Flybe has launched a new Avios promotion for March, offering double points on all flights booked and taken during the month.
As a reminder, these are the standard earning rates with Flybe:
Just Fly – 2 Avios per £1
Get More – 2 Avios per £1
All In – 4 Avios per £1
This means that you could be earning up to 8 Avios per £1 on your ticket price, excluding the Government taxes element. If you are flying from London City on one of the routes where Flybe competes with British Airways, you may be better off with the former!
Note that, in theory, flights must be BOOKED and flown during March. You may or may not receive double Avios on existing bookings.
My understanding is that the problems that Flybe had with the non-posting of Avios points are now resolved. Some flyers actually did OK out of the confusion, receiving both Rewards4All points (the old Flybe loyalty scheme) and Avios for the same flight!
I was told that a compensation bonus would also be paid to the people impacted. From my discussions with the company I believe that they are keen to keep everyone happy, although I accept that this did not come across from the tone of the emails they sent out!
Double Avios is not a bad deal if you have a flight planned for March. Once the cuts to Avios earning on British Airways short-haul flights begin on April 28th, Flybe flights will be more lucrative than BA for many people.
50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus back until Thursday
If you missed the 3-day Avios sale via British Airways Executive Club last week, you haven’t missed out.
avios.com is having its own 3-day sale this week with a 50% bonus on every purchase. The link to buy is here.
I discussed the pros and cons of buying at this price in my article on the ba.com sale last week.
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.)