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.

1 Where available

2 Subject to availability

3 If a flight is fully booked we will guarantee you a confirmed reservation on the flight. This benefit applies to Economy Class only and must be booked 24 hours in advance. Please note a maximum of two Concierge members can avail of this benefit on any particular flight.

4 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.

See a full description of each benefit at the end of this page

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.

What you need to know about Tier Credits:

  • You earn Tier Credits on Aer Lingus flights only.
  • The number of Tier Credits you earn depends on your fare type and fare class - in general, you'll earn more Tier Credits in premium cabins and on flexible fares.
  • Tier Credits cannot be bought, shared or spent - their sole purpose is to advance you through the tiers of AerClub.
  • You earn Tier Credits over a 365 day period based on your anniversary date, which is the date you joined AerClub.
  • Tier Credits are reset to zero at the end of your membership year.

Anniversary dates and Tier Credits:

Tier Credits are calculated based on the flying you have completed with Aer Lingus in your AerClub anniversary year.

Examples of Anniversary dates

I joined AerClub on June 1st, 2017:

Your anniversary year goes from June 1st 2017 to May 31st 2018. Tier Credits will be based on the flying you did in that period. Tier Credits will reset to zero on reaching your anniversary date.

I was a previous Gold Circle member:

When migration from Gold Circle to AerClub took place in November 2016, your anniversary date remained the same. In order to recognise your loyalty to Aer Lingus, the expiration dates on tier memberships were extended by the amount of time remaining to the next anniversary date.

For example:

Your Gold Circle sign up date was June 1st 2014. When migrated to AerClub, the tier membership date on your card was extended to May 31st 2018 (instead of 2017) giving you the months remaining to your anniversary date, plus 12 months. Tier Credits however, will be calculated on the 12 months before the 2018 anniversary date eg, June 1st 2017 to May 31st 2018. When June 1st 2017 is reached Tier Credits will revert to zero, recognising the start of the new anniversary year.

What happens if I move tiers during my anniversary year?:

If, during your anniversary year, you move up a membership tier, your benefits will be extended by the amount of time left to your anniversary date plus 12 months.

For example:

Your anniversary date is 1st June 2017, and you reach Platinum membership on November 1st 2017. Your new membership card will expire on May 31st 2019, thus giving you the months remaining to your anniversary date and a further 12 months. When June 1st 2018 is reached your Tier Credits will reset to zero and your new tier will be calculated on May 31st 2019, based on the flights taken between June 1st 2018 and 31st May 2019.



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)



On Transatlantic flights:

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

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

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

Collect Avios points every time you fly

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

Collect Avios points with our retail, travel and leisure partners

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

Spend Avios points on flights

  • You can spend Avios points on reward flights with Aer Lingus and selected partner airlines.

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 points.


On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type One-way flights required
Low 6
Flex 4
Business 3
Business Flex 2

Sale or promotional Low economy fare classes amount to 12 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

On flights within Europe:

Fare Type One-way flights required
Saver 20
Plus 12
Advantage 6

Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 40 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

Collect 25% extra Avios points

  • Boost your Avios points 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

  • Clear Fast Track security screening in 10 minutes or less and receive SMS flight updates and a complimentary copy of the Irish Times.

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 applicable lounges on our direct routes to/from the USA. This has been extended to Aer Lingus lounges in Europe where available.


On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type One-way flights required
Low 12
Flex 8
Business 5
Business Flex 4

Sale or promotional Low economy fare classes amount to 24 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

On flights within Europe:

Fare Type One-way flights required
Saver 40
Plus 24
Advantage 12

Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 80 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

Collect 50% extra Avios points

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

Partner airline lounge access

  • Relax in the comfortable surroundings of our partner airline lounges where available.

Lounge access for a guest

  • Bring your travel companion with you to the lounge. Relax and enjoy.

Priority waiting list

  • As a Platinum member you can go on a waiting list to travel earlier than scheduled, subject to availability.

Complimentary upgrade

  • Enjoy one complimentary upgrade per year to business class on a transatlantic flight.


On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type One-way flights required
Low 21
Flex 14
Business 9
Business Flex 6

Sale or promotional Low economy fare classes amount to 42 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

On flights within Europe:

Fare Type One-way flights required
Saver 70
Plus 42
Advantage 21

Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 140 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

Collect 75% extra Avios points

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

Priority waiting list

  • As a Concierge member you get the highest priority on a waiting list to travel earlier than scheduled.

Four complimentary upgrades

  • Enjoy four complimentary upgrades per year to business class on a transatlantic flight.

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 complimentary companion ticket per year to travel with you in the same fare class.

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 to Economy Class only and must be booked 24 hours in advance.
    Please note a maximum of two Concierge members can avail of this benefit on any particular flight.

Complimentary Wi-Fi on transatlantic flights

  • Catch up on work, keep in touch with friends and family or simply browse your favourite sites, all from the comfort of your seat.

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.

Complimentary membership

  • Nominate a companion to receive Silver AerClub membership for the duration of your membership year.


On Transatlantic flights:

Fare Type One-way flights required
Low 21
Flex 14
Business 9
Business Flex 6

Sale or promotional Low economy fare classes amount to 42 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

On flights within Europe:

Fare Type One-way flights required
Saver 70
Plus 42
Advantage 21

Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 140 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)