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.

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 […]

Iberia Plus Kids …. another way of earning Avios when your children fly

Back in January I published an article on how to earn Avios points on behalf of your children – ie by signing them up to a British Airways Executive Club household account. There is another option which I wanted to mention.  It is not ideal […]

Iberia receives its first A350-900 – and test flights from Heathrow to Madrid still bookable

Iberia received its first A350-900 aircraft on Tuesday.  This is the first of 16 aircraft due for delivery between now and 2021 which will revolutionise Iberia’s long-haul offering. Iberia will receive two A350-900s this year, three in 2019, six in 2020 and the last five […]

Part 2: Will the A330-200 encourage Virgin to abandon the Upper Class herringbone seat?

This is part two of my review of Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic’s A330-200 fleet.  Part 1 is here.  These aircraft were inherited from airberlin to replace Virgin’s faulty Boeing 787-9 fleet and are about to receive a refurbishment. In this part, I want to consider […]

The madness continues …. the Iberia ‘90,000 Avios for £200’ deal ends tonight. Let’s do the maths.

In all of the years I’ve been running Head for Points, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a deal get as much attention – globally – as the Iberia ‘90,000 Avios for booking 10 flights you don’t need to fly’ offer this weekend. We’ve certainly […]

ENDS 11pm SUNDAY: Iberia’s VERY generous 90,000 Avios promo – you can book, it really does work!

Iberia launched a new promotion on Thursday which, on the face of it, looked EXCEPTIONALLY generous. For every Iberia flight you book between now and Sunday night, however cheap, you will receive 9,000 bonus Avios.  Your flying dates can be for whenever you choose. These Avios […]

Get up to 90,000 Avios in a VERY generous (or crazy) Iberia promo – but is there a catch?

++++ We now have info from Iberia on exactly how it all works and will reveal tomorrow – it looks more promising than we thought! ++++ Iberia launched a new promotion yesterday which, on the face of it, looks EXCEPTIONALLY generous. It appears to be […]

Revealed … the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2019

British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus have released their peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for the whole of 2019 which you can see below and in our 2nd article today. There is a permanent link to this article under ‘Key BA links’ in the HFP sidebar on […]

Get 24% back with up to 4x Accor points at Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure etc – but does it beat triple Avios?

Accor has launched a new ‘double, triple or quadruple points’ promotion for stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  This could prove to be very generous indeed, with up to 24% of what you spend finding its way back into your pocket. Accor is also […]

New: Save money at World Duty Free & Dufry stores in the UK with their app (but no Avios yet)

I’ll get to the Avios part of this deal in a minute, but first some background information …… 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 […]