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.

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 […]

Iberia Express offering 25% off Avios redemptions to Madrid

Iberia Express is offering 25% off Avios redemptions from Birmingham or Manchester to Madrid.   This means that Economy tickets are 5,625 Avios each way.  You need to book via Iberia Plus which means moving your Avios across from BA via ‘Combine My Avios’.  If ‘Combine […]

How to get 1700 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 £1’ you get when booking Avis cars via BA Executive Club. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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