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 HFP IT set-up, HFP reader wins 1 million Avios!, Charles Tyrwhitt Avios

News in brief: We’re back in business ….. ….. after a day off to finalise our IT server move.  Everything has gone to plan, I’m pleased to say.  Page load times have fallen sharply and we have hopefully seen the back of the ‘503’ errors. […]

More Black Friday deals – flights, Priority Pass, railcards, suits, parking, more!

Here is another batch of Black Friday travel deals we have been notified about in advance. We take no responsibility if these deals have changed or don’t work as promised 🙂  Remember that we are often sent links which are not designed to go live […]

Bits: 10am check-in for IHG Spire Elite, 40% bonus buying Hyatt points, buy Avios bonus

News in brief: 10am check-in (guaranteed?) now a Spire Elite benefit IHG Rewards Club sent out an email to Spire Elite members over the weekend.  It said: “We know that when you’re busy travelling, every second of down time is precious. That’s why we’re making […]

Bits: 240 Avios with £24 of rioja, in the Terminal 5 Concorde Room, 4000 Flying Blue miles with Europcar

News in brief: 240 Avios with six bottles of rioja British Airways Wine Explorer, run by Laithwaites, is fairly well known.  The latest offer is The Christmas Collection, 12 mix and match bottles for £119 plus, for new customers, 1000 Avios. Far fewer people know […]

Avios ‘moving to dynamic pricing’ – and other Investor Day news

Every year, British Airways parent company, IAG, holds an investor day for the financial community to update it on what is happening.  The 2017 event took place on Friday. The 126 pages of slides from this are available to the public and you can access […]

Bits: LAST CALL for £15 Amazon / Amex discount, no SPG points from Uber, Madrid BA lounge

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code ending soon (EDIT:  at the last minute, Amazon has extended this offer to 31st March 2018!) For the last 10 months or so, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum cardholders […]

Iberia drops Amex, gives STATUS with its new credit card – BA to follow?

I recently wrote this l-o-n-g article on how I saw the future of airline credit cards in a world of 0.3% interchange fees.  In summary, I expected to see higher fees, lower miles earning but better benefits – I even speculated that airline status as […]

Bits: Loyalty Fraud Prevention conference, fixed Hilton / Iberia link, pretend to fly on a private jet

News in brief: Attend a Loyalty Fraud Prevention conference in Brighton If you are in the loyalty industry, you might be interested in a major Loyalty Fraud Prevention conference in Brighton, running on the 8th and 9th November. There is a good line-up of speakers […]

Now Iberia launches ‘triple Avios with Hilton’ – a better deal than BA

The main Hilton Honors promotion this Autumn, ‘Double Points’ (click here to register), offers you double Hilton Honors points on every stay you make before 31st December. I wrote about ‘Double Points’ in detail here. To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward.  All […]

Redeem Avios on Iberia’s new San Francisco route – when they fix the taxes

Iberia, BA’s sister airline, has announced a new route between Madrid and San Francisco for Summer 2018. This is an opportunity to redeem Avios on a route where it can be tricky to find seats, and where you will often need fewer Avios and pay […]

Get an Iberia Plus status match for Miles & More and Topbonus members

Finally some good news for airberlin Topbonus members – and an interesting opportunity for any reader with a Lufthansa Miles & More status card. After airberlin’s filing for insolvency there was a period when Topbonus was frozen with no miles collecting and spending at all.  […]

Bits: HMRC miles alternative?, Groupon / Avios deal back, ‘Credit Card Reviews’ returns

News in brief: The only alternative to HMRC’s credit card ban? Earlier in the week I explained how HMRC is banning tax payments on personal credit cards from 13th January (click here). For those of us who make direct PAYE, VAT, corporation tax or self-assessment […]

Vueling Club is live – how to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

IAG’s Spanish low cost carrier Vueling (pronounced bwelin) joined Avios yesterday.  This is worth knowing about because of Vueling’s strong regional presence at UK airports. The options are very confusing for me to follow, so heaven knows how members of the public are meant to cope. To […]

Get 500 FREE Avios for joining IHG Rewards Club – no stay required

Avios (via Iberia Plus) and IHG Rewards Club have joined forces to offer you 500 Avios points for signing up – no stay required. Full details are on the IHG website here. IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty programme for Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Holiday Inn […]

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]