Departure time in Miami (MIA): 22:50, actual 22:54 (Concourse E)
Arrival time in Madrid (MAD): 13:35 +1, actual 13:25 +1 (T4S)
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300 (Miami, EC-LZJ)
Seat: 4A, changed to 5J
Duration: 8h 45m, actual 8h 31m
Date of flight: October 3, 2018
*This is an award ticket, (42,500 Avios plus 800SEK) Business Class flight #169
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Miami International Airport
2 nights in Miami, it was time to fly back home to Europe. From the Hilton Miami Downtown, I took the Metro Mover/Train and arrived at the airport around 6pm. Iberia uses Concourse E which is the same direction to BA and AA.
Check-in Desks, Concourse E
Duty Free Shops
American Airlines Admirals Lounge, Gate D30
Admirals Club located to the left of the reception ...
American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Gate D30
the Flagship Lounge located to the right of the reception.
Aircraft, Airbus A330-300 (Miami)
Boarding, Gate E21
I tried a lot of times to connect to the wifi but was not able to 👎
Unfortunately, the screen was not very responsive.
Inflight Safety Video
Around 11:19, the table was set. About 6 minutes later, the captain came on the PA to give us some flight information.
Time to Sleep
At 1pm, the purser came on the PA to announce that they would be collecting the headphones in the business class cabin.
Landing at Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
We landed in Madrid at 1:25pm, ten minutes ahead of schedule although it took a few more minutes for taxiing before we reached our gate.
I was one of those who took advantage of Iberia´s promo back in June where I was able to get 45,000 Avios simply by booking 5 one way domestic tickets in Spain, for a total of 1,500SEK. I then redeemed 42,500 Avios for this flight, plus taxes of about 800SEK. I would have wanted to book one of their flights from JFK on their new A350 but availability was scarce. Also, I haven't been to Miami before so in the end, I booked an economy ticket on AA to Miami instead, and took this flight for my flight back to Europe. I thought the business class seats were okay as they were fully flat. The food was also very good although still sub par with other airlines like Emirates and Qatar Airways. Service was okay but nothing special. It was definitely not among the best business class flights I´ve had but for the price I paid, I can´t really complain. Overall, a nice airline although there´s still a lot of room for improvement.