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25% off Avios redemptions to Spain on some Iberia routes

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Earlier in the week I wrote about the new routes Iberia was launching from the UK over the coming months:

Edinburgh to Madrid
Manchester to Madrid
London Luton to Vigo
London Heathrow to Gran Canaria / Las Palmas
London Heathrow to Tenerife North

Iberia has now launched a redemption sale to launch some of these routes.

Iberia A330 350

You can save 25% on the Avios required to book:

Edinburgh to Madrid
London Gatwick to Madrid
London Heathrow to Gran Canaria
London Heathrow to Tenerife North

as well as Oviedo to Tenerife, Madrid to Ibiza, Madrid to Nantes, Madrid to Nice and Madrid to Lyon.

To get the 25% discount, you MUST book via iberia.com.  These means transferring the necessary Avios to an Iberia Plus account.  This is only possible if your Iberia Plus account is 90 days old and has earned at least 1 Avios.

The key dates are:

Book by February 26th
Travel between March 29th and July 15th

As an example of pricing, London Heathrow to Tenerife North prices out at 15,000 Avios + £59 in economy, factoring in the 25% discount off the Avios portion.   If you book the same flight on ba.com you will pay 20,000 Avios + £113.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

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.)

Comments (16)

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  • danksy says:

    Slightly O/T but I got an email from Iberia this am telling me I had 10% off flights from UK to Spain. (their typo below… not mine :D)

    How to take advantage os this promotion?

    1 Enter iberia.com. – Sign in with your Iberia Plus card and your PIN.
    2 Access “My promotions” section for futher details os this promotion.
    3 Plan your journey and book your flight. Don’t forget to sign in before you start your search.

  • David says:

    How can earn the 1 Avios required to activate my IB+ account? Are there any current promos etc running – everything I look at is at least a couple of years old!

    • Rob says:

      erewards was the easiest way but the sign up link seems to be broken. Transferring Amex points will do it, as would some hotel points, or crediting a oneworld flight, car hire or hotel stay to Iberia.

      • mark2 says:

        Amex says minimum 1000 points and BAEC says Iberia account must be 90 days old. Is there another way please?

        • Rob says:

          There is no way around the 90 day rule. That is why I have always encouraged people to open an Iberia account, even if they have no idea what they would want it for, because one day they will need it and they will be stuck with a 90 day wait!

  • Pr99 says:

    ? Are Iberia flying LGW to Madrid now? I have meetings in Madrid 3 or 4 times a year and it was always a pain having to drive past LGW to travel from LHR.

  • Mikeact says:

    In the examples shown, shouldn’t they reflect the £35 RFS option ?

  • Dave says:

    Is this targeted? It’s pricing up at the normal rate for me.

  • Mikeact says:

    I’ve been trying to compare the BA Zones against Iberia’s, but I can’t make head nor tail.
    It would help if I could find on Iberia’s site what their Zones refer to as they certainly don’t seem to tie in with BA zones, as the Avios required are totally different in most cases,
    eg Heathrow to Tenerife is Zone 4 at Off Peak @ 20,000 Avios return with BA.
    Iberia chart, (Using Iberia Not BA) is it Zone 3 OP @20,000, or Zone 4 OP @22,000 ? ( I guess based on Rob’s example above, they use Zone 3, but if the Zones are supposed to be consistent within the world of Avios then this is not the case. (I stand to be corrected!)

    • Rob says:

      Agreed. Something seems to be ‘up’ here – either the zones are different (which would surprise me, because the whole point of Avios is that the zones are the same throughout) or the Iberia system is wrongly coded. I priced Lima this week, for example, and Iberia charges less than expected given the distance.

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