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Iberia Plus Kids …. another way of earning Avios points when your children fly

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What is Iberia Plus Kids, and does it have any useful benefits?

Last month we published an ‘Avios Redemption University’ article on how to earn Avios points on behalf of your children – ie by signing them up to a British Airways Executive Club household account.

There is another option which I wanted to mention.  It is not ideal for most people, however, as I will explain.

Iberia runs a special loyalty scheme for children called Iberia Plus Kids.  

Iberia Plus Kids

You can find full details on the Iberia website here.

It has a rather funky membership card which I can imagine many adults would prefer to the usual Iberia one.

Who can join Iberia Plus Kids?

Iberia Plus Kids is open to children aged 2 to 11 at which point they graduate to ‘standard’ Iberia Plus membership.  Iberia Plus Kids members receive the snazzy card above and are able to earn Avios and status points when they fly.

Is your child aged between 12 and 18?  This is not a problem.  There is a form on the Iberia Plus Kids page which can be completed by a parent or guardian and which allows your child to have a standalone Iberia Plus account.

This is a potential alternative for people who are not willing to open a British Airways household account purely to earn Avios points for their children.

You can’t send the Avios to British Airways until your child reaches 18

However, there is a snag.  It doesn’t seem possible to get the Avios points OUT of Iberia Plus into a standard British Airways account:

you cannot move the Avios from Iberia Plus to avios.com / Aer Club / Vueling Club because anyone under 18 cannot have an avios.com account

you cannot move the Avios from Iberia Plus to a British Airways Executive Club account which is stand-alone because you need to be 18 years old to have one

This means that Avios points earned in an Iberia Plus Kids account cannot be moved until the child hits 18.

This is not necessarily an issue.  If your child earns enough points for a redemption in Iberia Plus Kids, you can simply redeem the points directly from there.  You may also be happy for the Avios to sit in Iberia Plus Kids for a few years until the child hits 18.

For most people, though, adding their child to a British Airways Executive Club household account will continue to be the best way of ensuring that they can earn Avios.


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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