Cheap Award Flights to Europe With Points You Probably Already Have (Business Class for 25,500 Points One-Way!)
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Via View From the Wing, Iberia is having a sale from a handful of US cities to Europe!
You can fly from Boston, Chicago, or New York to Madrid for just 12,750 Iberia Avios points one-way in coach. And 25,500 Iberia Avios points one-way in Business Class! But you’ll have to book your flights by March 18, 2018, and travel between October 1, 2018, and December 15, 2018.
Even better, you probably have Iberia Avios points without realizing it! I’ll explain.
Here’s what you need to know about this deal!
Cheap Award Flights to Europe
Link: Iberia Award Sale to Europe
Iberia is having a 25% discount on award flights! You can fly from Boston, Chicago, and New York to Madrid for just 12,750 Iberia Avios points one-way in coach. Or 25,500 Iberia Avios points one-way in Business Class!
You can also fly from Miami to Madrid for 15,950 Iberia Avios points one-way in coach, or 31,900 Iberia Avios points one-way in Business Class.
You must book your flights by March 18, 2018, and travel between October 1, 2018, and December 15, 2018.
This is an excellent deal for a transatlantic flight! Even if you aren’t jazzed about the idea of visiting Madrid, this is a very inexpensive way to reach Europe. And once you’re there, you can hop around to the places you actually want to go by using low-cost European airlines!
You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points and AMEX Membership Rewards points to Iberia at 1:1 ratio.
And folks who have the Southwest Companion Pass can fly to these participating US cities very cheaply to catch a discounted award flight. That’s because with the Companion Pass, your companion flies with you for (nearly) free on both paid and award tickets.
Or, you could try to find a cheap paid ticket from your home airport to 1 of the sale cities. But always run the numbers first to see if it’s worth it!
If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.
To find hotels that can be booked with points, I use Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals. But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).
Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.
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