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Earn an underwhelming double Avios points on Aer Lingus flights to Dublin

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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 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!

British Airways BA Amex American Express

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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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