The partnership between Flybe and Avios (ie avios.com and not British Airways Executive Club) started last Monday. If you fly on Flybe going forward, you will be able to collect a relatively modest number of Avios points.
The start of the deal was timed to coincide with the start of the Winter timetable and Flybe’s launch of services from London City Airport.
The airline is flying from London City to Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin, Exeter, Inverness and Amsterdam. Given the competition from British Airways on most of these routes, it will be interesting to see how they do.
To encourage you to try the London City services, you can earn QUADRUPLE Avios on all Flybe services from London City until the end of the year. That works out at 16 Avios per £1 spent – albeit you only earn Avios on the base fare and not the taxes and charges component.
Given that fares from City are generally high, you should – with quadruple Avios points – be better off on the Flybe flights than on British Airways. The difference will not be huge unless you are buying a last minute ticket, however, and of course you do NOT earn British Airways tier points with Flybe.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)