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Breaking: CAN transfer bonus avios to BAEC!

Breaking: CAN transfer bonus avios to BAEC!

Old Jul 28, 18, 5:37 am
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Talking Breaking: CAN transfer bonus avios to BAEC!

Saw Raffles post in the main 9000 point promo thread earlier today - just tried to transfer points from Iberia to BAEC and IT WORKED!

Get transferring!

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Old Jul 28, 18, 5:53 am
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Good for you, but you are breaching the T&C's of the promo. Don't be surprised if your IB and your BA account are going to be locked shortly or IB is coming after you in a different way....
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Old Jul 28, 18, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by gnargel View Post
Good for you, but you are breaching the T&C's of the promo. Don't be surprised if your IB and your BA account are going to be locked shortly or IB is coming after you in a different way....
He is not breaching the terms of the promo and Iberia specifically told leading bloggers that transfers would be allowed.

Don't go all revisionist on us now :-)

For UK residents this is a big deal, because we are all sitting on '241' Avios redemption vouchers via the BA Amex credit card which require the redemption to be made via BAEC.
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Old Jul 28, 18, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
He is not breaching the terms of the promo and Iberia specifically told leading bloggers that transfers would be allowed.

Don't go all revisionist on us now :-)

For UK residents this is a big deal, because we are all sitting on '241' Avios redemption vouchers via the BA Amex credit card which require the redemption to be made via BAEC.
Raffles, do you have any idea of how is going to work the deadline for avios redemption if the miles are combined? BAEC miles does not expire, right? Will the consider it a redemption?
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Old Jul 28, 18, 11:02 am
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Old Jul 28, 18, 11:07 am
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Just moved the wife and my 180,000. Had to go via avios as still sent no transfers to BA but got them there in the end.
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Old Jul 28, 18, 11:12 am
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The promo terms forbid this transfer. The fact that it's possible is not explicit indication of such terms being revised or voided, I've not received any direct communication from Iberia telling me I could transfer. Don't be surprised when on 1 Dec 90k Avios are deducted from your IB account and if negative you're asked to pay for those Avios.
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Old Jul 28, 18, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
The promo terms forbid this transfer. The fact that it's possible is not explicit indication of such terms being revised or voided, I've not received any direct communication from Iberia telling me I could transfer. Don't be surprised when on 1 Dec 90k Avios are deducted from your IB account and if negative you're asked to pay for those Avios.
could you send a link or screenshot to these terms. More than happy to transfer back - just hadnít actually seen anything to say they couldnít be moved.

I thought that the lack of transfer opportunity was something that was assumed to be a term as they Iberia seemed to have stopped the ability to transfer...?
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Old Jul 28, 18, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by Hawes7701 View Post


could you send a link or screenshot to these terms. More than happy to transfer back - just hadnít actually seen anything to say they couldnít be moved.

I thought that the lack of transfer opportunity was something that was assumed to be a term as they Iberia seemed to have stopped the ability to transfer...?
I apologize, I was wrong. I just checked the screenshots I took on the last day of the promo and there is no mention. The only thing states is that if they're not redeemed they will be withdrawn, and it is questionable whether transferring counts as redeeming.

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Old Jul 28, 18, 12:27 pm
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I apologize, I was wrong. I just checked the screenshots I took on the last day of the promo and there is no mention. The only thing states is that if they're not redeemed they will be withdrawn, and it is questionable whether transferring counts as redeeming.

no need to apologise. Thanks for posting. I may still redeem via Iberia and definitely will if it means our accounts go in to negative. Be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few days...

thanks.
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Old Jul 28, 18, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
I apologize, I was wrong. I just checked the screenshots I took on the last day of the promo and there is no mention. The only thing states is that if they're not redeemed they will be withdrawn, and it is questionable whether transferring counts as redeeming.
Transferring does not count as collecting or redeeming, as described in IB+’s General Conditions

https://www.iberia.com/gb/iberiaplus/conditions/
A monthly check will be performed of the expiry of the total Avios balance in the account of members who have not made any movement to earn or use Avios in 36 months. Forthese purposes, Avios transfers carried out between the programmes BA Executive Club, the Avios Programme (in the UK), the Iberia Plus Programme and any other programme which may use Avios as currency are not considered movements as they do not involve collection or redemption.
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Old Jul 28, 18, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawes7701 View Post


no need to apologise. Thanks for posting. I may still redeem via Iberia and definitely will if it means our accounts go in to negative. Be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few days...

thanks.
There were also tweets saying one couldn't transfer but obviously those aren't really authoritative

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Transferring does not count as collecting or redeeming, as described in IB+ís General Conditions

https://www.iberia.com/gb/iberiaplus/conditions/
A monthly check will be performed of the expiry of the total Avios balance in the account of members who have not made any movement to earn or use Avios in 36 months. Forthese purposes, Avios transfers carried out between the programmes BA Executive Club, the Avios Programme (in the UK), the Iberia Plus Programme and any other programme which may use Avios as currency are not considered movements as they do not involve collection or redemption.
Yes and I wouldn't expect it to count as redmeptred but obviously that interpretation is where the next fight will lie
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Old Jul 28, 18, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawes7701 View Post


no need to apologise. Thanks for posting. I may still redeem via Iberia and definitely will if it means our accounts go in to negative. Be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few days...

thanks.
the no transfer clause is not in the original T&C, but it is in the follow up letter where Iberia states that you donít need to fly your segment to get the avios. That letter is what started this floodgate of cheap Iberia bookings because prior to that, people assumed that you might have to fly to keep the avios.

If you believe that you are entitled to your avios even if you donít fly, then Iberia should also be entitled to claw back avios transferred to BA.

Iberia could have changed their mind, which is good for us, but I feel like they really shouldnít have to.
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Old Jul 28, 18, 1:07 pm
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I would be wary about converting Avios over to a BAEC account as an alternative means of spending the promotional Avios. Even if it now possible to do this, it is highly unlikely such an action would override the general conditions of membership. In fact the promotion's T&C explicitly stated:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29891581-post14.html
The extra promotional Avios not redeemed by 1 December 2018 will be withdrawn from the customer's account. The redemption terms and conditions are subject to the general terms and conditions of the Iberia Plus programme.
To anyone contemplating this action, I recommend you read up on the programme’s T&C and conduct your own risk assessment before acting

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Old Jul 28, 18, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
He is not breaching the terms of the promo and Iberia specifically told leading bloggers that transfers would be allowed.

Don't go all revisionist on us now :-)

For UK residents this is a big deal, because we are all sitting on '241' Avios redemption vouchers via the BA Amex credit card which require the redemption to be made via BAEC.
Fair point, it is not explicitly prohibited in the T&Cs. Bbut Iberia did communicate the following which appears to indicate that transferring the points to BA would/could have some consequences:

"If the customers transfer these Avios to their BA Executive Club account, they will have a negative balance in the Iberia Plus programme, as those Avios wouldnít have been spent by the date mentioned above."
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