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.

Big 50% bonus when you buy Avios points via Iberia – 1.0p each

Let’s party like 2008! With the IAG share price falling fast, the word has clearly gone out that cash needs to start coming through the door.  We have already seen British Airways offering a 35% bonus on point transfers from hotel loyalty programmes (which means BA […]

How to transfer Iberia Avios points to British Airways Avios points

I have covered a few Iberia Plus promotions on Head for Points recently.  This has led to a few emails asking exactly how you can transfer Avios points from Iberia Plus to British Airways Executive Club. This article will act as a reference post and I […]

Bits: Iberia running BA Madrid flights this Summer, free entertainment downloads in T5

News in brief: Iberia taking over some British Airways Madrid services this Summer In order to free up aircraft for other routes, British Airways has announced that Iberia will operate two of the BA Madrid flights between 15th July and 4th September. These will be […]

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 […]

WARNING – the Hilton / Iberia promotion has a stupid, stupid catch

Hilton has two ‘quadruple Avios’ promotions running at the moment. I wrote about the British Airways version here and the Iberia version here.  Each version offers double Avios on your 1st stay, triple Avios on your 2nd stay and quadruple Avios on your 3rd and subsequent stays. On […]

Did you know iberia.com shows more Iberia business class Avios seats than ba.com?

It turns out that Iberia offers better Business Class reward availability via iberia.com than it offers on ba.com. This is a bit bizarre, I admit.  I’m not entirely sure why this fact isn’t common knowledge – probably because of the hoops you need to jump […]

My review of the Iberia Dali VIP lounge in Madrid

Last weekend I (Anika) was down in Portugal visiting the new InterContinental hotel in Estoril, just down the coast from Lisbon.  My review will follow next week. Our inbound flight from Lisbon was not as easy and straightforward as the outbound flight.  Let’s just say that my […]

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 […]