Aer Lingus (EI) Awards and Redemptions

Old Jun 19, 19, 12:44 pm
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Aer Lingus (EI) Awards and Redemptions

Searching SFO-LHR using miles I see Aer Lingus as an option. 280k miles 1-way in business. For that price you'd better get to keep the plane after the flight.

Also the pricing seems to be flexible, since sometimes main is 60k and sometimes 80k.

I'm not sure if this will actually ticket or if this is some test that's not supposed to be public. It's not in the award chart.


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Old Jun 19, 19, 12:48 pm
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Makes EK F seem like a steal now!
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Old Jun 19, 19, 12:51 pm
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Given the one way fare is around $2960, that is just about a 1 cent point value. Welcome to revenue based award pricing. Grab them now before those seats disappear
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Old Jun 19, 19, 12:57 pm
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Yea. Looks like it's live. I'm seeing direct flights from SEA to DUB. 30k for coach... 280k for business. For that price I'll keep shelling out 70k+600$ for BA FC. Far superior product.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 1:03 pm
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Again, it's not in the chart, and I can't believe that they are really planning on offering this at almost 3x the cost of Emirates and almost 5x the cost of just about everyone else. I'm not sure it's "live". We saw the same thing with SQ a while ago.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 1:15 pm
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It's definitely dynamic, or plain wrong. On Oct. 14, for example, DUB-ORD, one of the Econ flights is 30K, while the other is 60K...But we still don't have SQ, so I'm not counting on this...
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Old Jun 19, 19, 1:33 pm
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280k in biz one way? LOL. I've been saving up miles hoping for round trip J tickets to the UK late next year, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 1:47 pm
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Aer Lingus coach isn't bad in the exit row aisle seat (where you enter the plane) on the 757. I had infinite legroom. It was on the DUB-BDL flight, which may be a different layout as it's a wet lease from ASL Ireland I believe. For a 6.5 hour flight there was no way I was shelling out for their J product.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 1:54 pm
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Interesting. This shows the cabin classes (60K for N class, 80K for G class). They are not award inventory. So no, this is far from live. I don't know why we get to see this backroom work, though.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by 91foxbody View Post
280k in biz one way? LOL. I've been saving up miles hoping for round trip J tickets to the UK late next year, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen.
DL is often 320,000 miles one way in biz from SFO to LON. AS's IT is just a bit further behind DL's but that is definitely the trend.
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The plus is if you book at these high rates in non-award classes, you'll at least earn some miles
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Old Jun 19, 19, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by sfozrhfco View Post
DL is often 320,000 miles one way in biz from SFO to LON. AS's IT is just a bit further behind DL's but that is definitely the trend.
That's crazy. How can they justify BA F for 70k (plus some crazy fees) vs. 280k for Aer Lingus?

Side note: Don't jack up the AA/BA F redemption rates, please!
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Old Jun 19, 19, 2:19 pm
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I saw the same thing looking at a Seattle-Rome booking. No thanks on the 280,000 miles each way. Suddenly BA is looking pretty good!

I'm guessing in the next year or so we will see BA J jump as their new and very nice J product in introduced.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 2:22 pm
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But will it ticket?
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