15 June 2015

redeeming BA points on EI flights

Whilst Aer Lingus isn't a member of OneWorld you can redeem your British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer points on Aer Lingus flights ... by phoning up BAEC - they don't show up online.

However, if you have a United frequent flyer account, the EI reward flights do show up ... so whilst availability for BA will probably be different on some dates, it may be a helpful starting point.

I recently phoned up BA to ask about flights from Knock to London Gatwick ... and was pleasantly surprised to be told that if they have availability, the taxes/charges would be 27.30 gbp in addition to the 4,500 BAEC points (although NOC charge all passengers a 10 euro exit fee in addition).  Considering the price of some reward flights, I didn't think this was too bad.

Sadly they didn't have availability for almost a week after I wanted to fly, so I didn't book.

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