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.

Two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

In this article yesterday I asked for your help in confirming whether Accor had cut their transfer rate into Avios or whether it was a typo.  It seems to be a typo on their website, luckily. This means that, if you collect Avios points via […]

Bits: important Accor promo update, Accor / Iberia transfer rate changed?

News in brief: Important Accor promotion update Yesterday I wrote about the new Accor promotion.  This offers you potentially 6,000 Avios or €120 of hotel credit for making 3 x 2-night stays. What I did not point out clearly, although it is stated on the […]

A clever Avios trick to unlock extra Iberia business class seats

I wrote an article last year pointing out that Iberia has better business class reward availability via its own website than you can book via ba.com. Coupled with the fact that you pay lower taxes on Iberia redemptions when booked via iberia.com vs ba.com, it […]

Eight Avios earning and spending tips you might not know about

Don’t panic, we are not switching to clickbait headlines for 2017!  However I was struggling to find something more suitable to describe the article today. I was updating the ‘Welcome’ page on Head for Points over Christmas.  This is a page which 80% of regular […]

Buy Avios from 0.85p in new Iberia Plus promo

Until 31st December, Iberia Plus is offering a 50% bonus when you transfer your Iberia Plus Avios points to another member. This offers an interesting opportunity to pick up a few cheap Avios points and may also allow you to consolidate Avios from other family […]

How to fly long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

Singapore Airlines announced a new European ‘fifth freedom’ route this week – Moscow to Stockholm, starting on 30th May.  As HFP has also just put a ‘fifth freedom’ flight in the diary for January, I thought it was worth another look at this interesting niche. […]

Bits: excellent BA Holidays NYC deal, 100% bonus buying IHG points TODAY, 25% off Iberia from Cardiff

News in brief: British Airways New York Christmas deal BA Holidays has launched two excellent deals if you want to get away for Christmas or New Year: Club World flights + 3 nights in a hotel from £1,199 per person First Class flights + 3 […]

Huge 18,700 Avios for ONE UK Avis rental – but does it make sense?

Iberia Plus and Avis have launched a very low key promotion which a HFP reader flagged up last night. If you can make this work for you, you could do very nicely. Take a look here. Avis is offering 18,000 Avios if you book a […]

It’s back – buy up to 100,000 Avios, from 1.02p, via Groupon!

It’s back (again)!  You can buy cheap Avios points simply by heading over to the Spanish version of Groupon. The fall in the £ in recent months means that this deal is not as good as it was last year, where you were paying as little […]

Bits: £199 to LA with Air New Zealand, Iberia offers, Dragonair becomes Cathay Dragon

Some news in brief: £199 Air New Zealand deals to Los Angeles at 10am It’s Cyber Monday!  Yes, I know.  Before things go back to whatever passes for normal a month before Christmas on the shopping front, we’ve got one day left of deals. Most […]

Bits: Tallinn BA tier point run, 10% Clubcard to Virgin transfer bonus, 500 Avios with Iberia wine offer

News in brief: Tallinn tier point run on BA Tallinn is being launched by British Airways as a new route next year as we wrote over the weekend. In the meantime, British Airways is running a very attractive offer if you want to check out […]

BA going 10-abreast on B777’s, Club Europe on domestics & other IAG Capital Markets Day revelations

Yesterday was the annual International Airlines Group Capital Markets Day, where IAG gives a public presentation for its bondholders on the performance of BA, Iberia, Vueling and now Aer Lingus. The slides are made available to all. You can download the entire 118 pages here. On the […]

Or not: BA removes Qatar ‘R’ business class from tier point and Avios earning

EDIT: 10am – BA has just posted on Flyertalk that this is all a big mistake, despite both Qatar and BA reiterating by phone and Twitter over the last 24 hours that this was the new policy. ba.com has now been amended.  This week saw […]

Bits: 1700 Avios on Avis rentals, Cathay Pacific sale extended, triple Avios to Latin America

News in brief: 1,700 Avios on Avis car rentals Avis has launched a new Avios promotion which runs until 31st October for rentals until 15th December. If you book a car in Group C or above for 3+ days, using the BA Avis discount code, […]

It’s back – buy up to 100,000 Avios, from 1.08p, via Groupon!

(EDIT 18th October: this deal is no longer available) It’s back! You can now buy cheap Avios points simply by heading over to the Spanish version of Groupon. The fall in the £ in recent months means that this deal is not as good as it […]

Bits: Earn 1000 Miles & More miles with Blacklane, Iberia wine deal, Gatwick schedule changes

News in brief: Blacklane announced as new Miles & More partner Global professional driver service Blacklane has been added to Miles & More’s list of partners offering miles for every ride you take.  You may remember that Blacklane generously sponsored a Head for Points competition […]

Earn triple Avios – SEVEN per Euro! – on Accor (Sofitel, Mercure, Novotel etc) stays

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery and Pullman, has launched an interesting ‘triple Avios’ promotion with Iberia Plus. The offer runs until 31st December.  Registration does not seem to be required. Full details can be found here. This is […]

Big redemption savings: Hilton properties in Turkey and Iberia Express flights to Spain

Two interesting savings which could make your next miles and points redemption go a lot further have turned up! Huge savings on Hilton HHonors redemptions in Turkey The political situation in Turkey has had a major impact on hotel bookings.  Hilton has responded by making […]