Aer Lingus responds to the low-costs with new transatlantic fare structure BUT your checked bag will cost you €37 extra

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Aer Lingus is competing with the threat from Norwegian and WOW on transatlantic routes with the launch of an entry-level new few frills Saver Fare priced from €169 each way.

The airline said the “Saver Fare is aimed at providing greater choice to today’s traveller. This is in addition to our existing all-inclusive Smart Fare offering”.

New Aer Lingus fares

Saver is aimed at those looking to travel light on direct flights between Ireland and North America. It includes one piece of 10kg cabin baggage, in-flight entertainment and on-board meals. Guests can then choose from a range of added on extras, from checked baggage, seat selection, blanket, headphones, at additional cost.

The all-inclusive Smart Fare option, which includes checked baggage, free seat selection, blanket and headphones is still available.

Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus Director of Communications, said: “We recognise that there is not a one-size fits all for today’s traveller and we want to provide an array of fare choices for our guests. That’s why we have introduced our new Saver Fare, recognising the desire for some travellers to go à la carte, book their flight and choose any additional extras should they so wish.

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“While our new Saver Fare will appeal to certain travellers, our Smart Fare which includes all our usual extras is still great value to North America”. 

Aer Lingus Saver Fares start from €169 each way as part of a return trip. Book your transatlantic Saver Fare now for travel from 01 October 2017. Available on direct flights between Ireland and North America via AerLingus.com.

Smart Fares including 23kg checked baggage, 10kg cabin baggage, complimentary meal and drinks, in-flight entertainment, seat selection, headphones and blanket, start from €209.

ONLINE EXTRA CHARGES FOR SAVER FARE

  • Admin Fee €8
  • Security surcharge €5
  • Changes within Europe €40
  • Changes North America €100
  • Late check-in €75
  • Shorthaul checked bag €20 – €85
  • Shorthaul extra bag 10
  • Longhaul east coast checked bag €37
  • Longhaul Florida west coast checked bag €50
  • Seat selection Short-haul €8.99 – €69.99
  • Seat selection Long-haul €20 – €80
  • Lounge access €25
  • Fishing Gear €40
  • Golf €40
  • Skis €40
  • Surf/Snowboards €40
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RESERVATIONS CENTRE EXTRA CHARGES FOR SAVER FARE

  • Admin Fee €8
  • Security surcharge €5
  • Changes within Europe €50
  • Changes North America €100
  • Name change €100
  • Late check-in €75
  • Checked baggage fees € €30 – 95
  • Shorthaul extra bag € €35 – €65
  • Longhaul east coast € €37
  • Longhaul Florida & West coast €50
  • Excess baggage shorthaul 10 per kg
  • Longhaul bags over 23-32kgs €75
  • Seat selection Short-haul €6.99 – €69.99
  • Seat selection Long-haul €20 – €80
  • Lounge access fees €25
  • Sports equipment fees
  • Bicycles €50
  • Fishing Gear €50
  • Golf equipment €50
  • Skis €50
  • Surf/Snowboards €50
  • Pets on regional service €40

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