There are AerClub changes coming soon for Aer Lingus frequent flyers. Everyone’s anniversary date is now being harmonised so that everyone has the same period for earning Tier Credits. This is the same thing British Airways recently announced for their Executive Club members, however things are far simpler at the Irish airline.

Those people who have status are really getting a very good deal out of this. Nobody is losing out and in fact, quite the opposite will be true in many instances. Let’s have a look at what is going on.

Aer Lingus AerClub Changes

The new earning period will run from 1 April to 31 March each year, commencing on 1 April 2024. At this time, all Tier Credits will be reset to zero and everyone will commence their new year.

Anyone with Silver, Platinum or Concierge status will have their status extended to 31 March 2025, no matter when they were originally scheduled to lose it. If anyone already has an expiry date after 31 March 2025, your status will be extended to 31 March 2026. This means everyone receives more than they would have had originally, a win.

Your Tier will be recalculated based on your earning from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. This means that if you have enough Tier Credits you will go up to or maintain your Silver, Platinum or Concierge level. Nobody will go down a tier, even if you do not have enough credits.

All other benefits such as upgrade vouchers will be maintained as normal. Anyone going up to a new tier will receive the usual coupons that come with the new status (if any).

Overall Thoughts

The Aer Lingus AerClub changes to harmonise the anniversary dates are really quite straightforward. Everyone with status will receive an extension, and if you have earned enough Tier Credits between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024 to move up a tier, you will be moved up.

All of this is far simpler than the British Airways example, which was quite frankly done in the most difficult way possible. Aer Lingus have made it simple and will reward people by extending their status. Some will get more than others, but that’s the nature of the current anniversary dates. I don’t believe it could have been any fairer.

What do you think of the AerClub changes? Are you a happy camper or is there some issue with this that you have found? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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