What are the peak and off-peak calendar dates for redeeming Avios points in 2022?
Iberia still hasn’t officially released the peak and off peak dates for reward flights for all of 2022 – except for the dates which are already bookable – but we now have some clarity on what the calendar will look like next year.
SeatSpy were able to get their hands on the 2022 peak and off-peak calendar for Iberia.
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 2022 here and the Aer Lingus peak and off peak calendar for 2022 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:
Click here to see the Iberia 2021 peak and off-peak calendar.
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 special Jubilee bank holiday, 2nd-5th June.
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 2022 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|
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 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
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.)