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40% transfer bonus to Avios from Membership Rewards

American Express is offering a terrific 40% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to British Airways or Iberia Avios. With this bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will get you 1,400 Avios, which could make for some great value redemptions – including transatlantic business class for less than 25,000 Membership Rewards points each way (though keep in mind that you must transfer in increments of 1K). The Deal 40% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to British Airways or Iberia Avios (1:1.4 transfer ratio)…

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Cheap Avios via Groupon Spain

Iberia often offers cheap Avios for sale via European Groupon sites. Right now, Groupon Spain is offering Avios for sale from around 1.1c per point (though you are limited to buying 2K Avios at that rate). This might be a decent deal depending on your redemption — for example, you could buy enough Avios for flat bed business class between New York / Boston / Chicago and Madrid (that availability certainly may be gone) for about $510…

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Membership Rewards to add Aer Lingus as a transfer partner

British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus “share” the currency called Avios, though each program has its own award chart and loyalty program. It has long been theoretically possible to move Avios between your accounts in each of the three programs (British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, and Aer Lingus AerClub), but many people have had difficulty in doing so. Later this month, it will get a little easier to accumulate Aer Lingus Avios since they are…

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(EXPIRED) British Airways Avios Shopping Portal: Double Points Promo

Avios Portal Double Miles

Most of the recent focus on Avios has been due to the incredible Iberia promotion. If you’d like to boost your Avios balance even further, for the next few days their shopping portal is offering double points for most of the portal’s retailer partners. The Deal Shop online via Avios eStore and get Double Avios. Direct link. Key Terms The British Airways Avios eStore Double Avios offer is valid for all members who make an Eligible…

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Iberia Avios are posting from the crazy 90K promo

If you got in on the recent crazy Iberia Plus promotion (See: Crazy: 90,000 Avios for $180 (too good to last) and Holy moly: Iberia is honoring it. 90K Avios for ~$260, and it’s for real), I’ve got good news for you: Iberia Avios from that promotion are starting to post to accounts. It’s early, so I don’t yet know if these are widely posting for everyone who participated. I’ve seen reports on a couple of other…

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Holy moly: Iberia is honoring it. 90K Avios now ~$260, and it’s for real

Last night, we published a post about what I thought would be the absolute deal of the year if it were honored — though I was admittedly cautious in warning readers that it might not be honored as written beause it just seemed too generous. It turns out Iberia is going to honor this promotion. If you got in last night at $18 per flight, congrats — the holidays came early for you. If you did…

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(EXPIRED) Up to 13,200 Avios with Economist Subscription (1.44c per point)

If you’re in the market for a subscription to The Economist and/or you just have a valuable use for Avios, you can get a pretty good deal: get up to 13,200 Avios with a subscription — though you’ll have to prepay for a year (and it isn’t cheap). The Deal Get British Airways Avios for a prepaid 1-year subscription to The Economist. Options include: 10,200 Avios with a print or digital subscription ($152) 13,200 Avios with a print + digital…

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Three 100K Avios offers: Iberia, Aer Lingus, and British Airways

There are newly increased signup bonuses of 100,000 Avios after meeting some big required spend ($20,000 total in the first 12 months) on three credit cards: the newly-launched Chase Aer Lingus Visa Signature, the Chase Iberia Visa Signature, and the Chase British Airways Visa Signature card. While these offers require a lot of spend, and there is a key warning found in the “Quick Thoughts” below the offers, they can be worth it to those who maximize Avios. Links to each…

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How to find AA award space on BA.com

This morning I asked “Is BA unable to see American Airlines award space?”  I had found an AA saver award that I wanted to book.  And I knew space was available.  Iberia.com and Qantas.com could see the space.  But I wanted to book with British Airways Avios, and BA.com could not see the award space.  A telephone agent couldn’t see the award space either even though she checked two different systems.  Her advice was to…

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