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Save 50% on Iberia long-haul business class Avios redemptions

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Iberia has launched a very aggressive Avios redemption sale in business class.  The choices are a bit restrictive, but there are some genuinely excellent deals here if you have the flexibility to get away at relatively short notice.

There are only 3 days left to book, until February 14th.

You MUST book at to get these deals.  This means that you must have an Iberia Plus account which is over 90 days old and which is ‘active’ (ie has earned 1 Avios) in order to transfer Avios across from BA or

Iberia A350

Prices are RETURN, per person, in BUSINESS:

Madrid to Bogota – 50,000 Avios + €185 tax

Madrid to Lima – 50,000 Avios + €191 tax

Madrid to Santiago de Chile – 60,000 Avios + €189 tax

Madrid to Rio – 50,000 Avios + €171 tax

Madrid to Sao Paulo – 50,000 Avios + €172 tax

Madrid to Luanda – 40,000 Avios + €150

Here are the booking rules:

Must book by February 14th

Must travel (both legs) by March 31st

Usual cancellation rules apply (ie €25 cancellation fee)

Availability is not so easy to find, so you would have to be flexible.  However, if you wanted to try Brazil or Chile (Angola is perhaps best left for another day) then this is a great opportunity.

The Iberia long-haul fleet is currently split between the new flat seat:

…… and the old style seat, although at these prices you really can’t complain either way.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (14)

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  • Ed says:

    Probably worth flagging up that IB are a bit of a nightmare if you need/want to amend your booking. I learned this lesson the hard way in their last half price redemption sale!

  • David says:

    Note: The old sloping seats do now go fully horizontal (i.e. they don’t slope any more). A row was removed shortly after IAG creation and the seats given enough room to do this.

  • Tony M says:

    I have an Iberia account which has never earned any avios, any ideas how to earn some avios just to activate it? Thanks

    • Rob says:

      If you need them immediately, I would buy 2,000 (the cheapest amount possible on Iberia Plus). That should do it.

      If you don’t want them specifically for this offer, it would be more cost effective to transfer 1,000 Amex points over (4-5 days if you’ve never done it before to IB) or do a transfer from a hotel programme, or credit your next BA flight.

      • Tony M says:

        Thanks Raffles. I don’t need them specifically for this offer, will do an amex transfer. Cheers

  • Jeremy I says:

    Fantastic offer. I think you’ve finally persuaded me to sort out getting an IB Plus account.

    I’m fantasising at the thought of these offers being available from London! (I can dream, cant I?)

    Thanks Rob.

  • pazza2000 says:

    Old version is indeed fully flat, although not as comfortable as CW. Bargain though for those who could make this work.

  • James says:

    Apologies in advance if this enquiry is rather basic but is there a secret to navigating the Iberia site. I have an Iberia plus account with only 100 avios in it, but plenty in my BAEC account. When I search for flights with Avios only economy flights show up to pay with avios. Do I have to transfer over a substantial wedge of avios prior to business seats being revealed or am I just mildly incompetent? I’d be grateful for your assistance as a week in Rio is looking pretty good from a flooded Blighty at the moment.

    • Rob says:

      It is an odd booking system. If there are no Business seats it often just show Economy (but not always!). It was very tough to find Rio availability when I was testing last night to find pricing, but I did in the end.

      • Rob says:

        One option is to use to find days with seats Madrid to Rio then plug those dates into

    • Rob says:

      Feb 20 or 24 out, March 6 back works for 1 person, didn’t check for 2

  • Polly says:

    Can we use our 2 for 1 vouchers on Iberia?

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