From time to time Iberia launches rather interesting promos for extra avios. This weekend they’re currently running one with lots of potential, especially if you’re Europe-based and you have some spare time for a few mileage runs.
With this promo, Iberia Plus members can obtain up to 90k extra avios!
You can access this promo here.
Iberia Plus members will obtain 9000 extra Avios for each ticket purchased on Iberia.com before June 24, with a max of 90000 extra Avios per member. The extra Avios apply only for flights operaded by Iberia, Iberia Express or Air Nostrum.
These Avios must be redeemed before December 1, 2018, otherwise they’ll be deducted from the member’s account.
Terms & Conditions of the promo
Special offer of an extra 9,000 Avios for each ticket purchased between 21 and 24 June 2018 (maximum of 90,000 promotional Avios per member) on iberia.com for a flight operated by Iberia, Iberia Express or Air Nostrum. The Avios will be added within 10 days of the purchase to the Iberia Plus account of all customers identified as members of the Iberia Plus programme during the purchase process.
If the customer requests a refund, either because it is permitted by the fare or for any other reason, the promotional Avios will be withdrawn from their account. The extra promotional Avios not redeemed by 1 December 2018 will be withdrawn from the customer’s account. The redemption terms and conditions are subject to the general terms and conditions of the Iberia Plus programme.
For example, if a customer purchases tickets on Iberia.com for three people to fly from Seville to Madrid and two of the people are identified as Iberia Plus members during the purchase process, 9,000 Avios will be credited to both of these people within 10 days of the purchase. These two people must have redeemed at least 9,000 Avios by 1 December 2018, or this same amount of Avios will be withdrawn from their account.
90000 Avios well used is at least a round trip business class ticket from Europe to the Americas or Asia. If you can get cheap one way fares (intra Spain or intra Europe), you could get these extra Avios for under 500€ (10 one-way tickets at 50€ each), getting these avios at 0.55 cents/Avios, which is a great price.
The rules are not clear with the Avios redemption. Extra Avios are credited to your account 10 days after the purchase, and would be deducted from your account if you cancel your ticket. What happens if you have already used the avios before cancelling the tickets?
Also, what happens if you buy the tickets, get the extra avios, and you don’t fly the purchased segments? No references to that either.
And a final grey area, extra Avios must be redeemed before December 1st, but what happens if you just transfer them to your BA Executive Club account before this date?