Award Sale: Europe Business Class 25,500 Miles Each Way (and Coach From 3200 Points)

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Via Ultima Lammada and God Save the Points Iberia is offering a discount on award redemptions.

American Express and Chase points transfer to Iberia. You can also move British Airways points to Iberia if your Iberia account has been open at least 90 days and has had some activity in it.

Transferring Chase directly to Iberia has only been around since November. Your Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card points can be used for this sale.

Iberia is a oneworld airline based in Spain with an underrated fully flat business class product. They’re owned by IAG, the same airline that owns British Airways, and they’re a oneworld partner of American Airlines.

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 usurious fuel surcharges.

Book by March 18 for travel October 1 through December 15 and New York, Boston or Chicago – Madrid will run 12,750 points each way in economy or 25,500 in business class. Iberia also offers cash and points awards at check-out, and New York starts at 3200 Avios and €188.90 one way.

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  1. I have 100k miles in my BA account. As much as I’d like to transfer them to use this, to go to Madrid and Ibiza, Oct – Dec is not the months I’m wanting to visit.

  2. I bought a ticket on AA operated by Iberia NYC to Madrid in premium economy. It turns out that AA or Iberia has never built a process to upgrade from PE to J. The only way to do it with miles is to DOWN GRADE to Coach first, then upgrade to business. No way to go from PE to J. What’ s the point of selling PE fares that cannot be upgraded?

  3. Bad months for both the origin and destination. Pass.

    Now if they ever have the pair of MIA-MAD available … Never see such in the past 2 years whenever IB has such sale.

    On regular redemption, IB still is a tad cheaper with 8K or so less miles and $50 less in the YQ than AA would charge you on the same IB flight last year I looked. But not enough for me to jump thru the hoop to use IB program, and also give up the AA benefit of free date change etc.

  4. Going ORD to MAD next month on the same deal from the last time they ran it. 51k MR points for round trip biz class is a great deal

  5. Any way to use AA Miles at this award level?
    … it’s 115,000 IF (?) there is availability on the Saver level that probably has one segment in coach.

  6. Just tried their site also and MAD-CHI is pricing at 17000 in coach. Can’t see what business class or taxes/fuel surcharges would be because it won’t let me through without having enough Avios and the Avios calculator won’t show anything except coach. Very frustrating website in a lot of ways.

  7. This is what I got using the Iberia website, for New York to Madrid r/t, 10/1 to 10/17, business class:
    Total price: 135,500 Avios + USD 1,073.58

    So either the deal is already dead, or I’m doing this all wrong.

  8. Maybe this is just for one way, Madrid back to the US? Still, it’s a bitch of a website. Won’t let me select any day to fly except 10/1 or 10/2.

  9. We were in Madrid in late November and it was wonderful. I wouldn’t let that stop me. October in most of Europe is excellent.

  10. Played around with this and it turns out to be real. Here’s what you need to do. Go to Iberia and pull up the calculator, pick the city pair and the month and it will show you the destinations and the Avios required (this is the regular price). Click book it and then pick the date. It will show the regular price for coach at the top and if business or premium economy is available. If you want business pick that and say continue, if you don’t have any Avios which I didn’t you get a big box that says you don’t have enough Avios and the screen is kind of grayed but the scroll bars work, scroll to the bottom and it will show the discounted fare as well as the total charges. We booked 2 tickets in October Madrid-Chicago business one way for 25500 Avois and $140.6 fees and taxes each. I thought that is a super deal. So thanks Gary for bringing this to our attention.

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