British Airways Executive Club has a slightly odd approach to earning Avios points for childrens flights. In order to open an account for a child, an adult has to turn their BAEC account into a Household Account (HHA) – only then do you see the option to open a new account for a child.
The child’s account can only exist inside a Household Account, and if you break up the HHA, the child’s account is closed and their Avios transferred to the head of the household.
However, you need to think twice before opening a Household Account because no member of one can redeem Avios for anyone outside the HHA. This makes it impossible to issue tickets for friends, unless they too are added to your Household Account. Full details are here if you want to know more.
All of this is a long-winded way to introduce Iberia Plus Kids, Iberia’s recently launched child scheme for children aged 2-11. This is different to BAEC as the child has a stand-alone account.
Until 31st August, Iberia is offering 2,500 Avios when you open a new Iberia Plus Kids account (see pages 14 and 15 of the linked magazine, not ipad friendly).
Now, IB being IB, nothing is totally simple. You need to print off the application form and send it with passport copies of the child and parent, either by post (Apartado de Correos 62033, 28080 Madrid), fax (+34 91 374 27 07) or scanned and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, assuming you get the account opened OK, it should (note, should, I can’t promise!) be possible to later transfer these Avios to your childs BAEC account using ‘Combine My Avios’. Remember that Iberia does not allow transfers in or out of accounts until they are 90 days old, so you won’t be able to get your hands on the miles until October!
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.