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How to transfer Avios between Aer Lingus, BA, and Iberia

Aer Lingus, British Airways, and Iberia share a common rewards currency: Avios.  Strangely, despite sharing a currency, each program has its own loyalty program with different award charts and rules.  Since they are partners, it’s often possible to book the same flights with any one of these programs, but your cost will vary (both in number of points required and fuel surcharges). Sometimes British Airways is best: Use BA Avios to fly Aer Lingus from…

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Fly around Japan for 6K (prev 4.5K) each way with British Airways Avios [Sweet-spot spotlight]

Update: British Airways has changed their award charts.  Now, the flights described in this post cost 6,000 Avios each way (previously 4,500 Avios).  For more details, see: BA devaluation not so bad after all. With the excellent current point transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Avios, we are publishing some quick highlights for making good use of the various Avios award charts. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, one sure Avios sweet-spot redemption is domestic…

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37.5K transatlantic biz class: Use BA Avios to fly Aer Lingus from Montreal to Dublin for only 12.5K economy or 37.5K business class one-way

Recently, Aer Lingus announced a new route from Montreal to Dublin, Ireland beginning service on August 8, 2019 that makes for a nice sweet spot on the British Airways award chart, ringing in at just 37.5K Avios in business class or 12.5K Avios in economy class. Sweet spot spotlight: The short story: British Airways only charges 37,500 Avios in business class or 12,500 miles in economy class during peak times for flights under 3,000 miles.  The Aer Lingus route from Montreal…

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(EXPIRED) 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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