American Express today announced that card members in the United States can convert Membership Rewards points to Aer Lingus AerClub Avios at 1:1 ratio before the end of August.
Membership Rewards members in the UK will can start converting their points to Aer Lingus Avios later this year.
You can access Amex Membership Rewards here.
Here are things to keep in mind (from American Express):
- Enrollment in AerClub, the loyalty program of Aer Lingus, is required.
- American Express is not responsible for availability of flight, accommodations, or any other rewards in the Aer Lingus program.
- Airline tickets are subject to availability. Check Award Seat availability before transferring points by visiting http://www.aerlingus.com/ or by calling 1-800-772-4642.
- Once you have transferred Membership Rewards® points, they cannot be transferred back to your Membership Rewards account and become subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Aer Lingus program, found at https://www.aerlingus.com/aerclub/about-aerclub/how-it-works/.
- Transfer enough points into your Aer Lingus account to redeem for your award seat.
- Transfers should be complete in 4 to 7 days.
- Please note that no booking can be made until the Avios are credited to your Aer Lingus account.
- Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including airline surcharges, may apply on Aer Lingus redemption flights and upgrades.
- All redemption bookings are subject to the terms and conditions of the Aer Lingus program.
It is always good to have more partners where one can convert credit card points to. You can already use British Airways Avios for these Aer Lingus flights at a pretty decent rate.
I thought that it was IAG’s, the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL, plan to have all these airlines on the same Avios platform at some point rather than running number of separate frequent flier programs between which members can transfer Avios in between if they so choose (after linking).