Yesterday I wrote about wide open business class award space on Iberia’s new Washington Dulles – Madrid flight that launches May 1.
This flight can be booked using American AAdvantage miles, with British Airways miles, with Cathay Pacific miles, or any number of other programs (including points transferred from bank programs).
There was something strange about it, though. American Airlines was asking $600 in carrier-imposed surcharges for the flight. Normally for an Iberia flight they’d be asking $60 in these fees.
- It turns out that Iberia was charging its members the higher fee
- This was a mistake, it’s been corrected
- And it’s now possible to book the award without exorbitant fees using American AAdvantage miles.
Here’s how the award is pricing now with American:
Conspiracy theories aside this turned out not to be a huge new devaluation of AAdvantage.