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Full list of peak and off-peak Avios redemption dates for BA and Iberia

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When I published my list of all British Airways destinations and their cost in Avios, there were requests for a consolidated list of peak and off-peak redemption dates.

I’m happy to oblige.

The tables below cover the next 12 months.  The first set apply for British Airways redemptions.  They do NOT apply to:

redemptions on Iberia, which are priced off a different peak and off-peak chart even when booked at ba.com

redemptions on partner airlines, which are ALWAYS priced at peak rate

The Iberia peak and off-peak calendar is shown at the bottom.  If you are smart, you can arbitrage the difference in off-peak dates.  For example, October half-term is ‘peak’ for BA but ‘off-peak’ for Iberia.  Booking an Iberia redemption for that period will be substantially cheaper, although you cannot use a BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher on Iberia.

If you are reading this on a mobile, the tables may not display properly.  I recommend switching to ‘desktop view’ or looking again later when you are on a desktop or tablet.

I will add a link to this article to the ‘Favourites’ page and keep it updated.

Off-peak dates are in cream.  The easy way to remember this is that Tuesday and Wednesday flights are ALWAYS off-peak on British Airways.

British Airways calendar (cream is off-peak):

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Iberia calendar (cream is off-peak):

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rsz_iberia_oct_nov
rsz_iberia_dec_jan
rsz_iberia_feb_mar
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rsz_iberia_june_july


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

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

Nectar American Express

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

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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 (17)

  • Mike says:

    I think you should invest in a good dictionary. If a mars bar costs 50p in Tesco and 45p in Asda, it isn’t arbitrage to buy it in Asda.

  • pauldb says:

    Looks like BA miscalculated on the May 2016 half-term. Seems they have “peaked” the 21st-29th, but at least where I live the half-term is the following week, since the Bank Holiday is Monday 30th.

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