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‘Part Pay With Avios’ rolled out to Aer Lingus flight bookings

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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.

Use part pay with Avios on Aer Lingus

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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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.)

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