Fancy flying business class? Make us an offer we can or can't refuse!
Make us an offer to upgrade your transatlantic economy booking, and you could be travelling in style in our Business Cabin. You tell us how much you're willing to pay, and if your bid is successful, you can savour the Aer Lingus Business Class experience on your flight.
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Bid the amount you're willing to pay in addition to your original ticket cost.

Your card will not be billed unless your bid is accepted.

Once you're happy with your bid, submit it.

Not all flights are automatically eligible for an upgrade. Only passengers travelling on flights between Ireland, the United States and Canada are eligible for upgrade consideration. If you're eligible, you'll receive an email shortly after booking inviting you to make an offer.

If you're eligible for an upgrade, we'll send you an email inviting you to make an offer.

If I booked my flight through a travel agent or a website other than aerlingus.com, am I eligible to make an upgrade offer?

Unfortunately not. Only bookings made via our website, mobile app or our local reservations offices are currently eligible to make an offer to upgrade.

Flight sectors are considered independent of one another. If you want to upgrade a journey with multiple flights, you need to make an offer to upgrade each flight individually with a separate, single offer.

For example: If you're travelling from Paris to New York via Dublin, you can make an offer for the Dublin to New York sector and opt to not make an offer for the New York to Dublin return sector.

If you don't want to upgrade a sector, all you have to do is move the offer slider to the far left to indicate "No Offer" for that sector. Easy!

Yes. There are several different factors that may restrict your eligibility to make an offer to upgrade, these include:

  • No seat availability on your flight.
  • You don't have a ticket yet.
  • Your reservation isn't confirmed yet.
  • Your flight isn't operated by Aer Lingus.
  • The flight you're travelling on isn't currently accepting offers.
  • You booked through a channel other than the Aer Lingus, mobile app or our reservations office.

All you have to do is follow the steps on the email that you received from us shortly after you booked.

If you get an email from us (shortly after booking and again 14 days prior to departure) which invites you to make an offer, just follow these simple steps:

  • Choose the flight sector you'd like to upgrade, and move the slider to indicate your offer.
  • Enter your contact and payment details in the fields provided.
  • Review and submit your details.
  • After completion, you'll be emailed confirmation of your upgrade offer. You can use this email to modify or cancel your offer.
  • Note: You won't be charged unless your offer is successful.

Your offer value is the amount you're willing to pay in addition to your original ticket cost to upgrade your specified flight.

No. We don't charge any booking fees or card fees for making an offer. However, your bank might charge you if the currency of your offer isn't the same currency as your bank account. You'll only be charged by us if your offer is successful.

Each flight has a minimum and maximum assigned offer value. Your offer must lie between these two values.

All flights have a value range that you can select what you want to offer from. The offer strength gauge, found on the offer page, can help you find out the strength of your offer. The gauge is to be used as a guide only, it's not confirmation that your offer will be successful.

No, all offers are inclusive of taxes and surcharges. Please note, U.K. legislation levies different rates of Air Passenger Duty (APD) depending on your class of service. The additional incremental cost is as well as the offer value made, and is highlighted during the offer process.

No. You'll only be charged if your offer is successful.

Yes. You can offer different amounts for each sector, including indicating "No Offer" for those sectors you don't want to make an offer for. You'll receive a confirmation email indicating how much you offered per person for each sector.

The offer strength gauge indicates the likelihood that your offer will be accepted, subject to established criteria. This gauge should be used as a guide only and not as confirmation that your offer will be accepted.

The offer strength gauge gives you an indication of the strength of your offer. Lots of factors are considered in determining the strength of your offer. This gauge is to be used as a guide only, not as confirmation that your offer will be accepted.

Click the link in the invite email to launch ‘Upgrade Yourself'. Then follow the simple step-by-step process to make your offer.

The offer window closes five days prior to the departure date of your flight. You can make changes up until this time.

Unfortunately not. Once the offer window has closed there's no way to submit an offer. All offers must be made at least five days prior to the departure date of your flight.

No, unfortunately not. All passengers eligible for an offer will be contacted by email shortly after booking.

Yes, you do. It's not possible to split the booking. If your upgrade is accepted, all passengers will be upgraded.

Yes. You can modify your offer by clicking on the link in your confirmation email.

Accepted payment types include credit and debit cards. Accepted card types include Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Diners.

You'll only be charged if your offer is successful. Successful offers will be selected and you'll be informed no later than two days prior to the departure date of your flight.

We're sorry but Gold Circle points aren't an accepted form of payment for ‘Upgrade Yourself'.

No, unfortunately you can't split the booking.

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Unfortunately you can't change your payment type. Instead you'll need to cancel your original offer and make a new one.

To make a new offer, click the link in your cancellation email, and follow the simple step-by-step process.

Unfortunately not, upgrade offers are non-transferable.

You'll need to cancel your original offer, and make a new one on your latest booking. To do this, visit ‘Upgrade Yourself', and follow the simple step-by-step process.

Unfortunately upgrades are non-transferable. If you want to change your flight, you regrettably won't be refunded or credited for your successful upgrade offer.

Yes, provided the offer window hasn't closed. To make a new offer click the link in your cancellation email, and follow the simple step-by-step process.

Yes, provided the offer window hasn't closed. To modify your offer, click the link in your confirmation email, or visit ‘Upgrade Yourself'.

You can cancel your booking as per your original fare rules, but unfortunately you won't get a refund for your successful upgrade offer.

We're sorry but Gold Circle points can only be earned for the original booking.

You'll get an email from us at least one day prior to the departure date of your flight. This will advise if your bid has been successful or unsuccessful.

Unfortunately not. Numerous factors impact the selection process and we can't specify why certain offers are unsuccessful.

You'll get an email from us at least one day prior to the departure date of your flight. This will advise if your bid has been successful or unsuccessful.

No. If your offer was unsuccessful you can't make another offer on the same flight.

We'll do our very best to accommodate you with your upgrade on the next available flight.

If you're not satisfied with our offer, you have 30 days after the flight's departure to fill out our refund form to organise a refund.

The baggage allowance of the business cabin will apply to your upgraded sector.

Yes. You can select your seat by visiting a kiosk or our dedicated business class check-in counter at the airport.

The fare rules of your original booking will continue to apply to your upgraded booking.

If you're upgraded through ‘Upgrade Yourself' you'll receive:

  • An upgraded seat in a business cabin class
  • Complimentary food and beverage
  • Complimentary in-flight entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Priority check-in, priority baggage and priority boarding
  • Access to the Aer Lingus lounge or partner lounges (where available, subject to conditions of entry).

If you have any questions about your upgrade or the upgrade process, please contact our reservations team.

No. Unfortunately we can't refund any extras associated with your original booking.

No. Unfortunately we can't refund any extras associated with your original booking.

No. Unfortunately we can't refund any extras associated with your original booking.

  • The higher the offer, the greater the chances of success.
  • Bids are per flight, and are only available on flights to/from North America. Please note that flight/date restrictions may apply.