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50% discount on regional Avios redemptions on Monarch

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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 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 sites.

Full details of this promotion can be found here.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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.)

Comments (4)

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  • AlanYoung says:

    Note the phone number on the bottom of this promotion is wrong. When I contacted Avios yesterday they knew nothing about this promotion, but said they would rectify the phone number.
    When you add the cost for all the extras (Taxes, bags etc) the deal isn’t so great

    • Raffles says:

      I expected as much, as with the current Flybe promotion. On the right dates, and if you are only on hand baggage, it may have value.

  • Steve R says:

    Good luck with finding flights. It is painfully slow trying to find availability, even if you can.

    Re the hold luggage, Avios automatically add it on, you then have to phone them up to remove it.

    I sometimes think it is one of those deals that are offered, but good luck if you can find it

  • James says:

    I am actually in the market for Manchester – Malaga flights as it happens, so I had a look.

    Availability is absolute zero, I checked a whole 3 months!

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