Economy award fare type?

Old Jan 16, 19, 7:14 am
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Economy award fare type?

I'm looking at booking some award tickets and am trying to value the Avios redemption compared to the paid fare. What type of economy fare is given with an award ticket (intra-EU)? Saver/Plus/Advantage? Somewhere in between? Do I get to at least select my seats, get check-in baggage allowance, etc.

Would be great to have similar information for Transatlantic flights as well!

I can't seem to find that information anywhere, which means it's probably in a very obvious place...
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Old Jan 16, 19, 8:22 am
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Basically it's a plus fare. Baggage yes and I think seats but you have to call them once the booking is made. Can't do it online
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Old Jan 16, 19, 8:27 am
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Not quite a plus fare, its a standard GDS economy like the old days.

So bag + seat selection (though this is likely just a normal seat not exit or preferred), be prepared for some fun and games to get a seat allocated as the ticket was not sold by Aer Lingus and cannot be changed online and the call centre will be a bit problematic about it, best call the Aer Club number if a member
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Old Jan 16, 19, 8:40 am
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Can't remember the exact details but is it also changeable/refundable minus some small charge(35) and maybe some avios....? Below from reward flight T&Cs I had in the past and seems to ring through from what I have read on boards here also.

Changes to bookings for Reward travel on flights operated by Airline
Partners are permitted via our Customer Services Department only in
respect of date, time, class and service. Such changes may only be made
by the Member or an individual nominated in accordance with Section B.4.6.
If more than one price option is available for a flight, it is not possible to
change the price option chosen by a Member after a booking has been
made. All permitted changes are subject to capacity limitations and may not
be made after the time 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the first
flight in the Reward travel itinerary. Unless otherwise stated a per person
fee of 35 will be payable for each permitted change. For the avoidance of
doubt, name changes are not permitted.
G.5.14. The route applicable to a Reward travel booking may be changed
provided that the new route selected would, as at the date the change is
requested, require the redemption of the same amount of Points and/or
cash as was redeemed in making the original booking. Route changes are
only permitted for Reward travel bookings which (other than for the payment
of taxes, fees and charges) are purchased using Points only.
G.5.15. Unless otherwise stated a per person fee of 35 will be charged if
bookings for Reward travel on Airline Partners are cancelled by the Member
prior to departure. Provided a cancellation is made more than 24 hours prior
to the scheduled departure of the first flight in the Reward itinerary the
Points charged for the Reward will be re-credited to the Member's account.
G.5.16. If flight bookings for Reward travel are cancelled by the Member

within 24 hours of departure, Points in respect of the Reward will not be re-
credited to the Member. In the event you are prevented from travelling by an

Event Beyond Your Control we will refund your Points provided you have an
unused Reward, have informed us promptly and provided evidence of the
Event Beyond Your Control and paid the applicable 35 per person fee.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 8:44 am
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Thanks a million! The EI site says "Feel like adding a seat, bag or priority boarding to your reward flight booking? Simply contact us..." and I didn't know whether an additional fee was necessarily required. Otherwise what's the point?
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