The complete guide to the Blue Islands Blue Skies Club loyalty programme

Aug 24, 2020

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Blue Islands is a small regional airline based in the Channel Islands. It operates a fleet of just five ATR propeller aircraft to nine destinations, mostly in the United Kingdom from its bases in Guernsey (GCI) and Jersey Airports (JER). It’s also planning on launching service to Dublin (DUB) in August 2020.

Despite the airline’s small size, it has launched its own loyalty programme called Blue Skies Club. The airline describes the programme as “a contemporary take on traditional airline loyalty programmes. Its rules are designed to be simple and straight forward, making reward flights easy to achieve and with no surprise charges when you go to book”.

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Here’s what you need to know.

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Earning

Blue Islands operates short, economy-only flights, so it has only two different fare types. The cheapest Blue Fly ticket will earn 250 Blue Skies points for each one-way flight. The more expensive and more flexible Blue Plus ticket earns 500 Blue Skies points per one-way flight. All flights come with checked luggage included.

There are currently no status levels in the programme, so no matter how regularly you fly with Blue Islands, you will only earn points at the 250 or 500 level per flight. Points expire after 36 months of inactivity and you must be over 18 to join the programme and to collect Blue Skies points.

Blue Islands codeshares with Loganair. Unfortunately, codeshare flights operated by Loganair do not earn Blue Skies Club points. If you are flying a codeshare flight operated by Loganair, you can read our guide to Loganair’s own Clan Loyalty programme here.

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Redeeming

You can redeem 5,000 Blue Skies Points online for any Blue Islands-operated flight, subject to availability. This means you would earn a free flight after flying 10 Blue Plus flights, or 20 Blue Fly flights.

(Image courtesy of Blue Islands)
(Image courtesy of Blue Islands)

Fees and taxes are payable for redemption flights — rather than these fees being variable based on the airports and flight length, all redemptions come with a £20 per flight redemption. Do check the cash price of the flights you are looking to redeem Blue Skies points for first, as there are some very affordable cash fares depending on the route and date.

(Image courtesy of Blue Islands)

Bottom line

This is a very straightforward loyalty programme that makes it easy to earn and redeem Blue Skies points. If you are a regular traveller to or from Jersey or Guernsey, it makes sense to join the Blue Skies Club programme, as you only need to fly 10 Blue Fly flights (i.e. five return journeys) to earn a free award flight.

You can join Blue Skies Club here.

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