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Vueling is the Barcelona-based low cost short-haul airline owned by IAG, the parent of British Airways.

It does not, it has to be said, have a stellar reputation but you will often see it popping up on routes where you wouldn’t necessarily expect it – Florence to Gatwick, for example.

You can earn and redeem Avios on Vueling in two ways – either by joining Vueling Club (which operates on the platform) and redeeming for a fixed cash discount, or via Iberia Plus, where flights are priced using the traditional charts. This article explains, in detail, how to earn and spend Avios with Vueling.

Vueling Club only offers revenue-based redemptions. You can use Avios to pay as much or as little of the flight cost as you want.  Unlike redeeming Avios for BA flights at, you get a flat value per Avios and there is no limit to how many you can use..

You need to log in using your account details on  If your Avios currently sit in a British Airways account, you will need to move them into – giving your Vueling Club account number – using ‘Combine My Avios’ (click here).

Select the flights you want.  You can book ANY flight.  There are no availability restrictions. On the payment page you will be offered the chance to pay with Avios.

The rate is usually very poor, at around 0.55p per Avios. I would personally look to get around 1p per Avios, at least, via British Airways redemptions as my ‘what is an Avios worth?’ article shows.

However, until 20th December, the number of Avios you need is discounted by 25%.

Here is an example in practice, for Gatwick to Florence one way. Note that you can only make Avios bookings on the website and NOT in the Vueling app:

Instead of paying €61.99, I can redeem 7,745 Avios. This works out at exactly 0.8 Eurocents per Avios, so 0.7p.

0.7p isn’t utterly terrible. It is better than many Avios redemption options including wine and hotel rooms. You can do a lot better, and if you’ve got your Avios via, say, Tesco Clubcard or American Express Membership Rewards transfers then you are selling yourself short by accepting 0.7p.

If you picked them up from BA Amex spend or travelling, however, it is acceptable. You can find out more on this special page of the Vueling website.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points 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.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year 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.

Comments (38)

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  • Duck Ling says:

    “I’d guess it’s related to crew hours. Santiago is the longest route BA fly so to stretch it further with a stop would require a full crew change & the expense of keeping additional people down route to cover it.”

    A single crew will not be within hours to fly LHR-GRU-EZE. It will likely operate as it did in the past. Crew operates LHR-GRU, night stops. Then operates GRU-EZE-GRU the next day. Then GRU-LHR.

    The Caribbean flights operate along the same lines. The crew operate the long haul flight as a single sector, then will operate the short ‘shuttle’ as a there and back, then fly home the next day.

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