You can transfer Avios points between the British Airways Executive Club, Aer Lingus AerClub and Iberia Plus. This is handy when wanting to redeem your frequent flyer miles for award flights, as sometimes there are less taxes and fees charged depending on where you book.
Avios are the points currency used by BA, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Vueling and Qatar Airways. In actual fact, you can transfer between all these airlines as you wish. Moving points from British Airways to Qatar Airways uses a different method and is not covered here.
Officially called Combine My Avios, it’s not immediately clear how to do this. First up, you’ll need to have a frequent flyer account with each airline. For Aer Lingus to British Airways, you can go to the Avios website here to start and login with your AerClub details.
Once signed in, you need to click on My Avios at the top right hand side of the screen. Next, you will see a button on the right called Manage My Account, drop that down and click Combine My Avios.
You can choose to login to a British Airways Executive Club or Iberia Plus account and when done you see the screen above. You have the option to transfer the points any way you like and the transfers are completed pretty much instantly.
If you get an error message saying your account details don’t match, check your address and telephone details in each account. I found my mobile number was written differently in each. Once I amended one to match the other, I could login just fine.
It’s handy to be able to transfer Avios between the programmes and I used the function recently. I collect my points in both AerClub and Executive Club, so I combined the points to make an award flight redemption.
Have you ever transferred points between the programmes before? What did you use them for? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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