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Attractive Aer Lingus business class fares to the US and Canada

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Aer Lingus has launched some attractive business class fares to the US and Canada from Dublin.

You will need to add in the cost of a connecting flight to Dublin, but these are still good deals.

One key thing is that these fares do NOT require a Saturday night stay, or any minimum stay at all. This is a big difference to most discounted fares we write about.

Attractive Aer Lingus business class fares to New York

If your lifestyle means that midweek breaks work best for you, this may be a deal.

Another upside is that you will clear US immigration in Dublin, allowing you to walk off the aircraft and straight out of the airport after landing.

Remember that Aer Lingus flights do NOT yet earn British Airways Executive Club tier points. You do earn Avios – as long as you credit them to Aer Lingus AerClub – but not tier points. This will change at some point but the date keeps slipping back.

Typical fares are:

  • Toronto – €1,525​
  • Cleveland – €1,526​
  • New York – €1,666​
  • Washington – €1,673​
  • Orlando – €1,923

You can flying between April and August, although availability is limited. Here’s an example to New York for €1,645 (£1,400):

Attractive Aer Lingus business class fares to US and Canada

Here are our latest Aer Lingus business class reviews:

You can search fares and book on the Aer Lingus website here

Hat-tip to Luxury Flight Club.

Comments (19)

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  • David says:

    But I believe booking an EI ticket from LHR to the US/Canada via Dublin with a BA fight number does earn tier points?

  • Matthias says:

    The return flight timing in your example looks brutal. The ultra red eye.

    • Andrew. says:

      It’s practically a daytime flight! On the 23rd it landed at the equivalent of 22:15 New York time.

      They probably served dinner at 18:55, and breakfast at 21:15

      25-Feb-24 05:46 Landed 03:44
      24-Feb-24 05:34 Landed 03:45
      23-Feb-24 05:16 Landed 03:15
      22-Feb-24 05:26 Landed 03:28
      21-Feb-24 05:30 Landed 03:34
      20-Feb-24 05:16 Landed 03:27
      19-Feb-24 05:16 Landed 03:26

    • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

      I’ve done it a few times and just stayed awake for the entire flight then home in bed not long after midnight EST

      • Qrfan says:

        Great if you can sleep in all day and don’t care about adjusting to UK time, but for anyone with stuff to do that’s just not realistic. I’m either working from 8am or spending the weekend with the kids, and I doubt that’s a unique position among premium travellers.

  • Bernard says:

    Those fares sold this close to departure sort of imply that Aer Lingus has a premium demand problem after the US carriers have arrived in Dublin with a better product, newer planes and miles awarded on their tickets.
    Hopefully the US carriers match and we can get miles/points too

    • Qrfan says:

      That’s no surprise given the atrocious timings in that example. As Matthias says, it’s brutal, and also pretty useless for getting a days work done as you’ll be leaving midtown at lunchtime.

    • Tom says:

      But to the US west coast flying a US airline involves a change somewhere, but Aer Lingus has non-stops to SFO and LAX.

  • Iain says:

    Confused I saw an article on HfPs Sept 2022 that said we do now earn tier point on BA from Rob?

  • lumma says:

    Personally, I’d rather take the daytime BA/AA flights from New York in economy than mess around with this.

    • jjoohhnn says:

      Didn’t BA pull BA180 from the summer schedule so the daytime option from Newark is gone.

    • Tom says:

      I like Aer Lingus westbound because of pre-clear at Dublin. Fly to DUB on a separate ticket and avoid UK APD.

      But not eastbound where there is no particular benefit.

      • Qrfan says:

        Global entry renders pre clear practically redundant. If you do it often enough to like it you should just get global entry instead.

        • Tom says:

          Global entry can be patchy and can even be closed at some airports and times. And there is still Customs to deal with. I prefer pre-clear and arrive as a domestic flight, especially as there is now the 51st and Green lounge at DUB after pre-clear.

  • SamG says:

    The Manchester NYC flight also has some good fares

    I was looking at it for a work trip and then coming back in via Dublin to LHR but agree with others , those times are brutal, opted for direct WT+ instead

  • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

    Be careful the ex-QAtar A330s are about to be refurbished but aren’t all just yet. So still 2-2-2 with ill-fitting green seat covers

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