Avios and Flybe are ending their partnership on 30th April. Details are on the Flybe website here.
You will still earn Avios on any Flybe flights taken by 30th April (you must complete BOTH legs, not just the outbound). You can also still book Flybe redemptions with Avios until 30th April.
There is no risk in booking a Flybe redemption apart from the standard £35 cancellation fee. Whilst it will be impossible to change it from 1st May, you can still cancel it and have the Avios put back into your account.
Act now or your avios.com account will be closed if linked to Flybe
avios.com is NOT following the same migration process that it used when the Avios Travel Rewards Programme was closed. In that scenario, your avios.com balance was transferred to your British Airways Executive Club account, and if you didn’t have one then one was opened for you.
This is not the case here. If you have an avios.com account which is linked to Flybe, it will be closed on 30th April and all Avios lost.
Full details are on avios.com here.
In order to check if your avios.com account is linked to Flybe or not, take a look at my earlier article on the end of the Avios / Flybe partnership from 5th April. It has a step-by-step guide with pictures!
If you have pending Avios coming into your Flybe-linked avios.com account, they will NOT be transferred to your British Airways account.
The Q&A page says that you need to ring avios.com in a few months time, after you expect the missing Avios to have arrived, and they can look into your old account. If the Avios did arrive, the call centre can transfer them to British Airways. You will not be able to do any of this online.
Read my 5th April article here if you think any of this will impact you.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
(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.)