If you have an Iberia frequent flyer account, if it’s three months old, and if you have earned any miles in that account then you can save on fuel surcharges — because you can transfer British Airways points over to Iberia, and then redeem the points for travel on Iberia. Fuel surcharges are miniscule compared to what British Airways would charge for the same thing.
You need an Iberia account, and you need that account to have miles in it. Here are free Iberia points to make that happen.
Open an Iberia account now, it can’t hurt to have one.
Last week I wrote about this opportunity to drop 50 points into your account.
Fortunately that’s not the only way to do it, and it’s worth earning points from more than once source, then you don’t have to worry as much about the points actually posting.
How easy is it to earn the points? This easy:
As I wrote last week,
50 points. Your new Iberia account will be active. And once it’s 3 months old you can perform “the trick” to save hundreds of dollars leveraging your British Airways points to fly award tickets on Spanish airline and oneworld member (owned by the same parent company as BA) Iberia.
This isn’t the only way to avoid fuel surcharges redeeming BA points across the Atlantic of course. You can also redeem for Air Berlin flights which do not carry fuel surcharges, or you can redeem for Aer Lingus flights where fuel surcharges are especially low.
(HT: Malta Points)