Bits: Virgin Trains cuts Traveller, Amex airport cashback, 20% off ALL Flybe routes, Iberia Avios via HEx

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I continue my attempt to empty my inbox by running various short pieces on items which don’t justify a full article! Virgin Trains puts the breaks on Traveller Hot on the heels of news that the generous East Coast Rewards loyalty scheme will be wound up at the […]

Flying long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

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This article is about how to fly – often redeeming your Avios – on short haul European flights which are flown by long-haul aircraft (ie a 747, 777, A380, A330, A340 etc). Why would you want to do this? Well, for fun! European business class flights are rarely […]

The Economist back-pedals on the 12,000 free Avios promotion

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Back in November I wrote about a very generous promotion that The Economist was – and still is – offering in conjunction with Iberia Plus. You will receive 12,000 Avios for taking out a £155 subscription to the magazine for one year.  Whilst this is not […]

Which 37 airlines can I use my Avios points on?


I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a full list of Avios redemption partners. The bottom line is that there isn’t one, because each of the three main Avios programmes has their own […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via

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Because you can book redemption flights on Iberia via, the vast majority (99%?) of British Airways Executive Club members who want an Iberia long-haul flight do it that way.  They are making an expensive mistake. When you book a long-haul Avios redemption flight on Iberia, you […]

750 free Avios in Iberia Plus from e-rewards

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I have written about e-rewards before as it is a long established partner of British Airways and  It is a market research company which awards you points in its own loyalty scheme for completing surveys online which can then be converted into airline miles. […]

New Avios routes to Madrid from Edinburgh and Manchester with Iberia


Iberia, BA’s sister airline, has announced a number of new UK routes. The first to arrive will be a service from Edinburgh to Madrid.  This will launch in late March with the start of the Summer timetable.  It will initially operate four times a week but will […]

12,000 Avios for £155 with best-ever Iberia / Economist offer


(EDIT:  DO NOT APPLY for this offer without reading this article first) Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back a special offer for taking out a subscription.  This time it is 50% more generous than usual! As you can see at this link, you […]

Iberia launches Avios sale – 50% off 17 business class routes & 50% off London


I spent some time on Thursday and Friday looking at the British Airways and November sales. These offer redemption flights from £1 of tax on short-haul and a 25%-50% discount on selected economy long-haul routes. BA’s sister company, Iberia, is having an Avios redemption sale […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via

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If you are looking to redeem for Avios points for flights to South America, you may end up redeeming on BA’s sister airline Iberia.   With its new flat bed seating and new aircraft coming on stream, Iberia is a perfectly good option these days.  The […]

Iberia drops Avios from Hertz and Europcar – where do you credit now?

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I published a long article in August about earning Avios from car rentals.  Whilst British Airways works exclusively with Avis, Iberia Plus has deals with pretty much everyone.  You simply had to credit your rentals to Iberia and then move your Avios across to BA via ‘Combine My […]

How to transfer Iberia Avios points to British Airways Avios points

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I have covered a few Iberia Plus promotions on Head for Points recently.  This has led to a few emails asking exactly how you can transfer Avios points from Iberia Plus to British Airways Executive Club. This article will act as a reference post and I […]

900 Avios per day when renting from Hertz

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Hertz has launched another aggressive promotion in conjunction with Iberia Plus. (Remember that Hertz is not a British Airways Executive Club partner, so the only way of earning Avios with a Hertz rental is to credit it to an Iberia account.  You can then move […]