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Aer Lingus and Gold Circle Club

AerClub is the new frequent flyer programme for Aer Lingus, launched in 2016. As a member of the oneworld alliance, you can use your British Airways Avios points for Aer Lingus flights. Because Aer Lingus does not add fuel surcharges, these flights are exceptionally good value.

 

Our main article explaining how to use your Avios points on Aer Lingus is here. Our introductory article on AerClub is here.

Bits: using Aer Lingus lounges with BA status, BA announces new Marrakech route, Tesco Direct closes

News in brief: Using Aer Lingus lounges with British Airways status A reader asked me about this topic a couple of days ago, so I thought I would quickly run through the longe access rules for Aer Lingus if you have British Airways status, just […]

How to move Avios from BA to Iberia (and vice versa) now that Avios TRP is closing

The migration from Avios Travel Rewards Programme to British Airways Executive Club is underway.  The first batch of avios.com accounts have already been closed and the rest will be done over the next couple of months. One common question that comes up is this: “When […]

Avios Ireland: 350 bonus Avios AND double Avios for converting SuperValu points (3 days only)

As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents can take part in. Whilst Tesco has a major presence […]

Bits: BA call centre staff reprieved, the future of Hilton lounges?, Aer Lingus / Alaska partnership

News in brief: British Airways call centres to remain in-house British Airways has announced that its five main contact centres, in Manchester, Newcastle, Delhi, Bremen and Hong Kong, will remain in-house. Detailed discussions were believed to have been held with Capita but the shock profit […]

Bits: Global Entry dates in London, Aer Lingus launches Philadelphia, ‘UK resort fees’ attempt blocked

News in brief: Global Entry mobile enrolment event at the U.S. Embassy in London In order to make travelling from the UK to the US easier, British citizens have been able to register for Global Entry since December 2015, making it possible for them to use […]

Bits: pay Aer Lingus to fly to your city, interesting new Vueling credit card in Italy, is BA Flight Pass going away?

News in brief: Aer Lingus launches a competition to win a new route! It is a topic that is rarely discussed but almost all airlines are happy to accept ‘commercial support’ from local government in return for launching a route to that city.  Such deals were […]

Avios Ireland: Double Avios in AerClub with SuperValu

As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents can take part in. Whilst Tesco has a major presence […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 11 – Saving taxes on US redemptions with Aer Lingus

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to redeem your Avios points on Aer Lingus. One of the biggest issues […]

New Avios partner – earn Avios on foreign currency transfers with Midpoint

You have a new way of collecting Avios: Midpoint. What is Midpoint? Midpoint is a UK-based platform for making international payments. They are FCA regulated and have a 5* Trustpilot ranking. The company operates in 22 currencies covering 72 countries.  It uses segregated trust accounts at […]

Aer Lingus to operate some Dublin and Hamburg flights for BA from February

Whilst BA has yet to make an announcement, Aer Lingus will be flying some Dublin and Hamburg flights from February on behalf of British Airways. I assume that these will be ‘economy only’ services with Club Europe passengers downgraded.  On the upside, economy food and […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 9 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere […]

STILL RUNNING: Get 18,000 Avios for £143 – but now with a big catch

It is a good few months since I last talked about this deal so – as it is still running – I thought I would look at it again today for the benefit of new readers. AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, and […]

Avios Ireland: Double Avios in AerClub with SuperValu

As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents can take part in. Whilst Tesco has a major presence […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1 – A Beginners Guide to Redeeming Avios

Want to know how to spend your Avios wisely?  Starting today, we are running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  This series of articles, which I group together as ‘Avios Redemption University’, cover some of the different ways of using your Avios.  In […]

Avios Ireland: Triple Avios in AerClub with SuperValu!

As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents can take part in. Whilst Tesco has a major presence […]

My review of the Aer Lingus lounge in Dublin Terminal 2

This is my review of the Aer Lingus lounge at Dublin Airport. This is the last part of my Boston trip reviews (yeah, we made it!).  The main article – if you only have time to read one part of this series – is my Aer […]