New Iberia Routes = More Great Value Avios Redemption Options

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To coincide with the USA opening up to vaccinated travellers from many countries (including the UK) today, Iberia has announced flights from Madrid to three new destinations – Dallas, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

These are all scheduled for the summer season, which begins in April 2022 and will apparently be available for booking in “the near future”.

New Iberia destinations:

Dallas – starting in April, Iberia will operate four weekly return flights

Washington DC – starting in April, Iberia will operate four weekly return flights

San Francisco (technically a resumption rather than a new destination) starting in April, Iberia will operate three weekly return flights

For savvy Avios collectors, this is excellent news for two reasons:

1) Transferring Avios to Iberia Plus in order to book Iberia flights to the USA (particularly in Business Class) is one of the best value redemptions still around. 

Off-Peak pricing (one way) to Washington should be:

  • 17,000 Avios – Economy
  • 25,500 Avios – Premium Economy
  • 34,000 Avios – Business Class

Peak date pricing (one way)

  • 20,000 Avios – Economy
  • 35,000 Avios – Premium Economy
  • 50,000 Avios – Business Class

Off Peak pricing to San Francisco and Dallas (one way) should be:

  • 21,250 Avios – Economy
  • 31,750 Avios – Premium Economy
  • 42,500 Avios – Business Class

Peak date pricing (one way)

  • 25,000 Avios – Economy
  • 43,750 Avios – Premium Economy
  • 62,500 Avios – Business Class

Taxes/surcharges generally work out at roughly £100 each way.

2) New routes usually have plenty of award space available when they first become bookable – so keep an eye out for that!

If you’re looking to get away before next April, in the current winter season (that began on 31 October), Iberia has 70 scheduled flights per week between Spain and the US.

Specifically, the airline is operating 10 weekly return flights to both New York and Miami, five flights a week to Chicago, and three weekly flights to Boston and Los Angeles. It is also flying four times a week to San Juan in Puerto Rico,

Bottom line

It’s always nice to have more options for good-value Avios redemptions – and with travel to the USA now opening up, the new Iberia destinations are great to see.

Are you looking forward to visiting the USA again soon?

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