Vueling is the little known partner of British Airways and Iberia. They are a low cost Spanish airline and are based out of Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy. Though being based mainly in Spain, just like Iberia, they have a great coverage throughout UK airports, including the smaller regional airports. Vueling also use the same currency for flight redemptions so you can book Vueling flights with Avios.
Vueling Destinations From The UK
When looking at the destination map on the Vueling site they operate flights from the UK to all of the following destinations. Though some of these will be seasonal there are also some that are all year round, and serve as a great destination for a weekend break, or as a connection.
Birmingham – Alicante, Barcelona, and Malaga
Leeds – Barcelona
Liverpool – Barcelona
London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton) – Amsterdam, Asturias, Barcelona, Bari, Bilbao, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Naples, Paris, Pisa, Rome, Santiago, Seville, Turin, Venice, Verona, and Zurich
Manchester – Alicante, Barcelona, and Rome
Newcastle – Barcelona
Edinburgh – Alicante, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome
Cardiff – Alicante, Barcelona, Majorca, and Malaga
Book Vueling Flights With Avios
Vueling flights can only be booked via Iberia and not British Airways or Avios.com. To book Vueling flights you need to:
- Have an active Iberia Plus account (an active account is one that is older than 90 days and has at least 1 Avios point – which could be points from a recent flight or American Express transfer).
- Use the ‘Combine My Avios’ feature to transfer sufficient Avios points from British Airways to Iberia to book the Vueling flights.
After moving Avios points from British Airways to Iberia using ‘Combine My Avios’ (which can be processed from either of the sites) login to your Iberia Plus account and book the redemption flights. A small amount of taxes will need to be paid but these will be minimal if short-haul. The redemption booking will also include the cost of the first suitcase per passenger for free, which is not the case when paying the cheapest cash fare.