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A good sale for nonstop service to Barcelona. Availability is limited. This is with Level, a low cost subsidiary of Iberia. This means you will pay for everything from seat assignments to check bags. We would select the Optimal (includes one checked bag) option.
ITA will price this at $447 (Basic Economy), using those dates on Iberia should reprice to $268 (Basic Economy) / $386 (Regular Economy)
American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia’s $386 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on
American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia also have a $268 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:
- DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
- DO NOT include checked bags – they are $60 each way for the 1st bag and $100 for the 2nd
- DO NOT allow for changes
- DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future travel
- Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia as BASIC ECONOMY.
Here are some practical travel tips to Barcelona, Spain.
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Sample Travel Date:
- March 13th – 20th, 2021
- Valid for travel from January 2021 – March 2021. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: BOS
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: ib
- Textbox 2:
- This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Iberia and you will be presented with an option to upgrade to a regular economy fare.
- Destination: BCN
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: ib
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- BOS – BCN (Barcelona) – BOS
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 7,276 miles or 5.3 cents per mile
Level by Iberia does not earn any points with anyone besides potentially some points with Iberia Avios program.
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Iberia link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Make sure to select the “Optimal” column fare if you want the regular economy fare ONE checked luggage included. You need to buy this as two one-ways to get this price
- Boston – Barcelona for $134.10 (Basic Economy) / $193.10 (Regular Economy)
- Barcelona to Boston for $133.55 (Basic Economy) / $192.55 (Regular Economy)
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