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Flybe launching flights from London Heathrow to the Isle of Man

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Flybe has announced a new service from Heathrow to the Isle of Man.

Starting on 21st April and using a 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft, it is initially scheduled to run for the Summer season to 26th October.

It will, apparently, be the first direct flight in nearly 20 years between the two airports.  The service will operate daily, leaving the Isle of Man at 13.50 and landing at Heathrow at 15.10.  The return flight departs at 17.05 and arrives in the Isle of Man at 18.25.

It is not clear where the slot is coming from, but it is presumably a Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air France or KLM slot which someone else had been slot sitting on their behalf.

Flybe lanches Isle of Man to Heathrow

Flybe will also be flying from the Isle of Man to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester this Summer and is currently running a seasonal ski service to Geneva.

Tickets are available now at flybe.com.  I’m not sure if they will be made available for Avios redemption or not, given that the Flybe partnership with Avios ends on 30th April.

You will still earn Avios on cash flights to the Isle of Man as long as both the outbound and return legs are completed by 30th April.

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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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

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We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

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

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Comments (64)

  • J Monty says:

    Te Emirates amenity kits, I requested one on a day flight and was told they didn’t issue them

  • andy says:

    hi does anyone know how to get through to the hilton diamond line when the software requests a 5 digit zipcode after giving your account number?

    thanks

    • Andrew says:

      If you had to type in the numbers to complete a credit card transaction when asked for your ZIP in the USA or online and your Postcode is:-

      EH1 1YZ – Type 11000
      G23 9WW – Type 23900

      ie take the numeric digits from your postcode and then add 0s on the end to fill in the gaps.

      The Hilton system might be programmed in the same way…

      • Alan says:

        Agree in general although I find it doesn’t work for this as it’s trying to match with your account and they don’t seem to have translated it for non-US accounts. Once you get it wrong a few times it should let you through to speak to someone, or just call and don’t give any account number until you get an agent.

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