Iberia Plus

Program overview 

Iberia Plus is an Iberia airline frequent flyer program. Like British Airways, Iberia Avios are also redeemed based on a distance-based award chart. This creates some unique savings opportunity pockets over zone-based award programs, particularly on short hops, especially one the upper margins of each distance range category.



Program website


Approximate miles value

1.1 cents per mile

Miles validity 

3 years without activity 

Program accrual

Based on distance + bonus

Limit on amount of miles you can purchase 

200,000 in one calendar year

Waitlist option


Courtesy Hold for award reservation

Not allowed 

Do you need to open an account to check availability?


Stopover option 

No stopovers permitted

Family account


Upgrade option

Yes, from Y,B and H fare classes 

Online booking

Yes for most partners

Airline partners 

British Airways, Vueling, Level, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7, Sri Lankan Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Avianca

Credit card partners

American Express (1:1 ratio, 2 days transfer), Chase (1:1 ratio, instant transfer)

Hotel partners 

IHG Rewards (5:1 ratio, 6 weeks transfer), Marriott Bonvoy (3:1 ratio, 24 hours transfer), Best Western (5:1 ratio, 4-6 weeks transfer), Accor Live (1:1 ratio, 4-6 weeks transfer)  

Co-Branded credit card in the US 

Chase Iberia Visa Signature Card

Point/Miles Conversion Chart


  • Ability to instantly transfer British Airways Avios points to Iberia Avios at a 1:1 ratio
  • Off-peak awards for a discounted price
  • Taxes for Iberia flights are lower through Iberia Plus than through the British Executive Avios  
  • Partnership with all major credit card and hotel programs (directly or through British Airways transfer)
  • Better than average business class availability classic award on transatlantic flights


  • No one way awards for American Airlines flights
  • High taxes for partner airlines 
  • Decent website but poor customer service

Excellent for   

  • Round trip on American Airlines domestic flights starts at 11,000 Avios in Economy 
  • Business Class NY to Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc for 100,000 Avios round trip and Economy for 42,000 miles 
  • Chicago to Madrid in Business Class for 34,000 Avios

Insider Tip

  • There is a limited appeal for US-based travelers unless they are travelling to Spain. This program is a must for a Madrid based frequent traveler and it works best when combined with the Homebase stopover strategy.
  • The ability to transfer to Iberia and Aer Lingus expands redemption opportunities, so check all 3 programs for best options.

Do you use this program? Share your experience and tips in the comments below. Your thoughts would be very valuable to us!



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