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Booking Saver fares instead of Low-Saver (sale/promotional)

Booking Saver fares instead of Low-Saver (sale/promotional)

Old Nov 23, 18, 5:40 am
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Booking Saver fares instead of Low-Saver (sale/promotional)

Noticed some additional information in the tiers and benefits page at the bottom (which they have been adding more and more clarifications to recently hence I glance at it every now and then).

You can check whether your fare is a Smart sale or promotional fare when booking on aerlingus.com. Once you have selected your Smart fare you will see the "About your fare" section and under Taxes, Fees and Charges, click the 'Fare Rules' link located at the bottom of the screen to view the Fare Basis Code. The fare class is the first letter of the fare basis code. The fare classes noted above earn 50% of the Smart economy award.

Please note if you do not wish to avail of the Smart (Sale or promotional fares) and would like to purchase the standard Smart Fare which has a higher Tier Credit award and price, please contact our reservations team who will be happy to assist you in making your reservation. For reservation contact details click here.
Checking on the class pre-book has been covered here before but interesting to see EI have now explained on their website how to do it. But also they've obviously been receiving some requests on how to get full 15TP saver fares instead of being booked into the 7.5TP buckets. Not ideal having to contact them directly to do this but guess it's useful if you really want to do it. Be better if they had the BA option of being able to select it as an option on the website.

Personally however I would hesitate about doing that as often moving into the full saver fare bracket might increase the price of the ticket to above the original optional plus fare additional cost anyway. Or at least have that price comparison at hand. I guess some corporate travel policies may mandate saver fares so in this case if you wanted to personally bag some extra TPs at company cost then it's useful.
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Old Nov 23, 18, 6:29 am
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For EU, if you find a A/W fare, going with plus fare is probably going to be cheapest option, you get 25 instead of 7.5, seat selection and a bag...
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