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Earn 2,500 Avios points by joining Iberia Plus Kids

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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 ibplusmenores@iberia.es.

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

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

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