“ Aer Lingus frequent flyer programme also member of the One World Alliance togither with American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Lanchile, Qantas. „
As I travel to Ireland quite regularly I joined the Aer Lingus Travel Awards Bonus(TAB) scheme for frequent fliers. This worked okay and when you join you get a bonus 200pts for your first five flights after joining. A problem arose though, when I flew to Australia with British Airways and internally within Australia with Quantas, as Aer Lingus are in the One World Alliance with British Airways and Quantas, I was looking forward to claiming credit for these flights on my TAB account. I was assured at the Aer Lingus desk that all my points had been added on, but their statements are only posted quarterly, so it was 3 months later that I realised that the flights with British Airways and Quantas were missing, I eventually succeeded in getting the Quantas points added on, but they gave some excuse about BA points being calculated on an annual basis and essentially claiming they weren't valid, so I lost over 9,000pts, though they happily credit short low points value flights. I am a member of a couple of other frequent flier schemes and I've never had the same experience with them.