Deal alert: Aer Lingus sale to Europe from $385 round-trip, including over holiday dates

Sep 16, 2019

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Aer Lingus is offering a fall sale on European destinations from the US, with travel dates spanning from Thanksgiving to St. Patrick’s Day and beyond. Not sure where to go? Perhaps your wallet can decide for you: coach class fares to the Irish airline’s home airport of Dublin begin at just $375 round-trip.

2016 U.S. census data suggests that somewhere between 32 to 35 million Americans are of Irish descentincluding Brian Kelly, The Points Guy himself. Fittingly, some of the best Aer Lingus sale fares originate from cities with high numbers of inhabitants from the Irish diaspora:

  • from Boston, where approximately 20% of residents have Irish ancestry, flights to Dublin are just $385
  • from Philadelphia, where around 14% of the population claims Irish descent, flights cost $385 round-trip to Dublin
  • from Chicago, with an 8% Irish heritage population, flights are $475 round-trip to Dublin

For those interested in digging deep into their roots, Aer Lingus also offers ancestry-themed travel packages, designed to help travelers of Irish heritage strengthen their ties with the motherland. And what better way to authentically celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in the Emerald Isle itself? 

But visiting Europe during the winter season isn’t just for the Irish: off-peak times are perfect for avoiding swarms of fellow tourists. Head to London for fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day on November 5, or celebrate Valentine’s Day in Paris.

Airline: Aer Lingus
Cost: from $375 round-trip in economy
Dates: book by October 3, 2019 for travel between November 3, 2019 and March 31, 2020 (blackout dates between December 15 and January 17)
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The Dublin-based carrier has made a big push to attract passengers this year, debuting new livery in January, offering free Wi-Fi and a complimentary drink for “smart economy” travelers and adding its first of seven total long-range Airbus A321LR aircraft to the fleet, complete with lie-flat business class seats. And in a move of particular interest to TPG readers, Aer Lingus joined the American Express Membership Rewards transfer family last summer, in August 2018.

Here are some examples of sale fares you can book:

Philadelphia (PHL) to Dublin (DUB) from $385 round-trip in economy:

Boston (BOS) to Shannon (SNN) for $395 round-trip in economy: 

Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Dublin (DUB) for $415 round-trip in economy:

New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $480 round-trip in economy:

Philadelphia (PHL) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $487 round-trip in economy:

Seattle (SEA) to London (LHR) for $594 round-trip in economy:Featured photo by Getty Images.

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