Vueling

Vueling is a low-cost airline based in Spain and which is owned by the same group as British Airways and Iberia. Vueling Club launched in 2017 and allows you to earn and redeem Avios for Vueling flights.  You can also redeem Avios for Vueling flights - at different rates - by transferring your points to Iberia Plus.  The Vueling website is here.

Where can I fly with Avios from the UK regions? – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham […]

Bits: Regent Hotels bookable via ihg.com, Malaysia Airlines Visa promo, Vueling launches Gatwick to Alicante

News in brief: Regent Hotels now (partially) bookable at ihg.com Last March, IHG – owners of the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn etc brands – acquired 51% of Regent Hotels & Resorts for $39m, ie peanuts.  For comparison, the refurbishment of InterContinental Park Lane a few […]

How I (almost) recreated BA Club Europe on Vueling for £64 one-way!

I was in Gatwick’s South Terminal last Thursday reviewing the new My Lounge lounge as you may have seen on Monday.  I was on my way to Barcelona to do a review for Marriott which will run in a day or so. Flying early in the […]

Bits: £1346 London to Seoul in Business, Flybe sells Gatwick slots, 5% off your ski holiday with SNO

News in brief: £1346 Business Class return from London to Seoul Air France and KLM have launched some aggressive business class fares from London to Seoul.  You can get as low as £1346 return for much of the year. I recommend starting at klm.com because […]

Do you get BA lounge access flying BA codeshares on Vueling, Aer Lingus, Flybe or airBaltic?

British Airways lounge access policies are, on the face of it, straightforward.  You get access if you are flying in Business or First Class or have a Silver or Gold card or equivalent oneworld status. The devil is in the detail.  Can you get lounge […]

How to use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ for flights on BA, Iberia, Vueling, Flybe and Aer Lingus

‘Part Pay With Avios’ has, apparently, been very successful since it was launched.  It allows you to redeem your points for a discount against a cash ticket, although in most cases you are not allowed to pay the entire price with points. (I’m not sure […]

Vueling scraps ‘Excellence’ fares as it retreats from the business market

Vueling, if you’re not familiar with it, is BA’s sister low-cost airline, operating primarily out of Barcelona and Rome.  There are a substantial number of services to the UK.  Full details are on the Vueling website here. You may remember our failed attempt to review […]

Earn 250 Avios per booking at 45,000 restaurants in ten European countries

Whilst Avios UK may have recently closed its restaurant booking programme, the company has not given up trying to cash in on the sector. Avios, via Vueling Club, has teamed up with TripAdvisor’s restaurant booking service The Fork to offer points. You will earn 250 […]

My failed attempt to review Vueling’s short haul business class

This was meant to be my review of Vueling’s Excellence business class service. In October 2017 IAG’s low cost carrier Vueling joined Avios with a rather complicated way of earning and spending points.  Rob’s article explaining how to earn and spend Avios on Vueling is here. […]

Bits: what can we learn from Vueling’s new French Avios credit card?, 35% off SPG points, Tesco Premium IS dead

News in brief: Vueling launches an Avios credit card in France – but is it any good? In an interesting move, Vueling – IAG’s low cost short-haul carrier – has launched an Avios Visa credit card in France.  This is, I think, only the second […]

New: Save money at World Duty Free & Dufry stores in the UK with their app (but no Avios yet)

I’ll get to the Avios part of this deal in a minute, but first some background information …… You might not know the name Dufry, but it is the dominant global duty free retailer.  As well as owning World Duty Free in the UK, it […]

Bits: pay Aer Lingus to fly to your city, interesting new Vueling credit card in Italy, is BA Flight Pass going away?

News in brief: Aer Lingus launches a competition to win a new route! It is a topic that is rarely discussed but almost all airlines are happy to accept ‘commercial support’ from local government in return for launching a route to that city.  Such deals were […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – The Secrets of Reward Flight Saver

During January and February I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains everything you […]

Bits: £1365 Business to Canberra, Qatar Airways 15% off code, IAG to buy NIKI

News in brief: £1365 Business Class tickets to Canberra on Qatar Airways! Via Flyertalk, Qatar Airways seems to have slipped out some more exceptional fares to Australia.  This is not part of the January sale which won’t launch for another couple of weeks in my […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios – 9 Avios per €1 – at Melia hotels to promote its new improved earn rate

EDIT: This offer has been extended and you can now book until 30th January for stays until 15th March The Melia hotel group has changed the way you earn Avios at its hotels.  The company has moved from a flat nightly rate to a revenue […]

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