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Vueling launches flights from London Gatwick to Alicante

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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 launches Gatwick to Alicante

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.

You can learn more about earning and spending Avios on Vueling in this HfP article.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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 – 20,000 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

We also 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

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.)

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