Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Flybe adds a new route – Guernsey and Jersey to Newquay

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Blue Islands is a Channel Islands-based airline which operates as a Flybe franchise.  It has just announced a new Summer route from Jersey and Guernsey to Newquay.

Flights will operate from 3rd June to 31st August.

There will be three services per week, on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  The plane will start in Guernsey and make a brief stopover in Jersey before continuing on to Cornwall.

Blue Islands Flybe Jersey to Newquay

Blue Islands has also recently announced Guernsey to London Southend and Guernsey to Liverpool which commence on 20th May and 21st May respectively, both operating as Flybe franchises and bookable on flybe.com.

Despite being franchised, you can book these Flybe routes with Avios.  A one-way from Guernsey to Newquay is 4,500 Avios plus just £5 of tax, although the costs of flying out of Newquay push up the taxes on a return trip to £39.

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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)

Comments (135)

  • Puddicus says:

    T5 Arrivals is all about self-check in now. If you want a BA person to do something, it is difficult indeed.

  • IanMac says:

    T5 Arrivals Lounge is a disgrace. Service is pathetic (even in Gold / First room) – only reason to go there is to get a shirt ironed !!

    I presume Greg is critiquing the First Class Concorde Lounge.
    With a CCR card I am a frequent visitor – Wednesday this week and will be back again this Sunday afternoon.

    My curiosity has been raised regarding the standard of wine served in the CCR – I will try and check what exactly is on offer (but if its the same style £5 bottle then does it really matter the grape, region, chateau, year, …)
    Having made 90 business trips to the sub-continent in the last 7 years I am very familiar with the cranial movement characteristic.
    However, I have to say that I don’t actually recall personally experiencing that characteristic in the T5 CCR !!
    I have to say that the 4 ladies and all the guys have been great with myself / ourselves over the years – and they make a real mean white Russian (with cream) !!