Tiers and Benefits

Here at AerClub, we recognise the most loyal and frequent Aer Lingus flyers through a new membership tier structure, based on Tier Credits. Discover the four AerClub tiers and their unique combination of travel benefits. Learn how to access each tier and advance from one to the next.

* For details on each benefit click on the relevant tier below.

Tier Credits are the key to unlocking the benefits of AerClub. You earn Tier Credits when you fly with us, and they are awarded based on your route and fare type. The more Tier Credits you earn, the further you'll advance through the AerClub tiers and have more travel benefits to enjoy.


On flights within Europe:

Fare Type Tier Credits earned per one-way flight
Saver (Sale or promotional fares) 7.5
Saver 15
Plus 25
Advantage 50

Sale or promotional fares in Saver economy will earn 50% of the Saver economy award
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

You can check whether your fare is a Saver sale or promotional fare when booking on aerlingus.com. Once you have selected your Saver fare you will see the "About your fare" section and under Taxes, Fees and Charges, click the 'Fare Rules' link located at the bottom of the screen to view the Fare Basis Code. The fare class is the first letter of the fare basis code. The fare classes noted above earn 50% of the Saver award.

Please note, if you do not wish to avail of the Saver (Sale or promotional fares) and would like to purchase the standard Saver Fare which has a higher Tier Credit award and price, please contact our reservations team who will be happy to assist you in making your reservation. For reservation contact details click here.



On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type Tier Credits earned per one-way flight*
Saver 15
Smart (Sale or promotional fares) 25
Smart 50
Flex 75
Business 125
Business Flex** 175

Sale or promotional fares in Smart economy will earn 50% of the Smart economy award
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

You can check whether your fare is a Smart sale or promotional fare when booking on aerlingus.com. Once you have selected your Smart fare you will see the "About your fare" section and under Taxes, Fees and Charges, click the 'Fare Rules' link located at the bottom of the screen to view the Fare Basis Code. The fare class is the first letter of the fare basis code. The fare classes noted above earn 50% of the Smart economy award.

Please note if you do not wish to avail of the Smart (Sale or promotional fares) and would like to purchase the standard Smart Fare which has a higher Tier Credit award and price, please contact our reservations team who will be happy to assist you in making your reservation. For reservation contact details click here.

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.

Green tier Members do not receive a physical membership card. You can download your membership card once you log in.

Collect Avios every time you fly

  • You can collect Avios on Aer Lingus and selected AerClub airline partner flights.

Collect Avios with our retail, travel and leisure partners

  • You can collect Avios on the ground and online with partners like Kildare Village, Holidays with Aer Lingus, the Avios eStore and more.

Spend Avios on flights

  • You can spend Avios on reward flights with Aer Lingus and selected AerClub airline partners.

Earn Tier Credits on Aer Lingus flights

  • The more Tier Credits you earn, the further you'll advance through the tiers and enjoy more AerClub benefits.

Exclusive AerClub Member reward offers

  • Keep a look out for special offers on collecting and spending Avios.


On flights within Europe:

Fare Type One-way flights required*
Saver 21
Plus 13
Advantage 7

Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 41 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type One-way flights required*
Saver 21
Smart 7
Flex 5
Business 3
Business Flex** 2

Sale or promotional Smart economy fare classes amount to 13 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.

Collect 25% extra Avios

  • Boost your Avios balance by collecting 25% extra every time you fly on an Aer Lingus flight.

Priority check in

  • Check in in comfort and style at our dedicated AerClub check-in area (selected airports only).

Fast Track

  • Avail of Fast Track security screening at Dublin, Shannon, London Heathrow and Belfast airports.

Priority boarding

  • Be the first to board the aircraft and relax in your seat.

Lounge access

  • Enjoy access to our Aer Lingus lounges in Ireland, London Heathrow and New York (JFK) as well as applicable lounges on our direct routes to/from the USA, excluding the lounge at San Francisco. Silver members can also access lounges in European airports where available. AerClub Silver Members simply need to present a valid AerClub Membership card, along with your Aer Lingus boarding card to access the lounge. Lounge access is subject to availability.


On flights within Europe:

Fare Type One-way flights required*
Saver 41
Plus 25
Advantage 13

Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 81 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type One-way flights required*
Saver 41
Smart 13
Flex 9
Business 5
Business Flex** 4

Sale or promotional Smart economy fare classes amount to 25 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.

Collect 50% extra Avios

  • Boost your Avios balance by collecting 50% extra every time you fly on an Aer Lingus flight.

Access to 51st&Green lounge at Dublin Airport

  • Subject to availability and presentation of your AerClub Membership card, you and your guest can access this lounge.

Fast track and Lounge access for a guest

  • Bring your travel companion with you through fast track and on to the lounge. Relax and enjoy. Lounge access is subject to availability and presentation of your AerClub Membership card.

Complimentary upgrade

  • Enjoy a one way complimentary upgrade per year to business class on a transatlantic flight. First book your economy flight and then request your Platinum upgrade by emailing aerclubupgrade@aerlingus.com with your flight details. Upgrades are subject to AerClub allocation availability.
    If you move up to Platinum before your next anniversary date, you'll enjoy one complimentary upgrade to be used in advance of your tier expiry date. Your complimentary upgrade is not available on reward flights. If unused, upgrades will expire on your tier expiry date.

Priority waiting list for complimentary upgrade

  • As a Platinum Member, your request for a Business Class upgrade will be given priority when you are on a waiting list.


On flights within Europe:

Fare Type One-way flights required*
Saver 71
Plus 43
Advantage 22

Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 141 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type One-way flights required*
Saver 71
Smart 22
Flex 15
Business 9
Business Flex** 7

Sale or promotional Smart economy fare classes amount to 43 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.

Collect 75% extra Avios

  • Boost your Avios balance by collecting 75% extra every time you fly on an Aer Lingus flight.

Four complimentary upgrades*

  • Enjoy four complimentary upgrades per anniversary year to business class on a transatlantic flight.
    First book your economy flights and then request your Concierge upgrade by emailing or calling your dedicated helpline, on the back of your card, with your flight details. Upgrades are subject to AerClub allocation availability.
    If you move up to Concierge before your next anniversary date, you can avail of four complimentary upgrades to be used in advance of your tier expiry date. Your complimentary upgrades are not available on reward flights. If unused, upgrades will expire on your tier expiry date.

Designated Concierge help desk

  • On the back of your Concierge Membership card you will find a dedicated phone number for any queries you may have.

Companion ticket

  • Receive one return companion ticket per year to bring a companion with you on your journey. First book your flight and then request your Companion ticket by emailing or calling your dedicated helpline on the back of your card with your flight details.
    Subject to availability, the companion ticket will be issued in the same fare class as the fare paid for by the Concierge Member. For example, if the Concierge Member books a business class ticket, the companion will be booked business class. This is a discounted fare, taxes, fees and charges apply. This cannot be used in conjunction with a complementary business class upgrade.
    If you move up to Concierge before your next anniversary date, you can avail of one companion ticket to be used in advance of your tier expiry date.

Guaranteed seat on a full flight

  • If a flight is fully booked we will guarantee you a confirmed reservation on the flight. This benefit applies on a full fare Economy Class and must be requested a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
    Please note a maximum of two Concierge Members can avail of this benefit on any particular flight. Please call your dedicated Concierge phone line.

Complimentary Wi-Fi on transatlantic flights

  • With up to 400MB of complimentary Wi-Fi you can catch up on work, keep in touch with friends and family or simply browse your favourite sites, all from the comfort of your seat. Subject to availability.

Waive change fees and refund administration fees for all bookings

  • Change or cancel your flight without incurring any change fees and or refund administration fees.
    Please note that this benefit covers change fees only and any fare difference must be paid. The Change fee waivers can only be processed through contacting or dedicated Concierge phone number on the back of your card. This is not available online.

Complimentary Membership

  • Nominate a Green tier companion to receive Silver AerClub Membership which is valid until your tier expiry date.
    If you move up to Concierge before your next anniversary date, you'll enjoy one complimentary Silver Membership to be used in advance of your Concierge tier expiry date. Simply nominate the Green tier Member you would like to receive this benefit.

Travel earlier than scheduled

  • As a Concierge Member you get the highest priority on a waiting list to travel earlier than scheduled. To avail of this please contact the Concierge dedicated phone line or Aer Lingus ticket desk. We are unable to facilitate this request in our lounges. Fare difference applies.

*Platinum upgrade coupons expire when the Platinum tier expires. Once the Concierge Tier is achieved the account is credited with 4 complimentary upgrade coupons to be used in advance of the Concierge tier expiry date



On flights within Europe:

Fare Type One-way flights required*
Saver 71
Plus 43
Advantage 22

Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 141 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type One-way flights required*
Saver 71
Smart 22
Flex 15
Business 9
Business Flex** 7

Sale or promotional Smart economy fare classes amount to 43 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.