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.

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 […]

Do you get BA lounge access on Vueling, Aer Lingus, Flybe and AirBaltic?

British Airways lounge access policies are, on the face of it, straightforward.  You get access if you are flying in Business or First Class or have a Silver or Gold card or equivalent oneworld status. The devil is in the detail.  Can you get lounge […]

Avios Ireland: 250 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: 100% bonus on SuperValu transfers into Avios!

Whilst Tesco has a major presence in Ireland, AerClub has teamed up with supermarket chain SuperValu. You earn one Real Rewards point for every €1 you spend in SuperValu.  You can convert Real Rewards points into Avios at the rate of 1:1.  This makes it […]

Earn 250 Avios when dining at restaurants – now finally launched

Back in September 2016 Rob wrote about Restaurant Circle, a new restaurant booking portal that would let you earn Avios when making a reservation. It was set to launch in October but kept being delayed. Now it’s finally live. You will earn 250 Avios every time you […]

Avios Ireland: 500 Avios with any purchase via SuperValu eShops

AerClub was, it seems, officially launched yesterday as a press release dropped into my inbox!  I’m not sure why Aer Lingus waited a few months from the actual launch before formally telling people, but there you are.  AerClub is now official and there are apparently […]

Avios Ireland: 250 Avios via SuperValu for EVERY eShop purchase, however small

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 wrote about the relationship between […]

Get 30,000 Avios for £300 – if you know someone in Ireland

Here we go – the first generous Avios promotion out of Ireland since AerClub was launched as the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme. You don’t need to be based in Ireland to join AerClub.  In fact, if you have an avios.com account, you […]

Bits: Bremen scrapped, bonus Heathrow Rewards points, Aer Lingus to Newquay (and Vegas?)

News in brief: British Airways drops Bremen SUN-AIR of Scandinavia, a British Airways franchise partner, has announced that it is dropping its BA-branded flights from London City to Bremen and Manchester to Bremen from 25th February. In a cynical but economically sensible move, SUN-AIR / […]

Avios Ireland: Supervalu, a new Irish credit card option and how HFP will cover it

This article covers some new options for earning Avios via the new AerClub scheme in Ireland. How HFP intends to cover Avios earning in Ireland Before I go on, I want to write briefly about how we intend to cover the new Avios scheme in Ireland. […]

Eight Avios earning and spending tips you might not know about

Don’t panic, we are not switching to clickbait headlines for 2017!  However I was struggling to find something more suitable to describe the article today. I was updating the ‘Welcome’ page on Head for Points over Christmas.  This is a page which 80% of regular […]

NEW: Earn Avios when flying United – at higher rates than BA for Economy!

This other article today looks at the new Aer Lingus AerClub programme in more detail. As this scheme is now Avios driven, it helps to be aware of any new ways to earn or spend points that it throws up. I wanted to run this feature as […]

All you need to know about earning Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub

Aer Lingus AerClub finally launched last week.  This is important news for Head for Points readers because Avios is the currency of AerClub. Any Avios points you earn in AerClub will (eventually) be transferrable across to British Airways Executive Club or avios.com via ‘Combine My Avios’. […]

Aer Lingus redemptions now bookable via avios.com – but it’s not that simple ….

I ran an extra article on HFP yesterday – which you won’t have seen if you are an email subscriber – to highlight the fact that the Aer Lingus Aer Club programme had launched.  This article is an expanded version of that piece. At the […]

Breaking: Aer Lingus redemptions now bookable on avios.com – but Boston loophole closed

The Aer Lingus Aer Club programme launched this morning. At the same time, Aer Lingus reward availability has been loaded into avios.com. You do NOT need to be an AerClub member to book these.  You can log in with your usual avios.com UK account details […]

New – use your Avios for low tax redemptions to Miami with Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus announced a new route from Dublin to Miami 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 Miami service will start on 1st September 2017 […]

Earning Avios via Aer Lingus AerClub – and what it means for you

After interminable delays, Aer Lingus has begun to contact members of its Gold Circle loyalty programme to tell them what their tier level will be in the new AerClub programme. You cannot log in until 28th November, which is when members will receive their access […]

BA going 10-abreast on B777’s, Club Europe on domestics & other IAG Capital Markets Day revelations

Yesterday was the annual International Airlines Group Capital Markets Day, where IAG gives a public presentation for its bondholders on the performance of BA, Iberia, Vueling and now Aer Lingus. The slides are made available to all. You can download the entire 118 pages here. On the […]

250 free Avios still available if you pre-register for Aer Lingus AerClub

Aer Lingus is still offering 250 free Avios points if you pre-register for its new, much delayed, loyalty scheme AerClub.  If you didn’t jump in when I mentioned this back in April, you can still do it. First a bit of history.  Following the acquisition […]