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  • Skywalker 697 posts

    Email received about changes to the program dates, similar to BA.

    In Aer Lingus’ own words, all done to “enhance your experience” 🙂

    peasoup 3 posts

    Not enhancing mine!
    My current qualification date is end of may. I’ve got a return flight in April that would have tipped me into platinum.
    Not anymore 😡

    peasoup 3 posts

    Definitely not enhancing mine!
    My current qualification date in end of may. I’ve got a flight at end of April that would have tipped me into platinum.
    Not anymore it would seem 😡

    Super Secret Stuff 364 posts

    It’s not an enhancement, it’s to align with BA / other IAG airlines so they can get on a single loyalty platform

    FlyinAbout 3 posts

    It’s not an enhancement, it’s to align with BA / other IAG airlines so they can get on a single loyalty platform

    Once they do that I’m worried about downgrades of the silver tier benefits. Not sure it’s going to work out well overall

    travelersolo 62 posts

    Not enhancing mine!
    My current qualification date is end of may. I’ve got a return flight in April that would have tipped me into platinum.
    Not anymore 😡

    Is it worth contacting aer club given you are so close to hitting platinum they could bump you up to platinum as you say you have April travel booked already.

    I’m concierge with 400 tier points 3 months into my membership year so pretty bummed these will be cleared for my account in a few weeks. I currently have 4 upgrade vouchers I had planned on using this year but now have to stretch these out to Apr 2025

    Super Secret Stuff 364 posts

    It’s not an enhancement, it’s to align with BA / other IAG airlines so they can get on a single loyalty platform

    Once they do that I’m worried about downgrades of the silver tier benefits. Not sure it’s going to work out well overall

    Probably not going to work out well for anyone but they’ll end up losing out to other airlines

    TGLoyalty 528 posts

    Not enhancing mine!
    My current qualification date is end of may. I’ve got a return flight in April that would have tipped me into platinum.
    Not anymore 😡

    But they will go back to 1/3/23 so if you have any prior to this year they’ll count. Also worth asking if they have a grace period or can make an exception due to the change. You might find you’re okay.

    peasoup 3 posts

    Not enhancing mine!
    My current qualification date is end of may. I’ve got a return flight in April that would have tipped me into platinum.
    Not anymore 😡

    Is it worth contacting aer club given you are so close to hitting platinum they could bump you up to platinum as you say you have April travel booked already.

    I’m concierge with 400 tier points 3 months into my membership year so pretty bummed these will be cleared for my account in a few weeks. I currently have 4 upgrade vouchers I had planned on using this year but now have to stretch these out to Apr 2025

    Not a bad idea, and certainly nothing lost by trying

    peasoup 3 posts

    Not enhancing mine!
    My current qualification date is end of may. I’ve got a return flight in April that would have tipped me into platinum.
    Not anymore 😡

    But they will go back to 1/3/23 so if you have any prior to this year they’ll count. Also worth asking if they have a grace period or can make an exception due to the change. You might find you’re okay.

    I totted up back to march last year but doesn’t add enough unfortunately.

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