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We recently ran an article on the launch of the new Aer Lingus Avios-driven loyalty scheme, Aer Club. The good news is it appears that anyone signing up to Aer Club before 7 January 2017 will earn 250 free Avios for their troubles.
Given that this is a loyalty programme that most UK-based frequent travellers will eventually probably want to join, now seems as good a time as any to therefore do it.
However, there is a firm caveat here. While several people have reported receiving an email from Aer Club promising 250 free Avios if they sign up before 7 January, it’s not altogether clear if this bonus merely applies to recipients of the email or is being more widely applied to everyone:
We’ve emailed and tweeted Aer Lingus to clarify, but haven’t heard anything back yet.
Are Aer Club Avios any use?
Yes. Although these Avios will be earned with AerClub, they’ll soon be fully transferable to your Avios.com or BA Executive Club account (or even Iberia Plus) via the “Combine My Avios” option, so they’re not going to be stranded if you’re not a heavy Aer Lingus user.