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Iberia is offering 50% off redemptions booked by August 30 for travel September 1, 2020 through March 15, 2021. That’s a six and a half month period for travel, and creates an opportunity where we might just be able to travel again – and do so cheap, from just 17,000 miles each way between the U.S. and Europe.
Note that the promotion page says it’s available to accounts registered in Spain, but in fact the award discount seems to price out and book for anyone regardless of residence.
For Chicago and New York Iberia charges just 34,000 miles each way in business class. So 50% off is just 17,000 miles each way. And the great thing about Iberia is that when you use Iberia Avios to redeem for Iberia flights they charge fewer miles than British Airways or American does and they do not add the same substantial fuel surcharges as a BA redemption. Expect taxes from the U.S. to Europe to be about $70.
And I just posted about amazing Iberia business class award availability between Madrid and Chicago, Miami, and New York JFK. Often when Iberia discount awards availability is scarce, but that’s not the case here.
Spanish flag carrier Iberia is owned by British Airways parent company IAG. It’s a member of oneworld, and part of the same transatlantic joint venture as American Airlines. They have a nice business class product.
Chase and American Express points transfer directly to Iberia. British Airways points transfer to Iberia as well provided your Iberia account has been open 90 days or longer and has earned even one point. And the offer is a great illustration of just how far you can go with offers to earn 100,000 Avios after qualifying spend with the Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card, British Airways Visa Signature® Card, and Iberia Visa Signature® Card .
(HT: One Mile at a Time)