Review of Iberia flight Zurich Madrid in Business

Airline Iberia
Flight IB3471
Class Business
Seat 2A
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 02:25
Take-off 24 Jul 21, 19:45
Arrival at 24 Jul 21, 22:10
IB   #48 out of 68 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 249 reviews
By GOLD 654
Published on 7th January 2022

Hi everyone and welcome in this new flight-report !

Today, we are in Zurich, Switzerland for an avgeek trip. In June, a friend tells me about a flight he will take in July between Zurich and Madrid on the Iberia Airbus A330-200. The ticket costs only 37 € for 2 hours of flight so… Let's gooooo !

This trip will consist of 4 flights but only the Zurich - Madrid will be published, the others are available written in French. 

48 hours before take-off, I received this offer from Iberia : An upgrade in business class for 35€. I do not hesitate and I take this upgrade ! 

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I landed from Amsterdam 8 hours before my flight to Madrid. I go to the counters to collect my boarding pass. Unfortunately, the person will inform me that she cannot print my boarding pass because she do not work for Iberia.

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I have my boarding pass on my phone, I'm going to go through the security check.

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I go through the duty free. The prices are like in Switzerland: Expensive!

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Business class passagers can access to the Aspire lounge.

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23 airlines send their passengers to this lounge. The Marhaba Lounge was closed.

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The lounge is really small and the food supply is very poor…

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EK A380 to Dubai

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The Chair A319 has just landed from PMI with my friend Akivi on board.

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My A330-200 has just landed from Madrid.

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Wonderful! It's gonna be my first flight in an Airbus A330.

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Boarding starts on time.

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Buenas tarde y encantado Bogotá ! ;-)

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My seat for the next two hours with three windows!

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Seat, IFE controls, power outlets and earphones sockets.

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Safety card

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Boarding in progress, wait please !

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Safety instructions are displayed on screens.

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Good evening big bird !

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Iberia 3471, line up and wait

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Take-off !!!

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Good bye Zurich, see you soon ! ;-)

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Heading south-west

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Earphones are great, I will not use them.

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The flight continues without turbulence over France

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The IFE has a lot of movies, series and games.

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After 25 minutes, the meal was served.

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Starter with beef, tomatoes and olives.

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Main course: Fish, mashed potatoes and ratatouille

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Hot bread roll.

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Dessert : A chocolate cake with rapsberry.

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After this good meal, I go to the lavatories located on the rear of the cabin.

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One hour left

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Barcelona is under our feet

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Cabin crew, beginning of descent !

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Good evening Madrid !

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Smooth landing and welcome in Spain !

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A Plus Ultra Airbus A340-300

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Welcome in Barajas airport, Terminal 4.

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We took the automated people mover between the T4S and the T4.

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We have no luggage to collect, we are heading towards the exit where our QR-Codes will be scanned.

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Cabin crew9.5

Aspire Lounge - A


Zurich - ZRH


Madrid - MAD



A good experience on Iberia!

Iberia :
+ : Great meal / Lovely crew / Confortable seat
- : -

ZRH airport :
+ : Safety check / Clean
- : Counters are only open two hours before take-off

Aspire lounge ZRH :
+ : Very small and pleasant lounge because few passengers inside
- : Very poor food supply

MAD airport :
+ : Quick exit from the airport
- : -

Information on the route Zurich (ZRH) Madrid (MAD)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 9 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Zurich (ZRH) → Madrid (MAD).


The airline with the best average rating is SWISS with 7.8/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 23 minutes.

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  • Comment 591418 by
    ChrisB GOLD 1205 Comments

    Thanks for the report
    always nice a larger plane on european flights!
    The seat seems nice and so does the catering.
    How was the crew? I always find their english to be a bit rusty.

    • Comment 591488 by
      Tango_Bravo380 GOLD AUTHOR 523 Comments

      Thanks for your comment Chris ! ;-)

      How was the crew? I always find their english to be a bit rusty.

      The crew was really great! I agree, the English accent of the Spanish is a bit weird ... But they still speak better English than I do! ;-)

      See you soon ! ;-)

  • Comment 591744 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5654 Comments

    Hi Tango_Bravo380, very nice report!

    Personally, I'm a fan of Iberia. So far I've had only good experiences with them. I'm always impressed with how good the catering is on short intra-European flights. Getting a long-haul configured aircraft on a short-haul flight makes the experience even better!

    Thanks for sharing!

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