Checked baggage transatlantic

Old Sep 22, 17, 10:14 am
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Checked baggage transatlantic

Do they charge for one checked in baggage?
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Old Sep 23, 17, 12:20 pm
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Saver fare bookings incur a fee for each checked bag.

Smart or Flex fare bookings are permitted 1 checked bag free of charge, weighing up to 23kg (50lb).

Hope that helps!
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Old Sep 25, 17, 2:27 pm
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Here's the relevant page on aerlingus.com: https://www.aerlingus.com/travel-inf...lantic-flights - as FlightDetective
mentioned, it does depend on the type of fare purchased as to whether a bag is included or charged extra for.
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Old Oct 7, 17, 2:15 pm
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Sounds like aerlingus is now charging for checked bags on transatlantic
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Old Oct 7, 17, 3:45 pm
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NOt all fare types, only the new BaSIC fare type recently introduced to compete with Norwegian
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Old Oct 8, 17, 1:28 am
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If you opt for the Saver fare (not an option on some routes and not available if you have any connecting flights) then its no free checked bag

Smart/Flex/Business all get a 23kg bag for free (3 in business)
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Old Nov 27, 17, 9:07 pm
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Does anybody know if AVIOS redemptions on Aer Lingus offer 1 free checked baggage? In each of these cases: Transatlantic and Intra-Europe
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Old Nov 27, 17, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by maple View Post
Does anybody know if AVIOS redemptions on Aer Lingus offer 1 free checked baggage? In each of these cases: Transatlantic and Intra-Europe
Yes on both counts
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Old Nov 28, 17, 8:05 pm
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Yes on both counts
Very helpful!! Thanks so much I will transfer my BA into Avios and make my first redemption! The EI transatlantic taxes come to about $140 which is a steal compared to BA.
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Old Nov 29, 17, 2:02 am
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Very helpful!! Thanks so much I will transfer my BA into Avios and make my first redemption! The EI transatlantic taxes come to about $140 which is a steal compared to BA.
Don't forget that by ringing BAEC you can redeem avios for EI flights and this produces slightly lower taxes than by redeeming via the avios website.
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Old Nov 29, 17, 5:27 pm
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Don't forget that by ringing BAEC you can redeem avios for EI flights and this produces slightly lower taxes than by redeeming via the avios website.
That's hearty advice!!! Thanks so much, I will try that )
I did notice that taxes were very high on AVIOS website redeeming a short DUB-EDI award... much more than purchasing a ticket outright.
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Old Dec 30, 17, 10:44 pm
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Would an Avios redemption EDI-DUB on Stobart Air include one free luggage? I am unable to find out before transferring my points to Avios from BA, apologies!
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Old Jan 1, 18, 7:51 am
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Yes. It includes one checked bag.
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Old Jan 4, 18, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by BrianDromey View Post
Yes. It includes one checked bag.
Thank you sir!
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Old Jan 5, 18, 4:29 am
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Originally Posted by maple View Post
Thank you sir!
You’re welcome. It’s 23KG, I believe.

Availability tends to be pretty good on the Regional routes, I think if you’re paying for a Bag/Plus Fare the use of Avios represents OK value, but you will still end up paying £100 or so in “taxes”. So do check revenue fares too. Or Ryanair.
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