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Iberia to BA
I am trying to transfer my Iberia avios to BA since I want to fly from HKg to Nagoya and Iberia avios is 23,000 roundtrip while BA avios is just 20,000.
I read James’ post saying that I must have activity in my BA account or else my iberia avios will expire within a day. My idea was to buy a small amount of miles for my BA account. However, BA says I cannot buy miles since I do not have a single mile currently in my BA account.
Therefore, can I either:
1) Transfer my iberia avios to the BA account (which will be instant) and then immediately redeem for tickets before they expire within one day?
2) Get a friend to transfer a small amount of miles from his BA account into my BA account? Will that qualify as ‘activity’ in my BA account and therefore I can either purchase miles in the BA account or transfer miles from my Iberia account into the BA account?
Do you have any MR or UR points you could transfer to your BA account? Or go through the BA shopping portal and buy something small (like an iTune or similar) and see if that will work. Points earned via the portal aren’t instant but at least it’s something to put points in your account.