“HIghly doubt I'll fly Iberia again”
Flight from Los Angeles to Rome
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- 2 stops in New York City, New York and Madrid, Spain
- Date of Flight:
- April 2011
- Seat Class:
From LAX to FCO, took AA (companion partner) to LAX. From LAX to MAD to FCO was on Iberia. Home was all on Iberia, from FCO to MAD, then direct to LAX. AA was ... well, it is AA. Not good, but not really horrible either. Iberia from JFK to MAD to FCO was "average". Was a little disappointing that they had the old fashioned entertainment system, (e.g., small screens five or six rows in front of your seat - and dependent of what they are showing at the time).
Home from FCO to MAD was pretty good, but from MAD to LAX was a total nightmare. Again, lousy entertainment system. They did show three or four full-length movies, but on an 11 hour flight, just how many movies can one watch without going stir crazy?
The worst was legroom. With the seats fully upright, I have about one-inch leg room. That is if I don't have anything in the pocket of the seat back in front of me. However, certain people just don't care and insist of putting their seat to the fully-reclined position. I had to endure eleven hours of misery because my knees were up against the seat back. No amount of pushing against the seatback or asking the person to not recline so much did any good. It was pure hell . . . enough that I'll never fly Iberia again.
Food was okay ... and plentiful. No complaints there. Stewardesses were all friendly and helpful. Missing are the little extras that I usually get on an international flight. Stuff like eye shades so one can sleep, a little tooth brush and paste, mints and handywipes, etc. Iberia didn't offer any of that.
Maybe I'm spoiled by Air France. I'll always try to fly AF, if the opportunity presents itself. Iberia? Never again.