British Airways Executive Club loyalty program continues to impress me with great redemption opportunities. With a strong link to its oneworld partners such as Japan Airlines, Iberia and Cathay Pacific, you can find a lot of ways to burn those Avios even in Business class. You can refer to my Tokyo-Okinawa and Japan domestic flights redemptions articles.

Iberia flights to Lyon

Iberia flies twice to Lyon out of its main hub Madrid at Terminal 4. The service is operated by Air Nostrum, Iberia’s regional service provider. See the schedule below:

Madrid-Lyon daily flights with Iberia
Madrid-Lyon daily flights with Iberia

With two daily flights you can choose to fly earlier or later on the day.
Let’s see how many Avios are required for a one-way Business Class redemption airfare:

Madrid-Lyon redemption flight with British Airways Avios
Madrid-Lyon redemption flight with British Airways Avios

It’ll cost you 9,000 Avios and $29.38 in fees and charges. This is a redemption Business Class ticket meaning it behaves like a regular Business Class ticket. The redemption ticket will give you :

  • Preferential check-in at exclusive counters and priority boarding;
  • Security controls fastrack;
  • VIP Lounges at Madrid Barajas Terminal 4;
  • A complimentary full meal on board;
  • An empty seat next to you since it’s a regional flight on a small aircraft;


How can I get those Avios in Canada?

This is a great reward. There are many ways in Canada to accrue British Airways Avios. You can either transfer your American Express Rewards Points to your Executive Club or accrue them directly through the RBC British Airways Visa. You can also convert your RBC Rewards points to British Airways Avios. Twice a year, RBC Rewards will give a 35% transfer bonus towards Avios. The sign-up bonus offer is enough to fly two people from Madrid to Lyon.