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
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Tango_Bravo380
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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Verdict

Iberia

9.1/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering10.0

Aspire Lounge - A

5.2/10
Comfort7.0
Meal/catering4.5
Entertainment/wifi4.0
Services5.5

Zurich - ZRH

8.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Madrid - MAD

7.4/10
Efficiency9.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

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).


Useful

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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3 Comments

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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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