Great news! Aer Lingus allow free changes across all fare types for summer 2022.
Have you missed foreign travel over the last two years? Can’t wait to book a holiday for next summer? Well now you can! Aer Lingus have announced that they have extended their flexible booking policy until 30 September 2022. Aer Lingus allow free changes on all flights, regardless of fare type, as often as you like, until seven days before departure.
It gives us peace of mind knowing that if we book flights now, and need to change dates or cancel, our money won’t be lost. Here is the full low down on their latest announcement, there are, of course, a few T&Cs to watch out for, and I’ve even added in a top tip too!
The free changes are unlimited…
Kudos to Aer Lingus to allow free changes across all fare types, and these are unlimited – you can change flights as often as you like. Free changes are available on ANY flight, to ANY route on ANY fare type (Saver, Plus, Smart, Advantage and Flex) departing before 30th September 2022. You must change the outside seven days of departure, and a fare difference may apply.
Vouchers are available on selected fare types
If you decide not to travel, you can apply for a voucher if you have booked a Plus, Smart, Advantage, Flex or Business class fares. See differences in fare types here.
If you have booked a Saver fare you can NOT apply for a voucher. If you wish to cancel and have booked a Saver fare, you can change dates free of charge (fare difference may apply), as per above.
Top Tip: Book a Plus fare if purchasing checked baggage and seat selection.
If you are booking an Aer Lingus flight, it is worth comparing prices to your chosen route between a Saver fare and a Plus fare. The Plus fare includes 20kg checked baggage, seat selection and priority boarding, as well as the option of going standby for an earlier flight if required.
If you know you need to check-in a bag and wish to pre book seats, it might be a better option to opt for a Plus fare, as this also gives you the option of applying for a voucher (which are valid for five years), if you wish to cancel your booking.
Refund is only available on Advantage fares
If you book an Advantage fare you can apply for a refund if you simply decide not to travel. Refunds are not permitted on all other fare types, if you no longer wish to travel. If, however, Aer Lingus cancel your flight due to a disruption, you are entitled to refund on all fare types as per EU regulation 261.
Remember always check the latest travel restrictions.
It is important to note that many countries have restrictions in place, and may require vaccination certs or negative covid-19 tests on entry. Passenger locator forms are also required to be filled out prior to departure for most countries. See Aer Lingus country by country travel information here.
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