First time writing a trip report so bear with me.
Recently flew Iberia Lanzarote to Geneva and back to visit the
EBACE show, have noted the good and bad bits...
Checked in at ACE, 2, 1/2 hours before the flight, no problems.
Got through booked for both flights.
Requested and got a window seat, but found it was row 10
on a A321 so next to the door...
IB840 started boarding 1445, due out 1500. Normal mad
rush to get on...5 staff at the door checking tickets!
Having got on, plane (EC-HUI) clean, bit tatty otherwise ok.
As already said sat next to the door, but at no point was
I asked if I was happy to assist in an emergency..
Service on the way to Madrid consisted of a sales trolley.
2.50 euro for a can of coke. Plane full.
On approach to MAD connecting gate numbers given out over the PA
for the applicable passingers onboard. Nice touch.
Having changed to T4S at MAD, then flew on to Geneva on EC-EYY
MD87, nice and clean, very full. Again sales trolley, Expected a free
drink on this flight at least...
Arrived early into GVA..
Returning Friday 05th May, flight due to depart at 0830, check in finaly
opened at 0640..Anyway once open, booked straight through again without problem.
Boarded at 0800 and departed at 0832, arrived early in MAD. Again a Sales trolley, flight about 80% full. Connecting flight info again given out, but not mine.
At MAD drected to M gates in T4S, gate not showing at that stage, perhaps this is why it was not given on the plane!
Finally got on a bus 1210 for a ride to a remote ramp, not sure why when so many gates where empty on the new terminal....
IB840 taxied at 1240, then waited for 30 minutes for its turn to depart off
36L, why we did not go off 36R when parked next to it I don't know...
EC-IGK A321 very tatty and dirty inside, service again a sales trolley.
Cabin crew all then headed to the back with food trays from First class
to eat!!! Not seen again until we started decending...
All in all ok, but nothing special to write home about, perfer flying Air Europa
Not one of the 4 flights had the inflight TV screens working, not even with a map on them!!! All planes where fitted mind so why?