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The inevitable British Airways Executive Club devaluation is on its way

It has been rumored for some time and now, thanks to a press release from Iberia, we know that the British Airways Executive Club will take its first step towards being a revenue-based program at some point in 2023.
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Odd. I think Iberia part-suspended my Iberia Plus account

While British Airways holds the dubious honor of having unquestionably the worst IT systems of any of the major airlines (they're a disgrace), its sister airline, Iberia, has its share of IT problems too and that's led me to believe that two issues that I've been having with my Iberia Plus account were down to IT incompetence. It turns out, however, that assumption may only have been partly correct.
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Good news: British Airways reduces surcharges on Iberia bookings

For quite a few years, there have been a number of reasons why it has been a good idea for flyers to have an Iberia Plus account as well as a British Airways account despite the fact that BA and Iberia are sister airlines and share the same rewards currency. Quietly and without any apparent notice being given, British Airways appears to have removed one of those reasons.
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A beautiful sweet spot in the Iberia Plus award chart (Europe – Caribbean)

The Caribbean is a hugely popular destination for travelers from both sides of the Atlantic but not only can it be an expensive place to stay, but it can also be an expensive place to fly to in any kind of comfort. Fortunately for miles & points fans, there's at least one very economical Business Class award available for travel between Europe and the Caribbean and it's an award that can open up travel to multiple destinations.
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This is why Avios collectors should have an Iberia Plus account

Iberia Plus is, you'll be unsurprised to hear, the loyalty program of Iberia - a sister airline to British Airways. Just like the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus uses Avios as its currency of choice but there are a few significant differences between the two that should make Iberia Plus very useful to Avios collectors.
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Iberia Plus Devalues Select Award Sweet Spots (No Notice Given)

Over the weekend, it looks as if Iberia Plus took a leaf straight out of the IHG playbook and made a number of changes to the cost of select awards without giving members any notice at all. While it's always disappointing to see the cost of awards increasing, in this case it's especially disappointing as the changes see Iberia eliminating a number of especially good sweet spots.
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30% More Avios When You Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards has recently launched a promotion in which it's offering a bonus on points transfers to the three key Avios-issuing airlines - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus. With Avios being one of the best currencies to use for short-haul flights and with relatively few people flying anything but short-haul right now, this could be a promotion that's worth considering.
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Iberia Plus: Elite Statuses Extended & Double Elite Points Offered

Unlike a lot of loyalty programs, Iberia Plus ignores the calendar year and operates its membership qualification year between April and March (I have no idea why). With six months still left of the current elite status qualification year, Iberia Plus has decided to extend the elite statues of all its members and it has launched a promotion offering double elite points.
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Iberia Is Selling Avios At Just 1.4 Cents Each (Potentially A Great Deal)

Iberia is back with a new Avios sale and by most measures, this is very definitely a sale to consider if you're happy booking travel between now and mid-2021. The cost per mile is good, award availability looks healthy and with Iberia offering a few good low-surcharge award options there could be some good deals to be had here.
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Buy Up To 300,000 Avios At Just 1.35 Cents Each

Iberia is the latest IAG airline to launch an Avios sale and it's offering travelers a bonus of up to 50% on Avios purchases made by 30 June 2020. If you're careful which Iberia website you purchase Avios from, this sale can offer an excellent opportunity to significantly reduce the cost of what may otherwise be a very expensive trip.
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Last Day To Convert AMEX Points To Avios With A 40% Bonus

American Express has been offering a 40% bonus on Membership Rewards Points transfers to the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus and Aer Lingus' Aer Club since the beginning of August, but today is the last day to take advantage of this offer.
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AMEX Offering 40% – 50% Transfer Bonuses To Avios (And There’s Something Odd Too)

American Express Membership Rewards has launched a great targeted transfer offer for cardholders looking to boost their Avios balances in the British Airways Executive Club, Aer Lingus Aer Club, and Iberia Plus...and something which may be a glitch (or a nice new option) looks very interesting too.
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2 Days Left To Buy Avios At Just $0.014 Each

Iberia seems to be running more frequent Avios sales nowadays and the latest sale is about to come to an end on April 24th. While a large majority of airline currency sales aren't really all that impressive, this Iberia Avios sale offers unquestionably good value to anyone who knows how to use Avios effectively and economically....and that's why it's well worth a closer look.
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Good Deal: Earn Up To 10 Avios Per Euro With Accor Hotels (Elites Will...

Accor Hotels (the group that includes Sofitel, Novotel, Raffles and Fairmont among many others) is currently offering a very good deal for Avios collectors staying at one or more of its properties through 15 July 2019.
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Deal: Save 25% On Iberia Award Bookings From The US (Book By 27 March)

Iberia has brought back the 25% discount on awards promotion that we saw early last year only this time around the carrier has improved the deal by not restricting the offer to Economy Class redemptions.
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GREAT DEAL: Buy Up To 300,000 Avios In Iberia’s Latest Sale (50% Bonus)

Iberia has launched its latest Avios sale and, for US flyers, the deal on offer is noticeably better than the deal British Airways has running in parallel - if you're short of Avios this may be a good opportunity to top up.
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Possible Great Value: Buy Avios From €0.0120/$0.0136

Iberia Plus is currently selling Avios with a 50% bonus and it has increased the maximum number of Avios that an individual can purchase in a year to 200,000 (excluding bonuses). As long as you don't plan to stockpile any Avios you buy in this sale there's potential to extract some great value here.
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What Happened To Your Iberia Plus Account Over The Weekend? (It Looks Like There’s...

As I reminded readers on Thursday, last Friday was the deadline by which all Avios earned in the incredibly generous Iberia Plus summer promotion had to be used. No one was 100% sure what would happen at this point so a lot of us were waiting to see what would transpire. It turns out that Iberia was as good as its word.
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REMEMBER: Avios Earned In The Iberia Promotion Must be Used By Tomorrow

Back in June someone at Iberia Plus came up with an idea for a promotion that they clearly hadn't really thought through properly. They may have thought that they had considered all the consequences of the promotion but the fact that it nearly broke the internet is testament to how popular it was....and it was popular because it was ridiculously lucrative.
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Last Day To Get A 40% Bonus When Transferring Membership Rewards To Avios (USA)

Since part-way through September American Express has been running a promotion for anyone looking to convert their Membership Rewards Points (US) to Avios and the 40% bonus it has been offering tempted a lot of people...and rightly so. Sadly the 40% conversion bonus ends today so, if you think you're going to need to top up your Avios balance anytime soon, today would be the day to do just that.
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I’ve Already Used Up 94% Of My Avios From The Iberia Promotion

I wasn’t going to take part in the promotion Iberia launched two weeks ago but greed got the better of me and I dived in. It’s like we’re living in the 80’s again and “greed is good” because, on Tuesday, I was rewarded for my greed when Iberia dropped 90,000 Avios into my account….and I’ve wasted no time in using most of them.
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The Miles Are Posting From The Iberia Promotion – Time To Get Booking!

If you participated in the recent Iberia promotion (as I eventually did) you should check your Iberia Plus account to see if you've been credited with the miles you're expecting. A lot of people are now seeing their accounts balances boosted by up to 90,000 Avios but some don't seem to have been so lucky...at least not so far.
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I Caved And Participated In The Iberia Promotion

Unless you're not really into miles & points you can't have failed to notice that Iberia ran a short promotion last week which nearly broke the blogosphere. In short, the airline was offering 9,000 Avios (up to a maximum of 90,000 Avios) for every Iberia flight booked by midnight on Sunday and the rules of the promotion left it wide open for abuse.
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Good Deal: Buy Iberia Avios With A Bonus Of Up To 30%

I've mentioned Iberia Plus before as I believe it's a loyalty program of which everyone who collects Avios should be a member. I'll mention a few benefits of Iberia Plus a bit later as this post is primarily to let you know that you can currently buy Avios from Iberia Plus and get a bonus of up to 30% on top.
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How To “Combine My Avios” & Earn Easy Avios In Iberia Plus

Yesterday I published a post explaining why Avios collectors should have an Iberia Plus account even if their primary rewards program is the British Airways Executive Club - the cash and Avios savings can be considerable in the right circumstances. The issue that faces a lot of people is that they already have a sizeable Avios balance sitting in their British Airways Executive Club (BAEC) account and they don't want to (or have the time to) build up a separate balance in Iberia Plus just in case an occasion aries when they's be better off booking a reward flight through Iberia rather than through BA.
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Warning: British Airways & Qantas Not Always Showing Iberia Avios Availability

I was doing some research for another blog post I have in mind and I came across a discrepancy between the British Airways website and Iberia's website when it comes to Business Class award availability. Phantom award availability isn't a new thing and most airlines' websites suffer from it to one degree or another but I was curious to see if that's what this was or if it was something else.
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Earn Up To 50,000 Avios With Iberia But Get Your Tactics Right! (Possibly Targeted)

With very little fanfare Iberia has launched a promotion which allows flyers to earn up to 50,000 Avios when flying between Europe and North American on select airlines. Put simply this is Iberia's version of the recently launched American Airlines promotion where flyers can earn 50,000 AAdvantage miles.
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Iberia Plus Sale – 40% Off Avios Redemptions!

Iberia Plus has launched and interesting reward flight sale on 50 of its routes. Covering both long haul and short haul routes flown by Iberia and its subsidiaries, passengers can save 40% off the Avios cost of "Blue Class" (cheapest Economy Class) reward flights. The 40% Avios discount is valid for reservations made between 15 February and 29 February 2016
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Iberia Adds More Low-Tax Avios Flights To Madrid-LAX Route

One of the big oddities in the miles & points world is the fact that Iberia charges lower taxes on Avios redemptions than British...

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