Tiers and Benefits

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.

* For details on each benefit click on the relevant tier below.

Tier Credits are the key to unlocking the benefits of AerClub. You earn Tier Credits when you fly with us on Aer Lingus ticketed and operated flights, and they are awarded based on your route and fare type and must be earned in advance of your next anniversary date. The more Tier Credits you earn in your 12 month qualification period, the further you'll advance through the AerClub tiers and have more travel benefits to enjoy.


On flights within Europe:

Earn Tier Credits on flights within Europe
Fare Type
Saver (Sale or promotional fares) 7.5
Saver 15
Plus 25
Advantage** 40
AerSpace*** 50


*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** Advantage Fares booked before and on the 1st of May 2019 will be awarded the original 50 Tier Credit allowance.

*** AerSpace Tier Credits are awarded on short haul flights purchased in I,J, & C Class only. They are not earned as part of a long haul Business fare where AerSpace is complimentary, original fare rules and Tier Credits apply in this instance.

Sale or promotional fares in Saver economy will earn 50% of the Saver economy award
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

You can check whether your fare is a Saver sale or promotional fare when booking on aerlingus.com. Once you have selected your Saver fare you will see the "About your fare" section and under Taxes, Fees and Charges, click the 'Fare Rules' link located at the bottom of the screen to view the Fare Basis Code. The fare class is the first letter of the fare basis code. The fare classes noted above earn 50% of the Saver award.

Please note that our website will always offer you the lowest price for the fare type requested. If you wish to avail of a fare which has a higher Tier Credit award when a lower fare is available, please contact our reservations team who will be happy to assist you in making your reservation. For reservation contact details click here.



On Transatlantic flights:

Earn Tier Credits Transatlantic flights
Fare Type
Saver 15
Smart (Sale or promotional fares) 25
Smart 50
Flex 75
Business 125
Business Flex** 175


*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.

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

You can check whether your fare is a Smart sale or promotional fare when booking on aerlingus.com. Once you have selected your Smart fare you will see the "About your fare" section and under Taxes, Fees and Charges, click the 'Fare Rules' link located at the bottom of the screen to view the Fare Basis Code. The fare class is the first letter of the fare basis code. The fare classes noted above earn 50% of the Smart economy award.

Please note that our website will always offer you the lowest price for the fare type requested. If you wish to avail of a fare which has a higher Tier Credit award when a lower fare is available, please contact our reservations team who will be happy to assist you in making your reservation. For reservation contact details click here.

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

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

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

You can spend Avios on reward flights with Aer Lingus and selected AerClub airline partners.

The more Tier Credits you earn, the further you'll advance through the tiers and enjoy more AerClub benefits.

Keep a look out for special offers on collecting and spending Avios.



On flights within Europe:

On flights within Europe
Fare Type
Saver 21
Plus 13
Advantage 8
AerSpace 7


Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 41 one-way flights required within Europe per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)

On Transatlantic flights:

On Transatlantic flights
Fare Type
Saver 21
Smart 7
Flex 5
Business 3
Business Flex** 2


Sale or promotional Smart economy fare classes amount to 13 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.

Boost your Avios balance by collecting 25% extra every time you fly on an Aer Lingus flight.

Check in in comfort and style at our dedicated AerClub check-in area (selected airports only).

Avail of Fast Track security screening at Dublin, Shannon, London Heathrow and Belfast airports.

Be the first to board the aircraft and relax in your seat.

Enjoy access to our Aer Lingus lounges in Ireland, London Heathrow and New York (JFK) as well as applicable lounges on our direct routes to/from the USA, excluding the lounge at San Francisco. Silver members can also access lounges in European airports where available. AerClub Silver Members simply need to present a valid AerClub Membership card, along with your Aer Lingus boarding card to access the lounge. Lounge access is subject to availability.

You can apply to pause your AerClub status if you are planning to take maternity, adoption leave or if you have a serious illness. To extend the validity of your tier for an additional period, all you need to do is send your documentation to us at aerclubassist@aerlingus.com. This documentation includes a letter from your doctor, a birth certificate or documentation relating to the birth/adoption within 6 months of the birth/ adoption of the baby. For serious illness you need a certified letter from your doctor that you are unable to fly for a minimum of 16 weeks. Once we have verified your documents, we will send you an email confirming the renewal of your status.



On flights within Europe:

On flights within Europe
Fare Type
Saver 41
Plus 25
Advantage 15
AerSpace 13


Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 81 one-way flights required within Europe per year (Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)



On Transatlantic flights:

On Transatlantic flights
Fare Type
Saver 41
Smart 13
Flex 9
Business 5
Business Flex** 4


Sale or promotional Smart economy fare classes amount to 25 one-way transatlantic flights required per year (Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.

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

Subject to availability and presentation of your AerClub Membership card, you and your guest can access this lounge.

Bring your travel companion with you through fast track and on to the lounge. Relax and enjoy. Lounge access is subject to availability and presentation of your AerClub Membership card.

Enjoy a one way complimentary upgrade to business class on a transatlantic flight.
First book your Aer Lingus ticketed and operated economy flight and then request your Platinum upgrade by emailing aerclubupgrade@aerlingus.com with your flight details. Upgrades are subject to AerClub allocation availability. The upgrade is valid until your Platinum Tier expiry date. Please note confirmed upgrades are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

As a Platinum Member, your request for a Business Class upgrade will be given priority when you are on a waiting list.

You can apply to pause your AerClub status if you are planning to take maternity, adoption leave or if you have a serious illness. To extend the validity of your tier for an additional period, all you need to do is send your documentation to us at aerclubassist@aerlingus.com. This documentation includes a letter from your doctor, a birth certificate or documentation relating to the birth/adoption within 6 months of the birth/ adoption of the baby. For serious illness you need a certified letter from your doctor that you are unable to fly for a minimum of 16 weeks. Once we have verified your documents, we will send you an email confirming the renewal of your status.



On flights within Europe:

On flights within Europe
Fare Type
Saver 71
Plus 43
Advantage** 26
AerSpace*** 22


Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 141 one-way flights required within Europe per year (Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)



On Transatlantic flights:

On Transatlantic flights
Fare Type
Saver 71
Smart 22
Flex 15
Business 9
Business Flex** 7


Sale or promotional Smart economy fare classes amount to 43 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.

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

Enjoy four one way complimentary upgrades to business class on a transatlantic flight.
First book your Aer Lingus ticketed and operated economy flights. Then request your upgrade by emailing your flight details or calling the number on the back of your Concierge card.
Upgrades are subject to AerClub allocation availability. The upgrades are valid until your Concierge Tier expiry date. Please note confirmed upgrades are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Platinum upgrade coupons expire when the Platinum tier expires. Once the Concierge Tier is achieved the account is credited with 4 complimentary upgrade coupons to be used in advance of the Concierge tier expiry date.

On the back of your Concierge Membership card you will find a dedicated phone number for any queries you may have.

Receive one return companion ticket to bring a companion with you on your journey. First book your Aer Lingus ticketed and operated flights. Then request your companion ticket by emailing your flight details or calling the number on the back of your Concierge card.
Subject to availability, the companion ticket will be issued in the same cabin class as the cabin paid for by the Concierge member. For example, if the Concierge member buys a business ticket, the companion will be booked in business. This is a discounted fare so taxes, fees and charges apply and cannot be used in conjunction with other AerClub benefits e.g. complimentary upgrades.
The companion ticket is valid until your Concierge tier expiry date.

If a flight is fully booked we will guarantee you a confirmed reservation on the flight. This benefit applies on a full fare Economy Class and must be requested a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Please note a maximum of two Concierge Members can avail of this benefit on any particular flight. Please call your dedicated Concierge phone line.

With up to 400MB of complimentary Wi-Fi you can catch up on work, keep in touch with friends and family or simply browse your favourite sites, all from the comfort of your seat. Subject to availability.

  • Change or cancel your flight without incurring any change fees and /or the refund administration fee.
  • Please note that this benefit covers flight change fees only and name change fees or any fare difference must be paid. This benefit applies to the Concierge member only. The change fee waivers can only be processed through contacting our dedicated Concierge phone number on the back of your card. This is not available online.
  • This benefit can only be applied to direct Aer Lingus bookings only. Third party or tour operator bookings are not eligible. Please contact your travel agency for further details on their terms and conditions regarding changes and cancellations.

Nominate a Green tier companion to receive Silver AerClub Membership which is valid until your tier expiry date.
If you move up to Concierge before your next anniversary date, you'll enjoy one complimentary Silver Membership to be used in advance of your Concierge tier expiry date. Simply nominate the Green tier Member you would like to receive this benefit.

As a Concierge Member you get the highest priority on a waiting list to travel earlier than scheduled. To avail of this please contact the Concierge dedicated phone line or Aer Lingus ticket desk. We are unable to facilitate this request in our lounges. Fare difference applies.

You can apply to pause your AerClub status if you are planning to take maternity, adoption leave or if you have a serious illness. To extend the validity of your tier for an additional period, all you need to do is send your documentation to us at aerclubassist@aerlingus.com. This documentation includes a letter from your doctor, a birth certificate or documentation relating to the birth/adoption within 6 months of the birth/ adoption of the baby. For serious illness you need a certified letter from your doctor that you are unable to fly for a minimum of 16 weeks. Once we have verified your documents, we will send you an email confirming the renewal of your status.



On flights within Europe:

On flights within Europe
Fare Type
Saver 71
Plus 43
Advantage** 26
AerSpace*** 22


Sale or promotional Saver economy fare classes amount to 141 one-way flights required within Europe per year (Fare classes A,Z,W,T within Europe)



On Transatlantic flights:

On Transatlantic flights
Fare Type
Saver 71
Smart 22
Flex 15
Business 9
Business Flex** 7


Sale or promotional Smart economy fare classes amount to 43 one-way transatlantic flights required per year
(Fare classes A,Z,W,T,O,R on transatlantic flights)

*All one way flights must be operated and ticketed by Aer Lingus in order to earn Tier Credits.

** For corporate bookings, only applies to J class fare.