Wide Open Aer Lingus Business Class Saver Award Space

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Aer Lingus currently has wide open business class saver award space from now through the end of scheduling on several routes, including Boston, Cleveland, JFK, and Newark to Dublin and other European cities.

There are many ways to book travel on Aer Lingus.

You can use 50K BA Avios one-way off-peak or 60K BA Avios peak, but you won’t want to do that due to fuel surcharges:

 

 

Rather you can join the Aer Lingus AerClub here and redeem points for Aer Lingus flights on Avios.com with low surcharges. If your browser errors out using Avios.com, just go here to start again. You may need to logout and back in again.

Off-peak peak awards are 50K Avios, while peak awards are 60K Avios:

 

 

 

 

You can also use 82K United miles with no fuel surcharges.

United’s legacy award calendar is also the best way to search for availability, no matter how you’ll book the Aer Lingus tickets.

 

 

 

Avios.com is blocking availability from Cleveland, though you can try calling Aer Lingus to book, or you can use United miles or BA Avios:

 

Will you book any award travel on Aer Lingus?

You can transfer Avios between BA, Iberia, Qatar, and Aer Lingus, free of charge.

  • You can transfer AMEX, Capital One, Chase, Or Citi points to Avios at a 1:1 ratio or Marriott points to Avios at a 60K:25K ratio.

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points include:

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Ink Business Cash® Credit Card has a record high 90K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a record high 90K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited® has a signup bonus offering 3 points per dollar on up to $20K of spending in your first 12 month, afterwards earn at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

If you or a friend has one of the following Citi cards, you can transfer points into miles:

  • Citi Premier has a 80,000 point bonus for spending $4,000 in 3 months, 3 points per dollar on airfare, hotels, travel agents, groceries, gas, and dining. $95 annual fee. Read more here.

Citi no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • The Citi Double Cash card offers 2% cash back or 2 points per dollar spent everywhere that can be transferred into ThankYou points. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles. No annual fee. Read more here.
  • The Citi Custom Cash Card offers 5 points per dollar on up to $500 in purchases in your top eligible spending category each billing cycle. This is marketed as 5% cash back, but will actually come in the form of 5 ThankYou points per dollar spent! Eligible categories include Restaurants, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Select Travel, Select Transit, Select Streaming Services, Drugstores, Home Improvement Stores, Fitness Clubs, and Live Entertainment. You will also get 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months. No annual fee. Read more here.
  • The Citi Rewards+ Card offering 20,000 points for spending $1,500 in 3 months. This card can’t transfer points on its own, but can transfer points if you have one of the Citi cards above. This card automatically rounds up rewards earned on every purchase to the nearest 10 points, meaning you earn 10 points on a $0.50 Amazon balance reload. Earn 2 points on $6K in annual spending at supermarkets, and a 10% points rebate when you redeem points, up to a 10K points rebate per year. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles and get a 10% points rebate on transferred or redeemed miles. No annual fee. Read more here.

Capital One cards with transferable points include:

Marriott cards with transferable points include:

HT: Yaalili, via DDF and Kyle Potter


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12 Comments On "Wide Open Aer Lingus Business Class Saver Award Space"

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A

Can you get to Eretz Yisroel using Air Lingus?

Israeli

No but soon they will have El Al from Dublin so could be a good stopover spot and then continue with El Al.

@Dan- I thought Aer Lingus could be booked with JB points? Does that not work anymore?

Daniel

After joining Aer Lingus, can you transfer BA Avios into your new account? Or do you transfer them in from Chase? Or both?

DD

Is avios.com the awards platform from air lingus?

ejf

Dan, is there a way to do using Jet Blue? I think they are partners….

ejf

Dan, any way to access using jetblue points?

John

Front of the plane BOS-DUB is a waste of points. Last time I flew Aer Lingus from BOS in coach, the flight lasted 4 hrs 15 mins. 13k avios and about $110. That flight was over an hour less than transcontinental flights.

MF

Dan,
I noticed an interesting thing, united may have access to a partner airline I class inventory when you can’t find it on any other airline of star alliance. I have even booked such awards. does anybody know why? I have seen this when there are 2 flights involved 1 flight is available to all *a partners and the second only to united.???

David

@Dan
Can I log in to Avios with my BA login Info or I have to create a separate log in for Avios?

tassojunior

Aer Lingus is refusing to reinstate avios.com miles on cancellations saying it is a “3rd party” booking. This has been a fight for a couple months. Avios.com needs to have a cancellation policy or IAG needs to step in.

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