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Iberia adds new Latin America flights to Rio, Montevideo, Quito and Lima

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Iberia has announced a number of frequency increases for next Summer which may make it easier to use your Avios to get to Latin America.  

It is also worth remembering that taxes on Iberia redemptions are very low – usually well under £200 for business class long-haul flights from Madrid.  The new Iberia A350 business class seat which I reviewed here is good and being rolled out as the new planes arrive.

Iberia adds new Latin America flights

Here are the key changes from July 2019:

Madrid – Rio de Janeiro increases to daily, with new Tuesday and Sunday flights

Madrid – Montevideo increases to daily, with new Tuesday and Saturday flights

Madrid – Quito increases to daily, with a new Friday flight

Madrid – Lima will see an additional Saturday out / Sunday back flight in July and August

In other changes:

The seasonal Madrid to San Francisco service will return for a second year, from 12th April to 27th September, with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Premium Economy will be introduced to the Havana and Johannesburg routes from April 2019


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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.)

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