If you have an Iberia Avios account that has been open 90 days and has earned at least 1 point, you can transfer British Airways Avios over to Iberia Avios.
Or you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points directly to Iberia.
Iberia has lower-priced transatlantic awards than British Airways does — and they don’t add the level of exorbitant fuel surcharges onto the price of awards as long as you’re flying Iberia metal.
- Iberia Business Class
What’s more, via UK blogger Head for Points, they’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Iberia Plus program with a 25% off sale:
- 25% all redemptions in all classes of service
- Book by April 11
- Fly non-peak dates March 27 through June 15, or October 1 through December 15
Normally Madrid – Boston, New York, or Chicago is just 34,000 points each way. This discount makes those flights just 25,500 each way.
Make sure to check award availability before transferring points, while Iberia does offer generous award space for 2 passengers between the US and Madrid that’s often only in the month following schedule open and pickings won’t be super generous.
The offer is available for travel on Iberia, Iberia Express and Air Nostrum and Head for Points suggest that it’s only open to existing Iberia Plus members. It’s always good to have an open Iberia Plus account so that when you need it it’s 90 days old or more allowing you to transfer points between Iberia and British Airways at will.