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Avios partner Juneyao Airlines adds Manchester flights

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When Finnair adopted Avios on Monday, it brought two new airlines into the Avios-earning fold. One is Scandinavian regional carrier Braathens, and the other is Chinese carrier Juneyao Airlines.

When you fly with Juneyao Airlines, you can now earn Avios in a Finnair Plus account. From May/June 2024 it will be possible to move them across from Finnair to a British Airways Executive Club account.

Juneyao Airlines adds Manchester

The earn rates are:

  • Economy (classes Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V, W, S, T, Z, K, E) – 100% of miles flown
  • Business (classes J, C, D, A, R) – 200% of miles flown

You can see more details on this page of the Finnair site.

The reason I mention this today is that Juneyao Airlines has just announced flights to Manchester from its base in Shanghai.

There will be three flights per week, launching on 3rd July.

Flights will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It’s a sensible 10.40am departure from Manchester, although that means a less sensible 5.50am arrival into Shanghai! The return is entirely overnight, leaving Shanghai at 1.55am and landing in Manchester at 7.30am.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes 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

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (33)

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  • B says:

    If you were travelling in FIRST, you’d use the Millionaire’s Door 🚪 rather than walk all the way round

    • Rob says:

      That door is long gone.

      • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

        No it’s still there.

        Immediately to the left as you exit the temp F security lane.

        • Rob says:

          It’s there but I was told it is no longer a functioning door because the other side is blocked.

          • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

            as per the BA website!


            “Temporary routes to airport lounges

            “At the request of the UK Government, all security scanners at all UK ports are being upgraded. While the works are carried out at Terminal 5, we’ve created temporary routes for you to access the lounges.

            “Travelling in BA First Class or American Flagship First: Enter the Concorde Lounge to the right, straight after security.”

            And when I used the F lane there was one of those pop up signs at the door as well. Can’t remember if there was a staffer there guarding it though

            (And yes I got my left and right mixed up)

          • Michael says:

            AFAIK it has always been there, even after the First Wing opened. It allows direct access to the Concorde Room for passengers clearing transfer security. I’ve seen the podium / sign outside it many times as I passed over the years.

          • Chris says:

            Correct – not been open for a long time

      • MC says:

        I’ve used that door to access CCR as recently as last Thursday. It’s definitely still there, staffed and operating.

        • Rob says:

          I take it back 🙂 I swore someone told me that there was now something in front of it on the other side, clearly not.

  • Nick says:

    I’ve just been through the first wing this morning and was told the new security lanes are opening Monday next week.

  • Jack says:

    The first wing has remained open the entire time only the security lanes have been temporarily closed . Personally like others when I have travelled I’ve found the current arrangement to work very well

  • Alexey says:

    Off topic, it used to be that when we prebook for 6gbp lounge at Gatwick we also had premium security, but when I look at summer booking they want another 6 gbp for that ??? Anyone aware of the change?

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