Avios.com has launched a 50% discount offer on redemptions on Monarch.
Specifically, you will save 50% on the following routes:
- Birmingham, Luton or Manchester to Malaga
- Birmingham, Leeds Bradford or Manchester to Barcelona
- Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Luton or Manchester to Faro
- Birmingham or Luton to Rome Fiumichino
- Manchester to Venice
Flights on all of these routes (economy only) have been reduced from 15,000 Avios to 7,500 Avios return, per person.
Here are the rules:
You must book by 30th September
You must travel between 15th September and 16th December, excluding half term (23rd October to 2nd November)
These flights can ONLY be booked by calling the Avios call centre. The telephone booking fee will be waived.
Monarch is not part of Reward Flight Saver, so your taxes will be higher than the usual £35. Make sure you check the cash price of a comparable ticket on the Monarch website so you know that you are getting a decent return for your Avios.
You will need to have your Avios points in avios.com in order to book. You can move your points from British Airways Executive Club by using the ‘Combine My Avios‘ feature on either the BA or avios.com sites.
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.)