Flybe

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.

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 […]

New routes galore: IAG budget long-haul, Flybe @ Heathrow, KLM @ City, Flybe @ Southend

There has been a glut of new route announcements this week so I thought it was worth putting them together in one place: IAG to launch a budget long haul airline out of Barcelona IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has outlined […]

Flybe to start Avios-earning services to Heathrow in March 2017?

According to reports in The Scotsman, Flybe is about to announce flights to Heathrow from Edinburgh and Aberdeen. This is not as crazy as you might think, because the cost to Flybe is limited. We need to go back to the acquisition of bmi British […]

More Avios redemptions going – Flybe in Scotland and Disneyland Paris tickets

There are two stories here, with the tenuous link that both have reduced the options you have for redeeming your Avios points. Flybe and Loganair end franchise deal in Scotland Loganair operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh. […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (9): Flybe MasterCard

This is my review of the Flybe MasterCard credit card. This article was updated on 1st September 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they […]

‘Part Pay With Avios’ now available on Flybe – at a poor rate

Flybe is, impressively, now the largest regional airline in Europe.  It now operates from 40 UK airports and is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton. Back in 2014, Flybe abandoned […]

What credit card should replace your Diamond Club Visa or MasterCard?

Yesterday I ran an extra article to share the news that the MBNA Diamond Club (ex bmi British Midland) credit cards will stop accruing Avios points on 30th September. This is a big blow for many people, not least myself who has been earning a […]