Last week, there was an opportunity to earn miles, when Iberia announced a 3-day promotion and offered to put 9,000 Avios for every ticket booked during those three days, up to a maximum of ten tickets per Iberia Plus account. The Avios was going to be credited into member accounts within 10 days of booking the tickets.
They further went on to add the confirmation that you did not even need to fly on those tickets, but just book them. Given Iberia had low prices for intra-Spain tickets which were Euro 18 to 30 in many cases, this looked like a great opportunity for people to earn Avios.
About 8 days after the promotion closed, however, things may be turning out to be different for people. I just got tipped off by a reader about how his Iberia account was inaccessible.
I went on to check on my own account, which did not allow me to log in as well. Even with a forgot password to attempt to reset my password, I did not get access to my account. This is the error I’d run into trying to access my account.
I also noticed that there is a whole bunch of people on FlyerTalk reporting the same thing. There is no consensus that all of these are accounts that are being shut down, but the common theme seems to be that the accounts which were opened last week are the ones which are not accessible.
While I am not drawing any conclusions out of it, I wouldn’t panic yet and wait for a word from Iberia about the situation.
What do you think is the next step in earning 90,000 Avios with Iberia? Have you been able to access your Iberia Accounts?