Earn Avios points ….landing on a beach

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As you are probably now aware, Flybe and loyalty programme Avios have partnered, and you can now earn Avios points on Flybe flights.

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Flybe have an extended European network, which includes flights to the rugged Outer Hebridean island of Barra, in Scotland.

You can currently fly to Barra from Glasgow, starting at £80 return for the 1 hour 10 minute each way flight. Not particularly remarkable, I hear you say. Perhaps not, but do bear in mind that you will be landing on a beach.

Yes, a major European carrier has a beach landing option. Barra (BRR) is in fact the only airport in the world where scheduled flights use a beach as the runway. To add to that, flights need to be scheduled dependent on the tide, as at high tide the “three runways” are under the sea.

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You can watch the landing here, while the take-off is here (unless you’re a serious aviation geek, I’d skip to 11:50).

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