theobcman
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Iberia A359 MAD > LHR in PE.

Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:49 pm

It was time to try another widebody around Europe. I'd noticed IB were randomly using the A359 into LHR again so this was to be the one. Arrived at MAD on a clear crisp morning. Snow capped mountains could be seen all around MAD in the distance :
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MAD is good for some spotting :
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BA Silver will gain you access into the Iberia Valazquez Lounge & the spotting continues :
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The lounge is good, big, spacious, self service bar, showers but the food slighly limited with just a few bowls to choose from. Although I do love the spanish tortilla.
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It was time to board. Could not get any shots the A359 on stand, only the nose as boarding. Todays ride was EC-NDR, a 0.6 year old A350-900 named Juan Sebastian Elcano. A spanish explorer, which fits I guess :
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Wandered through the IB Biz, similar to 330/346 layouts :

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Into PE with Y behind :

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My seat, 12A in PE. Selected for free !
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Proper long haul headphones given out - well done IB !

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Screen was good with plenty of variety. As my usual go to entertainment Big Bang Theory was put on :

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Taxied out past the BA 77W that just arrived :
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Evelope A359 on stand - beauty !!
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Lift off as the sun is setting :
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Landed LHR T5C & the looong walk back to T5A :

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And with that I was heading home. Very pleased to add another european widebody to the growing list. The IB A350 in PE was great - seat very comfortable with a foot rest & leg rest coming from under. Screen & entertainment good - would keep you amused on a long haul, no problem.
IB fan right here !! Cheers !

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