Booking Business Class flights on Aer Lingus to Ireland will cost more British Airways Avios points beginning on April 28, 2015. But for some folks, it may actually be a better deal for getting Big Travel with Small Money than before.
Live and Let’s Fly reports that Aer Lingus is upgrading their Business Class to fully lie-flat seats with massage functions, Wi-Fi, and improvements.
Note: You can use British Airways Avios points on Aer Lingus to fly to Dublin. And those are fairly easy to get with certain travel cards from Chase and American Express. I’ll explain!
Enjoy a Nice Evening at the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin After a Restful Flight in Aer Lingus’ New Business Class
But is it still a good deal?
I get a lot of questions on British Airways Avios points, and started a series on how to use British Airways Avios points 2 years ago and finally finished writing it.
The best short distance awards using British Airways Avios points are ones that cost fewer British Airways Avios points than other airline’s miles.
For example, you can fly round-trip from New York to Cleveland for 9,000 British Airways Avios points.
9,000 British Airways Avios Points Gets You a Round-Trip Coach Ticket From New York to Cleveland
Keep reading to find out other great uses of British Airways Avios points for short distance flights.
Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from many major US cities to Dubai for ~$600 to ~$650 round-trip in coach.
You must book for 2 people to get this deal! And book fast because I’m not sure how long this promotion will last!
You can find this fare on Emirates.
I’ll Show You How You Can Fly Round-Trip to Dubai for Cheap!
First, I must say, I love maps! So I am very biased in favor of this free tool that quickly shows where you can fly with British Airways Avios points!
One of the best uses of British Airways Avios points is for short-haul domestic flights on partner airlines like American Airlines, US Airways, and Alaska Airlines.
That’s because they have a distance-based award chart, which means you’ll pay fewer points (and no fuel surcharges) for shorter trips.
The visual map tool by Wandering Aramean makes it much easier to figure out how many British Airways Avios points you’ll need for a short-haul, nonstop award flight.
Where Can You Go With British Airways Avios Points? This Tool Will Show You!
The site will save you a lot of time. Now you don’t have to look up distances (by using Great Circle Mapper for example) or award charts. I’ll show you how to use it!
And I’ll remind you of 3 easy ways to collect lots of British Airways Avios points for your flights!