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Save 25% on Flybe redemptions via avios.com

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Flybe, the UK regional airline, is offering a 25% discount on the Avios needed for a redemption this Spring.

This looks like a good deal to me in certain scenarios.

Here are the headline rules:

25% discount is valid on all Flybe flights available at avios.com

You must book before 17th March

You must fly between 10th March and 6th July

Flights operated by Stobart Air are excluded

Full taxes and charges are payable – Flybe is not in Reward Flight Saver so the number will be higher than the usual £35 in most scenarios

Full details can be found at avios.com here.

Flybe Avios 25 per cent discount sale

Understanding Avios and Flybe

Flybe now has a slightly confusing position in the Avios universe.

It used to be that you could only book Flybe redemptions via avios.com.  In 2014, Flybe ditched its own reward scheme and began to award Avios points instead.  As part of this, Flybe availability started to appear on ba.com as well.

Availability between avios.com and ba.com does not match so you should check both.  As far as this promotion goes, however, you need to book at avios.com to receive the discount.

(If your Avios are in ba.com, you can move them across to an avios.com account using the ‘Combine My Avios’ function on either website.)

Flybe has a bad reputation for redemptions because of their artificially high taxes.  If you are checking bags, however, you will be getting decent value.

The other upside is that Flybe has a huge route map – there are few parts of the UK they do not cover now.  You can see it here.

The last time I ran a pricing example on Flybe, this is how it worked out.  I picked Birmingham to Stuttgart as a random route.  A cash ticket was £120.  An Avios ticket was 9,000 Avios plus £59.  That is 0.67p per Avios of value which, whilst not great, is not terrible either.

However, an Avios redemption “includes 20kg checked baggage and 10kg hand baggage allowance”.  A cash ticket which included a bag would be £168.  That is 1.2p per Avios of value which is a very good deal.

Note that, to get a free checked bag, you must book via avios.com (see their Flybe rules here).  Flybe bookings made with Avios on ba.com do not receive free checked baggage. 

Remember that you need to book on avios.com to get this 25% Avios discount – and free checked baggage.  A search on ba.com will show the full price and will leave you paying up for a suitcase at the airport.

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Comments (27)

  • Alan says:

    6,750 avios + £28 to Newquay from Gatwick.

    Cheapest cash fare is £76 so I think this is a good deal?

    • harry says:

      Not a lot in it – even the whingers say 0.65p is fair – so (6750 x 0.65) + 28 = £71.88

      I reckon I get more than 0.65p, so personally unless you’re an Avios millionaire – which I just remembered I am 🙂 – I’d pay cash & keep the Avios for another redemption

      especially if you get the bag

      • harry says:

        Just remembered you’ll get some Avios points for the cash ticket, so nothing much in it at all

        Why are you doing flying down to Newquay?

  • Simon Schus says:

    This works out ideally as I’m flying my parents from EXT-DUB-BOS for my wedding.

    On the inbound leg, the flight from DUB-EXT is £10 and 3,375 Avios each! (= very good value!)
    On the outbound leg, the flight from EXT-DUB was £34 and 3,375 Avios.

    Taken together, the Avios redemption works out as okay value considering the Avios.com flights include checked luggage. The final cost per person for the return trip is 6750 Avios + £44, compared to a £151.49 cashfare. Not exceptional value but could be significantly worse.

    Coupled with two EI seats from DUB to BOS return in Y using Avios and a pittance of taxes, this works out well. My parents are also able to fly from an airport 25 minutes away from my parents (plus I think they’re happy that they feel like they’re supporting their local area by using the airport rather than trekking to London or Bristol).

    I just have to find out if EI and FlyBe will interline baggage on the BOS-DUB-EXT leg. I sent them an email and will find out.

  • AC says:

    Just booked CDG – CWL June 19th for family of four. Flybe 13000 miles and £97 ! Cash price would have been £330. Originally no Avios seats available last week, checked several times a day on the website then today 4 seats became available.. Awesome!!