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50% off 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 iberia.com 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 avios.com.

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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (14)

  • 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 ba.com to find days with seats Madrid to Rio then plug those dates into iberia.com

    • 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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