Vueling

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 www.iberia.com. You may find that the same flight is cheaper if you do not take Avios points and book directly at www.vueling.com instead.

Vueling Club is live – how to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (pronounced bwelin) joined Avios yesterday.  This is worth knowing about because of Vueling’s strong regional presence at UK airports. The options are very confusing for me to follow, so heaven knows how members of the public are meant to cope. To […]

Bits: visit the McLaren factory with Hilton, SPG to American 30% bonus, Vueling sale

News in brief: Visit the McLaren-Honda factory with Hilton Honors On Monday, Hilton Honors ran another of its occasional ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the McLaren-Honda factory at the Norman Foster-designed McLaren Technology Centre in Woking. A photo from the day is below.  Amusingly, at least half […]

Vueling switches to Avios – what does it mean for you?

IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (pronounced bwelin) confirmed yesterday that it is switching its loyalty scheme to Avios in a few weeks. This is worth knowing about because of Vueling’s strong regional presence at UK airports. What is Vueling? Vueling is a low cost airline, […]

Bits: Virgin cooling off period for buying miles, €29 Vueling sale, Cathay business sale

News in brief: Virgin introduces a cooling off period when buying miles Virgin Flying Club is currently offering a targeted 30% bonus when you buy miles.  You should have received an email about this if you are included, but you can try speculatively logging in here […]

New routes galore: IAG budget long-haul, Flybe @ Heathrow, KLM @ City, Flybe @ Southend

There has been a glut of new route announcements this week so I thought it was worth putting them together in one place: IAG to launch a budget long haul airline out of Barcelona IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has outlined […]

BA going 10-abreast on B777’s, Club Europe on domestics & other IAG Capital Markets Day revelations

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 118 pages here. On the […]

€4.99 to Spain / Amsterdam / Paris / Rome / Zurich in the Vueling sale!

Vueling, the sister airline of British Airways and Iberia, has launched a €4.99 Winter sale on selected routes. Full details are on the Vueling website here. In theory these fares run until 22nd September but you would be crazy to wait that long as I […]

Bits: good Amex / Nespresso deal, Vueling sale, BA flights to Tehran resumed

News in brief: Amex / Nespresso deal Three people dropped me a note about a new American Express promotion which, to be honest, I saw on my account but dismissed without investigation.  Two readers rated the deal highly, one thought it stunk! Details of this […]

Bits: 777 Manchester-Munich, Qatar & Vueling codeshare, £1660 London-Melbourne business

News in brief: Last chance to fly a 777 from Manchester to Munich! Singapore Airlines is restructuring its European routes and is about to launch a direct flight from Singapore to Manchester.  This flight will carry on to Houston, creating a new Manchester – Houston […]

How to earn and redeem Avios on Vueling flights from the UK

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 in 2013 and since then it has expanded rapidly to serve over 160 airports across Europe. […]

Bits: Vueling €10 discount code, 40% off Le Meridien 2nd night with Amex

News in brief: €10 off your next Vueling flight to or from the UK Vueling, the sister airline of Iberia and British Airways, is offering a €10 discount off your next flight. You need to book a round-trip flight involving the UK and book 21 […]

Bits: Aer Lingus COO makes interesting claims re Avios, new Vueling redemptions from Luton

With the Christmas break approaching (even HFP will be taking two days off!) I am trying to empty out my inbox today: Aer Lingus COO makes interesting statements re Avios redemptions in Aer Club Business Traveller ran an interview last month with Mike Rutter, Chief Operating […]

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 […]