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Vueling adds Cardiff to Malaga – a new Avios redemption option

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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 this will not return in 2013.

This gives another decent option for people living near Cardiff who would like to use their Avios without transiting in London.

Whilst Cardiff to Malaga does not seem to be currently available via Iberia Plus for award redemption, it should turn up at some point.

It will cost 15,000 Avios plus £27 for a Return Saver fare, and will only be bookable via Iberia Plus. You will therefore need to transfer Avios from BAEC or avios.com to an Iberia Plus account – and don’t forget that your Iberia Plus account needs to have been open for 90 days before you can transfer into it.

This article gives a lot more background on using Avios for Vueling flights.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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