The new destinations in IB's network are:
Montevideo, three weekly non-stop flights from MAD, and Lagos with three weekly flights from MAD, too.
With this new destination in South America, IB keep the indisputable leadership between Europe and S.America.
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4301 times:
What happen, Usher?... Don't you like the South-Europe's favourite airline?
About planes news:This year Airbus will deliver to IB 3 new A340-600 planes, and more A-320/21 are expected.In 2/3 years IB could be an all-Airbus operator.
Wolken... for EZE are a mix of 343 and 346.For MEX it's the same, and JFK it depends of the seasonal time.
IBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1825 posts, RR: 61 Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4252 times:
I have just confirmed what Andrés said about the aircraft on the MEX and EZE routes. He´s right. About JFK I remember that Iberia had announced that routes to New York would be flown only with 742/743 during the high season. However, I just checked Iberia schedule on line and it shows a mix of 743 and 343.
Dme From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4165 times:
Posted a week ago in another thread,
DME-> (that´s me)
According to the Spanish financial newspaper "Cinco Dias" (Sorry, in Spanish : http://www.cincodias.com/articulo.html? d_date=20040506&xref=20040506cdscdiemp_2&type=Tes&anchor=cdscdi),
in 2004 Iberia will incorporate 4 A321, 7 A320, 3 A319, 3 A346 and wet-lease 2 B744 for two years, i.e., a total of 19 aircraft.
Response by 767-332ER->
They seem to be replacements...
A346 to kill the remaining 742's
744's for the 743's
A321's to begin sending the 757's off
A320/A319's to replace some MD-88's from Aviaco.
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4146 times:
About IB's destinations to CentralAmerica:
Some of them can be more or less profitables seasonaly, like MAD-SJO, but I think this issue is linked to the MIA's hub issue and there isn't any news about the MIA's hub for now.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 36 Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4072 times:
Regarding which type of a/c will be used, I guess that decision can change by the minute.
Example: I´m flying MAD-MIA-MAD this summer. Since I booked, there were the following changes of equipment:
743/346 -> 742/742 -> 742/743 -> 743/343
I specifically booked to get both the 743 and 346, but if I just get the 743, that would absolutely make my day. I´ll inevitably ride on a 346 some day in the years to come, no worries about that. But the 743 will become harder and harder, so I really really hope I get it this time.
IBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1825 posts, RR: 61 Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4076 times:
I have not heard anything yet about Iberia replacing the MD88s so more A320/319s could be simply an addition. About the 757s, they´ll definitely be withdrawn (bad decision IMO) but I don´t know exactly when, and the A321s that have joined the fleet in the last 2 years didn´t replace any 757 yet.
And last but not least, don´t think that IB will get rid of the 743s upon the arrival of the 744s. The 743s are being used for the MAD-MIA and MAD-JFK routes, while the 744s will be used on the MAD-HAV and MAD-Canaries (I´m not sure fi it will be TFS, TFN or LPA) combined with the A330s...or at least that´s what Iberia said according to Airline92 magazine (or was it Avion Revue?).
IBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1825 posts, RR: 61 Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3847 times:
That´s exactly what I saw on Iberia´s online schedule. BTW, congratulations. I recieved an excellent service during my recent trip to the US...came back 2 weeks ago. I also flew IB last October to UIO and the service was not as great as this last one but was pretty good also.
Now I am getting prepared for my next Iberia flight: MAD-GUA on June 4th.
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3782 times:
You know, I have to agree with IBERIA747...one thing is to come here and say something nice: "Very good news for Montevideo." But to follow it by "Did I just say something good about Iberia? Wow, I must have had a good day so far." Is really not necessary.
This post is in regards to the increase in service and is not a bashing post or a shouting match. Please respect that. I thank you for your comment regarding Motevideo but it does not become respectable when you follow it by a childish comment like you did.
I am glad to hear your trip to the US went well. I am assuming the retraining of the cabin crew is working(as well as the retirement of the older crew members! lol) One step at a time, that is what I say. Its been a slow process, slowly but surely the comments are getting better.
Let me know how your trip to GUA goes. More specifically, since you have to do the transfer in MIA, what you think of the customs and immigrations procedures now to continue on to Central America. I look forward to your comments.
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3704 times:
Usher... with all respect for you:Really I don't think IB is a bad airline... of course, is not like CX or some airlines from S.E. Asia.
But sometimes I find some opinions about IB something "odd".LH don't have PTV's and just for this, I can't to say that LH is bad.I'm not saying you talk like that.But it's very sad that personal opinions can be=to face or confront each other.You have your own opinion... I've my own opinion.... Sincerely I don't think IB is a bad airline at all.
For example, Alfonso (IB747) think KLM is a good airline, but I don't agree in this point with him.But anyway... he's a good guy, I know him and I can say you he's a good person.And the same think of you.But it's not good mix opinions with users or people.
In some aspects, IB SHOULD improving for be a REAL GOOD airline.
And we are here for to give opinions, not for search enemies.And of course, I've found here people who don't show be very intelligent or polite, but anyway... it is not my business at all.
Taca From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3678 times:
I really like IB as well as Spain and Spanish people. It's a "well thinked" airline, and the only European really committed to Central America. I'm delighted to see IB a/c's since the 70's.
I must agree that IB maybe is not as good as LH or AF in service (I repeat, maybe), but as I said it's presence in our countries, in the middle of America (the continent not the country), simply makes me feels great!.
Ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2932 posts, RR: 17 Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3677 times:
Dear Anxebla, I can only speak of my personal experiences. And they were not good. But that was only on the long haul flights. My 5 European flights on Iberia were good. Nothing special (as it would be on SAS or surprisingly Air France) but also nothing bad. Actually a lot better than Lufthansa.
But the ground staff in MAD really needs to brush up on their English (if they want to be the "gateway to South America" airline from Europe.
And if it is true that they are retraining their staff and phasing out some of those "lovely" older F/A's, btw only the women at Iberia are mean, I might give them another try.
If I get to go on this Antarctica excursion next year maybe sooner than I am planning.
And for my first A340-600 flight, well any airline would do.
Lxsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3571 times:
There are also some interesting news for Italian market ; I saw that IB will introduce starting from June the 5th daily flight on Madrid/RomeFCO route with MD87(till July) and with 320 (from August); then they will introduce some seasonal (only for 5 weeks between AUG and SEP) destinations in South Italy all operated with CRJ:
NAP (Naples)/MAD: 4 weekly
NAP /BCN : 2 daily
OLB (Olbia in north east of Sardinia)/MAD: 2 weekly
OLB / BCN: 1 weekly
767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11 Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3399 times:
Any news on when the 747-400's are arriving and when the 743's will be returned to the lessor? Also, are the 757's really going to phased out by 2006? Seems like not a very good move since the 757 is about the most reliable plane in IB's inventory.
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!