Iberia and Iberia Plus

Spanish airline Iberia is a sister company to British Airways and also offers Avios points via its Iberia Plus reward scheme. This leads to various opportunities to arbitrage the best of the BA and Iberia programmes. One article worth reading is this one on how to make substantial tax savings by booking Iberia redemptions on Iberia.com rather than ba.com. You can find out more about the Iberia Plus scheme on Iberia.com.

Bits: Who won our 1 million Monese Avios?, Heathrow Express cuts Avios rate, 3000 Avios from Avis

News in brief: Who won 1 million Avios in our Monese competition? Back in September we ran a competition in association with online bank Monese to win 1 million Avios. I apologise for the delay in announcing the winner.  Monese wanted to be the first […]

Your 100 free Iberia Avios have arrived …. this is how to transfer them to British Airways Avios

Two weeks ago we told you how to earn 100 free Avios in Iberia Plus by entering a competition. Our article is here – you can still enter and get your 100 Avios if you haven’t already, as the closing date is 4th December. If […]

Bits: BA’s 4th A350 damaged by the painters – check your flights, buy cheap Avios via Groupon from 1.06p

News in brief: BA’s fourth A350 badly damaged by the painters! In one of the more bizarre stories we’ve covered this year, the delivery date for the fourth British Airways A350 aircraft has been delayed due to a painting accident. This has practical implications for […]

Easy (and cheap!) Avios redemptions to Washington DC on new Iberia flights

If you’ve ever looked at Iberia‘s international flight network you may have been struck by how odd it is.  Case in point: there are no nonstop flights between the Spanish capital and Washington DC whilst it seems to serve every corner of Latin and South […]

How to use ‘part pay with Avios’ to book Iberia, Vueling or Air Nostrum flights

‘Part Pay With Avios’ for British Airways flights booked at ba.com has, apparently, been very successful since it was launched.  It allows you to redeem your points for a discount against a cash ticket, although you are not allowed to pay the entire price with […]

Get 100 FREE Avios in Iberia Plus for 30 seconds work!

Iberia Plus has launched a competition to promote, of all things, its Infinita ‘lifetime status’ scheme.  Since this requires 125,000 Iberia status points to achieve, something which will take many years, it seems an odd thing to plug via a competition which starts “All you […]

IAG to buy Air Europa in a €1bn deal – Air Europa to leave SkyTeam and adopt Avios

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, has announced the acquisition of Air Europa for €1bn. Air Europa is the 3rd biggest airline in Spain.  The acquisition, according to IAG, will turn Madrid into a genuine ‘5th European hub’ city alongside London, Frankfurt, Paris and […]

News: ‘Combine My Avios’ broken, welcome Sinead

News in brief: ‘Combine My Avios’ is still broken …. We ran an article on 9th October saying that avios.com, as well as the entire ‘Combine My Avios’ functionality across BA and Iberia, was to undergo 24 hours of maintenance and would not be available. […]

How to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (pronounced bwelin) has been part of Avios for almost two years now, although not everyone is aware of it.  It is worth knowing about because of Vueling’s regional presence at UK airports. The options for earning and spending Avios are […]

Before LATAM quits oneworld – a good Avios redemption to Santiago, Chile with just £44 tax

As we covered on Friday, LATAM – the South American airline – is resigning from the oneworld alliance following a major investment from SkyTeam member Delta. This means, once LATAM leaves the alliance, it will no longer be possible to earn or redeem Avios with […]

Iberia increasing frequency to Tokyo and upgrading to A350

Iberia is increasing seats on its Madrid to Tokyo Narita route next year, just in time for the Summer Olympics and the inevitable increase in tourists. It currently flies five times a week between the two cities. From the 29th March 2020 it will replace […]

How to maximise your Avios when flying BA’s partner airlines – by crediting to Iberia Plus!

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a some airlines, in some classes, to Iberia […]

50% discount when you buy Avios via Iberia Plus

Iberia has launched a 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus as you can see from this page.  You need to log in to see the discounted prices. The Iberia system is a little odd as you can only buy certain numbers of points.  Once you get beyond […]

New oneworld routes for Avios redemptions …… Finnair adds Busan whilst Iberia adds Cairo

Finnair announced yesterday that it is launching a new route to Busan in South Korea next year. This will be the first direct flight to Busan from anywhere in Europe.  As Finnair is a British Airways partner in the oneworld alliance, you will be able […]

Big IAG aircraft orders: 200 Boeing 737 MAX and (more interestingly) 14 Airbus A321LR

This week is the Paris Air Show, which is traditionally the place where Airbus and Boeing like to announce big new aircraft orders. First up was the surprise ‘order’ (which it isn’t) by IAG for 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The genesis of this order, […]

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