Iberia is offering a sale on award tickets, offering 25% off Business Class or Economy Class on select routes, including Boston or Chicago to Europe — which would cost just 25,500 miles in business class during off-peak dates. As you can now transfer directly from Ultimate Rewards to Iberia (or from Membership Rewards), this looks like a very appealing sale. Many other routes to different parts of the world are available as well.
- 25% off Iberia award flights in both business and economy class on select routes/regions
- Available for booking through January 31, 2018 for travel between
- February 21, 2018 to March 23, 2018
- April 1, 2018 to May 15, 2018
As a reminder, Iberia has a distance-based award chart similar to British Airways Avios. In fact, if you jump through some hoops, you can transfer Avios between the two programs. However, most readers probably won’t have to jump through those hoops as Iberia is a direct transfer partner of both Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards.
As far as I can tell, there is not an official promotion splash page for this promo. Mark Ostermann at Miles to Memories links to a page found by clicking here, but I’m only seeing an advertisement for 25% off regional fares. However, Stefan at Rapid Travel Chai has screen shots showing the reduced pricing, including from Chicago to Madrid for 25,500 Avios + 83.70 Euros or from Madrid to Shanghai for 44,650 Avios + $114.23.
Here are the Iberia Avios award charts for off-peak and peak season and then information on which cities are found in each band:
Note that Iberia’s math is flexible. It’s a distance-based chart, but you’ll notice that Chicago is located in band 5 despite actually being a longer distance from Madrid – which is what makes it available at just 25.5K during off-peak dates with this sale. See the Rapid Travel Chai post for a full list of peak and off-peak dates. It’s not entirely clear which routes are on sale, but if you have Avios in your account and/or can confirm award availability via the British Airways search tool, you might be able to score a nice deal during off-peak dates.
H/T: Rapid Travel Chai