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Aer Lingus cancels all flights on two US routes to Miami and Minneapolis-St Paul

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Aer Lingus has done an excellent job of building out its North American routes over the last few years.  IAG has been trying to position Aer Lingus as a ‘value’ carrier across the Atlantic, but the truth is that it has a very good business class product which is substantially better than British Airways Club World.

Here is the business class cabin:

Aer Lingus drops Minneapolis and Miami

… and here is Anika’s review of Aer Lingus business class from Dublin to Boston in 2017.

Aer Lingus is currently receiving 14 Airbus A321LR aircraft as we covered here.  These are single-aisle aircraft with an extended range, allowing them to fly from Ireland to the US East Coast.  The photo below shows the flat bed business class seat being used.  The plan was to serve small cities that could not justify a long-haul aircraft.

Unfortunately, it seems that coronavirus is causing the plan to unravel.

Aer Lingus drop Minneapolis and Miami

The first cancellation is Minneapolis-St Paul, which is now confirmed.  Perhaps more surprisingly, flights to Miami have also been removed from sale.

We need to see what the future holds for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Newark, New York JFK, Hartford, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Washington and Orlando.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)

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. 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 – 30,000 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

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:

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.)

Comments (31)

  • Greg Caplan says:

    There is still an issue – Whilst you can see Virgin Atlantic as a partner on the Amex MR page, you cannot add a new account – you add the number and then it reverts back to the previous page and doesn’t take you to the page that allows you to transfer the points.

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