Vueling, BA’s low cost sister airline, is launching a new Gatwick to Alicante service on 7th April.
The service will operate six days per week. The flight departs at the slightly odd time of 9pm, Friday to Wednesday.
This may be part of the expansion driven by the purchase of Flybe’s Gatwick slots, with Flybe’s Newquay service moving to Heathrow on 31st March.
Vueling Club has its own Avios programme which is operated via avios.com. If you open a Vueling Club account you will earn 3 Avios per €1 spent on the cheapest tickets, rising to 4 per €1 for more flexible tickets. You can redeem Avios for Vueling flights via Vueling Club too, but it is purely revenue based and the ‘pence per point’ value is poor.
Confusingly, you can also book Vueling flights with Avios via Iberia Plus. This uses the usual Avios redemption chart with standardised seat pricing.
Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. Our review of Amex Gold is here.
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