TPOL is a man of superlatives: the best, the greatest, amazing. Wait, so is another individual that will remain unnamed. In keeping with the theme of being obnoxious, I have to share the great news that I booked a business class flight on Iberia from Madrid to Chicago.
A reader reminded me that ‘the deal’ on BA would be sweeter on Iberia because of the reduced fuel surcharges. Luckily, I was still within the 24 hour cancelling window. After two days of trying to get my Avios to transfer from BA to Iberia, it finally worked. I believe I had two problems with my account: 1) It was disabled on Iberia’s end from lack of activity since I had opened it five years. 2) It had a zero balance as a result. I transferred 200 Amex MRs to fix this.
Points in hand, I went to transfer 34k Avios to Iberia but wanted to make sure there was still availability. I found two seats and discovered that the price was only 25.5k Avios per person. Couple this with the savings in fuel surcharges and this has to be the bestest, cheapestest, award ticket ever.