Who knows if those 90k Iberia Avios will credit, but here’s how I’m looking to spend mine.

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Remember, this could all be cancelled, and the Avios need to be used by 12/1. But let’s speculate.

There is a lot of conversation circulating the points and miles blog space right now about Iberia and their 90k promo. If you’ve missed reading about it, check out GSTP, OMAAT, or YHBU. I won’t go into details about the promo as you’ve probably already read plenty about it, if not click one of those links, and instead will look at how we plan to use the points if we end up getting them in roughly 10 days.

First things first…know the charts. Here are the distance based charts for Peak and Off-Peak

These rates are one-way, but it’s important to note that if you’d like to utilize Iberia Avios to fly domestically on American, you’ll need to fly roundtrip

My top choice for redemption would be transatlantic Business Class on Iberia’s own metal for 34k Miles.

I haven’t reviewed the product, and what a great opportunity to do so.

Generally I find searching Iberia space on AA.com easier than on Iberia’s own interface, but totally up to you. Regardless, 34k miles and low fees is an outstanding deal to fly across the pond. You’ll find these rates for travel to/from Madrid and the East Coast, Chicago.

This sample is from Madrid to JFK

You could also fly from JFK to LAX roundtrip for 64k Avios on AA’s lie flat business class. Plus Flagship lounge access

Personally, I’d love to book a couple of these

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AA A321T Business Class

Remember, if you’d like to do this with two people, Chase Ultimate Rewards is a transfer partner of Iberia, and you could shore up your account. This isn’t necessarily the most incredible redemption in terms of value, but seeing as tho many people would have picked up these points on the cheap – it could provide for a very fun trip for two people in a great product.

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I also go back and forth between LA and Indianapolis a lot to visit family. This would give me “4” roundtrips.

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Did you take the plunge? What are you looking to do with your points?

*feature image courtesy of Iberia.com

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

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Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

*you may find an elevated offer walking into a branch – see below

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Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
    • Some people have seen Chase branches offering the following:
      • 75k Ultimate Rewards After $4k spend in 3 months + 10k Ultimate Rewards after $6k in 6 months 
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
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  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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  • Kiyoshi Woolheater June 24, 2018

    Taking the plunge as we speak. Don’t think I’m going to be flying first class with my points since I’m a newbie. Probably going to go to LA and maybe Miami from DFW. Hopefully these points credit! Thanks for the find.

  • Sil June 24, 2018

    Little confused about how you’d be able to find/redeem the Iberia Avios on an AA flight (the RT JFK/LAX for example). I know AA and Iberia are partners, so would this be an example of using AA to FIND an awards available flight and then simply moving to the Iberia site to use the Avios to book?

    • Miles June 24, 2018

      Sil – you got it. Easiest is to search on AA for avail, and then book on Iberia. Should be 64k roundtrip. However be aware some people are having issues when newly forming accounts that their loyalty is being stripped from reservations. This must be on your booking to get credit. So double check and keep email receipts/intins

  • Andre June 22, 2018

    I did take the plunge. Most likely looking at a transatlantic redemption using the miles if I can find the space. It might be important to move quickly if/when these credit as many people will probs be looking to burn the miles quickly

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