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The 90,000 Iberia Avios start to drop into accounts

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We interrupt the England v Colombia game with this important announcement ….

Avios from the Iberia ‘9,000 Avios for booking any flight (up to 90,000 Avios)’ promotion last weekend have started to drop in.

Here is a screenshot courtesy of Flyertalk:

Now we need to see how convertible etc they are  …..

If you missed the deal, you can read the details in this HfP article.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 30th May, the sign-up bonus on the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard is doubled to a crazy 50,000 Avios! Apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 30th May, the sign-up bonus on the free Barclaycard Avios Mastercard is doubled to 10,000 Avios. Apply here.

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

CRAZY 50,000 Avios for signing up (to 30th May) and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (only to 30th May) and an upgrade voucher at £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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

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

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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 (126)

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  • BlueThroughCrimp says:

    All miles showing on AwardWallet for me.
    Thanks Rob

  • Janicee says:

    Mine dropped. Madrid to New York booked. In business. Total cost £483

  • Jamie says:

    I’m 9000 miles short 🙁
    I can see this being a pain to rectify.

    • Harry Kane says:

      Me too. 81,000 instead of 90,000. Though I did score a penalty tonight. Twice. 🙂

    • Oliver says:

      Same, i have tweeted them

  • W says:

    BCN – OAK premium economy return in july 2018. bargain.

  • W says:

    BCN – OAK premium economy return in july 2018. bargain for 87k avios.

  • Simon B says:

    Mine landed (54,000) and I have booked 2 x business class London to Madrid which I needed anyway. Net cost £270 compared to published price of £650 plus.

    So a MASSIVE thank you to Rob for the articles explaining this offer, and the contributors with their comments. I got the original Iberia email but couldn’t quite see how to make it work for the flights I needed to book, but after the explanations and comments on this site 20/30 mins of my time has saved me nigh on £400.


    • matt says:

      we were told we would be able to get them out….hmmm… looks like all was not right

      • the real harry1 says:

        1st article: ‘What happens, though, if you transfer the Avios you earn under this promotion to British Airways? Does that count as ‘redeeming’? Or will your Iberia Plus account go into negative territory on 1st December?’

        2nd artcle: ‘Transferring the Avios to a BA account instead of using them through the Iberia Plus programme will result in a negative balance in your Iberia account on 1st December’
        ‘Spending those Avios will not be totally straightforward, however, and will leave you with some mess to tidy up, even if it is nothing more than having to abandon your Iberia Plus account due to a negative balance.’

        I thought Raffles got it in writing from IB Marketing that the points COULD be transferred to BAEC…

        • matt says:

          i feel duped now 🙁

          • Rob says:

            Yes, I have an email from IB which specifically discusses what would happen to your IB account (ie the implications of a negative balance) if you did transfer out. Clearly not contractually binding though as you have needed such an email to be sent to you personally.

  • Matt says:

    I can’t seem to transfer my 45000 Avios to Avios from Iberia ????any advice and help please?
    There seems to be issue with Combine my Avios after l spoke to Avios team. Anybody else having issues?

    • Brian W says:

      They have switched CMA off for Iberia due to the terms of this promo. Doubt you’ll get them out of IB. Maybe doing it over the phone might work but I doubt that also. Avios > BAEC still works fine for me but in and out of IB blocked.

  • matt says:

    @Rob – didn’t your first article advise that we would be able to transfer out to BAEC? And that any negative balance would sit on Iberia?

    Now it seems we cannot even transfer out?

    • Rob says:

      I have an email from Iberia which discusses that but clearly it is not contractually binding.

      • matt says:

        well great as that is…if one can’t use the redemption, one has lost money based on your advice. Should have flagged the risks up on this more

        • the real harry1 says:

          matt – were you running a points balance in IB, ie before the promo points dropped in?

        • CountryKerry says:

          Why can’t you redeem via IB?

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