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.
If you're primarily a British Airways flyer, earning Aer Lingus Avios can leave you with Avios balances in two different accounts (which is often sub-optimal) so this post will show you how to move any Avios you hold with Aer Lingus, over to the British Airways Executive Club.
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.
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.