Up to 30% bonus when you buy Avios in August – but cheaper via Iberia

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British Airways has launched another ‘buy Avios’ promotion, offering a bonus of up to 30% for purchases before 31st August. The link to buy is here. Frankly, this is not an impressive deal. The bonus on 1,000 Avios is nothing – despite costing a rip-off […]

How to convert ANY number of Accor points to Avios

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There is quite a bit of confusion surrounding how to convert Le Club Accorhotels (the Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Mercure etc programme) points into Avios.  With the help of HFP reader Tony, I have got to the bottom of it this week. Tony and I have confirmed […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

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(This article differs slightly from the subscribers emailed version due to problems caused by the site downtime last night) For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car is on holiday. If you […]

Credit Hilton stays to Iberia instead of BA? A warning!

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One of the things that makes this hobby so fascinating is the ability to arbitrage.  The aim is to collect miles and points as cheaply as possible and then use them for the maximum possible ‘pence per point’ reward. There are also arbitrages inside individual […]

50 free Avios points with new Iberia Plus promotion

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I wrote an article a couple of week ago about ‘The Great Avios Conquest’.  That is a new Iberia online game which gave everyone 50 Avios for signing up – enough to ‘activate’ your Iberia Plus account and allow you to transfer Avios points in […]

50 free Avios via Iberia Plus – and it ‘activates’ your Iberia account

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As well as collecting Avios via avios.com and/or British Airways Executive Club, it is also possible to earn points via Iberia Plus, the Iberia frequent flyer scheme.  Any Avios you earn in Iberia Plus can be moved over via ‘Combine My Avios’ once your Iberia account […]

Iberia launches ‘part-pay with Avios’ – and it’s rubbish

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From July 2nd, Iberia is letting you use Avios to pay for part of the cost of a cash ticket.  “All your Avios count and they also discount” is the catchy slogan they are using. British Airways launched a similar ‘part pay with Avios’ scheme […]

Now Iberia launches its own Avios redemption sale – with low taxes

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Following on from the current Avios 50% offer redemption sale – which still runs for another 10 days – Iberia has launched a sale of its own.  This offers 35% off on selected routes. For anyone prepared to travel via Madrid, there are good savings […]

Avis permanently increases your Avios earning rate

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Avis, the exclusive British Airways car rental partner, has made a permanent increase to the number of Avios points that you can earn from each rental. Previously, the earnings rate was 3 Avios per £1 spent with a minimum of 500 Avios. The minimum earnings […]

Iberia Avios redemption sale on four long-haul routes

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Iberia has launched a new round of discounted Avios redemption opportunities.   You will need to be flexible to take advantage though as you need to travel by 30th June! These two long-haul routes are reduced by 25% in ALL classes: San Jose, Costa Rica Buenos […]

New Iberia Avios redemption options – Dominican Republic and Montevideo

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Slowly but surely, Iberia is coming back to health.  The Willie Walsh-led restructuring, which has seen massive job costs, has reversed the €1m+ per day loss that the airline was making. As new long-haul aircraft are delivered, Iberia is beginning to expand its long-haul network […]

Earn 8,000 Avios with a subscription to The Economist

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The Economist has been an Iberia Plus partner for a long time, but the subscription offers they run usually exclude UK residents.  That has changed for their new offer. As you can see at this link, you can earn 8,000 Avios in Iberia Plus if […]

Triple Avios points with NH Hotels – up to 1,350 Avios per night!

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NH Hotels is one of those niche European hotel chains that is rarely seen in the UK (although there are two in London) but crop up quite frequently on the continent. As well as the main NH Hotels brand, the group also includes Hesperia and nhow. Whilst […]