Last week I ran a long ‘Avios Redemption University’ article how ‘Part Pay With Avios’ works.
I said that Aer Lingus did not have this feature, although you could use it if the Aer Lingus flight you wanted was on ba.com as a BA codeshare. With great timing, Aer Lingus has just announced that ‘Part Pay With Avios’ is now available for flights via booked via aerlingus.com.
There are some restrictions in place. You cannot use it on flights which include codeshare sectors and you cannot pay towards ancillary products such as fast track security and lounge access. You also cannot use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ if there are seven or more people on your booking.
For a typical flight from Dublin to Frankfurt, I was offered:
- €29 off for 4,750 Avios (0.61c per Avios)
- €86 off for 15,625 Avios (0.55c per Avios)
….. which is poor but not surprising, given what BA, Iberia and Vueling offer when using the same deal.
To use your Avios to reduce the cash cost of an Aer Lingus flight, you’ll need to do this:
go to the AerClub page on aerlingus.com and open an Aer Club account
log in at avios.com using your new AerClub account details
use ‘Combine My Avios’ on avios.com to pull Avios from British Airways Executive Club
Book your Aer Lingus flight on its website as usual whilst logged in. On the final payment page you will be given the chance to use Avios for part payment.
You can learn more about using ‘Part Pay With Avios’ on Aer Lingus on this page of their website.
We also wrote a full ‘Avios Redemption University’ guide to how ‘Part Pay With Avios’ works which is here.
Want to know more about redeeming Avios on Aer Lingus?
This HfP article shows you everything you need to know about how to redeem Avios points on Aer Lingus which can lead to substantial tax savings when flying to North America!
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
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.)