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 (December 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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.
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.