Best for rewards travel to Europe for less

The Aer Lingus Visa Signature card gives you the opportunity to use earned Avios points across Aer Lingus, Iberia, British Airways and LEVEL for more travel flexibility. There aren’t many exclusive perks for Aer Lingus frequent travelers but it could still be a worthwhile card to have if Europe is on your travel wish list.

At a glance

  • 3X Earn 3 Avios per $1 spent on purchases with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, and LEVEL
  • 2X Earn 2 Avios per $1 spent on hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel.
  • 1X Earn 1 Avios per $1 spent on all other purchases.
100,000 Avios
Earn up to 100,000 Avios. Earn 75,000 Avios after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening and earn an additional 25,000 Avios after you spend $20,000 in the first 12 months of account opening.
Up to 29.99%
29.24% Variable
20.24% - 27.24% Variable
20.24% - 27.24% Variable
$95

At a glance

  • 3X Earn 3 Avios per $1 spent on purchases with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, and LEVEL
  • 2X Earn 2 Avios per $1 spent on hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel.
  • 1X Earn 1 Avios per $1 spent on all other purchases.
100,000 Avios
Earn up to 100,000 Avios. Earn 75,000 Avios after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening and earn an additional 25,000 Avios after you spend $20,000 in the first 12 months of account opening.
Up to 29.99%
29.24% Variable
20.24% - 27.24% Variable
20.24% - 27.24% Variable
$95
  • Earn up to 100,000 Avios. Earn 75,000 Avios after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening and earn an additional 25,000 Avios after you spend $20,000 in the first 12 months of account opening.
  • Earn 3 Avios per $1 spent on purchases with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, and LEVEL
  • Earn 2 Avios per $1 spent on hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel. Plus earn 1 Avios per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Every calendar year you make purchases of $30,000 on your Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card, you'll receive a Commercial Companion Ticket good for 12 months
  • You and any authorized users on your account are eligible for Priority Boarding on Aer Lingus flights departing from and returning to the US from Ireland, subject to availability.
  • Pay no foreign transaction fees when you travel abroad.
  • Simply tap to pay with your contactless Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card. Just look for the contactless symbol at checkout. It's fast, easy and secure!

Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

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3.5/5

Overview

The Aer Lingus Visa Signature card offers rewards in one of the most valuable currencies around — Avios. Use the points on Aer Lingus, Iberia, British Airways or LEVEL or transfer them to Iberia or British Airways strategically to open up a host of other opportunities on the oneworld Alliance network.

Pros

  • Spend $30,000 per year or more to receive a free companion ticket between the U.S. and Ireland.

Cons

  • The perks you'd expect to see from a cobranded airline card, such as free bag allowances or in-flight credits are missing.

Who is this card good for?

Anyone looking to maximize points will find that the Avios system is one of the most lucrative currencies, currently valued at 1.5 cents per point. In addition, booking rewards travel through Aer Lingus is typically cheaper due to its lower taxes and fees on airfare.

Earning Rewards

Earn 3 Avios per dollar when spent directly through Iberia, Aer Lingus, British Airways and LEVEL, 2 points per dollar on direct hotel bookings and 1 Avios per dollar on all other purchases.