Flights, upgrades, hotels, car hire and travel experiences, there are many ways to spend Avios, find out how in this post.
I have been collecting Avios for 18 months and have now accumulated over 50,000 Avios. Initially I wanted to use my Avios to upgrade my upcoming flight to New York to business class (37,000 Avios), but as I was travelling with my husband and two kids, I thought it might be unfair to leave them in economy! Needless to say I still have my Avios and want to spend them! I was delighted to hear that I can now use my Avios to purchase hotel stays, car hire and experiences, and that for a limited time you can avail of up to 20% off the normal Avios price! For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my blog post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points. For the rest of you, check out five ways to spend Avios below and get spending!
1. Use Avios to book flights:
You can use your Avios to book flights with Aer Lingus, British Airways or Iberia. There are so many variations, depending on when and where you travel, but 8,000 Avios points will get you a return flight to Paris with Aer Lingus. For 17,000 Avios you can have a return flight to the Canary Islands and if you can save 26,000 you can have a return flight to New York. Note these are based on off peak travel and exclude taxes and charges. For full list of date bands click here.
2. Use Avios to book hotels
Avios can now be used to book over 100,000 hotels worldwide, from boutique independent hotels to major chains. If you book by the 19th of July you will get 20% off the normal Avios price!
3. Use Avios to book car hire
Use Avios to pay for car hire from international airports around the world. If you book by the 19th of July you will get 15% off the normal Avios price!
4. Use Avios for travel experiences and activities
Have you always wanted to try a hot air ballon ride but couldn’t justify the price? Fancy going whale watching in South Africa or taking a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon? Avios have over 50,000 unforgettable experiences worldwide for you to enjoy. If you book by the 19th of July you will get 10% off the normal Avios price!
5. Use Avios to upgrade your flight
Travel in style and use your Avios to upgrade your ticket from economy class to business class. Enjoy a fully lie-flat seat and luxury dining and arrive at your destination refreshed. The amount of Avios required to upgrade your existing booking varies by route and date of travel. Currently a one-way upgrade from Dublin to New York, Washington or Toronto with Aer Lingus is 37,000 Avios while Los Angeles, Miami or Seattle is 46,250 Avios.
How to join Avios?
If you are already an AerClub member, your existing log in and password will suffice. For those who have not yet joined, join Aer Lingus’ frequent flyer club – AerClub. Why not download the free Avios app too, it will allow you book flights on the go, check your Avios balance and find out where to collect.
Between 5th and 19th July 2018, you will get 20% discount on hotels bookings, 15% discount on car hire and 10% discount on experiences, for travel up to 31 December 2018. All offers are for full Avios or Avios & Money bookings only. Discount does not apply to cash only bookings. The discount has been applied to the price shown. Avios are issued and redeemed in accordance with Avios Terms and Conditions, for more information visit www.avios.com
This post was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.