Iberia

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4 star Skytrax Rating
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
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1/10

"still not given me compensation"

(United States)

Trip Verified | Left stranded in Madrid by Iberia. The 5+ hour delay from Santiago de Compostela caused by Iberia caused me to miss my Iberia MAD-LAX flight. Iberia did nothing to help me even though they had two seats available on the Iberia MAD-LAX flight the next day. Their excuse is that my agent had booked two separate non-connecting tickets but Iberia did not at minimum offer me and my traveling companion the 250 euros each that they are supposed to offer as per EU regulations for delays of more than 3 hours. They have still not given me that compensation even though I had requested it several times before the current COVID crisis.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSantiago de Compostela to Madrid
Date FlownSeptember 2019
Value For Money 12345
no
7/10

"I would fly with Iberia again!"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | Madrid to Chicago in Premium Economy. Transitting in Madrid-Barajas Airport was such a breeze. I would have spent more time in the lounge if it wasn't for the BA staff at LHR T5 not printing my boarding pass so I had to spend 25 minutes at the Iberia transfer desk. After my boarding pass was issued, security was a breeze. I went straight to the Iberia Premium Velasquez Lounge where I was greeted by happy and cheerful agents. Food and beverage options in the lounge had an outstanding selection. Boarding was on time on this very full flight and very orderly. I have oneworld Sapphire status putting me in Group 2. Upon boarding the plane (EC-LUK 'Costa Rica'); the plane was 7 years old and did not show its age. The cabin was very spacious and very clean. The onboard crew were very welcoming, warm and friendly. Amenity kit were distributed along with headphones which were pretty much the same as what BA offers their Club World passengers. The amenity kits were of high quality which is pretty much similar with what some airlines offeres in their business class cabins. The amenity kits did not came with socks, ear plugs and eye mask which were all of high quality. The dental kit was disposable, the bag as a whole is very practical and reusable. Welcome drinks were offered with a choice of orange juice and water in plastic cups, I asked for both and without hesitation the crew were happy to offer both. The whole seat appeared to be clean. High quality blanket and pillow were already on the seat which I later found to be very comfortable for the 9 hour flight. The IFE content had great selections of the latest films in Hollywood which was enough for the 9 hour flight. In total there were more than 50 films in the selection. In addition to films, the IFE also came with a great selection of TV programmes. The disappointing bit was that the Audio selection was poor. We took off on time and the entire flight was fairly smooth. The meal and bar service was average at most. Drinks and food were served the same time. The options were chicken or pasta and I opted for the former which tasted great. Only soft drinks, tea and coffee and wine were offered. Spirits were for purchase. After the meal service, the cabin crew came with a second round for drinks, at this point everyone was resting. The cabin temperature was kept comfortable. The toilets were kept clean.Throughout the flight, the cabin crew were doing hourly rounds of drinks and ensuring the well-being of passengers. I decided walk around, the economy cabin looked immaculate and faily full. Everyone seemed comfortable. I also noticed that the economy seat recline was more than industry average. I was at the back of the plane stretching my leg and had a nice long chat with one of the cabin crew. I requested if I could have a spare amenity kit and I was given one without hesitation. I had a 3 hour nap and I must say it was one of the most comfortable sleep/ nap I had on a plane. The recline was outstanding. The second meal service came with a warm croque-monsieur which was outstanding. In addition, drinks service was included. The plane landed on time. The captain kept us well informed of the flight progress. One thing that I noticed was that the Wi-Fi was fairly expensive. Iberia has lost marks on the basis of: expensive Wi-Fi, the need to pay for Spirits on board and the poor selection music selection. Overall, I would fly with Iberia again!
AircraftA330-300
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypePremium Economy
RouteMadrid to Chicago
Date FlownMarch 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
1/10

"giving credit notes / vouchers"

(France)

Trip Verified | Paris to Lima via Madrid. In the context of Covid 19, cancellation of flights by the company, Iberia is giving credit notes / vouchers valid for one year instead of refund. Do not expect to correspond by email and an online message via the form still has no response 3 weeks after. To think before choosing Iberia
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteParis to Lima via Madrid
Date FlownMarch 2020
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"No service whatsoever"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | Santiago de Compostella to Vienna via Madrid. I have not flown. I have a booking for May 2020. I am trying to contact customer service to either cancel my flights or push them out by 12 months so I can fly the same time next year. I cannot get in contact with customer service as the customer service people in Spain only speak Spanish and no one answers the English line. No email or other contact details. No service whatsoever unless you are Spanish. It looks like I will lose my money.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSantiago de Compostella to Vienna via Madrid
Date FlownMay 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"extremely frustrating"

(United States)

Trip Verified | New York to Madrid. This is the worst airline to deal with. I purchased roundtrip tickets to Spain that use Iberia as a partner airline. I am unable to get any representative on the phones. Their system has continued to hang up on me (10 times over the course of a couple of hours). They have a Facebook messaging option that no one responds to. I can't send a message through their system because I didn't sign up for a rewards accounts (for an airline I've never flown on and don't plan to fly on again). Therefore I have no means to contact this company. I understand that there is high call volume right now but I expect to eventually get through to talk to someone. I would be perfectly fine to be placed on a call back list or be placed on hold, but that fact that I cannot even make it that far is extremely frustrating and poor business practice. I would not recommend ever using this airline for any flights.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteNew York to Madrid
Date FlownMarch 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
3/10

"is a budget airline"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | Madrid to London. Chose Iberia for the flight on the basis of their OneWorld membership and presuming them to be full service (and being more expensive than competitors). The problems started early - the itinerary from trip.com said we had to pay for luggage, but the manage my booking function would not work. That meant we could not add one bag at £25 instead of E40. So, at check in we were charged the full E40 despite the person behind the counter admitting they were having issues with 'manage my booking'. On board, there was no included catering in economy. Nor were there menus in the seat pockets so you could try an make an informed choice about what you could buy. Rather, the staff came through the cabin waving the menu as in 'here it is'. We asked to buy some wine, but were then advised that the credit card machine was not working (and as we were leaving Europe for Australia we had spent the last of our Euros at the airport). Rather than offer an apology or a glass of water, the crew just walked off. Iberia on this route is a budget airline. It's embarrassing. We would have been better off booking Vueling or similar.
AircraftA340
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteMadrid to London
Date FlownMarch 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"will send my bag the same say"

(Spain)

Trip Verified | Santiago to Munich via Madrid. I was only flying with one bag of hand luggage. Iberia wanted me to give my bag to them because the plane was to full. they said my bag will arrive at my destination. Once landed i received an sms that my luggage will be arriving late with the last plane. The lady at the counter told me they will send my bag the same say or the next morning, which didn't happen. Now it's the fifth day and the customer service and communication to get my luggage back has been a disaster.
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSantiago to Munich via Madrid
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"never fly Iberia again"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Madrid to Bogota return. Booked through BA on a code shared return trip via Madrid. The LHR - MAD sectors were fine with BA. I only used this route for the Avios points which in hindsight are not really worth it so regret not flying direct with Avianca. I have never experienced such lazy crew. The flight to Bogota started with a meal served about one hour in to the flight. I took the pasta which I found to be foul. After that meal was served we did not see the crew again until an hour before landing. They did not offer any drinks or light refreshments between services. I did have some water with me but about 6 hours in I went to see if I could get a drink - the lady in the galley was sat on a chair on WhatsApp and when I asked for some water, the look on her face was priceless. The toilet I used did not appear to be serviced for the 10.5 hours. The seats were not made for comfort. Will never fly Iberia again.
AircraftA340
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteMadrid to Bogota
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"the check-in was denied"

(Croatia)

Trip Verified | At Sao Paulo my husband was denied to check-in without a return ticket. We presented a return ticket that was bought with TAP. The lady could not find the ticket in the system and did not allow my husband to check-in. We asked the Iberia service counter to help and found out the check-in was denied due to the staff only searching for Iberia return flight numbers. In the end, Iberia listed us as a no-show for the flight. We made an official complaint and asked for a partial refund as we had all documents to board the plane. Iberia denied to compensate us. Buying tickets with Iberia cost us a lot: 24 hours at the airport, overnight accommodation at GRU, and we needed to buy new tickets to Europe where we live. We decided to buy new tickets with another company.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteSao Paulo to Madrid
Date FlownJanuary 2020
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"5 hours with no food"

(France)

Trip Verified | We were heading to Rome via Madrid and our flight from Nantes to Madrid got delayed. Before the flight, no information was given to us, one flight attendant told us we were going to make it to our connection on time (also a Iberia flight), but the story changed during the flight. And so we arrived in Madrid too late and we missed our connection. I don't blame Iberia for a technical incident or whatever caused the delay, but once arrived in Madrid, we were told to go at the Iberia help desk to solve the situation. When we arrived at the help desk, there was already more than a hundred people waiting there. And there was no queue and no organization whatsoever. There was no Iberia staff to be seen except 4 employee busy at the help desk which we had no way of contacting. So we started waiting. This is when we discovered that they were from other planes and some of them were waiting here for more than 4 hours already. At one point, an employee of Iberia finally came out. Naturally, we went to her to ask question. At least to know if there was any form of queue to reach the help desk. So we tried talking to her, in a polite and calm way, and she look at us and .. directly turn her back. Every time we tried to talk to us, she ignore us. Then she started shouting in Spanish. So we had no clue what was going on. People started rushing to her and she started giving paper away. After a while a person was kind enough to explain to us that she was giving away number for the queue (which didn't exist since people had already been waiting there for hours with nobody organizing anything). At this point it was already too late and we ended up being 150th in the waiting list. So then came 4 hours of waiting to finally reach the help desk. During this time we had to wait standing, with no food and no water - they didn't even bring water and refused to give voucher for food (against EU traveler rights). And the help desk was not really helpful, they just book us a new flight and told us to go on. We were pressed on and not given a choice about flights or to spend the night in a hotel and fly the next day. And at this point, it was already late, and our flight was arriving at Roma after midnight, so we had to pay for an expensive night bus and late fee at our hosting place, which Iberia refused to pay for. So we had to wait for more than 5 hours with no food, no water, and with almost nobody speaking a word of English.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteNantes to Rome via Madrid
Date FlownDecember 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no