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.

British Airways launches an August-only US Business sale from Dublin

British Airways has launched a range of attractive Club World business class fares out of Dublin, exclusively for travel in August.  Only the US seems to be included. Here are some examples: Dublin to New York JFK – €1,337 return  Dublin to San Francisco – €1,629 […]

Save 20% on almost all hotels, everywhere via an Aer Lingus AerClub promo!

AerClub is the Avios-based reward scheme for Aer Lingus, BA’s sister airline.  The ability to pay for hotels (and car hire and experiences, but we’re focusing on hotels here) has just been introduced to AerClub. AerClub has been running an interesting offer.  You can save […]

Bits: redeem your Groupon Ireland vouchers today, BA suspends Oakland and Fuerteventura, Gulf Air sale

News in brief: Redeem your Groupon Ireland vouchers from today A quick reminder that if you bought any cheap Avios through the recent Groupon Ireland promotion, you can redeem your voucher from today at In theory you can only credit these to an Aer […]

Part 2: Will the A330-200 encourage Virgin to abandon the Upper Class herringbone seat?

This is part two of my review of Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic’s A330-200 fleet.  Part 1 is here.  These aircraft were inherited from airberlin to replace Virgin’s faulty Boeing 787-9 fleet and are about to receive a refurbishment. In this part, I want to consider […]

…. and here’s the Aer Lingus peak and off peak Avios calendar for 2019

In our other article today we published the Iberia and British Airways peak and off peak calendars for 2019 which are very useful when planning reward flights, especially during school holidays. Since 2017 Aer Lingus also has its own peak and off peak calendar. Three periods […]

ENDS TONIGHT: Buy up to 84,000 cheap Avios, from 0.7p, via Groupon – but this time via Ireland

It’s back! You can buy cheap Avios points – from 0.71p – simply by heading over to Groupon. The link for the deal is here. This time there is a fundamental change to the offer, and it is for the better.  It is being run […]

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 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 […]