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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #90 on: December 16, 2015, 12:32:53 PM »
Try on IB.com?

I didn't know you could do it there... especially because IB's English site doesn't seem to be written in, well, English. :P

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #91 on: December 16, 2015, 12:33:27 PM »
Came back a couple of days later and it worked.

BTDT, still isn't working.

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #92 on: December 16, 2015, 12:34:09 PM »
Are you 100% sure there's no household account? Another thing might be if your birthday, or other info like that, is not on the account.

Why would they hiccup before even asking me to provide my IB number, though?

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #93 on: December 16, 2015, 12:34:27 PM »


I didn't know you could do it there... especially because IB's English site doesn't seem to be written in, well, English. :P
Link in here :)
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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #94 on: December 16, 2015, 12:39:28 PM »
Anyway, about this deal, I find that I don't need a lot of Avios because of the massively valuable "Avios & Money" redemption, where you can effectively "buy" Avios for very cheap.

For example, on Iberia:

JFK-MAD - OFF PEAK (Iberia) - USD amounts vary by EUR exchange rate
17,000 + $ 72.86
15,300 + $ 97.86
13,600 + $ 117.86
11,900 + $ 142.86
10,200 + $ 162.86
8,500 + $ 182.86

or on BA:

JFK-GIG or JFK-GRU (American/TAM)
25,000 + $5.60
20,000 + $80.60
16,250 + $120.60
12,500 + $160.60
10,000 + $185.60
8,750 + $200.60

If you want to conserve Avios, just take the lowest redemption option. It's still a good deal.

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #95 on: December 16, 2015, 12:41:27 PM »
Another thing might be if your birthday, or other info like that, is not on the account.

Wow, adding the birthday actually seems to have helped... except it gets one screen further, and then says this:

Your session has timed out, please log in again

...despite having logged in less than a minute ago.  >:(

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #96 on: December 16, 2015, 12:42:04 PM »

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #97 on: December 16, 2015, 12:45:00 PM »
Update: Wow! Iberia.com worked! Will wonders never cease?!

Thanks, Dan! :D

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #98 on: December 16, 2015, 12:48:55 PM »
Update: Wow! Iberia.com worked! Will wonders never cease?!

Thanks, Dan! :D
Would not have worked had you not updated birthday. They verify accounts match by Name, birthday and email address. Why should they let you go any further if it wouldn't work anyway

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #99 on: December 16, 2015, 12:49:53 PM »
Anyway, about this deal, I find that I don't need a lot of Avios because of the massively valuable "Avios & Money" redemption, where you can effectively "buy" Avios for very cheap.

For example, on Iberia:

JFK-MAD - OFF PEAK (Iberia) - USD amounts vary by EUR exchange rate
17,000 + $ 72.86
15,300 + $ 97.86
13,600 + $ 117.86
11,900 + $ 142.86
10,200 + $ 162.86
8,500 + $ 182.86

or on BA:

JFK-GIG or JFK-GRU (American/TAM)
25,000 + $5.60
20,000 + $80.60
16,250 + $120.60
12,500 + $160.60
10,000 + $185.60
8,750 + $200.60

If you want to conserve Avios, just take the lowest redemption option. It's still a good deal.
on most routes their Cash and points aren't great. I do believe however you can purchase points this way.

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2015, 12:54:56 PM »
Would not have worked had you not updated birthday. They verify accounts match by Name, birthday and email address. Why should they let you go any further if it wouldn't work anyway

I actually just came back here to report that... I just tried combining my wife's Avios via Iberia.com, and it wouldn't let until I added her birthday to her British account. So apparently BOTH pieces of advice were necessary.

So... thanks Dan AND SamKey! ;)

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #101 on: December 16, 2015, 01:00:49 PM »
I just want to put this out there: In order to combine avios to IB you need to have at least 1 mile in the account. So if you're moving from IB to BA leave 1 mile in the IB account if you'd like to ever use it. If not you'll have to do an MR xfer or buy points from them at .2+ pp

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #102 on: December 16, 2015, 01:12:38 PM »
I just want to put this out there: In order to combine avios to IB you need to have at least 1 mile in the account. So if you're moving from IB to BA leave 1 mile in the IB account if you'd like to ever use it. If not you'll have to do an MR xfer or buy points from them at .2+ pp

Oh, crap... NOW you tell me?!  :-[

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #103 on: December 16, 2015, 01:22:10 PM »
Oh, crap... NOW you tell me?!  :-[
Seems like you still can but I'm sure what the cutoff time is. I've had too many accounts that this happened to.

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Re: 25%(1:1) Amex transfer bonus to iberia avios thru 12/31
« Reply #104 on: December 16, 2015, 04:15:44 PM »
I got the 1.25x last week and transferred to BA last night. Just checked both accounts, no clawbacks.