Whilst Avios UK may have recently closed its restaurant booking programme, the company has not given up trying to cash in on the sector.
Avios, via Vueling Club, has teamed up with TripAdvisor’s restaurant booking service The Fork to offer points.
You will earn 250 Avios for every meal for two people booked.
Full details are on the Vueling website here.
The Fork is not currently operating in the UK (a search for lunch in London brought up one restaurant in E14!) but it is active elsewhere. You can use it to book restaurants in:
It will obviously work better in the bigger cities. On the home page it features Paris, Geneva, Madrid, Lyon, Lausanne, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels and Amsterdam so I would assume those are the best covered spots.
Booking is slightly fiddly. You need to use a special landing page for The Fork which is here.
In theory you need to give a Vueling Club account number when you book. In reality, I would guess that any AerClub, avios.com or Vueling Club account number starting in 3081 will work but don’t hold me to that.
If you want to open a Vueling Club account to be sure, you can do it via the Vueling website here. You access your account via avios.com using your Vueling Club log-in details. The Avios can be moved to British Airways via ‘Combine My Avios’ and selecting avios.com as your transfer partner.
You can find out more about The Fork on vueling.com here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.
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.
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