This IF Trip Report is inspired by The Points Guy:
After Spending a Week in Houston, I found a can’t miss deal on Iberia’s a350 to Madrid with a stopover in New York. I immediately booked a one way ticket in business class for just $3,000 and headed to the airport, patting myself on the back for scoring a last second deal. My flight from Houston was on American Airlines, a notable partner with Iberia. At 4:30 PM we touched down in JFK, and I transferred from terminal 8 to terminal 7, getting to my gate at 5:15 for a 9:00 flight. As I strolled in, I captured this picture of our plane coming in from Madrid
I spent a few hours In the lounge, only to realize that our flight had been delayed two hours!!! I made my way to the gate area around 10 pm and promptly boarded. I was then notified that we wouldn’t push back until 11:30, 30 minutes past our original delayed push back which caused groans throughout the cabin. At 11:26 we took off and I captured this picture of the Canarsie departure from a friend I met at the lounge’s economy class seat.
Since it was already really late, I skipped dinner and slept soundly until the sun began to rise over the atlantic
When I woke up, the cabin crew seemed genuinely disappointed that they had to serve yet another passenger. As we made our way towards Madrid we crossed the border between Portugal and the atlantic
I would also like to point out that the amenities given to me weren’t great. Flimsy headphones and a couple toiletries won’t do the job for me, let alone, in business.
All in all it was a pretty solid flight, but given this is a flagship route for Iberia, I don’t think I will be flying them again.
Thanks for reading my trip report and have a nice night!!!