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Flying to Ireland from Boston, MA, in September. Want to fly with carry-on bag only. Aer Lingus rule is carry-on must weigh no more than 13 pounds. My carry-on packed weighs 20 pounds. Will Aer Lingus let this go as carry-on anyway or will they require the bag to be checked?

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They will most likely make you check it. And if I'm not mistaken, Aer Lingus now charges to check bags anyway.

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I don't know if they'll make you check it or not, but I think they do allow you a personal item. So if you have a really heavy item like a camera or something, you could carry it personally to lighten your bag until you're waiting to board. We're flying Aer Lingus in October, and I'm hoping this will work!