At long last, the holy grail of Tier Point earning for Aer Lingus and British Airways frequent flyers is here. You can fly on BA and earn Tier Credits in the Aer Lingus AerClub or you can fly EI and earn Tier Points in the British Airways Executive Club.

Since both airlines are owned by the same company, it has been a long time coming. This is pretty much a game changer for me and has the potential to completely change my flying pattern. There also may be changes to where I credit certain flights in future.

Tier Point Earning Rates

Happily, the good people at Aer Lingus have put together a couple of tables on their website which shows the Tier Point earning in detail. Both short-haul and long-haul seem to cover off all the various British Airways ticket classes.

For those with Executive Club accounts, the relevant piece of text on this page says, “Collect Tier Points? Yes – effective from 1 April 2024”. The earning table was also expanded earlier this year to cover off all the Aer Lingus fare buckets.

It also appears in BA’s online calculator, showing exactly what you will get. For example, entering in Dublin to Seattle flying Aer Lingus gives you the following results.

It’s excellent to finally see all Aer Lingus classes earning on BA at “normal” rates. Previously there was only a small subset and many were missing, which, coupled with no Tier Points was irritating.

Overall Thoughts

At last, Tier Point earning at Aer Lingus and British Airways is the same. For me, it means I will no longer have to connect over London Heathrow if I don’t want to, just to maintain my status. That potentially means more direct flights from Ireland, which will be better for me and the environment.

For Executive Club members, it opens up Aer Lingus as a viable partner for the first time. People will be able to choose to connect over Dublin to take advantage of lower Air Passenger Duty as well as US immigration preclearance. It has to be a total win for those people as well.

What do you think of the news? Will it be changing your travel pattern? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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