Flybe has been moving quickly since its sale to a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium completed this week.
We have seen the announcement of Heathrow to Guernsey, using the Virgin Atlantic slot previously leased to bankrupt Cobalt Air.
A fifth daily flight to Edinburgh, from 31st March, was announced a few weeks ago. Flybe has now announced plans to add a sixth daily Edinburgh flight from 22nd April. This will operate out of Heathrow Terminal 2.
From Heathrow, there will now be an earlier 06.40 departure to Edinburgh.
Coming back, there is now a later 20.45 departure into Heathrow (22.20 arrival).
Remember that you can still earn Avios on Flybe flights which are flown before 30th April. You can also redeem Avios until 30th April, for flights up to a year ahead. You should be a little wary of making Flybe bookings from November onwards, however, as the airline is likely to see a major shake-up of its timetable from the start of the Winter schedules.
Details of the Flybe / Avios partnership are here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.