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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:

Flybe Avios 25 per cent discount sale

25% discount is valid on all Flybe flights available at

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 here.

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  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 as well.

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

If your Avios are in, you can move them across to an 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 (see their Flybe rules here).  Flybe bookings made with Avios on do not receive free checked baggage. 

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


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) 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

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (26)

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  • Tilly71 says:

    I was always under the impression that only Flybe redemptions via Avios got the baggage allowance included. Does it states baggage allowance included on your redemption Flybe ticket receipt?
    If not, I would call Flybe up to double check as will cost you dearly at the airport if you have checked baggage.

  • harry says:

    Same here

    •All redemption bookings made on flights operated by Flybe using or via a British Airways call centre include one 20kg bag as your baggage allowance. Due to a difference in the systems that are used by British Airways and Flybe this will not be reflected in your booking documentation or displayed in the Manage booking section on
    •Redemptions are not available on parallel Flybe routes operated from London City or Flybe codeshare flights on Air France, KLM, Ethiad and Flybe Nordic.

    • Alan says:

      Definitely handy having that confirmed – useful to get a bag included

  • 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 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!!

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