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Bits: buy Avios from 0.85p via Groupon Spain (again), Lufthansa Premium Economy sale to Asia

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News in brief:

More 1p Avios via Groupon Spain

Groupon has launched another cheap Avios promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus.  Click here for details.

Here are the prices:

  • 2,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €19 (0.85p)
  • 4,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €54 (1.2p)
  • 8,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €99 (1.1p)
  • 15,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €189 (1.1p)
  • 20,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €249 (1.1p)
  • 35,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €439 (1.1p)

Arguably it is a no-brainer to buy the 2,000 Avios package, given you are paying just 0.85p.

However these Spanish Groupon offers – unlike the recent Irish offer – can get messy.  All of the information is in Spanish (Chrome can translate) and if you have problems you are dealing with the Iberia and Spanish Groupon contact centres.  That said, I haven’t heard of any reader complaints for a while so the IT seems to be working now.

You can buy a LOT of points though.  The limit is 1 coupon per Iberia account for the 2,000 Avios package, 5 coupons per Iberia account for the 4,000, 20,000 and 35,000 Avios packages and 10 per account for the 8,000 and 15,000 Avios packages.  These Avios can be transferred across to British Airways via ‘Combine My Avios’ without any problems.  Buyer beware though.

The Groupon Spain page you need is here.

Groupon Spain Avios deal

Lufthansa launches decent Premium Economy deal

Both Lufthansa and SWISS have launched Premium Economy and Economy sales from the UK to Asia.

I am not focusing on the Economy deals although if you follow the links you will see the pricing.  Here are the Premium Economy deals on Lufthansa (SWISS does not have PE):

On Lufthansa, which you can book via this special page:

  • London – Shanghai from £579
  • London – Qingdao from £579
  • London – Hong Kong from £649
  • London – Bangkok from £599
  • London – Singapore from £579
  • Manchester – Beijing from £599
  • Manchester – Shanghai from £599
  • Manchester – Qingdao from £599
  • Birmingham – Beijing from £599
  • Birmingham – Shanghai from £599
  • Birmingham – Qingdao from £599
  • Edinburgh – Beijing from £599
  • Edinburgh – Shanghai from £599
  • Edinburgh – Qingdao from £599
  • Glasgow – Beijing from £599
  • Glasgow – Shanghai from £599
  • Glasgow – Qingdao from £599
  • London – Almaty from £549

You can check the SWISS economy deals, from any of its UK departure points, here.

All deals must be booked by 1st October except China, where the deadline is 8th October.

Travel periods are from 23rd October to 8th December 2018, from 24th December 2018 to 22nd March 2019 and from 22nd April to 18th June 2019.  A six day minimum stay applies.

The Lufthansa booking site seems easier to use as you can focus just on Premium Economy sale deals via this page.

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Comments

  1. Topgunner says:

    OT, but related to use of Avios. Anyone here notice that availability JNB-HRE-JNB on Comair, the BA franchisee in South Africa, has dried up considerably. You used to be able to get 4 seats in Economy just about any day as long as you were 3-4 days out. But now weeks in advance you can hardly find Y seats at all for days at a time.

    Maybe the realized the revenue management setting was incorrect??

  2. Just bought 2000 Avios on Groupon, it seems a lot more straight forward than before and it works first time.

    • I also bought 2000 avios which are now in my Iberia account however I cannot transfer them to my BAEC account. When I go to make the transfer it only says I can transfers BA>IB and not the other way round?

      • Mine hasn’t arrived yet, when did you purchase yours? Is that the only option? Or can you do IB to Avios?

        • This is a long running IT error. Open an Aer Club or Vueling Club (if you don’t have an Avios TRP account) and use avios.com as an intermediary. Go from IB to avios.com and then avios.com to BA.

      • This is probably NOT an IT error. I had the same problem. I could not login to the BA account on IBERIA when combining the points. The reason is: you cannot transfer the points into a Household account. The answer is easy, but a faff. Remove your BA account from the household account, transfer the points, and re-connect to the household account. Be careful though as (at least it used to be) you cannot do this more than once every 6 months. If you do you will have to wait for 6 months to reconnect into the Household account. Hope it works for you.

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