Pe@rson
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Connecting In BCN From BA To Air Nostrum

Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:07 pm

If I were to connect in BCN from a BA flight (from LHR) to an Air Nostrum flight (to VLC), what would the views be like while transiting (LHR-BCN codeshare with IB, same with BCN-VLC)?

Could someone please confirm whether Air Nostrum and IB do or don't now offer inclusive refreshments?

Thanks a lot.

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RE: Connecting In BCN From BA To Air Nostrum

Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:17 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
If I were to connect in BCN from a BA flight (from LHR) to an Air Nostrum flight (to VLC), what would the views be like while transiting (LHR-BCN codeshare with IB, same with BCN-VLC)?

Could someone please confirm whether Air Nostrum and IB do or don't now offer inclusive refreshments?

IB mainline won't give you a free glass of water, on IB operated by Air Nostrum expect a free full breakfast, although BCN-VLC is a _very_ short flight.

Transiting at BCN is painless.
 
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RE: Connecting In BCN From BA To Air Nostrum

Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:21 pm

Thanks for your reply, JJJ.

What views could I get while transiting at BCN?
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RE: Connecting In BCN From BA To Air Nostrum

Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:21 pm

Hi Pe@rson.

As JJJ said, of you're flying economy with Iberia, all bar/food service is to be paid for.
Air Nostrum however is a totally different story offering all pax a single business like class which they do call regional business. You'll get plentiful food, drinks, bread, refills and smiles from their usually highly pretty f/a's, and all for free.
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RE: Connecting In BCN From BA To Air Nostrum

Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:02 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
What views could I get while transiting at BCN?

-BCN is a great airport to transit through, lots of open views of the stands and runways. The glass is tinted so nit good for photos.
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RE: Connecting In BCN From BA To Air Nostrum

Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:16 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
What views could I get while transiting at BCN?

Not much in terms of unusual a/c or great views. What exactly would you look for?
 
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RE: Connecting In BCN From BA To Air Nostrum

Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:23 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
What views could I get while transiting at BCN?

You could get a 15-20min taxi to/from the new runway to the terminal with views of the new terminal and control tower under construction. From the terminal itself you can get great runway views from the triangular tips of the gate modules but as BA319 said glass is tinted so not good for pictures.



lower glass is clearer but still tinted.
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RE: Connecting In BCN From BA To Air Nostrum

Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:40 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
If I were to connect in BCN from a BA flight (from LHR) to an Air Nostrum flight (to VLC), what would the views be like while transiting (LHR-BCN codeshare with IB, same with BCN-VLC)?

Could someone please confirm whether Air Nostrum and IB do or don't now offer inclusive refreshments?

Thanks a lot.

Iberia doesn't offer free bar anymore, unless you fly business class. The Air Nostrum service is now more difficult to interpret than it was before.

If you are flying a single-class cabin (CRJ-200; ATRs; Dash) in a short flight, you will fly their "Regional Business Class". There, you get a breakfast if you fly during the morning, and "refreshments" otherwise. The "refreshments" stuff seems a bit confusing. For sure you'll have a juice and a coffee/Coke, etc., and then sometimes they give you a "disappointing" box with peanuts, and sometimes they give you a sandwich (which is better!). I guess you get one or other depending on the schedule (¿?).

On longer flights (+ 90 min, more or less), you have "breakfast" (6am to 10:30 am more or less), "appetizer" (10:30 - 13), "lunch" (13 - 15), "refreshment" (15-19), or "dinner" services.

The worse (from my point of view) is flying their 89-seats CRJ-900. There, the "all business class" concept does not apply anymore (noooo, pleaaaase!), so the cabin splits in tourist class and regional business class. In tourist, you get only "refreshments" anytime. In business class, you get the same service as in the long flights regardless of the duration. The positive thing is that they only have a few CRJ-900, so the 80% of the Air Nostrum flights are operated by "only one cabin" aircrafts, which is better for the passengers paying low fares.

Newspapers are given to everybody that is seated in an Air Nostrum flight.

To sum up, take into account the schedule of your flights, their duration (short flight), and the aircraft you are taking. Then, combining all this information, you get the meal you will get. Even easier, enter IBeria website, check your flight (as if you were willing to buy another ticket), and in the same page you get the fare, click on the "IB8xxx" number and all the info about the flight (including meals) will appear.

Regarding BCN airport (which is the one of my city), IMO it is an airport very easy to navigate through. Unfortunately, BA flights coming from London park in the M4 gates (the ones that belong to terminal A), and Air Nostrum flights operate from M0 gates (the one that belong to terminal C - regional). So, it is the opposite side of the airport. However, don't worry: all the terminals are connected by a huge corridor, so once you are in M4 gates, just go ahead and ahead and ahead once again until the bulding doesn't continue anymore. jeje. Then, you arrived. If you arrive here in an Iberia flight, I'm not sure but I think you park in M1 (or sometimes M2) gates, next to the ones of Air Nostrum.

Minimum connection time is 60 min.