Flybe is a regional airline operating primarily in the United Kingdom. In 2014 it closed its own loyalty scheme and began to issue Avios points when you fly with it. My series of articles on this announcement begin here. You can find out more about earning Avios points with Flybe on their website here.

Bits: BA innovates its long-haul deep clean programme, update on redeeming Avios for Flybe, MBNA closes its AA cards

News in brief: British Airways starts long-haul deep clean BA has been circulating some images internally of the innovative deep clean programme which has been taking place on all 120 long-haul aircraft. With surprising honesty, it says “Dirty interiors have been a source of complaints […]

Bits: could you host a HFP Summer Party?, Flybe / Avios luggage quirk (or not), 10% off Qatar flights

News in brief: Could you host a HFP Summer Party? We are thinking – tentatively – about doing a HFP Summer Party this year after the huge success of the last two Christmas events.  (Here are the photos from last Christmas.)  If we’re going to […]

Bits: Zipcar Flex opens at Terminal 5 – drive for £17, Flybe sale launches (EDIT: now Thu), BA’s A320neo is here

News in brief: Zipcar Flex opens at Heathrow Terminal 5 Most readers, at least London-based ones, will know Zipcar as a ‘pound per hour’ car hire group.  They have a few hundred cars scattered across Central London and you can book them by the half-hour […]

Bits: Flybe to be sold?, Italian holiday airline running BA Gatwick services, BA’s cost base

News in brief: Flybe to be sold? Flybe‘s share price jumped on Friday after Stobart Group announced that it was considering a bid for the company. Flybe – which uses Avios as its reward currency – has been struggling in recent years, despite carrying 8m […]

Bits: Good business fares with KLM, 23kg suitcase on Flybe with Avios, new Miles & More deal with The Economist

News in brief: Good business class fares with KLM KLM has currently got some good Business Class fare offers running.  The lead prices based on departure from Heathrow are: Abu Dhabi from £1,269 Bangkok from £1,489 Bangakore from £ 1,459 Beijing from £1,869 Dubai from […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15 – How to earn and redeem Avios points on Flybe

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. This article explains how to earn and redeem Avios on Flybe. It is now over three years […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 9 – 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 […]

I try Flybe from Heathrow to Edinburgh – a good Avios-earning BA alternative?

Back in March, Flybe launched flights from London Heathrow (Terminal 2) to Edinburgh and Aberdeen. As you can both earn and spend Avios on Flybe, I thought it was worth checking the service out. Why did Flybe launch these routes? To understand why Flybe is […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): Flybe Mastercard

This is my review of the Flybe Mastercard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the relevant sections […]

Bits: 20% off Best Western, pointless Aer Lingus hotel portal, new Avios Southend-Glasgow route

News in brief: Get 20% off Best Western UK with MasterCard Last week we covered the launch of the new Avios partnership with Best Western.  That article also covered how to get a Best Western status match. You will earn either a flat 500 Avios […]

What is the best Visa or Mastercard travel loyalty credit card?

I continue to get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or Mastercard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide […]

Highland games: no BA / Loganair codeshare deal as Flybe launches in competition

Loganair operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh.  It is probably best known for its service from Glasgow to Barra, where the plane lands on the beach and the flight times are adjusted to the tide table (photo below). […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, easyJet launches Southampton

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals launched American Express has launched a new wave of travel-related cashback deals.  Some, all or none of the offers below will be found on the ‘Offers’ section of your online statement page, or in the Amex app. […]

Bits: photos of the new BA Lounge in Boston, Flybe lands at Heathrow

News in brief: Photos of the new British Airways lounge in Boston Two days ago we wrote about the new British Airways lounge at Boston Logan Airport.  Reader Angel who flew out of Boston yesterday kindly sent us a few photographs and some text, and reader […]

Bits: Virgin and Flybe to codeshare; Business Traveller auction; I’m looking for a Dutch HFP writer

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe to codeshare to Heathrow As I covered a couple of weeks ago, Flybe is to launch flights to London Heathrow from Edinburgh and Aberdeen in March.  These will use the slots previously given to Virgin Atlantic for its Little […]

Heathrow cuts domestic landing charges – but will fares follow?

In a surprisingly low key move, Heathrow Airport reduced the Passenger Service Charge on domestic flights on 1st January. The cut is a sharp one, although at the same time you might be surprised at how high the fees remain: Point-to-point departing domestic passengers are now […]