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Avios Redemption University – Lesson 12 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

Avios Redemption University

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. When British Airways sold its regional operations to Flybe a few years ago, it became an airline with […]

British Airways strategy news from their Capital Markets Investor Day

Iberia BA

Every year, British Airways parent company, IAG, holds an investor day for the financial community to update it on what is happening. The slides from this are always made available to the public, and you can access them here (look under the IAG tab).  It is […]

Using Vueling to fly to Spain with Avios from the UK regions

Vueling

BA is often known as ‘London Airways’ to its detractors, and for good reason.  For a number of years now, BA has not operated a single flight from a UK regional airport that went anywhere except London. As far as Avios collectors are concerned, any redemption […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – How to benefit from Reward Flight Saver

Avios Redemption University

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. When British Airways created Avios in November 2011, the one change that came totally out of the blue […]

What airlines can I use Avios points on?

Avios

(This post was updated in April 2014) I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a full list of Avios partner airlines. The bottom line is that there isn’t one, because each of the […]

BA’s parent IAG takes full control of low-cost carrier Vueling

Vueling

International Airlines Group, the parent of British Airways, took full control of Spanish low-cost airline Vueling this week.  See the Bloomberg story here.  The cost was €123m to take IAG’s stake to 91%. There are some interesting nuances here.  Unlike Iberia, which is bleeding cash like […]

“How can I use my Avios to fly (direct) from regional airports?”

Question mark

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article.  If you didn’t take part this time, don’t worry as I will be re-running this feature in the Summer.  Feel free to expand on or critique my […]

New Avios redemption option to Florence with Vueling

Vueling

Vueling is an airline you may not have heard of.  It is a semi-low-cost carrier partly owned by Iberia, operating across Europe. British Airways, as we know, does not operate any flights from outside London.  However, Vueling runs a few routes from Cardiff (Alicante, Barcelona, […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – How to benefit from Reward Flight Saver

(This is Lesson 4 in the ‘Avios Redemption University’ series, aimed at answering the eternal question – ‘What is the best Avios redemption?’.  Links to the three earlier articles on upgrading with Avios, redeeming on Aer Lingus and redeeming for hotel rooms can be found here.) […]

More non-London routes for spending Avios

Sun-Air

I have been running a few posts to show people how they can travel from the regions via Avios, using BA partner airlines. I have already looked at routes on Vueling here and here. Sun-Air of Scandinavia is a low profile BA franchise airline running […]

Vueling adds Cardiff to Malaga – a new Avios redemption option

Vueling

Business Traveller reports that Iberia‘s sister company Vueling is launching flights from Cardiff to Malaga from April 2013. This is in addition to their services to Alicante and Barcelona. There was also a Cardiff to Palma route operating in 2012, but it is reported that […]

Reward Flight Saver on BA ‘Fifth Freedom’ routes

BA at Antigua

I have written a few posts recently about Reward Flight Saver flights, where British Airways and Iberia caps your ‘taxes and charges’ fee at £27 return for economy, £34 return for business or £40 for First. I have previously looked at Reward Flight Saver routes […]

Direct flights to Spain from UK regions using Avios

Vueling

(EDIT:  See also this post from September 2012 about the launch of Cardiff to Malaga) BA is often known as ‘London Airways’ to its detractors, and for good reason.  For a number of years now, BA has not operated a single flight from a UK regional […]