Aer Lingus is continuing to rebuild its long-haul network from Dublin with the (re)launch of flights to Philadelphia last week.
The airline has a lot more planned for the Summer 2022 season including:
- Chicago gaining five additional weekly flights from last week
- Los Angeles flights restarting from 12th May
- Washington DC gaining an additional daily flight from 9th June
- Seattle flights restarting from 7th July
- Miami flights restarting from October – date TBC
You can currently connect to Aer Lingus US flights in Dublin via connections from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Heathrow and Gatwick.
This will be boosted by new connections from:
- Bristol – 15th April
- Leeds Bradford – 15th April
- Exeter – 29th April
- Newquay – 29th April
A key benefit of flying to the United States from Dublin or Shannon is US Immigration Pre-clearance. All formalities are dealt with before you leave Ireland, allowing you to land on a domestic stand in the US and walk straight out of the airport.
You can earn and spend Avios on Aer Lingus flights but you cannot yet earn British Airways Executive Club tier points. This situation will change as soon as Aer Lingus joins the BA / AA / Iberia / Finnair transatlantic joint venture.
We will be reviewing the new Aer Lingus A321LR single-aisle service to New York in July.
Tomorrow, we will publishing a review of Aer Lingus business class from Manchester Airport as Rhys heads to Barbados for a few days
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:
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.
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.
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.
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