1,500 Avios when you book your next British Airways flight … on iberia.com

If you have an Iberia Plus Avios account – which hopefully you do, as they come in handy for various promotions now and then – you may have received an interesting email from Iberia this week.

It offered 1,500 bonus Avios if you book a flight on the iberia.com website by 14th June.  You need to take the flight by 31st July.

If you didn’t get the email, you may still be targetted.  Go to iberia.com and log into your account.  A list of promotions will pop up and this should be included.

Iberia offer

The key to the offer is this.  Based on historical versions of this offer, you can book a British Airways or Vueling flight on iberia.com and it will still trigger the bonus Avios.  It doesn’t have to be an Iberia or Iberia Express flight.

If you were planning to book a British Airways flight before Tuesday, it is worth booking it on iberia.com if you are targetted for this deal and the price is the same.

You can still credit the flight to British Airways Executive Club as usual although the bonus Avios will end up in Iberia Plus and will need to be moved across.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

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  1. JamesWag says:

    1500 Avios, Wahoo ! That makes up for screwing us on two ticket baggage.

  2. So how do I book a UK domestic via Iberia ?

    I’m getting this message for EDI – LON

    We regret to inform you that there are no connecting flights between the cities selected.

    • No idea but first things I would try are
      different browser
      use Spanish – Spain setting for language/ location

      • I think Iberia probably make sure their website works with multiple browsers and I’m not sure why changing the language settings would make any difference!

        Can anyone tell me how to book a BA flight through Iberia.com? Do domestic flights count?

        • It seems that not all BA flights are on iberia.com – to be honest, I thought they were. If you can’t get them to show then there isn’t anything you can do. A domestic would certainly count if you can get it to show.

          • Thanks – EDI – BCN shows OK, but individual London airports aren’t even loaded, just LON and no connecting flights shown.

  3. O/T Daily Mail: We booked flights for a family holiday through Expedia. My 12-year-old was charged £71 air passenger duty, but 12 to 15-year-olds no longer have to pay this.
    I spoke to two Expedia call handlers who didn’t know what this duty was and just read out a spiel as if I wanted to cancel the flight. The last person I spoke to said I had paid a full adult fare for my child, but the invoice clearly states ‘Traveller 3 child’.
    I’m £11 out-of-pocket already after phoning them at 10p a minute and through the cost of rebooking.
    Mrs H. D., Cleveland.

    In the autumn statement of 2014, the Government announced that children under 12 would no longer pay air passenger duty in economy class on flights from May 1, 2015.
    This exemption was extended to all children under 16 travelling on or after March 1, 2016. Your flight was scheduled for March 25 this year, so your 12-year-old should not have been charged the duty.
    You sent me a copy of your invoice and, as you say, it clearly states the third traveller is a child, so why you were charged is a mystery.
    I contacted Expedia and they have refunded the £71 duty and have offered a £11 goodwill gesture to cover your phone charges, plus a voucher as a goodwill gesture.
    You’ve decided to use some of this money to buy some plants for a new bumblebee garden at your daughter’s school.

    harry: avios.com have refused to refund us APD for 2 of my children who fall into the same case, ie APD charged but no longer payable by the airline. The annoying thing is, if I had used BAEC for the redemptions, they’d have refunded us. But avios.com just say the RFS fee £17.50 EW has got nothing to do with APD and is a concession, as if we didn’t pay APD at all, which clearly we did. Any thoughts?

    • Avios.com charges the lower of £17.50 or the actual taxes and charges. However, as Heathrow charges are £32 there is no chance of getting under £17.50 even with no APD.

      • But I paid 7500 Avios = £75 + £17.50 = £92.50. The Avios have a value. Just because I used points + cash doesn’t mean I paid less than somebody paying 100% cash.

        • Then your fare was £75 and you paid £17.50 out of £32 of the LHR service charge.

          Avios cannot be used to pay taxes and charges.

        • Huh? Are you seriously claiming you should get an avios discount to cover the fact there’s no APD?

          Your terminology is rather unclear though – so I’m not sure exactly what you bought. 7500 + £17.50 looks like a normal redemption. London airport charges cost more than £17.50 ergo none of you have really been charged APD anyway.

          • Every passenger on flights leaving LHR pays the APD, I want mine refunded (or my sons’)

            I paid it & I want it refunded

            • From your lack of objection I’ll assume I was right and this is a normal redemption from London.

              In which case, not only have you not paid APD for your children, you have not paid it for yourself either – BA have. Period.

              If you’re going to refuse to accept what both BA and everyone on here says then there’s really nothing I can add!

            • “Every passenger on flights leaving LHR pays APD”

              Not quite true.
              Every passenger on flights leaving the UK incurs an APD charge for the carrying airline. That charge is invoiced to the airline who usually pass it on to the traveller, but they don’t have to do so.

              The £17.50 that BA charged you and your sons is a fraction of the total fees, duties and charges that BA pay for your travel. Whether or not your sons incurred APD on your flight, BA didn’t pass the full charges on to you as they were significantly larger than the £17.50 you paid.

              I bet you would rather pay the (subsidised) RFS fee on all passengers than the (full) fees the airline incurred from your flights. APD or no APD, the full fee cost exceeded £17.50 per traveller so you are not losing out, despite how you may feel!

  4. It would be good if the thread stuck to the topic

    • I’ve given up trying on that, to be honest :-) Anything outside the broad topics the site covers is chopped though, so no-one at least tries to debate the football!

      Arguably it is my fault for refusing to add a forum to the site.

      • It’s part of the fun of HfP though – quirkily British 😀

        PS apparently 2.5h delays in LHR tonight thanks to BA’s new IT system ‘FLY’ being hopeless, cabin crew saying it’s been happening all day and LGW is having runway issues – could be fun for anyone flying tomorrow!

    • +1

  5. I didn’t get this promo on my IB account, neither did my wife. Any rhyme or reason to this?