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Vueling adds new Avios services from Newcastle and Belfast

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We ran a long article last week on how to earn and spend Avios on Vueling, IAG’s low cost European carrier.

If you live near Newcastle or Belfast, you will soon have an opportunity to try out Vueling on new flights to their base in Barcelona.

Vueling adds new services from Newcastle and Belfast
  • Newcastle to Barcelona will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays between July and October
  • Belfast City to Barcelona will operate on Mondays and Fridays between July and October

You can check pricing and times on the Vueling website here.

Remember that you will need a Vueling Club or Aer Lingus AerClub account (one which starts 3081xxxxxxxxx) if you want to earn Avios. You can transfer these to British Airways Executive Club via the ‘Combine My Avios’ function on

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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 (54)

  • Geoff says:

    No sign of my bonus points, made the transfer on 10 February.
    Spoke to Nectar this morning to be told bonus points may take 28 days to arrive from end of promotion (17 May). Does anyone know whether this is right?

    • jjh4yb says:

      I made a similar query and got the same response

  • Luc says:

    Just checking… As I have terrible memory… But I received an “Avios Nectar – Conversion Credit” of 1000 Avios on Jan 25th and an “Avios Nectar Launch Offer” of 500 points on March 11th… That’s correct right, without any extra online spending?

  • Aston100 says:

    I received the 1000 avios followed by a further 500 avios.
    However, I don’t see the double nectar points in the app or website, lump sum or otherwise.
    I definitely spent over £400 within the qualifying period, and can see this on the Sainsburys Card statement.

  • David says:

    Wasn’t there a10000 Nectar points bonus if you spent the £400? Or am I misremembering?

    • Rob says:

      That’s the Sainsbury’s credit card

      • David says:

        Of course. Still, has anyone had these points yet, please?

        • Rob says:

          They posted in a wave, last weekend or the weekend before IIRC, for those who applied on the day we first covered it.

  • Andrew says:

    Hi. Converted 1600 Nectar points to 1000 Avios on 30 Jan. 500 launch offer Avios arrived 11 Mar but no sign yet of the 1000 Avios. BTW is the Nectar Credit Card when linked to Curve Blue a good way to continue collecting Avios now Lloyds are terminating the remnants of their Avios Duo cards ? 10,000 Nectar becomes 6000 Avios as a signup bonus.

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