Vueling is a low-cost airline based in Spain and which is owned by the same group as British Airways and Iberia. You can redeem Avios for Vueling flights but only by transferring your points to Iberia Plus. You can earn Avios points when flying on Vueling but only if they are booked via You may find that the same flight is cheaper if you do not take Avios points and book directly at instead.

Interesting news from the British Airways / IAG Capital Markets Day in the City

Yesterday was the annual International Airlines Group Capital Markets Day, where IAG gives a public presentation for its bondholders on the performance of BA, Iberia, Vueling and now Aer Lingus. The slides are made available to all.  You can download the entire 117 pages as a PDF […]

New Vueling routes, bookable with Avios, from Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh

Vueling is the Spanish version of easyJet.  Few people know that it is owned by IAG, the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus. Whilst British Airways has essentially abandoned flights from UK regional airports, IAG has decided that Vueling (pronounced bwel-ing) with […]

Bits: Avios flights from Liverpool and Newcastle, Amex Plat not dropping Accor

News in brief: Avios redemptions soon possible from Liverpool Over the weekend I published details of Avios flights from UK regional airports.  If you got the email version, you will have missed a late change I made in response to a HFP reader comment. Two […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

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 […]

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

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 […]

Bits: Tesco CD points bonus, Etihad 300% and 400% miles bonus, Vueling sale

Some news in brief: 150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) with Now 91 CD Amazingly, the ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ compilation CD collection is still going strong!  The 91st installment is due for release in late July. Tesco Direct is offering 150 bonus Clubcard […]

Amex retains the British Airways credit card contract

The British Airways credit card contract was up for renewal recently.  I don’t know when the current deal was ending – the only bit of news I managed to find out in advance was that IAG was tendering for a single contract covering all of […]

The complete guide to Avios redemptions from UK regional airports

I have been threatening to put together a full list of flights from UK regional airports which can be booked with Avios points for some weeks.  The job has proved messier than I imagined! I have given it my best shot but I am sure […]

Which 37 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a full list of Avios redemption partners. The bottom line is that there isn’t one, because each of the three main Avios programmes has their own […]

Aer Lingus turns down formal takeover bid from British Airways

British Airways’s parent company, International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, announced yesterday that it had made a takeover approach to Aer Lingus.  The board of Aer Lingus rejected the offer. The idea that Aer Lingus would make an excellent takeover target for BA is hardly new.  […]

New fare deals: Qatar from Edinburgh, Vueling, Etihad from Paris

A few more fare deals have popped into my inbox.  None are worth pushing on their own but there was a critical mass of them to justify a summary! Etihad – pay for business, fly in first For bookings before July 31st, Etihad is offering a […]

Iberia launches ‘part-pay with Avios’ – and it’s rubbish

From July 2nd, Iberia is letting you use Avios to pay for part of the cost of a cash ticket.  “All your Avios count and they also discount” is the catchy slogan they are using. British Airways launched a similar ‘part pay with Avios’ scheme […]

Earn BA Avios and tier points with Vueling – and summary of UK Vueling flights

Vueling is the little known sister of British Airways and Iberia.  International Airlines Group, the parent of BA and Iberia, took full control of the Spanish low cost carrier last year. The airline operates a one-class service with a fleet of, primarily, Airbus A320 aircraft.  […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

EDIT:  This article has NOT been updated to reflect the Avios changes which took place on 28th April 2015.  A revised version of the article will be published on Head for Points in late May. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for […]

British Airways strategy news from their Capital Markets Investor Day

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

British Airways 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 flight […]