Frankly, this is not an impressive deal. The bonus on 1,000 Avios is nothing – despite costing a rip-off £31. The bonus on 2,000 to 6,000 is just 5%. You need to spend £447 on 27,000 Avios to benefit from the full 8,100 Avios bonus. Even at this level, you are paying 1.27p per point which I consider high.
Of course, if you just need a few Avios to top off your account to reach a specific redemption target then it is a different matter.
Iberia Plus has also launched its own ‘buy Avios’ promotion, see here for further details. (If a Spanish page comes up, change the language in the top left corner and then, if necessary, click through again.)
Note that you need to log-in to see details of the bonus offer. Without logging in, the page just shows the standard pricing.
At the top end, you will be paying Euro 665 for 45,500 Avios (35,000 + 30%). That works out slightly cheaper than the ba.com deal at 1.16p per Avios, based on £529. You would need to add a 3% foreign exchange fee to this price if your credit card has one.
This is clearly a slightly better price even with the FX credit card fee. However, you must have been an Iberia Plus member for 90 days before you can transfer Avios across to a BA account.
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.