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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: ‘Combine My Avios’ broken, two UK castles you can book with Hyatt points, 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, […]

Iberia returns to Guayaquil in Ecuador – an intriguing Avios redemption

If you’re looking for somewhere different to redeem your Avios, Iberia is to return to Guayaquil in Ecuador, two years after dropping the route. Flights are scheduled to resume on 13th December, operating three times per week. If you’ve never heard of it, Guayaquil “is […]

NOW DEAD: Amazing €999 (£873) Iberia business class fare to Cancun and Mexico City

EDIT: this fare is now dead, congratulations to those who booked Iberia has launched an amazing €999 Business Class fare between Madrid and Cancun or Mexico City. It isn’t clear why this offer is running – I can’t see any advertising for it – which […]

Iberia launches a new luggage scanning app

Iberia has updated its iOS mobile app to allow you to scan the size of your luggage.  And where Iberia goes, British Airways is likely to follow. This will, in theory, remove uncertainty for some users (especially infrequent flyers) who are often nervous about having to […]

Buy cheap Avios via Groupon Spain (again)

The Groupon ‘cheap Avios’ promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus, is back again.  Click here for details. The Avios are not a steal at these prices.  Prices have gone up except for the 35,000 Avios package which has come down by €10. You should remember that BA is […]

Get 300 free RED by Dufry points in 30 seconds

We did a long piece yesterday on RED by Dufry, the loyalty scheme which covers the duty free stores at 27 UK airports – plus Eurostar and Eurotunnel – as well as many other European airports.  You can read it here. As was pointed out […]

Earn Avios, get lounge access and save 5% at World Duty Free / Dufry stores across Europe

You might not know the name Dufry, but it is the dominant global duty free retailer.  As well as owning World Duty Free in the UK, it also owns: Dufry (various locations) World Duty Free (outside the UK, it is in Western Europe, Americas, Middle […]

Earn up to QUADRUPLE Avios with Accor – up to 10 Avios per €1 spent!

Accor and Avios have launched a new ‘bonus Avios’ promotion.  This allows you to earn up to 4 x Avios on every stay at a Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, M Gallery, Ibis, Pullman, Raffles, Swissotel, Fairmont etc hotel. You have THREE MONTHS to stay – the promotion […]

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