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Has BA stopped Avios transfers from Iberia ?

Has BA stopped Avios transfers from Iberia ?

Old Jan 16, 19, 3:20 pm
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Has BA stopped Avios transfers from Iberia ?

I have both Iberia and BA avios and I wanted to transfer from Iberia to BA, which you could previously do online. The option is still there on BAEC but the avios do not transfer. I phone on the Gold line and was informed that this is not possible. Is this correct and when did IAG start blocking transfer?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by LondSE1 View Post
I have both Iberia and BA avios and I wanted to transfer from Iberia to BA, which you could previously do online. The option is still there on BAEC but the avios do not transfer. I phone on the Gold line and was informed that this is not possible. Is this correct and when did IAG start blocking transfer?
Was the agent aware that this type of transfer was allowed previously?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 3:29 pm
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I can log into the combine my Avios system on both my BA and Iberia accounts but can only transfer from BA to Iberia. It's been like this for me for a long time and I just assumed it was a bug. Maybe it's on purpose?

My avios.com account is still active (I have AerClub membership) and if needed I use avios.com to transfer i.e. IB --> avios.com --> BA. I did a transfer this way last week.

Would be good to know if the rules have been changed.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:12 pm
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I have just been able to transfer Avios from Iberia to BA by going into my BA account, combine Avios and pulling the Avios from IB to BA without any problem.
Might be worthwhile logging into your IB account first as they require a password reset every 12 months.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:18 pm
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You cant transfer IB Avios to BA while being in a household account
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:29 pm
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Anything useful to the OP in this other thread about IB to BA transfers? Apparently a different browser can help: combine my avios broken?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:36 pm
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I had no problem transferring my Avios from IB to BA using the BA portal using Firefox.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:55 pm
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Your Iberia Plus account number YYYYYYYY was debited with XXXXXXXXX Avios on 16 January 2019.
Working as it should.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:00 pm
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Working as always.

There are several potential explanations, none of which are: BA has stopped Avios transfers from Iberia
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Old Jan 17, 19, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by tsmnc View Post
You can't transfer IB Avios to BA while being in a household account
Can you easily exit a Household account and then do a transfer from IB?
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:15 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Working as always.

There are several potential explanations, none of which are: BA has stopped Avios transfers from Iberia
Mod edit : I've swapped "BA" and "has" around in the thread title.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:34 am
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Transfer to an Avios.com account first, then to your BA/IB account from there.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by armouredant View Post
Transfer to an Avios.com account first, then to your BA/IB account from there.
Surely Avios.com accounts are dead and buried by now?
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Old Jan 17, 19, 4:09 am
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Surely Avios.com accounts are dead and buried by now?
That's my problem but there must be a workaround, that some clever person on here knows ??
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Old Jan 17, 19, 4:27 am
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Originally Posted by JAXBA View Post
Anything useful to the OP in this other thread about IB to BA transfers? Apparently a different browser can help: combine my avios broken?
Yeah, the browser flavour issue persisted with the diamond club transfers until all of our mbna credit cards disappeared. I don’t think that they ever fixed it.
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