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: 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 […]

Bits: buy Avios from 0.85p via Groupon Spain (again), Lufthansa Premium Economy sale to Asia

News in brief: More 1p Avios via Groupon Spain Groupon has launched another cheap Avios promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus.  Click here for details. Here are the prices: 2,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €19 (0.85p) 4,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €54 (1.2p) 8,000 Iberia Plus […]

Bits: BA ‘Buy on Board’ coffee goes up!, Iberia rolls out Premium Economy, see a concert in Berlin with Marriott

News in brief: British Airways ‘buy on board’ tea and coffee prices up! British Airways has put through some inflation-busting price increases for its ‘buy on board’ tea and coffee. The new menu is online here.  The January 2017 menu is in this HFP article […]

Bits: Amex MR now 2:3 to Marriott, more Hilton McLaren factory tours, Iberia adds Buenos Aires and Mexico City

News in brief: American Express Membership Rewards rate to Marriott / Starwood confirmed This is not unexpected, but it is good to have it confirmed. The American Express Membership Rewards hotel transfers page (click here) has been updated to show that transfers to the new […]

Let’s be clear ….. avios.com is NOT closing. Your questions answered.

A disproportionate percentage of my inbox in the last 6-8 weeks has been on the topic of the closure of the avios.com website. Despite (or perhaps because of) the correspondence from British Airways and Avios on this subject, there is substantial confusion over what is […]

My review of Iberia’s refurbished Velazquez lounge at Madrid Terminal 4S

This is my review of the refurbished Iberia Velazquez lounge in Madrid Terminal 4S. Iberia is in the process of refurbishing its two main lounges in Madrid.  The Velazquez lounge in 4S, which is where you will often end up if flying British Airways, has […]

My review of business class on Iberia’s brand new A350 (coming to BA’s A350’s?)

This is my review of business class on the new Iberia A350. Ten days ago Iberia‘s first A350-900 long-haul aircraft went into operation, flying between London and Madrid for crew training before it is introduced on the New York route next week.  Last Wednesday and […]

Bits: Amex transfers to SPG suspended, Hilton ‘double points’ extended, our IHG points winner, MoS

News in brief: American Express suspends Starwood Membership Rewards transfers American Express Membership Rewards has suspended transfers into Starwood Preferred Guest until 8th August. This is inconvenient if you were hoping to pick up a Marriott Travel Package before they shoot up in price on 18th […]

Avios from the Iberia ‘90,000 Avios’ promotion CAN now be transferred to British Airways

Many Head for Points readers took part in the Iberia ‘90,000 Avios for booking 10 one-way Iberia flights you didn’t have to fly’ promotion a few weeks ago. You can read about it here, here and here. This was a crazy offer, to put it […]

Bits: new ‘buy Avios’ promo, use Priority Pass for a whisky tasting, Tesco Clubcard conversion competition

News in brief: New ‘buy Avios’ promo launches today British Airways Executive Club is launching a new ‘buy Avios’ promotion today.  It will also apply if you gift Avios to someone else. BA has lifted the annual purchase limit to 200,000 Avios as part of […]

Why are BA Singapore redemptions pricier via Iberia – and are there others?

EDIT:  Iberia fixed this within the day!  Such is the power of HFP 🙂 An interesting quirk with the Iberia Avios redemption chart was picked up in this thread on Flyertalk.  For some reason Singapore, when flying BA, is in a more expensive redemption zone than […]

Bits: see you at the party tonight; new Iberia ‘9000 Avios promo’ developments

News in brief: The HFP Summer Party is tonight! Anika and I look forward to seeing 250 of you tonight at the first Head for Points Summer Party, sponsored by Etihad Airways  If you bought a ticket you should have received an email on Friday […]

Bits: 45% bonus buying IB Avios, 10 most lucrative air routes, BA ‘Upgrade to First’ is back

News in brief: Up to 45% bonus when you buy Avios via Iberia Plus Until 15th July, Iberia Plus is offering a bonus when you buy Avios.  These can be transfered across to British Airways Executive Club via ‘Combine My Avios’.   (Read this article for […]

How to spend your 90,000 Iberia Plus Avios – as you can’t move them to BA (Part 1)

If you took part in what was (effectively) Iberia’s “buy 90,000 Avios for £200” promotion two weeks ago, you should now have 90,000 Avios sitting in your Iberia Plus account. Now comes the snag.  Despite what Iberia told me and other frequent flyer writers, you […]

How to spend your 90,000 Iberia Plus Avios – as you can’t move them to BA (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my article on how to spend your 90,000 Avios from the recent Iberia promotion.  Part 1 is here. A word about peak and off peak dates Just to make life even more complex, Iberia has its own list of peak […]

Bits: 90000 Iberia Avios starting to arrrive, five UK Marriott hotels leaving, more Dubai services cut

News in brief: 90,000 Iberia Avios are starting to arrive Avios from the Iberia ‘9,000 Avios for booking any flight (up to 90,000 Avios)’ promotion last weekend started to drop into accounts last night. See the screenshot below courtesy of Flyertalk.  Now we need to […]

The 90,000 Iberia Avios start to drop into accounts!

We interrupt the England v Colombia game with this important announcement 🙂 Avios from the Iberia ‘9,000 Avios for booking any flight (up to 90,000 Avios)’ promotion last weekend have started to drop in. Here is a screenshot courtesy of Flyertalk: Now we need to […]