Avios Points Calculators

Avios Calculators for earning with cards, calculating the cash value, and transferring to your account with British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, & Vueling.

Program Details

Avios is a shared award currency used by British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, Aer Lingus AerClub, and Vueling Club. While all of these programs earn Avios, the act of earning and redeeming Avios will differ depending on which rewards program you sign up for.

British Airways

British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom and the primary holder of the Avios rewards currency. Their main hub is located at London Heathrow and they have a secondary hub located at Gatwick Airport. British Airways serves over 160 destinations and codeshare with 20 airlines. British Airways is part of the oneworld alliance.

Iberia

Iberia is the flag carrier of Spain and their hub is based out of Madrid-Barajas Airport. They fly to 26 domestic and 63 international destinations across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Ibera codeshares with more than 20 airlines and is part of the Oneworld alliance.

Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of Ireland and their primary hub is at Dublin Airport. Aer Lingus serves 93 destinations along with an more than 100 additional destinations with their codeshare agreements. They do not partner with any major alliance.

Vueling

Vueling is a Spanish airline based at El Prat de Llobregat in Greater Barcelona with hubs in Barcelona–El Prat Airport and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy. They fly to over 140 destinations making it the largest airline in Spain. Vueling is not part of any alliance but they do codeshare with five airlines.

oneworld alliance
The oneworld Alliance.

Oneworld Alliance

Both British Airways and Iberia are part of the oneworld Alliance. This alliance consists of the following 13 airlines:

  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The Avios Points Calculators will calculate how many Avios you can earn with Avios credit cards based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. Each calculator will also output the cash value of the card based on your spend, how much you value the card benefits, and annual fees.

Compare Avios credit cards side by side against top cards. You can also set cards to reflect transfer partner ratios.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. All spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

Best Credit Cards For Avios

If you're looking to maximize your Avios, you can get a list of the best credit cards for earning Avios based on your monthly/yearly spend across different categories. This includes credit cards that earn Avios directly and credit cards from rewards programs that allow you to transfer points to your Avios account.

Avios Credit Card Calculators

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) offers the only British Airways credit card. It earns double Avios on British Airways and British Airways Holidays purchases and comes with a handful of benefits such as travel insurance, Visa Infinite benefits, and the ability to spend your way to a companion pass.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

The cash value of Avios will depend on which rewards program you're earning them with and how you redeem them. For the most part, you should easily be able to get at least 1.2 to 1.5 cents per Avios on average without too much effort regardless of the rewards program.

The Avios Cash Value calculator calculates the average value of Avios for the redemptions listed. These are just rough estimates based on me testing various flights and redemptions with each of the airlines in the Avios rewards program. Avios has a wide range of values depending on how you redeem them, so you'll want to get an idea of how you plan on using them to really know their worth to you.

If you know the cash value of a flight and the cost in Avios (or Avios & Money), you can use the Points & Miles Cash Value Calculator to do the calculations for you.

Avios Cash Value
Avios
Award Flights (Research/First-Business Class)
1.5+ cents
$0+
Award Flights (Average)
1.2 to 1.5 cents
$0 - $0
Hotels, Car Hire (Rental Car)
0.8 - 1.2 cent
$0 - $0

Transfer Partners

Earning British Airways Avios is relatively easy to do thanks to having several major partners as well as offering a co-branded credit card, but earning Avios with Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling will require you to mostly utalize earning partners or buy Avios up front.

British Airways Transfer Partners

British Airways has the most transfer partners out of all of the Avios-earning programs. The best partner for earning a bunch of Avios will be the American Express Membership Rewards Program for most due to the high earnings offered on several of the cards in the program.

You can use the calculator below to calculate the transfer of points in other programs to British Airways Avios. The table will output the amount of points in the partnering programs that equals the amount of Avios you specify in the table's field.

Earning BA Avios With Partner Credit Cards

The list below features credit cards that earn British Airways Avios through point transfers. Partner credit cards listed will reflect the transfer ratio from that program to British Airways Avios. You can click on any of the cards to learn more as well as calculate and compare rewards.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
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Aer Lingus Transfer Partners

The only option for earning Aer Lingus Avios is going to be using Best Western. The transfer ratio isn't the best and you'll be better off using your Best Western Points for stays at Best Western. Still, if you need to top off your account it's an option.

Earning Aer Lingus Avios With Partner Credit Cards

You can earn Aer Lingus Avios using the Best Western Credit Card, but you will hardly earn enough Avios to make it worth picking up for that reason alone.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
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Iberia Transfer Partners

If you're looking to earn Avios with Iberia, you have a small handful of hotel rewards programs. Your best bet in the bunch is going to be Marriott Bonvoy with it's 3:1 transfer ratio and bonus miles when transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points at a time.

Earning Iberia Avios With Partner Credit Cards

Since Accor doesn't have it's own co-branded credit card, you're left with earning Iberia Avios using Marriott and Best Western credit cards which will not get you too far if you're not spending at the respectful chain.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
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Vueling Transfer Partners

It's hard to accumulate Avios with Vueling no matter what country you're in. Your best bet is to shop with their partners or buy Vueling Avios. You can transfer Best Western Points, but you'll more than likely lose value doing this with the 5:1 transfer ratio.

Earning Vueling Avios With Parnter Credit Cards

Your only option is the Best Western Credit Card which will only earn you 1 Avios when spending directly with Best Western.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
The card section above may be scrollable.

Earning Rewards

While the exact partners vary between loyalty programs, you can generally earn Avios flying with each programs respective airline and flying oneworld Alliance partners. The amount of Avios you earn will also vary, but it will usually be earned based on fare class, distance flown, and elite status within the loyalty programs. Avios can also be earned booking hotels, renting cars, and shopping online with partners.

British Airways Partners

British Airways Avios can be earned flying airline partners, booking hotels, renting cars, shopping online, and more.

British Airways Airline Partners

The simplest way to earn British Airways Avios is by flying British Airways, oneworld Alliance partners, and other partner airlines. You can earn British Airways Avios when flying the following airlines:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Italy
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • LATAM
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines
  • Sri Lankan Airlines

British Airways Hotel Partners

You can earn Avios when staying at British Airways hotel partners. This will either be by opting to receive Avios directly during your hotel stay or by earning hotel rewards points and transferring those directly to your Avios account.

If you have the chance to pick between both, in most cases transferring hotel rewards points to your British Airways Executive Club account will be the better option over opting to receive Avios directly. It's only in a few specific cases that earning Avios directly will benefit you which will usually apply to short, cheap stays.

Hotel Partner Earn/Book via
Accor ALL - Accor Live Limitless Accor Point Transfer
Airbnb Airbnb-British Airways Promo Link
Agoda.com Agoda.com/britishairways
Avios Hotels Avios Hotels Portal
Best Western Rewards Best Western Point Transfer or Change Earning Preference
Booking.com Booking.com-British Airways Promo Link
Hotels.com Rewards Hotels.com-British Airways Promo Link
World of Hyatt Hyatt Point Transfer or Change World of Hyatt Earning Preferences
IHG Rewards Club IHG Point Transfer or Change IHG Rewards Club Earning Preferences
Kaligo.com Kaligo.com-British Airways Promo Link
Marriott Bonvoy Marriott Point Transfer or Change Marriott Bonvoy Earning Preferences
Rocketmiles Rocketmiles-British Airways Promo Link
British Airways Holidays BA Holidays Portal

British Airways Car Partners

You can earn British Airways Avios with a handful of car rental partners. This can be a good way to earn Avios if you're not looking to earn rental car rewards points.

Car Rental Partner Earn/Book Via
Avis British Airways Holidays - Cars Portal
Budget British Airways Holidays - Cars Portal
Maggiore Maggiore.it

Other British Airways Partners

British Airways Avios can also be earned shopping online and spending with other travel partners.

Partners Earn/Book Via
Aiport Parking British Airways - ParkVia Portal
Heathrow Express Rail Transfers Heathrow Express-British Airways Link
British Airways Avios eStore British Airways Avios eStore
Bicester Village Shopping Collection Show shopping receipt to Information Center and mention your BA Executive Club membership number. [Bicester Villege Website]
Laithwaite's Wine Laithwaiteswine-British Airways Link
The Economist Subscribe to The Economist
High Life Shop highlifeshop.com

Iberia Partners

Iberia Avios are primarily earned flying Iberia and their airline partners. You can also earn Avios spending with Iberia's hotel, rental car, and shopping partners.

Iberia Airline Partners

You can earn Avios within the Iberia Plus program by flying Iberia, oneworld Alliance partners, and select other airline partners. All-in-all, you can earn Avios flying:

  • Iberia
  • Iberia Express
  • Iberia Regional Air Nostrum
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Binter
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Interjet Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • LEVEL
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Vueling

When flying the airlines listed above as well as codeshares, you will earn Avios and Iberia Elite Points. Elite Points are used to determine your status in the Iberia Plus program.

iberia elite status bonus
Earn 25% to 100% bonus points based on your status with Iberia Plus.

Iberia Hotel Partners

You can earn Avios with Iberia booking through a handful of popular hotel brands and online travel agencies.

Hotel Partner Earn/Book Via
Agoda.com Rewards Choose Iberia as your preferred program when booking on agoda.com
IHG Rewards Club IHG Points Tranfer or Change IHG Rewards Club Earning Preferences
Marriott Bonvoy Marriott Points Transfer or Change Marriott Bonvoy Earning Preferences
ALL - Accor Live Limitless Accor Point Transfer
NH Hotel Group Show your Iberia Plus Card when checking into the hotel
Best Western Rewards Best Western Point Transfer or Change Best Western Rewards Earning Preferences
Meliá Hotels MeliáReawrds Point Transfer or Change MeliáRewards Earning Preferences

Iberia Car Partners

Iberia has two car rental partners you can use to earn extra Avios which are Avis and Budget. You can also book a rental using Iberia's Flights + Car option to earn Avios.

Car Partner Earn/Book Via
Avis Iberia's RentACar Portal
Budget Iberia's RentACar Portal
Flights + Car Book From Iberia Homepage

Other Iberia Partners

Iberia has a few shopping partners that can score you some extra Avios.

Car Partner Earn/Book Via
Shop & Fly Earn shopping at El Corte Inglés department stores
Tienda a bordo Earn shopping on all Iberia international flights/td>
The Economist Subscription with The Economist

Aer Lingus Partners

Aer Lingus has a great deal of partners that can earn you extra Avios. This includes booking travel such as hotels and car rentals along with shopping in-store with retail partners and online through the AerClub eStore.

Aer Lingus Airline Partners

Aer Lingus Avios, earned within the AerClub Loyalty Program, can be earned flying the following airlines:

When flying Aer Lingus, you'll earn Avios based on what you paid for your Aer Lingus flight minus government taxes and ancillaries like bags or seats. It's also based on the currency you pay for your flight:

  • 1 EURO = 3 Avios
  • 1 GBP = 4 Avios
  • 1 USD = 3 Avios
  • 1 CAD = 2 Avios

The amount of Avios you earn when flying British Airways and United Airlines is based on the distance flown and fare class.

Aer Lingus Hotel Partners

You can earn Avios within the AerClub Loyalty Program booking hotels with several leading chains and online travel agencies.

Car Partner Earn/Book Via
The Merrion Book via the Aer Lingus eStore
Kaligo Book via kaligo.com and select Aer Club as your preferred program
Meliá Hotels MeliáReawrds Point Transfer or Change MeliáRewards Earning Preferences
Rocketmiles Rocketmiles-Avios Link
Best Western Rewards Best Western Point Transfer or Change Best Western Rewards Earning Preferences
Agoda.com Rewards Agoda-Avios Link
Hotels.com Rewards Book through hotels.com and use your Avios membership number
Booking.com Booking.com Avios Link
Avios Hotels Avios Hotels Portal

Aer Lingus Car Partners

You can earn Avios booking rentals with both Avis and Budget.

Car Partner Earn/Book Via
Avis AerLingus-Cars Portal
Budget AerLingus-Cars Portal

Other Aer Lingus Partners

You can earn Aer Lingus Avios shopping with retail partners in-store and online. The easiest way to earn Avios with Aer Lingus will be by shopping through the AerClub eStore where you can earn up to 12 Avios per €1.

Partner Earn/Book Via
AerClub eStore AerClub eStore
SuperValu SuperValu Real Rewards Point Transfer
Kildare Village Show shopping receipt to Information Center and mention your BA Executive Club membership number. [Bicester Villege Website]
Oliver Bonas Shop using the AerClub eStore
Appleby Jewellers Present your AerClub card
The Economist Subscribe to The Economist

Buying Rewards

If transferring points to your Avios account isn't an option, you can buy Avios points directly with each airline. British Airways Avios and Iberia Avios can be purchased through their respective websites while Aer Lingus Avios and Vueling Avios can be purchased through the Avios.com website. The cost of buying Avios will vary, but it could be worth it if you're a few Avios shy of a redemption.

buy 2000 british airways avios
British Airways Avios are quite expensive.

Buying British Airways Avios

British Airways Avios can be purchased through the British Airways Buy Avios page. Avios purchased through this portal will be deposited into your British Airways Executive Club account. It will not be reflected in your balance for Aer Lingus AerClub, Iberia Plus, or Vueling Club.

With British Airways you can buy as little as 1,000 Avios for USD $53 and as many as 200,000 Avios for USD $5,523 in a single transaction. You can buy up to 200,000 Avios per calendar year (includes gifting Avios as well).

buy 200000 british airways avios
You can buy up to 200,000 Avios per calendar year.

The cost in Avios-per-cent gets better as you buy more. Buying 1,000 Avios will cost you USD 5.3 cents per Avios while buying 200,000 Avios will cost you USD 2.7 cents per Avios. If you're short a few British Airways Avios of your next redemption, topping off your account can be expensive. If you're not in a rush to top off your account, do note that British Airways Avios are on sale several times per year which could save you a nice amount of money.

How To Buy BA Avios

British Airways Avios are easy to buy and you can do so with only a few steps. Do note that Discover is not a payment option for buying BA Avios. Here's the steps on how to buy BA Avios:

  1. Head over to British Airways Buy Avios page.
  2. Log into your British Airways Executive account.
  3. Select how many British Airways Avios you would like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment info.
  5. Review the order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click 'Pay now'

Avios should post to your British Airways Executive account within a few minutes upon successful receipt of purchase. You'll receive a confirmation email once they do post to your account, so keep an eye out for that.

Buying Iberia Avios

Iberia Plus Avios can be purchased through the Iberia Buy Avios page.Avios purchased through Iberia will be deposited into your Iberia Plus account. It will not be reflected in your balance for British Airways Executive Club, Aer Lingus AerClub, or Vueling Club.

When buying Avios with Iberia, you can buy as little 2,000 Avios for 54€ (~$84 CAD) and as many as 200,000 for 3,601€ (~5,629 CAD). You can buy up to 200,000 Avios with Iberia per calendar year.

iberia buy points
You can buy Iberia Avios in various increments.

The more Iberia Avios you buy, the better the deal when it comes to what you're paying per Avios. Buying 2,000 Avios will cost you 54€ which equals €0.027 per Avios whereas buying 200,000 Avios for 3,601€ will equal €0.018 per Avios. In Canadian dollars, this is equal to around 4.2 cents per Avios when buying 2,000 and 1.8 cents per Avios when buying 200,000 Avios.

How To Buy Iberia Avios

Buying Iberia Avios doesn't require much. Here are the steps:

  1. Head over to Iberia.com and log into your Iberia Plus account.
  2. In the menu under Iberia Plus, click on Buying or Transferring Avios.
  3. Click on 'Purchase'.
  4. Select how many Iberia Avios you would like to buy.
  5. Enter your payment info.
  6. Review the order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Click 'Pay now'

Purchased Avios should post to your account immediately. You'll receive confirmation once they have posted to your account via email.

Buying Aer Lingus Avios

Aer Lingus Avios can be purchased through the Avios.com Buy Avios page. This is the same portal that you use to buy Vueling Avios.

Avios purchased through the Avios.com Buy Points portal when signed into your AerClub account will credit your Aer Lingus AerClub Avios balance. The Avios you buy when signed into your AerClub account will not be reflected in the balance for British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, or Vueling Club.

buy 200000 Avios Aer Lingus
You can buy up to 200,000 Avios per calendar year.

When buying Avios for AerClub, you can buy as little as 1,000 Avios for USD $53 and as many as 200,000 Avios for USD $5,523. You can buy up to 200,000 Avios with Aer Lingus per calendar year.

Buying Avios with Aer Lingus costs the same as buying Avios with British Airways. Buying 1,000 Avios will cost you USD 5.3 cents per Avios and buying 200,000 Avios will cost you USD 2.7 cents per Avios.

How To Buy Aer Lingus Avios

If you need to add Avios to your AerClub account, you can do so in a few easy steps:

  1. Head to the Avios.com Buy Points page and log in using your Aer Lingus account information.
  2. Click on 'Buy Points Now'.
  3. Select how many Avios you would like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Review the order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Hit 'Pay Now'.

Purchased Avios will post to your account shortly after purchase. You'll receive a confirmation email as soon as they post to your account.

Buying Vueling Avios

Vueling Avios can be purchased through the Avios.com Buy Avios page. This is the same portal that you use to buy Aer Lingus Avios.

Avios purchased through the Avios.com Buy Points portal when signed into your Vueling Club account will credit your Vueling Club Avios balance. The Avios you buy when signed into your Vueling Club account will not be reflected in the balance for British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, and Aer Lingus AerClub.

buy 1000 vueling avios
You can buy as little as 1,000 Avios if you need to top off your account.

When buying Avios for Vueling Club, you can buy as little as 1,000 Avios for £31 (~$52 CAD) and as many as 200,000 Avios for £3,215 (~$5,483 CAD). You can buy up to 200,000 Avios with Vueling Club per calendar year.

Buying Avios with Vueling is in Great Britain Pounds by default. Buying 1,000 Avios is equal to 3.1 cents (£) per Avios while buying 200,000 is equal to 1.6 cents (£) per Avios. In Canadian Dollars, that would be equal to 5.3 cents per Avios when buying 1,000 Avios and 2.7 cents per Avios when buying 200,000 Avios. The more Avios you buy, the better the value you'll get per Avios. Make sure you're using a card that does not charge a foreign transaction fee when buying Vueling Avios in British Pounds.

How To Buy Vueling Avios

You can add Avios to your Vueling Club account at the click of mouse using the following steps:

  1. Head to the Avios.com Buy Points page and log in using your Vueling Club account information.
  2. Click on 'Buy Points Now'.
  3. Select how many Avios you would like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Review the order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Hit 'Pay Now'.

After successful payment, the Avios should post to your Vueling Club account within a few minutes. You'll receive an email once they have post to your account.


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