Aer Lingus has confirmed that its non-stop route from Manchester Airport to Barbados will return in Winter 2022.
Flights initially began last October, and the service will end as planned on 29th April.
The service will restart on 2nd November with three flights per week – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. They are operated with an A330-300, with the (decent) Aer Lingus fully flat business class seat.
Seats are theoretically bookable with Avios, although Aer Lingus does not guarantee to makes seats available on every flight.
The situation for booking Aer Lingus with Avios remains a mess, with some seats bookable via avios.com (usually economy only) and a totally different selection of seats being available via British Airways Executive Club – but only by telephone.
United Airlines also offers Aer Lingus reward seats due to its partnership, and their availability doesn’t seem to match any of the other pots! Our main article on booking Avios seats on Aer Lingus is here.
You can find out more on the Aer Lingus website.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)
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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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 10,000 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.
(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.)