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: Lloyds Avios card bonus gone, City Airport winners, Iberia / Groupon 1p Avios deal back

News in brief: Lloyds Avios Rewards refer a friend bonus dropped Avios has dropped the 4,500 Avios ‘refer a friend’ bonus that it has offered on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card for the last couple of years. The referral site stopped working last week […]

New: earn Avios and save 5% at World Duty Free / Dufry stores across Europe

I’ll get to the Avios part of this deal in a minute, but first some background information …… You might not know the name Dufry, but it is the dominant global duty free retailer.  As well as owning World Duty Free in the UK, it […]

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

During August we’re going to be running a few more ‘educational’ articles than usual, to help new readers get up to speed with some of the tricks of our trade. One of the things that makes this hobby so fascinating is the ability to arbitrage.  […]

Bits: how to beat Travelex’s new delivery fees; three good Economist points deals

News in brief: Travelex increasing its delivery fees on smaller orders Travelex relaunched as an Avios partner a couple of weeks ago.  You can now earn points – but only when you buy in advance via this special link – on your foreign currency orders. Travelex […]

Bits: ‘Buy Avios’ bonus, more on Kimpton / Accelerate, new JAL London service

News in brief: Up to 30% bonus when you buy Avios Iberia Plus has launched a new ‘buy Avios’ promotion which runs until 30th July. The offer is: 10% bonus when you buy 2,000 to 15,000 Avios 20% bonus when you buy 20,000 to 80,000 Avios 30% bonus […]

NEW – earn Avios when ordering foreign currency from Travelex

Amazingly, for the last year or so, it has been impossible to earn Avios when purchasing foreign currency.  At some point British Airways has had deals with Travelex, Moneycorp and American Express, but was left stranded when it split up with Travelex only to discover […]

Bits: interesting Iberia / Avis deal, 1950’s BA amenity kits

News in brief: Intriguing Iberia / Avis promotion Iberia and Avis have launched an interesting new promotion to win a share of 25,000,000 Avios! This is how it works.  You book and complete an Avis rental, anywhere in the world, between 1st and 31st July. […]

Bits: World Cup Avios seats available, 400 Avios with Spain’s Uber-clone, 25% off Priority Pass

News in brief: World Cup 2018 Avios seats available The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on 14th June next year which means – as it is now less than 355 days away – Avios reward seats are available. Although, if you’re planning to fly […]

Bits: Avios & Charles Tyrwhitt sale, Iberia multi-partner bonus, tour the McLaren factory with Hilton

News in brief: Charles Tyrwhitt discount codes launched – and earn Avios Avios has recently partnered with shirt maker Charles Tyrwhitt to offer Avios points whenever you shop with them.  This includes purchases in any of their stores, where the staff will take your avios.com […]

Get 500 Avios with your next Novotel or Mercure hotel stay

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Pullman, Mercure, Novotel, Ibis etc, is launching a new Avios promotion today. You will receive 500 bonus Avios on your next stay, between today and 30th September, at any Novotel or Mercure hotel worldwide. You need to […]

Bits: earn Avios taking taxis in Italy, Nectar / Virgin trains, Avios wine offers extended

News in brief: New – earn Avios taking taxis in Italy! If you are in Rome or Milan in the near future, you can now earn Avios with two local taxi groups.  Pronto Taxi operates in Rome and Auto Radio Taxi operates in Milan. You earn: […]

UK court ruling may lead to 6 years of refunds for cancelled returns on missed flights

Three years ago we wrote about the court decision in Huzar vs Jet2.  Jet2’s decision not to pay Mr Huzar his EU compensation has turned out to be one of the most expensive mistakes in recent aviation history, since Mr Huzar won in court.  This set […]

Why not joining Iberia Plus cost a reader £417 – and could cost you too

Most Head for Points readers will have an avios.com account and a British Airways Executive Club account.  You really don’t have much choice, since some Avios offers (such as the generous insurance promotion currently being run by Alan Boswell) can only be credited to avios.com […]

Revealed … the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2018

Both British Airways and Iberia have released their peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2018 which you can see below. There is a permanent link to this article under ‘Key BA links’ in the HFP sidebar on desktop and tablet. This came as a […]

Bits: 50% off Avios redemptions from Birmingham, new Regus lounge in T2, Iberia / Groupon

News in brief: 50% discount on Avios redemptions from Birmingham British Airways has launched a 50% discount on the ‘regional Cityflyer’ services which run at weekends from Birmingham International, using the small Embraer 190 aircraft which operate from London City during the week. The discount is […]