There is a targeted offer happening at the moment, where you can earn up to 125,000 bonus Avios with the Chase Aer Lingus Visa Signature Credit Card. This is an extra 50,000 Avios on top of the standard bonus of 75,000 points.
If you have received the e-mail about it, it is a very good deal as you can do a lot with 125,000 Avios points. Even the standard offer of 75,000 Avios is far more than what Irish consumers get on the Aer Lingus Bank of Ireland credit card, but the US market is far more competitive than the Irish one.
Chase Aer Lingus Offer
The standard bonus on the Chase Aer Lingus card is 75,000 Avios when you spend $5,000 in three months. I wouldn’t say no to that, even with the $95 annual fee on the card.
You then earn Avios on your spend, which is 3 Avios per dollar on flights with Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia. Additionally, you receive 2 points per dollar on hotel bookings directly booked with hotels, and 1 point per dollar on all other spend.
The card also gets you priority boarding on transatlantic Aer Lingus flights and a companion ticket if you spend over $30,000 in a year. All the finer details are on the bank’s website here.
In the current targeted promotion, if you spend $20,000 on the card within the first 12 months after opening, you receive an additional 50,000 Avios. If you’re a US based AerClub frequent flyer, check your e-mails to see if you received the offer e-mail.
It would be nice to live in the United States, as I’d be all over this like a rash. I’m always looking to increase my Avios balance and this provides a very good way to do that.
The other benefit of having Avios is that they are transferrable. You can send them from Aer Lingus to British Airways and Iberia and from British Airways to Qatar Airways. That opens up many more possibilities when it comes to redeeming the points. All you need to have is a frequent flyer account with the other airlines and use the Combine My Avios function.
Did you receive the targeted Chase Aer Lingus offer? How does it compare to what other airlines offer in the US? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.