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.

10,000 Avios points or €200 for 3 x 2-night Accor stays however cheap!

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Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis, Mercure, M Gallery, Pullman etc, has launched a very generous promotion which could allow you to earn a significant number of miles. You will earn €200 of Accor hotel vouchers or 10,000 Avios points (or a variable […]

Bits: 8000 Avios for Economist sub back, full points for my £27 lastminute.com stay!

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Some more news in brief: Iberia brings back its Economist promotion Head for Points readers had a lot of fun before Christmas when Iberia offered 12,000 Avios points with a subscription to ‘The Economist’. ‘The Economist’ historically let you cancel your subscription at any time […]

Bits: Telegraph article, bonus for iberia.com bookings, want to buy 6 x A380s?

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News in brief: The Telegraph endorses credit card churning! In one of the more interesting personal finance article on travel credit cards, The Daily Telegraph published this on Thursday.  What is interesting is that it actively endorses credit card churning. For a bit of fun, […]

One interesting quirk with the new Avios scheme we never expected

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My main article today summarises all of the Avios changes that took place yesterday. Everything is as we expected.  Except one thing. As you will know if you followed my articles on the changes, Iberia is introducing its own reward pricing chart with its own […]

1,000 free Avios in Iberia Plus if you have an Android phone!

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For the last couple of months, the taxi ordering app Hailo – which is now operating in Madrid and Barcelona – has been running a special promotion with Iberia Plus. If you download the Hailo app and create an account, you get 1,000 free Avios […]

Good long-haul Avios bargains with Iberia and their new spend chart – save £380 tax AND Avios!

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I wrote yesterday about how, for three weeks or so until British Airways brings in its new Avios pricing, some British Airways redemptions will be cheaper if booked via Iberia Plus. There are also some excellent deals to be had if you are willing to […]

Iberia Plus new Avios spending chart launched yesterday – some BA flights now cheaper via IB

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Yesterday, April 1st, was the day that Iberia Plus brought in its new pricing for Avios redemptions.  Members of British Airways Executive Club have another 26 days to enjoy the current rates! There are, however, a few sweet spots in the new Iberia Plus redemption table […]

Iberia’s new status chart is live – should you start crediting BA flights to Iberia Plus?

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The first phase of the Avios changes kicked in on March 1st when Iberia Plus published its new earning chart for both Avios points and Elite Points. What I wanted to know was this – going forward, will it be more worthwhile crediting BA flights to Iberia […]

Amex retains the British Airways credit card contract

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The British Airways credit card contract was up for renewal recently.  I don’t know when the current deal was ending – the only bit of news I managed to find out in advance was that IAG was tendering for a single contract covering all of […]

Massive 50% bonus when you buy Avios points via Iberia – 0.9p each

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I normally do not recommend buying Avios unless you need to ‘top up’ an account for an immediate redemption. With a few exceptions, buying a large proportion of the miles you need is rarely a good deal. This is different.  Iberia Plus is currently offering […]

Discounts on redemptions to Spain via avios.com

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avios.com has launched a small low-key sale on selected routes to Spain operated by Iberia. Full details can be found on avios.com here.  In summary: Edinburgh to Madrid reduced from 15,000 Avios to 11,250 + £41 London Gatwick to Madrid reduced from 15,000 Avios to […]

Bits: 1500 bonus Iberia Avios with any booking, 40% off Hilton points, KLM £396 to SIN/BKK, Kaligo offer extended

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Some news in brief: 1,500 bonus Avios with a flight booking on iberia.com Until next Tuesday 17th March, you will 1,500 bonus Avios in Iberia Plus when you book a cash flight on iberia.com.  This is not automatic – you need to be logged in […]

500 Avios points sign-up bonus with Iberia Plus

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Iberia Plus is currently offering 500 bonus Avios points when you sign up and have some account activity within 45 days.  This could be as simple as transferring 1,000 Amex points or some hotel points. If you’re not a member, now is the time to […]

Bonus Avios when you shop at Bicester Village

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British Airways Executive Club is a partner with Bicester Village, the designer shopping outlet mecca in the Chilterns. The link to the BA earning deal is here (click on Chic Outlet Shopping).  You earn 5 Avios points for every £4 you spend. You need to take your receipts […]

The complete guide to Avios redemptions from UK regional airports

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I have been threatening to put together a full list of flights from UK regional airports which can be booked with Avios points for some weeks.  The job has proved messier than I imagined! I have given it my best shot but I am sure […]

Hilton ‘Double Your HHonors’ promo for March-May now active – combines with Avios and Virgin offer

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Hilton HHonors has announced that it is cutting back on global promotions and spending more effort on individual targeted deals for specific customer segments.  The slightly clumsily executed ‘100,000 free points for some but by no means all Diamond members’ offer was part of this. […]