Okay, the highlight of the Iberia Plus program was certainly last year when they offered a promotion for 90,000 Avios after booking 10 tickets.
For those who still have Iberia Plus Avios (or have access to them through other means, as I’ll discuss below), the program has just introduced a great promotion.
Iberia Plus is offering 50% off award redemptions ticketed through February 10, 2019:
- This is valid for travel between February 1 and April 15, 2019
- This is valid for economy, premium economy, and business class redemptions
- This is only valid for travel on Iberia, and not for travel on any of their partner airlines
- This is only valid for Iberia Plus members with accounts registered in Spain
- There’s no promotion page, but rather you should see the discount automatically reflected if eligible
That Spain address requirement might seem like a major hurdle, though anecdotally if you change the address on file on your Iberia Plus account (it could be to a hotel or whatever), log out of your account, and log back in, you should find that you’re eligible for the promotion. At least that’s the case as of now for the accounts I manage.
For context, here’s the distance based Iberia Plus award chart for travel on Iberia (with peak and off-peak pricing):
One of the things that makes Iberia Plus better than British Airways Executive Club is that their carrier imposed surcharges for travel on Iberia are much lower than when booking through British Airways.
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 promotion has the potential to be a spectacular deal. The one thing to note is that there’s not currently much business class award availability between the US and Spain, though otherwise this could be pretty useful, for travel regionally within Europe, to Africa, or for flights to Latin America.
Anyone considering taking advantage of this excellent Iberia Plus promotion?
(Tip of the hat to Travel With Massi)