The routes are:
- 2,295 Avios each-way – Madrid to Lisbon or Oran
- 6,500 Avios each-way – Madrid to Athens or Nouakchott (look it up!)
- 8,125 Avios each-way – Madrid to Accra
- 13,000 Avios each-way – Madrid to Luanda
- 15,000 Avios each-way – Madrid or Barcelona to Boston, Chicago, New York or San Juan (Puerto Rico)
- 18,750 Avios each-way – Madrid to Los Angeles, Miami or San Salvador
- 22,500 Avios each-way – Madrid or Barcelona to Buenos Aires
These are all for Economy redemptions, booked for travel before the end of October.
You must book via Iberia Plus, not British Airways Executive Club, and you can only transfer Avios to IB if you have been a member for 90 days. To get the Economy redemption numbers listed above, you need to select ‘Blue’ level redemptions, which are Iberia’s discounted Economy redemptions. (Unlike BA, Iberia has two levels of Economy redemptions, with ‘Blue’ being cheaper than ‘Economy’.)
Whilst you have to get to Madrid to pick up these redemptions, you will also benefit from substantially lower taxes and charges on Iberia redemptions compared with BAEC. I discussed this is in more in detail in this post – ‘Dramatically cut your taxes with long-haul Iberia redemptions‘.
You will also avoid long-haul Air Passenger Duty if you book UK-Madrid and Madrid-XXXX on separate tickets, although this can leave you exposed if your first flight is delayed.
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.