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: 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 […]

How to get a 30% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro has been to destroy, pretty much, the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International Dollar Card. In the past with Sterling at $1.60, […]

Iberia extends its Economist offer – 13,200 Avios and a year of magazines for £179

Iberia Plus and The Economist have rolled over their special offer for taking out a subscription.  It was due to end on 31st August but has been extended until 31st October. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in Iberia Plus if […]

Bits: Virgin / Tesco promo is live, Qatar increases IAG stake, last long-haul BA 767

News in brief: Tesco / Virgin Flying Club 20% bonus promotion is live Over the weekend I wrote about what appeared to be a secret Virgin / Tesco 20% conversion bonus. Emails went out yesterday confirming that the promotion is on.  You will receive a […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via ba.com

If you are looking to redeem for Avios points for flights to South America, you may end up redeeming on BA’s sister airline Iberia.   With its flat bed seating now in place and new aircraft coming on stream, Iberia is a perfectly good option these days.  […]

Biggest bonus yet – now 13,200 Avios for an Economist subscription (as low as 0.82p per Avios)

Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription.  This is the most generous version yet. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and […]