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I know that I will probably get lynched for this question, but I am getting mixed answers elsewhere. If flying Aer Lingus on a BA codeshare from LHR to DUB do you get BA Tier Points? I think I have validated that as Silver I can use the EI lounge in T2, but the answer to TP seems to be alluding me.
Yes to tier points, thought lounge access was restricted to Gold cards. I had no problem with access last week and the points and Avios posted after 3 days.
Thank you for this. There is an article on HFP which says that Silver and Gold BA can use the Lounge in T2 when flying on routes to Ireland.
I believe you will earn TP’s provided it’s a BA codeshare/flt number you’re booked onto (and not an EI ticket).
On a sidenote, I’ve heard the same re Silver being able to access the EI lounge – but having not tried it before (and also needing to in the coming months), I’d be keen to hear how you get on
Update for anyone interested. I have spoken to a lovely Aer Lingus agent at Heathrow today who has confirmed lounge access for Silver PAX (no +1 allowed), and BA are showing the TPs on MMB.
The complication I didn’t expect is that I can only get a seat allocation at check-in and only a “standard” seat is allowed, not an extra legroom or front section of the cabin. BA have said although it’s a BA codeshare, marketed and ticketed flight status benefits are not applicable on EI flights.
Access to lounge is restricted to Gold and Gold can’t take in a guest based on my experience 10months ago flying to Dublin.
Thanks for that. My trip is next Friday so will report back after that. I am traveling alone so no need for a +1. If not, then Plaza Premium will have to do. I know I’m not going to be able to use the lounge in DUB on the way back, as will have OH with me, so will be in the DAA T2 lounge, which is not all that bad – they usually have soup and soda bread to keep me going.
Or go to the Guinness bar which is far nicer 🙂
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When we fly BA/EI codeshare to the USA I’ve always been able to pre-reserve seats (admittedly in J) by calling EI direct. To do this you have to get your EI reference number (PNR) by calling BA as they don’t publish that. When you have that you should be able to deal directly with EI on the ‘phone (not online) but you can also use the EI PNR to view your flights on the EI website.