Musical Equipment

Travelling with musical equipment? We’re totally in tune with you.
We’ve some travel options that’ll be music to your ears! If you want to bring musical instruments on your journey, please read through the relevant allowances and instructions.

Musical instruments can be taken on board as part of your free cabin baggage allowance, providing they fit within the dimensions of 55cm H (21.5") x 40cm W (15.5") x 24cm D (9.5").

Travelling with musical instruments on Aer Lingus Regional flights

  • Maximum dimensions for a cabin bag are 48cm H (18.5") x 33cm W (13") x 20cm D (8").
  • The maximum dimensions that Aer Lingus Regional can accommodate for an instrument to travel on a seat is 94cm H (37") x 58cm W (23") x 41cm D (16"). It’s your responsibility to ensure that the instrument is within these dimensions prior to purchasing a seat.
  • If you’re travelling with Aer Lingus Regional and you’ve bought a seat for your musical instrument, please check in at the airport of departure instead of checking in online. This is so the check-in agent can determine the exact weight of the instrument, including its carry case, and to ensure that the seat next to you is blocked and reserved only for the instrument.

Note: If you didn’t book online you’ll need to contact your local reservations office in order to book your musical equipment in advance.

  • Small musical instruments can be carried as cabin baggage if they’re within your cabin baggage size/weight limits.
  • They must be small enough to fit in the overhead locker, or under the seat in front of you.
  • If the instrument is larger than the permitted cabin baggage size, e.g. a guitar, and you wish to carry the item in the cabin, you’ll need to buy an additional (window) seat for the instrument. This can be done online and normal charges and taxes will apply. There’ll be no baggage allowance for the purchase of an additional seat for the instrument. The instrument should be booked in the name of the instrument e.g. Guitar/One Ms or Saxophone/One Ms. The actual weight of the instrument, including its carry case, must not exceed 75kg/165lbs.
  • Larger musical equipment (including but not limited to double bass, harps and drums) is unsuitable for carriage in the cabin and must be checked in. If you wish to carry the instrument in the hold, then a special handling fee will apply. This fee will be charged at the same rate as sports equipment. Normal excess baggage rates will also apply if applicable.