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: Laithwaites offer update, 15% Iberia discount, Finnair A350 daily from London

News in brief: Wine Explorer link fixed I ran an article yesterday about Wine Explorer, the new BA wine venture in association with Laithwaites.  You will receive 1,000 Avios points with your first order. For some odd reason, the link I provided in that article […]

How to earn Avios with Budget car rentals

Following a lot of rationalisation over the last couple of years, Avis emerged as the sole British Airways car hire partner. The avisba.com website offers a range of benefits including free additional drivers for BA Executive Club members and bonus Avios if you pay using […]

How to use ‘part pay with Avios’ to book Iberia flights

‘Part Pay With Avios’ has, apparently, been very successful since it was launched.  It allows you to redeem your points for a discount against a cash ticket, although you are not allowed to pay the entire price with points. Unlike an Avios reward redemption, you […]

Iberia launches a new Avios reward chart, reduces some economy prices

As I mentioned briefly in my article yesterday on Iberia’s current ‘25% off some Avios redemptions’ sale, the airline has published a new redemption chart.  Actually, two new redemption charts for peak and off-peak dates. I will work this into our main ‘Avios Redemption University’ […]

25% off selected Iberia Avios redemptions – New York in business for 51,000 return!

Iberia Plus launched a very low key offer last week offering 25% off redemptions to various destinations in all classes. As Iberia Plus is already a more attractive redemption option than British Airways for a couple of reasons, this offer is a great extra bonus. […]

It’s back – buy up to 100,000 cheap Avios, from 0.81p, via Groupon!

It’s back!  Fortunately, or unfortunately (it depends how much trouble you had getting the Avios to post when this deal ran last year) you can yet again buy cheap Avios points simply by heading over to Groupon! The fall in the Euro in recent days means that […]

Bits: BA Manchester changes?, Bonus Avios from Avis, 20% off Friends & Family Railcards

News in brief: Big British Airways changes at Manchester? Following on from the launch of BA’s weekend European flights from Manchester, I have heard from a couple of sources that other major changes are now in hand. First, there are strong rumours that British Airways […]

My review of the Sala Velazquez Iberia VIP Lounge, Madrid Airport

This is my review of the Sala Velazquez Iberia VIP Lounge at Madrid Barajas Airport. After two days in Madrid it was time for me to fly to my last destination of this trip: Frankfurt.   That flight, on a LATAM 787 with a flat bed […]

My Air Nostrum flight reviewed, booked with Avios

After my underwhelming experience in the Sala Lounge Cap Des Falco, I got to board the Air Nostrum flight from Ibiza to Madrid. This was not the most exciting flight in the world as you will see.  The reason we wanted to cover it on Head […]

Two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

In this article yesterday I asked for your help in confirming whether Accor had cut their transfer rate into Avios or whether it was a typo.  It seems to be a typo on their website, luckily. This means that, if you collect Avios points via […]

Bits: important Accor promo update, Accor / Iberia transfer rate changed?

News in brief: Important Accor promotion update Yesterday I wrote about the new Accor promotion.  This offers you potentially 6,000 Avios or €120 of hotel credit for making 3 x 2-night stays. What I did not point out clearly, although it is stated on the […]

A clever Avios trick to unlock extra Iberia business class seats

I wrote an article last year pointing out that Iberia has better business class reward availability via its own website than you can book via ba.com. Coupled with the fact that you pay lower taxes on Iberia redemptions when booked via iberia.com vs ba.com, it […]

Eight Avios earning and spending tips you might not know about

Don’t panic, we are not switching to clickbait headlines for 2017!  However I was struggling to find something more suitable to describe the article today. I was updating the ‘Welcome’ page on Head for Points over Christmas.  This is a page which 80% of regular […]

Buy Avios from 0.85p in new Iberia Plus promo

Until 31st December, Iberia Plus is offering a 50% bonus when you transfer your Iberia Plus Avios points to another member. This offers an interesting opportunity to pick up a few cheap Avios points and may also allow you to consolidate Avios from other family […]

How to fly long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

Singapore Airlines announced a new European ‘fifth freedom’ route this week – Moscow to Stockholm, starting on 30th May.  As HFP has also just put a ‘fifth freedom’ flight in the diary for January, I thought it was worth another look at this interesting niche. […]

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 […]