It is Puerto Rico, Spain. It is located on the SW coast of Gran Canaria. Puerto Rico in the island of Gran Canaria does not have an airport. The only airport in the Island is LPA (Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria) so Spanair did not fly to Puerto Rico (spain), but it flew to LPA (I took that flight many ...Jump to post
Iberia's last A346 says goodbye after 24 years...breaks my heart! I will miss flying these babies.
https://grupo.iberia.es/news/17082020/i ... r-24-years
https://grupo.iberia.es/news/14082020/a ... -en-iberia
IB starts A350 service to Quito. Are all long distance flights now A350s for IB?
https://grupo.iberia.es/news/05082020/p ... irbus-a350
(sorry link only in Spanish, the photos are nice)
I see that IB is sending widebodies daily to the Canaries now alternating between Gran Canaria and Tenerife. I did not realize that traffic was picking up that much, maybe a lot of national tourism vs international. Article also states that it is to keep staff trained on the increased number of A350...Jump to post
After all AA, IB and BA share a co-branded lounge in Miami. Maybe this is the future at T5?
https://www.businesstraveller.com/airli ... mi-lounge/
Juan Jose Hidalgo, Air Europa's and parent Globalia founder, says the airline is running out of cash and struggling to pay the monthly leases of its 16-strong 787 fleet, as reported today by aviator.aero. Do you have a link. So sad. I love IB but I always thought that it was good to have a good com...Jump to post
I will miss flying the 340-600. Great plane and Iberia used it well. Here is an article with the schedule for retirements.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... dbafb3238c
Iberia and Vueling to ramp up short and medium-haul operations in July
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... from-july/
We better hurry then..BA/IB still show 777 and A346 on their booking systems for now and since they have not finalized their retirement schedule yet,we might have some time by the end of 2020 to fly them on the LHR-MAD..Unless sudden death occurs like AF's all A380s! (which i pray not).. I hope tha...Jump to post
It looks like IB is starting to phase out the A346s. While I love their A350s, I will miss flying these birds. Some Interesting facts: The A346s were the only ones with a dedicated bathroom for PE passengers. They used to have an onboard bar for BusinessPlus in its old configuration. IB lost one of...Jump to post
It looks like IB is starting to phase out the A346s. While I love their A350s, I will miss flying these birds. Some Interesting facts: The A346s were the only ones with a dedicated bathroom for PE passengers. They used to have an onboard bar for BusinessPlus in its old configuration. IB lost one of ...Jump to post
Here is the current status on the Spanish airports
http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?Langu ... enaInforma (English)
"Isolate the sick and the elder, that's it. They are destroying this country's economy with this quarantine." And comments like these are how we got to where we are at... Now on to the aviation topic; Thanks for the post Embajador3! I believe that IB is also flying between the mainland and...Jump to post
AirbusOnly wrote:as an additional problem is that the runway in Quito is not long enough for non-stop flights to Europe. That's why KLM has always operated its triangular flight AMS-UIO-GYE-AMS to fly back from Guayaquil non-stop.
IAG will consolidate its brands, I think.st this juncture that is logical. AEA will be absorbed into IB and VY respectively. Those MAD centric services will become IB or IB Express, those outside of that will go to VY or equivalent. . On IAG's press release, they said they want UX's brand to remain...Jump to post
Gracias Embajador3! Good question, does anyone have any updates on the UX acquisition? From my Canary perspective, Ryanair is re-starting some flights from LPA after having fired everyone in the base. My guess is hiring new for cheaper which is causing quite a stir in the islands. Looking forward to...Jump to post
I wonder which ones are for their pursers. Right now the pursers wear an orange shirt under their jackets. My guess would be that the red shirts would be for the pursers?
I also wonder if they will redo their safety video to show the new uniforms (the current video is not that old)
I wonder if the new airplanes (both versions) will have the onboard bar. I know that the 787-8 does (but has the bad seats) and that they 787-9 so far don't (but have the better seats). Do we know?Jump to post
My guesses for inflight services:
-In business class: New blankets and new business kits (already implemented, although contents are a downgrade from the L'Occitanie products that they had before)
-Economy: Will probably be downgrades on what they already offered dressed up as improvements.
Any thoughts on the "new and enhanced inflight services"?
I agree that their punctuality has improved. Service is still bad, especially the phone service. I fly in J class with them every year and for the first time I have started buying my IB tickets through BA rather than through IB.
Hello everyone, Please share your thoughts. I wonder what they have in plan for "new and enhanced inflight services" and also looking forward to the new uniforms. https://grupo.iberia.es/news/20012020/iberias-20-plans-for-2020 https://grupo.iberia.es/news/20012020/20-planes-de-iberia-para-...Jump to post
YYZYYT wrote:The thread should be renamed: "Beautiful Video of Lufthansa Retro 747 Taking Off. Oh, Iberia Also"
I watched this video of the Lufthansa taking off, while it is still on the runway, the Iberia bird comes in.
I just wondered if it was too close, what if the LH would have had to abort?
Because marketing and planning clowns change their mind every so often, even before the last round of upgrades have been completely implemented in many cases. It's how they justify their existence. Sometimes, they change them back 10 years later and call it innovation. Wow. Not exactly Mr. Rogers. ...Jump to post
Thanks! I tried to get the announcement in English for our fellow readers but it is only up in Spanish so far. I will keep an eye on it. On another note, I wish that they would have kept their Business Club. Some of these destinations would have benefited from that product. Do they still have any ai...Jump to post
I hope that the EU stop this in its tracks. Lufthansa being allowed to buy up all its competition in Northern and Central Europe has led to very noncompetitive conditions with routes such as BRU-FRA, BRU-MUC, BRU-ZRH and BRU-VIE only being flown by LH Group airlines. I'm often quoted €400 + for a r...Jump to post
Hello fellow Airliners friends, I am due to fly AA next year through London and have been watching for news regarding the opening of the new Flagship Lounge at LHR. It was always featured under "coming soon" along with PHL but now it has been removed and only shows PHL. Does anyone have ne...Jump to post
According to them, part of their reasoning is that their market share in Madrid (even with Air Europa) is 39%
https://grupo.iberia.es/news/04112019/i ... a?ref=Home
I've long said the 787 makes a lot of sense at IB especially for longer thin routes where they're using the 332 right now. ........or they may just shift the 787's to BA/LHR and keep Spain all-Airbus. Who knows? That was my thought as well, that they would trade BA's A350s for UX787s. Being origina...Jump to post
At Heathrow terminal 3 the lounge to go to is the Cathay Pacific lounge, a passenger on OW airline can use any OW airline lounge. AT LHR terminal 3 there are a BA lounge, Qantas, Cathay and AA in OW. The Cathay lounge has great views and great air conditioning, which on the hot September day I visi...Jump to post
Good morning fellow Airliners, I have researched and can't find any updates or status on the new American Airlines Flagship Lounges in PHL and LHR. Can anyone share any information on the current status and potential opening dates? I am due to fly through Philadelphia and London next August. I also ...Jump to post
So, the question is: What do they gain from offering this? (they all three push it quite a bit on their websites). There is no extra charge or fee, do they get money from local or national tourism government agencies? I'd argue that a better question is "what do they lose?" And for me, th...Jump to post
Hi fellow Airliners.net friends; I noticed last year that TAP started to offer clients Stopovers in Lisbon and Oporto. When I went to buy my tickets with Iberia I also noticed that they are now offering it as well in Madrid. I ended up not buying the tickets with Iberia but instead bought them with ...Jump to post
I understand the overall statistics as dire and in need of change. I flew them a lot this summer and found them excellent in every flight. In one of the flights, I had bought business class but the other airline had messed it up and sat us in coach, the AA employees were amazing and fixed it all up ...Jump to post
Here is a piece from Iberia on the impact of the A359 in the customers. I just flew my first MAD-ORD in business and it was a much better experience! I do not like that PE is not a separate cabin though
https://grupo.iberia.es/news/22072019/i ... irbus-a350
They have been flying them to ORD/JFK on a regular basis along with the a330. So hopefully they stay for a bit longer... :crossfingers: 17 A340-600 is quite a size able fleet to disappear overnight. USA east coast will be probably the last destinations they will fly. What's the competitiveness of t...Jump to post
Thanks for the post! Does anyone know if they will co-share with Air Europa for other flights within Spain?. I welcome the added competition. Delta is nice but worthless in terms of connectivity within Spain (they don't have any code-share agreements with any Spanish airlines since the demise of Spa...Jump to post
Gosh but nothing like getting off the bus and seeing the beautiful plane in front of you. And climing up the stairs? WOW, always makes me feel amazing. It just happened to me this past summer in Madrid. I agree that flying in business and then being cramed in a bus like sardines was not the best exp...Jump to post
How sad this is. To my knowledge TP doesn't stop in CUR anymore. Maybe they have cancelled their flights to CCS indefinitely? I assume you mean that the Air Europa crew lay over in Santo Domingo and not Punta Cana. Air Europa doesn't fly to Punta Cana but to Santo Domingo as far as I know. A388 The...Jump to post
is there is a map of current s80 destinations? Not sure if there is a map, but quite a few cities from Dallas. Memphis Columbus Jacksonville San Antonio Cleveland Tulsa Kansas City Louisville Omaha Nashville New Orleans Austin St Louis Milwaukee Raleigh Wichita Charleston Cincinnati Indianapolis Ok...Jump to post
This is great, even if it is seasonal. Iberia's prices continue to increase in the ORD-MAD route. I fly that route several times a year and noticed in the last two years IB has increased the Business class and the premium economy class by over 30% (for the same product!). ORD-MAD through Norwegian a...Jump to post
https://grupo.iberia.es/about_us/iberia ... irbus-a340
346 passengers in the Airbus346
Thanks for the info! I wonder how they are doing this when they have the 2 A350s that they have committed to JFK and the next one coming committed to Chicago. I hope they don't take it off Chicago, I am due to fly on it in June to ORD! EZE and ORD, as A350 destinations, were announced simultaneousl...Jump to post