Time for another quick snapshot, where I look at Iberia across the pond between Madrid in Spain and Chicago O’Hare aboard Iberia 6275.
Boarding was very organised for this fight, with different groups queuing in different zones. Actually rather refreshing to see people queued in zones waiting to board, and not in the main mêlée, pushing and shoving. Boarding was controlled, and zones policed – which is nice to see.
It’s an Airbus A330-300 that was operating Iberia 6275. At Economy Class and Beyond towers, I love the A330-300 as an aircraft in and economy class. Mainly as the seating formation in economy is a simpler 2-4-2 – somewhat better than 3-3-3 if you’re stuck in a window seat. That and the seats on the A330s are wider that the Boeing wide-bodies I fly in.
The seats: Whilst Business class looked ok…
Economy class was the joy of slimline seating. Slimline seating is great for short haul trips, but for longer haul runs, can lead to rumps being a bit sort after a while. Lets just say these seats could do with a bit more padding…
You’ll notice there are a bunch of ports on the left hand side
However, whilst the hardware is great, the content on the IFE falls into the category… Oh dearie me.
Put it like this: I found minimal things to keep me entertained.
What does this mean people? Of course – it’s a GhettoIFE system
Food was a case of Chicken or Pasta. And well, being a carnivore, I went of the chicken.
The pre-arrival snack was… different too, with a cheese and ham croissant.
Legroom wasn’t THAT bad for Economy class.
The Cabin was an A330 cabin, which have had mood lighting installed. Rather funky, but more importantly – not overly blue or getting in the way. Overhead lights had the newish Airbus lights that brighten up slowly and dim slowly.
Onboard WiFi was offered, but it was stupidly priced as I wrote about last week…
Check back soon for the full trip report!
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