jetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1232 posts, RR: 9 Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6791 times:
I know this has been discussed before but I'm looking for some more updated information.
I will be flying MAD-LHR on 14 October and will be seeking to get on the A340 that operates this route....I understand it is usually on flight IB3166 departing MAD at 1600 and arriving at LHR around 1720. However looking at this in my computer at work it is currently showing that flight is an A321.
Does anyone know if equipment substitutions on this route are common, or which Iberia flight I should shoot for to get the best shot at the A340?
psimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6615 times:
IBE3166 on the 14Oct departing MAD 16.00 and arriving LHR 17.20 is showing A340.600 equipment on amadeus.
From my knowledge Iberia operates 1 A340 flight daily except Saturday into LHR, on either the IBE3166/IBE3180 from MAD.
Sounds good....although it looks like I may be changing my travel plans to MAD-LHR on the 10th instead (will be returning to the US on the 14th). Hoping I'll still get lucky with a widebody on the route (else I'll be taking the BA 767 later that evening)!
RedSnapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2012, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5511 times:
Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 5): I was wondering if it will be the -300 or the -600 also, as I'm on the exact same flight!
I'm also on this flight on 12th October just to fly on the A340. A bit of research over the past few weeks shows that the A340 is used on five days a week with Wednesday and Saturday being an A321 operation.
Last few Fridays has been an A340 600.....so hoping for this next week, but after working in airport ops for 30+ years I know only too well that anything can happen on the day to change things!! Still I get a night in Madrid whatever the outcome.
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4168 times:
I took this flight last month on the A346. Always nice to ride this bird but the flight was pretty awful. It was 100% full and 1 hour late and service only reached the rear cabin 20 minutes before landing! The KU A340 I flew the next day from GVA-LHR was worse though (but both were good experiences and new airlines to tick off my list).