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The 2021 Aer Lingus peak and off-peak Avios flight redemption calendar

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What are the peak and off-peak calendar dates for redeeming Avios points in 2021? 

We have turned the Aer Lingus peak and off peak into a neat little table, below, which gives a better overview of the entire availability.

Avios peak and off-peak timetable

There are two things to remember:

This calendar only applies to Aer Lingus. British Airways and Iberia have their own peak and off-peak dates. You can see the British Airways peak and off peak calendar for 2021 here and the Iberia peak and off peak calendar for 2021 here. This is useful because you will often find that when BA is peak during UK half-term school holidays, Iberia (and occasionally Aer Lingus) are running off-peak fares.

The Aer Lingus calendar applies wherever you book an Iberia redemption, whether it is on ba.com, aerlingus.com or avios.com.  Similarly, if you try to book an British Airways redemption on aerlingus.com it will NOT follow the dates below.

All redemptions on partner airlines such as Qatar Airways are charged on a separate chart at peak date rates, 100% of the time

Note that peak dates are in yellow whilst off peak is in white.  Click to enlarge:

Aer Lingus peak off peak Avios redemption 2021

Whilst Irish and British school holidays vary, Aer Lingus’s peak dates cover the big holidays including the summer, Christmas and Easter.

There are some exceptions. February, May and October half terms are all off-peak on the Aer Lingus calendar, as are both May bank holiday weekends.

This means that Aer Lingus redemptions are cheaper during those holidays, and you are likely to save on taxes and fees, too. You can see how Aer Lingus redemptions charge lower taxes and fees here.

We have created an online peak/off-peak calendar for 2021 that you can subscribe to on your mobile device or calendar app. Click here to subscribe.

As a reminder, here is the peak and off-peak Avios pricing chart for Aer Lingus flights:

Aer Lingus Avios reward flight prices (plus taxes, fees and carrier charges)
Zone Distance Economy Business Class
Offpeak Peak Offpeak Peak
1 1—650 miles 4,000 4,500 7,750 9,000
2 651—1,150 miles 6,500 7,500 12,750 15,000
3 1,150—2,000 miles 8,500 10,000 17,000 20,000
4 2001—3000 miles 10,000 12,500 31,250 37,500
5 3,001—4,000 miles 13,000 20,000 50,000 60,000
6 4,001—5,500 miles 16,250 25,000 62,500 75,000

If you want to learn more about how to spend your Avios most efficiently, read our beginner’s guide to redeeming Avios points here. You can read more about how the British Airways companion voucher works in this article.