Carry on size Aer Lingus

Old May 4, 18, 1:46 pm
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Carry on size Aer Lingus

Flying Aer Lingus from Seattle to Dublin and their carry-on length at 21.5 inches is 1 inch shorter than most of the carry-on bags I see on the shelf. How strict are they?
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Old May 4, 18, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Photoscubaguy View Post
Flying Aer Lingus from Seattle to Dublin and their carry-on length at 21.5 inches is 1 inch shorter than most of the carry-on bags I see on the shelf. How strict are they?
Not strict at all. Won't be an issue.
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Old May 4, 18, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by alserire View Post
Not strict at all. Won't be an issue.
+1

Certainly on long haul you will not be challenged by EI staff.
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Old Jun 6, 18, 9:19 am
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i have a similar question about the 21.5 inch bag, we are flying from Paris to Dublin and will each have a small bag [22"ish] and a back pack, will we have an issue getting the bags and backpacks on board without hassle or charge? we depart Dublin for US on United so no issue onward. I'm a United gold if that matters?
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Old Jun 6, 18, 11:44 am
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Your status won't have any impact. (even if you had status with EI, it wouldn't have an impact)

It is the second bag each that is more likely to attract attention, than the extra half-inch on your bag. The second bag - which is actually a "small personal item" - is intended to be a small handbag (or "purse" in American), not a backpack.

https://www.aerlingus.com/travel-inf...cabin-baggage/

If at all possible, you should stuff your "backpacks" into your carry-on luggage.

You can never fully discount that some eager/motivated/jobsworth employee won't pull you up; but that's a risk you run everywhere. Though you are also just as likely to encounter distinterested staff, particularly at outstations.
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Old Jun 14, 18, 7:50 am
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Need to watch Paris staff at check-in (outsourced - not EI) are always trying to get all rollaboards checked in - if you're not checking in another bag - should be fine at gate
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Old Jun 16, 18, 3:44 am
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Strange observation at LHR this week...

All roll aboards weighed at the departure gate and it looked like everything over 8 or 9 kg was then checked-in - long line of people crowded over to the left hand side of the gate while one agent tagged the bags.

Overheard a couple of queries/grumbles but they were not budging. Flight was 2/3 full so overhead space was not the issue.

If this wasn’t a one off then it would make long haul transfers connecting to EI at LHR somewhat less attractive.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 3:14 pm
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Will this bag work for carry on?

We purchased this bag (Travelpro Maxlite 4 Expandable 21 Inch Spinner Suitcase, Black) for an Aer Lingus flight from Seattle to Dublin.

We are paranoid about the size of our carry on bags. We this spinner, and another similar two wheeled model. The two wheeled model fits the AL size recommendations.

This spinner however is about 24" high with wheels attached. If I remove the wheels the height is barely above the upper limit of 21.5".

Should we be concerned about this? Take the wheels off (re-attach when we land in Dublin) or leave them on and take our chances at check in.

I just joined this group today. We spent weeks researching bags. Amazing the mfr. don't give the size with wheels on.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by butchdon View Post
We purchased this bag (Travelpro Maxlite 4 Expandable 21 Inch Spinner Suitcase, Black) for an Aer Lingus flight from Seattle to Dublin.

We are paranoid about the size of our carry on bags. We this spinner, and another similar two wheeled model. The two wheeled model fits the AL size recommendations.

This spinner however is about 24" high with wheels attached. If I remove the wheels the height is barely above the upper limit of 21.5".

Should we be concerned about this? Take the wheels off (re-attach when we land in Dublin) or leave them on and take our chances at check in.

I just joined this group today. We spent weeks researching bags. Amazing the mfr. don't give the size with wheels on.
There is absolutely no cause for concern. Especially on Transatlantic flights. You have nothing to worry about.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 3:25 pm
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Thanks alserire
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