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.

How to get a 30% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro has been to destroy, pretty much, the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International Dollar Card. In the past with Sterling at $1.60, […]

Iberia extends its Economist offer – 13,200 Avios and a year of magazines for £179

Iberia Plus and The Economist have rolled over their special offer for taking out a subscription.  It was due to end on 31st August but has been extended until 31st October. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in Iberia Plus if […]

Bits: Virgin / Tesco promo is live, Qatar increases IAG stake, last long-haul BA 767

News in brief: Tesco / Virgin Flying Club 20% bonus promotion is live Over the weekend I wrote about what appeared to be a secret Virgin / Tesco 20% conversion bonus. Emails went out yesterday confirming that the promotion is on.  You will receive a […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via ba.com

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 flat bed seating now in place and new aircraft coming on stream, Iberia is a perfectly good option these days.  […]

Biggest bonus yet – now 13,200 Avios for an Economist subscription (as low as 0.82p per Avios)

Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription.  This is the most generous version yet. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and […]

Iberia Plus Kids …. another way of earning Avios when your children fly

A few weeks ago I published an article on how to earn Avios points on behalf of your children – ie by signing them up to a British Airways Executive Club household account. There is another option which I wanted to mention.  It is not […]

It’s back – buy up to 100,000 cheap Avios, from 0.82p, via Groupon!

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

Big 50% bonus when you buy Avios points via Iberia – 1.0p each

Let’s party like 2008! With the IAG share price falling fast, the word has clearly gone out that cash needs to start coming through the door.  We have already seen British Airways offering a 35% bonus on point transfers from hotel loyalty programmes (which means BA […]

How to transfer Iberia Avios points to British Airways Avios points

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 […]

Bits: Iberia running BA Madrid flights this Summer, free entertainment downloads in T5

News in brief: Iberia taking over some British Airways Madrid services this Summer In order to free up aircraft for other routes, British Airways has announced that Iberia will operate two of the BA Madrid flights between 15th July and 4th September. These will be […]

1,500 Avios when you book your next British Airways flight … on iberia.com

If you have an Iberia Plus Avios account – which hopefully you do, as they come in handy for various promotions now and then – you may have received an interesting email from Iberia this week. It offered 1,500 bonus Avios if you book a […]

WARNING – the Hilton / Iberia promotion has a stupid, stupid catch

Hilton has two ‘quadruple Avios’ promotions running at the moment. I wrote about the British Airways version here and the Iberia version here.  Each version offers double Avios on your 1st stay, triple Avios on your 2nd stay and quadruple Avios on your 3rd and subsequent stays. On […]

Did you know iberia.com shows more Iberia business class Avios seats than ba.com?

It turns out that Iberia offers better Business Class reward availability via iberia.com than it offers on ba.com. This is a bit bizarre, I admit.  I’m not entirely sure why this fact isn’t common knowledge – probably because of the hoops you need to jump […]

My review of the Iberia Dali VIP lounge in Madrid

Last weekend I (Anika) was down in Portugal visiting the new InterContinental hotel in Estoril, just down the coast from Lisbon.  My review will follow next week. Our inbound flight from Lisbon was not as easy and straightforward as the outbound flight.  Let’s just say that my […]

Bits: Starbucks / Amex offer, 10% off Emirates via HSBC, Iberia / Groupon issues?,

News in brief: Starbucks cashback offer with American Express Over at Shopper Points today are details of a Starbucks / American Express cashback offer. I am delighted to say that the rules are so badly worded that the combined brain power of Anika and myself has […]

Big 40% bonus lets you buy Avios points via Iberia for as low as 1.0p each

(EDIT: This morning, ba.com launched its own 72-hour flash sale for buying Avios.  This is more expensive than the Iberia offer – it gets no cheaper than 1.15p per point – but you don’t have the restriction of requiring an ‘active’ Iberia account which is […]

Earn up to 50,000 miles with two transatlantic BA or AA flights this Summer

There are a very confusing number of promotions currently available for anyone planning on flying across the Atlantic on a oneworld airline, including British Airways. The crux of the problem is this – some airlines do not want to throw miles at flyers who would […]