Whether you end up with an Aer Lingus voucher from COVID, a flight cancellation, or other circumstances, you might be wondering if you can sell it to get money back?
While Aer Lingus themselves will not exchange your voucher for cash, it is possible for you to sell your voucher and recover some cash.
Listing unwanted Aer Lingus travel vouchers on the SpareFare marketplace is quick and has a high probability of selling for a great price.
You’ll need the 16 digit Voucher Number as well as the 4 digit Pin associated with the voucher. You can find these details in the two separate emails you received from Aer Lingus (one contains the voucher number and one contains the pin).
Here are the steps to sell your Aer Lingus flight voucher:
And that's it! You will make approximately 70% - 85% of the voucher value back and help someone else get a great deal on their flight.
Yes, Aer Lingus vouchers are transferable to someone else via the Name Change function on their website. The original registered holders of the vouchers don’t need to travel on bookings made using their voucher.
You can change the name and contact email on your voucher to the new passenger’s name. The new owner of the voucher can also change the pin of the voucher after it has been transferred for added security.
Third party passengers will simply input the voucher credentials at the checkout page for the ticket purchase. If the full value of the voucher is not used on a booking, the balance will remain on the same voucher until it is completely depleted.
Yes, the currency that the Aer Lingus voucher is issued in matters. For example, if the voucher is issued in £ (GPB), then the voucher can only be used to purchase flights departing from the United Kingdom that are priced in £ (GPB). The same is true for vouchers in $ (USD) and € (EUR).
Here is a travel hack that not many people know about. It is indeed possible to change the currency of an Aer Lingus voucher so you can use it to purchase flights in different currencies!
If you have a voucher currently in £ (GBP), but want to purchase a flight that is listed in $ (USD), you can call Aer Lingus customer service to have them convert the voucher currency for you. It will take a few days for them to process, but you will then be issued a new voucher with the currency you need.
No, once you have accepted a voucher as compensation, Aer Lingus will not convert it for a cash refund. That is why using SpareFare as an alternative channel to get money back instead of letting your unused flight voucher go to waste is a sustainable option.
Aer Lingus eVouchers are generally valid for five years from the issuance date. It is estimated that the parent company to Aer Lingus, International Airline Group, has over €600 million in unused vouchers from COVID! That is why passengers are being urged to claim their unused vouchers.
The good news is that anyone who cannot complete their travels by the expiration date, Aer Lingus Vouchers are fully transferable. If you don’t think you will be able to use it before the five years, you can always sell it on the SpareFare marketplace.
Be sure to check the expiration date on your flight voucher. If you go to list the voucher for sale, the longer the time until the expiration date, the better chance there is of a successful deal.
If you are unsure if you have a voucher to use or what the remaining balance is, you can check it out on the Aer Lingus website with their voucher management tool.
Note that any newly issued vouchers within the last 24 hours may not be included. If you do not receive an email, try checking back the following day, or contacting customer service.
Lastly, you can also find the balance of your vouchers on the confirmation email that was originally sent to you. Be sure to check your spam or promotions folder if you do not see them!