Iberia’s Buenos Aires-Madrid service – what aircraft and does it have fully-flat seating?Back to Forum
AnonymousGuest20 Mar 2015
Even after reading other posts on here I’m confused. Iberia says it flies an A340-500 on this route, but that isn’t on their planes list, and I can’t see where to look for the 342/343 etc codes. Does anyone know what plane they actually fly, and crucially whether it is flat bed or angle flat seats?20 Mar 2015
Interesting question – the flight tracking websites advise that Iberia are flying A340-600s on this route at the moment
I can’t say whether they have flat bed or angle flat seats though20 Mar 2015
So far as I know, Iberia flies A340-600 to Buenos Aires. Most of these planes have not yet been upgraded with the new flat-bed seats. More than half of their A330s have been upgraded, and the new seats are excellent! Similar to CX business class.20 Mar 2015
All of Iberia’ s A330 are fairly new and all have the new Business Plus lie flat seats. Many of the A340 have been upgraded. MAD-EZE is one of their prime routes and I am surprised they are using any aircraft that do not have the lie flats. Saying that however, the older business plus does offer more space.20 Mar 2015
When the plane is an A340-500 it means it’s the old A340-600 with the new cabin. If it says it’s the A340-600, bad luck. You’d be flying with the old plane and the old cabin. Another tip to know if you get the new cabin on the old A340’s: the economy cabin starts on row 14.
Javi21 Mar 2015
Iberia have never owned any A340-500s.
The -500 version is the ultra long range variant.
I guess this must be Iberia’s own (incorrect) designation for an upgraded 340-600….confusing !22 Mar 2015
I seem to have set an interesting hare running! Thanks for all your contributions. In the end I found a ridiculously cheap Air France flight where the relatively small premium is worth it even for angle-flat rather than beds22 Mar 2015
It appears I will be flying on an A342 from Madrid to Central America next week. I was redirected from BA.com to Iberia’s website in order to pick a seat. The Business cabin is configured 2-2-2 over 4 rows. Whether it is a new or old cabin, I am looking forward to the flight!23 Mar 2015
The 342 will be the old product. This thread has all the details on the codes and IB products.23 Mar 2015