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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 avios.com.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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 – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. 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

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 (54)

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  • Rich says:

    Speaking to staff at the Clubhouse it was a) rarely used and b) often needed closing for cleaning as people would spill champagne etc there.
    With the lounge more busy these days it made sense.

    Interesting fact though – the little machine to spin-dry one’s swimwear is still by the showers! Or at least it was last February.

  • Johnny5a says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Nectar are notorious for missing Nectar points on promotions. So it’s always worth diarising key dates.I’ve had to chase Nectar via twitter for missing points most recently the Spin To Win

  • DAJ says:

    I carried out the necessary transfer on the first day and have not received the bonus Avila nor received any bonus Nectar. Who should I contact to chase this?

    • Andrew says:

      Had you transferred to Nectar from Avios the day before? Anyone who did this didn’t qualify, despite us thinking their IT wouldn’t notice this.

      • DAJ says:

        No! I remember reading about not doing this so transferred on 25th January which if I remember correctly, was the first official day.

    • Rob says:

      That’s your problem. The promo started on the 2nd day after transfers started.

      • DAJ says:

        Marvellous!

      • Lister says:

        Trigger happy I sent 1600 nectar on the 24th and then another 1600 on the 25th. The 500 avios and double nectar points all tracked.

    • Mr David Ottley says:

      I too transferred 1600 Nectar points to Avios for the deal on day one and it shows on my Nectar account. Have rung and web chatted with Nectar several times but. despite promises that my case is allegedly still with the back office to pursue, nothing has happened. I feel my points were stolen from me and that Nectar do not care.

  • Stuart says:

    Vueling used to fly from Newcastle, didn’t last long. See how long it lasts this time around. Although EasyJet did operate the route also but since they closed their base at Newcastle that route has gone

    • HBommie says:

      With Easyjet closing their NCL base does this mean that they won’t return until this is reinstated (not saying it will), or do the logistics meaning that flights could return without a ‘base’?

      • Rob says:

        They can fly to Newcastle from other bases, and immediately fly back. It just means no aircraft will be based there and no crew based locally.

  • Froggitt says:

    Nectar, +1908. Not sure if thats more or less than I expected. What was included/excluded?

    • Froggitt says:

      I wonder if my monthly L&G/Nectar Life Insurance deal is going to double these points as well?

  • Allycat says:

    Nectar +870 which seems exactly correct as 1x the points showing against my online shopping since the BA transfer date. They haven’t included a 1x bonus against any weekly nectar point offers that were saved & used or against the juicy points boost they did in Feb, which is a shame 🙁

    Anyway, this week was the last week with Sainsbury’s and we are back to Tesco now. Our weekly shop seems to have been about 5-10% more expensive on average with Sainsbury’s and their levels of non-availability and choice/quality of substitutions is poorer. Both supermarkets have very large stores in York that do the online shopping deliveries but Tesco seem to be better stocked and also have friendlier drivers I think, although mileage does vary.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      The T&Cs were double the base points earned at sainsburys so no surprise they didn’t double anything else.

  • RussellH says:

    84 points credited as British Airways bonus dated 3 April

    But looking at the points total, that is still what it was yesterday, ie 30 points more than it was Saturday.
    Either the bonus was credited sometime earlier, or Nectar cannot add up.
    Not sure which is the less unlikely…

  • Jason says:

    Had a few fun times in the hot tub. In fact like you say hardly used! That was the beauty, you could always use it! I never spilt champagne in it but did lose one of my socks once….missing when I got out, didn’t have time to look for it as it was final call for my flight……….

    • Allycat says:

      You were wearing your socks in the hot tub ? 🤣

    • J says:

      So you’re the reason they give everyone a new pair on board!

    • Lord Doncaster says:

      Wearing socks in a jacuzzi?!? 😳

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