Aer Lingus offer a class of travel on some European flights called AerSpace. At the moment AerSpace fares are very competitive on some services between Dublin and London Heathrow.
AerSpace is not business class, however it does give you everything that a business class ticket on other airlines would offer. That includes a 20kg checked bag, the middle seat kept free, lounge access, Fast-Track Security in Dublin and free food and drink on board from the Bia menu.
Right now, some of the AerSpace fares are the second cheapest available out of the four options. You can see below that AerSpace is cheaper than both Plus and Advantage.
I would often travel hand baggage only, which is a Saver fare. That would be €76.39 and I always purchase a seat for €16.99 for a total of €93.38. Since AerSpace is only €5.01 more, it’s a no brainer, considering all the perks you get.
Even better if you can choose a flight with the €98.39 AerSpace fare and is operated by an Airbus A321neo. That will mean you will be seated in the lie-flat business class seats used on transatlantic flights. What a way to travel to London!
One More Advantage!
AerSpace fares earn 50 tier credits in the Aer Lingus AerClub frequent flyer programme. Considering you need 301 to move from Green to Silver, you would need to fly just seven times to earn enough to do that.
Considering the cheap AerSpace fare is €119 from London, it’s totals about €218 for a return flight. That means it would cost you €654 all in plus one flight in Saver to reach Silver. That will give you lounge access, priority boarding, fast-track security and a complimentary carry-on bag as standard. Tempted?
It’s interesting to see the current AerSpace fares being offered between Dublin and London Heathrow. I’ve gone and booked myself on one of them, as it’s very good value compared to what they can sell for.
Who knows how long it will last, so if I were you I’d get along to the Aer Lingus website and make a booking. Just do your best to snag an Airbus A321 NEO, but do remember, the aircraft type could change between booking and flying day so if you do get one, it’s not guaranteed.
Have you flown in AerSpace on Aer Lingus before? What do you think of it? Are these fares tempting you? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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