The A330-300 features Iberia’s latest Business Class product (in contrast to some of the carrier’s older A340 planes, which are still equipped with an inferior product). The cabin features a modern and sleek design. Iberia’s signature bright-red color is prominently displayed on the large entertainment screens upon boarding the plane, which contrasts nicely with the soft grey colours of the seat cushions, tray table, and storage cabinets. The colorful pillows add a nice touch the overall onboard colour pallette. The seat themselves are Solstys-style, fully lie flat seats placed in 1-2-1 configuration, which means that all seats face forward and that every passenger has access to the aisle without having to clamber over anybody else, even when all seats are reclined. Note that this seating pattern means that middle pairs and window seats have a few inches/cm more length in bed mode than their aisle counterparts. This is a similar product like … [Read more...] about Iberia A330 Business Class Madrid to Johannesburg
You might have gotten a faster response by using a service like AirHelp, which processes EC 261 cases for a fee. These companies often have shortcuts for getting a refund, and while it’s no guarantee that they’ll retrieve your 600 euros (minus their fee), it’s definitely worth considering. … [Read more...] about Iberia compensation not received — now what?
Gold status is attained after accumulating 2,250 elite points or 50 routes flown. In addition to Silver benefits, Gold members receive Fast Track access, access to Preferential Care Points, automatic seat booking with seat preferences, a guaranteed seat in full economy class up to 24 hours prior to departure, double Avios on flights, award seats for double the Avios when award seats are not available, access to Iberia’s business class VIP lounges and arrival VIP lounges at Madrid T4 airport, free parking at Madrid and Barcelona airports and Sapphire membership in oneworld. … [Read more...] about InsideLook: Iberia Plus
In March, 2012, Iberia suspended their thrice weekly nonstop service from Madrid to Johannesburg. At the time, the airline was undergoing severe financial issues, so the suspension made sense. The airline revealed their transformation plan, which meant slashing jobs, cutting routes and shedding aircraft from the fleet. … [Read more...] about Iberia to resume Madrid-Johannesburg flights
Iberia to join British Airways, Finnair and Japan Airlines (JAL) in their successful joint business on flights between Europe and Japan. JAL has submitted its application to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) seeking antitrust immunity with Iberia to cooperate on flights between Europe and Japan. Iberia has already announced the launch of a new non-stop flight between Madrid and Tokyo Narita, which will start from October 18, 2016. The four airlines intend to cooperate commercially by sharing revenue and by coordinating flight schedules and fares in order to offer greater benefits to customers travelling between Europe and Japan.oneworld alliance to compete more effectively around the world with other global alliances. Alex Cruz, Chairman and CEO of British Airways, said: “We are delighted our sister airline Iberia will be joining our oneworld partners in the joint business. The addition of more European flights to Japan, along with the … [Read more...] about Japan Airlines seeks approval to include Iberia into joint business with BA and Finnair