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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.

How to move Avios from BA to Iberia (and vice versa) now that Avios TRP is closing

The migration from Avios Travel Rewards Programme to British Airways Executive Club is underway.  The first batch of avios.com accounts have already been closed and the rest will be done over the next couple of months. One common question that comes up is this: “When […]

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 etc hotel. You have six weeks to book and stay – the promotion runs to 4th July. Full […]

Bits: Norwegian rebuffs full IAG takeover bid, 50% off Iberia Express Avios tickets, topbonus closes down

News in brief: Norwegian rejects two formal takeover bids from BA’s parent IAG A few weeks ago we reported that IAG, BA’s parent, had bought a 4.6% stake in Norwegian Air Shuttle with a view to launching a full takeover. On Friday morning, Norwegian issued […]

How to transfer Iberia Avios points to British Airways Avios points

I have covered a few Iberia Plus promotions on Head for Points recently.  This has led to a few emails asking exactly how you can transfer Avios points from Iberia Plus to British Airways Executive Club. The process has got even messier following security ‘improvements’ last […]

Bits: Iberia A350 test flights from Heathrow bookable, 2400 Avios with Hasbro board games, Lapland

News in brief: Iberia A350 test flights from Heathrow now bookable A few weeks we wrote about the new A350-900 long-haul aircraft, with an improved business class seat, that are coming into service with Iberia this year. To get the crew familiar with the aircraft […]

Bits: ignore Iberia’s Amex transfer bonus, Avios payment for seats selection

News in brief: Ignore Iberia’s email about an Amex to Avios transfer bonus Iberia Plus sent out an email last week offering a 20% bonus if you convert your American Express Membership Rewards points into Avios before 31st March. This was a big mistake. In […]

Bits: 13200 Avios with The Economist (again), £10 Amex cashback with Heathrow Express, cashback cards squeezed

News in brief: 13,200 Avios for an Economist subscription Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription to The […]

BA to launch Hand Baggage Only fares on long-haul transatlantic routes

In a ‘not really unexpected’ move to see off the challenge from Norwegian et al, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and American Airlines are launching ‘hand baggage only’ fares on transatlantic routes. These fares will be available from April. For American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia, […]

A good Avios redemption to Santiago, Chile – paying just £44 tax

We don’t give LATAM much coverage on Head for Points, even though I have written articles covering redemption opportunities with most of the other oneworld partners. There is one excellent Avios redemption with LATAM from Europe which is worth knowing about. LATAM is a long-time member of […]

Bits: Iberia Express sale, an Avios booking fact you never knew, £5 off ALDI with Amex

News in brief: Iberia Express sale now on Iberia Express flies from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester to Madrid. They are currently running a series of promos offering 25%-30% off.  This would be handy if you were interested in connecting to a long-haul Iberia redemption booked […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10 – How to book low tax Avios redemptions on Iberia

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to book Avios redemptions via Iberia Plus, and how you can save hundreds […]

Fly Iberia’s A350 with its new flat bed business class to Madrid this Summer

Iberia takes delivery of its first Airbus A350 aircraft in June, a year ahead of its big brother British Airways. Iberia already has a decent Business Class on its long-haul aircraft as I reviewed here.  It is a big step up on what British Airways […]

New Avios partner – earn Avios on foreign currency transfers with Midpoint

You have a new way of collecting Avios: Midpoint. What is Midpoint? Midpoint is a UK-based platform for making international payments. They are FCA regulated and have a 5* Trustpilot ranking. The company operates in 22 currencies covering 72 countries.  It uses segregated trust accounts at […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 9 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere […]

Bits: Groupon / Avios offer problems, 75% bonus buying IHG points, 20 years since Heathrow Junction

News in brief: Groupon / Avios issues EDIT: Comments below suggest that Groupon has fixed its IT overnight, so if you had problems yesterday please try again On Saturday I wrote about the repeat of the Groupon / Iberia promotion which let you buy Avios […]

Bits: Lady Gaga tickets, buy Avios for 1.1p via Iberia, 3000 Avios or €60 of Accor vouchers with Europcar

News in brief: See Lady Gaga with Starwood or Marriott Rewards Tickets to see Lady Gaga at the O2 in London on 4th February turned up on the Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards websites yesterday. The pricing feels very toppy to me.  The price […]