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Iberia Plus has launched a Summer competition.  I won’t bore you with the details because it is pretty irrelevant to almost all HfP readers.  Basically, you receive one entry into a prize draw to win one of 300 flights for every points-earning transaction you make with Iberia Plus.

What IS relevant is this:

Iberia is offering you 50 Avios just for reading about the competition.

Iberia A330 350

All you need to do is visit this special Summer Flights web page and enter your Iberia Plus number.  50 Avios will be coming your way – note, though, that they do NOT post instantly.

If that link doesn’t work – it seems to cause trouble in some browsers – use  This is a Spanish page but is easy to follow, just put your IB number in the white box at the bottom.

Whilst 50 Avios is hardly enough to get excited about, it does have one important benefit.  It ‘activates’ your Iberia Plus account.

You can only transfer Avios in or out of Iberia Plus if you account is 90 days old AND you have earned 1 Avios point.  This is the easy way of earning that 1 Avios point.

Once your account is active, of course, you can transfer your 50 points over to via ‘Combine My Avios‘ and add them to your main Avios balance.

The key reason to transfer Avios points INTO Iberia Plus is that Iberia does not charge fuel surcharges on Iberia redemptions when booked via the Iberia website.  BA does charge fuel surcharges.

This means a typical Iberia redemption, such as Madrid to Havana, will be £250 cheaper for the exact same flight when booked on vs

I wrote more about these savings in this article.  Note, though, that the article has not been updated to reflect the new Avios pricing post-April 28th.

Click here and claim your 50 Avios today.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2023)

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:

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 American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.

Comments (32)

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  • Stu R says:

    The page seems to be a blank page within the Iberia website – no content and nowhere to enter your login details ….

    • Frenske says:

      Worked for me, using chrome on Android mobile.

    • Charles says:

      If it doesn’t work for you, you would need to enable the browser to display the unsecure content.
      In Firefox, that would be on the left hand side of the address bar.
      In Chrome, it would be on the right hand side.
      in IE, you need to click ‘show all content’ at the bottom.
      Or you can just click the link on View from the wing as someone else mentioned.

  • Danny says:

    I think there’s some problem with the link from Head for Points. If you go via the link from View for the Wing it works fine.

  • Globetrotter7 says:

    Done. Thank you!

  • Jason says:

    If has a Qatar flight showing LHR-DOH, with business seats available, how can you book that seat through Iberia when there website shows no availability in business?

    • JRB says:

      * their *

      • Worzel says:

        There’s also knob and nob.

        • The_Real_A says:

          I actually spilt my coffee from laughing at this 🙂

        • xcalx says:

          My thoughts were a teacher already bored with the break. But I like your theory more.

          • Jason says:

            I’ll have to proof “reed” my posts next time.
            Secondly, Rob, it would save me 80k Avios booking with Iberia during school holidays.

          • Fenny says:

            Schools round here break up today, so it could only be an independent school teacher!

    • Rob says:

      You don’t want to, because non-Iberia flights booked via are not changeable and not refundable, even on BA.

      • jason says:

        It would save me 80k avios by booking, thorugh Iberia, during school holidays if I am able to book seats.
        But I can’t see them on Iberia 🙁

  • Waribai says:

    Worked fine for me!

  • Fenny says:

    It says the registration period closes today, so best not leave it until tomorrow!

  • Will says:

    done. cheers

  • Dom says:

    Are there any new account/referral bonuses at the moment for iberia?

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