After my experience with flying Iberia Airlines, I do not care to fly with them again even if I were to plan a trip to Spain. I didn’t have a terrible flight or experience but I’ve flown with other airlines that know a thing or two about service and airplane features.
On the return flight home to JFK from Madrid, the gate number was not provided on my plane ticket. When I looked at their flight board, it did not lost the flight I was supposed to catch so I had to seek the information out.
The plane had no circulating air so it was warm and a bit stuffy. The conditioned air eventually came on when we were up in the air.
No complimentary bottled water. No individual monitors so you watch your own movies. No nuts or little finger snacks offered.
Also I have noticed the flight attendants don’t know how to say excuse me or have any regard for the passengers when walking down the aisles. I’ve been brushed up against one too many times. Nor even an apology to acknowledge that they’ve grazed me.
They do however offer you some newspapers for you to read.
On the flight leaving from JFK, we were relegated to our seats for most of the trip. The food was okay and didn’t really fit the typical Spanish cuisine.
On the flight returning to NYC/JFK, I have a whole row to myself but then somebody sat in the other end on the aisle side. I still have an empty seat next to me so I can stretch out. Again, the food was okay and nothing special. I got the chicken meal. When I removed the aluminum cover a chicken breast with tomatoe sauce was surrounded by cut string beans and one small potatoe. There is a side of liverwurst and some kind of pickled salad. I pecked at the liverwursrt and tasted the pickled salad. Dessert was a layered cake of some kind; it was okay. I didn’t polish off the dessert. Iberia also provided a snack which consisted of two pieces if chicken breast medallions, a slice of cheese and ham, and a bit of cole slaw. For dessert some kind of layered cake topped with nuts. Again, the food is not impressive but note worthy that it kind of sucked.
Both flights offered extra rolls if you wanted.
On the connecting flights via Iberia Airlines, the planes are smaller. Each side of the plane has three seats ganged together. The plane’s engine makes an unnerving sound when started before take off. They offer snacks and a beverage but at a cost.
Yeah, I would not recommend flying with Iberia Airlines unless they were the lowest ticket price.