Iberia Plus is following BA & Avios and has started 35% off Avios sale for select long-haul destinations from Madrid.
The offer is valid for travel between October 1 and February 28, 2015, and needs to be booked by July 14. The excluded dates are December 1-10 and December 18 – January 10.
I couldn’t find a webpage for this sale on Iberia.com, but the discounted award prices do come up on the search (drop me an email if you can find a working link and I will update this post).
Note that this offer is valid for direct flights only from Madrid.
Here are the eligible destinations:
Rate display for Madrid to Santiago de Chile:
The discounted price did come up on the date that I was searching for in November. The taxes and fees are reasonable on Iberia (compared to redeeming Avios on BA or Avios).
This sale makes more sense than the BA/Avios one if you don’t mind taking flights on economy. The fuel surcharges on Iberia flights are reasonable that is not the case with BA. Remember that you can transfer Avios between British Airways, Iberia and Avios (UK shopping scheme) accounts.
Here are the terms and conditions of this award sale:
Offer to use Avios valid for reservations carried out exclusively through the Iberia website between 30 June and 14 July, both inclusive, for flights between 01 October 2014 and 28 February 2015both inclusive. Period for flights excluded in the offer between 1 and 10 December 2014, both inclusive, and from 18 December 2014 to 10 January 2015.
Valid for direct flight using Avios on Iberia, in the tourist cabin in the classes indicated. Not valid for flights IB5XXX, IB7XXX, IB4XXX. Offer subject to the use of Avios table of the Iberia Plus Programme. Taxes and surcharges not included. There are no issuing costs. Offer not compatible with other offers available for the same period and destination. This promotion is not applied to flights outside of the dates indicated. The Madrid-Los Angeles and Madrid – Boston routes only operate until 23 October 2014. For more information please visit our website www.iberia.com