My favorite way to fly to Europe on miles is a great deal offered by Aer Lingus that lets you fly to Dublin for 26,000 miles per person round-trip plus fuel surcharges and taxes from certain major US cities.
To take advantage of this deal, you need to fly during Aer Lingus’ “off-peak” dates, which run two-thirds of the year. Now available is the Aer Lingus Calendar for 2020 that shows the airline’s “peak” and “off-peak” dates, so you, too, can take advantage of this fabulous deal!
Here are complete details about how to earn and book the 26,000 miles for a trip to Europe. You’ll need to fly from one of several major U.S. cities like Chicago or New York City directly to Dublin or Shannon, Ireland.
From there, you can fly to other cities in Europe by using Avios (Aer Lingus & British Airways’ miles currency) to book more flights on Aer Lingus or pay to fly a cheap airline like Ryanair.
Here are Aer Lingus’ OFF-PEAK dates for 2020:
- Jan. 9-April 2
- April 20-June 12
- Sept. 7-Dec. 16
We like to fly in late May as soon as the kids are out of school, returning mid-June (the end of the off-peak dates in 2017).
You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points earned from cards like Chase Sapphire Preferred (this is my FAVORITE travel credit card; read my full review of this card) or Chase Ink Business Preferred directly to Aer Lingus Avios now to book your flight to make things even EASIER.
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