Transferring Points To Avios

Transfer rewards earned in major programs directly to your Avios account to easily build your balance. Full list of partners and transfer calculator.

You can easily earn Avios by transferring points directly to your British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, Aer Lingus AerClub, or Vueling Club account from partners. In most cases, this provides a more efficient way to earn Avios over using Avios credit cards and allows you to build up your balance quickly.

British Airways Avios Transfer Partners

British Airways has the most direct transfer partners of any Avios-earning airline for those based in Canada. 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.

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American Express Membership Rewards

AMEX Membership Rewards is one of the best programs for earning British Airways Avios since you can easily earn 2x-5x points across AMEX's many credit cards which include categories such as airfare, restaurant/dining, gas station, travel, and grocery. For most, the AMEX Cobalt Card will be the best option for easily raking in lots of British Airways Avios.

RBC Avion Rewards

RBC Avion Rewards offers a handful of credit cards that can help you build your Avios with British Airways. The transfer ratio of RBC Avion Rewards Points to Avios is 1:1, so you'll be able to earn the equivalant of 1 to 1.25 Avios per $1 spent using RBC Avion Rewards credit cards. It's not the highest amount, but it can still help you build your Avios across everyday purchases while providing great travel benefits.

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy Points provides a great way to top off your British Airways Avios account. The transfer ratio is 3:1 meaning that every 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points you transfer will earn you 1,000 airline miles. This is great considering that you can earn a lot of Marriott Bonvoy Points easily when spending with Marriott. Plus, Marriott offers 15,000 additional points for every 60,000 you transfer which will net you an additional 5,000 Avios!

Earning BA Avios With Partner Credit Cards

There's a decent amount of partner credit cards you can use to earn Avios. This makes it easy to rake in extra Avios through every day spend and sign up bonuses.

Below is a list of credit cards that earns British Airways Avios through point transfers. Partner credit cards listed will reflect the transfer ratio. You can click on any of the credit cards to learn more and to calculate how many BA Avios you can earn based on your spend. When calculating rewards, you can use the 'View Rewards As...' button to change the ratio to reflect BA Avios.

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 Avios Transfer Partners

If you're looking to transfer rewards to Iberia, your only options consists of hotel rewards programs. Iberia is not a major transfer partner of any major Canadian bank rewards program. Your best best for earning with Iberia will be spending with Iberia's partners and flying Iberia. You can also use British Airways Avios to book flights on Iberia through the British Airways website.

You can use the calculator below to calculate the transfer of points in other programs to Iberia 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.

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Marriott Bonvoy

You can use the Marriott Bonvoy program to earn a few extra Iberia Avios using sign up bonuses featured on Marriott credit cards. Bonvoy Points transfer to Iberia Avios at a 3:1 ratio and you'll earn a bonus 15,000 Bonvoy Points for every 60,000 Points transferred which gives you an additional 5,000 Iberia Avios.

Earning Iberia Avios With Partner Credit Cards

You don't have many options when it comes to earning Iberia Avios using transfer partner credit cards. Below is a list of credit cards that can earn Iberia Avios through point transfers. Partner credit cards listed will reflect the transfer ratio. You can click on any of the credit cards to learn more and to calculate how many Iberia Avios you can earn based on your spend. When calculating rewards, you can use the 'View Rewards As...' button to change the ratio to reflect Iberia (IB) Avios.

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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Transfer To Aer Lingus Avios

Your options for earning Aer Lingus Avios is limited to transferring rewards from the Best Western rewards program. This will not earn you many points, but it could be useful if you really need to top off your account. Depending on how much you value Best Western Points, you may be better off buying Aer Lingus Avios versus transferring points.

You can use the calculator below to calculate the transfer of points from other programs to Aer Lingus 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.

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Earning Aer Lingus Avios With Partner Credit Cards

Below is a list of credit cards that can earn Aer Lingus Avios through point transfers. Partner credit cards listed will reflect the transfer ratio. You can click on any of the credit cards to learn more and to calculate how many Aer Lingus Avios you can earn based on your spend. When calculating rewards, you can use the 'View Rewards As...' button to change the ratio to reflect Aer Lingus (AL) Avios.

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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Transfer To Vueling Avios

As with Aer Lingus Avios, Best Western Rewards is your only option for building up Vueling Avios via point transfers. You'll want to stick with using Vueling's parnters if you're trying to build up Avios with them.

You can use the calculator below to calculate the transfer of points from other programs to Vueling 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.

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Earning Vueling Avios With Partner Credit Cards

Below is a list of credit cards that can earn Vueling Avios through point transfers. Partner credit cards listed will reflect the transfer ratio. You can click on any of the credit cards to learn more and to calculate how many Vueling Avios you can earn based on your spend. When calculating rewards, you can use the 'View Rewards As...' button to change the ratio to reflect Vueling (VL) Avios.

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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Summary

It's not hard to earn Avios with British Airways thanks to the AMEX Membership Rewards and RBC Avion Rewards programs. On top of that, British Airways also offers the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card for earning Avios directly.

Building Avios with Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling will be a little more on the challenging side. If you're really looking to build Avios with these three frequent flyer programs, you'll want to focus hard to spending with their earning partners.

Updated 2020-04-13 By Robert Flowers III

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