Aer Lingus gifting AerClub members bonus Tier Credits amid travel slowdown
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Irish carrier and Avios member Aer Lingus is providing its AerClub loyalty members with additional Tier Credits to assist with their requalification, as members have reduced their travel during the coronavirus pandemic.
As first reported by Travel Update, AerClub is giving members 33% extra Tier Credits to assist them with either maintaining their status or reaching a higher status level. The bonus applies even to Green members, which is the entry-level status. Numerous AerClub members on Flyertalk have confirmed the same bonus amounts after the airline notified them by email:
|AerClub Tier||Tier Credits required each membership year||Bonus Tier Credits members have received|
|Green||0 – 300||25|
|Silver||301 – 600||100|
|Platinum||601 – 1,050||200|
Aer Lingus is owned by IAG, the parent company of British Airways. BA recently announced it would reduce Executive Club status thresholds by 30% but only for those members with membership year-end dates in March, April and May. TPG U.K.’s Nicky Kelvin has suggested British Airways should do more to help its elite members maintain status.
Other airlines have instead provided generous status extensions to all members.
Featured image by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy.