Review: Aer Lingus A321LR Business Class | One Mile at a Time

To kick off my round the world journey I flew Aer Lingus’ A321LR business class from Hartford to Dublin. The plane was literally just a few days old, and I was on the third ever flight to Hartford, which is the first destination for the plane.

Aer Lingus is taking delivery of eight A321LRs, which will serve them really well in the transatlantic market. There’s a lot of talk about the A321 lately, especially with the upcoming launch of the A321XLR, which will be the world’s longest range narrow body plane.

How I redeemed miles for Aer Lingus business class

I managed to find a business class award seat on the Hartford to Dublin flight just about a week before departure. There are three ways I could have redeemed miles for this flight:

I decided to book through British Airways, since they had the lowest cost due to how I value Avios.

My ticket cost 60,000 Avios plus just $35.07 in taxes and fees.

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