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 details for the AerClub website. At present members are simply being told which of the tiers – Green, Silver, Platinum and Concierge – they will be. Judging by some of the complaints flying around on Twitter, this has not been error-free.
You can find out more about AerClub on this page of the Aer Lingus website.
Even if you never fly Aer Lingus, you will want to keep an eye on AerClub:
Avios points will be transferable to and from AerClub and avios.com / British Airways Executive Club / Iberia Plus via ‘Combine My avios’
This means that it is a no-brainer for every Avios-collecting HfP reader to open an AerClub account because there are bound to be interesting redemption or collection opportunities which you can take advantage of, moving points back and forth from the UK schemes as necessary
That said, you cannot sign up at the moment – although you can register your interest via this page.
Earlier this year Aer Lingus promised 250 Avios to anyone who pre-registered their interest and subsequently joined. This offer now appears to have ended. I haven’t yet had an email inviting me to join and collect my 250 Avios but I would expect to be at the back of the queue whilst the transition from Gold Circle is completed.
Once AerClub launches we will covering it in details on Head for Points and, as with Iberia Plus, we will keep you updated with potential points earning opportunities that can be accessed from the UK.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(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.)