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.

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 […]

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 of the Iberia website shows no services after 31st […]

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 […]

Buy cheap Avios via Groupon Spain

The Groupon ‘cheap Avios’ promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus, is back again.  Click here for details. (EDIT: the deal will end at 11pm Saturday – it seems the mobile site has a countdown clock!) I wrote about this on Monday, but the deal had closed by the […]

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 […]

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