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Old 9th Jul 2018, 12:08
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Reset what? The points? Avios too?
Just the points, so no point in spending hundreds before Dec unless you are confident you can achieve it.

In general, unless you are going to pay for Plus tickets from LHR then its not worth it as many of the basic fares are only 7.5 and not 15 credits. You only get 15 on saver fares if you spend I think more than 70 euro each way so whatever the equivalent in points.
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Old 10th Jul 2018, 05:42
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That sounds like a hassle not worth pursuing. Such a pity they reset in December.
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Old 10th Jul 2018, 15:51
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The points anniversary is from when you join. Mine is the 21st of November. I have 1 year from that date to accumulate as many points as I can or need. I travel ORK-LHR- ORK several times a month and I'm silver, I've no desire to go further, it's all I need on the route. Priority boarding, fast track and lounge access. There is no business class to be upgraded to. I have just reached my points total to be renewed as a silver card, earlier than November. I believe my points anniversary will still be from November so any points between now and then may be lost. On the other hand my points anniversary may run from now. The email wasn't clear. I'm due a new card and letter which may explain more.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 00:37
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Thanks PC767, I might email Aerclub and ask them when the renewal date is.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 21:05
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If you log into aer club or via the Aer Lingus app and scroll the virtual card over the screen it will show you your anniversary date.
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 14:34
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IAG ordered 2 more A332s for level at Farnborough this morning for delivery next year. Any chance of a few end of line HGW -300s for EI or do they need to sing a bit louder for their lunch?
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 17:04
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Originally Posted by EI-BUD View Post
If you log into aer club or via the Aer Lingus app and scroll the virtual card over the screen it will show you your anniversary date.
2nd july 2019. So does that mean that I will lose points at that date? So booking a business class upgrade for next summer would be impossible?
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 17:45
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post

2nd july 2019. So does that mean that I will lose points at that date? So booking a business class upgrade for next summer would be impossible?
If all you really want is a business class seat next summer, just go buy it as soon as it opens for sale. By the time you spend all your £££ís back and forth between BHD and LHR building points, buying it outright when fares are low would probably cause less of a headache. Donít forget that award upgrade is not guaranteed on all flights, youíll be allowed to use it at a time which suits the airline.

You will also keep any miles earned but your status points will be reset so you will have points to Ďpurchaseí an upgrade. Youíll also get to keep for a year, whatever status you achieve between now and July 2019.
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 18:07
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Fares to san francisco are never low.
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 18:53
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Fares to san francisco are never low.
In that case, might be worth working out how likely if would be to be able to avail of your preferred upgrade, to avoid disappointment.

I only say this because you have a plan to collect points to upgrade. If you canít get your desired upgrade, it might be much more cost effect to fly on an orange tailed or harp tailed bus between Belfast and London

Good luck with whatever you choose!
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 19:25
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Yeah. It came down to £1700 a few months ago, not sure how likely that is to happen again.

It sounds like the flyer miles arenít worth it...
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 20:16
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Why do you need to fly business ? Economy fares to the west coast are very reasonable.
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 21:41
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Itís a long flight.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 00:19
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Originally Posted by Una Due Tfc View Post
IAG ordered 2 more A332s for level at Farnborough this morning for delivery next year. Any chance of a few end of line HGW -300s for EI or do they need to sing a bit louder for their lunch?
Not sure about new but has been suggestion possible 2 A330s will join with potential 1 replacement. SEA should be increased because loads are strong since launch. DEN was strongly rumored this year so 1 new A330 would allow daily SEA and x4 weekly DEN work. Then of course the 3 A321LRs to boost east coast capacity while adding a route or two.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 08:26
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Would be great to see one of the A321LR`s on a Cork-New York route.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 12:39
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We have seen that transatlantic doesnít work from Cork.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 14:07
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I don't think it's as straight forward as you are making it out by saying, 'Transatlantic doesn't work from Cork'. While I think Cork is a regional airport, and the reality of flights across the US is a completely unrealistic expectation, you also need to look at the offering that is there for transatlantic at the moment. Norwegian, while they deserve credit for offering the first direct route, fly into Providence... this is marketed as Boston, but the reality is, Providence is not Boston, and should not be marketed as Boston! This is like FR marketing Hahn as Frankfurt. There is no possibility of onward connections to other areas in the US, and the days of week the service is offered are all over the place. I fly to the US quite often, but the service they offer never makes sense, in terms of outbound and return. Cork needs a regular service to either New York or Boston, where people can connect onwards to other destinations. If it's EI that offer this, great, I personally don't think they will, but that's just an opinion! I think Cork needs to find a carrier that will be able to fly passengers into a larger airport, with good onward flight opportunities...
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 16:18
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They do already. Shannon, Dublin or they fly to LHR/AMS etc. Therein lies the problem with Cork and why Norwegian have curtailed routes. The demand is thin and Cork have demonstrated time and time over that they are extremely price sensitive and show little brand loyalty. Putting in a TA aircraft for AL will only dilute their loads out of Dublin and Shannon. Same if they were to put a BFS based A330.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 22:36
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A 757 could do Belfast. We already had that for 10 years +.

It was pulled for Transcontinental flights.

There is no question of this as our population and population density is much larger than the areas surrounding Cork, and we can provide financial backing.
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 10:03
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It's not so much that people in Cork have shown themselves to be price sensitive as that they have shown themselves to be willing to take a direct flight from Dublin in preference to a connecting flight from Cork. So for Aer Lingus there is absolutely no point looking at the service. If significant numbers of people were routing via LHR, CDG, AMS to get to New York, Aer Lingus would seriously look at the service as another airline would be getting the bulk of the revenue. If another airline started offering a successful direct service, Aer Lingus would probably react with a direct service as that would impact on Dublin numbers.
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