Aer Lingus is running a special offer on the Dublin route.
It is, unfortunately, underwhelming. You receive double Avios on all Aer Lingus flights between London Gatwick and Dublin between 25th July and 31st August. No other departure points are included.
Even worse, existing bookings do not count.
You need to credit your flight to an Aer Lingus AerClub account to benefit from this. You can move your Avios from AerClub via avios.com into your British Airways Executive Club account.
Given that you only earn 4 Avios for every £1 spent with Aer Lingus, and this excludes Government taxes and ancilliary fees such as seat selection or luggage charges, this is unlikely to be a life changing offer. It certainly isn’t worth swapping Heathrow for Gatwick if you need to fly Aer Lingus, especially as Aer Lingus has a decent lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2.
You can see the offer on the AerClub offers page. This does not include the small print, but the emailed version I received does state that flights must be flown and booked during the offer period.
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 (November 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,000 Avios.
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 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.