We've already seen hoteliers like Hilton and Radisson offering elites generous status extensions and airlines like Qatar Airways, Virgin Atlantic following suit, but a few hoteliers and airlines haven't been quite so forthcoming and, up until now Aer Lingus was one such airline. Not any more.
American Express has been offering a 40% bonus on Membership Rewards Points transfers to the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus and Aer Lingus' Aer Club since the beginning of August, but today is the last day to take advantage of this offer.
American Express Membership Rewards has launched a great targeted transfer offer for cardholders looking to boost their Avios balances in the British Airways Executive Club, Aer Lingus Aer Club, and Iberia Plus...and something which may be a glitch (or a nice new option) looks very interesting too.
Aer Lingus’ Aer Club has launched an Avios sale in which it’s offering members the chance to buy Avios and receive a bonus of up to 45%. Having run the numbers, it looks like this may be a sale worth looking into if you’re short an Avios or two...especially as the maximum number of Avios you can buy has been increased.
Aer Lingus may not be part of the oneworld alliance but, just like British Airways and Iberia (its IAG stablemates), it uses Avios as its loyalty currency. These Avios can be used just like British Airways/Iberia Avios and can even be transferred over to the British Airways Executive Club or Iberia Plus.
As a British Airways partner airline Aer Lingus has allowed travelers to use Avios to book award flights for quite some time and now the Irish airline is about to revamp its loyalty program and adopt Avios as its own currency too. Not only will Aer Lingus adopt Avios as its currency but it will also be giving its existing Gold Circle members a bonus as a welcome to the new program.