General Information on Aer Lingus when travelling with a baby or toddler.

General Policy

  • Aer Lingus do not have a restriction on a minimum age that the infant should be, however they do recommend that you clear with your doctor that it is okay to travel up to the age of 2 weeks. Infants born prematurely require medical clearance to fly up to the age of 6 months, in addition to the number of days that they were born prematurely.

  • Children under 2 are charged €20/£19 or equivalent per one way flight on all short haul routes or 10% of the adult fare on flights from or to the USA.
  • Children under the age of 2 can be carried on their parents laps.You must purchase a seat for children over the age of 2 and they are entitled to the same baggage allowance as an adult passenger.
  • One adult cannot be responsible for more than two infants. Where one adult is travelling with two infants at least one of the infants must be over 6 months old and accommodated in a car type safety seat. If both infants are under 6 months they must be accompanied by an additional adult.

Strollers and Equipment Flights within Europe: One collapsible pram or stroller can be brought on board per infant or child, plus one of the following items: a car seat, booster seat or travel cot. Any other items over this allowance can be booked online as checked baggage and an additional charge will be incurred. Flights to/from North America: One collapsible buggy/stroller per infant or child, plus one of the following items: car seat, booster seat or travel cot can be carried free of charge, in addition to 10 kgs/22 lbs of baggage. Baggage Allowances Where you do not purchase a seat for your baby or toddler, all cabin baggage must be included in the accompanying adult’s baggage allowance. Using a Car Seat Car safety seats can be used by children aged between 6 and 36 months – in order to accommodate a child aged 36 months or older in a car seat; the child must be within the size and weight limits for that seat and special IAA approval is required. Contact the airline if you are unsure about this.The car seat must be restrained on the aircraft seat by the normal aircraft lap strap. Aer Lingus do not permit rear facing car seats. The seat must be a purpose-designed children’s car seat with a 5-point harness and must be of a type approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft and bearing labels to this effect:

  • U.S. – This must display an FAA sticker and must display these words. “Certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft”.
  • EUROPEAN – This must display a CE sticker and must display these words. “Certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft”.
  • In order to ensure the car seat will fit into the aircraft seat the width must not exceed 17 inches (430mm).

For further details contact the airline or see the Aer Lingus website.