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.

Which airlines will let you book now with flexibility for late 2020 and early 2021?

A reader recently got in touch to suggest we write an article on how you are protected if you book cash flights now for later this year or early 2021. It was a good idea.  After all, you may wish to book with the airline […]

Iberia Plus Kids …. another way of earning Avios points when your children fly

What is Iberia Plus Kids, and does it have any useful benefits? Last month we published an ‘Avios Redemption University’ article on how to earn Avios points on behalf of your children – ie by signing them up to a British Airways Executive Club household […]

What is the British Airways plan for flying post-coronavirus? We listen in on the IAG investor call

On Thursday IAG, parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling, gave its 1st Quarter results presentation.  This was obviously more significant than usual given the current grounding of the fleet. Whilst Rob has already covered the published highlights, including IAG’s £300 million […]

American Airlines and British Airways forced to surrender London to USA slots by Competition & Markets Authority

The Competition & Markets Authority has today published its provisional findings into its 18 month review of the ‘UK to US’ part of the transatlantic joint venture operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia, Finnair and (soon) Aer Lingus. This is a difficult time to […]

IAG takes UK Government funding, despite British Airways saying it wouldn’t as an excuse for 12,000 job cuts

The British Airways redundancy saga took a new twist this morning as IAG, BA’s parent company, announced its results for the three months to March. When British Airways announced its 12,000 redundancies, it was partly pitched as a way of keeping the airline from having […]

Iberia and Vueling are bailed out by the Spanish Government – whilst British Airways uses ‘no bail-out’ excuse to make 12,000 redundancies

Iberia and Vueling confirmed this morning that they have received a combined €1 billion bail-out from the Spanish Government. Sister companies of British Airways inside the IAG umbrella, Iberia received €750 million whilst Vueling received €260 million. These are five year soft loans.  Whilst the […]

Will the British Airways / American Airlines joint venture be broken up if Virgin Atlantic goes bust?

However good your hearing is, you will have struggled to pick up the sound of British Airways demanding that Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian must not receive Government support and be allowed to fail. Have you wondered why? After all, Willie Walsh – CEO of BA’s […]

How to book VERY low tax Avios redemption flights on Iberia (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 11)

This article explains how to book Avios flight redemptions via Iberia Plus, and how you can save hundreds of pounds in taxes by doing so. These savings can be huge.  A return Business Class Avios flight to New York costs just £130 in taxes and […]

Where can I fly with Avios from UK regional airports? (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 10)

What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere outside London? The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other […]

How to use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ on British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 9)

This article looks at how you use ‘Part Pay With Avios’. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. ‘Part Pay With Avios’ […]

What is the cheapest way to buy Avios points? (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 7)

What is the cheapest way of buying Avios points? The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. It is inevitable that, at some […]

How to upgrade British Airways flights with Avios points (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 3)

This article explains how to use Avios points to upgrade British Airways flights. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. I run […]

A Beginners Guide to Using Avios Points (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 1)

How do you book flights using Avios points?  How do you book flights with partner airlines?  And is it worth redeeming Avios for hotels, wine, car hire or experiences?  Starting today, we are running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. The “Avios Redemption […]

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