Award Success: Iberia Business Class Award ORD-MAD for 17,000 Avios


Last week John discussed Iberia Plus 50% off awards promo for travel between September 1, 2020 and March 15, 2021.

Before the promotional period ended I had an Award Success as I was able to book a one-way business class ticket ORD-MAD for 17,000 Avios + 68 €.

ORD-MAD off-peak awards on IB metal are one of the sweet spots of Iberia Plus redemption chart: 34,000 Avios for a one way business class ticket onboard their Airbus A350. With the 50% off awards promo they ran last week, the price came down to 17,000 Avios!

As usual, my Iberia Plus account was empty, so I transferred the required Avios from my British Airways account using their ‘Combine your Avios’ feature. The Avios were instantly deposited on my Iberia Plus account and the booking was completed.


The ‘Combine your Avios’ feature is great! In my case it saved the day (again) as I could use my BA Avios to score this IB promo award. Now let’s see if I can fly it otherwise there’ll be a follow-up article about how to cancel an Iberia Plus award in times of a pandemic!

In case you missed it!

Flight Review: Iberia A330-300 Business Class (IB 6165 MAD-BOS)