Last Updated:
20 Jan 2016

Flying With a Bike on Aer Lingus 2016

Aer Lingus Bikes Policy 2016
Airline Name Aer Lingus
Category Bikes
Accepts Bikes Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance Yes
Cost See Policy
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Aer Lingus Bikes Policy

Aer Lingus will carry bicycles and tandem bicycles as checked baggage: A maximum of 1 Bicycle per person. For flights between Ireland and North America bicycles are part of the free allowance, normal excess baggage rates apply if the passenger carries excess to the free allowance.

For ALL other flights there is a fee of 40 EUR or equivalent payable at the airport on the day of departure. This fee is charged on an each-way basis for outbound and return journeys.

There is no charge for bicycles for passengers traveling in Business Class.
Aer Lingus permits passengers to travel with bicycles where there is space available.

Aer Lingus will pre book a maximum of 10 bicycles per flight, except in the following stations where due to high cargo volumes a restriction of 6 bicycles per flight applies:
Prague
Vilnius
Lisbon
Warsaw
Frankfurt
Zurich
Vienna
Krakow
Amsterdam
Budapest

If you are travelling on Aer Lingus regional flights the maximum bicycles allowed is 2 per flight. This is all subject to availability on the day.

Bicycles cannot be booked online. To book the bicycle the passenger must contact their local reservations office.

Packing
Before transportation of bicycles, the handlebars shall be lowered and fixed sideways, the pressure of the tyres reduced to avoid any problems in the unlikely event of pressurisation changes during flight and, if possible, invert the pedals.
When necessary, sharp projective parts should be protected with plastic or cardboard to avoid damage to other load.

From Amsterdam boxes will be provided at a fee of 20.00 EUR.

Check-in with a Bicycle
Passengers must allow sufficient time at check-in so that security and handling procedures can be completed. Bicycles already confirmed by reservation will be checked in automatically. When a bicycle has not been confirmed it will be carried on a stand-by basis.

In all cases, the passenger should arrive at Check-in at least 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

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