Vueling, the low cost short-haul carrier within the IAG group, and a sister airline of British Airways, continues to expand at London Gatwick. This is due to the airline taking over a number of take off and landing slots from BA.
For the Winter season, Vueling is adding:
- Gatwick to Gran Canaria / Las Palmas (launches 7th December, two flights per week)
- Gatwick to Lanzarote (launches 8th December, two flights per week)
- Gatwick to Tenerife South (launches 6th December, three flights per week)
Other regular routes from Gatwick this Winter include:
- A Coruña
- Paris Orly
- Rome Fiumcino
- Santiago de Compostela
Vueling flights can be booked with Avios. There are two totally different ways of doing it:
- redeem via Vueling Club on a revenue-based basis (eg the points price is the cash cost of the flight divided by a fixed value per Avios) or
- redeem via Iberia Plus, using the standard Avios pricing chart which is based on distance
The former does not require reward seats to be available, unlike the latter. The former also lets you pay for 100% of the cost of your flight with Avios, including the taxes and charges.
You can find out more, and book, on the Vueling website here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 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:
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.