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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.

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 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 […]

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 […]

More Black Friday deals – flights, Priority Pass, railcards, suits, parking, more!

Here is another batch of Black Friday travel deals we have been notified about in advance. We take no responsibility if these deals have changed or don’t work as promised 🙂  Remember that we are often sent links which are not designed to go live […]

Avios ‘moving to dynamic pricing’ – and other Investor Day news

Every year, British Airways parent company, IAG, holds an investor day for the financial community to update it on what is happening.  The 2017 event took place on Friday. The 126 pages of slides from this are available to the public and you can access […]

Vueling Club is live – how to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (pronounced bwelin) joined Avios yesterday.  This is worth knowing about because of Vueling’s strong regional presence at UK airports. The options are very confusing for me to follow, so heaven knows how members of the public are meant to cope. To […]

Bits: visit the McLaren factory with Hilton, SPG to American 30% bonus, Vueling sale

News in brief: Visit the McLaren-Honda factory with Hilton Honors On Monday, Hilton Honors ran another of its occasional ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the McLaren-Honda factory at the Norman Foster-designed McLaren Technology Centre in Woking. A photo from the day is below.  Amusingly, at least half […]

Vueling switches to Avios – what does it mean for you?

IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (pronounced bwelin) confirmed yesterday that it is switching its loyalty scheme to Avios in a few weeks. This is worth knowing about because of Vueling’s strong regional presence at UK airports. What is Vueling? Vueling is a low cost airline, […]

Bits: Virgin cooling off period for buying miles, €29 Vueling sale, Cathay business sale

News in brief: Virgin introduces a cooling off period when buying miles Virgin Flying Club is currently offering a targeted 30% bonus when you buy miles.  You should have received an email about this if you are included, but you can try speculatively logging in here […]

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 […]