Earning Points

Our guide to helping you earn and helping you spend.
We want to reward you for your loyalty and earning points is easier than you’d think. They quickly mount up if you’re flying regularly with Aer Lingus or our partner airlines.

Gold Circle Points can be earned by qualified members when travelling on any valid Aer Lingus scheduled flight. You can also earn points when travelling on Gold Circle partner airlines – BA, CX, QF and UA.

  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Qantas
  • United Airlines
  • Points have a three-year life span, and as a Gold Circle Club member you’ll also be able to earn points with selected non-air partners.

    Gold Circle points are awarded as per the table below when travelling on any valid Aer Lingus scheduled flight. Ineligible booking classes are W, A, Z, U and T. Flights not qualifying for points don’t appear on your statement.

    Booking classes look more complicated than they really are – just read this section and you’ll be an expert in no time.

    To identify your booking class before purchase simply click on 'Fare Rules' or 'Terms and Conditions' during the reservation process. You’ll then see a new window and the fare basis codes will be displayed at the bottom of the page. Your booked class is the first letter of the sequence. In the example below, 'K' is the outbound class and 'V' is the inbound class.

    Fare basis codes:

  • KWOWLHR – EI158
  • VXOWLHR – EI165
  • You can identify your booking class after purchase


    Region

    Business Class

    Economy Class
    UK N/A 100
    Europe N/A 150
    U.S. 1000 300
    Toronto 1000 300
    When you travel in business class on U.S.* routes, in addition to the 1,000 base points listed above, we’ll award an extra 200 bonus points, except for to/from San Francisco which is awarded 350 bonus points. Please note that bonus points don’t count towards tier advancement.
    *Charter flights are not eligible for earning or redeeming Gold Circle points.
      British Airways Cathay Pacific Qantas United Airlines
    First F/A F/A F/A  
    Business J, C, D, I, R J, C, D, I J, C, D, I C, D, J
    Economy   Y, B, H, K, M, L, V Y, B, H, K, M, L,
    O, Q, V, N
    Y, B, H, M, V, S,
    T, K, L, X, N
    Premium Economy W, E, T      
    Full Economy Y, B, H      
    Discount Economy G, K, L, M, N,
    O, Q, S, V
         

    As a Gold Circle member, you can earn points on Aer Lingus codeshare flights operated by United Airlines on the following U.S. domestic routes:

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Denver International Airport (DEN)

    Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

    San Diego International Airport (SAN)

    Portland International Airport (PDX)

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (HOU)

    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Denver International Airport (DEN)

    Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

    San Diego International Airport (SAN)

    Portland International Airport (PDX)

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (HOU)

    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

    Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Denver International Airport (DEN)

    Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

    San Diego International Airport (SAN)

    Portland International Airport (PDX)

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (HOU)

    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

    Airline First Business Discount Business Economy
    United Airlines F, A, P C, D Z Y, B, H, M, E, U, Q, V, W, S, T, K, L

    TrueBlue is the name of JetBlue's customer loyalty programme. Unfortunately, at this moment in time, TrueBlue points can only be earned on JetBlue flights and Gold Circle points can only be earned on Aer Lingus flights. If this changes in the future, we’ll be sure to let you know.

    You should, however, enter your Gold Circle number during the booking process to earn Gold Circle points for any Aer Lingus flights within your overall journey.

    To receive TrueBlue points for a JetBlue flight, you must visit jetblue.com/trueblue and either sign in or register for the TrueBlue Programme. After signing into TrueBlue, you can request TrueBlue points for your flight by clicking on the 'Request Points' link on the right-hand side of the page. You can apply for points on upcoming flights , or request 'retro credit' for any trips taken on JetBlue within the last 90 days.