Typically, transatlantic carriers permit two checked suitcases per passenger, with certain weight and dimension limits. The standard weight limit is 50 pounds per suitcase, with length + breadth + depth measuring no more than 62 inches. A golf bag is considered a suitcase. One carry-on is also usually permitted along with one personal item (e.g., a laptop or briefcase). Carry-on luggage is typically restricted to a limit of 40 pounds, and can measure no more than a total of 45 inches. We strongly recommend that you verify with your carrier the baggage restrictions. In some cases, particularly with economy class tickets, fees may apply to one or both checked suitcases.
Carriers within the UK and Ireland (e.g., Aer Arran or Ryan Air) usually charge separately for baggage, and have more restrictive regulations. There will be an option to prepay for baggage at the time of ticket purchase. The allowance for checked baggage is 33 pounds; additional weight (not greater than 70 pounds) may be permitted for an additional fee. Golf bags are typically subject to a separate charge and different size and weight limits. It is also typical for only one carry-on item to be permitted, weighing not more than 15 to 22 pounds. To avoid overweight baggage fees, we strongly recommend that you transfer items from checked suitcases to a golf bag and carry-on bags.
Any piece of luggage, including golf bags, do sometimes get lost or delayed. To minimize the inconvenience this can cause, we recommend that you take the following items in your carry-on: a change of clothing, windbreaker, cap, sweater, golf shoes, socks, gloves, and some balls.
You must be able to lift your bag unaided into the aircraft overhead locker. Cabin crew will assist customers with additional needs.
Additional carry-on luggage restrictions may apply to passengers transferring through, or flying to/from Belfast. Some carriers may only permit one piece of carry-on luggage and not an additional personal item (e.g., a laptop or briefcase).
Liquids in carry-on baggage are subject to the following regulations:
- Customers may take with them in their cabin bag limited quantities of liquids, gels and aerosols, including travel-size toiletries such as shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel and hair spray.
- Containers holding liquids must not exceed three American ounces or 100ml and must be carried in a separate clear plastic zip-top bag that does not exceed 8in. x 8in. (20cm x 20cm) or quart size.
- Items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed.
- At the security search, the plastic bag must be removed from the cabin bag and x-ray screened separately.
- Customers carrying liquids may be subject to secondary searches before boarding.
BAGGAGE RESTRICTIONS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE – Please check with your airline prior to departure to verify their current luggage policy.
Further information can also be found on the TSA’s website www.tsa.gov.
EDINBURGH AIRPORT LEFT BAGGAGE:
The left baggage desk is located in the U.K. Arrivals area, on the ground floor of the Edinburgh Airport. The desk is open seven days a week, 4:00 am – 10:00 pm. There is a charge of £8 per day for carry on items, £10 per day for suitcases and each oversize item (e.g., a golf bag) incurs a £20 per day charge.
GLASGOW AIRPORT LEFT BAGGAGE:
The left baggage desk is located in the U.K. Arrivals area, on the ground floor of the Glasgow Airport. The desk is open seven days a week, 5:00 am – 8:00 pm. There is a charge of £8 per day for carry on items, £10 per day for suitcases and each oversize item (e.g., a golf bag) incurs a £20 per day charge.
DUBLIN AIRPORT LEFT BAGGAGE:
The left baggage facility is located in the Arrivals area of Terminal 1. The facility is open from 5:00 am – 11:00 pm daily. They charge of €12.50 for the first 24 hours, 24 – 48 hours €7.50 and 48 hours or more is €5.00 (cost is per 24 hours).
SHANNON AIRPORT LEFT BAGGAGE:
The left baggage facility is located in the link corridor (serving Coach Park 1), just off the Arrivals Hall. A key holding facility is also available. All items are subject to a security inspection prior to acceptance. Fees vary, depending on baggage size, from €3 – €7 daily or €15 – €35 weekly.
Upon return to the United States, you will be required to declare all items that you did not have when you left the U.S. In order to expedite this process, you are encouraged to:
- Keep all receipts for items that must be declared
- Pack all items together and in an easily accessible area of your luggage
If you have been out of the country for 48 hours or more, the exemption for goods purchased overseas is $800.00 per person. You will be required to pay duty (3% on the first $1,000) over the $800.00 upon your arrival. Duty-free exemptions apply for items that will be used for personal use and/or gifts and must be carried with you at the time of processing. Items sent by mail (or are not on your physical person) shouldnot be included in the $800.00 exemption.
There are additional restrictions on certain products, including alcoholic beverages (1 liter) and tobacco products (200 cigarettes and 100 cigars). Processed food items (e.g., condiments, vinegars, oils, honey, coffee, tea, etc) are typically admissible. Items containing meat products (e.g. bouillon, soup mixes) and/or fruits and vegetables are not permitted.
Additional information detailing customs regulations may be found here: http://www.cbp.gov/