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The 2021 Iberia peak and off-peak Avios redemption flight calendar

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What are the peak and off-peak calendar dates for redeeming Avios points in 2021? 

Iberia still hasn’t officially released the peak and off peak dates for reward flights for all of 2021 – except for the dates which are already bookable – but we now have some clarity on what the calendar will look like next year.

Avios peak and off-peak timetable

Point Me To the Plane did some digging and uncovered peak dates for 2021. We have turned this into a neat little table, below, which gives a better overview of the entire year’s peak and off peak availability.

There are two things to remember:

This calendar only applies to Iberia. British Airways and Aer Lingus have their own peak and off-peak dates. You can see the British Airways peak and off peak calendar for 2021 here and the Aer LIngus peak and off peak calendar for 2021 here. This is useful because you will often find that when BA is peak during UK half-term school holidays, Iberia (and occasionally Aer Lingus) are running off-peak fares.

The Iberia calendar applies wherever you book an Iberia redemption, whether it is on ba.com, iberia.com or avios.com.  Similarly, if you try to book an British Airwas redemption on iberia.com it will NOT follow the dates below.

All redemptions on partner airlines such as Qatar Airways are charged on a separate chart at peak date rates, 100% of the time

Note that peak dates are in yellow whilst off peak is in white.  Click to enlarge:

Iberia peak offpeak avios redemption calendar 2021

Unlike the British Airways and Aer Lingus, the Iberia chart is pretty fragmented.

Whilst Spanish and British school holidays vary, Iberia’s peak dates cover the big holidays including summer and Christmas.

There are some exceptions. February half term is peak for British Airways but off-peak with Iberia, as is the majority of the Easter break, May half term and October half term.

The only UK bank holiday weekend during an off-peak time is the second May bank holiday, 29th-31st May.

This means that Iberia redemptions are cheaper during those holidays, and you are likely to save on taxes and fees, too. You can see how Iberia redemptions charge lower taxes and fees here.

We have created an online peak/off-peak calendar for 2021 that you can subscribe to on your mobile device or calendar app. Click here to subscribe.

As a reminder, here is the peak and off-peak Avios pricing chart for Iberia flights:

Iberia Avios reward flight prices (plus taxes, fees and carrier charges)
Zone Distance Discount Economy Economy Premium Economy Business Class
Offpeak Peak Offpeak Peak Offpeak Peak Offpeak Peak
1 1—650 miles 4,500 5,000 6,750 7,500 9,000 10,000
2 651—1,150 miles 7,500 8,250 11,250 12,500 15,000 16,500
3 1,150—2,000 miles 10,000 11,000 15,000 16,500 20,000 22,000
4 2001—3000 miles 11,000 12,500 16,000 18,750 21,250 31,250
5 3,001—4,000 miles 17,000 20,000 22,000 28,000 25,500 35,000 34,000 50,000
6 4,001—5,500 miles 21,250 25,000 27,750 35,000 31.750 43,750 42,500 62,500
7 5,501—6,500 miles 25,500 30,000 33,250 42,000 38,250 52,500 51,000 75,000
8 6,501—7,000 miles 29,750 35,000 38,750 49,000 44,250 61,250 59,500 87,500
9 7,001+ miles 42,500 50,000 55,250 70,000 63,750 87,500 85,000 125,000
Madrid-Barcelona Shuttle 4,500 4,500 9,000 9,000
Madrid-London 6,500 7,500 9,750 11,250 12,750 15,000

If you want to learn more about how to spend your Avios most efficiently, read our beginner’s guide to redeeming Avios points here.

You can read more about how the British Airways companion voucher works in this article.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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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