Following on from the current Avios 50% offer redemption sale – which still runs for another 10 days – Iberia has launched a sale of its own. This offers 35% off on selected routes.
For anyone prepared to travel via Madrid, there are good savings on both Avios and taxes to be had.
These sale deals need to be booked by July 14th. Travel dates are 1st October to 28th February.
Only economy seats are available. Seats must be booked in ‘Blue Class’ rather than ‘Economy Class’ to get the reduced rate.
The reduced routes and prices are:
13,500 Avios each way
- New York
16,250 Avios each way
- San Salvador
- San Jose de Costa Rica
- Los Angeles
- Santo Domingo
- Rio de Janeiro
- Sao Paulo
19,500 Avios each way
- Santiago de Chile
- Buenos Aires
As an example of tax, Madrid to Miami (return) comes out at €170 plus 32,500 Avios – a substantial saving on the £350 taxes asked by BA. Business Class seats are not reduced although you still benefit from the large tax saving. Miami is €190 plus 100,000 Avios in Business Class for example compared to £550 with BA.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(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.)