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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
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.
I also go back and forth between LA and Indianapolis a lot to visit family. This would give me “4” roundtrips.
Did you take the plunge? What are you looking to do with your points?
*feature image courtesy of Iberia.com
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.
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
Super solid welcome offer.
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.
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 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 Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back. .
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
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.