Almost a year after the launch of Avios, Iberia has finally caught up with BA and launched ‘Avios and Money’.
This may be relevant to you, because Iberia redemptions booked on the Iberia website tend to carry far lower taxes than the same flight booked on ba.com (see here for more).
Once your Iberia account has been open for 90 days, you can move Avios points back and forth from BA or avios.com using ‘Combine My Avios’.
A quick trial shows similar pricing to BA. A Reward Flight Saver from Madrid to Dakar in Business Class will cost you either 40,000 Avios + £34 or, on a sliding scale, down to 20,000 Avios + £194.
You are therefore effectively ‘buying’ 20,000 Avios for 0.8p each, which is a pretty good deal. I would have taken the 20,000 + £194 option in these circumstances.
The effective price is the same for economy redemptions, which are 20,000 Avios airmiles + £27 down to 10,000 Avios + £107. Note it prices in Sterling because I am logged in with a UK address.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)