boeingguy1
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Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:02 am

Hello all,

I am scheduled on an IB Flight in April (Y), and wanted to know some of things about them... Service levels, seating, load factors, etc... (Cant find them on SEAT GURU...)
Heres my information:
IB 6252
JFK-MAD
DEP: 21:15

...And comming back
IB 2609
BCN-MAD
DEP: 14:40

IB6253
MAD-JFK
DEP: 17:00

Any comments, opinions, and information would be greatly appreciated.
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timboflier215
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:08 am

lol, from the anti-IB sentiment so often found on these forums, if u are flying em, seems like u do need help!!
 
boeingguy1
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:45 am

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 1):
lol, from the anti-IB sentiment so often found on these forums, if u are flying em, seems like u do need help!!

 Wink Couldnt help it- packaged tour!

Anyone?
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CRGsFuture
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:49 am

Well that JFK-MAD is a A346, I believe the only A346 into JFK so I guess it's good. Couldn't tell you much about IB though.
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:16 am

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Have a good trip!
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:31 am

I've flown IB 6253 (row 18) and 6250 (row 15) just a year ago....

The seats were preassigned as i'm iberia plus member. We (I and a friends also ibplus member) sat at the right side of the plane (2-4-2) and le leg room was quite decent (32" according to their website) but the central 4 seemed more "claustrophobic"

2 movies shown on main screens both in English and Spanish along with 6-8 audio channels. If you fly a -600 the screens will be TFT, if -300, CRT. The -600 fleet also haa a camera situated at the tail and it's shown live during take-off

My tip... you'll depart from JFK at 21.15 and land in madrid arround 10.30 (but the flight time is only 7 hours) so bear that in mind for the jet lag

One meal service about 1 hour after take off and breakfast 1 hour before landing.... As said here, crew will misteriously disappear after meal service.... don't know what people expect, to make them sit next to you to chat?

The return leg takes off at 17.00 and meal is served arround 18.00 so depending on your meal habits you'll be hungry or not at all.... dinner will be served 1h.30/2h before landing. you'll be given the I94 form for inmigration about 1hour-30mins before landing

Enjoy Iberia, it's not that bad!  Wink
 
boeingguy1
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:32 am

Thanks! I tried calling IB offices today to change my seat but I got a spanish woman (hey, anything is better than UA's Indian Call Centres) who said they were in blocks and I couldnt change it... I'll try tommorow!  Smile
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lima
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:46 pm

Hi,

I flew Iberia two weeks ago EZE-MAD.

Regarding seat, in Buenos Aires I been told that I can pre-assign a seat only the day before the departure. On the phone they were very helpful.

The A340-600 is very long, if you are seated on the back, you feel more the turbulence. If this bothers, try to seat around the rows 20-26, this is in front of the wing.

Onboard service was good, crew was cordial on all IB flights. The foodservice found it quite poor. Don't expect too much there!

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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:04 am

Iberia BusinessPlus GIG-MAD With Pics. (by Crdaus Mar 13 2006 in Trip Reports)
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boeingguy1
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:27 pm

Thanks for all of your help- very much appreciated!
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:05 am

I have flown Iberia many times, including JFK-MAD-JFK and MAD-BCN-MAD. I flew Iberia 6252 back in August 2004 on the A340-300 and the flight was very
pleasant. The seats were very comfortable and the service was pretty good. I sat in 18A. In August 2005 I flew Iberia 6251 on the A340-600 and the flight was great. It was the first time I had flown on the A340-600 and I was extatic. The aircraft is really great. The seats on the A340-600 are different then the ones on the A340-300, they are smaller and a little less comfortable but they do have head rests which are very comfortable. I was very impressed with the size of the drop down LCD screens which actually stayed down the entire duration of the flight, even on take off and landing. I was super impressed with the tail camrea which is a really great feature. The service on the flight was a little less then I was expecting but still good. I sat in 29L.

This summer I am again flying Iberia 6252 and Iberia 6253 on the A340-600.

It looks like in April both flight will start being flown by the A340-600. For the winter a majority of the flights go back to the A340-300.

Here is the trip report that I made of the flight:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/62503

Quoting CRGsFuture (Reply 3):
Well that JFK-MAD is a A346, I believe the only A346 into JFK so I guess it's good. Couldn't tell you much about IB though.

Actually Cathay Pacific, Virgin Alantic, and Iberia all operate the A340-600 into JFK.
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:28 am

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 1):
lol, from the anti-IB sentiment so often found on these forums, if u are flying em, seems like u do need help!!



Quoting CRGsFuture (Reply 3):
Well that JFK-MAD is a A346, I believe the only A346 into JFK so I guess it's good. Couldn't tell you much about IB though.

well Iberia is indet not such a great airline and I had a very negative flight with them in dezember also discuessed here at airliners.net with over 100 replys... but so be true, if they are cheap than the rest of airlines I would take them again...
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boeingguy1
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RE: Flying Iberia In April, Need Help!

Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:05 am

Still cant change my seat reservation... I guess I will have to do it 24hrs before my flight!
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