A-ha, so now I’m finally getting to it: the crux of all my recent Aer Lingus posts.
I noticed that when selecting Aer Lingus business class seats on the United website, they are showing up as being in the U fare bucket – which is economy class.
I was perturbed about paying for business class seats (with Avios) only to see that I’d maybe been booked in the wrong fare class.
However, I called British Airways and Aer Lingus to verify that I am indeed in a business class seat. But then I went to look again on the United website to make sure it wasn’t just a glitch.
For this dummy booking, I selected economy class to Dublin and business back from Dublin.
It looks like economy is being booked into the T bucket and business is being booked into U – but U is economy.
I plugged in the record locator into the Royal Jordanian website, and sure enough, their system displayed the same information.
But, it still says business on the BA website.
Just in case anyone else got in (or wants to get in – space is still very open) on the lucrative amount of award space on the Aer Lingus BOS-DUB route and had the same questions I did…
Of course, I’ll be pretty miffed if it does actually end up being economy, but 6 hours over the pond isn’t so bad. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again if I have to. I’d be a tyrant to get my Avios back, though.
But that’s worst case scenario stuff. I’m gonna let this be a trust fall with British Airways and assume they’ll catch me (there is a good joke and punchline in here somewhere…).
Has anyone else noticed this mislabeling on the United website? Even better, has anyone flown the flights and can confirm they are indeed in business class?
Either way, I will have Aer Lingus trip reports soon enough. Looking forward to it, and to visiting Ireland, so very much.
Stay scrappy out there!