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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 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 (27)

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  • 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 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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