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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 from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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)

  • 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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