Since the good fares are rapidly disappearing, I wanted to make one more quick post about this amazing Iberia offer for 9,000 bonus Avios per ticket.
I wrote about the deal before I took advantage of it myself (since I don’t know how much longer this promotion will be around), which is why I wanted to write this post for anyone who still wants to take advantage of this offer.
If you don’t yet have an Iberia Plus account, you’ll want to sign-up for one here.
Then you’ll just want to start booking one-way tickets as quickly as possible. Personally I booked 10 one-way tickets from Malaga to Madrid on Iberia’s website for travel next May and June, when there are $29 one-way fares available. Not only were the cheapest fares way in advance, but I’m also happier booking way in advance, ideally after the Avios are set to expire, just to be on the safe side.
Iberia sends out confirmation emails right away, so within about 20 minutes my email inbox looked like this:
The good news is that Iberia’s website makes it really easy to book multiple tickets. You can save your credit card information to your Iberia Plus profile during the booking process, and there are only a few steps, so really it’s a repetitive clicking exercise. The only downside was that the website was slow, which isn’t surprising, given the number of Very High Value Passengers booking tickets at the moment. 😉
The number of dates with these cheap $29 fares is quickly decreasing, so you’ll want to book as soon as possible if interested. There seem to still be a decent number of $34 fares between Madrid and Seville (SVQ) or Santander (SDR) available for next Spring.
What an offer… I still don’t know what they were thinking, though this actually seems to be legit — Iberia has confirmed one-way tickets qualify, they’ve confirmed you get the Avios even if you don’t fly, etc. Just remember that the Avios expire on December 1, so you need to redeem them by then, though you can travel on a subsequent rate. Furthermore, you can’t transfer these Avios to British Airways.
There are going to be some heavily booked but very empty domestic Iberia flights for travel next year.
Now I just have to wait for the 90,000 Avios to post…