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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.

Save 25% on Vueling Avios redemptions

You can earn and redeem Avios on Vueling in two ways – either by joining Vueling Club (which operates on the avios.com 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 ba.com, 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 avios.com account details on vueling.com.  If your Avios currently sit in a British Airways account, you will need to move them into avios.com – 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 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 (38)

  • 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.