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.

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 […]

Review of ‘The Lounge’ used by Aer Lingus at Boston Airport Terminal C

We are now on the least exciting bit of my recent Aer Lingus business class redemption from London to Boston, and back, via Dublin. If you didn’t see the earlier articles, Aer Lingus gave me a return business class flight to Boston so we could […]

My review of Aer Lingus Business Class from Dublin to Boston and back (it’s good!) – Part 1

This is my review of Aer Lingus business class between Dublin and Boston, on its A330 aircraft. It is the fourth part of my series on how you can redeem Avios on Aer Lingus for long haul flights to the US and Canada.  With far […]

My review of Aer Lingus Business Class from Dublin to Boston and back – Part 2

This is part 2 of my review of the Aer Lingus business class service from Dublin to Boston, focussing on the food.   Part 1, which looks at the best of the various seat options you can pick, is here. Food Pretty soon after boarding the […]

Aer Lingus and Avios Part 3 – I try US pre-clearance in Dublin and the ’51st and Green’ lounge

This is my review of the “51st and Green” preclearance lounge at Dublin Airport as well as the overall US preclearance experience. It is the third part of my series on how you can redeem Avios on Aer Lingus for long haul flights to the […]

Aer Lingus launches new Seattle route – and how to redeem Avios with minimal taxes

Yes, two Aer Lingus articles in one day!  But we have a good excuse. Aer Lingus announced a new route from Dublin to Seattle on Friday.  This offers a new way to spend your Avios points and a new way of getting to the US […]

Aer Lingus & Avios Part 2 – Review of the Aer Lingus Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

Over the next week or so I am reviewing an Aer Lingus business class trip from London to Boston via Dublin. Due to the low taxes and excellent Aer Lingus business class seating, this is a great way to spend your Avios.  If you want […]

Aer Lingus & Avios Part 1 – Why you should redeem your Avios on Aer Lingus

In one of her tougher Head for Points assignments, Anika spent a few days in Boston recently as the guest of Aer Lingus.  With the bankruptcy of airberlin, Aer Lingus is now the clear choice if you want to redeem Avios points for long-haul business […]

Avios ‘moving to dynamic pricing’ – and other Investor Day news

Every year, British Airways parent company, IAG, holds an investor day for the financial community to update it on what is happening.  The 2017 event took place on Friday. The 126 pages of slides from this are available to the public and you can access […]

It’s back! Get 18,000 Avios for £143 – but now with a big catch

AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, and Ireland’s Irish Independent / Sunday Independent newspapers, have brought back their very generous deal for taking out a digital subscription to the newspapers. You don’t even need to have an AerClub account.  The Avios can be dropped […]

Aer Lingus confirms Philadelphia route – and how to redeem Avios with minimal taxes

Aer Lingus announced a new route from Dublin to Philadelphia yesterday.  This offers a new way to spend your Avios points and a new way of getting to the US without paying heavy taxes and charges. The Philadelphia service will start in late March with […]

Bits: 500 Amex points or Avios for £10 Tesco spend, Aer Lingus launching Philadelphia, new Amex Hong Kong lounge

News in brief: 500 Amex points or Avios when you spend £10 at Tesco A few readers have been in touch about a very generous offer which has appeared on their American Express online statements. Once you have registered, you will get 500 Amex points, […]

Bits: 20% off Best Western, pointless Aer Lingus hotel portal, new Avios Southend-Glasgow route

News in brief: Get 20% off Best Western UK with MasterCard Last week we covered the launch of the new Avios partnership with Best Western.  That article also covered how to get a Best Western status match. You will earn either a flat 500 Avios […]

NEW! Earn Avios at Best Western – and how to get a status match

Avios and British Airways Executive Club have a new hotel partner – Best Western. You may be surprised to learn that Best Western was not already a partner.  It was an existing Virgin Flying Club partner.  (This HFP article lists other hotel chains which are Virgin […]