Statement From Iberia Plus Regarding The 90,000 Bonus Avios Promo

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Freddo yesterday wrote (access here) about very lucrative Iberia Plus promo where members that book up to 10 trips by June 24, 2018, can earn 9,000 bonus Avios for each (up to 90,000 bonus miles).

Iberia Promotion

What made this promotion really weird is that you can make the reservations far out, the bonus Avios will be deposited to your account within 10 days of the purchase and that you can keep them as long as you don’t cancel your flights.

You can access Iberia’s page for the promotion here.

Here’s the statement that Iberia spokesperson emailed us:

I have just sent you an e-mail with further information on our 9,000 Avios special promotion, but, please let me try to explain the doubts in your article, that I have just read

Our Iberia Plus cardholders will be able to keep the promotional Avios, if they don’t fly the purchased segments. And you can only redeem the Avios awarded through this promotion through the Iberia Plus programme. If the customers transfer these Avios to their BA Executive Club account, they will have a negative balance in the Iberia Plus programme, as those Avios wouldn’t have been spent by the date mentioned above.

Please, let me know, if you need further details on this. We would be grateful, if you can include this information in your article.

Here’s the full press release:

So for any flight ticket, either one way or return, bought on iberia.com until the 24th of June on a flight operated by Iberia, Iberia Express or Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, our Iberia Plus cardholders will get 9,000 Avios.

Each Iberia Plus cardholder will be able to earn up to 90,000 Avios during the promotion period. 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. These 9,000 Avios per booking will be additional to the Avios the customer will get for flying.

If the fare booked allows it and the customer decides to refund the ticket, these Avios will be withdrawn for their account. But if the customer buys the ticket and doesn’t fly, he will be able to keep those promotional Avios. The promotional Avios not redeemed by the 1st of December 2018 will be withdrawn from the cardholder’s account. These promotional Avios can be used to pay for services such as flight tickets, hotel booking, rental car… to be used next year.

Iberia Plus cardholders will receive those 9,000 Avios even when booking a ticket with multiple flights and carriers, if just one of the flights booked are operated by Iberia, Iberia Express or Iberia Regional Air Nostrum. For instance:

Madrid-London flight operated by Iberia

London-Madrid flight operated by British Airways

The promotion is available when the tickets are bought on iberia.com in the following countries: Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Russia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico and USA, regardless of the origin of the flight. So, you will get the 9,000 Avios, if you book a flight from Athens to Madrid, or from Johannesburg to Madrid, etc… operated by Iberia, on any of the iberia.com sites mentioned above.

Our Iberia Plus cardholders can book their flights until the 24th of June clicking on this link:

https://www.iberia.com/es/offer/iberia-plus/win-a-trip-with-avios/

Conclusion

This promotion really is as lucrative as Iberia Plus has intended it to be.

If you are only after the bonus Avios, you can buy the cheapest Iberia tickets (up to 10) and just don’t take the flights. You only lose the bonus Avios if you cancel your ticket(s).

You can buy 90,000 Avios for roughly $150 if you buy the absolutely lowest priced one-way tickets (ten of them) available on Iberia at the moment.

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