2020 British Airways and Iberia Avios peak and off-peak calendar

The peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2020 are presented below for British Airways and Iberia. You can read this page in combination with the Avios award chart page, or the BA Avios Spending Calculator

(If you are looking for the 2019 peak and off peak calendar, click here)

You can book your Avios flights on either the BA or Iberia websites, taking note of the peak (yellow) and off-peak (white) dates in the calendar below.

Aside from pointing out that there are different off peak systems for BA and Iberia, the main things to note are:

  • If you are flying on an Iberia marketed and operated flight, you should move your Avios points to your Iberia account there, as you will not be charged “carrier imposed charges” a.k.a. fuel surcharges. This has a significant saving if you are flying long haul routes.
  • The entirety of both February an March are off peak for Iberia.
  • Easter 2020 on BA is about 3.5 consecutive weeks (there is one sole day which is off peak), whereas Iberia's is much shorter. This can be handy for long-haul travel, but you will need to separate your Avios redemptions for maximum savings.
  • The whole of June 2020 is off peak for BA, while only the first half is for Iberia.
  • The summer 2020 peak period lasts 9 weeks on BA while on Iberia this lasts for (more or less) 8 weeks and finishes by mid-August
  • October UK half-term holiday peak periods are a bit shorter compared to 2019, but manageable.
  • The whole of November is off-peak for BA. Only the first couple of days are peak for Iberia, but off-peak otherwise.
  • Unlike previously, pretty much the whole second half of December 2020 is classed as peak for both airlines.

British Airways 2020 Peak and Off Peak Calendar

In all charts, white = off peak, yellow = peak

 


 

Iberia 2020 Peak and Off Peak Calendar

In all charts, white = off peak, yellow = peak

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Comments

  1. Tim. Very useful. Thanks.
    I’m sure others have pointed out that “In all charts, white = peak, yellow = off-peak” is incorrect. Your color key corrects this.

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