From now through December 31, 2016, there is a Membership Rewards to Avios transfer bonus of 25%! Before you transfer anything to British Airways, this offer is for transferring Membership Rewards points to Iberia. As mentioned in my previous post, you can freely transfer Avios between your British Airways and Iberia accounts as long as both have Avios and have been open at least 3 months!
Using this strategy, you can save Avios on short haul flights after the devaluation. British Airways has long been a favorite of frequent flyers because of the ability to use Avios for short haul award flights on partner airlines for as little as 4,500 Avios one way. After February 2, 2016, the Zone 1 award flights will be going from 9,000 Avios to 15,000 Avios round trip, erasing one of the greatest bargains in award travel. In this post, I will show you how to pay only 11,000 Avios on a round trip Zone 1 flight instead of the increased price of 15,000!