Aer Lingus has launched an economy sale for travel on its direct flights from Manchester to the US and Caribbean.
Headline fares on the three routes are:
- New York from £338 return
- Orlando from £378 return
- Barbados from £378 return
These certainly aren’t as low as we’d have seen pre-pandemic but, given current travel demand and inflation, they aren’t bad.
You need to book by 19th September for travel between 1st November and 31st March.
You can find out more on this page of the Aer Lingus website. There are also discounts on some short haul routes from the UK to Ireland if you had been planning to book one of those.
Rhys reviewed the Aer Lingus service from Manchester to Barbados here. Whilst the review was for business class, it gives you an idea of how the service works on the ground.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.