Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus does not accept pets in cabin on any flight.

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Pet Reservations

Please contact Aer Lingus to make a reservation for your pet.

Pets in the Cabin

Aer Lingus does not accept pets in cabin on any flight.

Pets in Cargo

Aer Lingus does not accept any pets on short flights between (to or from) Ireland, UK and Europe due to insufficient ventilation in the cargo hold. Before acceptance of live animals for carriage, Aer Lingus Cargo requires that the shipper and consignee be aware of the documentation required to ensure that the requirements of local and international regulatory authorities are met. Pets (domestic dogs and cats) can be booked on non-stop flights between Ireland and New York, Boston, Chicago and Orlando. Pets are only allowed in the cargo hold, not in the aircraft cabin. Pets must be at least 10 weeks old, and weight can no exceed 64 kilos. There is a 160 EURO per flight segment per crate fee. Aer Lingus does not accept the following breeds of dogs: Akita, Argentino, Fila Brazillero, Mastiff, Pit Bull and Tosa. If you are traveling from the United States Pet Express will make arragements to ship your pet to Ireland on behalf of Aer Lingus. You may contact Pet Express at 1-866-PET-MOVE. Pets cannot be shipped on Fridays and Saturdays.

Other Restrictions

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BringFido Traveler Rating

Aer Lingus has received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 bones by 3 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Jan. 04, 2018
    Aer Lingus from Ireland to the US

    Absolutley the worst experience and we have not even gotten on the plane!
    Fron Orlando it was fine, policies well communicated, people able to be reached, airline personnel knew the rules.
    Complete opposite going back from Ireland to US. Reservations personnel gave different answer each time we called- 5 times, no on could reach cargo, told different information each time we called. Was actually told to contact Petdesk in Orlando by customer service. Flying in six days and we have no idea where to bring our pet to check him in, what paperwork we need, what we will be required for him in his crate and on his crate. Complete ignorance and indifference.

  • May. 18, 2017
    Great travel

    I have taken my aging chihuahua twice from JFK to Dublin with Pet Express, using Aer Lingus and Listenhall Pet hospital. My dog did very well indeed with their coordinated care. If you plan to do this regularly, then it may help to get an Eu Pet Passport for him or her. It will require a repeat rabies vaccination given by the Eu veterinarian who issues the passport but the worming can be documented by a. US veterinarian within 5 days of Travel. It is very expensive though going from the US to Ireland about 1500 dollars plus 250 dollars. Listenhall fees. I think there are cheaper ways for the pet with an Eu passport. Such as flying to a country like France Italy, Switzerland on an airline that allows pets in cabin. However you have to get from that country to Ireland which means the pet has to be in cargo. Overall the passenger fees will be much more. I prefer the pet express route US to Dublin and cargo aer lingus Dublin to JFK. The staff are wonderful!!!!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Shipping Pets on Aer Lingus

    We moved from the US to Ireland in 2013 and brought our 2 Golden Retrievers. We used Pet Express and they were fantastic. We got all the paperwork together, bought their crates, and they picked our dogs up at our home to take them to the airport. They were in the hold on our flight, and we did get a report from the flight attendant that the dogs were doing fine when they boarded the plane. We picked them up at the Vet in Lyssenhall, as required, and both dogs were doing great. They were well-hydrated and happy to see us. They only had to be at the vet for about 10 minutes before they were cleared and ready to go home with us.

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