Iberia Plus has just launched a great promotion for US-based members. Specifically, Iberia Plus members can save 25% on transatlantic awards. This is valid for flights booked through March 27, 2019, and for travel between September 1 and December 14 2019.
There’s no registration required, and the discount should apply automatically when making the booking.
For context, here’s the distance based Iberia Plus award chart for travel on Iberia (with peak and off-peak pricing):
Iberia’s US destinations include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. So depending on which route you’re looking at, you’re ordinarily paying anywhere from 17,000-30,000 Avios one-way in economy, and anywhere from 34,000-75,000 Avios one-way in business class.
With the 25% discount, you’re potentially looking at economy awards starting at just 12,750 Avios, and business class awards starting at just 25,500 Avios. Furthermore, when booking through Iberia Plus the carrier imposed surcharges are minimal, so it’s much cheaper than when booking through British Airways Executive Club, for example.
When it comes to earning Iberia Avios, there are a couple of practical ways to do so.
For one, you can transfer points directly from Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, or Marriott Rewards, so this is a great use of points earned on an assortment of cards:
Furthermore, you can transfer points between British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus, but only if both accounts have been open for at least 90 days, and both accounts have had some sort of activity.
This is an excellent promotion from Iberia Plus, though the issue is that I’m seeing very little premium cabin award availability. This can be a great deal for a transatlantic economy award, but I actually can’t find a single business class awards to Madrid during the period from any US gateway, which takes the fun out of it.
It’s possible that I’m missing some availability, though. It’s also possible that we’ll see some availability loaded in the coming days.
In general I’m a huge fan of Iberia’s discounted award redemptions, though without any availability in business class, it sure is significantly less compelling.
Anyone finding any good deals as part of this promo?
(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)