Aer Lingus and AerClub

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.

Which airlines will let you book now with flexibility for late 2020 and early 2021?

A reader recently got in touch to suggest we write an article on how you are protected if you book cash flights now for later this year or early 2021. It was a good idea.  After all, you may wish to book with the airline […]

Aer Lingus cancels all flights on two US routes to Miami and Minneapolis-St Paul

Aer Lingus has done an excellent job of building out its North American routes over the last few years.  IAG has been trying to position Aer Lingus as a ‘value’ carrier across the Atlantic, but the truth is that it has a very good business […]

Comair, the British Airways franchise in South Africa, is in trouble

Comair, the British Airways franchise operator in South Africa – in which BA has a circa 10% shareholding – has filed for ‘business rescue’. This is not necessarily the end of line.  ‘Business rescue’ is similar to Chapter 11 in the United States, and allows […]

IAG takes UK Government funding, despite British Airways saying it wouldn’t as an excuse for 12,000 job cuts

The British Airways redundancy saga took a new twist this morning as IAG, BA’s parent company, announced its results for the three months to March. When British Airways announced its 12,000 redundancies, it was partly pitched as a way of keeping the airline from having […]

How to save tax on US Avios redemptions by flying with Aer Lingus (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 12)

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

Where can I fly with Avios from UK regional airports? (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 10)

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

How to use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ on British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 9)

This article looks at how you use ‘Part Pay With Avios’. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. ‘Part Pay With Avios’ […]

A Beginners Guide to Using Avios Points (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 1)

How do you book flights using Avios points?  How do you book flights with partner airlines?  And is it worth redeeming Avios for hotels, wine, car hire or experiences?  Starting today, we are running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. The “Avios Redemption […]

Receive 50% bonus Avios points in Aer Lingus AerClub with SuperValu Real Rewards

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 […]

Which good miles and points deals are ending today?

We have temporarily suspended our fortnightly ‘deals ending soon’ feature.  The majority of the deals were flight and hotel related and there isn’t much of that going on at the moment! We are keeping the list going in the background, and we’ll continue to let […]

Virgin Atlantic offers incentives to rebook flights, Aer Lingus gives a 10% bonus and Lufthansa offers €50 – will BA follow suit?

Now that the majority of flights are grounded, different airlines are choosing different strategies on how they try and retain future customer bookings. (We are not, for once, talking about the ‘strategy’ of denying customers their legal right for a full refund on cancelled flights, […]

Can you access Aer Lingus airport lounges with British Airways Executive Club status?

If you are looking for an example of the unnecessary complexities that airlines and loyalty schemes can impose, you will struggle to beat the lounge access rules for Aer Lingus if you have British Airways status.  The fact that the two airlines are owned by the […]

Get 700 bonus Avios points with an Avis car rental

Aer Lingus AerClub is offering 700 bonus Avios when you book a 3+ day Avis car rental. You must book by 31st March for collection by 31st May.  The deal is valid in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and […]

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