Vueling, the sister airline of British Airways and Iberia, has launched a €4.99 Winter sale on selected routes.
Full details are on the Vueling website here.
In theory these fares run until 22nd September but you would be crazy to wait that long as I doubt they will hang about.
You must travel between 2nd November to 25th March. Not all dates are available but Vueling has a handy calendar so you can easily which days are included.
Seats are definitely available at these prices, although you need to add in the €10 ‘booking fee’.
You won’t earn Avios on these tickets (more expensive Vueling flights do earn Avios in Iberia Plus) and neither will you get lounge access if you have British Airways status. It is difficult to complain at these prices though.
If your ticket shows as earning Vueling points, you may want to open an account and claim those. There are rumours of Vueling switching across to Avios soon and your Puntos would presumably convert.
Here is the full list of routes which touch the UK.
Birmingham – Malaga
Birmingham – Tenerife
Birmingham – Alicante
Edinburgh – Alicante
Edinburgh – Rome
Edinburgh – Paris
London Gatwick – Paris
London Gatwick – Oviedo
London Gatwick – Santiago
London Luton – Zurich
London Luton – Amsterdam
Manchester – Alicante
Manchester – Rome
Manchester – Tenerife
Newcastle – Barcelona
If you cannot find flights both ways at €4.99, there is another option. Promotional code FLYNDERUK knocks off €20 from the price of return flights. The code definitely works but I’m not sure what the criteria are.
You can find full details on the Vueling website here.
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.