Originally Posted by Thinksamuel
I got an email from Iberia offering me 4500 avios (3000 for signing up and 1500 for my first flight). How far do I get with these avios concerning status. I will be travelling regularly intra-Europe so the only thing I want with status is lounge access. Since I need gold for that, how much more miles do I need to get gold?
Avios are only useful for redemption tickets. 7500 Avios is not a lot, it corresponds to a one-way intra European flight in Econ IF there is availability which is a big issue most of the time.
Elite Points determine status. A return MAD-LHR/PAR etc for example is 70 Elite Points in econ, 140 in full fare econ and 280 in Business.
For lounge access you need to collect 2250 Elite Points between April and March of the following year OR fly 50 segments.
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Hope this helped! Cheers