News for the new owners of Aer Lingus ( it should never have been sold off). Dublin is not a region of the UK. I was on a flight from UK to Dublin. My carry on case ( deemed ok for Ryanair carry on and Aer Lingus to London carry on) was deemed at the gate too large ( as it was a regional flight!!!) and I would have to give it to staff to be put in the hold. Other passengers with similar sized bags were allowed through with them. I had no problem bringing the same case on board on the outward journey. A regular flyer on the same route said she had seen it happen before. Ireland has been an independent country for almost a century. Could somebody tell Willie Walsh (CEO) and British Airways ( who now own Aer Lingus).