Aer Lingus and Gold Circle Club

AerClub is the new frequent flyer programme for Aer Lingus, launching in 2016. As a member of the oneworld alliance, you can use your British Airways Avios points for Aer Lingus flights. Because Aer Lingus does not add fuel surcharges, these flights are exceptionally good value.

Our main article explaining how to use your Avios points on Aer Lingus is here. Our introductory article on AerClub is here.

Aer Lingus confirms Philadelphia route – and how to redeem Avios with minimal taxes

Aer Lingus announced a new route from Dublin to Philadelphia yesterday.  This offers a new way to spend your Avios points and a new way of getting to the US without paying heavy taxes and charges. The Philadelphia service will start in late March with […]

Bits: 500 Amex points or Avios for £10 Tesco spend, Aer Lingus launching Philadelphia, new Amex Hong Kong lounge

News in brief: 500 Amex points or Avios when you spend £10 at Tesco A few readers have been in touch about a very generous offer which has appeared on their American Express online statements. Once you have registered, you will get 500 Amex points, […]

Bits: 20% off Best Western, pointless Aer Lingus hotel portal, new Avios Southend-Glasgow route

News in brief: Get 20% off Best Western UK with MasterCard Last week we covered the launch of the new Avios partnership with Best Western.  That article also covered how to get a Best Western status match. You will earn either a flat 500 Avios […]

NEW! Earn Avios at Best Western – and how to get a status match

Avios and British Airways Executive Club have a new hotel partner – Best Western. You may be surprised to learn that Best Western was not already a partner.  It was an existing Virgin Flying Club partner.  (This HFP article lists other hotel chains which are Virgin […]

Avios Ireland: Win 1 million Avios when you convert your Real Rewards points!

SuperValu has launched a competition giving away 1 million Avios As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents […]

Earn double Avios on restaurant bookings for the rest of the year

Back in April, Avios launched Restaurant Circle, a new restaurant booking portal that would let you earn Avios when making a reservation. You will earn 250 Avios every time you make a restaurant booking through the portal. How does it work? You need to create a Restaurant […]

Bits: new Avios route to Oz with Qantas, Aer Lingus launches ‘no baggage’ long-haul fares

News in brief: Qantas and Emirates revamp their partnership, with an impact on Avios tickets to Australia As the major partnership between Qantas and Emirates approaches the end of its original five year term, the two airlines have announced a five year extension – plus major […]

Bits: Hilton summer sale ends Monday, Irish Independent Avios deal dead

News in brief: Hilton summer sale ends on Monday The Hilton summer sale has been running since June, so you might have forgotten it still existed!  However, now is the last chance if you want to book Europe, Africa and Middle East weekend stays at […]

GOOD DEAL: Get 18,000 Avios for £146 – minimal effort required!

EDIT: this deal is now dead as the bonus has been cut to 9,000 Avios I’ve written before about the generous deal between AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, and Ireland’s Irish Independent / Sunday Independent newspapers. The deal has now got even better and […]

Avios Ireland: 200 Avios via SuperValu for (almost) every eShop purchase

As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents can take part in. We have written about the relationship between […]

Avios Ireland: Triple Avios in AerClub with SuperValu!

As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents can take part in. Whilst Tesco has a major presence […]

Bits: Aer Lingus Avios taxes fall, Mail Rail bookable!, Hilton Avios offer update

News in brief: Aer Lingus showing reduced taxes on Avios redemptions Back in December 2016, Aer Lingus reward availability finally appeared on avios.com.  (It is still not available via ba.com – you need to call the Executive Club.) AerClub, the Aer Lingus Avios scheme, has […]

…. and here’s the Aer Lingus peak and off peak Avios calendar for 2018

Yesterday we published the Iberia and British Airways peak and off peak calendars for 2018 which are very useful when booking reward flights, especially during school holidays. Yesterday, to our surprise, we learnt that Aer Lingus now has its own peak and off peak calendar as […]

It’s back – get 30,000 Avios for £300 if you know someone in Ireland!

AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, has brought back its generous Irish Independent / Sunday Independent offer. You don’t need to be based in Ireland to join AerClub.  In fact, if you have an avios.com account, you are already half-way to being a […]

Bits: 1200 Avios with LEGO DC Heroes, Heathrow Rewards adds AerClub, Hilton gig tonight

News in brief: 1200 Avios with LEGO DC Heroes Tesco Direct has launched another LEGO offer which can earn you Avios. Until 26th April you will get 500 extra Clubcard points – convertible into 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles – when you spend […]