Get £100 back on £200 of Eastern Airways flights with American Express
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American Express has launched a cashback offer which is surprisingly generous – £100 back when you spend £200+ with Eastern Airways by 1st August.
The offer is only open to the first 3,700 users who save it, which is why we are running this as an additional article today. We’d prefer the slots to go to our readers!
In general the airline deliberately ignores London, although it does have the contract to run the subsidised flights between Gatwick and Newquay. There are multiple routes from Southampton – which is an easy train ride from Waterloo directly into the airport – and it has some presence at most regional airports.
The airline no longer flies beyond the UK Common Travel Area – the Gibraltar route, for example, has been cancelled. The furthest you can go is to Jersey or Dublin.
For a couple, £200 would cover a return domestic trip in the UK. A solo traveller may struggle to spend £200 on one journey to be honest, although I’m sure a peak Summer trip from Gatwick to Newquay won’t be cheap.
Note that the rules of the offer state that the £200 must be spent in one transaction.
The Eastern fleet comprises British Aerospace Jetstream 41 and ATR72-600 series turboprops, Embraer regional jets and Embraer E-jets. The seat count runs from 29 to 76. Wherever you fly, it will be a different experience to your standard British Airways short haul Airbus flight.
I took an Eastern Airways flight from Aberdeen to Newcastle last year as part of my UK lounge tour. That was on a Jetstream 41 – definitely an adventure (photo above). It felt like I was flying on a model aircraft it was so small. It was also hugely noisy, so I recommend taking ear plugs!
Where does Eastern Airways fly?
Here is the current route map, as taken from the website. These routes may not operate daily.
- Wick John O’Groats
From Belfast City
- Belfast City
- Jersey (seasonal)
- Humberside (seasonal)
- Teesside (seasonal)
- London Gatwick
- Belfast City
- Jersey (seasonal)
From Wick John O’Groats
The offer is restricted to the first 3,700 people to save it to their American Express cards – assuming, of course, that you are targeted for it in the first place. You are unlikely to see it on British Airways American Express cards, for obvious reasons.
Your qualifying transaction must be made by 1st August although your flight can be for a later date.
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