In March, Iberia launched a worldwide 25% off award sale to celebrate 25 years of Iberia Plus.
The sale was advertised as ending April 11, 2017.
Last night I had occasion to check some US to Madrid award flights on Iberia, those New York, (seasonal) Boston, and Chicago that are Off-Peak 34,000 Avios each way in business class. All coming up as 25,500 (75% of 34,000).
Update: reader Tony V writes, “New promotion running until Jan 31. Qualifying dates: Feb 1-Mar 23 & Apr 1-May 15. MAD to/from ORD&BOS. Sale details on their Spanish site.”
Except then why am I seeing it on routes such as Shanghai and Tokyo?
Update 2: “Reduced mile req. also for Africa and Asia; Tokyo , Shanghai, Johannesburg, Argiers, and Oran). Same dates as US.”
The Off-Peak and Peak charts for Iberia flights are here, showing the 34,000 this should be (because of fuzzy distance math that keeps Chicago in Band 5 – the opposite of how British Airways/Aer Lingus moved Boston’s airport several miles to increase award prices, with such feats of engineering prowess, they should have been assigned to the Big Dig).
25% off prices Business at the Premium Economy level.
Iberia 2018 Peak Dates are:
- December 15, 2017-January 14, 2018
- March 23-April 1, 2018
- April 27-May 3, 2018
- June 13-17, 2018
- June 22-September 4, 2018
- October 8-11, 2018
- October 26-31, 2018
- November 7-11, 2018
- November 24-26, 2018
- December 5-6, 2018
- December 11-18, 2018
- December 21-24, 2018
- December 29-30, 2018
Iberia Flight Experience:
If you are in the market for low price awards on a solid airline, take a look. I enjoy Iberia business class, having flown it New York JFK-Madrid. Nice cheeses.
I don’t remember if I’ve flown them long-haul economy. Unmemorable economy flights for me mean they were fine. Short-haul they are typical Euro style.
Connecting in Madrid (or Barcelona) is a pleasure except that they keep those airports at sweltering temperatures. Yet the Europeans still have their coats and scarves.
(Update: my transit experiences of those airports has primarly been intra-Europe, I immediatelty heard from several travelers that the transit experience the US at Madrid is extremely slow.)
Madrid to Shanghai is another award sweet spoint, along with the US routes.