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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: A380s to Iberia and Aer Lingus?, Qatar Airways raises stake in IAG

News in brief: Aer Lingus and Iberia to be A380 customers? In this interesting article, Willie Walsh – Chief Executive of BA’s parent IAG – says that he is considering A380 aircraft for both Iberia and, as a one-off, Aer Lingus. The last of the […]

It’s back – buy up to 60,000 cheap Avios, from 0.7p, via Groupon!

Fortunately, or unfortunately (it depends how much trouble you had getting the Avios to post when this deal first ran in December) you can yet again buy cheap Avios points simply by heading over to Groupon! It isn’t quite that simple – but near enough.  When […]

Revealed … the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2017

We now have full visibility of the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for both British Airways and Iberia for 2017. The big change, as eagle-eyed HFP readers booking for February half-term had already realised, is that Tuesday and Wednesday flights will no longer automatically be […]

How much money does Avios make and how many are sold each year?

When IAG published its last set of financial results, it promised to give a presentation to City analysts in early 2016 about how Avios works and – more relevantly – about a change in accounting policy regarding Avios income and liabilities. That presentation took place […]

How to open up extra Avios economy reward seats via Iberia Plus

Most of us – including myself, as I will explain – forget that Iberia Plus members have access to substantially more Economy Avios seats on Iberia flights than ba.com shows. For the last couple of weeks I have been pondering a problem.  I had to get […]

Double Avios points with NH Hotels – up to 900 Avios per night – and redeem with them

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

Bits: 30% bonus on buying Avios – good deal?, new Gatwick Express trains in service

More news in brief: 30% bonus for buying Avios – a good deal? ba.com has launched a new ‘buy Avios’ bonus.  You will receive up to 30% extra Avios with any purchase you make before 17th March. The bonus is structured like this: 10% bonus […]

Bits: my worst ever Dynamic Currency Conversion scam, Flybe sale, good Iberia Plus wine offer

Lots of small stories today as I try to clear a backlog after my trip last week.  And speaking of that trip …. The worst example of Dynamic Currency Conversion I have ever seen I was in the Waldorf-Astoria Ras al-Khaimah last week which I […]

How a reader redeemed 52,500 Avios for a £1,500 Iberostar hotel in Majorca

I have, once, written about how to redeem Avios with Spanish hotel group Iberostar. It was back in January 2014 so I won’t blame you if you have forgotten. Whilst not a chain I have ever used, Iberostar runs a large number 4- and 5-star ‘Summer […]

Bits: lounge passes with O2 Priority Moments, bonus Avis Avios via Iberia

News in brief: Airport lounge passes for £15 for O2 Priority Moments customers If you are an O2 mobile customer and are signed up to Priority Moments, you can currently buy airport lounge passes for £15 each. The offer is here.  You are buying passes […]

40% off Avios redemptions – economy and business – on 50 Iberia routes!

Iberia Plus has launched a new promotion offering an aggressive 40% discount on Avios redemptions on a number of Iberia routes. These include both UK to Spain and ex-Spain long-haul routes. Both Economy and Business Class flights are included. You need to book by 29th February. […]

Bits: free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Golds, 25% off Iberia flights, 2400 Avios with £100 Tesco Wine purchase

News in brief: Free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Alliance Gold members Heathrow Express has brought back the offer it ran last year.  If you are have Star Alliance Gold status via any of the 21 Star Alliance frequent flyer schemes, you can upgrade to First […]

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 […]