Iberia and Iberia Plus

Spanish airline Iberia is a sister company to British Airways and also offers Avios points via its Iberia Plus reward scheme. This leads to various opportunities to arbitrage the best of the BA and Iberia programmes. One article worth reading is this one on how to make substantial tax savings by booking Iberia redemptions on Iberia.com rather than ba.com. You can find out more about the Iberia Plus scheme on Iberia.com.

Bits: Starbucks / Amex offer, 10% off Emirates via HSBC, Iberia / Groupon issues?,

News in brief: Starbucks cashback offer with American Express Over at Shopper Points today are details of a Starbucks / American Express cashback offer. I am delighted to say that the rules are so badly worded that the combined brain power of Anika and myself has […]

Big 40% bonus lets you buy Avios points via Iberia for as low as 1.0p each

(EDIT: This morning, ba.com launched its own 72-hour flash sale for buying Avios.  This is more expensive than the Iberia offer – it gets no cheaper than 1.15p per point – but you don’t have the restriction of requiring an ‘active’ Iberia account which is […]

Earn up to 50,000 miles with two transatlantic BA or AA flights this Summer

There are a very confusing number of promotions currently available for anyone planning on flying across the Atlantic on a oneworld airline, including British Airways. The crux of the problem is this – some airlines do not want to throw miles at flyers who would […]

BA launches a quadruple Avios deal with Hilton – and why you SHOULDN’T sign up

Last week I wrote about the ‘quadruple Avios’ promotion which Iberia has launched in association with Hilton. British Airways has now launched its own version of the offer as you can see here. The terms of the deal are identical: earn double Avios on your […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend (48 hours only), £344 Etihad to Hong Kong, 15% off Iberia

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend Tesco Direct is running a ‘short but sweet’ offer on LEGO. Until Wednesday night, you will receive 1,000 Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club) when you spend £60 on the plastic stuff. […]

Bits: Hilton / Avios sign-up working, SPG Moments ‘steal’ in Paris ends 2pm, Hyatt Place Heathrow opening

News in brief: Delays in registering for the new Hilton / Avios promotion, now OK Yesterday was meant to be the launch day for the new Hilton / Avios (via Iberia Plus) promotion which I wrote about at the weekend. The registration process was wobbly […]

Now Iberia allows new parents to ‘pause’ their status …. will BA follow?

Three weeks ago I wrote an article about Qantas introducing ‘status holds’ for new parents.  This is a topic that interests me as I have a couple of young children and, on both occasions, my wife lost her British Airways status when she went on maternity leave.  […]

Bits: Extra BA Las Vegas flights, new BA credit card … in Kuwait, Iberia wine deal

News in brief: British Airways adds extra Las Vegas flights British Airways is adding three extra flights per week to its Las Vegas schedule from the start of the Winter timetable in late September. The flights will depart Heathrow using a Boeing 747 on Monday, Wednesday […]

Bits: A380s to Iberia and Aer Lingus?, Qatar Airways raises stake in IAG

News in brief: Aer Lingus and Iberia to be A380 customers? In this interesting article, Willie Walsh – Chief Executive of BA’s parent IAG – says that he is considering A380 aircraft for both Iberia and, as a one-off, Aer Lingus. The last of the […]

It’s back – buy up to 60,000 cheap Avios, from 0.7p, via Groupon!

Fortunately, or unfortunately (it depends how much trouble you had getting the Avios to post when this deal first ran in December) you can yet again buy cheap Avios points simply by heading over to Groupon! It isn’t quite that simple – but near enough.  When […]

Revealed … the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2017

We now have full visibility of the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for both British Airways and Iberia for 2017. The big change, as eagle-eyed HFP readers booking for February half-term had already realised, is that Tuesday and Wednesday flights will no longer automatically be […]

How much money does Avios make and how many are sold each year?

When IAG published its last set of financial results, it promised to give a presentation to City analysts in early 2016 about how Avios works and – more relevantly – about a change in accounting policy regarding Avios income and liabilities. That presentation took place […]

How to open up extra Avios economy reward seats via Iberia Plus

Most of us – including myself, as I will explain – forget that Iberia Plus members have access to substantially more Economy Avios seats on Iberia flights than ba.com shows. For the last couple of weeks I have been pondering a problem.  I had to get […]

Double Avios points with NH Hotels – up to 900 Avios per night – and redeem with them

NH Hotels is one of those niche European hotel chains that is rarely seen in the UK (although there is one in London) but crops up quite frequently on the continent. As well as the main NH Hotels brand, the group also includes Hesperia and nhow. Whilst […]

Bits: 30% bonus on buying Avios – good deal?, new Gatwick Express trains in service

More news in brief: 30% bonus for buying Avios – a good deal? ba.com has launched a new ‘buy Avios’ bonus.  You will receive up to 30% extra Avios with any purchase you make before 17th March. The bonus is structured like this: 10% bonus […]

Bits: my worst ever Dynamic Currency Conversion scam, Flybe sale, good Iberia Plus wine offer

Lots of small stories today as I try to clear a backlog after my trip last week.  And speaking of that trip …. The worst example of Dynamic Currency Conversion I have ever seen I was in the Waldorf-Astoria Ras al-Khaimah last week which I […]

How a reader redeemed 52,500 Avios for a £1,500 Iberostar hotel in Majorca

I have, once, written about how to redeem Avios with Spanish hotel group Iberostar. It was back in January 2014 so I won’t blame you if you have forgotten. Whilst not a chain I have ever used, Iberostar runs a large number 4- and 5-star ‘Summer […]

Bits: lounge passes with O2 Priority Moments, bonus Avis Avios via Iberia

News in brief: Airport lounge passes for £15 for O2 Priority Moments customers If you are an O2 mobile customer and are signed up to Priority Moments, you can currently buy airport lounge passes for £15 each. The offer is here.  You are buying passes […]

40% off Avios redemptions – economy and business – on 50 Iberia routes!

Iberia Plus has launched a new promotion offering an aggressive 40% discount on Avios redemptions on a number of Iberia routes. These include both UK to Spain and ex-Spain long-haul routes. Both Economy and Business Class flights are included. You need to book by 29th February. […]