What is Iberia Plus Kids, and does it have any useful benefits?
Yesterady we published an 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, as I will explain.
Iberia runs a special loyalty scheme for children called Iberia Plus Kids.
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
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, as I read it, 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 UK credit cards (August 2022)
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
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