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.

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 3 – How to Upgrade With Avios

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These articles now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1 – A Beginners Guide to Redeeming Avios

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These articles now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. This series of articles, which I […]

£875 Iberia business class return tickets to Rio de Janeiro!

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In response to a KLM fare sale, Iberia has launched an aggressive £875 return business class fare to Rio! This is a very, very good deal, and makes it worth cancelling any Avios redemption you have booked to Rio in return for an Avios and […]

British Airways launches Costa Rica flights from May 2016

Costa Rica

British Airways announced yesterday that it will launch flights to Costa Rica (San Jose) in May 2016. The service will operate from Gatwick.  It will start out at two flights per week, on Wednesday and Saturday, before increasing to three flights per week for Winter […]

Full list of peak and off-peak Avios redemption dates for BA and Iberia


When I published my list of all British Airways destinations and their cost in Avios, there were requests for a consolidated list of peak and off-peak redemption dates. I’m happy to oblige! The tables below cover the next 12 months.  The first set apply for British […]

How to upgrade British Airways flights using American Airlines miles


Being able to upgrade British Airways tickets using Avios is a well known feature of the programme. Whilst upgrades from World Traveller / Economy are restricted to full fare tickets – although this is due to be extended to cheaper tickets in late 2015 – […]

50 free Avios in Iberia Plus – zero effort required!

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Iberia Plus has launched a Summer competition.  I won’t bore you with the details because it is pretty irrelevant to almost all HFP readers.  Basically, you receive one entry into a prize draw to win one of 300 flights for every points-earning transaction you make […]

Bits: more on combining Avios from Iberia Plus, up to 50% bonus buying Flying Blue miles

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Some news in brief: More ideas if having trouble using Combine My Avios with Iberia Plus I wrote an article last year on how to do ‘Combine My Avios’ from an Iberia Plus account.  Reader David dropped me a note with another hint. When you log […]

500 – 1,000 bonus Avios with all short-haul BA flights this Autumn

Avios bonus promotion

I get the feeling that British Airways is getting worried about the impact of the Avios devaluation on its leisure business.  When you are earning just 125 Avios points each way for a European flight in economy, it is hardly an incentive to turn to […]

Bits: BA using Titan planes at Gatwick, Hyde Park festivals via Starwood, Iberia sale, Millennium Hotels sale

Titan Airways

News in brief: British Airways subcontracting at Gatwick British Airways has ‘wet leased’ an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 757 to work at Gatwick during July.  These will come from Titan Airways and, as it is a ‘wet lease’, Titan will be providing the flight […]

Earn 3,000 Avios for a 2-night stay with Worldhotels

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You may not have heard of Worldhotels, which is an independent marketing group for 500 upscale hotels, spread across 65 countries. These are hotels which do not want to formally join a branded chain but still want to be able to offer their guests loyalty benefits […]

Using your Avios points to fly to Chile with LAN

LAN 787 business class

I have never given LAN much coverage on Head for Points, even though I have written articles covering redemption opportunities with most of the other oneworld partners. I recently helped a friend with some research into Avios redemption options to Chile and I thought it would […]

Renting with Avis in June? Credit to Iberia Plus instead of BA for more Avios

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Iberia Plus recently adopted Avis as its exclusive car hire partner.  This was a shame.  Iberia used to partner with various car rental groups including Hertz, Euromaster and Sixt.  It meant that you could still earn Avios points even though British Airways only used Avis. Another arbitrage […]

Bits: 10% off Iberia flights to Spain, Heathrow’s royal luggage trolley, 50% off Tesco Delivery Saver

A butler is pictured with Heathrow's special royal golden luggage trolley. The baggage palace on wheels was created to celebrate the first birthday of Terminal 2: The Queen's Terminal and to mark the long association Heathrow has with Her Majesty The Queen.

News in brief: 10% off Iberia flights to Spain Iberia is offering a 10% discount on cash tickets for flights from the UK and Europe to Spain.  This is an exclusive offer for Iberia Plus members and you should see it pop up when you log […]

‘Combine My Avios’ from Iberia Plus may be fixed!

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I receive an email yesterday from a reader who had suddenly found that he was again able to make ‘Combine My Avios’ transactions out of Iberia Plus – using the Iberia website – to avios.com or British Airways Executive Club. I tried this myself as […]

Bits: £750 business class flights to Bangkok, East Coast Rewards to Virgin miles, 12000 Avios for Economist sub

Turkish Airlines 777 seating

Some news in brief: £750 business class tickets to Bangkok I have devoted quiet a bit of coverage recently to exceptionally cheap Qatar Airways flights to Asia from Europe, often sub £800.  There is nothing available at the moment, however. Turkish Airlines has stepped into the […]