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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 4.5K each way with British Airways Avios [Sweet-spot spotlight]

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 flights on Japan Airlines. You can fly throughout much of Japan for just 4,500 British Airways Avios each way. Sweet spot spotlight: The short story: British Airways only charges 4,500 Avios for flights under 650 miles outside…

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(EXPIRED) Great Iberia business class award space to/from Madrid

Iberia has released a ton of award space on flat-bed transatlantic business class routes between a couple of US gateways and Madrid, which could be great news if you picked up 90,000 Avios on the cheap a couple of months ago (See: Holy moly: Iberia is honoring it. 90K Avios now ~$260, and it’s for real). The availability is during the winter and into spring, which is relatively mild in much of Spain compared to New…

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Iberia is freezing some accounts. What does it mean? We’ll see.

Recently, Iberia ran what could turn out to be the promotion of the year if it gets honored (it’s now over, but you can read more about it here and here). We have received a handful of reports today from readers whose accounts have been closed/suspended and/or whose tickets have been cancelled. To be clear: this does not appear to be affecting everyone, but there have been enough reports of problems of some sort at this point…

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Check your Iberia bookings for your Iberia #

If you have made bookings to take advantage of the unbelievable Iberia promotion going on right now (See: Holy Moly: Iberia is honoring it. 90K Avios now ~$260, and it’s for real), here’s a quick and important tip: check your reservations to make sure your Iberia Plus number is attached. We have had a number of reports from readers indicating numbers disappearing — see below for more on why and how to (hopefully) fix it. The…

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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) Crazy: 90,000 Avios for $183 (too good to last)

Update: Iberia is honoring this. See our follow-up post: Holy moly: Iberia is honoring it. 90K Avios now ~$260, and it’s for real. This post includes some fares that are no longer available, but many are still available from around $30 one-way. German blog You Have Been Upgraded has written about an incredible promotion being offered by Iberia. I’ll note at the outset that this one is far too generous to last the way it is written. I…

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Toward hacking Asia Miles: the unified oneworld award chart

In my recent post “Searching for business class sweet-spots in Iberia’s OneWorld award chart,” I wrote “I haven’t yet compared Iberia Avios awards to those available from other OneWorld airlines such as Cathay Pacific.”  Well, now that Cathay Pacific is out with a new 60K signup offer, it’s time to take a look. Cathay Pacific offers two different award charts depending upon how many non-Cathay OneWorld partners you fly.  If your itinerary includes more than…

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Hacking Avios

Earlier this week I posted “Searching for business class sweet-spots in Iberia’s OneWorld award chart.”  In that post I showed that it was possible to make Iberia OneWorld business class awards cheaper by tacking on economy segments.  Iberia OneWorld awards are awards using Iberia Avios where at least one segment includes an Iberia OneWorld partner that is not part of the Avios loyalty ecosystem (e.g. it applies when flying American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, etc., but…

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