meal
  • Gluten intolerant meal
  • Low lactose meal 
  • Low salt meal
  • Muslim meal
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian meal
  • Vegetarian vegan meal

Traveling with Special Travel Requirements 

Book special assistance at least 24 hours before departure

You can avail of special assistance at the airport, during boarding and disembarking, and on board the aircraft. 

You can book special assistance if:

  • You require mobility assistance 
  • You require adult/child harnesses
  • You require visual assistance
  • You require hearing assistance 
  • You’re travelling with a recognized assistance dog
  • You’re travelling with a carer 
  • You have a learning difficulty
  • You’re travelling with children and individuals with autism
  • You’re pregnant 
  • You have special dietary needs 
  • You’re travelling with a Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) or other medical equipment

Note. You will medical clearance from Aer Lingus if you: 

  • Require oxygen on the flight
  • You have tetraplegia/quadriplegia
  • You have an infectious disease
  • You’ve had a transplant recently 
  • You have a broken lower limb/limbs
  • You have a psychiatric disorder
  • You’ve been severely ill recently 
  • You’re travelling with a premature infant

What to Do if You Require Special Assistance on Aer Lingus

If you need any special assistance at the airport, during your flight, or after, you must book your travel as soon as possible and add the Special Assistance service at the time of booking (as explained below)—or request it at least 48 hours before departure.

  • Online at the time of booking. Click on Special Assistance under Passenger Information and select the type of assistance you will require, as shown in the screenshot below. 


A screenshot the Passenger Information page on Aer Lingus’ website used for adding Special Assistance 

How to Request Special Assistance

If you didn’t book any special assistance when purchasing your ticket, you must fill out the Special Assistance Request Form or inform Aer Lingus at least 48 hours before departure at these numbers: 

  • North America +1-844-903-1897
    +1-877-351-6882
  • Canada +1-844-903-1897 
  • Ireland +353-1-886-2009
  • United Kingdom 0333 006 6921
  • Other countries Click here

There’s no fee for adding Special Assistance to your booking.

Tips for Passengers Requiring Special Assistance on Aer Lingus

You must always book special assistance in advance to avoid having to wait at the airport.

General Tips 

  • Contact the ground staff for assistance with pre-boarding and check-in procedures. 
  • Passengers with the following disabilities and mobility-related problems may be required to travel with a travel companion for safety reasons:
  • Severe mental disabilities that prevent a passenger from understanding or applying safety instructions.
  • Passengers who are blind and deaf and unable to communicate with the crew as a result. 
  • Passengers with a motor-based disability that could prevent them from evacuating.
  • Most paraplegics. 
  • Passengers may need to present a Medical Information sheet (MEDIF) filled out by their attending physician under certain medical conditions or circumstances (explained in the sub-section below).
  • Passengers must reach the airport by the recommended arrival time so that they can receive the assistance they need without having to rush.
  • Passengers with reduced mobility can carry their mobility devices free of cost, subject to limitations (see below). 

Specific Tips

  • Passengers requiring mobility assistance 
  • If you require wheelchair assistance at the airport
    • Inform Aer Lingus at least 48 hours in advance if you didn’t at the time of booking by calling +1-844-903-1897 (USA/Canada) or +353-1-886-2009 (Ireland). If calling from another country, call the Aer Lingus Reservations Office in that region.
    • You can avail of the service free of charge.
  • If you’re traveling with your own wheelchair:
    • Submit the Special Assistance Request Form to request support at the departure and arrival airports no later than 48 hours before departure, or call Aer Lingus for more information.
    • Have the following information ready as you will be required to provide it in the form:
      • Device make and model
      • Dimensions 
      • Weight
      • Battery type 
      • Battery wattage
    • You can carry your wheelchair free of charge in the cabin or check it in at the counter or departure gate. 
    • Both motorized and manual wheelchairs are accepted. 
    • Wheelchairs with wet-cell batteries are not permitted as carry-on baggage or checked baggage, nor are spare wet-cell batteries allowed on the aircraft.
    • The wheelchairs must be capable of being disassembled into parts not exceeding 264lb/120kg each.
    • Passengers will be seated as close to the toilets as possible.
    • The Airbus A330 series are equipped with on-board wheelchairs, but the A320 series is not. 
    • Aircraft restrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but the aisle chairs provide access to the restroom entrance.
    • The wheelchair must be able to pass through the aircraft doors per the dimensions below:
Aircraft Front Door Dimensions Rear Door Dimensions
Airbus A330W 1.07m x H 1.93mW 1.07m x H 1.93m
W 76in x H 42inW 76in x H 42in
Airbus A321 W 0.81m x H 1.85mW 0.81m x H 1.85m
W 31.8in x H 72.8inW 31.8in x H 72.8in
Airbus A319/320W 0.81m x H 1.83mW 0.81m x H 1.83m
W 31.8in x H 72inW 31.8in x H 72in
Boeing 757W 0.84m x H 1.83mW 0.76m x H 1.83m
W 33in x H 72inW 29.9in x H 72in
ATR 72W 0.81m x H 1.75mW 0.73m x H 1.75m
W 31.8in x H 68.9inW 28.7in x H 68.9in
ATR 42W 0.81m x H 1.80mW 0.75m x H 1.72m
W 31.8in x H 70.75inW 29.53in x H 67.72in
  • For aircraft seat accessibility details, click here.
  • Passengers traveling with adult/child harnesses
    • Aer Lingus does not provide harnesses but allows you to use certain types of harnesses. 
    • Submit the Special Assistance Request Form no later than 48 hours before departure. Be sure to mention the make, model, and other details requested in the form. 
    • AMSAFE CARES harnesses are allowed if used with the aircraft seat belt. 
    • AMSAFE CARES or Crelling harnesses are not allowed to be used in the Business Class cabin for safety reasons. 
    • Crelling harnesses can be used only in Economy Class cabins as follows:
      • Children up to 5 years of age—Crelling 27I 
      • Children between 5 – 8 years—Crelling 27A 
      • Children between 9 years to adults—Crelling 27B 
    • For safety reasons, harnesses are only allowed on last-row seats, i.e., seats that don’t have seats behind them. 
    • Child restraint device requirements
      • Children who are 24 months or older may use passenger seatbelts alone—but not children below 24 months of age.
      • Children who are below 24 months may use an infant loop belt—but not children who are older than 24 months.
      • Car-type safety belts can only be used by children between 6 – 36 months—but not by children in any other age group. 
      • Amsafe Cares harnesses can be used by children between 12 months – under 5 years of age. However, in exceptional cases, children and other passengers may be accommodated, subject to advance authorization from the Irish Aviation Authority by applying to specialassistance@aerlingus.com.
  • Passengers requiring vision assistance
  • Submit the Special Assistance Request Form no later than 48 hours before departure. 
  • Select a seat online at the time of booking or later by calling Aer Lingus before the travel date.
  • Inform the ticket counter agent that you need help to reach the gate or with check in and/or pre-boarding procedures. 
  • After reaching the airport, request the airport staff for escort assistance through the terminal, and later to pre-board and disembark the aircraft. 
  • The cabin crew will provide individual safety briefings on demand as well as any other assistance required during the flight. 
  • Passengers requiring hearing assistance 
  • Submit the Special Assistance Request Form no later than 48 hours before departure. 
  • Inform the ticket counter agent that you need help to reach the gate or with check in and/or pre-boarding procedures. 
  • Keep an eye on airport monitors for check-in, boarding time, and boarding gate information. 
  • At the airport, switch the hearing aid to ‘T’ where the signage indicates that induction loops are in use. This will reduce the background noise and make the announcements more audible. 
  • After reaching the airport, request the airport staff for escort assistance through the terminal, and later to pre-board and disembark the aircraft. 
  • Individual safety briefings will be provided on demand, and the safety information cards can be viewed via this link.
  • Hearing aids can be used on the aircraft. 
  • Occupying an emergency exit row seat is not permitted.
  • Passengers traveling with a recognized assistance dog
  • Includes guide dogs and other assistance dogs. 
  • Submit the Special Assistance Request Form no later than 48 hours before departure. 
  • Restricted dog breeds will not be accepted in the cabin or hold. They include:
    • Aggressive breeds such as Tosa, Rottweiler, Pit Bull Terrier, Mastiff, Fila Brazillero, Argentino, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull, and Akita. 
    • Brachycephalic/snub-nosed dogs due to their inability to adapt to flying conditions. They include boxers, bulldogs, and pugs
  • Must meet all government and quarantine regulations. 
  • For more information, refer to the section titled How to Travel with a Service Animal on Aer Lingus.
  • Passengers traveling with carers 
    • Submit the Special Assistance Request Form no later than 48 hours before departure. 
    • Passengers are typically required to travel with a carer if they are unable to:
      • Use the aircraft seat in an upright position when required.
      • Use the toilet without help.
      • Eat without assistance.
      • Administer medical procedures and/or medicines without any assistance.
    • Aer Lingus will inform the passenger within 5 working days if it feels that the passenger must be accompanied by a carer. 
  • Passengers with learning difficulties 
  • Passengers traveling with children and individuals with autism
  • Pregnant passengers 
    • Submit the Special Assistance Request Form no later than 48 hours before departure—regardless of where you’re flying.
    • For flights within Europe
    • For transatlantic flights 
    • For more information, contact Aer Lingus.
    • Other things to remember:
      • The above-mentioned conditions may not apply to codeshare partners, so check with them. 
      • Always check the destination country’s specific requirements from their local diplomatic office. 
  • Passengers requiring medical clearance
    • Passengers requiring oxygen 
      • Includes asthmatic passengers requiring oxygen, incl. those whose condition has worsened in the last 48 hours.
      • Contact the special assistance department at least 48 hours before departure. 
      • Subject to a fee of EUR 150/USD 180 per flight at the time of booking.
      • Oxygen supplies by Aer Lingus are request-based, and only 1 request can be accommodated per flight. 
      • Aer Lingus can provide 2/4 liters per minute continuously or intermittently, but Airbus A321-neo and Boeing 757 flights can only accommodate 2 liters/minute.
      • Requests for 4 liters continuously or intermittently cannot be accommodated on flights between Dublin and San Francisco, Bucharest, Bourgas, Athens, the Canary Islands.
      • Aer Lingus does not supply oxygen in the Business Class cabin of transatlantic A330/A321-neo/B757 aircraft. However, this facility is available in the Economy Cabin of these aircraft.
      • Passengers are not allowed to use their own oxygen on Aer Lingus. However, approved Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) are permitted. 
      • For medical equipment details, refer to the Carriage of Medical Equipment section. 
    • Passengers with tetraplegia/quadriplegia
      • Can only travel after receiving medical clearance. 
      • Contact Aer Lingus for assistance. 
    • Passengers with infectious diseases
    • Passengers awaiting or receiving transplant treatment 
      • Can only travel after receiving medical clearance. 
      • Contact the special assistance department to reduce the time required to gain clearance and fly when you need to.
    • Passengers with broken lower limbs
      • Can only travel after receiving medical clearance due to the possible risk of deep vein thrombosis. 
      • Contact the special assistance department at least 48 hours before departure. 
    • Passengers with psychiatric disorders
    • Passengers with recent illnesses
      • Examples include a recent illness, accident, operation, or heart attack/stroke in the last one month.
      • Can only travel after receiving medical clearance. 
      • Contact the special assistance department at least 48 hours before departure. 
    • Passengers traveling with premature infants
      • Applies to premature infants, i.e., infants born at least 3 weeks before their normal delivery date—all the way up to the age of 6 months + the number of days born prematurely.
      • Can only travel after receiving medical clearance. 
      • Contact the special assistance department at least 48 hours before departure. 
  • Passengers with special dietary needs
    • Passengers can place a special meal request:
  • At the time of booking—online or by phone.
  • Later by submitting a request through this form—but at least 48 hours before their flight’s departure. 
  • For details, refer to this page.
  • Passengers traveling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) and Other Medical Equipment
    • The following devices that comply with FAA regulations are accepted in the cabin:  
  • Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) 
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machines (CPAPs)
  • Respirators
  • Ventilators
  • Nebulizers
  • POCs and the other devices mentioned above can only be used in the Economy Class cabin—not in the Business Class cabin.
  • Defibrillators and devices with in-built or attached standalone humidifiers cannot be used.
  • If traveling with a non-approved assistive device incl. POC, the passenger must provide additional data for approval. 
  • Fill out the medical information form (along with the device information) and send it to the special assistance department at least 48 hours before departure.
  • Battery requirements 
  • Onboard supply of power is not provided. Passengers traveling with medical equipment must carry sufficient batteries and ensure that they are fully charged and able to run the device for at least 150% of the maximum expected flight duration. 
  • Each spare battery should be prevented from short-circuits.
  • Devices with wet-cell batteries will not be accepted.
  • Spare lithium batteries: 
  • Are only allowed as carry-on items. 
  • Must be adequately protected, with the terminals securely taped to prevent any chances of short-circuiting. 
  • If carrying a device such as a defibrillator with a lithium metal battery, the battery must be removed. 
  • If carrying a defibrillator in a checked bag, inform Special Assistance in advance. 
  • Some devices cannot be used onboard due to safety reasons. For details and verification, special assistance department at least 48 hours before departure. The phone numbers are:
  • United States +1-844-903-1897
    +1-516-622-4228 
  • Ireland (01) 761 7839/1890 800250
  • United Kingdom 0333 006 6921
  • Other countries Click here
  • Passengers intending to use an FAA-approved device onboard must:

Notes

  • If you’re flying from the United States, check out the TSA website for screening and procedure-related information. Also go through TSA’s Cares program for other travel-related information.
  • If you’re carrying medicines for on-board use, bring them in your carry-on baggage.

How to Check Your Aer Lingus Flight Status 

You can check your Aer Lingus flight status in 2 ways:

  1. By origin and destination cities
  2. By flight number 

To check your Aer Lingus flight status online:

  1. Go to AerLingus.com 
  2. Click on the Flight Status tab 
  3.  
To check flight status by Cities(opens by default)To check flight status by Flight Number
Select your:City of origin (From)Destination city (To)Date Click on the Check Flight Status buttonSelect the Flight Number option Select your:Flight Number DateClick on the Check Flight Status button

The flight status will appear. You can also use your mobile app to check your flight status.

How to Book Cheap Flights on Aer Lingus 

  1. Check out the latest offers on this page.
  2. Join AerClub (free) for special fares, perks, and upgrades. 
  3. For cheap flight bookings, call +1-844-903-1897

How to Get Senior Discounts on Aer Lingus 

Aer Lingus usually does not offer discounts to senior citizens. However, if you’re looking for a discounted Aer Lingus Booking, call Aer Lingus Reservations at +1-844-903-1897

Aer Lingus Group Booking Discount 

Aer Lingus group booking discounts are available for groups comprising between 7 and 25 passengers (or more). You can make the group bookings by phone or online through Aer Lingus’ official website. 

How to Make a Group Booking by Phone


If you’re making a group booking by phone, call +1-844-903-1897 (or your local Aer Lingus office). A travel advisor will guide you through your group booking and help you book your trip at the best possible prices. 

How to Make a Group Booking Online 

If you’re making a group booking online, go to the Group Travel page on Aer Lingus, and fill out the online form. You don’t have to confirm all the passenger names until 10 days before your flight’s departure. Just fill out the details under your name to make sure you get a low fare, and complete your booking through the Manage Trip page on AerLingus.com before the 10-day deadline.

To make a group booking online: 

  1. Go to AerLingus.com 
  2. From the Plan and Book dropdown, click on the Groups link 
  3. Fill out the online form and submit 

Note. If your group has more than 25 passengers, you’ll have to contact Aer Lingus directly by phone. 

Aer Lingus Group Bookings Contacts

Below are a few important Aer Lingus Bookings contact numbers.

  • United States +1-844-903-1897 (24/7, U.S. toll-free)
  • UK and Northern Ireland 0333 004 5222
  • Ireland (01) 761 7840
  • Australia + 0061 2 8349 9876
  • Austria +43 1 585 36 30 40
  • Belgium +32 2 7120 499
  • France +33 1 53 43 79 10
  • Germany +49 89 552 533 52
  • Italy +39 02 4345 8323
  • Luxembourg +32 2 7 120 499
  • Netherlands +31 20 655 1733
  • Switzerland +41 44 286 99 65
  • Portugal +35 121 36 65 734
  • Spain +34 902 402737

Aer Lingus Manage Booking


Use the Manage Trip feature to cancel or modify your Aer Lingus booking


A screenshot of the Manage Trip functionality on Aer Lingus’ website

Manage Trip is a useful feature that allows you to manage your booking online through www.AerLingus.com. You can use it to:

  • View your travel itinerary 
  • Change dates and/or flights
  • Cancel your flight booking
  • Select your seat 
  • Order a meal
  • Check in online
  • Print your boarding pass
  • Purchase excess baggage 
  • Book hotels
  • Rent a car

To manage your trip online:

  1. Go to the homepage: www.aerlingus.com 
  2. Click on the Manage Trip tab
  3. Enter the following information to retrieve your flight booking:
    1. Your booking reference number
    2. Your family name 
  4. Click on the Manage Trip button 
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to:
    1. View your travel itinerary 
    2. Change dates and/or flights
    3. Cancel your flight booking
    4. Select your seat 
    5. Order a meal
    6. Check in online
    7. Print your boarding pass
    8. Purchase excess baggage 
    9. Book a hotel
    10. Rent a car

How Can I Change My Booking on Aer Lingus

You can change/modify a booking on Aer Lingus by phone or online. To change your booking by phone, just call +1-844-903-1897 or your local office, provide your ticket details (e-ticket number/booking reference number and name), and a travel expert will make the required changes. 

There’s only pre-condition to changing your flight booking online—you should have purchased your ticket directly from Aer Lingus. To change your flight booking online, go AerLingus.com, click on the Manage Trip tab, and enter your flight details (i.e., booking reference number and family name). Now select the flight booking that shows up, i.e., the one you want to modify, and make whatever changes you want by following the on-screen prompts.

For step-by-step instructions, refer to the section above titled Aer Lingus Manage Booking.

Aer Lingus Customer Service Phone Numbers 

You can contact Aer Lingus Customer Support at the phone numbers below.

  • United States
  • Canada
    • AerClub +1-888-750-0868 
  • Ireland
    • Reservations 1890 800600 
    • Special Assistance (01) 761 7839/1890 800250
    • AerClub (01) 761 7842/1890 800258
  • United Kingdom
    • Reservations 0333 004 5000 
    • Special Assistance 0333 006 6921
    • AerClub 0333 0045777 
  • Austria +43 12 06 09 26 75  
  • Belgium +32 25 85 52 43  
  • France +33 18 69 95 728  
  • Germany +49 69 94 51 89 915  
  • Italy +39 06 89 38 65 02
  • Luxembourg +35 23 42 08 09 055
  • Netherlands +31 707 006 106
  • Portugal +351 21 3665399
  • Spain +34 918 362265
  • Switzerland +41 44 52 46 766
  • Australia + 0061 2 8349 9876 

Aer Lingus Travel Classes 

Aer Lingus offers 2 travel classes—Economy Class and Business Class. Short-haul flights within Europe offer several seat options but do not have Business Class seats. Long-haul transatlantic flights offer both Economy Class and Business Class seats with a few options in both classes. 

  1. Flights within Europe 
    1. AerSpace Seats
    2. Premium Seats 
    3. Front Seats
    4. Extra Legroom Seats
    5. Standard+ Seats
    6. Standard Seats
  2. Transatlantic Flights
    1. Business Class Seats
    2. Extra Legroom Seats
    3. Preferred Seats
    4. Front Seats
    5. Standard+ Seats
    6. Standard Seats
  1. Flights within Europe


A view of seat options available on flights within Europe

Aer Lingus Seat Booking Price and Seat OptionsFlights within Europe

  • AerSpace Seats

Included in the AerSpace fare and available on select flights, these seats feature:

  • A front-row location
  • 4 seats per aircraft 
  • Vacant middle row
  • Dedicated storage for carry-ons
  • Complimentary lounge access
  • Fast track security
  • Priority boarding
  • On-board refreshments
  • Premium Seats
    • Available on select flights (A330/A321 neo)
    • Lie-flat sleeper seats
  • Preferred Seats
    • Seat booking price starts from €16.99
    • Located in the front section of the aircraft
    • Faster exit
  • Front Seats
    • Seat booking price starts from €11.99
    • Located behind Preferred Seats in the front section of the aircraft
    • Faster exit
  • Extra Legroom Seats
    • Seat booking price starts from €16.99
    • Offer more legroom due to exit-row location
    • Passengers with reduced mobility and under-14 children not allowed
  • Standard+ Seats
    • Seat booking price starts from €8.99
    • Located near the middle or back of the aircraft
  • Standard Seats
    • Seat booking price for a window/aisle seat starts from €3.99
    • Normal seats
  1. Transatlantic Flights 


A view of the seat options available on transatlantic flights

Aer Lingus Seat Booking Price and Options—Transatlantic Flights 

  • Business Class Seats

    A view of Aer Lingus Business Class seats

Aer Lingus’ Business Class seats are available on long-haul transatlantic routes such as North America.

Major features

  • Priority check-in, boarding, and bag drop-off 
  • Exclusive lounge access at select airports
    • Includes a US pre-clearance lounge in Dublin airport (51st&Green)
      (no need to go through US Customs and Immigration at your destination airport) 
  • Fully-lie flat seats 
    • 65in long
    • 22in wide
  • 16in high-definition screens
  • Onboard TV
    (90-plus hours of TV shows)
  • Movies on demand
  • Music videos
    (1,000-plus hours of music albums)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-seat power
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Luxury dining 
  • Extra Legroom Seats
    • Seat booking price starts from €99.99/USD 114.99
    • More legroom and comfort
  • Preferred Seats

    • Seat booking price starts from €69.99/USD 79.99
    • Located in the front section of the aircraft
    • Faster exit
  • Front Seats

    • Seat booking price starts from from €54.99/USD 64.99
    • Located behind Preferred Seats in the front section of the aircraft
    • Faster exit
  • Standard+ Seats
    • Seat booking price starts from €39.99/USD 49.99
    • Located near the middle or back of the aircraft
  • Standard Seats
    • Seat booking price for window/aisle seats starts from €24.99/USD 29.99
    • Normal seats

Aer Lingus Fare Types

Aer Lingus’ offers several fare options with extra add-ons. 

Fare Options for Flights within Europe 

SaverPlusAdvantageAerSpace
Cabin bag
Avios points
Tier Credits
Checked bag (1 x 20kg)  x
Advance seat selectionx
Priority boardingx
Standby option for an earlier flightx
No change fee
(except fare difference)
xx
Refund eligibility xx
Lounge accessxx
‘Fast Track’ security at Dublin airportxx
Complimentary drink and snack xxx
Front-row seating with vacant middle seatxxx

Fare Options for Transatlantic Flights

SaverSmartFlexBusinessBusiness Flex
Cabin bag
Complimentary meal
Avios points
Tier Credits
Checked baggageEconomy—1 x 50lb/23kgBusiness—3 x 50lb/23kg)x
Advance seat selectionx
No change fee
(except fare difference)
xx
Dedicated check-in and lounge (incl. Revival lounge in Dublin)xxx
Priority boardingxxx
Lie flat seatsxxx
Complimentary Wi-Fi on Airbus A330/A321neo LRxxx
Luxury diningxxx
Standby for an earlier flightxxx
‘Fast Track’ security at Dublin airportxxx
Refundable fare(except administration fees)xxxx
Note. Flex and Business Flex fares are fully refundable if you cancel at least 2 hours before departure. Business fares are partially refundable (i.e., less 15% plus unused government taxes).

Aer Lingus Seat Selection


Pre-book seats on Aer Lingus from 30 days to 30 hours before departure 

Advance seat selection is available for a fee from 30 days to 30 hours before departure (except on Saver fares). However, seat selection is free within 30 hours of departure.

Aer Lingus Seat Choices 

Your seat choice will depend on your route, as shown below. 

Seat Choices on Flights within EuropeSeat Choices for Transatlantic Flights
AerSpace SeatsPremium Seats Front SeatsExtra Legroom SeatsStandard+ SeatsStandard SeatsBusiness Class SeatsExtra Legroom SeatsPreferred SeatsFront SeatsStandard+ SeatsStandard Seats

Seat Fees/Seat Selection Charges

Aer Lingus seat booking price 

Seat Fees on Flights within EuropeSeat Fares on Transatlantic Flights
Premium Seats €89.99Extra Legroom Seats €16.99Preferred Seats €16.99Front Seats €11.99Standard+ Seats €8.99Standard Seats €3.99Saver Fare Smart & Flex FaresExtra Legroom Seats €99.99/USD114.99 €99.99/USD114.99Preferred Seats €49.99-59.99 €69.99-79.99
USD59.99-69.99 USD79.99-89.99Front Seats €34.99-44.99 €54.99-64.99
USD39.99-49.99 USD64.99-74.99Standard+ Seats €19.99-29.99 €39.99-49.99 USD24.99-34.99 USD49.99-59.99Standard Seats Free €24.99/USD29.99

How to Book Your Seat
Can I pre-book seats on Aer Lingus?

You can book a seat of your choice (or purchase if your fare doesn’t include seat selection):

  • When purchasing your ticket 
    • Online via Aer Lingus’ official website
    • Via Aer Lingus’ mobile app
    • Through a ticket office/call center
    • Through a travel agency 
  • After purchasing your ticket
    • Online via the Manage Trip option 
    • Via Aer Lingus’s mobile app
    • Through a ticket office/call center
    • Through a travel agency 
  • At the time of checking in 
    • Online via Aer Lingus’ official website
    • Via the mobile app 
    • At the airport 
      • Self-service kiosk (FastPass)
      • Airport counter

Passengers can select their seats free of charge when online check-in opens—starting 30 hours before departure for flights within Europe, and 24 hours before departure for transatlantic flights. However, the seat choice can be limited at this stage. 

Aer Lingus Seat Reservation for Disabled Passengers

If you didn’t make any Special Assistance request at the time of booking, you must notify Aer Lingus at least 48 hours before departure. For contact details, refer to the section titled What to Do if You Require Special Assistance on Aer Lingus.

Aer Lingus Reservations Phone Numbers

Below are a few important Aer Lingus Reservations numbers.

  • United States
    • Phone Reservations +1-844-903-1897 (24/7, U.S. toll-free)
    • Group Reservations +1-844-903-1897 (24/7, U.S. toll-free)
    • Cargo Reservations +1-800-223-7660
  • Canada +1-844-903-1897 (24/7, U.S. toll-free)
  • Ireland 1890 800600 
  • United Kingdom 0333 004 5000 
  • Austria +43 12 06 09 26 75  
  • Belgium +32 25 85 52 43  
  • France +33 18 69 95 728  
  • Germany +49 69 94 51 89 915  
  • Italy +39 06 89 38 65 02
  • Luxembourg +35 23 42 08 09 055
  • Netherlands +31 707 006 106
  • Portugal +351 21 3665399
  • Spain +34 918 362265
  • Switzerland +41 44 52 46 766
  • Australia + 0061 2 8349 9876 

Aer Lingus In-flight Entertainment (IFE) Services


A view of Aer Lingus’ seatback Inflight Entertainment services 

Aer Lingus provides seatback screens on most aircraft. The in-flight entertainment system varies by aircraft and includes:

  • Movies
  • TV Shows 
  • Music
  • Games
  • Wi-Fi 

Aer Lingus Loyalty Program—AerClub 


A view of AerClub’s membership cards


Aer Lingus’s loyalty program is known as AerClub.  After joining and becoming a member, you can earn Avios reward points when booking flights on Aer Lingus and partner airlines, as well as on non-flying purchases from brands such as retail, hotels, and car rentals across Ireland, Europe, and North America. The membership tier levels start with Green and rise to higher tiers upon reaching subsequent thresholds—such as the Silver, Platinum, and Concierge

What is Avios? 

Avios is a global currency that is owned by the International Airlines Group (IAG), which also owns Aer Lingus, British Airways, Vueling, and Iberia. It is used by the frequent flyer programs of The British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus and has more than 7 million users worldwide. Avios’ strategic partners include Marriott, Heathrow Express, and Kildare Village Outlet Shopping.

After joining AerClub (free), you can start earning:

  • Avios reward points when you fly on Aer Lingus and select partner airlines.
  • Reward points on non-flying purchases in Ireland, Europe, and North America.
  • Exclusive benefits on Aer Lingus and partner airlines.
  • Perks and privileges—flight booking, seat upgrades, check-in, baggage allowance, etc.  

You will also be able to redeem your miles points for:

  • Hotel stays
  • Car rentals
  • Vacation packages
  • Retail products  

Aer Lingus Travel Destinations


A view of Aer Lingus’ travel destinations 

Aer Lingus flies to 93-plus destinations in 24 countries across Europe, North America, the Canary Islands, and the Asian part of Turkey. 

Popular Destinations 

United StatesWashington, D.C.Seattle OrlandoSan Francisco NewarkPhiladelphia BostonHartford ChicagoNew York City Los AngelesGermany Munich BerlinStuttgart HamburgFrankfurt DüsseldorfGreece RhodesAthens CorfuPortugal FaroLisbonIsle of Man DouglasIrelandShannon KnockKerry DublinDonegal Cork Turkey IzmirSpain TenerifeSantiago de CompostelaPalma de MallorcaMálaga MadridLas Palmas BilbaoLanzarote AlicanteFuerteventuraBarcelonaPoland WarsawJersey Saint Helier
SwitzerlandGeneva ZürichAustria Salzburg ViennaBelgium BrusselsBulgaria BurgasCanada TorontoCroatia SplitDubrovnik PulaCzechoslovakia PragueItalyVerona VeniceRome PisaNaples MilanCatania BrindisiBologna AlgheroUnited KingdomLondon BristolNewquay BelfastManchester EdinburghGlasgow BlackpoolLeeds/Bradford Birmingham AberdeenNewcastle Upon TyneFrance ToulouseRennes PerpignanParis NiceNantes MontpellierMarseille LyonBordeaux Finland RovaniemiHungary BudapestNetherlands Amsterdam

Frequently Asked Questions on Aer Lingus Booking

One of the cheapest ways to book Aer Lingus flights is to call +1-844-903-1897. This Aer Lingus online booking number is toll-free in the U.S and Canada, open 24/7, and offers discounted fares all year-round.

You can also make an Aer Lingus booking through the website, AerLingus.com, mobile app, ticket office, or your travel agent. 

You can book seats on Aer Lingus when you’re purchasing—online through the website, mobile app, or phone, or through your travel agent. 

You can book your seat later using any of the methods suggested above, i.e., online, mobile app, phone, or through your travel agent. You can also book your seat at the time of checking in, including at the airport (the seat choices can be very limited at this stage).

If you’re doing it online, go to AerLingus.com, click on Manage Trip, retrieve your flight by entering your booking reference number and name, and follow the prompts to book your seat. 

If you’ve already selected a seat at the time of booking or later via the Manage Trip option, you cannot change it until the flight opens for check-in (30 hours before departure within Europe, and 24 hours before departure for transatlantic flights). 

To select or change your seat online:

  1. Go to AerLingus.com 
  2. Click on the Manage Trip tab
  3. To retrieve your flight booking, enter your:
    1. Booking reference number
    2. Family name 
  4. Hit the Manage Trip button 
  5. Select your flight 
  6. Follow the prompts to change your seat 

Yes, you do. The one-way fare for infants up to 24 months of age is: 

  • €25 (or its equivalent) on flights within Europe.
  • 10% of the adult fare on flights to North America. 

Children who reach their second birthday must travel on their seats, subject to the applicable fare. 

Aer Lingus was certified as a 4-Star Airline by Skytrax in 2018. It was voted Ireland’s Favorite Airline for the third time in 2019 (Irish Independent Travel Awards) and won the 2019 Irish Tourism Industry Award for success and innovation. It won the 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award (TripAdvisor).

Passengers traveling on a Business Class fare from Dublin to the United States can get pre-cleared at the Dublin airport lounge (51st&Green), which means they don’t have to go through US customs and immigration when they land in the United States. 

Aer Lingus is owned by the International Airlines Group (IAG), which also owns Aer Lingus, British Airways, Vueling, and Iberia. Its subsidiaries include Aer Lingus Regional and Aer Lingus UK.

Below is a snapshot of how consumers ranked Aer Lingus in the recent past:

Skytrax Customer Rating 6/10 (of 798 reviews)

The Aer Lingus Reservations number is +1-844-903-1897. This number is open 24/7 and toll-free if you’re calling from the United States or Canada.

Yes, you can change your booking on Aer Lingus by phone or online through Manage Trip if you booked your ticket directly from Aer Lingus. You may have to pay a fee, depending on your fare conditions. 

If you have booked your ticket directly through Aer Lingus (website, mobile app, or call/ticket center), you will find your booking reference number in the confirmation mail you would have received after booking your ticket, or by logging into your Aer Lingus account (if you have one) and viewing your upcoming/past trips. 

However, if you purchased your ticket from a third party, you will have to ask them. 

Note. If you have not received your booking reference number, contact Aer Lingus via Twitter or Facebook and provide the following information: 

  • Your full name
  • Your flight details 
  • The email you used to make the booking 

Aer Lingus’ social media team will not be able to help you find your lost booking reference number if you booked your ticket from a third party, or made changes to your booking through a call center. 

If you’re unable to find your booking reference number for a ticket you purchased from a travel agent, you must contact your travel agent. Provide your full name, flight details, and your contact details such as the email ID you shared with the travel agent at the time of booking your ticket. 

You can pre-book your seat(s) on Aer Lingus at the time of booking your ticket (online, mobile app, ticket office/call center/travel agent), or after booking your ticket (online via Manage Trip, or any other option mentioned earlier), or at the time of checking in (online or at the airport). 

Yes, Aer Lingus offers discounted fares for infants and children. Infants up to 2 years of age are charged 10% of the accompanying adult’s fare. Children between 2 – 12 years of age are charged 75% of the applicable adult fare (in most cases). 

However, if you’re an adult traveling with 2 infants, only 1 infant is allowed to sit on your lap. The other child must be able to occupy a separate seat using a pre-approved car seat. The extra seat’s fare will be the same as the fare for children between 2 -12 years of age, i.e., 75% of the adult fare, but it can only be booked through an Aer Lingus ticket office or a travel agency. However, children traveling on Royal Laurel Class fares are not permitted to use child restraint systems.

You can contact Aer Lingus Reservations office in the USA at this number: +1-844-903-1897.

You will have to either book your award flight online or by calling the United Customer Contact Center at +1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) if you’re calling from the U.S. or Canada because award tickets are not issued at the airport.

To book an Aer Lingus flight online with United Miles:

  • Go to United Airlines’ Book an award flight page
  • Enter your travel details
  • Let the All airlines option (under Show flights from) remain selected 
  • Click on the Find flights button 
  • In the pop-up box that appears, enter your MileagePlus number and password and click on the Sign in button
  • From the award flight options that appear, find a box that says Operated By Aer Lingus which meets your preference 
  • Click on the Select button appearing below the award flight cost
  • Follow the prompts to complete your booking 

You may have to pay service charges to book your award flight, depending on your travel date, MileagePlus status, and ticket. 

You can book flights with Avios on Aer Lingus by phone or online

To book by phone, call +1-844-903-1897 and inform the travel expert you want to book a flight with Avios on Aer Lingus. 

To book a flight online with Avios on Aer Lingus: 

  1. Open an AerClub account on Aer Lingus—it’s free. 
  1. Now log in to your AerClub account.
  2. Search for your flight/flights on Aer Lingus.
  3. Select your flight.
  4. Select an Avios discount from the options that appear on the payment page.
  5. Pay for the flight (partly or fully) with Avios. 

Yes, you can change your flight booking on Aer Lingus by phone or online through the Manage Trip tab. Remember, you can make online changes to your flight only if you purchased your ticket directly from Aer Lingus. Otherwise, you’ll have to contact the person or agency through which you purchased your ticket.

You can book your Aer Lingus ticket with Avios points either by phone (+1-844-903-1897) or online by logging into your AerClub account. After logging in, search for your preferred flight/flights, select from the options that appear on the payment page, and pay for the flight partially or fully with your points. 

You can modify your flight booking on Aer Lingus by phone or online. If you’re modifying your flight booking online, you can do it through the Manage Trip tab. However, this is possible only if you booked your ticket directly from Aer Lingus. 

Yes, you can cancel your flight booking on Aer Lingus’ website if you purchased your ticket directly from Aer Lingus (website, mobile app, call center, or ticket office). To cancel, select the Manage Trip tab, retrieve your flight, select it, and follow the prompts to cancel it.

You can manage your Aer Lingus flights through the Manage Trip functionality. Go to the homepage (AerLingus.com), click on Manage Trip, and retrieve your flight booking by entering the required information. Now select your flight and make whatever changes you want.

Yes, you can use Aer Lingus manage my booking, known as Manage Trip, to check in for your flight.

Yes, Aer Lingus allows you to add baggage after booking. You can add baggage by phone or online through Manage Trip if you booked your ticket directly through Aer Lingus. 

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