Because Aer Lingus is now part of IAG Group (which includes the likes of British Airways and Iberia) the airline uses Avios as its loyalty currency and there are a number of reasons why it can be very useful to know how to transfer Avios between Aer Lingus and the British Airways Executive Club (transfers can go in either direction).
Over the weekend, British Airways finally updated its booking engines to allow customers to book Aer Lingus awards through ba.com using Avios. Unfortunately, while the ability to see and book more awards on ba.com is always welcome, anyone booking Aer Lingus awards this way may end up paying considerably more than they should be.
Aer Lingus is running a new Avios sale in which it's offering bonuses of up to 50% for Avios purchases made through 15 August. The price you'll pay per Avios will vary how many Avios you buy and where your Aer Lingus Aer Club account is based but that doesn't take away from the fact that for some people, there could be a good deal here.
United Airlines is a prominent member of the Star Alliance so it will come as no shock to most readers that flights booked with United can be credited to loyalty programs such as KrisFlyer (Singapore Airlines), Miles & More (Lufthansa Group), and Aeroplan (Air Canada) as well as to United’s own MileagePlus program. It may, however, be a little surprising to find out that United Airlines flights can also be used to earn Avios – a major currency used by airlines in the oneworld alliance.
Chase Ultimate Rewards has recently launched a promotion in which it's offering a bonus on points transfers to the three key Avios-issuing airlines - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus. With Avios being one of the best currencies to use for short-haul flights and with relatively few people flying anything but short-haul right now, this could be a promotion that's worth considering.
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.
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