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€4.99 to Spain / Amsterdam / Paris / Rome / Zurich in the Vueling sale

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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.

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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.  Here is a return flight from Manchester to Alicante in January I priced up last night:

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Only the €10 ‘booking fee’ kicks up the cost, but at €9.99 each way after the fee you aren’t breaking the bank.

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.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (49)

  • Cal Mc says:

    Yessss! cheers Rob!

    Weekend in Paris in Jan and then some skiing from Barcelona in March!

  • James67 says:

    OT: just had a survey from avios about ‘combine my avios”. Looks like all avios are heading for a single portal, as opposed to carrier-specific FFP portals, to enable redemptions with ease on any airline. Reading between the lines IAG are taking a step closer to spinning off avios. Seems penny-pinching Willy is desperate for every penny he can get these days.

  • Roger* says:

    I see a Vueling ad on some pages of HfP. If it appears on yours and you’re thinking of booking, it would be polite to click on that and help HfP. 🙂 It may depend on cookies, though.

    Some comments about using the Vueling website:
    – use Extra Person if you want 3 seats for a couple for extra space. For €4.99 it’s a bargain but less so for higher fares.
    – the payment page has a dropdown box that accepts GBP or other currency.

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