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13hours BA Or 8hours IB?  
User currently offlineTobi3334 From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 146 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Hi everyone,

I have a problem regarding to my Brazil vacation  Smile

Actually I wanted to take BA (because of some BA miles) but now I checked the flight times for the flight back from Rio and was a bit scared: BA need 13:30h because of the stop in GRU, IB need just 8:40h ..... both flights plus around 1:30h to FRA.

My dilemma now is ....
"5h shorter flight, poor service and no IFE" or
"5h more and good service with nice IFE"

Actually I would tend to the IB trip because it is a night flight and 5h are a long time ....but I read so many bad things about IB's long haul service (overbookings, baggage problems, bad service, IFE).

What do you think?

Can I fly inbound with BA and outbound with IB when I want to use my miles?

Thanks for all your Information
Tobi

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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2917 times:

5 hours is not really that much if you like to fly. Besides, BA sounds interesting.

Now I just wanted to clarify a few things:

Quoting Tobi3334 (Thread starter):
no IFE

I think you were trying to say "personal IFE". As many other airlines, IB offers 2 movies (shown on several screens distributed along the cabin) plus other programs and a good variety of audio channels...and that is IFE.

PTVs?...that is personal IFE.

Quoting Tobi3334 (Thread starter):
IB's long haul service (overbookings, baggage problems, bad service, IFE).

Overbookings: IB is not the only airline with this problem.

Baggage problems: IB is among the European carriers that loose the least amount of luggage.

Bad service: Well...I am not trying to convince anyone here, but many people see Iberia's service "through a different glass", and many things they wouldn't notice or criticize on other airlines they really dislike when it's Iberia.
I have had good and bad crew members on my IB flights, just as with any other airline.



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User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2914 times:

Quoting Tobi3334 (Thread starter):
What do you think?

I would go for BA. I wouldn't mind stopping for a few hours and taking in a totally different airport, carriers etc

But thats my personal opinion mate, go with whatever makes you happy.

Rob  wave 



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User currently offlineTobi3334 From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2908 times:

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
I think you were trying to say "personal IFE"

Yes, that is what I actually wanted to say  Smile

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):

Overbookings: IB is not the only airline with this problem.

Baggage problems: IB is among the European carriers that loose the least amount of luggage.

Bad service: Well...I am not trying to convince anyone here, but many people see Iberia's service "through a different glass", and many things they wouldn't notice or criticize on other airlines they really dislike when it's Iberia.
I have had good and bad crew members on my IB flights, just as with any other airline.

Of course I don't wanted to prejudice Iberia. I have never flown them, but I'm interested to do. The only thing I can refer to at the moment are the traveller comments in the internet and the problems above I've read quite often in the net.
Anyhow.... I would give them a chance especially when I can get on one of there A346s  Smile


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Quoting Tobi3334 (Reply 3):
Of course I don't wanted to prejudice Iberia.

Don't worry. I didn't take your comments as an offense. Besides...I don't even work for them.  Smile



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User currently offlineCPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Quoting Tobi3334 (Thread starter):
Actually I wanted to take BA (because of some BA miles)

Isn't it possible to earn/spend BA miles on IB flight, as they are both Oneworld members?



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User currently offlineTobi3334 From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Quoting CPH757 (Reply 5):
Isn't it possible to earn/spend BA miles on IB flight, as they are both Oneworld members?

Yes, that is no problem. That was the reason why I checked also IB's schedule.


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

If I was you ( which last time I looked I wasn't  Wink but..) I would go with BA.
The seats, food, IFE and service is extremely good ( can't compare with IB) but I know it's a good airline to fly on. And of course, you've got your own PTV with 18 television channels and (I think) 12 audio channels. Plus, If you travel in their premier economy product ( World traveler Plus) you get better leg room, laptop power plug and some other little things like wash bags.

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

If it is possible, I would recommend one way with BA and the other way with IB.

More airplanes, more sights in between, and more information to make an informed choice.

And, of course, a trip report is expected!! Happy flying!



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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting Tobi3334 (Thread starter):
....but I read so many bad things

Once i had the same problem so my advise for you is to fly IB , it`s an opportunity for you to discover the truth about IB



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