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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.