Fly in a lie-flat Business Class seat between Europe and the US from only 25,500 Avios

GUIDE: Using Points
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate
TIME TO READ: 2 minutes
POSTED: January 8, 2018
UPDATED: January 6, 2018
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus

The following question posted in our Australian Questions & Answers section is a golden one:

Is it worth joining Iberia Plus after joining British Airways Executive Club?

My answer would be, ‘most definitely’, as you can transfer your British Airways Avios over to Iberia for (often) lower award pricing and (almost always) lower taxes.

Current offer: 25% off awards to select US, Asian and African destinations

With this promotion, you can save 25% off the regular award price for Business Class travel between Madrid and:

  • Boston: 25,500 Avios
  • Chicago: 25,500 Avios (seems to be misplaced in a cheaper award band)
  • Johannesburg: 31,900 Avios
  • Shanghai: 38,000 Avios
  • Tokyo: 44,600 Avios

Travel dates are 1 February to 15 May 2018 (excluding the Easter week of 24-31 March).

There are also discounts for Economy travel but we’d suggest saving your points for premium cabin flights.

Unfortunately, I could only find the promotion page in Spanish but the discount should be automatically applied when you find an open seat.

Iberia Business Class

I flew with Iberia from Medellín, Colombia to Madrid last year and gave the flight three stars. Most importantly, you’ll get lie-flat bed and direct aisle access but reports are that service can be very variable and I found the food bland.

I believe that Iberia’s main lounge at Madrid’s Barajas Airport has recently been renovated.

How to get your hands on Iberia Plus Avios

Carefully read the section When to transfer Avios over to Iberia Plus in our guide to buying British Airways and Iberia Plus Avios, taking special note of the following:

One key point to note is that your Iberia Plus account must be 90 days old and must have earned at least 1 Avios point to be able to purchase and transfer miles.

The easiest way to fulfil this requirement is to simply credit your next Qantas or oneworld flight, car hire or hotel stay to Iberia Plus.

Summing up

If you don’t already have an Iberia Plus account, then open one for free now and credit your next eligible flight to them, meaning you’ll be eligible to transfer British Airways Avios across for the next promotion.

If you are lucky enough to have access to Iberia Plus Avios and are planning some travel to/from Spain in the next few months, then this could be a great award redemption for you!

Have you made any good-value redemptions through Iberia Plus before? Please share in the comments below!


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Fly in a lie-flat Business Class seat between Europe and the US from only 25,500 Avios was last modified: January 6th, 2018 by Matt Moffitt