Iberia has launched a very aggressive Avios redemption sale in business class. The choices are a bit restrictive, but there are some genuinely excellent deals here if you have the flexibility to get away at relatively short notice.
There are only 3 days left to book, until February 14th.
You MUST book at iberia.com to get these deals. This means that you must have an Iberia Plus account which is over 90 days old and which is ‘active’ (ie has earned 1 Avios) in order to transfer Avios across from BA or avios.com.
Prices are RETURN, per person, in BUSINESS:
Madrid to Bogota – 50,000 Avios + €185 tax
Madrid to Lima – 50,000 Avios + €191 tax
Madrid to Santiago de Chile – 60,000 Avios + €189 tax
Madrid to Rio – 50,000 Avios + €171 tax
Madrid to Sao Paulo – 50,000 Avios + €172 tax
Madrid to Luanda – 40,000 Avios + €150
Here are the booking rules:
Must book by February 14th
Must travel (both legs) by March 31st
Usual cancellation rules apply (ie €25 cancellation fee)
Availability is not so easy to find, so you would have to be flexible. However, if you wanted to try Brazil or Chile (Angola is perhaps best left for another day) then this is a great opportunity.
The Iberia long-haul fleet is currently split between the new flat seat:
…… and the old style seat, although at these prices you really can’t complain either way.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 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.