The airline operates a one-class service with a fleet of, primarily, Airbus A320 aircraft. There are no long-haul flights and no business class seats. The main base is in Barcelona with a secondary main base in Rome. There are a large number of tertiary bases where a small number of aircraft (2-4) are based.
From the UK, Vueling flies:
Heathrow Terminal 3 – A Coruna / Galicia, Bilbao
Gatwick – Barcelona, Bilbao, Florence
Cardiff – Alicante, Barcelona, Majorca, Malaga, Seville
Edinburgh – Barcelona
Until Thursday, Vueling was a partner with Iberia Plus but not British Airways. This meant:
you could earn Avios flying Vueling but they had to be credited to Iberia Plus
you could redeem Avios on Vueling but you could only book via Iberia Plus
This is now changing.
Starting immediately, British Airways is becoming a codeshare partner on Vueling routes to or from Italy, including domestic Italian flights, and all Vueling routes to or from the UK.
Vueling flights from Spain or other bases, except for those which come to the UK, are not included. You will not earn BA Avios on those flights although you can credit them to Iberia Plus.
It is NOT generous. You only receive 25% of miles flown compared to 100% on BA economy. You WILL earn tier points – for many people this will be more valuable than the handful of miles.
Note that if you book Vueling flights on ba.com or iberia.com your ticket includes a free suitcase. This is not the case if you book directly on the Vueling website – but your ticket may be cheaper at vueling.com for this reason.
At present you still cannot redeem BA Avios for Vueling flights. Those will need to be done via Iberia Plus.
One thing that is not clear is whether booking a codeshare, and so having a BA flight number on your ticket, gets BA Silver and Gold ticket holders into the Heathrow T3, Gatwick and Edinburgh lounges?
Vueling is pronounced ‘bwelin’, if you were wondering ….
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(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.)