Update 7/3/18: There are reports all over the internet of people’s bonus Iberia Avios posting from this promotion. If you bought a bunch of cheap Iberia flights to earn 90k Avios, check your account now!
Iberia is running an insane promotional offer right now that ends today, so act fast if you want to take advantage! My apologies for getting this news up late. I’m going to keep this as short as possible and link to other posts with further details so you guys have as much as time after reading to find and book the 10 cheapest Iberia flights you can find.
Through June 24, you will earn 9,000 bonus Iberia Avios points for every ticket you book on iberia.com, with a cap of 90,000 Avios per member. The points come with a shorter expiration date than standard Avios, as you must redeem them by December 1, 2018.
While I don’t see an exact published end time to this promo–the terms say through June 24–the end of the day in Spain is a safe assumption. That means 11:59 pm GMT+2, or 5:59 pm ET. Reader Zoe commented below that she spoke with an Iberia rep who told her the promotion lasts through the day in your local time zone, so perhaps we have more time than originally thought.
Here are the important restrictions/details/terms to follow to ensure you get the bonus points:
- Tickets on Iberia, Iberia Express, and Air Nostrum all count.
- You must enter your Iberia Plus account number into each booking to qualify for bonus points. Sign up here if you don’t already have an account. If you are just opening an Iberia account for the purpose of taking advantage of the promotion, read this Frequent Miler post about double checking for your Iberia Plus number on confirmed reservations.
- Each booking will earn 9,000 bonus points. Maximum bonus points per Iberia Plus member is 90,000.
- One-way tickets count, in any class to any destination, so to minimize cost for the maximum amount of Avios you should book ten separate one-way economy flights.
- You should receive your bonus points within 10 days of ticket purchase
- You do not have to actually fly the tickets you purchase to receive bonus points, but do not request a refund. Requesting a refund will result in bonus points being deducted from your account.
- Avios earned through this promotion must be redeemed by December 1, 2018, or they will disappear from your account due to expiration.
Apparently as long as you book directly on iberia.com the flights qualify for the promotion, but just to be safe I wouldbook through this actual promo link. Reader Zoe commented below that an Iberia rep told her you must book through the promo link to qualify, and I have also read this in the comments of other blogs, so definitely book through the promo link as opposed to just iberia.com.
- Aside from inputting your Iberia Plus number and booking through the promo link, no registration is required.
So far, the cheapest tickets I’m seeing are between Madrid and Seville for $35.
Use Google Flights to easily scan prices one-ways with the calendar.
Here are Iberia’s direct flights from Madrid. I would check domestic flights first.
You can also use Google Flight’s map function, with Madrid as the origin, that will show you different places to surrounding cities on a specific date.
Examples of Good Redemptions
Iberia Avios are great for redemption on Off-Peak Iberia Business Class awards to Madrid from the US (34k one way from Chicago, New York, or Boston to Madrid, 42.5k one way from Miami), and domestic awards on American American Airlines (instead of pricing per segment like BA Avios awards, Iberia partner awards are priced by the cumulative distance, so connections don’t necessarily jack up the price).
Can I Transfer These Iberia Avios to BA Avios?
More Posts From Other Bloggers With Further Details, FAQ, etc.
- YouHaveBeenUpgraded: German blog who broke the news
- Holy moly: Iberia is honoring it. 90K Avios now ~$260, and it’s for real (Frequent Miler)
FAQs On Iberia’s Insane 90K Avios Promotion (One Mile at a Time)
Earn up to 90,000 bonus Iberia Avios for booking ten separate flights on Iberia before 11:59 pm in your local time zone. Just make sure to input your Iberia Plus account number and book through the promo link.
The internet is calling this the [miles] deal of the year. If you have a use for Iberia Avios (Business class to Europe, domestic trips on American Airlines, etc.), I would jump on finding cheap flights immediately. Let your fellow MileValue readers know in the comments if you find a route with cheap tickets.
If you scrolled to down here to the bottom line without reading the top of this post, please note the update I added: I feel that it’s important to add a warning because, despite Iberia having confirmed on Twitter that they are going to honor this promotion, my gut tells me this could be too good to be true. Iberia could get serious buyers remorse when they realize how much money they are going to lose with this promo. Weigh your decision carefully, and only invest as much in purchasing segments for bonus points as you’re willing to lose. Also consider the rush for award space that’s going to happen (supposedly around 10 days from now) when the bonus points post, and the probable difficulty of booking the award space you want.