Million Mile Secrets reader, Gabriel, commented:
Is there a difference between using British Airways or Iberia Avios points?
And reader Lori asked:
Is there any other way to get activity in your Iberia account other than moving AMEX Membership Rewards points?
British Airways and Iberia are part of the same company. The points you use for award flights on both airlines are called Avios. But the airlines have different award charts and redemption rules.
Generally, Iberia Avios points can be more valuable than British Airways Avios points for short-haul partner award flights in the US.
For example, you can book a round-trip award flight less than 600 miles on American Airlines for 11,000 Iberia Avios points. That’s 4,000 points cheaper than if you book with British Airways Avios points!
You Can Save Thousands of Points by Booking an Award Flight Through Iberia Instead of British Airways
I’ll share some differences between the British Airways and Iberia frequent flyer programs. And how you can earn points in both programs!