At other times, we would definitely recommend paying close attention to this promotion. With the current restrictions on flights, especially international flights, the value of this offer from the Spanish carrier has certainly been reduced. But if you are planning to fly with Iberia, British Airways or any other Oneworld airline in the near future, then this may be quite interesting for you.
This is not the most generous promo: the maximum percentage of bonuses when buying or giving an Avios gift in the Iberia Plus frequent flyer programme was previously 50%. Moreover, the bonus percentage now depends on the number of Avios, which was not the case before. Thus, you can only get the most out of 100,000 Avios.
Purchase or not
Now the question is, what do you need them for now? It is generally accepted that the best use of these points is by Iberia, the Business Plus class, from Europe to North and South America. Iberia often also has cute sales, so travelling for points + moderate fees can be more than rewarding.
The second option is short flights with Iberia, the price of which starts from 4,500 in the Avios.
Perhaps the current reality does not leave any other decent options. Now think and consider how much you need it right now.
Terms and conditions of this promotion
Now – about what is offered directly in this deal. Here is how the bonus is differentiated according to the number of Avios purchased or gifted. Yes, the bonus will also be awarded if you gift Avios to another Iberia Plus member. The bonus will then be credited to the recipient of Avios.
When purchasing or gift (step in this action 5 000 or 10 000 Avios):
- 2 000 – 15 000 Avios – 20% bonus;
- 20 000 – 35 000 Avios – 30% bonus;
- 40 000 – 90 000 Avios – 40% bonus;
- от 100 000 Avios – 45% bonus.
In total, each Iberia Plus loyalty programme member is allowed to purchase up to 100,000 Avios per calendar year. This time, up to 200,000 Avios can be purchased in honour of the promotion. This way, what you can get the most and, at the same time, with the greatest benefit for you: 200 000 Avios + 90 000 Avios extra = 3 601€.
IF YOU INTEND TO PURCHASE AVIOS WITH A BONUS, BE SURE TO MAKE THE PAYMENT IN THE SPANISH VERSION OF THE WEBSITE SO THAT THE AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE IS SPECIFIED IN EURO!!! THIS WILL BE A DECENT SAVING COMPARED TO PAYING IN USD!!!
All Avios usage options on the Iberia website: Using my Avios.
The promotion is valid until November 06, 2020 inclusive. Simply log in to your Iberia Plus account and go to Buying or transferring Avios.
Samples and calculation
This offer, even in today’s difficult to limit air travel, can be very successfully turned to its benefits.
Example: the round-trip price in the Iberia Madrid – Miami business class is 1,994€. With Avios, the price for such a flight is 85,000 points + 168€. See the table above: we purchase 70,000 Avios + 24,500 bonus (no less) = 1,300€. We add 168€ tax and fees and get 1,468€. Anything less than 1,994.
Not the best example, but exemplary. You can find the best one.
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