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: IHG devaluation delayed from Monday 14th, buy cheap Avios via Groupon (again), Garuda starts UK-Bali

News in brief: The IHG Rewards Club devaluation seems to be delayed I dropped this article in on Sunday rather than Monday to save readers from any unnecessary booking panic on Sunday night! IHG Rewards Club was due to change the reward pricing of almost […]

Four Avios-earning hotel partners which you can’t credit to BA Executive Club

It is now over seven years since Avios was launched and the British Airways and Iberia loyalty schemes given the same ‘currency’.  Whilst efforts have been made to unify the different partners who work with each programme, it has been a slow process.  It was […]

Iberia claims it is part of a department store and not an airline to avoid Brexit shutdown

Yes, in a dose of Brexit inspired madness, BA’s sister airline Iberia has made a surprising revelation: it is not actually a subsidiary of a major international aviation group.  It is, in fact, part of Spanish department store group El Corte Ingles.  Which, admittedly, could […]

How to use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ for flights on BA, Iberia, Vueling, Flybe and Aer Lingus

‘Part Pay With Avios’ has, apparently, been very successful since it was launched.  It allows you to redeem your points for a discount against a cash ticket, although in most cases you are not allowed to pay the entire price with points. (I’m not sure […]

Bits: Buy Avios for 0.84p via Groupon (again), 1000 Avios or €20 for stays at Sofitel Heathrow or Gatwick

News in brief: 2,000 Avios for under £17 via Groupon Spain (EDIT: the 2,000 Avios package is sold out. The other packages are still available.) The Groupon ‘cheap Avios’ promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus, is back again.  Click here for details. The cheapest – and best value […]

Bits: 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, warning for BA GGL or GUF holders, triple Accor points on one stay

News in brief: 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus via Iberia Plus Iberia is currently offering a 50% bonus when you buy 2,000+ Avios before 31st December.  These will drop into an Iberia Plus account, but can be moved to British Airways via ‘Combine My Avios’. (Remember […]

Bits: BA sets the lawyers on data breach complainants, have you spent your 90,000 Iberia Avios?, Flying Blue flash sale

News in brief: British Airways sending legal letters to data breach complainants A Head for Points reader sent me an interesting letter he had received after writing to British Airways to request compensation for the recent data breach. Instead of responding directly, British Airways passed […]

Bits: British Airways drops Tallinn, 40% bonus buying Hyatt points, Iberia Latam changes

News in brief: British Airways drops Tallinn British Airways is cancelling its relatively new route to Tallinn in Estonia. This is a bit of a surprise as it seemed to be proving popular, as was the new Hilton Tallinn Park hotel which we reviewed here. […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor – at least 7.5 per €1 spent!

Accor and Avios have launched a new ‘bonus Avios’ promotion.  This allows you to earn triple Avios on every stay at a Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, M Gallery, Ibis, Pullman, Raffles, Fairmont etc hotel. You have over two months to book and stay – the promotion runs […]

Bits: changes to Iberia flights at T5, redeem Virgin miles for Edinburgh-Boston, Hertz Centenary sale

News in brief: Changes to Iberia flights at Terminal 5 From Thursday, there are changes to how Iberia flights are handled at Heathrow Terminal 5. Because Terminal 5 was built exclusively for British Airways, the IT systems were not designed to handle other traffic.  This […]

An interesting trick to cut your ‘taxes and charges’ on BA Avios redemptions

Here is an interesting little quirk which caused great excitement when it hit the US frequent flyer blogs yesterday (the original source was German site YHBU).  This isn’t surprising given that – as I wrote recently – British Airways charges substantially higher taxes and charges […]

Bits: 80 tier points for £160 on BA to Barcelona, airport fire fighter training, new hidden disability rules

News in brief: Attractive British Airways Gatwick to Barcelona fare for 80 tier points Iberia is currently selling return Business Class flights on BA from London Gatwick to Barcelona for just €182 (£160) return. You will be on a British Airways flight but with an […]

Competition & Markets Authority launches probe into the BA / AA / Iberia / Finnair transatlantic JV

The Competition & Markets Authority launched an investigation yesterday into the transatlantic joint venture which is operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia. Details are on the CMA website here. Almost all Head for Points readers will know that these are all airlines […]

Bits: those £50 Amazon vouchers, 1.1p Groupon Avios back again, Accor buys 3 top London hotels

News in brief: Your £50 Amazon Business voucher Last week we covered a very generous offer for anyone with their own SME.  Amazon offered HFP readers a 50% discount on their next order (maximum discount £50) when they created a free Amazon Business account.  See here […]

Earn 9,000 Avios for a 3-day Avis weekend car rental!

Avios (through Iberia Plus) and Avis have teamed up to offer another generous car rental promotion.  It’s nowhere near as good as the ‘18,000 Avios for a weekend rental’ offer they ran 18 months ago but it is certainly pretty decent. Full details can be found […]

Bits: New Gatwick South lounge, InterContinental San Diego opens, use Avios on Interjet in Mexico

News in brief: New Priority Pass lounge coming to BA’s Gatwick South terminal As many HFP readers know, the independent airport lounge in Gatwick’s South terminal, No 1 Lounge, is a victim of its own success. Whilst the lounge is part of Priority Pass and […]

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