How to Transfer Avios Between British Airways and Iberia Accounts
The ability to combine points into a single program is one of the most valuable features of collecting Avios, particularly when you factor in Iberia offers some of the best value business-class awards to Europe. You can also transfer Ultimate Rewards, Membership Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy points to top off your accounts.
Increased Point Earning Opportunity on the British Airways Visa Card
The British Airways Visa Signature® Card is back with an updated offer of up to 100,000 bonus Avios. Earn 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. Plus earn an additional 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $20,000 on your purchases within your first year of account opening.
BA 35% Bonus on Hotel Point Transfers (Through March 31, 2018)
For the month of March, British Airways has launched a promo with a 35% transfer bonus when converting hotel points to Avios. It rarely makes sense to transfer hotel points to Avios, and while this is no exception, there is one option to seriously consider if you’re looking to build up a balance of Avios.
Iberia 25% Off Award Sale On Selected Routes – Book By Jan 31, 2018
Iberia has announced a sale with 25% off award bookings on selected routes. The promo is similar to one that Iberia ran in March 2017; only that one offered a 25% earning bonus as well. This promo is valid on selected destinations for bookings made by January 31, 2018.
Avoid Paying High Fuel Surcharges When Booking Flights with Avios
Of all the frustrations felt by rewards travelers, few present more of a headache than carrier-imposed surcharges, better known as fuel surcharges. It can take years to amass the required miles for a premium cabin redemption, and to then be told it will cost an additional $1,000+ in fees and carrier-imposed surcharges can be a deflating experience, particularly when fuel prices are the lowest they have been in years.
40% Bonus on Membership Rewards Transfers to Avios
In light of the recent re-evaluation of the Membership Rewards transfer ratio to British Airways Avios, Amex is going the extra mile, and there is now a 40% bonus on transferring Membership Rewards points to Avios, so your transfers from Membership Rewards to either BA or Iberia Avios will net you 1.4 Avios for each Membership Rewards point.
Basics of the British Airways Avios Program
Avios is the rewards currency of British Airways’ frequent flyer program, Executive Club. Although based in the UK, Avios numbers a substantial US membership and offers an Avios earning credit card issued in the US by Chase, the British Airways Visa Signature® Card.