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Iberia How Is It?  
User currently offlineUnited905 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Hi all im traverling on iberia on the 17th. lhr to tfn via madrid.Are iberia as bad as ive read it seems no one has a posative thing to say about them and im asking my self is it realy worth it to travel on a 747.What can i expect.thanks
matt.


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

recent photo of Iberia 747 .. May 1 .. Iberia 747s still flying ..
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User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Dude I am really sorry to disappoint you but they suck. Their F/A's are rude, their food sucks, you have to pay for water, the 747 is the oldest in the fleet and you will really notice that.

Hold your breath big guy

Regards

Paul



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

I along with other A.netters are am flying on the MAD-LPA route with a IB A340  Smile..

To me the service does not matter its the aircraft you fly which counts.


User currently offlineUnited905 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Thanks for the replys guys.Pilot kaz like you the only reason im flying on iberia is to do the 744/a340. so i guess what you say is right.Hope you have a good trip matt


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

You will be flying a B747-400, ethier TF-AMA or TF-AMB, Iberia's two B747-400s. Iberia currently has 5 B747s in their fleet
1 B747-200
2 B747-300
2 B747-400


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On the B747-400s they have PTVs.


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I have never flown on Iberias B747-400s but I will be in July.

I enjoy Iberias service, not everyone does.

You should revice nice service on the MAD-TFN and TFN-MAD route.

Here is a link to a trip report, a very good one, that IBERIA747 posted.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/54233/

I hope you enjoy your flight!



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

I think you will enjoy your trip with Iberia Matt, I fly on them a lot and wish people would stop complaining about them. Yes, their planes could do with a clean and for an airline that is making such a huge profit as they are, it would be nice to get a meal on short haul services, but nearly all of my flights have been on time, FA's are polite and helpful (ok, there is the occasional exception like any airline) and I have arrived safely with myself and luggage in tact.

Their new website has also made it a lot easier to book flights with them, but you have to be careful. Last night I was booking flights for my grandparents between LGW and MAH, IB quoted £316 on their website for a round trip, but the very same flight booked through the BA website was just £114 return. Also, if you select the timings to fly on Air Nostrum aircraft the seats are much nicer, even if it is a CRJ. Have a good trip, don't forget to do a trip report Wink

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineUnited905 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

cheers once again for youre input.Ill do a trip report.


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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

In european flights they are ok. On longhaul flights they are showing their limits, I used to fly with them to south america due to the low fares they offer. During these night flights the f/a do their work and when the dinner is finished they just seems to disapear until the next day...

Alphafloor



Whatever
User currently offlineUaalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

Pretty much hell with wings and wheels.

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

not bad not good, but they must improve there customer service !!!


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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

From my little experience with them. They aren't that bad. Flew them two years ago TFN-MAD-TFN to be on the 747 and A 340-600.
Riding IB's 743 And A346 On TFN-MAD-TFN (by Jorge1812 May 26 2004 in Trip Reports)

Food was good, and it was a domestic flight anf the F/A's were a bit old and not that charming, but only paid 100 Euro.


Georg.


User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

Airplanes are dirty, out and inside. Food in domestic flights are not served, even a sweet in economy class.
F/A tent to be a bit rude and you notice that when you take any other non Iberia flight ( and if you travel abroad you think Iberia's cabin crew have a mental problem.. And I've flown with other companies like Finnair, Air Berlin, LTU, Monarch, British Caledonian, KLM..)

All the best

Enrique


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 12):
Food in domestic flights are not served, even a sweet in economy class.

Does it also count for the flights to the canarys (the route he will take)? Other Spanish airlines don't serve food too, e.g. Air Europa.

Georg.


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 13):
Does it also count for the flights to the canarys (the route he will take)? Other Spanish airlines don't serve food too, e.g. Air Europa.

they will serve but only if you pay, also on most european flights



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3700 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Don't set your expectations high then you won't be disappointed. Who else have you flown with so we can give you some idea? I've flown IB domestically half a dozen or so times in the last six months and compared to BA (my preferred carrier) the service was pretty poor, even in business class. One drinks round and a snack, then the crew disappeared into the galley. It's not rocket science keeping people happy on ultra-shorthaul, especially when all you have to do is keep offering the odd drink!

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 3):
To me the service does not matter its the aircraft you fly which counts.

Try telling that to someone who has paid £6500 for a ticket in First   Having said that, I believe your comment sums up the airliners.net mentality to flying pretty well.

[Edited 2005-05-15 15:57:00]


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User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 13):
Does it also count for the flights to the canarys (the route he will take)? Other Spanish airlines don't serve food too, e.g. Air Europa

No idea about the Canary Islands. I live in Mallorca and fly to BCN or MAD normally.
Yes, you are right but can't compare Iberia to the others.. Sorry to say this but IB cabin crew is well known in Spain for his lack of attendance. Of course this is a personal opinion....

Enrique


User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

....

Better than 'attendance' I'd say 'kindness'.
Excuses for this poor english I speak..


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