Posts in the “flybe” category...
British regional airline flybe has announced that it will be joining the Avios travel rewards programme on 27th October 2014. flybe customers will earn Avios based on the cost of their ticket, rather than the distance-based calculations offered by the two main Avios airlines, British Airways & Iberia.
The move means that the Rewards4All programme hitherto offered by flybe will be phased-out. New registrations in Rewards4All close on 10th October 2014; earning will cease on 9th January 2015, and Rewards4All redemption bookings must be made by 31st March 2015 – for travel by 24th October 2015.
flybe customers will be able to add their existing Avios account number (not their British Airways Executive Club or Iberia plus numbers) to bookings made from 27th October, or they can pre-register for a new account on the flybe website.
Earnings from flybe flights will be at the following rates:
Just Fly tickets – 2 Avios per £ spent
Get More tickets – 2 Avios per £ spent
All In tickets – 4 Avios per £ spent
Earnings will be based on the underlying fare excluding what flybe describe as ‘government charges’, however as the airline doesn’t currently provide a breakdown of the total cost of a flight when booking online, it will be interesting to see how this is presented from the launch of Avios earnings.
Ancillary charges, for example for seat selection or luggage add-ons which are not included in the selected fare-type, will not qualify for Avios earning.
Ahead of the official launch, flybe redemption availability has already been loaded into the Avios system, which means that existing Avios members now have the opportunity to spend their points on flybe flights. This also includes flights operated by Loganair and Stobart Air. Availability is presented in a similar manner to that of the other ‘subsidiary’ Avios airline partner – Air Malta – in that flights are priced at the relevant number of Avios, plus taxes, fees & charges. flybe is not included in the Reward Flight Saver scheme offered by Avios, which caps the additional charges at set levels.
For full details and to pre-register, visit flybe.com/avios.