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Iberia flights

Iberia is Spain’s main and largest airline carrier, with an aircraft fleet of over 74 flying to 102 different destinations in 39 different countries. In 2010, they merged with leading British Airline British Airways, to make the third largest airline in the world in terms of revenue.

 

Iberia has the largest number of flights between Europe and Latin America, making them the bridging airline between South America and Europe. This wasn’t always the case though; when they began in 1927 they were the sole postal service between Madrid and Barcelona. Now, from their base in Madrid, they fly as far as Santo Domingo and Montevideo with some of their codeshare airlines.  

Why fly with Iberia

How to check in

You can check in online or at the airport using the desks and self service kiosks. If you check in online, you can have your Boarding Pass sent to your mobile and check in using the 2D code that appears. You can check in online from the day before your flight, up until an hour prior to departure. There are bag drop counters in Barcelona and Madrid, but for the most part passengers deposit bags using the check in counters. Depending on your destination and origin, check in deadlines will vary, but Iberia do run a MyBagTag service to help save time. By printing out the labels at home ad attaching them to your bags, you can quickly drop them at the airport.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

On domestic and European flights, you can buy checked in luggage for €30, but on mid and long haul flights you are permitted to check in one piece of luggage weighing no more than 23kg, and withstanding the set dimensions of 158cm. You are permitted on piece of hand luggage, within 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, and one small personal item such as a laptop or small handbag in economy.

Seating

It costs between €4 to €30 Euros to reserve seats on board Iberia aircraft. Seating on board is pretty cozy, with a seat pitch of 31”, and a seat width of 18”.

Booking Fees

There is a €6 charge for paying with credit card or Paypal.

Service on Board

On domestic and short haul flights, Iberia have a buy on board menu, whereas mid haul flights (including destinations such as Dakar, Tel Aviv and Istanbul) are fully catered, as well as long haul flights. Not all aircraft are fitted with individual entertainment systems, but all seats have access to audio channels. Overhead TV’s are used wherein individual systems are unavailable. Some aircrafts have AC Power, but check online to find out the full list of amenities available on your plane.

Punctuality

Iberia is one of the most punctual airlines, with 90% of their flights arriving on time in 2013.

Information is correct as of 24/08/2014 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy.

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