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Good news for folks with British Airways Avios points (or Starwood points)!
Via Mile Value, Aer Lingus has lots of open Business Class award seats from the West Coast to Dublin in July and August 2017! So you can travel to Europe in style this summer.
I’ll show you how to search for award seats and book your flight!
Fly From the West Coast to Ireland in Business Class This Summer!
Here’s something you don’t see every day! Aer Lingus has empty Business Class award seats to Dublin on most days in July and August 2017.
These seats probably won’t last long. So if you’re interested in flying to Europe in Business Class from San Francisco or Los Angeles, you should book sooner rather than later!
To fly Business Class on Aer Lingus, it will cost you 70,000 United Airlines miles or 75,000 British Airways Avios points one-way. And both have very low taxes and fees!
Because of the current British Airways hotel points transfer bonus, it could be a good idea to transfer Starwood points to British Airways to book this flight. That’s because you’ll receive a 35% bonus when you transfer your Starwood points to British Airways. On top of the 5,000 bonus points you’ll receive when you transfer Starwood points in increments of 20,000.
As Mile Value points out, you can book a Business Class flight from the West Coast to Dublin for just 46,000 Starwood points (46,000 Starwood points + 10,000 bonus points for transferring 2 increments of 20,000 points + 35% transfer bonus)!
How to Search for Award Seats
You can search day by day to find an Aer Lingus flight with award seats. You can see which airline operates the flight to the left of each flight, below the dates and times.
When you find the flight you want, call British Airways at 800-247-9297 and give them the flight information!
Note: Even if you don’t want to visit Dublin, this is a great way to fly to Europe in Business Class. Then you can hop around Europe on budget airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet!
And if you aren’t interested in Business Class, here’s how to get to Dublin for extra cheap with British Airways Avios points!
Need More British Airways Avios Points?
There are lots of ways to earn more British Airways Avios points. You can transfer points from flexible points programs, like American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, or Starwood Preferred Guest.
Or sign-up for the Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card. You’ll earn 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
Aer Lingus has lots of open Business Class award seats to Europe from the West Coast this summer. And because of the current British Airways promotion, you can book a Business Class seat to Europe for just 46,000 Starwood points!
Will you be heading to Dublin in a lie-flat seat this summer?