We are flying Aer Lingus from NYC to Dublin in May. We will be immediately (no time in Dublin) be taking a short haul flight from Dublin to Glasgow and then spending a week in Scotland. Upon returning to Dublin, we will be spending 10 days there before returning to the states. Aer Lingus' baggage policies seem pretty unreasonable- bad enough that our carry-on bags must already be smaller because the short haul restrictions are smaller than those for the long haul, but now I've been told that we also are not entitled to a personal item on the short haul (or that it has to fit into the carry-on and that weight restrictions still apply. Crazy- seems there should be specific accommodations for people who are combining long & short haul fares.
Anyway... thought about storing a bag at the Dublin airport but left luggage storage is terribly pricey. Wondering if anyone has any better solutions- would be nice to have the additional luggage for the Ireland portion of the trip anyway. Thanks!