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.

How to Upgrade British Airways Flights With Avios (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 although articles […]

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 […]

IAG had a €3.5bn liability for unflown flights – as the EU rejects requests to issue vouchers instead of cash

In a positive move for passengers, although a less positive one for airlines, the European Union has blocked plans to force customers to take a voucher instead of cash when a flight is cancelled. The Dutch Government had proposed a plan to allow airlines to […]

Iberia seeking to lay-off up to 90% of staff with no pay for three months

Iberia, the sister airline of British Airways, issued a statement yesterday saying that it had asked the ‘labour authorities’ for permission to make the majority of employees temporarily redundant. These would initially be for a three month period with the possibility of extension. Flight crew, […]

News: the BA Angels fund closes, 1p Avios via Iberia offer extended

The BA Angels fund closes On 2nd January, I dropped a couple of lines into our year-end review to promote this fundraising page.  It was set up in support of the three British Airways cabin crew who were killed, and the one who was seriously […]

Buy Avios points for almost exactly 1p 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 […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios reward flights on Iberia via ba.com

During January we’ve been running a few introductory articles, primarily to help the new readers we always attract at this time of year.  We hope that everyone gets something from them, however. If you are looking to redeem Avios for flights to Central or South […]

Why flying LEVEL is decent value for long-haul Premium Economy Avios redemptions

Two years ago, IAG, the parent of British Airways, launched a new low-cost airline – LEVEL. Whilst we ran an article at the time we have barely mentioned it since, except for the day it decided to sell all of its tickets to Vienna for […]

Willie Walsh quits as IAG CEO and BA CEO Alex Cruz is passed over for the job

In a Stock Market announcement this morning, Willie Walsh announced that he is standing down as Chief Executive of IAG, the British Airways parent company, on 26th March. His formal retirement date has been set for 30th June. He will NOT be replaced by Alex […]

How to use Avios points for a free nights at Iberostar hotels and resorts

EDIT: Since this article was published, Iberostar has withdrawn as an Avios partner.  Sorry! It’s a little known fact that you can redeem Avios with Iberostar, a Spanish hotel chain that runs a lot of 4 and 5 star summer holiday properties.  Iberostar owns hotels […]

Seven Avios secrets you probably don’t know

If you are at work today you probably have enough spare time on your hands to click through all the links, which is what you need to do if you want to know more about any particular statement.  The comments below are deliberately brief. (Think […]

How to earn 3,000 Avios from Avis using Iberia Plus

Iberia Plus is running a promotion with Avis which is more lucrative than you get by crediting rentals to British Airways Executive Club.  It only runs for another two weeks though. Avis is guaranteeing a minimum of 3,000 Avios for a 4+ day car rental.  […]

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