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.

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

Vueling

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Avios Redemption University

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

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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

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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 […]

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

Avios Redemption University

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 […]

What airlines can I use Avios points on?

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(This post was updated in May 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 […]

Can you earn Avios points on Vueling?

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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?”

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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 (and bookable on the Iberia site) operating across Europe. British Airways, as we know, does not operate any flights from outside London.  However, Vueling runs a few […]