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.

Iberia brings back ‘12,000 Avios for an Economist subscription’

Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription. As you can see at this link, you can earn 12,000 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription to The Economist. The cost […]

Iberia launches low-tax Avios redemptions to Tokyo and Shanghai!

Following the recent announcement of its new service to Johannesburg, starting in August, Iberia has revealed some more big news. Iberia has announced a new ‘three flights per week’ service from Madrid to Tokyo from October 2016. It will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, […]

Sneaky cheap ways to fly to the USA using Avios for minimal taxes

In May, I am heading off to New York to test-drive Upper Class on the Virgin Atlantic 787-9 Dreamliner.  It’s tough work but someone has to do it. I wanted to find a cheap way to get home.  Virgin had no availability on my preferred […]

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 23rd March and is valid for up to 8 stays.  Registration does not seem to be […]

Bits: 2400 Avios on £39 printer, airberlin (BA!) status match, Iberia sale, new Hilton Bournemouth pics

News in brief: Tesco glitch offering 2,400 Avios on a £39 Brother laser printer Over at Shopper Points today, I have covered a glitch on a £39 Brother laser printer.  Tesco is currently selling it with 1,000 Clubcard points instead of the advertised 500 – […]

320 free Avios for everyone via Iberia’s e-shopping mall

(EDIT:  both of these offers have been pulled by Iberia!) Iberia, BA’s sister airline, recently launched its own online shopping mall called Iberia PluStore.  This is very similar to the British Airways Gate 365 operation, allowing you to earn a few Avios by funnelling your […]

Hilton HHonors launches Spring promotion – unlikely to worry IHG!

Hilton HHonors has launched its Spring promotion. Whilst there is nothing wrong with it, especially when you look at what is available from many of its competitors, it does rub in how exceptionally generous (for many people) the second version of IHG’s Accelerate promotion is. […]

How you can convert your 1,100 free Accor points into 1,100 free Avios

On Saturday, I ran details of a super new Le Club AccorHotels (the Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Mercure etc scheme) promotion. In return for filling in a few quiz questions, you will receive 1,100 Accor points if you are a base level Classic member and 1,050 […]

Buy up to 60,000 cheap Avios, from 0.7p, via Groupon!

Yes, it is indeed a bizarre world when you can buy cheap Avios points simply by heading over to Groupon! It isn’t quite that simple – but near enough.  I put my money on the table to try this out and it works fine. This […]

Iberia launches Johannesburg for low tax South Africa redemptions

For anyone bemoaning the lack of Avios availability on British Airways flights to South Africa, there is some good news. Iberia has announced a new ‘three flights per week’ service from Madrid to Johannesburg from August 2016. It will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, […]

FLASH SALE: 40% bonus when you buy Avios – but cheaper via Iberia and a bad deal anyway

British Airways launched a three day ‘buy Avios’ flash sale yesterday, offering a bonus of 40% for purchases made by the end of Friday.  The page to buy Avios points is here. I received more emails, tweets and Facebook notifications from HFP readers about this deal […]

Bits: impressive Accor ‘Black Friday’ sale, 25% off Iberia tickets, £10 Amazon cashback last call

Two new Black Friday deals, which are still running over the weekend, came to my attention yesterday.  These are worth a look. Accor offering ‘Happy Mondays’ prices up to three months in advance! Until Monday, Accor is selling Ibis, Novotel and Mercure rooms at exceptionally […]

Interesting news from the British Airways / IAG Capital Markets Day in the City

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 117 pages as a PDF […]

New BA ‘bonus Avios’ offer – extra points on flights to 21 destinations

British Airways, in conjunction with American Airlines and Iberia, has launched a new promotion offering bonus Avios points on flights to 21 destinations. You must register for this promotion.  As it runs until 29th February, I strongly recommend that you register now as you are […]

American Airlines slashes BA earning rate – do NOT credit BA flights to AA in 2016

Ever since the Avios devaluation in April, crediting long haul economy flights on British Airways to British Airways Executive Club has been a slightly crazy thing to do. You were only earning 0.25 Avios per mile flown on discounted economy tickets.  If you credited the […]

New Vueling routes, bookable with Avios, from Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh

Vueling is the Spanish version of easyJet.  Few people know that it is owned by IAG, the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus. Whilst British Airways has essentially abandoned flights from UK regional airports, IAG has decided that Vueling (pronounced bwel-ing) with […]