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20% discount code for all Flybe flights from January to March

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Flybe recently became an Avios partner.  This means that you can earn Avios points whenever you fly with them with the amount based on the price of your ticket.

(You can also redeem Avios points for Flybe tickets as I explain here.  This can only be done via, not  Reward Flight Saver is not available with Flybe so you may be a little shocked by the taxes required.)

If you fly with Flybe on a regular basis, you will be pleased to know that it is offering a 20% discount on tickets booked by Thursday 12th December.

All travel must be completed between Monday 5th January and Saturday 28th March.

You need to use Flybe promotional code WINTER20-5 on

The discount does not apply to Loganair or Stobart Air operated flights although it does apply to the routes Flybe operates on behalf of Air France.  Slightly surprisingly, the 20% discount applies to the entire ticket price including taxes and charges.   Tickets can be booked at here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (12)

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  • Stephan says:

    Darn just booked a flight with flybe yesterday!

    • Mark B says:

      Me too although via Avios, where presumably the 20% discount (on the cash balance) doesn’t apply

      • Andrew says:

        What were the taxes like Vs full fare? Ive been unable to find avios value in any flight i wanted to take…

        • markb says:

          Full fare for 2 Birmingham to Berlin in Feb £176 v Avois 9,000 points + £64.56 so a saving of £111, good enough for me, I think even had I got £20% off the full fare I would have still gone for it

    • Matt says:

      If it’s within 24 hours – cancel at no charge and rebook!

      • Stephan says:

        Damn booked in the morning. Oh well will remember that for next time. Only £35 for the fare so not a huge loss. Thanks for the tip. Is this airline specific?

  • John Ritchie says:

    Just tried a dummy booking and cannot see anywhere to enter this code on flybe website. Can it be clarified where to enter this code I presume I have missed it? Thanks.

  • Jimmyjimmy says:

    Has anyone had Flybe flights post to their Avios account as yet? 5 weeks since my flight probably time to start chasing.

    • Think Square says:

      So not just me then. You definitely need to start chasing:

      “3.13 If you believe that you are due to be awarded Avios for a recent flight that have not been deposited to your account within 30 days of completing your Eligible Flybe Flight, you can contact the Flybe Customer Service team for investigation. You have up to 40 days from completing their Eligible Flybe Flight to query your Avios application. In the event that you do not make a claim within the specified period, any Avios that are not claimed will be lost.”

  • Think Square says:

    Has anyone had any Avios credited for a flybe flight yet? I’ve had 3 flights over the past month but no sign of Avios.

  • Elena-MuslimTravelGirl says:

    Grr, I need to be a Flybe flight from Amsterdam in December with 20% it would have been dead cheap.

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