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Good oneworld flight deals out of Dublin – so good that I booked one

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A number of attractive flight deals have been launched by the oneworld alliance airlines, plus Aer Lingus, out of Dublin.

This isn’t part of an official Aer Lingus sale but the deals are definitely there.

Options include:

Aer Lingus A330
  • Cancun €1,310 
  • New York €1,332 
  • Montreal €1,346 
  • Mexico City €1,363 
  • Miami €1,366 

I managed to book two tickets for myself and my daughter for exactly €3,000 for a New York trip we had agreed to do together in July. It is a midweek trip, with no Saturday night stay, and most ‘sale’ fares wouldn’t cover that. This one does.

With the taxes and charges on Avios and Virgin Points flights to New York in Business Class now approaching £1,000 per person, paying €1,500 cash out of Dublin was a no-brainer.

It also means I can review the A321neo Business Class seat for HfP – and I managed to get us both ‘throne’ seats in both directions:

Aer Lingus A321 neo busines class

Importantly, if you book an Aer Lingus ticket on, it is fully flexible. As long as you are travelling by 30th September, you can refund any Business Class ticket on Aer Lingus for a CASH refund, less a 15% fee. This meant that using cash over Avios was a no-brainer.

These fares require a minimum three day stay and must be booked by 31st March for travel by 31st December.

For routes on Aer Lingus, you should book directly via Aer Lingus here to ensure you can easily get a refund if needed. Remember you need to book from Dublin, not London.

Other routes, which will send you Dublin – London – [wherever], can be booked on here.

It is also worth looking at Expedia for pricing, but try to book direct if you can. If we learned one thing during the pandemic, it is that you should not use online travel agents if you can in case ‘stuff happens’.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

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 (SPECIAL OFFER) 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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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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