Amazing offer from Iberia! If you book a flight on this Iberia’s offer page, you will get 9,000 Avios points FREE. What makes it so good is that you do not have to do the actual flying in order to earn the 9,000 points. All you have to do is book the absolutely cheapest one way flight operated by Iberia, Iberia Express or Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, and within 10 days of booking, you will receive 9,000 Avios points. It goes without saying, you have to be a member of Iberia Plus frequent flyer programme. Register here if you are not already a member.
If you book 10 one way flights separately, from Santander (SDR) to Madrid (MAD) on Iberia for €24.27 each, your total investment is €242.70. This will get you a total of 90,000 Avios points.
Let us explore on how attractive this can be. What can 90,000 points get you?
10 return flights London-Amsterdam-London or London-Paris-London
(10 x 9,000 = 90,0000)
6 return flights Dublin-Madrid-Dublin (6 x 15,000 = 90,000)
If you have a little Avios lying around to help out, you can get:
7 return flights London-Madrid-London (7 x 13,000 = 91,000)
2 return flights Madrid-Lima-Madrid (2 x 46,250 = 92,500)
These are award tickets. Do not forget to add taxes (always choose destinations that attract low taxes when doing award redemption).
But the above are small change. The real bonanza is when you fly business class!
To explore further, let us consider this example:
Dublin-Madrid-Dublin, depart 19-OCT-2018, return 22-OCT-2018
Cost = 15,000 Avios plus €42.31 total (see below)
Now, how much will it cost to fly by buying with cash for the exact flights, taking the cheapest option? Using Iberia website, I ran the search and this worked out to €224.31 total in cash for one return trip.
To get enough points by way of this offer, you have to buy two tickets SDR-MAD for €24.27 each; total is €48.54, with a leftover points of 5,000.
|Total air fare with cash||€224.31|
|Buy 2 tickets SDR-MAD €24.27 each|
- get 18,000 points; use 13,000, leftover 5,000
|Tax/fee for award ticket||€42.31|
|Total award redemption cost||€90.85|
But the best use for this promotion is to use the Avios points for business class travel.
You can fly Madrid-Lima-Madrid business class on Iberia for 85,000 points plus about €204 in fees/taxes. The cost of acquiring 85,000 points using this promotion is €243 (10 trips x €24.27 : gives 90,000 points) with 5,000 leftover. So, the total cost is €447. For exactly the same flights, the cash fare is €2,807, giving a massive saving of €2,360! In other words, you are getting a €2,807 ticket for €447. Business class!
It makes a lot of sense to grab this Iberia Avios offer! And if you can actually use the booked flights (SDR-MAD), that would be a nice bonus.
Beware of the fine prints:
1. Bookings must be done by 24-JUN-2018 on this link.
2. Flight must operated by Iberia, Iberia Express or Iberia Regional Air Nostrum.
3. You can only redeem the Avios awarded through this promotion through the Iberia Plus programme.
4. You cannot transfer these Avios to your BA Executive Club account; you will have negative balance.
5. You will be able to earn up to 90,000 Avios during the promotion period.
6. These promotional Avios points must be redeemed by the 1st December 2018. You can redeem for flight tickets, hotel bookings and car rentals.
7. Although you must redeem by 1st December 2018, the flights or other products can be used for 2019 dates.
Finally, it states that tickets must be bought in the following countries: Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Russia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico and USA, regardless of the origin of the flight.