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[Expired] [Award Alert] Wide-Open Business Class Availability to Spain for 34k Miles

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Want to redeem your points and miles to get to Europe in lie-flat seats? Look no further than Iberia Avios, which offers one of the lowest redemption rates still remaining out there.

Starting at just 34,000 Avios, you can fly from multiple U.S. cities to Spain’s capital. Finding award space can be tough, but we did the legwork for you and found several dates this fall and winter.

Award Deal — Details

Iberia is one of the few airlines that still publishes award charts. Because of this, booking the 34,000-mile rate to Europe is easily one of the most sought-after redemptions, which is the off-peak rate.

It’s tough to find the award space, but Iberia has dumped plenty of dates that are up for grabs toward the end of 2024 and early 2025.

  • Class: Business
  • Route: Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), New York (JFK), or Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Madrid (MAD)
  • Cost: 34,000 Avios and $118.90 in taxes and fees
  • Travel Dates: November 2024 to January 2025
  • Award Seats: Up to 2 passengers per route

If you’re flying from Dallas-Fort Worth, you’ll pay a rate of 42,500 Avios for Iberia business class because of the greater distance on Iberia’s zone-based award chart.

From any other cities listed above, you’ll redeem just 34,000 Avios for off-peak dates. Iberia designates a few of the peak holiday periods, including between Christmas and New Year’s, as peak dates, so you’ll pay an elevated rate of 50,000 Avios on these same routes. Even so, you can’t beat the pricing on these flights to Madrid.

How To Book

There are many dates available on both Iberia’s departure and return flights. Here are just a few example dates we found at the time of writing:

  • New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD): 16 dates found between Dec. 28 to Jan. 20
  • Madrid (MAD) to New York (JFK): 12 dates found between Dec. 7 to Jan. 19
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Madrid (MAD): 9 dates found between Nov. 30 and Jan. 19
  • Madrid (MAD) to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW): 11 dates found between Dec. 19 to 23
  • Boston (BOS) to Madrid (MAD): 6 dates found between Nov. 4 to Dec. 3
  • Madrid (MAD) to Boston (BOS): 15 dates found between Nov. 1 to Dec. 5
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You can transfer your Amex Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, and Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Iberia Avios at a 1:1 rate.

But because Iberia’s currency is part of the greater Avios program, it’s also possible to transfer your Avios into one account from British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Qatar Airways Avios.

Hot Tip:

If you don’t want to burn all of your points on a single redemption, a great strategy would be to redeem your Avios for business class flights to Europe and premium economy on the daytime return to the U.S. There are plenty of award seats in premium economy to/from Madrid.

Final Thoughts

It’s easy to earn the Iberia Avios needed to book these incredibly low rates to Europe, especially in business class for 2 passengers. This availability won’t last long, so make sure to redeem your Avios before these award seats are all scooped up!

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With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

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