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Earn triple Avios with Flybe flights from London City

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The partnership between Flybe and Avios (ie avios.com and not British Airways Executive Club) has been running for six months now.

You now earn Avios points when you fly with Flybe – and, following the Avios devaluation, you may earn more than flying the same route on BA!

I wrote extensively about this new arrangement here and here if you want to know more. You can find full details on the Flybe website here.

Flybe has launched another promotion for its services from London City Airport.  It flies to Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin (to 31st May only), Exeter and Amsterdam – and, ironically, competes with BA on many of these routes.

To encourage you to try the London City services, you can earn TRIPLE Avios points on all Flybe services from London City until the end of the June.  That works out at 6-12 Avios per £1 spent depending on your ticket type – albeit you only earn Avios on the base fare and not the taxes and charges component.

Full details of the offer can be found here.

Note that all flights must be booked by the end of May even though you can fly until the end of June.

No registration is required.  Triple Avios will be credited automatically to your account.  The Flybe site has all the details if you need to know more.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points 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

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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 (2)

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  • Mikeact says:

    I’m still struggling to find a list of code share flights with AF which was announced in a big fanfare a couple of years back or so. (Not to connecting flights, just ex UK departures to wherever, or has it all been quietly dropped ?)

  • Mikeact says:

    Appreciate that…..thanks.

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