You can redeem Avios for flights on far more airlines than are shown on the British Airways website.
Here is our last article on the full list of airlines on which you can redeem Avios points. It needs an update, but you can see that Iberia has a few partnerships of its own.
I wanted to highlight one of these today. Iberia now has an Avios redemption partnership with Interjet, the third largest airline in Mexico.
Spending Avios on Interjet
This is restrictive but may work for some.
If you are flying to or from Mexico on an Avios ticket using Iberia (BA’s Mexico City service does not count) then you can add on a connecting redemption on Interjet.
The pricing is:
7,500 Avios for a connection up to 650 miles
12,500 Avios for a connection between 651 and 1,150 miles
16,500 Avios for a connection between 1,151 and 2,000 miles
Earning Avios on Interjet
You can also earn Avios when you fly with Interjet but, again, it is restrictive.
Your flight must be booked with an Iberia (IB) flight number, which is usually only possible if you are connecting to or from a long-haul Iberia flight.
The earning rate is 1 Avios per 1 mile flown, in economy or premium economy. The exception is deeply discounted economy flights in sub-classes Q, O or A which earn 0.5 Avios per 1 mile flown.
You can find out more on the Iberia website here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.