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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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