I covered the new Aer Lingus long haul routes to Hartford, Newark and Los Angeles on Head for Points yesterday.
As this is likely to spur renewed interest in redeeming Avios on Aer Lingus, I thought I would run these photos sent in by HFP reader Nick who took a one-way redemption from Dublin to Boston recently. It cost the princely sum of 25,000 Avios (he booked before the April devaluation) and £52 in tax.
(I wrote a long Avios Redemption University piece recently about redeeming Avios points for Aer Lingus long-haul business class. The best deal is Dublin to Boston. Because this is just under 3,000 miles, it costs only 75,000 Avios points return.)
Nick was lucky enough to get the new business class seating as you can see in the pictures below. It does look very acceptable, especially the single seats by the windows.
First, here are a couple of shots of the bright and spacious lounge in Dublin:
Here is one the solo window seats:
and here is a side view of the centre pair – note the 19 inch TV screens:
Nick was also very positive about the food:
All in all, you really can’t go wrong for 37,500 Avios and £52 one-way, plus the cost of getting to Dublin.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)