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.

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 […]

Bits: Iberia drops Johannesburg, Delta / Virgin add Gatwick to Boston & JFK to stifle JetBlue

News in brief: Iberia quietly drops Madrid to Johannesburg Iberia has suspended its Madrid to Johannesburg route from the end of August. A Head for Points flagged in our comments yesterday that his booking – without him being notified – had been cancelled.  A search […]

How Santiago shows up the crazy disparities in Avios pricing – with taxes from £42 to £604!

On Saturday I ran an article on how and why you should book long-haul Avios Business Class redemptions on Iberia via Madrid. I used New York as an example of how you can get great deals with Iberia (on some days, you’re comparing 68,000 Avios […]

How to book low tax Avios redemptions on Iberia – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 11

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. This article explains how to book Avios redemptions via Iberia Plus, and how you can […]

Bits: good Qatar Airways deal to Bangkok (560 tier points!), buy cheap Avios via Groupon (ends 11pm Sat), new Hertz redemption

News in brief: Good Qatar Airways Bangkok deal – earns 560 BA tier points Qatar Airways has launched a decent deal from Stockholm to Bangkok, with a return Business Class seat coming in at SEK 15,700 (£1,300). This isn’t the greatest fare we’ve ever seen.  […]

Where can I fly with Avios from the UK regions? – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10

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. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham […]

Bits: last day for Hilton’s flash sale, Singapore Airlines devaluation, cheap Avios via Groupon

News in brief: Last day for Hilton’s UK, Europe and Middle East flash weekend sale Hilton is running a flash sale on rooms in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  The sale home page is here. We never got around to covering this last week, […]

How to use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ on BA, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 9

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. This article looks at how you use ‘Part Pay With Avios’. ‘Part Pay With Avios’ […]

What is the cheapest way to buy Avios? – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 7

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. What is the cheapest way of buying Avios points? It is inevitable that, at some […]

How to Upgrade With Avios – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 3

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. This article explains how to use Avios points to upgrade British Airways flights. I run […]

A Beginners Guide to Redeeming Avios – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1

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. Do you want to know how to spend your Avios wisely? Starting today, we are […]

Something we never knew …. Iberia has a secret Arrivals Lounge in Madrid Terminal 4

Here’s something we never knew – Iberia has a well-hidden arrivals lounge in Madrid’s Terminal 4. Reader Lorcán emailed us with a mini review and some pictures as no one seems to know that this lounge exists.  It turns out that it actually launched four […]

Bits: KLM / Air France business sale, 25% off Iberia redemptions from BHX and MAN, cheap Lufthansa miles

News in brief: KLM / Air France business class sale British Airways has just launched a business and First sale which we will cover tomorrow (you can find the details here if you want to take a look now) once we’ve had a look through […]

Bits: 1700 Avios with an Avis car rental, InterCon Ambassador benefits, Aer Lingus A321LR launch info

News in brief: Get 1,700 Avios with an Avis car rental Iberia has launched a special car rental deal with Avis.  This will get you 1,700 Avios on rentals up to 30th April, which in most cases is more generous than the ‘3 Avios per […]

Bits: the future of the SPG / Marriott credit cards, Virgin Hotels San Francisco offer, cheap Avios via Groupon

News in brief: What is happening to the Starwood and Marriott UK credit cards? Over in the US, a major rebranding of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest credit cards has been announced ahead of the launch of Marriott Bonvoy on 13th February. Over […]

DEAL GONE: Buy 2,000 Avios for €19 via Groupon Spain

(EDIT: the 2,000 Avios packages have now sold out.  You can still buy the other four packages listed below.) I’ve dropped this in as a quick extra article to flag up that the Groupon ‘cheap Avios’ promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus, is back.  Click here for details. The […]

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