how to book aer lingus with avios

You can make your reservation in Aer Lingus with Avios through the official website, the official App or with the British Airways Executive Club Website or App

 

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How to book Aer Lingus flights with Avios step by step

Aer Lingus Website

Booking Aer Lingus flights with Avios can be done in a few simple steps:

  1. Navigate to Aer Lingus’s website https://www.aerlingus.com/html/en-US/home.html and create an account or sign in if you already have one. You can sign up for free on the Avios website.
  2. Select “Rewards Booking” from the menu and choose “Book With Avios.” or Access the Avios booking page by clicking “Redeem Avios” at the top of the Avios website.
  3. Select your departure and arrival airports, along with the dates of your flight. You can also filter your search based on the number of Avios you want to use, the time of day you want to fly, and the type of cabin you prefer.
  4. Choose the flight that meets your requirements by clicking on the “Book” button.
  5. Provide your passport information and contact details, including your Avios account number and PIN.
  6. Opt for your preferred payment method to cover the flight cost. You can use Avios points, cash, or a credit card.
  7. Review your booking information to ensure accuracy before finalizing it by clicking on the “Confirm” button.

 

Aer Lingus App:

  1. Download and install the Aer Lingus app on your mobile device.
  2. Create an account or sign in if you already have one.
  3. Tap on the “Rewards Booking” option on the app’s home screen.
  4. Enter your preferred travel dates and search for flights.
  5. Select the flight you want to book and follow the on-screen instructions to complete your Avios booking.

 

BA Executive Club Website or App:

You can also book Aer Lingus flights with Avios using British Airways Executive Club’s website https://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_gb or app.

  1. Sign in to your Executive Club account and select “Book a Reward Flight.”
  2. Select “Aer Lingus” from the list of partner airlines and enter your preferred travel dates.
  3. Search for flights and select the one you want to book with Avios.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your booking.

Please note that you may need to have certain Avios Tier Status to be eligible to book Aer Lingus flights with Avios.

 

What are Avios?

Avios are a loyalty currency that can be used to book flights, hotel stays, and car rentals with a variety of airlines and partners. They are earned through flying with participating airlines, staying at participating hotels, and using other partners’ services.

 

How to earn Avios

There are many ways to earn Avios, including:

  • Flying with Aer Lingus: For every flight you book with Aer Lingus, you will earn Avios based on the distance of the flight. For example, if you fly from Dublin to London, you will earn 1,000 Avios.
  • Staying at participating hotels: You can earn Avios by staying at participating hotels, such as Marriott, Hilton, and IHG. The amount of Avios you earn will vary depending on the hotel and the length of your stay.
  • Using other partners’ services: You can also earn Avios by using other partners’ services, such as renting cars with Avis or Hertz, or booking car parking with NCPS.

 

How to redeem Avios

Avios can be redeemed for flights, hotel stays, car rentals, and more. To redeem Avios for flights with Aer Lingus, you will need to book your flight through the Avios website or app. You can also redeem Avios for flights with other partner airlines, but the redemption rates may be different.

 

How many Avios do I need for an Aer Lingus flight?

The number of Avios you need for an Aer Lingus flight depends on your destination, travel dates, and the type of fare you choose.

In general, you can expect to pay between 2,000 and 12,000 Avios for a one-way economy class flight on Aer Lingus. Business class flights typically require more Avios, ranging from 6,000 to 30,000 Avios.

The redemption rates for Aer Lingus flights with Avios vary depending on the fare class, the time of year, and the availability of award seats. However, in general, you can expect to pay between 2,500 and 10,000 Avios for a one-way flight within Europe.

 

The factors that can affect the number of Avios you need for an Aer Lingus flight:

  • Seasonal demand: Flights during peak seasons (summer and holidays) typically require more Avios than flights during off-peak seasons.
  • Weekends vs. weekdays: Flights on weekends typically require more Avios than flights on weekdays.
  • Flight duration: Longer flights typically require more Avios than shorter flights.
  • Aviation fuel surcharges: Some flights may have additional fuel surcharges that are not covered by Avios.

You can check the exact number of Avios required for your specific flight by using the Aer Lingus website or app.

 

Tips for booking Aer Lingus flights with Avios

Here are a few tips for booking Aer Lingus flights with Avios:

  • Be flexible with your travel dates and times. This will give you more options and may help you find flights that are more affordable.
  • Book your flights in advance. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the best redemption rates.
  • Consider flying on weekdays and off-peak hours. These flights are typically cheaper than flights on weekends and peak hours.
  • Sign up for alerts from Aer Lingus and Avios. This will let you know when there are special offers and promotions on flights and Avios redemptions.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Aer Lingus reward flights and Avios award flights?

The terms “Aer Lingus reward flights” and “Avios award flights” are often used interchangeably, but there is a slight difference between the two.

Aer Lingus reward flights are flights that are eligible to be booked using Aer Lingus’s own reward program, AerClub. AerClub members can earn points on Aer Lingus flights and use those points to redeem flights on Aer Lingus and other partner airlines.

Avios award flights are flights that can be booked using Avios, which is a currency that is used by a number of different airlines, including British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus. Avios can be earned and redeemed on a variety of airlines, including Aer Lingus.

So, the main difference between Aer Lingus reward flights and Avios award flights is that Aer Lingus reward flights can only be booked using AerClub points. Avios award flights can be booked using Avios, regardless of which airline operates the flight.

 

Can I use Avios to book Aer Lingus business class flights?

Yes, you can use Avios to book Aer Lingus business class flights. The number of Avios required for an Aer Lingus business class flight will vary depending on your destination, travel dates, and the type of fare you choose. In general, you can expect to pay between 6,000 and 30,000 Avios for a one-way business class flight on Aer Lingus.

 

Can I upgrade my Aer Lingus flight with Avios?

Yes, you can upgrade your Aer Lingus flight with Avios. However, upgrades are subject to availability, and there is no guarantee that you will be able to upgrade your flight.

To upgrade your Aer Lingus flight with Avios, you will need to contact Aer Lingus customer service and request an upgrade. You will need to provide your flight information, your AerClub membership number, and the number of Avios you would like to use for the upgrade.

The cost of an upgrade with Avios will vary depending on the flight, the class of service you are upgrading to, and your Avios Tier Status.

  • Economy Class to Business Class: 2,500-5,000 Avios
  • Business Class to First Class: 5,000-10,000 Avios

Here are some tips for upgrading your Aer Lingus flight with Avios:

  • Upgrade early, as upgrades are typically more available for flights departing weeks or months in advance.
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and routes.
  • Upgrade during off-peak times.
  • Consider flying on weekdays.

 

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